John Boivin

Seniors were given a sampling of the electric rickshaw last summer.                                 Photo submitted

Fast response buoys electric rickshaw plan for Rossland

More than half of fundraising goal met in a few days

Seniors were given a sampling of the electric rickshaw last summer.                                 Photo submitted
Travis Pangburn at the Kootenay Country Music Festival in July 2018. Photo: John Boivin

Promoter fundraises for new Kootenay Country Music Fest

UPDATED: Travis Pangburn has de-activated the $150,000 Gofundme campaign

Travis Pangburn at the Kootenay Country Music Festival in July 2018. Photo: John Boivin
Travelling the region’s roads will be a little harder over the next day or two. (Files)

Storm prompts travel warning for Boundary, West Kootenay

Up to 25 cm expected on high mountain passes

Travelling the region’s roads will be a little harder over the next day or two. (Files)
Cops seize load of pot near Salmo

Cops seize load of pot near Salmo

Traffic stop nets hundreds of pounds of cannabis

Cops seize load of pot near Salmo
Home fuel tank fails, spilling oil near Nakusp

Home fuel tank fails, spilling oil near Nakusp

Officials say 700 litres may have escaped in the spill

Home fuel tank fails, spilling oil near Nakusp
Body found in car at bottom of lake near Needles ferry

Body found in car at bottom of lake near Needles ferry

Police say at this time no foul play is suspected

Body found in car at bottom of lake near Needles ferry
Waiting for opening day. Photo by Guy Bertrand

RED Mountain resort delays opening day

Lack of snow puts damper on start of season

Waiting for opening day. Photo by Guy Bertrand
Rapping mom busts rhymes for Castlegar rec centre kid’s drop-in

Rapping mom busts rhymes for Castlegar rec centre kid’s drop-in

Funny video with important message about importance of service

Rapping mom busts rhymes for Castlegar rec centre kid’s drop-in
Snowmobilers can now check online to see if they can travel into some closed areas of the Central Selkirk range — but they have to be local club members first. (File)

New system to keep Nakusp-area snowmobilers, caribou from meeting

GPS tracking keeps caribou safe while opening up the backcountry for sledding

Snowmobilers can now check online to see if they can travel into some closed areas of the Central Selkirk range — but they have to be local club members first. (File)
Kootenay Pass Wednesday afternoon.

Weather warning for West Kootenay passes

Up to 20 cm expected to fall at higher elevations

Kootenay Pass Wednesday afternoon.
November in West Kootenay saw only third of normal precipitation

November in West Kootenay saw only third of normal precipitation

Stalled weather system lingered over region

November in West Kootenay saw only third of normal precipitation
Basin economic snapshot shows Kootenay a mixed bag

Basin economic snapshot shows Kootenay a mixed bag

State of the Basin report shows economic recovery from recession a slow go

Basin economic snapshot shows Kootenay a mixed bag
West Kootenay ferry workers, employer reach settlement

West Kootenay ferry workers, employer reach settlement

Tentative deal ends ongoing threat of job action on Kootenay Lake ferry

West Kootenay ferry workers, employer reach settlement
Rossland bodybuilder tops podium, encourages more women to join sport

Rossland bodybuilder tops podium, encourages more women to join sport

“It’s a love that I always come back to,” says Amanda Landry.

Rossland bodybuilder tops podium, encourages more women to join sport
Twin Rivers school is full to capacity, and officials are looking for solutions that won’t cost a lot of money. Photo: John Boivin

Solutions sought for Castlegar school overcrowding

Adding portables, moving Grade 7 students to Stanley Humphries among options

Twin Rivers school is full to capacity, and officials are looking for solutions that won’t cost a lot of money. Photo: John Boivin
Rossland bodybuilder wants to encourage more women to join sport

Rossland bodybuilder wants to encourage more women to join sport

“It’s a love that I always come back to,” says Amanda Landry.

Rossland bodybuilder wants to encourage more women to join sport
The rat population in some communities in the West Kootenay has taken off in the past few years. File photo

New Denver battling influx of rats

The pest appeared in big numbers for the first time this summer

The rat population in some communities in the West Kootenay has taken off in the past few years. File photo
Castlegar man behind bars again after police arrest for breaching bail
Castlegar man behind bars again after police arrest for breaching bail
The regional landfill in Trail. File photo

Rossland mulling solid waste, yard waste fees

After five years at same rate, council contemplates 10 per cent overall increase

The regional landfill in Trail. File photo
FILE - Rossland Arena. (Facebook)

Council confirms a future for Rossland arena

Council says studies have shown the arena has enough use and brings great benefit to community

FILE - Rossland Arena. (Facebook)