John Boivin

The Needles ferry station. Photo: Wikipedia

Progress reported in Arrow Lakes ferry talks

Will settlement come with new offer from company?

The Needles ferry station. Photo: Wikipedia
Cops make fentanyl bust in Castlegar

Cops make fentanyl bust in Castlegar

Over 280 pills among drugs seized

Cops make fentanyl bust in Castlegar
(Black Press file photo)

Rossland introduces new traffic bylaw

Right now it costs more money to write a ticket than the city gets from the fine, says a councillor

(Black Press file photo)
The candidates listen to moderator Jennie Barron’s opening remarks. Photo by John Boivin

Federal candidates debate environmental issues in Castlegar

Few sparks and much agreement between candidates that action is needed

The candidates listen to moderator Jennie Barron’s opening remarks. Photo by John Boivin
Rosslanders will get one more good year out of the arena’s ice-making system, but big decisions need to be made.                                File photo

Repairs made to Rossland arena

Costly decision still needed on long-term repairs

Rosslanders will get one more good year out of the arena’s ice-making system, but big decisions need to be made.                                File photo
The roll-over this morning snarled commuter traffic for a little over a half hour, says Castlegar’s fire chief. Photo has been digitally altered to hide the licence plate number. Photo courtesy Castlegar Fire Department.

Crash snarls Castlegar morning commute

One man taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.

The roll-over this morning snarled commuter traffic for a little over a half hour, says Castlegar’s fire chief. Photo has been digitally altered to hide the licence plate number. Photo courtesy Castlegar Fire Department.
In this screen grab from a 2011 Youtube video, the Celgar chip dumper lifts a transport truck to remove the load of wood chips. Video by roserugosa

Industrial accident at Castlegar’s Celgar pulp mill

No one injured when chip dumper collapsed; investigation underway

In this screen grab from a 2011 Youtube video, the Celgar chip dumper lifts a transport truck to remove the load of wood chips. Video by roserugosa
A fibre-optic cable. File photo

Slocan Valley fibre optic line progressing through permitting

But the completion date has been pushed back by about a year

A fibre-optic cable. File photo
While her operation is legal, Ellen Warner, a Slocan Valley farmer who’s hoping run a medical cannabis farm, still finds herself an outlier in the industry … as a woman grower.                                Photo: John Boivin

‘It’s worse than the tech industry’: Facing barriers, women in cannabis meet for support

Informal networking get-together in Nelson lets women share their stories

While her operation is legal, Ellen Warner, a Slocan Valley farmer who’s hoping run a medical cannabis farm, still finds herself an outlier in the industry … as a woman grower.                                Photo: John Boivin
Nakusp attempted “abduction” of student — maybe not?

Nakusp attempted “abduction” of student — maybe not?

Police find woman at centre of search, after investigation say no crime was committed

Nakusp attempted “abduction” of student — maybe not?
Two new doctors have signed up for an 18-month hitch at New Denver’s medical facility. File photo

Two new doctors for New Denver

Hard work by locals pays off in attracting doctors to the community

Two new doctors have signed up for an 18-month hitch at New Denver’s medical facility. File photo
Nakusp cops seek woman after attempted abduction

Nakusp cops seek woman after attempted abduction

Four NSS students say woman in van approached them, tried to grab one

Nakusp cops seek woman after attempted abduction
The Little Cayuse Creek area hasn’t been logged by Interfor since 2011.

Watchdog report chides Interfor, government for logging road slide near Castlegar

Forest Practices Board says both could have done more to monitor and protect environment

The Little Cayuse Creek area hasn’t been logged by Interfor since 2011.
Rain dominated the forecast over southern B.C. last month. File photo

September arrived like summer, left like early winter

Nice weather, if you’re a duck

Rain dominated the forecast over southern B.C. last month. File photo
Federal candidates’ schedules for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

Federal candidates’ schedules for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

A handy guide to when the candidates will be visiting our area

Federal candidates’ schedules for South Okanagan-West Kootenay
High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.                                High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.

Say it ain’t snow! Early winter blast expected for Kootenays

It’s going to look like winter, and feel like winter, as Arctic air meets a wet coastal system

High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.                                High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.
Wetlands are important for biodiversity. The workshop is designed to help people protect, preserve and enhance them. File photo

Wetlands Institute workshops coming to Rossland

Participants will learn about the care, feeding, and maintenace of healthy wetlands

Wetlands are important for biodiversity. The workshop is designed to help people protect, preserve and enhance them. File photo
Cezary Ksiazek has been working to develop this empty lot in Lower Rossland for nearly a decade. He hopes his latest plan will win city and public approval.                                 Photo: John Boivin.

Rossland developer hopes project will bring affordable seniors’ housing

Cezary Ksiazek has been trying to build on the old Cooke St School site for years

Cezary Ksiazek has been working to develop this empty lot in Lower Rossland for nearly a decade. He hopes his latest plan will win city and public approval.                                 Photo: John Boivin.
New Denver man killed in single-car accident

New Denver man killed in single-car accident

Police say man was driving agressively and lost control of vehicle

New Denver man killed in single-car accident
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down this afternoon until 6:30 Tuesday morning. BC Government photo

Updated: Ferry closure Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday

No ferry service after 1:10 p.m. Monday except ‘essential service’ sailings

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down this afternoon until 6:30 Tuesday morning. BC Government photo