John Boivin

Mount Roberts on Red Mountain Resort is a little easier to get to for travellers coming for the ski season. Photo: Betsy Kline

Shuttle service to West Kootenay ski hills resumes this winter

“We are encouraging more destination travellers to book ski holidays to the West Kootenay.”

Mount Roberts on Red Mountain Resort is a little easier to get to for travellers coming for the ski season. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning. Photo: B.C. Government

Kootenay Lake ferry to shut down Saturday afternoon

Service to resume Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m.

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning. Photo: B.C. Government
Jenny Lester, a dynamic Canadian Bluegrass performer and recording artist, will be instructing at the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp.
Jenny Lester, a dynamic Canadian Bluegrass performer and recording artist, will be instructing at the Rossland Acoustic Music Camp.
Unknown brood disease is killing off hives in the Kootenays and other parts of BC. Photo: Axel Krause

Mystery illness killing Kootenay bees

Samples being sent to laboratories for analysis

Unknown brood disease is killing off hives in the Kootenays and other parts of BC. Photo: Axel Krause
Chocolatier Trish Dyer is branching out into cannabis edibles, and passed a hurdle with council approval. File photo

Rossland chocolatier plans move to cannabis edibles

Council approves zoning change to accomodate processing facility

Chocolatier Trish Dyer is branching out into cannabis edibles, and passed a hurdle with council approval. File photo
Linda Terry (left) and Marilyn Johnstone are training to take part in this weekend’s 55+ Games. Photo by John Boivin

Active life is family affair for Castlegar mom-and-daughter athletes

Two generations taking part in 55+ Senior’s Games

Linda Terry (left) and Marilyn Johnstone are training to take part in this weekend’s 55+ Games. Photo by John Boivin
The rail trail may lose its recreational trail status, if the province’s move goes forward. Photo courtesy Jeremy Nelson

Castlegar Rec Commission demurs on West Kootenay trail debate

Much to the chagrin of the 40 quadders who showed up to support the change

The rail trail may lose its recreational trail status, if the province’s move goes forward. Photo courtesy Jeremy Nelson
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IH working to solve staff shortage in Nakusp

Incentives being offered to attract hospital recruits

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Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns

Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns

Category 2 and 3 fires will be allowed in most areas — but know the regulations

Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns
(Betsy Kine/Castlegar News)

August temperatures a touch above normal in West Kootenay

But little rain makes for a very dry month

(Betsy Kine/Castlegar News)
More than 30 cyclists make their way down the Paulson Summit into Castlegar from the 2018 tour. File photo

Cops for Kids Ride to tour Kootenays

Ride raises funds for children in crisis

More than 30 cyclists make their way down the Paulson Summit into Castlegar from the 2018 tour. File photo
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (File photo)

Construction forces temporary change to KBRH access

Changes due to the ongoing construction at the Trail hospital

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (File photo)
Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday in Nelson.                                John Boivin photo

Kootenay cannabis growers, retailers air issues with minister

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and local MLA Michelle Mungall host chat on industry problems

Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday in Nelson.                                John Boivin photo
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Water treatment upgrade for Rossland

73 per cent of total costs covered through federal/provincial cost-sharing grant

Rossland News/file photo
Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay cannabis growers, retailers air issues with minister

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and local MLA Michelle Mungall host chat on industry problems

Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin
A truckload of logs smouldered for several hours off Highway 23 before sparking a forest fire.                                 Photo: Tom Zeleznik

Nakusp mayor says logging truck fire shows need to review rules

Tom Zeleznik says fire got much worse because firefighters hands were tied

A truckload of logs smouldered for several hours off Highway 23 before sparking a forest fire.                                 Photo: Tom Zeleznik
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down for the long weekend. BC Government photo

UPDATE: Kootenay Lake ferry to be hit by job action Saturday

Full service to return after the long weekend; Glade, Harrop-Procter ferries won’t be affected

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down for the long weekend. BC Government photo
Photo from Ken McAlpine’s Facebook page. The young man was a cook at a Rossland restaurant. Facebook photo

Former Amazing Race star dies in Slocan Valley hiking accident

Kenneth McAlpine was on Season Five of The Amazing Race Canada

Photo from Ken McAlpine’s Facebook page. The young man was a cook at a Rossland restaurant. Facebook photo
Rossland refugee group seeks housing for new arrivals

Rossland refugee group seeks housing for new arrivals

The same-sex couple could arrive in town as soon as mid-September

Rossland refugee group seeks housing for new arrivals
A hiker missing since Sunday has been found dead. Image from Google Maps

UPDATE: Searchers find body of missing Valhalla Park hiker

Man’s apparently fell 800 feet down off challenging trail

A hiker missing since Sunday has been found dead. Image from Google Maps