John Boivin

Smoke-free summer a boon for West Kootenay tourism

Smoke-free summer a boon for West Kootenay tourism

Tourism centres seeing numbers up

Smoke-free summer a boon for West Kootenay tourism
A gathering at Farron, along the Great Canadian Trail.                                 Photo courtesy Jeremy Nelson

National trail group decries province’s plans for West Kootenay trail

Converting trail back to motorized use will harm its international reputation, says official

A gathering at Farron, along the Great Canadian Trail.                                 Photo courtesy Jeremy Nelson
Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project
Jail time for driver involved in Castlegar road rampage

Jail time for driver involved in Castlegar road rampage

Sean Patrick Byrne caused havoc on Castlegar roads in November

Jail time for driver involved in Castlegar road rampage
There have been multiple sightings of a cougar in Rossland in recent days. (WildSafe BC photo)

Rosslanders warned to be careful as cougar roams community

Cougar treed by a dog today; COs patrolling for the animal

There have been multiple sightings of a cougar in Rossland in recent days. (WildSafe BC photo)
Dozens gathered at the Farron stop on the Columbia & Western Trail in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Photo courtesy Jeremy Nelson

West Kootenay trail designation sparks debate

Columbia-Western Trail may lose its recreational status if province gets its way

Dozens gathered at the Farron stop on the Columbia & Western Trail in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Photo courtesy Jeremy Nelson
Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                 Photo: John Boivin

West Kootenay mills weathering perfect storm in industry

Most say they’re set to persevere through tough economic times

Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                 Photo: John Boivin
Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                Photo: John Boivin

West Kootenay mills weathering perfect storm in industry

Most say they’re set to persevere through tough economic times

Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                Photo: John Boivin
The Glade II ferry is the only way in and out of the community. The employer wants it declared an essential service. File photo

Ferry workers could be on strike in West Kootenay before month’s end

Workers’ contract expired; both sides waiting to hear ruling on essential services

The Glade II ferry is the only way in and out of the community. The employer wants it declared an essential service. File photo
UPDATE: Woman injured in accident between Castlegar and Nelson

UPDATE: Woman injured in accident between Castlegar and Nelson

Accident on Highway 3A near Slocan Junction

UPDATE: Woman injured in accident between Castlegar and Nelson
Jackie Drysdale, chair of the Rossland Heritage Commision (left), with Mayor Kathy Moore, Joanne Drystek of the Rossland Heritage Commission and Carol Albo, head of the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery Committee, at a ceremony at a historic cemetery. Photo by: Chelsea Novak

Wanted: a co-ordinated approach to Rossland’s heritage

City needs to show more leadership to protect historic resources, says ex-mayor

Jackie Drysdale, chair of the Rossland Heritage Commision (left), with Mayor Kathy Moore, Joanne Drystek of the Rossland Heritage Commission and Carol Albo, head of the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery Committee, at a ceremony at a historic cemetery. Photo by: Chelsea Novak
A western toad. Photo: Suzie Wolf

Don’t endorse Summit Lake park for western toad: NACFOR

Company lobbies council to reject idea to protect habitat, saying it won’t solve anything

A western toad. Photo: Suzie Wolf
Castlegar police say missing woman found safe

Castlegar police say missing woman found safe

Darilee Nolie found in Calgary

Castlegar police say missing woman found safe
First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River

First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River

The three-year commitment is being described as ‘historic’

First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River
Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman

Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman

Darilee Nolie was last seen earlier this week.

Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman
Mountie boss asks RDCK directors to go to bat for them at UBCM

Mountie boss asks RDCK directors to go to bat for them at UBCM

Inspector Tim Olmstead is lobbying for local support for increased funding for staff

Mountie boss asks RDCK directors to go to bat for them at UBCM
Please leave the drone alone, the City of Rossland is asking residents. File photo

Planning drone flying over Rossland

Residents asked not to interfere with the map-making flying cameras

Please leave the drone alone, the City of Rossland is asking residents. File photo
Cold front moves through West Kootenay, bringing wind, rain, and lightning

Cold front moves through West Kootenay, bringing wind, rain, and lightning

But this is actually more normal summer weather, says forecaster

Cold front moves through West Kootenay, bringing wind, rain, and lightning
The Red Roof Church can be seen from most vantage points in the city. Photo: Don Conway

Rossland’s Red Roof church getting restoration

Foundation work will begin next year, says project manager

The Red Roof Church can be seen from most vantage points in the city. Photo: Don Conway
The City of Rossland will be installing a public washroom downtown for the convenience of locals and tourists. (File photo)

Core funding to boost spending on tourism services for Rossland

Resort Municipalities grants will pay for a public washroom, better signage, and shuttle services

The City of Rossland will be installing a public washroom downtown for the convenience of locals and tourists. (File photo)