Chelsea Novak

Leslie McBain lost her son to an accidental opioid overdose when he was 25 and now advocates for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government with Moms Stop the Harm. She was the evening keynote speaker at the conference to address the fentanyl and opioid crisis in Castlegar on Thursday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Addressing the opioid crisis in West Kootenay

Decriminalization is key to providing proper support for people who use drugs, a conference heard.

Leslie McBain lost her son to an accidental opioid overdose when he was 25 and now advocates for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government with Moms Stop the Harm. She was the evening keynote speaker at the conference to address the fentanyl and opioid crisis in Castlegar on Thursday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

The final draft of a destination development strategy for the Highway 3 corridor is ready.

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut
Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

The bull elk spotted on a rooftop was able to get up there by using snow to climb onto the carport.

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof
Efforts to rescue two snowboarders were underway early Sunday afternoon. The two men were safely returned to Red Mountain hours later. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Efforts to rescue two snowboarders were underway early Sunday afternoon. The two men were safely returned to Red Mountain hours later. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Local search and rescue groups rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22. Some of the same search and rescue groups will be at Red Mountain Resort on Jan. 13 for Avalanche Awareness Day. Last year several Castlegar Search and Rescue members were on hand. (File photo)

Search and rescue teams rescue stranded snowmobiler near Castlegar

Local search and rescue teams rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22.

Local search and rescue groups rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22. Some of the same search and rescue groups will be at Red Mountain Resort on Jan. 13 for Avalanche Awareness Day. Last year several Castlegar Search and Rescue members were on hand. (File photo)
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. (Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Columbia River Treaty to be renegotiated in early 2018

News came in a Tweet from the U.S. Department of State

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. (Wikimedia Creative Commons)
Hydro lines are down on Highway 3 west of Moyie. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Hydro lines are down on Highway 3 west of Moyie. (Google Maps)
Col. Chris Hadfield gave the opening keynote address at the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in Kimberley on Friday night. At one point in his talk, he used a water bottle to represent a space shuttle. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Col. Hadfield encourages audacious ideas at CBT symposium

Col. Chris Hadfield addressed delegates at the Kimberley Conference Athlete Training Centre.

Col. Chris Hadfield gave the opening keynote address at the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in Kimberley on Friday night. At one point in his talk, he used a water bottle to represent a space shuttle. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Jo-Ann Bursey

Castlegar woman describes being caught in Las Vegas attack

A group of six Castlegar residents were among those sitting in the stands when a gunman opened fire.

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“Rock Dragon” by Heather Wall. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Sculptor introduces unique twist to Castlegar Sculpturewalk

One sculptor has added a unique twist to this year’s Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

“Rock Dragon” by Heather Wall. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
File photo of an ambulance.

Man killed by tree while grooming trails

Skier using trails discovered body of man, called for search and rescue.

File photo of an ambulance.
Comparison of business licence fees in the Kootenay Boundary regional district

Rossland business licence fees highest in Kootenay Boundary

Rossland has high business licence fees compared to other municipalities in the Kootenay Boundary regional district.

Comparison of business licence fees in the Kootenay Boundary regional district
Red Mountain Resort launched a new equity crowd funding campaign on Tuesday

Red Mountain Resort launches crowd funding campaign on Start Engine

Red Mountain Resort launched an equity crowd funding campaign Tuesday, inviting members of the community to invest in new capital projects.

Red Mountain Resort launched a new equity crowd funding campaign on Tuesday
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Castlegar RCMP arrest distraught, axe-wielding woman

Castlegar RCMP arrested Natasha Healy in Robson BC, after she damaged a house with an axe.

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Kootenay Boundary emergency personnel rescue stranded climber

Grand Forks RCMP, Trail Fire Rescue and multiple search and rescue teams helped rescue a climber stranded under the Paulson Bridge.

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Community Voters’ Challenge update

The winner of the Community Voters' Challenge has yet to be announced as organizers are still waiting for results from Elections Canada.