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Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Castlegar students help plant 1 million seeds for pollinators

Castlegar Butterflyway is creating meadows near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

 

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Castlegar area woodlot licence receives provincial award

Robert and Greg Sahlstrom are being recognized with a Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence

 

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Area restrictions lifting on Arrow Lakes wildfires

Smoke may still be visible for weeks to come at Michaud Creek and Octopus Creek wildfires

 

Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.

COVID-19 cases plummet across West Boundary, Kootenays

The latest numbers from the BC CDC offer hope that the 4th wave may be cresting in both regions

The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.
Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC

Castlegar man wins $150,000 with scratch and win ticket

Clarence Wilkie purchased the ticket in Castlegar

Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Canada increasing flights at Castlegar airport

Flights from the West Kootenay Regional Airport to Vancouver now available five days a week

Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.

REVIEW: New book features Kootenay hunting and fishing stories

Bob Dickson’s memoir is based on a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.
Castlegar country musician Lisa Nicole is releasing a new album. Photo: Suzanne Sagmeister

Castlegar’s Lisa Nicole launching new country album

Lisa Nicole will be performing in Rossland this weekend

Castlegar country musician Lisa Nicole is releasing a new album. Photo: Suzanne Sagmeister
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

West Kootenay wildfires weekend update

Winds and lightning may worsen conditions.

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar had worst air quality in Canada Thursday

Only a few places in the world with worse air quality on Thursday

Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo

Woman charged in Castlegar teen stabbing released from custody

Sasha Prokaski is facing attempted murder charges

Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo
Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Twelve fires burning along Lower Arrow Lake

Dozen fires between Castlegar and Edgewood

Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Containment lines laid around perimeter of Bombi Summit fire near Castlegar

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Victoria announced the open fire ban on Wednesday, June 30. Photo: Pixabay

Grand Forks COs promise stiff penalties for fire ban violations

Serious fines have been handed down in the city and Christina Lake since the ban came into effect on June 30

Victoria announced the open fire ban on Wednesday, June 30. Photo: Pixabay