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UPDATE: Smoky skies bulletin ended for Southern Interior

Wildfire smoke is impacting the Okanagan, Nicola, Shuswap, Columbia, Boundary and Kootenay

Screenshot: BC Wildfire Service July 23

Crews making progress on West Kootenay wildfires, but new fire starts

At least 23 fires have started in recent days in the Southeast Fire Centre

Screenshot: BC Wildfire Service July 23
(Black Press file photo)

MONDAY UPDATE: 12 wildfires burning in West Kootenay

At least 23 fires have started in recent days in the Southeast Fire Centre

(Black Press file photo)
The pithouse at the Vallican heritage site. Photo: Louis Bockner

Sinixt woman occupies Vallican heritage site after province revokes her caretaker role

Colville Confederated Tribes say Marilyn James has no authority over the site

The pithouse at the Vallican heritage site. Photo: Louis Bockner
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Krestova man arrested after lengthy standoff with police

The man is accused of discharging a firearm and fleeing police

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The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted
Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

Interfor donates $40,000 to West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity projects

Projects in Castlegar and Grand Forks to benefit from donation

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Ex-B.C. sheriff turned Kootenay security company owner charged with sexual assault of a minor

William Trowell, owner of Selkirk Security Systems, was arrested on June 8

A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Snowfall warning issued for Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass

Up to 15 cm of snow is expected Monday evening and Tuesday morning

Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
School District 20 superintendent Katherine Shearer (L) joined Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy to observe school children enjoying the playground at Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary School on May 27. Photo: Betsy Kline

MLA Katrine Conroy visits Castlegar playground to highlight provincial funding

The provincial government has helped to fund six West Kootenay playgrounds

School District 20 superintendent Katherine Shearer (L) joined Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy to observe school children enjoying the playground at Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary School on May 27. Photo: Betsy Kline
Winter driving conditions are expected on Highway 3 at the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Up to 10 cm of snow expected on West Kootenay highways Thursday and Friday

Environment Canada issued a snow warning for Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Winter driving conditions are expected on Highway 3 at the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Three people were arrested just outside of Golden earlier this week. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Three people were arrested just outside of Golden earlier this week. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Doukhobor leader J.J. Verigin spoke to the crowd at the Mir Centre for Peace on March 6. Photo: Jennifer Small

Mir Centre hosts gathering for those shaken by Ukrainian conflict

A dialogue for peace was held at the Selkirk College Castlegar campus

Doukhobor leader J.J. Verigin spoke to the crowd at the Mir Centre for Peace on March 6. Photo: Jennifer Small