Local News

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

An adult female Steller sea lion was facing a potentially painful and slow death on Cleland Island.

Food-conditioned bear taken out of Millennium Park

A bear decided to hang out in the area and ended up in a tree.

Coming soon: expanded bus service, single multi-zone fare

Bus riders in the West Kootenay Transit System will benefit from extended service on several routes.

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Going home: safety tips for your return post-evacuation

Proper steps you can take to make the transition home easier and safer.

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Conroy named Minister of Children and Family Development

Kootenay West’s MLA was among the 22 members of the NDP who were sworn in as cabinet ministers.

Rossland duo hope to host off-road triathlon

The off-road triathlon would include a 1,200 metre swim in the Centre Star Gulch reservoir.

UNDER EVACUATION: Prince George, Kamloops prepare for longterm


Police rule 13-year-old’s death a homicide, investigation continues


UNDER EVACUATION: Leaving the fate of Williams Lake in Mother Nature's hands


Rain hits Williams Lake


Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

  • Jul 18th, 2017

Smoky skies over valley caused by fires in Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres

Most of the smoke blanketing the valley is not from local fires.

Expect return of wildfire smoke to Rossland

BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from Kamloops and Cariboo fires to drift into the region.

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Soldiers of Odin allegedly coming to Kootenays

The Soldiers of Odin are coming to the Kootenays — eventually.

Lightning sparks 28 fires in Southeast Fire Centre

Lightning started numerous fires throughout the region and more lightning is in the forecast.

Rossland’s FireSmart program holds workshop for Black Bear residents

Residents in Rossland’s Black Bear area are tackling wildfire risk on their properties headlong.

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Kootenay West MLA eager to get to work with new government

After a dozen years on the outside looking in, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is ready.

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Seven Summits moving to Red Roof Church

The Seven Summits Centre for Learning will start the new school year in a new location.

Rossland Gold Fever Follies opening leaves attendees gushing

The main floor of the Miners’ Hall was packed for the grand opening of the Gold Fever Follies.

MEd students explore place-based learning in Castlegar, Rossland

Master of Education students from Nelson UBC have been exploring area communities.

Discounted hotel rooms for wildfire evacuees

Coast Hotels offering support to help ease the burden on evacuees

Lightning sparks small wildfires throughout Southeast Fire Centre

28 small fires started in southeastern B.C. on Monday, but none are threatening

RCMP send 340 officers from B.C. and Alberta to help with wildfires

RCMP say there will be ‘no tolerance for criminal activities’ in fire evacuation zones

Police seeking suspect following alleged sexual assault

The RCMP are actively searching for a suspect following incident at Boundary Creek Provincial Park

  • Jul 6th, 2017