Betsy Kline

B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy leading forest legislation overhaul

Conroy was appointed forestr minister less than a year ago

B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.

COVID-19 cases decline across West Kootenay

Across the West Kootenay there was a total of 53 new cases last week

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.
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

Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View

COVID-19 exposures reported at two Castlegar schools

There have been COVID exposures at 11 West Kootenay schools in recent weeks

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Betsy Kline

September weather yields first ‘average’ month of 2021 in West Kootenay

After months of drought and heat followed by a rainy August, September had normal weather

Photo: Betsy Kline
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

COVID-19 exposures reported at 8 West Kootenay schools

Exposure dates range from Sept. 19 to 25

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
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

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)

Kayaker saves man found in Columbia River under medical distress

The incident happened near Castlegar

Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted

New Castlegar mural first in Canada to feature air-purifying paint

Kootenay artist Matty Kakes has created another local mural

A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted
Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay-Columbia schools get upgrades over summer

Improvements made at Castlegar, Rossland, Fruitvale schools

Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin
Axis House Withdrawal Management offers short-term detox stays in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar detox centre sees uptick in alcohol-related visits during pandemic

Axis House Withdrawal Management services are available to anyone in the Kootenay-Boundary region

Axis House Withdrawal Management offers short-term detox stays in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
The discharge of bear spray and a firearm in the early hours of June 21 in Fort Smith appear to be related, said NT RCMP . NNSL file photo

Castlegar woman arrested after bear-spray incident

Incident happened in downtown Trail

The discharge of bear spray and a firearm in the early hours of June 21 in Fort Smith appear to be related, said NT RCMP . NNSL file photo
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Police say drugs and alcohol involved in fatal Labour Day collision near Paulson Summit

The incident occurred on Highway 3 between Castlegar and Christina Lake

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

West Kootenay wildfires not expected to spread further

Octopus Creek is the only fire of note in the region

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
Black Press Media files

Kootenay teacher’s union questioning relaxed COVID protocols as school is set to begin

Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union wants to see last year’s rules back in place

Black Press Media files
A woman looks at the Quebec government’s new vaccine passport called VaxiCode. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Castlegar chamber hears mixed opinions on vaccine passport from local businesses

Businesses concerned about the impacts of implementing the new vaccine policy

A woman looks at the Quebec government’s new vaccine passport called VaxiCode. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Trozzo Creek fire, seen here in July, is no longer considered a fire of note. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service

Rains help calm West Kootenay fires

Trozzo Creek no longer a fire of note

The Trozzo Creek fire, seen here in July, is no longer considered a fire of note. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service
Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA

Kootenay emergency response organization awarded first special operations accreditation in Canada

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association responds to life-threatening incidents

Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA