Betsy Kline

A wildfire occurred in 2020 at Talbot Creek near Winlaw. Photo: Christophe Valls

Two prescribed burns to happen near Winlaw next week

Goal is to restore forest health and properly functioning open forest conditions

A wildfire occurred in 2020 at Talbot Creek near Winlaw. Photo: Christophe Valls
Castlegar courthouse
Castlegar courthouse
The West Kootenay Regional Airport is one of many airports to receive provincial funding boost. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport gets $720,000 in provincial funding

Castlegar’s airport has seen drastic revenue losses since the beginning of the pandemic

The West Kootenay Regional Airport is one of many airports to receive provincial funding boost. Photo: Betsy Kline
Used oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at Ernie’s Used Auto Parts. File photo

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts recognized for oil recycling program

The Castlegar business is a top collector

Used oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at Ernie’s Used Auto Parts. File photo
Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Hospice director wins Health Care Hero award

Suzanne Lehbauer recognized by Health Employers Association of B.C

Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline
SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo

SD20 to offer school-at-home program next year

Kootenay Columbia School District creating new distributed learning program

SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo
A Habitat for Humanity project on Vancouver Island. Photo: Mike Davies

Habitat for Humanity to build six-unit complex in Castlegar

Habitat hopes to have shovels in the ground by summer and families moving in by spring 2022

A Habitat for Humanity project on Vancouver Island. Photo: Mike Davies
Fire destroyed an apartment building on 7th Avenue in Castlegar Saturday morning. Photo: Betsy Kline

Fire destroys Castlegar apartment building in one of three fires Saturday morning

Four-unit building on 7th Avenue completely destroyed

Fire destroyed an apartment building on 7th Avenue in Castlegar Saturday morning. Photo: Betsy Kline
Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted

Kootenay woman co-authors new book

Lisa Poznikoff has written a book about overcoming fear

Lisa Poznikoff Photo: Submitted
A group of concerned citizens looking for government action at the Brilliant Flats gathered recently for a walk of the area. Photo: Jennifer Small

Brilliant Flats closed to motorized vehicles after mud-bogging damage

The area at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers is being disturbed by mud bogging

A group of concerned citizens looking for government action at the Brilliant Flats gathered recently for a walk of the area. Photo: Jennifer Small
Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar shelter answers questions about operations at new site

Castlegar and District Community services is operating the shelter at the old Flamingo Hotel

Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline
New provincial fund may help Castlegar’s airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Provincial funding may help West Kootenay Regional Airport

New announcement sets aside funds for regional airports

New provincial fund may help Castlegar’s airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar boy raising funds and growing out his hair for a good cause

Felix Tremblay wants to provide a wig for a child who has lost their hair due to medical issues

Felix Tremblay wants to help a child who has lost his hair. Photo: Submitted
Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith

New children’s book features lost Castlegar dog who swam the Columbia multiple times

Brent and Mary Hummel and Jasper tell their dramatic story

Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
The BC Coroners Service is investigating a death at the Way Out Homeless Shelter. Photo: Betsy Kline
The BC Coroners Service is investigating a death at the Way Out Homeless Shelter. Photo: Betsy Kline
The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar teen recounts stabbing after stranger breaks into grandmother’s house

The unnamed teen survived a terrifying attack Feb. 21

The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

MY COVID STORY: From doctor to patient

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Blaine Penner survived an avalanche in Norns Range. Photo: Blaine Penner

West Kootenay man survives avalanche in Norns Range

Blaine Penner accidentally stepped out onto a cornice, triggering avalanche

Blaine Penner survived an avalanche in Norns Range. Photo: Blaine Penner
Previous work done at the Mercer Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

Mercer Celgar unveils COVID-19 precautions during maintenance shutdown

About 500 extra workers will be brought in during the shutdown March 6-26

Previous work done at the Mercer Celgar pulp mill in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Cassi Zimmerman at the hospital. 
 Photos: Submitted

MY COVID STORY: From typical teen to suffering patient

The story of an 18-year-old Castlegar woman dealing with post-COVID problems

Cassi Zimmerman at the hospital. 
 Photos: Submitted