Castlegar News Staff

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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

Black Press file photo
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
The Forest Practices Board will be looking at Kalesnikoff Lumber’s practices near Castlegar. File photo

Forest Practice Board to audit Kalesnikoff forest license near Castlegar

The Forest Practices Board (FPB) will be conducting an audit of Kalesnikoff…

The Forest Practices Board will be looking at Kalesnikoff Lumber’s practices near Castlegar. File photo
Castlegar Search and Rescue was called out to help an injured Trail man. File photo

Castlegar Search and Rescue team rescues injured Trail man

The man was off-road motor biking when he was injured

Castlegar Search and Rescue was called out to help an injured Trail man. File photo
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

West Kootenay wildfires: Trozzo Creek evac order downgraded

The fire near Winlaw is over 5,000 hectares

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
Crews working on the Arrow Lake fire complex. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Planned ignition scheduled for Arrow Lake fires

Controlled burn may happen as soon July 29

Crews working on the Arrow Lake fire complex. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood. Photo: Jeannie Little

Drone interferes with firefighting at Arrow Lakes fires

Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek and other fires in the Arrow Lakes Complex have burned 27,000 hectares

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood. Photo: Jeannie Little
Casinos, such as Chances in Prince Rupert, closed in March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: K-J Millar

Chances Casino Castlegar reopens Canada Day

Casinos can reopen in step three of B.C.’s restart plan

Casinos, such as Chances in Prince Rupert, closed in March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: K-J Millar
Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar to install new technology thanks to $4.5 million in federal funds

Project features process to improve fibre processing and address regional fibre availability issues

Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar
Air Canada is resuming flights to the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Canada to resume Castlegar flights in June

Air Canada will return to the West Kootenay Regional Airport with flights to and from Vancouver

Air Canada is resuming flights to the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Katherine Shearer will be taking over as the SD20 superintendent. Photo: Submitted

SD20 superintendent Bill Ford to retire

Ford will be replaced by Katherine Shearer

Katherine Shearer will be taking over as the SD20 superintendent. Photo: Submitted
Pioneer Arena is closing for the season. Photo: John Boivin

Castlegar’s Pioneer Arena and Nelson Civic Centre closing for season

RDCK is closing the ice at two of its arenas due to financial concerns related to COVID-19

Pioneer Arena is closing for the season. Photo: John Boivin
Crews retrieved the overturned commercial truck from the crash scene on Friday, Nov. 20. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Kootenay woman dies in Genelle collision

The incident occurred Thursday, Nov. 19.

Crews retrieved the overturned commercial truck from the crash scene on Friday, Nov. 20. Photo: Betsy Kline
Kalesnikoff Lumber will providing fir glulam beams for the new Bayview Elementary School in Kitsalano. Image courtesy Kalesnikoff Lumber

Kalesnikoff Lumber secures major contracts

The company’s mass timber facility will be producing glulam beams and cross laminated timber

Kalesnikoff Lumber will providing fir glulam beams for the new Bayview Elementary School in Kitsalano. Image courtesy Kalesnikoff Lumber
Steve Heimburger started to walk from Castlegar to Hope on July 5. Photo submitted

Man sets out on 650-kilometre walk from Castlegar to raise awareness about schizophrenia

Steve Heimburger hopes to finish trip in Hope and raise $5,000 in process

Steve Heimburger started to walk from Castlegar to Hope on July 5. Photo submitted
Former BC minister and MLA Ed Conroy passes away at 73

Former BC minister and MLA Ed Conroy passes away at 73

Ed Conroy was elected to the BC Legislature as the NDP MLA for Rossland-Trail in 1991, and in 1996.

Former BC minister and MLA Ed Conroy passes away at 73
Selkirk College has raised over $93,000 for its COVID-19 Student Relief Campaign. Photo courtesy of Selkirk College

Selkirk College raises over $93,000 for COVID-19 Student Relief Campaign

The amount is more than $33,000 over the initial fundraising goal set by the college

Selkirk College has raised over $93,000 for its COVID-19 Student Relief Campaign. Photo courtesy of Selkirk College
Columbia River Treaty public consultation meetings are being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Columbia River Treaty talks impacted by COVID-19 crisis

Public engagement sessions planned to be held this spring on the negotiations have been delayed

Columbia River Treaty public consultation meetings are being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo