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Fire destroyed a home on West Arm Road in Pass Creek on Jan 7. Photo: Holly Strilaeff

Fire destroys Pass Creek home

The Friday afternoon fire spread quickly

Fire destroyed a home on West Arm Road in Pass Creek on Jan 7. Photo: Holly Strilaeff
Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Google Street View
Sasha Prokaski will face a preliminary inquiry in May. File photo

Castlegar teen stabbing attempted murder case moving forward

A preliminary inquiry scheduled for May 2022

Sasha Prokaski will face a preliminary inquiry in May. File photo
A pedestrian was killed on Dec. 10. File photo

Pedestrian killed while crossing Highway 3A in Tarrys

Incident took place on the highway between Castlegar and Nelson

A pedestrian was killed on Dec. 10. File photo
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

City of Castlegar submits GPS landing procedure for West Kootenay Regional Airport to regulator for approval

RNP procedure would increase landing reliability at the Castlegar airport

Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio at the school after looking for the gas leak in 2019. Photo: John Boivin

Smell of gas detected 3 times in 10 days at Castlegar Primary School

District investigating the cause, teachers’ union concerned

Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio at the school after looking for the gas leak in 2019. Photo: John Boivin
Police seized drugs and weapons from an Ootischenia residence on Nov. 23. Photo: Submitted

Stabbing altercation in Ootischenia results in seizure of drugs, weapons

Two men sustained stabbing injuries in incident early Tuesday morning

Police seized drugs and weapons from an Ootischenia residence on Nov. 23. Photo: Submitted
The Michaud Creek wildfire as it reaches the boundary of the Kutasewich property. Submitted photo

‘I had to do it’: A Castlegar couple’s fight to save their property from wildfires

The Michaud Creek fire devastated the area surrounding the Kutasewich family’s Arrow Lakes property

The Michaud Creek wildfire as it reaches the boundary of the Kutasewich property. Submitted photo
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted

Victim in head-on collision near Genelle facing long recovery

On Oct. 25, a Kia crossed the centre line of Hwy 22 and struck Jessica Kluckert’s Honda

Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted
New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID cases double over Boundary

New cases slumped across the East Kootenay, according to the BC CDC’s latest numbers

New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
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
Black Press file photo

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
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
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
Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline

Doukhobor museum partnership to create virtual museum tours

Virtual tours will be created for the Doukhobour Discovery Centre in Castlegar

Virtual tours will soon be available for the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.

COVID-19 cases plummet across West Boundary, Kootenays

The latest numbers from the BC CDC offer hope that the 4th wave may be cresting in both regions

The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.
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