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The Castlegar urgent and primary care centre was announced in March. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Urgent and Primary Care Centre building towards full operations

Practitioners at the facility include nurses, social workers and physio therapists.

The Castlegar urgent and primary care centre was announced in March. Photo: Betsy Kline
A portable classroom has been moved into place at Twin Rivers Elementary School. Photo: Tom Kline
A portable classroom has been moved into place at Twin Rivers Elementary School. Photo: Tom Kline
Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Jasper was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Jasper was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
Ed and Katrine Conroy are seen at Katrine’s swearing-in at the BC Legislature in 2013. Photo: katrineconroy.ca

Reflecting on former Kootenay MLA Ed Conroy’s legacy

Former BC cabinet minister and Kootenay MLA Ed Conroy passed away June 26

Ed and Katrine Conroy are seen at Katrine’s swearing-in at the BC Legislature in 2013. Photo: katrineconroy.ca
Selkirk College.

Selkirk College offering employees voluntary resignations

The college is canvassing employees for those who may want some time off or reduced work loads

Selkirk College.
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Search warrant yields fentanyl and six arrests in Castlegar

Cocaine, fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine found at Castlegar home.

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Tarrys Fire Department responded to the scene of a fatal collision in Thrums June 20. Photo: Tarrys Fire Department

One person killed in Thrums head-on collision

The incident happened on Highway 3A near Castlegar on Saturday, June 20

Tarrys Fire Department responded to the scene of a fatal collision in Thrums June 20. Photo: Tarrys Fire Department
UPDATE: Missing Castlegar woman found

UPDATE: Missing Castlegar woman found

Teresa Priebe was last seen June 19.

UPDATE: Missing Castlegar woman found
Category 2 fires will be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre starting June 18, 2020. Photo: Tara Sprickerhoff

Open burning temporarily allowed in Southeast Fire Centre

Category 2 fires allowed across the fire centre, Category 3 allowed in some areas

Category 2 fires will be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre starting June 18, 2020. Photo: Tara Sprickerhoff
RCMP asking for witnesses after stolen car recovered at Bombi Junction near Salmo

RCMP asking for witnesses after stolen car recovered at Bombi Junction near Salmo

It appears that people may have stopped to assist the suspects with engine trouble.

RCMP asking for witnesses after stolen car recovered at Bombi Junction near Salmo
Two houses were destroyed by fire on June 5. Photo: Hybreed Photography

Suspect arrested in arson fire that destroyed two Castlegar homes

The fire took place Friday in north Castlegar

Two houses were destroyed by fire on June 5. Photo: Hybreed Photography
The Kootenay Gallery is creating a virtual store to offset lost revenue due to the pandemic. File photo

Kootenay Gallery of Art virtual store project well underway

The store will sell up to 300 items from West Kootenay artists once it launches in July

The Kootenay Gallery is creating a virtual store to offset lost revenue due to the pandemic. File photo
Mercer Celgar says it will be be laying off the majority of its staff for the month of July. Photo by John Boivin

Mercer Celgar to temporarily lay off majority of Castlegar mill workers in July

The company said it’s possible that the workers could be laid off for more than a month

Mercer Celgar says it will be be laying off the majority of its staff for the month of July. Photo by John Boivin
Merer Celgar has announced 30 days of downtime at its Castlegar mill in July. Photo: John Boivin

Mercer Celgar announces 30 days of downtime at Castlegar mill in July

Sawlog stumpage charges on pulpwood and complex stumpage rules some reasons for downtime

Merer Celgar has announced 30 days of downtime at its Castlegar mill in July. Photo: John Boivin
Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Constable Jason Tait has elected a jury trial.

Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death
West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip

West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip

In the last 14 days there have been 46 new real estate listings in the West Kootenay.

West Kootenay real estate already starting to bounce back from COVID dip
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019

Explore these Castlegar-area dams

11 dams are located within a 55-kilometre drive

  • May 1, 2020
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019
Arrests made after vehicle search yields items related to Castlegar home invasion

Arrests made after vehicle search yields items related to Castlegar home invasion

Two Robson residents are now facing a number of charges.

Arrests made after vehicle search yields items related to Castlegar home invasion
A prize-winning vegetable from the 2019 Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline

Pass Creek Fall Fair canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19

Annual Castlegar event cancelled due to COVID-19.

A prize-winning vegetable from the 2019 Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline