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The West Kootenay Wolfpack held their own against the best in BC winning bronze at the provincial lacrosse championship. Photo: submitted

14U Wolfpack win bronze at lacrosse provincials

A challenging season ended on a high note for the West Kootenay Wolfpack

  • Aug 2, 2022

 

Screenshot: BC Wildfire Service July 23

Crews making progress on West Kootenay wildfires, but new fire starts

At least 23 fires have started in recent days in the Southeast Fire Centre

 

(Black Press file photo)

MONDAY UPDATE: 12 wildfires burning in West Kootenay

At least 23 fires have started in recent days in the Southeast Fire Centre

 

The pithouse at the Vallican heritage site. Photo: Louis Bockner

Sinixt woman occupies Vallican heritage site after province revokes her caretaker role

Colville Confederated Tribes say Marilyn James has no authority over the site

The pithouse at the Vallican heritage site. Photo: Louis Bockner
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Krestova man arrested after lengthy standoff with police

The man is accused of discharging a firearm and fleeing police

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A beautiful brook trout caught in a West Kootenay alpine lake. Photo: Jim Bailey

Citizen research project calls out alpine anglers

Anglers can be rewarded by voracious trout that will strike at anything resembling a food source

  • Jul 4, 2022
A beautiful brook trout caught in a West Kootenay alpine lake. Photo: Jim Bailey
The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted
Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

Interfor donates $40,000 to West Kootenay Habitat for Humanity projects

Projects in Castlegar and Grand Forks to benefit from donation

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Interfor gathered at the site of a four-family complex under construction in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
A resident captured this photo Duhamel Creek near Six Mile last week. Photo: Dennis Paradine
A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Ex-B.C. sheriff turned Kootenay security company owner charged with sexual assault of a minor

William Trowell, owner of Selkirk Security Systems, was arrested on June 8

A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Snowfall warning issued for Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass

Up to 15 cm of snow is expected Monday evening and Tuesday morning

Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
School District 20 superintendent Katherine Shearer (L) joined Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy to observe school children enjoying the playground at Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary School on May 27. Photo: Betsy Kline

MLA Katrine Conroy visits Castlegar playground to highlight provincial funding

The provincial government has helped to fund six West Kootenay playgrounds

School District 20 superintendent Katherine Shearer (L) joined Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy to observe school children enjoying the playground at Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary School on May 27. Photo: Betsy Kline
Cadets Claire Lawder from 531 Trail and Charlotte Farangher from 561 Nelson work on their shelter. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay Air Cadets learn survival skills

Castlegar, Nelson and Trail cadets gathered for training

Cadets Claire Lawder from 531 Trail and Charlotte Farangher from 561 Nelson work on their shelter. Photo: Submitted
The Rossland Community Farmers Market organizer Jenny Dueck is helping revive the Wednesday market with local West Kootenay resources like Earthy Organics from Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland farmers market revived by local volunteers

The new Rossland Community Farmers Market will go every Wednesday starting in June

The Rossland Community Farmers Market organizer Jenny Dueck is helping revive the Wednesday market with local West Kootenay resources like Earthy Organics from Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey
Winter driving conditions are expected on Highway 3 at the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Up to 10 cm of snow expected on West Kootenay highways Thursday and Friday

Environment Canada issued a snow warning for Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Winter driving conditions are expected on Highway 3 at the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Photo: Submitted by Columbia Basin Trust
Birchbank Retirees Club teed off the spring with their Opening Scramble with the team of (from left) John Newton, Al Pasin, Rick Brown and Tom Keen taking top spot with a 59. Photo: submitted

Birchbank retirees open season with scramble

Under rainy skies, retirees return to the Birchbank Golf Course in fine form for the first event

Birchbank Retirees Club teed off the spring with their Opening Scramble with the team of (from left) John Newton, Al Pasin, Rick Brown and Tom Keen taking top spot with a 59. Photo: submitted
Following public opposition, Fruitvale council voted to reconsider the sale of land to FortisBC that would have made way for a new substation next to Mazzochi Park.

Fruitvale reconsiders land sale to FortisBC

B.V. community group organizes petition against potential substation at Mazzochi Park

Following public opposition, Fruitvale council voted to reconsider the sale of land to FortisBC that would have made way for a new substation next to Mazzochi Park.