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Adam Bozzer is happy with this bull trout caught on Arrow Lake. Photo: submitted

West Kootenay Fishing Report

December was a weird month, lots of wind and temperature changes, but good days on the water

 

New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies

Selkirk College receives funding for 14 new early childhood educator seats

Selkirk College’s program is delivered online

 

Castlegar’s Zuckerburg Island. Photo: Thu Trieu

December temperature extremes highest in 40 years for West Kootenay

Snowfall was 40 per cent above average at Castlegar weather station

 

Waste Management is asking business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters. Photo: submitted by WM

Waste Management asking Kootenay business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters

If snow and ice blocking are blocking collection containers, trucks cannot collect the waste

Waste Management is asking business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters. Photo: submitted by WM
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is the government’s special advisor on youth. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay youth join provincial leadership council

StrongerBC Young Leaders Council to provide feedback to government on policies that matter to youth

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is the government’s special advisor on youth. Photo: Submitted
New cell towers are coming for Pass Creek and Crescent Valley. (File photo)
New cell towers are coming for Pass Creek and Crescent Valley. (File photo)
The West Kootenay saw lots of rain in November. Photo: Getty Images

Twice the rain, half the snow in West Kootenay in November

The monthly weather summary for November 2021

The West Kootenay saw lots of rain in November. Photo: Getty Images
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
Danica Gritchin was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 7 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar and Trail music students recognized for achievements

Three students received Conservatory Canada Medals with the highest marks in the province

Danica Gritchin was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 7 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Props Master hopes to bring more movie biz to the Kootenays

Props Master Paul Wagner sourced a variety of local talent to contribute to Netflix movie Love Hard

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey
Black Press file photo

West Kootenay rainfall well above average in October

There were 17 days of measurable precipitation in October

Black Press file photo
This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.

COVID-19 cases continue to decline across West Kootenay

The region saw 29 new cases from Oct. 17 to 23

This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
Bear breaks into Edgewood home. (Contributed/Kyle Storie)

Bold bear breaks into West Kootenay family home

The bear was caught, taken away and destroyed by Conservation Officers

Bear breaks into Edgewood home. (Contributed/Kyle Storie)
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

COVID-19 exposures reported at 8 West Kootenay schools

Exposure dates range from Sept. 19 to 25

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted

New Castlegar mural first in Canada to feature air-purifying paint

Kootenay artist Matty Kakes has created another local mural

A new mural can be seen on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar near the Kootenay Market. Photo: Submitted
Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay-Columbia schools get upgrades over summer

Improvements made at Castlegar, Rossland, Fruitvale schools

Several HVAC units were replaced at Stanley Humphries. Photo: John Boivin
Axis House Withdrawal Management offers short-term detox stays in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar detox centre sees uptick in alcohol-related visits during pandemic

Axis House Withdrawal Management services are available to anyone in the Kootenay-Boundary region

Axis House Withdrawal Management offers short-term detox stays in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
The discharge of bear spray and a firearm in the early hours of June 21 in Fort Smith appear to be related, said NT RCMP . NNSL file photo

Castlegar woman arrested after bear-spray incident

Incident happened in downtown Trail

The discharge of bear spray and a firearm in the early hours of June 21 in Fort Smith appear to be related, said NT RCMP . NNSL file photo
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Police say drugs and alcohol involved in fatal Labour Day collision near Paulson Summit

The incident occurred on Highway 3 between Castlegar and Christina Lake

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)