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From left: Kris Kirkelie from Gill & Gift; Terry Tagami, July winner; and Gordie Grunerud, West Arm Outdoors Club. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Lake anglers incentive reels in plenty of interest

“We are seeing a new interest in Kootenay Lake fishing … ” said Randy Zelonka, owner of Gill & Gift.

From left: Kris Kirkelie from Gill & Gift; Terry Tagami, July winner; and Gordie Grunerud, West Arm Outdoors Club. (Submitted photo)
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

Experience Alberta ranch adventures, a BC grizzly refuge and more

  • Aug 14, 2020
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!
Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

South Columbia Search and Rescue increase their range with addition of jet boat, ‘Second Chance’

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)

Phase three presents new opportunities for Kootenay tourism

Message from MLA Michelle Mungall and MLA Katrine Conroy

  • Aug 3, 2020
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)
FortisBC natural gas rates go up Aug. 1. (Photo by Ayesha Firdaus on Unsplash)

West Kootenay gas rates going up Aug. 1

The rate increase of natural gas will change by $0.73 from $1.549/GJ to $2.279/GJ

FortisBC natural gas rates go up Aug. 1. (Photo by Ayesha Firdaus on Unsplash)
Kootenay angler’s program off to a great start

Kootenay angler’s program off to a great start

“I’d like to see the fishery come back to its glory,” says firsttime winner Dave Johnston.

Kootenay angler’s program off to a great start
(Photo by Rick Proctor on UnSplash)

Salmo RCMP seize 220 plants from grow op

Cpl. Darryl Orr says a search warrant was issued for a Liness Road residence

(Photo by Rick Proctor on UnSplash)
The Robusters minded social distancing to help clean up several areas of Christina Lake. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Robusters rally for highway clean-up

Social distancing measures were taken during the weekend sweep of Christina Lake

  • Jun 5, 2020
The Robusters minded social distancing to help clean up several areas of Christina Lake. (Submitted photo)
Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.

Angler incentive project launched on Kootenay Lake

Anglers are encouraged to keep their catch on Kootenay Lake and enter a chance to win big prizes

Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.
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Severe storm warning remains in effect for the Kootenays

Two special weather statements have been issued for the West Kootenay

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Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday afternoon.

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend
Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy visits a daycare. (B.C. government)

B.C. Minister reflects on Child Care Month

Minister Katrine Conroy is MLA for Kootenay West

  • May 28, 2020
Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy visits a daycare. (B.C. government)
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
Why Rossland was made for summer

Why Rossland was made for summer

Biking, hiking, heritage explorations and more – it’s all here!

Why Rossland was made for summer
The ski lift up Grey Mountain at RED Mountain Resort. (Photo: Guy Bertrand)

This Red Mountain is pure gold for serious skiers

Red Mountain resort is famous for its light, dry powder

The ski lift up Grey Mountain at RED Mountain Resort. (Photo: Guy Bertrand)
Discover Rossland, BC

Discover Rossland, BC

Explore this playground for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers

  • Apr 29, 2020
Discover Rossland, BC
FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos

West Kootenay drivers asked to stop blocking FortisBC access roads

People looking for ways to access shorelines may be putting public safety at risk.

FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos
(Photo by Thabang Mokoena on Unsplash)

Kootenay Savings donates $50,000 to local food banks

” … it is our responsibility to step-up … to ensure all our communities continue to thrive.”

(Photo by Thabang Mokoena on Unsplash)
Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted

UPDATE: West Kootenay residents stranded in Peru seek a way home

Two West Kootenay residents are being evacuated by the federal government, others are still waiting

Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted