Betsy Kline

COVID-19 cases for July 18-24. Map: BCCDC

29 COVID cases in Castlegar last week — highest week ever

More than 40 per cent of total cases have happened in the last two weeks

COVID-19 cases for July 18-24. Map: BCCDC
Roland and Velda Handley (left) have sold Castlebowl to Brandon and Lindsay Racette. Their six-year-old daughter Devon has dreams of becoming the shoe girl. Photo: Submitted

After 33 years, Castlegar’s bowling alley changing hands

Long-time owner passes keys to nephew

Roland and Velda Handley (left) have sold Castlebowl to Brandon and Lindsay Racette. Their six-year-old daughter Devon has dreams of becoming the shoe girl. Photo: Submitted
Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo

Woman charged in Castlegar teen stabbing released from custody

Sasha Prokaski is facing attempted murder charges

Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo
A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Person-caused fire on Bombi Summit near Castlegar now under control

The new fire is just a few kilometres away from the July 10 fire

A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Chamber program will assis businesses as they recover from the pandemic. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce introduces COVID business recovery advisor

Program offers one-on-one advice and support to help local businesses recover from the pandemic.

Chamber program will assis businesses as they recover from the pandemic. Photo: Betsy Kline
Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department

$40K in fire suppression equipment stolen from Beasley Fire Department

Locks cut on structure protection unit trailer

Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department
COVID cases for the week of July 11-17. Map: BCCDC

Castlegar COVID cases on the rise

Nine local cases for July 11-17, local physicians say more cases this week

COVID cases for the week of July 11-17. Map: BCCDC
Although The Lunn family’s beehive was covered in red fire retardant dropped from above, their bees survived the fire. Photo: Submitted

LETTER: Property owners next to Merry Creek fire say thank you

The Merry Creek fire almost reached the home of Ralph and Vanessa Lunn

Although The Lunn family’s beehive was covered in red fire retardant dropped from above, their bees survived the fire. Photo: Submitted
Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Evacuation orders, alerts continue as Lower Arrow Lake fire grows to 2500 hectares

Michaud Creek fire now over 2500 hectares, Octopus Creek fire over 1000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted

B.C. ‘Backcountry closures’ explained

Find out who makes the decisions and why

A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted
Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Twelve fires burning along Lower Arrow Lake

Dozen fires between Castlegar and Edgewood

Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Kirk Duff. Photo: Jennifer Small

Getting to know Castlegar’s new mayor

A chat with Mayor Kirk Duff

Kirk Duff. Photo: Jennifer Small
Blackout Summer performing at a 2019 open mic night at the Castlegar Library Amphitheatre Photo: Submitted

Castlegar open mic nights are back

Monthly event will be held at Castlegar Library Amphitheatre

Blackout Summer performing at a 2019 open mic night at the Castlegar Library Amphitheatre Photo: Submitted
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Containment lines laid around perimeter of Bombi Summit fire near Castlegar

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
App includes 50 photos around Castlegar with a walking tour through the community of Brilliant called the Life of the Doukhobors. Photo: On This Spot

History app follows walking tour in the steps Castlegar’s Doukhobors

The walking tour will take the user through Castlegar’s early history as a Doukhobor community

App includes 50 photos around Castlegar with a walking tour through the community of Brilliant called the Life of the Doukhobors. Photo: On This Spot
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay

Castlegar area fire chief urging people to stay away from Merry Creek fire zone

Fire chief asking people to stay away from area

The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
July 12 fire near Oglow subdivision. Photo: Betsy Kline
July 12 fire near Oglow subdivision. Photo: Betsy Kline
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Monday update: Crews aggressively fighting Bombi Summit fire

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Almost 20 wildfires burning in West Kootenay

Fire near the Bombi summit is growing

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small