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People will be strapping on the inline skates in Castlegar this summer. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar Skating Club offers new summer inline program

New program will let ice skaters continue their training through the summer

People will be strapping on the inline skates in Castlegar this summer. Photo: Jennifer Small
Portions of the Skattebo Reach Trail are being improved. Photo: Betsy Kline

Skattebo Reach Trail near Castlegar to become cycle friendly

Trail improvements geared towards cyclists being done in 2021

Portions of the Skattebo Reach Trail are being improved. Photo: Betsy Kline
Blue Barn owner Kris Koop and his African grey parrot, Fellini. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Blue Barn Pet store wins pet industry award

Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm in Castlegar has been recognized as…

Blue Barn owner Kris Koop and his African grey parrot, Fellini. Photo: Submitted
Rain clouds were absent for most of April in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline

April precipitation only one-third of normal in West Kootenay

Third month in a row with below average rain fall

Rain clouds were absent for most of April in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline
Central Mountain Air will be flying seven days a week this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline

Central Mountain Air increases Castlegar flights

West Kootenay Regional Airport will see flights to Vancouver seven days a week this summer

Central Mountain Air will be flying seven days a week this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline
Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Castlegar pharmacies gets additional AstraZeneca vaccines

Several Castlegar pharmacies list appointment openings this week

Pharmacist Barbara Violo shows a vile of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Castlegar City Hall. (Photo: Kristen Lawson)

City of Castlegar finance reports for 2020 show revenue losses

Some losses were offset by savings and grants

Castlegar City Hall. (Photo: Kristen Lawson)
COVID-19 vaccinations are ramping up across the province. Photo: Ronan O’Doherty
COVID-19 vaccinations are ramping up across the province. Photo: Ronan O’Doherty
Caden Tart and Luke Geisbrecht host Scratch the Scripture. Photo: Submitted

Two Castlegar teens launch faith podcast

Scratch the Scripture aims to answer teen’s questions about God

Caden Tart and Luke Geisbrecht host Scratch the Scripture. Photo: Submitted
Happy Mother’s Day Mom and Janet….laughter is the best medicine❤����Shirley Burns and Janet Burns LaRocque Submitted by Judy Burns Griffiths
Happy Mother’s Day Mom and Janet….laughter is the best medicine❤����Shirley Burns and Janet Burns LaRocque Submitted by Judy Burns Griffiths
Interfor’s Castlegar mill is getting $35 million in upgrades. Photo by: John Boivin

Interfor to invest $35 million at Castlegar mill

Project will enhance productivity and competitiveness

Interfor’s Castlegar mill is getting $35 million in upgrades. Photo by: John Boivin
Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted

Dirt bikes and ATVs damaging West Kootenay hiking trails

Trails society asks operators to obey the signs and keep off the trails

Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted
Safeway will no longer be offering single-use plastic bags. File photo

Castlegar Safeway says goodbye to plastic bags

The store no longer provides single-use plastic bags

Safeway will no longer be offering single-use plastic bags. File photo
International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted

New semester for Selkirk College international student program

Students are attending classes remotely

International students at Selkirk College have just begun a new semster. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Jennifer Small

UPDATE: Firefighter injured battling Sunday morning blaze that destroyed Castlegar home

The fire occurred in the 3200 block of 5th Avenue in Castlegar

Photo: Jennifer Small
A box with vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Peter Dejong

Castlegar pharmacy gets 200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

First pharmacy in the West Kootenay to receive doses

A box with vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Peter Dejong
West Kootenay Fire Departments have been busy lately. Photo: Crescent Valley Fire Department

String of wildland fires has West Kootenay fire chiefs urging caution

There have been a number of rural wildland fires across the region recently

West Kootenay Fire Departments have been busy lately. Photo: Crescent Valley Fire Department
Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Motel. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar council receives operational update from homeless shelter

The shelter is now operating at the old Flamingo Motel site

Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Motel. Photo: Betsy Kline
Thieves stole cash and the cash register from St. David’s Thrift Store Sunday night. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar thrift store robbed Sunday night

Cash and cash register stolen from charity

Thieves stole cash and the cash register from St. David’s Thrift Store Sunday night. Photo: Betsy Kline
Students from the three schools may be bussed to Stanley Humphries next year. Photo by John Boivin

UPDATE: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported at Castlegar’s high school, more at Brent Kennedy

Exposure at Stanley Humphries Secondary School occurred April 19 - 20, 22

Students from the three schools may be bussed to Stanley Humphries next year. Photo by John Boivin