Betsy Kline

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation project (Concept 2C) in downtown Castlegar. Blue represents gallery, yellow represents apartments. Image: City Spaces Consulting

Next steps for art gallery and housing project in downtown Castlegar

Project consultants shared feasibility study with Castlegar council

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation project (Concept 2C) in downtown Castlegar. Blue represents gallery, yellow represents apartments. Image: City Spaces Consulting
The Castlegar Library is hosting a summer reading program for kids. (Submitted photo)

Fall programs at the Castlegar Library

See what the library has to offer

The Castlegar Library is hosting a summer reading program for kids. (Submitted photo)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View

COVID-19 exposures reported at two Castlegar schools

There have been COVID exposures at 11 West Kootenay schools in recent weeks

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Betsy Kline

September weather yields first ‘average’ month of 2021 in West Kootenay

After months of drought and heat followed by a rainy August, September had normal weather

Photo: Betsy Kline
Glass found along the shoreline near Syringa Creek Provincial Park. Photo: Betsy Kline

OPINION: Keep your glass off the beach

Glass found along the shoreline near Syringa Creek Provincial Park provokes plea

Glass found along the shoreline near Syringa Creek Provincial Park. Photo: Betsy Kline
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
Some of Castlegar’s firefighters (L to R) Nick Ahlefield, Jordan Thomas, Jason Twizell and Nathan Mitchel. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department

Castlegar on track to set annual record for fire calls

Castlegar Fire Department responding to more fire calls in 2021

Some of Castlegar’s firefighters (L to R) Nick Ahlefield, Jordan Thomas, Jason Twizell and Nathan Mitchel. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department
Emergency shelters come in many different forms. The City of Castlegar is looking to have some say in how they operate locally. Photo: The bed setup at Snoqualmie Valley Shelter, courtesy of Jennifer Kirk.

Guidelines introduced for emergency housing projects in Castlegar

Temporary use permits will be required before projects can begin or expand

Emergency shelters come in many different forms. The City of Castlegar is looking to have some say in how they operate locally. Photo: The bed setup at Snoqualmie Valley Shelter, courtesy of Jennifer Kirk.
Former CGHL president Bergen Price passes the cup to new president Brent Heaven. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Gentlemen’s Hockey League restarts with a new president

Former Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Rebels coach Brent Heaven to head the league

Former CGHL president Bergen Price passes the cup to new president Brent Heaven. Photo: Submitted
New COVID-19 weekly cases continue to slide in the West Kootenay following summer surges. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Castlegar COVID-19 cases drop

For the first time in months, new cases drop to single digits in Castlegar

New COVID-19 weekly cases continue to slide in the West Kootenay following summer surges. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Area restrictions lifting on Arrow Lakes wildfires

Smoke may still be visible for weeks to come at Michaud Creek and Octopus Creek wildfires

The Octopus Creek wildfire on Aug. 19. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
(Stock photo)

Brent Kennedy joins Adopt a School program

Local elementary school participating in fundraiser to provide support for library resources.

(Stock photo)
This t-shirt is a sample of the give-aways for the Sept. 30 Celebrate Seniors Resource EXPO. Photo: IRIS

Castlegar seniors resource expo happening Sept. 30

Event will feature information, resources, refreshments, door prizes, activities and entertainment

This t-shirt is a sample of the give-aways for the Sept. 30 Celebrate Seniors Resource EXPO. Photo: IRIS
The City of Castlegar will be treating weeds this week. Photo: Regional District of Central Okanagan

Castlegar sports field weed treatment to take place this week

The city will be using an iron-based herbicide

The City of Castlegar will be treating weeds this week. Photo: Regional District of Central Okanagan
Castlegar city council is holding meetings via Zoom. (City of Castlegar Screenshot)

Castlegar council makes housing, cemetery and grant decisions

Castlegar City Council took on community grants, development permits and bylaw amendments…

Castlegar city council is holding meetings via Zoom. (City of Castlegar Screenshot)
Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)

Kayaker saves man found in Columbia River under medical distress

The incident happened near Castlegar

Castlegar from the air. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
This map from the BC CDC shows new COVID-19 case counts for the week of Sept. 5 - 11.

Castlegar sees new COVID case numbers increase again

There were 27 new cases reported in the Castlegar local health area between Sept. 5 and Sept. 11

This map from the BC CDC shows new COVID-19 case counts for the week of Sept. 5 - 11.
Castlegar City Hall. Photo: Kristen Lawson
Castlegar City Hall. Photo: Kristen Lawson
The B.C. vaccine card. (B.C. government)

Castlegar dining: a look at in-person, takeout options as vaccine requirements begin

Most Castlegar restaurants will continue with in-person dining

The B.C. vaccine card. (B.C. government)
Smile Cookie week at Castlegar Tim Hortons in 2018. This year’s Smile Cookie proceeds are going to the Castlegar and District Hospital foundation. Photo: Betsy Kline
Smile Cookie week at Castlegar Tim Hortons in 2018. This year’s Smile Cookie proceeds are going to the Castlegar and District Hospital foundation. Photo: Betsy Kline