Betsy Kline

A truck went into the Kootenay River at the Glade Ferry landing Aug. 7. Photo: Submitted

Truck plunges into river near Glade Ferry landing

Driver rescued by Glade Ferry operator

A truck went into the Kootenay River at the Glade Ferry landing Aug. 7. Photo: Submitted
Rabies has been detected in skunk in the Nelson area. File photo
Rabies has been detected in skunk in the Nelson area. File photo
The swimming ponds at Millennium Park in Castlegar. Photo: John K. White
The swimming ponds at Millennium Park in Castlegar. Photo: John K. White
The Castlegar Girls on Boards group meets at the Rotary Skatepark. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar Girls on Boards group celebrates one year anniversary

The group has riders of all abilities and ages

The Castlegar Girls on Boards group meets at the Rotary Skatepark. Photo: Jennifer Small
New COVID cases for July 25 to 31. Map: BCCDC

Castlegar COVID case spike continues

18 new COVID-19 cases in Castlegar last week

New COVID cases for July 25 to 31. Map: BCCDC
Small Town Artillery will be playing in Castlegar. Photo: Mary Matheson

Small Town Artillery to play Castlegar show

Small Town Artillery will be performing at the Castlegar Library’s outdoor stage August 18.

Small Town Artillery will be playing in Castlegar. Photo: Mary Matheson
Arthur Killough, 1915. Canadian Letters and Images Project

Castlegar soldier’s WWI letters now online

Collection includes Arlthur Killough’s letters to family at the Merryfield Fruit Ranch near Castlegar

Arthur Killough, 1915. Canadian Letters and Images Project
BC Wildfire Service provides all the PPE its firefighters need. Photo: BCWS

BC Wildfire Service issues warning about unapproved fundraising for Kootenay firefighters

Campaigns seeking funds for masks and PPE for Trozzo Creek wildfire firefighters

BC Wildfire Service provides all the PPE its firefighters need. Photo: BCWS
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke

West Kootenay man spends 24 hours fighting wildfire with plastic bag

Nelson resident Craig Luke douses fire near Duncan Lake

Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
The mural in the 200 block of Columbia Avenue in downtown Castlegar was painted by Matty Kakes. Photo: Submitted

Downtown Castlegar art collaborative commissions new mural

The mural in the 200 block of Columbia Avenue in downtown Castlegar was painted by Matty Kakes.

The mural in the 200 block of Columbia Avenue in downtown Castlegar was painted by Matty Kakes. Photo: Submitted
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar had worst air quality in Canada Thursday

Only a few places in the world with worse air quality on Thursday

Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: 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