Betsy Kline

Castlegar Victim Services program is now without staff. Photo: Google Street View

Castlegar victim services left without staff

One position has been vacant for 18 months

Castlegar Victim Services program is now without staff. Photo: Google Street View
A Destination Castlegar survey shows Castlegar area residents think the outdoors is our best tourist attraction. Photo: Betsy Kline

Survey: Castlegar area residents see outdoor recreation as top tourist draw

The results of a survey done by Destination Castlegar reveal how local…

A Destination Castlegar survey shows Castlegar area residents think the outdoors is our best tourist attraction. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar Fire Department members used the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of one of the vehicles. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar Fire Department members used the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of one of the vehicles. Photo: Betsy Kline
Ground breaking at Habitat for Humanity project in Castlegar, April 19, 2022. (L-R) Neil Coburn, board chair Habitat for Humanity South East BC (HHSEBC); Elaine Pura, executive director HHSEBC; Castlegar Mayor Kirk Duff; Sean Thorton, HHSEBC board member. Photo: Betsy Kline

Construction begins on Habitat for Humanity fourplex in Castlegar

Applications for ownership open in May

Ground breaking at Habitat for Humanity project in Castlegar, April 19, 2022. (L-R) Neil Coburn, board chair Habitat for Humanity South East BC (HHSEBC); Elaine Pura, executive director HHSEBC; Castlegar Mayor Kirk Duff; Sean Thorton, HHSEBC board member. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
Castlegar & District Community Services Society (CDCSS) wants everyone to know that victim supports are available locally. Photo: Betsy Kline

Sexual assault supports available in Castlegar

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Castlegar & District Community Services Society (CDCSS) wants everyone to know that victim supports are available locally. Photo: Betsy Kline
L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay women selling cookies to support Canucks Autism Network

The cookies are available from Kaslo to Rossland, Salmo to Slocan and all points in between

L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be getting new runway lighting. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport to get runway lighting upgrades

Castlegar’s airport will get new solar LED runway edge lights

The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be getting new runway lighting. Photo: Betsy Kline
Location of a proposed development for 2405 Columbia Avenue. Image: City of Castlegar

Castlegar council votes to allow development at Brandson Park to move forward

The mixed-use residential/commercial development at 2405 Columbia Ave. will create 54 housing units

Location of a proposed development for 2405 Columbia Avenue. Image: City of Castlegar
Seized catalytic converters in a photo released by Surrey RCMP.

Catalytic converter thieves hitting Castlegar

Three vehicles had catalytic converters cut off

Seized catalytic converters in a photo released by Surrey RCMP.
Pat Henman: “I wrote this book for many reasons, one of them being that the criminal system re-look at their treatment of victims, plus to loudly suggest that lawmakers devise a plan to make sure a repeat or first offender can never do this again to innocent people.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Castlegar Library hosting in-person reading and book signing with Kootenay author Pat Henman

Henman will read from her book Beyond the Legal Limit: Surviving a Collision with a Drunk Driver

Pat Henman: “I wrote this book for many reasons, one of them being that the criminal system re-look at their treatment of victims, plus to loudly suggest that lawmakers devise a plan to make sure a repeat or first offender can never do this again to innocent people.” Photo: Bill Metcalfe
During the month of April, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association champions a Put Your Purple On oral health campaign. The lights on the Castlegar overpass will shine purple April 4-10. Photo: Lorraine and Ken Lebedoff

Purple lights on Castlegar overpass aim to promote healthier smiles

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association champions Put Your Purple On oral health campaign

During the month of April, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association champions a Put Your Purple On oral health campaign. The lights on the Castlegar overpass will shine purple April 4-10. Photo: Lorraine and Ken Lebedoff
The Ootischenia Fire Hall is getting a new vehicle bay. Photo: Len Coates

Ootischenia Fire Hall to get additional vehicle bay

Expansion will house rescue apparatus and address safety issues regarding insufficient storage space

The Ootischenia Fire Hall is getting a new vehicle bay. Photo: Len Coates
Soup for the Cultured Soul at home. Photo: Betsy Kline

Kootenay Gallery’s Soup for the Cultured Soul warms hearts

The art gallery fundraiser moved to homes this years

Soup for the Cultured Soul at home. Photo: Betsy Kline
Miss Castlegar 2018 waves to the crowds during the Sunfest parade. Photo: Betsy Kline

Cue the fireworks: Castlegar Sunfest is back

Festival will take place the first week of June

Miss Castlegar 2018 waves to the crowds during the Sunfest parade. Photo: Betsy Kline
Programming at the Blueberry Creek Community School is one of the programs you can give feedback on. Photo: 2017 garden project (Submitted)
Programming at the Blueberry Creek Community School is one of the programs you can give feedback on. Photo: 2017 garden project (Submitted)
Castlegar U11 Junior Rebels Ice Hawks. Back row: Paul Barclay, Rob Wicharuk, Roger Maio, Dave Parker, Nelson Cordeiro; middle row: River Benbow, Aven Maio, Gunner Manson, Ryden Wicharuk, Cain Mcdonald, Sam Carew, Griffin Cordeiro; front row: Kesler Barclay, Emmett Blunderfield, Quinn Hooper, Cash Parker, Morgan Mcelhinney Photo: Submitted

Castlegar U11 Ice Hawks win West Kootenay League championship

Castlegar team brings home the West Kootenay banner

Castlegar U11 Junior Rebels Ice Hawks. Back row: Paul Barclay, Rob Wicharuk, Roger Maio, Dave Parker, Nelson Cordeiro; middle row: River Benbow, Aven Maio, Gunner Manson, Ryden Wicharuk, Cain Mcdonald, Sam Carew, Griffin Cordeiro; front row: Kesler Barclay, Emmett Blunderfield, Quinn Hooper, Cash Parker, Morgan Mcelhinney Photo: Submitted
Castlegar Search and Rescue has a new ‘snowbulance’. Photo: SCAR

Castlegar Search and Rescue purchases ‘snowbulance’

The contraption will provide a safer and smoother ride for patients

Castlegar Search and Rescue has a new ‘snowbulance’. Photo: SCAR
Photo: Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay

Kootenay Teen Book Club meeting March 26

This month’s book is The Barren Grounds by David Robertson

Photo: Thorsten Frenzel - Pixabay
Vote for Castlegar on Thursday. Photo: Betsy Kline

VOTE TODAY: Castlegar progresses to next round in Best Small Town competition

Voting takes place on Thursday, March 24 against Nakusp

Vote for Castlegar on Thursday. Photo: Betsy Kline