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Community Harvest Food Bank volunteer Val Field loading a truck with donated items. Photo: submitted

Castlegar food bank gearing up for winter

Find out how you can help

Community Harvest Food Bank volunteer Val Field loading a truck with donated items. Photo: submitted
(Black Press Media stock photo)

RCMP investigating rash of thefts in mid-town Castlegar

Truck theft, break and enters, and thefts from vehicles all happened Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2

(Black Press Media stock photo)
A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation proposal in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting

Opinion: Do we really want more housing in Castlegar?

We can’t demand more housing and then complain about every development proposal

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation proposal in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting
The Castlegar Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle incident Monday morning. Photo: CFD
The Castlegar Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle incident Monday morning. Photo: CFD
Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held in Castlegar at the Cenotaph on Nov. 11. Photo: Betsy Kline

Remembrance Day ceremony plans for Castlegar

Ceremony will take place at the Kinsmen Park Cenotaph

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held in Castlegar at the Cenotaph on Nov. 11. Photo: Betsy Kline
Photo: Leigh Akselson
Photo: Leigh Akselson

Favourite fall photos from Castlegar readers

Check out these local photos

Photo: Leigh Akselson
Photo: Leigh Akselson
This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.

COVID-19 cases continue to decline across West Kootenay

The region saw 29 new cases from Oct. 17 to 23

This map from the B.C Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 17 to 23.
Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club was one of the recipients of provincial gaming grants. Athletes Lily Garthe (left) and Adriana Wilson (right) are pictured here along with head coach Rhonda Saunders (middle). Photo: Submitted by Selkirk Challengers

Castlegar arts and sports groups receive $200,000 in gaming grants

Local groups benefit from provincial funding stream

Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club was one of the recipients of provincial gaming grants. Athletes Lily Garthe (left) and Adriana Wilson (right) are pictured here along with head coach Rhonda Saunders (middle). Photo: Submitted by Selkirk Challengers
Last year’s High Rise Challenge team raised $1300. (L to R) Nick Ahlefield, Jordan Thomas, Jason Twizell, Nathan Mitchel. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department Facebook photo
Last year’s High Rise Challenge team raised $1300. (L to R) Nick Ahlefield, Jordan Thomas, Jason Twizell, Nathan Mitchel. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department Facebook photo
B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy leading forest legislation overhaul

Conroy was appointed forestr minister less than a year ago

B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.

COVID-19 cases decline across West Kootenay

Across the West Kootenay there was a total of 53 new cases last week

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.
Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Castlegar students help plant 1 million seeds for pollinators

Castlegar Butterflyway is creating meadows near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
This floating lantern was one of many launched in memory of a loved one at a Castlegar Hospice Event in 2018. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Hospice holding online auction

Find out how you can support local hospice services

This floating lantern was one of many launched in memory of a loved one at a Castlegar Hospice Event in 2018. Photo: Betsy Kline
Map: new cases reported during the week of Oct. 3 to 9, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

COVID-19 cases increasing again in Castlegar

New school exposures reported

Map: new cases reported during the week of Oct. 3 to 9, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
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