Castlegar News Staff

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 exposures at three West Kootenay schools

Three West Kootenay schools have students in isolation

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
Pioneer Arena is closing for the season. Photo: John Boivin

Castlegar’s Pioneer Arena and Nelson Civic Centre closing for season

RDCK is closing the ice at two of its arenas due to financial concerns related to COVID-19

Pioneer Arena is closing for the season. Photo: John Boivin
Many seniors like Rena Phillips and her husband Frank have been isolated during the pandemic. Photo: Nanaimo News Bulletin

A call for messages for Castlegar seniors

Part our of Christmas Eve edition will be dedicated to messages for isolated seniors

Many seniors like Rena Phillips and her husband Frank have been isolated during the pandemic. Photo: Nanaimo News Bulletin
Santa and Mrs. Clause made at a previous Winterfest. Photo: Betsy Kline

No Castlegar Winterfest, but Santa Claus is coming to town

Castlegar’s annual Winterfest celebrations will look different this year but don’t worry…

Santa and Mrs. Clause made at a previous Winterfest. Photo: Betsy Kline
Crews retrieved the overturned commercial truck from the crash scene on Friday, Nov. 20. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Kootenay woman dies in Genelle collision

The incident occurred Thursday, Nov. 19.

Crews retrieved the overturned commercial truck from the crash scene on Friday, Nov. 20. Photo: Betsy Kline
Kalesnikoff Lumber will providing fir glulam beams for the new Bayview Elementary School in Kitsalano. Image courtesy Kalesnikoff Lumber

Kalesnikoff Lumber secures major contracts

The company’s mass timber facility will be producing glulam beams and cross laminated timber

Kalesnikoff Lumber will providing fir glulam beams for the new Bayview Elementary School in Kitsalano. Image courtesy Kalesnikoff Lumber
Steve Heimburger started to walk from Castlegar to Hope on July 5. Photo submitted

Man sets out on 650-kilometre walk from Castlegar to raise awareness about schizophrenia

Steve Heimburger hopes to finish trip in Hope and raise $5,000 in process

Steve Heimburger started to walk from Castlegar to Hope on July 5. Photo submitted
Glass, plastic bags and Styrofoam can now be recycled at Ootischenia landfill

Glass, plastic bags and Styrofoam can now be recycled at Ootischenia landfill

Castlegar residents now have options for recyclable materials not collected by the city.

Glass, plastic bags and Styrofoam can now be recycled at Ootischenia landfill
Former BC minister and MLA Ed Conroy passes away at 73

Former BC minister and MLA Ed Conroy passes away at 73

Ed Conroy was elected to the BC Legislature as the NDP MLA for Rossland-Trail in 1991, and in 1996.

Former BC minister and MLA Ed Conroy passes away at 73
The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper                                The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper

RDCK closes all indoor recreational facilities until at least August 18

The district said closures are necessary to meet financial plan and to deliver safe programming

The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper                                The RDCK says all district recreation facilities, such as the Nelson and District Community Complex seen here, will be closed until at least Aug. 18. Photo: Tyler Harper
Selkirk College has raised over $93,000 for its COVID-19 Student Relief Campaign. Photo courtesy of Selkirk College

Selkirk College raises over $93,000 for COVID-19 Student Relief Campaign

The amount is more than $33,000 over the initial fundraising goal set by the college

Selkirk College has raised over $93,000 for its COVID-19 Student Relief Campaign. Photo courtesy of Selkirk College
Columbia River Treaty public consultation meetings are being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Columbia River Treaty talks impacted by COVID-19 crisis

Public engagement sessions planned to be held this spring on the negotiations have been delayed

Columbia River Treaty public consultation meetings are being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
Goaltender Jake Anthony in net. (Photo courtesy of Selkirk Saints)

Selkirk Saints add two key players to roster for upcoming season

Goaltender Jake Anthony and forward Carson Erhardt have officially joined the team

Goaltender Jake Anthony in net. (Photo courtesy of Selkirk Saints)
Plans for the craft cannabis park coming to Castlegar.

Construction on Castlegar cannabis facility to start soon

Craft cannabis park will be first of its kind in Canada.

Plans for the craft cannabis park coming to Castlegar.
A local family and their out of town guests were among those who took advantage of the outdoor skating rinks at Kinnaird Park last January. (Betsy Kline/ Castlegar News)

Castlegar outdoor skating rinks open

The rinks at Kinnaird Park are open for the season

A local family and their out of town guests were among those who took advantage of the outdoor skating rinks at Kinnaird Park last January. (Betsy Kline/ Castlegar News)
Unionized City of Castlegar workers to get two-per-cent wage increase

Unionized City of Castlegar workers to get two-per-cent wage increase

City of Castlegar and its unionized workers have reached a four-and-a-half year collective agreement

Unionized City of Castlegar workers to get two-per-cent wage increase
Castlegar man dies after being struck by train

Castlegar man dies after being struck by train

No foul play suspected in death

Castlegar man dies after being struck by train
A cross section of the Columbia Avenue Complete Street Project.

Expect delays on Columbia Avenue

Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will be seeing delays as concrete is poured this week.

A cross section of the Columbia Avenue Complete Street Project.
A greyhound bus slid off the road Tuesday afternoon just outside of Castlegar on a day where accidents and stuck vehicles could be spotted everywhere. No one was injured in the incident. (Lynn Hamm/Special to Castlegar News)

Greyhound bus slides off road near Castlegar

A greyhound bus slid off the road Tuesday afternoon just outside of Castlegar

A greyhound bus slid off the road Tuesday afternoon just outside of Castlegar on a day where accidents and stuck vehicles could be spotted everywhere. No one was injured in the incident. (Lynn Hamm/Special to Castlegar News)