Chelsea Novak

Some Castlegar business owners have concerns about minimum wage increase

Some Castlegar business owners have concerns about minimum wage increase

Castlegar business owners generally support the increases to the minimum wage, but have questions.

Some Castlegar business owners have concerns about minimum wage increase
Bill Rotheisler, head coach and manager for the Castlegar Rebels, spoke to his players during practice on Tuesday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels readying to meet Nitehawks in playoffs

Castlegar Rebels readying to meet Beaver Valley Nitehawks in playoffs

Bill Rotheisler, head coach and manager for the Castlegar Rebels, spoke to his players during practice on Tuesday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The winners of Scotties Marina’s 13th Annual Fishing Derby: Scott Beauchamp (left), second place at 12.96 pounds; Scott Bartlett (centre), first place at 15.2 pounds; and Fred Maloff (right), third place at 12.70 pounds. (Submitted)

Over 100 participate in annual fishing derby near Castlegar

118 people participated in Scotties Marina’s 13th Annual Fishing Derby.

The winners of Scotties Marina’s 13th Annual Fishing Derby: Scott Beauchamp (left), second place at 12.96 pounds; Scott Bartlett (centre), first place at 15.2 pounds; and Fred Maloff (right), third place at 12.70 pounds. (Submitted)
Castlegar firefighters entered Kootenay Market early Monday afternoon to investigate a suspected gas leak. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

UPDATED: Suspected gas leak at Castlegar’s Kootenay Market leads to evacuation

There was a suspected gas leak at the Kootenay Market in Castlegar early Monday afternoon.

Castlegar firefighters entered Kootenay Market early Monday afternoon to investigate a suspected gas leak. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The Castlegar Rebels’ Chris Breese scored an unassisted short-handed goal on a breakaway in the second period against the Nelson Leafs on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels defeat Nelson Leafs in physical game

The Castlegar Rebels won against the Nelson Leafs in a physical game on Friday.

The Castlegar Rebels’ Chris Breese scored an unassisted short-handed goal on a breakaway in the second period against the Nelson Leafs on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Castlegar Complex enhancements proceeding to referendum

Castlegar Complex enhancements proceeding to referendum

Enhancements to the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex will proceed to referendum.

Castlegar Complex enhancements proceeding to referendum
Castlegar residents may hear Celgar drill on Monday

Castlegar residents may hear Celgar drill on Monday

Zellstoff Celgar will be conducting an evacuation drill on Monday at 11:30 a.m.

Castlegar residents may hear Celgar drill on Monday
Members of Castlegar Search and Rescue (CSAR) responded to an injured snowmobiler in the Goose Creek area. (Courtesy of CSAR)

Castlegar Search and Rescue team aids injured snowmobiler

Members of the local search and rescue team responded to an injured snowmobiler near Goose Greek.

Members of Castlegar Search and Rescue (CSAR) responded to an injured snowmobiler in the Goose Creek area. (Courtesy of CSAR)
Castlegar City Council plans to look at short-term rental regulations

Castlegar City Council plans to look at short-term rental regulations

One councillor says Castlegar should start getting ready with short-term rental regulations.

Castlegar City Council plans to look at short-term rental regulations
The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is producing a Central Kootenay Farm & Food Directory and invites local food producers to list their businesses. (centralkootenayfood.ca)

Central Kootenay Food Policy Council creating regional farm and food directory

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is producing a first Central Kootenay Farm Food Directory.

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is producing a Central Kootenay Farm & Food Directory and invites local food producers to list their businesses. (centralkootenayfood.ca)
Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

The final draft of a destination development strategy for the Highway 3 corridor is ready.

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut
Participants from last year’s Junior Dragons’ Den Championship. (juniordragonsden.com)

Junior Dragons’ Den hopefuls should apply soon

The deadline for this year’s Junior Dragons’ Den competition is quickly approaching.

Participants from last year’s Junior Dragons’ Den Championship. (juniordragonsden.com)
Edward Lindsey tied things up for the Castlegar Rebels in the third period against the Spokane Braves on Friday. (Jenn Small)

Castlegar Rebels tie with Leafs an emotional lift

The Castlegar Rebels tied against the Nelson Leafs on Saturday after a tough loss to Spokane.

Edward Lindsey tied things up for the Castlegar Rebels in the third period against the Spokane Braves on Friday. (Jenn Small)
Hartot Kaur, a Selkirk student from India, painted henna tattoos to raise money for the Castlegar Refugee Project at the International Culture Festival on Monday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

International culture on display in Castlegar

The Castlegar Refugee Project held its International Culture Festival on Monday.

Hartot Kaur, a Selkirk student from India, painted henna tattoos to raise money for the Castlegar Refugee Project at the International Culture Festival on Monday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Brilliant talent and culture on display

Brilliant talent and culture on display

The Castlegar Refugee Project held its first International Talent Showcase.

Brilliant talent and culture on display
Residents spent time considering the options before hearing a presentation and giving feedback at the “Build Your Own Activity Hub” open house in May. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Survey says most residents would support full enhancements to Castlegar Complex in referendum

A survey says most residents would support full enhancements to the Complex in a referendum.

Residents spent time considering the options before hearing a presentation and giving feedback at the “Build Your Own Activity Hub” open house in May. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

The bull elk spotted on a rooftop was able to get up there by using snow to climb onto the carport.

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof
A family of lynx was spotted on Rino’s Run at Red Mountain over the weekend. (Rob Stroud)

Animal hijinks aplenty in the region

Local animals popped up in weird places this week.

A family of lynx was spotted on Rino’s Run at Red Mountain over the weekend. (Rob Stroud)
Volunteers for the Horse Association of Central Kootenay (HACK) served borscht at the Valentine’s Market and Borscht Lunch Fundraiser at the Crescent Valley Hall on Saturday. Left to right: Cindy Martin, Pam Malekow, Kloe Walsh, Marg Smolinski, Hannah Barber, Trina Walsh and Elaine Malekow. Not pictured: Darlyn Pasin, Amy Berukoff and her two daughters Charlie and Emma. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Valentine’s market and lunch raises funds for kids’ horse camp

Volunteers for the Horse Association of Central Kootenay served borscht at the Valentine’s Market

Volunteers for the Horse Association of Central Kootenay (HACK) served borscht at the Valentine’s Market and Borscht Lunch Fundraiser at the Crescent Valley Hall on Saturday. Left to right: Cindy Martin, Pam Malekow, Kloe Walsh, Marg Smolinski, Hannah Barber, Trina Walsh and Elaine Malekow. Not pictured: Darlyn Pasin, Amy Berukoff and her two daughters Charlie and Emma. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Marc-André Choquette is the executive chef at the Velvet Restaurant, which will soon open inside the Josie Hotel at Red Mountain. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Chef Choquette bringing fine dining to Red Mountain

Red Mountain will soon be home to a fine dining experience with a view of the chairlift.

Marc-André Choquette is the executive chef at the Velvet Restaurant, which will soon open inside the Josie Hotel at Red Mountain. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)