Chelsea Novak

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued snowboarders

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued snowboarders
Temperatures have been unseasonably mild in Castlegar. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar weekend forecast calls for wet snow, mild temperatures

Wet snow and unseasonably mild temperatures are in the forecast for Castlegar this weekend.

Temperatures have been unseasonably mild in Castlegar. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) coordinator Alana Murdoch and other volunteers provided entertaining and engaging activities for children as part of Family Literacy Week celebrations at the Castlegar Library last year. CBAL’s new coordinator, Corinne Svardfeldt, and volunteers will deliver activities at this year’s celebration on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Besty Kline/file photo)
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) coordinator Alana Murdoch and other volunteers provided entertaining and engaging activities for children as part of Family Literacy Week celebrations at the Castlegar Library last year. CBAL’s new coordinator, Corinne Svardfeldt, and volunteers will deliver activities at this year’s celebration on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Besty Kline/file photo)
Bill Green, owner of Triple Play Athletics and a partner in the PACE program, gave a presentation to Rossland parents at Seven Summits Centre for Learning last semester. (Courtesy of Andrea Pearce)

Two programs aid student-athletes in achieving goals

Two dads who raised athletes are providing options for students who want to pursue athletic careers.

Bill Green, owner of Triple Play Athletics and a partner in the PACE program, gave a presentation to Rossland parents at Seven Summits Centre for Learning last semester. (Courtesy of Andrea Pearce)
West Kootenay search and rescue groups host Avalanche Awareness Day

West Kootenay search and rescue groups host Avalanche Awareness Day

“If you want to survive in the backcountry, you’ve got to be self-sufficient.”

West Kootenay search and rescue groups host Avalanche Awareness Day
The Castlegar Rebels’ assistant coach Angus Campbell addressed the team before practice started on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels working hard over break from play

The team is on a three-game losing streak, but before that had won 14 consecutive games.

The Castlegar Rebels’ assistant coach Angus Campbell addressed the team before practice started on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Ryan Bennett is the Castlegar Rebels first commitment for the 2018-19 season. (Submitted)

Castlegar Rebels sign first commitment for next season

“We are extremely excited to have such a talented and young player joining us next season.”

Ryan Bennett is the Castlegar Rebels first commitment for the 2018-19 season. (Submitted)
More snow is expected over Friday night, according to weather forecaster Chris Cowan. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

More snow expected over Friday night in Castlegar

Castlegar’s weather forecast calls for more snow Friday night, cold temperatures and sun on Sunday.

More snow is expected over Friday night, according to weather forecaster Chris Cowan. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Castlegar’s Silly Monkeys Childcare will be improving its indoor and outdoor spaces as one of the recipients of a Columbia Basin Trust Child Care Capital Grant. (Submitted)

UPDATED: Castlegar child care facilities receive CBT grants for upgrades

Three Castlegar child care facilities will receive Child Care Capital Grants from CBT.

Castlegar’s Silly Monkeys Childcare will be improving its indoor and outdoor spaces as one of the recipients of a Columbia Basin Trust Child Care Capital Grant. (Submitted)
Carol Reynolds’ exhibition Between the Trees will run at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 15 until July 28. (Courtesy of the Kootenay Gallery of Art)

2018 Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibitions will explore place

The gallery has announced its 2018 schedule and this year will see six shows that reflect place.

Carol Reynolds’ exhibition Between the Trees will run at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from June 15 until July 28. (Courtesy of the Kootenay Gallery of Art)
Castlegar airport flight tracker — Jan. 1 to 7

Castlegar airport flight tracker — Jan. 1 to 7

Over a third of the flights scheduled in and out of WKRA were cancelled in December.

Castlegar airport flight tracker — Jan. 1 to 7
Chris Breese returned to the Castlegar Rebels this season, after playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League last season. (Jenn Small)

He won’t shoot the breeze, but Breese loves to shoot

Breese hopes the team can make it all the way to the championship.

Chris Breese returned to the Castlegar Rebels this season, after playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League last season. (Jenn Small)
Fire departments across the Regional District of Central Kootenay are looking to recruit new volunteers firefighters. (From the RDCK website)

Regional District of Central Kootenay releases firefighter recruitment video

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has launched a recruitment video.

Fire departments across the Regional District of Central Kootenay are looking to recruit new volunteers firefighters. (From the RDCK website)
UPDATED: 91-year-old man struck by transit bus in Castlegar dies

UPDATED: 91-year-old man struck by transit bus in Castlegar dies

A 91-year-old man who was struck by a BC Transit bus last Tuesday has passed away.

UPDATED: 91-year-old man struck by transit bus in Castlegar dies
Curt Doyle’s save percentage during Tuesday night’s game against Beaver Valley was 0.920. (Jenn Small/File photo)

Castlegar Rebels lose rematch against Nitehawks

Following Saturday’s loss, the Rebels faced the Nitehawks a second time on Tuesday and came up short.

Curt Doyle’s save percentage during Tuesday night’s game against Beaver Valley was 0.920. (Jenn Small/File photo)
John Moeller scored the Rebels’ first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Saturday night. (Jenn Small)

UPDATED: Castlegar Rebels’ streak ends with two weekend losses

The Castlegar Rebels’ 14-game winning streak came to an end with two weekend losses.

John Moeller scored the Rebels’ first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Saturday night. (Jenn Small)
Local search and rescue groups rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22. Some of the same search and rescue groups will be at Red Mountain Resort on Jan. 13 for Avalanche Awareness Day. Last year several Castlegar Search and Rescue members were on hand. (File photo)

Search and rescue teams rescue stranded snowmobiler near Castlegar

Local search and rescue teams rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22.

Local search and rescue groups rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22. Some of the same search and rescue groups will be at Red Mountain Resort on Jan. 13 for Avalanche Awareness Day. Last year several Castlegar Search and Rescue members were on hand. (File photo)
Local search and rescue groups rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22. Some of the same search and rescue groups will be at Red Mountain Resort on Jan. 13 for Avalanche Awareness Day. Last year several Castlegar Search and Rescue members were on hand. (File photo)

Search and rescue teams rescue stranded snowmobiler near Castlegar

Local search and rescue teams rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22.

Local search and rescue groups rescued a stranded snowmobiler on Friday, Dec. 22. Some of the same search and rescue groups will be at Red Mountain Resort on Jan. 13 for Avalanche Awareness Day. Last year several Castlegar Search and Rescue members were on hand. (File photo)
The Castlegar Rebels Tanner Douglas has had an excellent season so far, with a save percentage of 0.937 over 14 games. (File photo)

Castlegar Rebels defeat Bruins for 14th straight win

The Castlegar Rebels ended 2017 with their 14th straight win.

The Castlegar Rebels Tanner Douglas has had an excellent season so far, with a save percentage of 0.937 over 14 games. (File photo)
Vince Bitonti scored for the Rebels during Saturday night’s game against the Spokane Braves. (Jenn Small)

Castlegar Rebels clinch playoff spot with 13th win in a row

The Castlegar Rebels clinched a spot in this season’s playoffs with their 13th win in a row.

Vince Bitonti scored for the Rebels during Saturday night’s game against the Spokane Braves. (Jenn Small)