Chelsea Novak

A commercial vehicle briefly became stuck on the ramp from Highway 22 to Highway 3 on Friday morning due to poor road conditions. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Forecast calls for snow in Castlegar Friday afternoon and overnight

Friday’s weather forecast is calling for more snow in Castlegar.

A commercial vehicle briefly became stuck on the ramp from Highway 22 to Highway 3 on Friday morning due to poor road conditions. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
There is a snowfall warning in effect for Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Snowfall warning in effect for Highway 3 near Castlegar

Environment Canada warns a long period of snow totaling of 25 to 30 centimeters of snow is expected.

There is a snowfall warning in effect for Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
My husband Jordan Abel (centre) and I celebrated his Griffin Poetry Prize win with his publisher Kevin Williams (left).

Chelsea Novak: Looking back at 2017

Looking back at 2017, so much happened that it’s hard to keep it all straight.

My husband Jordan Abel (centre) and I celebrated his Griffin Poetry Prize win with his publisher Kevin Williams (left).
Castlegar Rebels forward Chris Breese battled one of the Grand Forks Border Bruins during Friday night’s game. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar Rebels shut out Grand Forks Border Bruins for 12th straight win

The Castlegar Rebels shut out the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Friday night.

Castlegar Rebels forward Chris Breese battled one of the Grand Forks Border Bruins during Friday night’s game. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Lynwood Crescent. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

MAP AND PHOTO GALLERY: Castlegar’s 2017 holiday displays

If you haven’t yet gone out looking at Christmas lights, Castlegar News…

Lynwood Crescent. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
There was a two-vehicle collision on Broadwater Road on Thursday afternoon. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

UPDATE: Two-vehicle accident on Broadwater Road near Castlegar

The accident took place outside Johnny’s Grocery Gas, and RCMP were on the scene.

There was a two-vehicle collision on Broadwater Road on Thursday afternoon. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Local politicians are hopeful about the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty. (File photo)

West Kootenay politicians hopeful about Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Conroy said the government has heard from First Nations throughout the Basin.

Local politicians are hopeful about the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty. (File photo)
Cold, dry weather expected after snowstorm

Cold, dry weather expected after snowstorm

After a snowstorm on Tuesday, Castlegar is expected to see colder, drier weather.

Cold, dry weather expected after snowstorm
Ren Mason, former Castlegar Rebels defenseman, returns to the team. (From web)

Former Castlegar Rebels defenseman returns

A former Castlegar Rebels defenseman is returning to help the team strengthen its blueline depth.

Ren Mason, former Castlegar Rebels defenseman, returns to the team. (From web)
There was a two-vehicle collision at Columbia Avenue and 18th Street early Tuesday afternoon. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

VIDEO: One injured in Collision at Columbia and 18th in Castlegar

Two cars collide at intersection on Columbia Avenue

There was a two-vehicle collision at Columbia Avenue and 18th Street early Tuesday afternoon. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Between Dec. 7 and 14, 55 of 56 flights scheduled in and out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport were cancelled. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

55 flights cancelled at West Kootenay Regional Airport in eight days

Gerry Rempel, the airport manager, said a low cloud ceiling was behind the cancelled flights.

Between Dec. 7 and 14, 55 of 56 flights scheduled in and out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport were cancelled. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Environment Canada has a winter storm watch in effect for the West Kootenay, Boundary, Kootenay Pass and Elk Valley. (Thinkstock)

Winter storm watch in effect for West Kootenay

A winter storm watch is in effect for the West Kootenay, Boundary, Kootenay Pass and Elk Valley.

Environment Canada has a winter storm watch in effect for the West Kootenay, Boundary, Kootenay Pass and Elk Valley. (Thinkstock)
Castlegar’s Tanner Costa stares down Nelson’s Jackson Zimmermann at the end of Saturday’s game. (Tyler Harper)

UPDATE: Castlegar Rebels have winning weekend against Leafs and Nitehawks

The Castlegar Rebels defeated the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks over the weekend.

Castlegar’s Tanner Costa stares down Nelson’s Jackson Zimmermann at the end of Saturday’s game. (Tyler Harper)
The 7th Annual Christmas Classic hockey game will take place at the Castlegar Community Complex on Saturday. (Submitted)

Christmas Classic supports Castlegar hockey organizations

This year’s game pits Team Price against Shawn “Captain” Hook — the Juno-nominated singer.

The 7th Annual Christmas Classic hockey game will take place at the Castlegar Community Complex on Saturday. (Submitted)
Castlegar residents can expect snow over the weekend, which should still be on the ground come Christmas. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar expecting snow over weekend

Dig out those shovels…

Castlegar residents can expect snow over the weekend, which should still be on the ground come Christmas. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The man who was struck was treated on scene by paramedics. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle near Castlegar Tim Horton’s

A section of Columbia Avenue was closed this morning after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle

The man who was struck was treated on scene by paramedics. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The Province of B.C. and the Columbia Basin Trust have partnered to fund the creation of affordable rental housing in the Basin. (Thinkstock)

UPDATE: Columbia Basin Trust adds detail on $28 million new affordable housing plan

The Province and the CBT will each provide $14 million to create affordable rental housing

The Province of B.C. and the Columbia Basin Trust have partnered to fund the creation of affordable rental housing in the Basin. (Thinkstock)
SQx Dance Company’s Interactive Dance Awareness program delivers dance-based learning to youth at risk across B.C. (Submitted)

Castlegar-area woman behind dance charity receives recognition

“The mission of the organization is to use dance to promote kinship, collaboration [and] teamwork.”

SQx Dance Company’s Interactive Dance Awareness program delivers dance-based learning to youth at risk across B.C. (Submitted)
The Columbia Basin Trust announced Thursday that it is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage in the Basin. (Submitted)

CBT announces $11.6 million over 3 years for arts, culture and heritage

The Columbia Basin Trust will offer $11.6 million over three years for arts, culture and heritage.

The Columbia Basin Trust announced Thursday that it is expanding its support for arts, culture and heritage in the Basin. (Submitted)
Doug Rankmore (left), CEO of Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation, gave a presentation on the foundation’s new campaign to raise $8 million for JoeAnna’s House, which will provide a place to stay for families travelling to Kelowna for care at KGH, at Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland on Monday. Lisa Pasin, director of development for KBRH Health Foundation, attended and Warren Kalawsky, general manager of the Prestige, spoke to Prestige Hotels & Resorts support of the project. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation raising funds for JoeAnna’s House

The facility has been named JoeAnna’s House after Joe and Anna Huber.

Doug Rankmore (left), CEO of Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation, gave a presentation on the foundation’s new campaign to raise $8 million for JoeAnna’s House, which will provide a place to stay for families travelling to Kelowna for care at KGH, at Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland on Monday. Lisa Pasin, director of development for KBRH Health Foundation, attended and Warren Kalawsky, general manager of the Prestige, spoke to Prestige Hotels & Resorts support of the project. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)