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CMHA players can’t travel outside of their community to play games until at least next month. Photo: File photo

Castlegar Minor Hockey Association pauses game play following new COVID-19 health protocols

The association currently can’t play teams outside of their community

CMHA players can’t travel outside of their community to play games until at least next month. Photo: File photo
The location of the proposed bouldering facility. Photo: Connor Trembley

Bouldering gym in the works for Castlegar

The 4,500-square-foot facility could open downtown late next year

The location of the proposed bouldering facility. Photo: Connor Trembley
Crews were out retrieving the overturned commercial truck from the crash scene on Friday afternoon. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Woman facing life-threatening injuries following multi-vehicle collision on Hwy 22

The crash near Genelle cause a portion of the highway to be closed for over six hours

Crews were out retrieving the overturned commercial truck from the crash scene on Friday afternoon. Photo: Betsy Kline
The incident occurred around Genelle. Photo: Google Maps

Driver airlifted to hospital after Hwy 22 collision near Genelle

A passenger vehicle collided with a transport truck

The incident occurred around Genelle. Photo: Google Maps
The resort has implemented many health protocols around COVID-19 this season. Photo: Red Mountain

Red Mountain set to open up on Dec. 12

Mandatory masks inside facilities, physical distancing protocols some precautions resort is taking

The resort has implemented many health protocols around COVID-19 this season. Photo: Red Mountain
Ferreira is coming from the Kamloops Storm. Photo: Castlegar Rebels

Adam Ferreira joins Castlegar Rebels

Ferreira will hit the ice with the team in December

Ferreira is coming from the Kamloops Storm. Photo: Castlegar Rebels
People enjoying the new trail. Connor Trembley photo.

New wheelchair-accessible trail built near Rossland’s Seven Summits Trail

The trail includes wheelchair-accessible washroom and ramp to Booty’s Cabin

People enjoying the new trail. Connor Trembley photo.
The centre has received more kittens recently. Photo: BC SPCA

West Kootenay animal centre sees spike in adoptions during pandemic

There have also been more pets coming into the centre

The centre has received more kittens recently. Photo: BC SPCA
Heavy snow has resulted in power outages in the West Kootenay region. Photo: Connor Trembley

Power restored to thousands of households in West Kootenay region

Heavy snow resulted in tree(s) falling onto power lines this morning

Heavy snow has resulted in power outages in the West Kootenay region. Photo: Connor Trembley
Sales were up considerably at the course this season. Photo: Castlegar Golf Course

Castlegar Golf Club has stellar season

Sales and visits were up considerably during the 2020 season

Sales were up considerably at the course this season. Photo: Castlegar Golf Course
The vehicle fire started at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Photo: Connor Trembley

Semi fire temporarily closes Highway 3 near Castlegar

The section of highway has since reopened to traffic

The vehicle fire started at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Photo: Connor Trembley
Snow came early to the West Kootenay this year. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

West Kootenay experiences frigid, snowy October

The region experienced one of its snowiest Octobers on record

Snow came early to the West Kootenay this year. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Between 2000 and 3000 vehicles were checked for having proper winter tires. Photo: Chris Wolfram

Eleven vehicles turned around during winter tire check on Hwy 3

The inspection was conducted at the brake check near Castlegar on Oct. 22

Between 2000 and 3000 vehicles were checked for having proper winter tires. Photo: Chris Wolfram
The crash took out a street pole and damaged the side of the building. Photo: Connor Trembley

Car crashes into Castlegar coffee shop

The coffee shop owner said the crash has caused thousand of dollars in damages

The crash took out a street pole and damaged the side of the building. Photo: Connor Trembley
A sign has been put outside Castlegar City Hall to remind people to wear masks. Photo: City of Castlegar

Masks now mandatory at City of Castlegar buildings

People with disabilities or underlying medical conditions exempt from rule

A sign has been put outside Castlegar City Hall to remind people to wear masks. Photo: City of Castlegar
The bobsled race has traditionally been a staple event at the carnival. File photo

Upcoming Rossland Winter Carnival cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis

This is the first time the carnival won’t be held in decades

The bobsled race has traditionally been a staple event at the carnival. File photo
The fundraiser is anticipated to occur again next year. Photo: Deb Penner

Castlegar Blue Barn Pet staff raise $15,579 for charities

Staff decided to hold fundraiser after they had to cancel their pet festival this fall

The fundraiser is anticipated to occur again next year. Photo: Deb Penner
Enrolment is down across the entire district. File photo

SD 20 experiences small decline in student enrolment

District staff said more parents are homeschooling their children this year due to COVID-19 crisis

Enrolment is down across the entire district. File photo
One of the cars ended up on the curb along the highway. Photo: Connor Trembley

Two-vehicle collision occurs around Highway 3 in Ootischenia

None of the motorists were injured in the incident

One of the cars ended up on the curb along the highway. Photo: Connor Trembley
The portion of highway was temporarily reduced to single-lane alternating traffic. Photo: Connor Trembley

Commercial trailer catches fire near Castlegar

Traffic was delayed along Hwy 3

The portion of highway was temporarily reduced to single-lane alternating traffic. Photo: Connor Trembley