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Nathan Clement during his stop in Castlegar. Photo: Connor Trembley

Former paralympian embarks on bike trip across British Columbia

Nathan Clement hopes the trip will inspire others with disabilities to follow their dreams

Nathan Clement during his stop in Castlegar. Photo: Connor Trembley
UPDATE: Man sent to hospital following single-vehicle crash on Brilliant Bridge

UPDATE: Man sent to hospital following single-vehicle crash on Brilliant Bridge

The crash on Wednesay morning tore apart half of a white pickup truck

UPDATE: Man sent to hospital following single-vehicle crash on Brilliant Bridge
Crews responded to the incident at around 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Photo: Connor Trembley

Fifteen people evacuate Treasure Shop in Castlegar due to reported gas leak

The incident closed a section of road downtown on Tuesday afternoon

Crews responded to the incident at around 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Photo: Connor Trembley
A fire burning south of Burton in the Naumulten Mountain area earlier this month. Photo: Leanne Mentz

Crews extinguish two fires burning within 15 kilometres of Nakusp

Another fire that was burning within four kilometres of Highway 31 has also been extinguished

A fire burning south of Burton in the Naumulten Mountain area earlier this month. Photo: Leanne Mentz
Amonson has been biking across the West Kootenays to reach her 400-kilometre goal amount

Castlegar cyclist raises over $1800 for children battling cancer

Loreen Amonson has been taking part in a bicycle fundraiser since start of the month

Amonson has been biking across the West Kootenays to reach her 400-kilometre goal amount
A water bomber can be seen picking up water from the lake. Photo: Jessica Lunn Facebook photo

Boaters asked to avoid using Slocan Lake to make room for water bombers

Five water bombers were collecting water from the lake on Wednesday morning

A water bomber can be seen picking up water from the lake. Photo: Jessica Lunn Facebook photo
A new cleared section of the trail. Photo: North Slocan Trail Society Facebook photo

Significant improvements made to Slocan Lake’s Sharp Creek Trail

Crews have rerouted the trail around rockslide and have improved access to a nearby waterfall

A new cleared section of the trail. Photo: North Slocan Trail Society Facebook photo
Many businesses in Castlegar have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Photo: Betsy Kline

Five Castlegar businesses have closed since start of COVID-19: survey

Loss of income and decrease in customers some challenges businesses have faced

Many businesses in Castlegar have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Photo: Betsy Kline
The remnants of the vehicle. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department

No one injured in Highway 3 vehicle fire east of Castlegar

The fire briefly closed the section of highway on Tuesday afternoon

The remnants of the vehicle. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department
Only 35 people will be allowed in Castle Bowl at one time when the facility reopens later this month. Photo: Jason Hartleb

Castle Bowl set to reopen with reduced capacity

Bowling shoes and balls will be disinfected regularly to mitigate the threat of COVID-19

Only 35 people will be allowed in Castle Bowl at one time when the facility reopens later this month. Photo: Jason Hartleb
UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic

UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic

The portion of highway was closed for hours this morning due to a vehicle fire

UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic
The Castlegar Rotary Club has had to cancel numerous events due to the COVID-19 crisis. Photo: Castlegar Rotary Club/Facebook

Castlegar Rotary Club loses $40,000 in revenue from COVID-19 crisis

The club has had to change much of its operations during the crisis

The Castlegar Rotary Club has had to cancel numerous events due to the COVID-19 crisis. Photo: Castlegar Rotary Club/Facebook
The Mt. Flynn area fire is burning west of Highway 6. Photo: BC Wildfire Dashboard photo

Two new fires burning in the Arrow Lakes Region

One of the fires is burning approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Castlegar

The Mt. Flynn area fire is burning west of Highway 6. Photo: BC Wildfire Dashboard photo
The crash occurred on Aug. 8 near the Castlegar Golf Course. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department Facebook photo

Single-vehicle crash in Ootischenia sends driver to hospital

The crash occurred on Aug. 8 along Aaron Road

The crash occurred on Aug. 8 near the Castlegar Golf Course. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department Facebook photo
A variety of factors caused the mill to temporarily shutdown in July. Photo: John Boivin

All Mercer Celgar workers in Castlegar return to work

At least 215 of the workers were laid off during a temporary mill shutdown in July

A variety of factors caused the mill to temporarily shutdown in July. Photo: John Boivin
More lightning-caused fires could occur in the West Kootenay region over the next 36 hours. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service

Structures not threatened by wildfires burning in the Arrow and Kootenay Lakes region

Official says more lightning-caused fires could occur in region over next 36 hours

More lightning-caused fires could occur in the West Kootenay region over the next 36 hours. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service
The mean temperature was average during the month. Connor Trembley photo

West Kootenay region experiences drier-than-normal July: Report

The region only received around 57% of its normal precipitation during the month

The mean temperature was average during the month. Connor Trembley photo
The Kootenay Gallery, closed since March due to COVID-19, will reopen Aug. 6 with two different exhibits. Curator Maggie Shirley is pictured inset. Photo: Kootenay Gallery of Art

Kootenay Gallery of Art set to reopen to the public

The public will be able to enjoy artwork at the Castlegar facility again on Aug. 6

The Kootenay Gallery, closed since March due to COVID-19, will reopen Aug. 6 with two different exhibits. Curator Maggie Shirley is pictured inset. Photo: Kootenay Gallery of Art
Motorists only experienced a small traffic delay after the incident occurred. File photo

Motorcyclist injured in Highway 3A crash

Flaggers were at Playmor Junction redirecting traffic around the crash scene on Saturday

Motorists only experienced a small traffic delay after the incident occurred. File photo
A carbon monoxide detector was up to date in the home of a Castlegar family forced to evacuate last week. Photo: Lachlan Labere

Family safe after natural gas leak in Castlegar house

Castlegar Fire Department members and Fortis BC member attended incident last Friday

A carbon monoxide detector was up to date in the home of a Castlegar family forced to evacuate last week. Photo: Lachlan Labere