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The Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant on May 22. File photo

Suspected fentanyl and cocaine seized during RCMP search in Castlegar

Two men were taken into police custody during the search warrant

The Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant on May 22. File photo
Beautiful skies over Castlegar, BC. Faith Jackson photo/Amateur Photographer Contest entry.

Morning start: This is the fastest growing city in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Monday, May 25

Beautiful skies over Castlegar, BC. Faith Jackson photo/Amateur Photographer Contest entry.
One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher                                One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher

Kootenay wildlife restoration projects receive $5.5 million in grants

Many of the projects are taking place in the West Kootenay region

One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher                                One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher
The Columbia River treaty dam became operational in 1968 and helps to mitigate the threat of flooding in B.C., Washington and Oregon. Contributed photo

Lock at Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar to open on May 23

The navigational lock will be open every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

The Columbia River treaty dam became operational in 1968 and helps to mitigate the threat of flooding in B.C., Washington and Oregon. Contributed photo
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Morning start: Rossland is named after this person

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 22

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Up to 15 cm of snow could fall by Friday morning for Highway 3 from Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass. File photo

Snow expected to hit West Kootenay passes overnight on Thursday

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall on Highway 3 between Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass by Friday morning

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall by Friday morning for Highway 3 from Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass. File photo
2020 Castlegar Sculpturewalk officially kicks off

2020 Castlegar Sculpturewalk officially kicks off

Safety precautions are being taken along the sculpturewalk route to mitigate the threat of COVID-19

2020 Castlegar Sculpturewalk officially kicks off
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Morning start: Kootenay’s largest city has a population of over 20,000

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Wednesday, May 20

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The beach at Slocan has been undergoing upgrades recently. Photo: Anitra Winje

Vandal damages thousands of dollars worth of sod along Slocan Lake

RCMP said someone likely used a quad or side-by-side to drive over the freshly-laid sod

The beach at Slocan has been undergoing upgrades recently. Photo: Anitra Winje
Traffic delays expected on Highway 3 at Bombi Pass for several weeks

Traffic delays expected on Highway 3 at Bombi Pass for several weeks

Two road resurfacing projects getting underway near Castlegar

Traffic delays expected on Highway 3 at Bombi Pass for several weeks
Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Brent Harley and Associates photo

Province seeks feedback on proposed all-season recreation resort near New Denver

Mountain lodge, chairlifts, hiking and biking trails all part of massive resort

Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Brent Harley and Associates photo
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Morning start: The highest community in British Columbia is located in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Tuesday, May 19

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Castlegar restaurants are set to open up to dine-in customers as early as next week. (The Nineteenth photo)                                Castlegar restaurants are set to open up to dine-in customers as early as next week. (The Nineteenth photo)

Castlegar restaurants set to open for dine-in customers next week

Disposable menus and condiments, spreading out tables some precautions restaurants are taking against COVID-19

Castlegar restaurants are set to open up to dine-in customers as early as next week. (The Nineteenth photo)                                Castlegar restaurants are set to open up to dine-in customers as early as next week. (The Nineteenth photo)
A woman has died in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in Thrums on Thursday night. File photo

Woman killed in two-vehicle collision on Highway 3A

The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Looking Road in Thrums

A woman has died in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in Thrums on Thursday night. File photo
The Kootenay Gallery has moved a couple of exhibitions online as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook photo

Kootenay Gallery of Art changes operations during COVID-19 crisis

Putting exhibitions online and creating new virtual gift store some ways the gallery is coping

The Kootenay Gallery has moved a couple of exhibitions online as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Facebook photo
Riders along the trail. (Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo)

Morning start: One incredible bike track is located in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Friday, May 15

Riders along the trail. (Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo)
Cyclists, hikers asked to avoid new section of Columbia and Western Trail due to grizzly bear activity

Cyclists, hikers asked to avoid new section of Columbia and Western Trail due to grizzly bear activity

Seven grizzly bears have been reported along trail over last week

Cyclists, hikers asked to avoid new section of Columbia and Western Trail due to grizzly bear activity
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Morning start: Transporting goods to Nakusp was different in the early days

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Thursday, May 14

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Morning start: Trail’s population was higher in 1951 than it is now

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Wednesday, May 13

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Jordan Sherstobitoff and Bethany Grutter are among the Selkirk College nursing students who have started a six-week practicum with the Community Harvest Food Bank. Photos: Jennifer Small

Selkirk College nursing students kick off six-week practicum with Castlegar food bank

Students will be conducting outreach and providing harm-reduction supplies for vulnerable residents

Jordan Sherstobitoff and Bethany Grutter are among the Selkirk College nursing students who have started a six-week practicum with the Community Harvest Food Bank. Photos: Jennifer Small