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A string of vandalism incidents have been reported in Rossland over the last two days. Photo courtesy of Google Maps                                A string of vandalism incidents have been reported in Rossland over the last two days. Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Three vandalism incidents reported in Rossland over last two days

A door and power hoist motor have been damaged during the string of incidents

A string of vandalism incidents have been reported in Rossland over the last two days. Photo courtesy of Google Maps                                A string of vandalism incidents have been reported in Rossland over the last two days. Photo courtesy of Google Maps
A view of Rossland in 1912. File photo

Morning start: This Kootenay town is one of Canada’s highest cities

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Tuesday, May 12

A view of Rossland in 1912. File photo
The grizzly bears were seen multiple times near the Columbia and Western Trail last week. Photo courtesy of Columbia and Western Trail’s Facebook Page

Grizzly bears spotted along the Columbia and Western Trail near Castlegar

Cyclists and hikers are asked to avoid using sections of the trail in the meantime

The grizzly bears were seen multiple times near the Columbia and Western Trail last week. Photo courtesy of Columbia and Western Trail’s Facebook Page
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Morning Start: Castlegar is one of two B.C. cities with a rock climbing area within its limits

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Monday, May 11

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The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has raised enough money to buy Waterline in Castlegar. File photo

Rock climbing group receives $30,000 grant to help purchase land in Castlegar

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has been raising funds to buy Waterline for over year

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers has raised enough money to buy Waterline in Castlegar. File photo
Nakusp RCMP look to identify vandals who damaged family’s Jeep

Nakusp RCMP look to identify vandals who damaged family’s Jeep

The incident occurred in Burton between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 5

Nakusp RCMP look to identify vandals who damaged family’s Jeep
The Castlegar Fire Department has responded to fewer calls during the COVID-19 crisis. File photo

Castlegar Fire Department sees decline in calls during COVID-19 crisis

Calls have dropped by 17 per cent when comparing start of 2019 and 2020

The Castlegar Fire Department has responded to fewer calls during the COVID-19 crisis. File photo
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Morning start: One amazing small art town is located in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Friday, May 8

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The Castlegar Skating Club has created a video to help spread unity during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo courtesy of Castlegar Skating Club

Castlegar Skating Club creates video to help spread unity during COVID-19 crisis

Skating members throw shirt over 20 times to each other in video through series of clips

The Castlegar Skating Club has created a video to help spread unity during the COVID-19 crisis. Photo courtesy of Castlegar Skating Club
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Morning start: These two Trail employers keep thousands busy at work

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Thursday, May 7

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Craig Sandvig spotted the endangered bird near Selkirk College in Castlegar on May 3. Photo courtesy of Craig Sandvig

Endangered Loggerhead shrike spotted near Selkirk College in Castlegar

There have been only 97 recorded sightings of the bird in the province to date

Craig Sandvig spotted the endangered bird near Selkirk College in Castlegar on May 3. Photo courtesy of Craig Sandvig
The family’s Jeep and boat vehicle was severely vandalized during the incident.

Family’s vehicle and boat trailer severely vandalized near Burton

Family was boating when someone smashed out vehicles’ windows, disconnected its brake lines

The family’s Jeep and boat vehicle was severely vandalized during the incident.
BC Transit is reducing daily service on its 99 Kootenay Connector bus route. File photo

BC Transit makes seasonal service reduction on West Kootenay bus route

Daily trips on the 99 Kootenay Connector route between Castlegar and Nelson have been reduced

BC Transit is reducing daily service on its 99 Kootenay Connector bus route. File photo
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Morning start: Nelson was incorporated over 120 years ago

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Wednesday, May 6

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Selkirk College has surpassed its COVID-19 student relief campaign goal with flying colours. File photo

Selkirk College raises $75,000 for COVID-19 student relief campaign

Matching funds available for donations made May 5.

Selkirk College has surpassed its COVID-19 student relief campaign goal with flying colours. File photo
Castlegar Community Services is offering to complete tax returns for single people making less than $35,000 per year or couples making less than $45,000. File photo

Castlegar Community Services offers to do taxes for lower-income residents

Residents must make less than a certain income threshold to qualify

Castlegar Community Services is offering to complete tax returns for single people making less than $35,000 per year or couples making less than $45,000. File photo
Castlegar was drier and colder on average during the month of April. File photo

West Kootenay colder and drier on average in April

Precipitation just 35 per cent of normal during the month

Castlegar was drier and colder on average during the month of April. File photo
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Morning start: This Kootenay town is in another time zone

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Tuesday, May 5

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Photo courtesy of Kootenay Biz

Morning start: The world’s largest standing cuckoo clock is located in the Kootenays

Here is your Kootenay morning start for Monday, May 4

Photo courtesy of Kootenay Biz
The BC SCPA West Kootenay branch has changed its operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. File photo

West Kootenay SPCA branch changes operations due to COVID-19 crisis

Limiting number of animals in facility and adoptions by appointment among recent changes

The BC SCPA West Kootenay branch has changed its operations due to the COVID-19 crisis. File photo