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Columbia Basin Trust names new chair

Rick Jensen is taking over as chair of the Columbia Basin Trust from the retiring Greg Deck.

Hamling and Chernoff re-elected to head RDCK

Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling has been re-elected by acclamation as chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board.

KIJHL: Nelson Leafs hammered in 9-0 loss to Castlegar

Mike Bhatao scored four goals and added two assists as the Castlegar Rebels routed the Nelson Leafs 9-0 on Wednesday.

Castlegar’s Winterfest celebrates twenty years with even more fun

This year Winterfest celebrates its 20th anniversary.

UBC digitizes more Kootenay/Boundary newspapers

The University of BC has placed more digitized local newspapers online, a boon for local historians.

Salmo Mountie charged with theft

Cst. Dave Dyball has been charged with theft under $5,000 and makes his first court appearance Tuesday.

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Firms shortlisted to build new Harrop, Glade ferries

Two BC firms have been shortlisted for the project to design and build the new Glade and Harrop ferries.

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

KIJHL: Nelson downs Castlegar 3-2

Tyler Fyfe scored with about two and a half minutes left to push the Nelson Leafs past the Castlegar Rebels 3-2.

Carriers wanted!

Castlegar News is looking for newspaper carriers! Call today to find out more.

UPDATE: Man charged with murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Terry Blanchette

The RCMP has laid First Degree murder charges on Derek James Saretzky, 22, who was taken into police custody on Tuesday.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

No byelection needed in Salmo

Salmo won’t need a byelection to fill vacancies on village council after only two candidates put their names forward.

Kayaks stolen in Salmo

Salmo RCMP say two nine-foot Dagger-brand kayaks were reported stolen this morning from the top of a van parked on Airport Road.

New ferries planned for Harrop, Glade

New cable ferries across the Kootenay River at Harrop and Glade are expected to be in service by the end of 2018.

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

Salmo byelection set for Sept. 12

Salmo residents go to the polls in September to choose two new village councillors to replace the pair who resigned last month.

Windborne B&B wins certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor

Windborne B&B in Robson has received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for the third year in a row.