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Salmo: 3 for mayor, 12 for council

Village of Salmo: Salmo residents will have three candidates to choose from for mayor and a field of 12 for council.

RDCK: 7 races, 4 acclamations

Regional District of Central Kootenay: Seven rural electoral areas will see races this fall, while four others only have one candidate.

West Kootenay/Boundary election 2014: Who won?

Find out here who won the race for city council, school board, or regional district in your area.

Castlegar election: 2 for mayor, 10 for council

For the second straight election, Gord Zaitsoff will challenge Lawrence Chernoff for mayor of Castlegar.

Preliminary hearing for accused Kootenay robbers months away

The couple accused of robbing several local financial institutions will likely have a preliminary hearing early in 2015.

Robson shows off rock climbing amenities

Saturday festival celebrates the skills and rewards of rock climbing

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

UPDATED: Alleged Kootenay bank robber tries to escape

A man accused in a series of armed robberies is back in custody after briefly escaping this morning at the Nelson courthouse.

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

More charges against accused Kootenay bank robber

One of the suspects in the armed robberies of two Nelson financial institutions is now accused of additional crimes in Castlegar and Robson.

City workers say no to OT

CUPE Local 2262 starts an overtime ban in dealings with the City of Castlegar

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

City of Castlegar answers CUPE strike notice

More salvos registered in ongoing claims and counter-claims

City of Castlegar workers may strike on Monday

Stalled negotiations precede the move by union local membership

UPDATED: Slocan Park evacuation alert rescinded and campfire ban lifted

A wildfire that has been burning for more than a week on a ridge above Slocan Park is now 80 per cent contained.

Bus crash near Bombi Summit

Single vehicle highway incident on Sunday near Castlegar

UPDATED: Little change on Slocan Park fire

More than a week after it started, the forest fire above Slocan Park is holding steady.

Risk in Slocan Park wildfire ‘significantly reduced’

A wildfire burning above Slocan Park now poses less risk to residents, according to the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

UPDATED: Evacuation alert issued for Slocan Park

Fire crews are tackling a blaze this morning on a ridge above Slocan Park that has resulted in an evacuation alert.

Rec complex contract awarded

Parts of Castlegar Community Complex off limits until Aug. 10