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School District 20 reports COVID case in Rossland school

School District 20 reports COVID case in Rossland school

A case of COVID-19 was reported at Rossland Summit School on Monday

School District 20 reports COVID case in Rossland school
Two cases of COVID-19 were reported at the School District 20 office on Wednesday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Update: School District 20 office reports COVID cases

Two cases of COVID were reported at the School District 20 office in Trail

Two cases of COVID-19 were reported at the School District 20 office on Wednesday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

Trail essential workers targets of identity fraud

Fraudsters open bank accounts, EI claims to access CERB payments using Trail nurses’ identities

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season

Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are going dark for the first time in 40 years of play in the KIJHL

Beaver Valley Nitehawks withdraw from 2020-21 season
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

South Columbia Search and Rescue increase their range with addition of jet boat, ‘Second Chance’

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province
Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Virtual Shambhala postponed after sexual violence allegations made against performer Billy Kenny

Shambhala livestream event postponed due to allegations of sexual violence
A motorcycle crash at the intersection of Hwy 3B and Marcolin Dr. sent two riders to hospital. Geoff Fontes photo.

Update: Motorcycle crash sends two to hospital

A pair of motorcycles collided at the intersection of Hwy 3B and Marcolin Drive on Monday

A motorcycle crash at the intersection of Hwy 3B and Marcolin Dr. sent two riders to hospital. Geoff Fontes photo.
Salmo RCMP busted a marijuana grow-op on Vector Rd. in Salmo on Monday.

Over 500 plants seized from Salmo grow-op

RCMP arrested three people at a large marijuana grow-op in Salmo

Salmo RCMP busted a marijuana grow-op on Vector Rd. in Salmo on Monday.
Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 earns ITA Trades Award

Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 earns ITA Trades Award

J. L. Crowe and Stanley Humphries boast most students engaged in trades programs

Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 earns ITA Trades Award
Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.

Angler incentive project launched on Kootenay Lake

Anglers are encouraged to keep their catch on Kootenay Lake and enter a chance to win big prizes

Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.
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Join Kootenay family in virtual walk for Ronald McDonald House

“We always described it as our oasis in the middle of the desert,” Brigitte Ady shares.

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REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for Fruitvale

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. Photo: Contributed

Utility companies isolate workers to keep power on

BC Hydro and FortisBC ensure essential workers stay healthy during COVID-19 crisis

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. Photo: Contributed
Birchbank Golf Course files for receivership

Birchbank Golf Course files for receivership

The Receiver General plans to keep Birchbank Golf Course open and operational when safe to do so

Birchbank Golf Course files for receivership
West Kootenay couple Garrett Kucher and Tori Apostoliuk run the gauntlet, make it home after being locked down in Spain.

West Kootenay couple escapes Spain – safe, sound, and in self-isolation

BC couple Garrett Kucher and Tory Apostoliuk make it home after almost a week of lockdown in Spain

West Kootenay couple Garrett Kucher and Tori Apostoliuk run the gauntlet, make it home after being locked down in Spain.
Kootenay doctor mobilizes engineers in effort to bolster PPE supply

Kootenay doctor mobilizes engineers in effort to bolster PPE supply

West Kootenay doctor, engineers and volunteers create personal protection equipment with 3D printers

Kootenay doctor mobilizes engineers in effort to bolster PPE supply
Greater Trail native Garrett Kucher and Victoria Apostoliuk of Castlegar are patiently riding out the recent lockdown in Murcia, Spain. Kucher, who went to Spain to play professional golf, was caught up in the lockdown ordered by the regional government on Saturday.

West Kootenay couple caught up in Spain’s COVID-19 lockdown

Greater Trail’s Garrett Kucher and Castlegar’s Victoria Apostoliuk wait out lockdown in Murcia, Spain

Greater Trail native Garrett Kucher and Victoria Apostoliuk of Castlegar are patiently riding out the recent lockdown in Murcia, Spain. Kucher, who went to Spain to play professional golf, was caught up in the lockdown ordered by the regional government on Saturday.
Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo skipped his Kootenay Zone team to a bronze medal at the 2020 Master’s Curling championship in Duncan. Trail’s Richard Faunt was also honoured with the Sportsmanship Award from Curl BC. From left: skip van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Garry Beaudry, and lead Richard Faunt. CurlBC photo.

West Kootenay Zone curling team captures bronze at BC Masters

Kootenay Team Bill van Yzerloo curls to podium finish at the BC Master’s curling championship

Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo skipped his Kootenay Zone team to a bronze medal at the 2020 Master’s Curling championship in Duncan. Trail’s Richard Faunt was also honoured with the Sportsmanship Award from Curl BC. From left: skip van Yzerloo, third Myron Nichol, second Garry Beaudry, and lead Richard Faunt. CurlBC photo.
Kootenay Ice dropped from BC Major Midget League

Kootenay Ice dropped from BC Major Midget League

BC Hockey suspends operations of Kootenay Ice from BC Major Midget League

Kootenay Ice dropped from BC Major Midget League