Marvin Beatty

It's official: Castlegar businessman Florio Vassilakakis recognized as new City of Castlegar council member.

Castlegar by-election official results released

It's official:Castlegar businessman Florio Vassilakakis will take a seat on city council for a 14-month term.

It's official: Castlegar businessman Florio Vassilakakis recognized as new City of Castlegar council member.
This bright decoration seen along Columbia Avenue in Castlegar is a nice seasonal reminder that the Pass Creek Fall Fair is almost here.

18th annual Pass Creek Fall Fair almost here

Running this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 21-22) the popular event expects to draw thousands for family fun.

This bright decoration seen along Columbia Avenue in Castlegar is a nice seasonal reminder that the Pass Creek Fall Fair is almost here.
Caught in the act — a brown bear reaches up to search a tree for edibles.

Bear conflicts and sightings down locally and provincially

The issue of problem bears has improved over last year but experts say residents still need do their part.

Caught in the act — a brown bear reaches up to search a tree for edibles.
Selkirk Saints #27-Logan Proulx fires a shot on Keyano Huskies goaltender Jeff Puddephatt during an exhibition game in Castlegar on Saturday

Selkirk Saints a perfect 2 – 0 on pre-season

Two early wins for Selkirk squad in hard-fought games against Alberta's Keyano College.

Selkirk Saints #27-Logan Proulx fires a shot on Keyano Huskies goaltender Jeff Puddephatt during an exhibition game in Castlegar on Saturday
Ten-year-old Chris Jeffery learns some rock climbing skills during a festival in Robson hosted by The Assocation of West Kootenay Rock Climbers on Saturday

Rock climbing festival in Robson hits new heights

West Kootenay Climbing Association event becoming annual tradition for local climbers and those interested in taking up the activity.

Ten-year-old Chris Jeffery learns some rock climbing skills during a festival in Robson hosted by The Assocation of West Kootenay Rock Climbers on Saturday
Rebels surround Nelson Leafs goaltender Tyler Moffat as #16-Aaron Petten snaps a shot during a game in Castlegar on Friday

Back-to-back weekend losses to start Rebels season

Rebs now 0 for 3 as they head to Spokane looking for a much needed confidence boost

Rebels surround Nelson Leafs goaltender Tyler Moffat as #16-Aaron Petten snaps a shot during a game in Castlegar on Friday
Members of Team Jeff (Lafortune) rode

UPDATED: Fun and fundraising success at the Terry Fox Run

Annual event saw over a hundred participants walking, biking and wheeling 5 and 10 km routes in Castlegar.

Members of Team Jeff (Lafortune) rode
MISSING: Peter Arends

UPDATE WITH PHOTO: RCMP seek public help in locating missing man

77-year-old Peter Arends was reported missing by his wife at 8:30 p.m. Thursday Sept 12.

MISSING: Peter Arends
Castlegar Rebels #2-Aaron Brewer stares down two defending Nelson Leafs during the Rebels season opener on Friday

GALLERY: Rebels drop home opener but raise two championship banners

A 5-2 loss to the Nelson Leafs on Friday, Sept 13 was tempered with watching two championship banners being raised to the rafters.

Castlegar Rebels #2-Aaron Brewer stares down two defending Nelson Leafs during the Rebels season opener on Friday
Scores of people went from booth to booth collecting information and registering for fall and winter activities at the annual Parade of Programs at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday

Annual Parade of Programs in Castlegar draws crowds

Dozens of organizations available to answer questions and register people for upcoming classes and activities.

Scores of people went from booth to booth collecting information and registering for fall and winter activities at the annual Parade of Programs at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday
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School strike still a waiting game

CUPE K-12 Presidents’ Council "very disappointed" with latest offer from government.

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The Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association U11 Boys team took silver at the Pend Oreille Cup tournament in Sandpoint

Cross-border soccer a fun wrap-up to season

Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association fielded six teams in Sandpoint this past weekend.

The Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association U11 Boys team took silver at the Pend Oreille Cup tournament in Sandpoint
Catherine Foster and her co-pilot are all smiles before heading out on their first-ever West Kootenay Toy Run on Sunday

GALLERY: Huge turnout for 26th annual West Kootenay Toy Run

Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts left Castlegar Sunday on a day-long tour of the West Kootenays.

Catherine Foster and her co-pilot are all smiles before heading out on their first-ever West Kootenay Toy Run on Sunday
Dam City Rollers jammer Lady MacDeath (404) heads to the floor after a check from one of the Rossland Trail Roller Girls. The Rollers prevailed in the battle for third place in the league on Sunday

Rollers celebrate third after Mountain Mayhem

Chants of "We're number three!" could be heard coming from some of the players after roller derby final in Rossland.

Dam City Rollers jammer Lady MacDeath (404) heads to the floor after a check from one of the Rossland Trail Roller Girls. The Rollers prevailed in the battle for third place in the league on Sunday
Kim Robertson

Wrapping for Jumpstart

Treat yourself to a little pampering in Castlegar today while helping raise funds for a good cause.

Kim Robertson
Two-year-old Meadow Kingfisher was pleased as punch to have the rain stop so she could hit the skatepark with Harlan. The skatepark was full of kids and adults during 10th anniversary celebrations on Friday

Celebrating 10 years of the Castlegar Skatepark

Popular outdoor recreational facility well-used and going strong entering its second decade.

Two-year-old Meadow Kingfisher was pleased as punch to have the rain stop so she could hit the skatepark with Harlan. The skatepark was full of kids and adults during 10th anniversary celebrations on Friday
Two photos of the Zone 6 Slo Pitch teams that competed in the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops in August. Top photo is the 60+ team and the bottom photo is the 5+ team.

More photos of Zone 6 BC Seniors athletes

A little spotlight on the Slo Pitch teams that competed at the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops in August.

Two photos of the Zone 6 Slo Pitch teams that competed in the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops in August. Top photo is the 60+ team and the bottom photo is the 5+ team.
The Zone 6 swim team that recently competed at the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops.

Zone 6 BC Senior Swim Team

Looking back on a great medal haul from the pool at the BC Seniors Games

The Zone 6 swim team that recently competed at the BC Seniors Games in Kamloops.
Airplane mechanic Chris Huxley

It’s party time at the skatepark

Castlegar Rotary Skatepark will celebrate its 10th year on Friday, Sept. 6.

Airplane mechanic Chris Huxley
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City of Castlegar Council briefs: Sept. 3, 2013

Some of the more notable stories to come from the City of Castlegar council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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