Marvin Beatty

MLA Stephanie Cadieux

Minister Cadieux makes Castlegar stop

Children and Family Development minister Stephanie Cadieux paid a visit to the childcare program at Kootenay Family Place on Tuesday

MLA Stephanie Cadieux
Goaltender Carson Pottle makes a save during soccer practice at Millenium Park on Tuesday

Soccer teams Sandpoint bound

Nine regional rep teams heading across the line to compete in large tournament to wrap up their season

Goaltender Carson Pottle makes a save during soccer practice at Millenium Park on Tuesday
Melissa McCready (center: vocals

Kinnaird Concerts in the Park wrap up on a high note

Motes and Oats, with accompaniment from Rob Fahey of Nelson on bass, brought a lively blend of tunes for the last show of the season.

Melissa McCready (center: vocals
Owners Spencer Voykin and his wife Kristine with their three children Mason (7)

New Castlegar gym has all you need for peak fitness

Peak Physique Fitness' new state of the art Castlegar facility houses the latest in gym equipment and much more.

Owners Spencer Voykin and his wife Kristine with their three children Mason (7)
A stein of beer in an outdoor scene. Sunrise Rotary 2000 is hoping to bring a beer festival to Castlegar next summer.

Beer festival idea brewing

Suds could be flowing next summer if an idea by Sunrise Rotary 2000 takes shape.

A stein of beer in an outdoor scene. Sunrise Rotary 2000 is hoping to bring a beer festival to Castlegar next summer.
Executive Flight Centre Logo

Lemon Creek response team rebranded

Recovery Centre in Winlaw will remain open until Friday, August 30.

Executive Flight Centre Logo
Candidates vying for the vacant seat on the City of Castlegar council took part in a debate/forum at the Sandman Hotel on Tuesday

By-election debate a win for Castlegar citizens

Four candidates fielded numerous questions on a range of topics heading into the Sept. 14 election.

Candidates vying for the vacant seat on the City of Castlegar council took part in a debate/forum at the Sandman Hotel on Tuesday
A small campfire.

Small fire quickly dealt with near Blueberry Creek

Wildfire Management Branch information officer says waste or garbage appeared to be what was set alight.

A small campfire.
FILE: School District 20 logo

School District staff strategize in Spokane

Eighteen principals, vice-principals and district management staff spend two days across the line for professional development

FILE: School District 20 logo
21 black and white images mailed to Dawson City from Castlegar are appreciated but the museum archivist is requesting more information.

Details can furnish photo finish for artifacts

Can you help with information about 21 black and white photos mailed to the Dawson City Museum?

21 black and white images mailed to Dawson City from Castlegar are appreciated but the museum archivist is requesting more information.
Four newly refurbished 'welcome to Castlegar signs have been installed at various entry points to the city. Front to back: Darren Bankert

New Castlegar signs big, bright and colourful

Four refurbished signs at the entry points to Castlegar have been installed, welcoming visitors to the city.

Four newly refurbished 'welcome to Castlegar signs have been installed at various entry points to the city. Front to back: Darren Bankert
A close up of hockey players' helmets as they sit on a bench. The No Stars hockey league in Castlegar is looking for players for the upcoming season.

Not a star? Not a problem: there’s a league for that.

No Stars hockey in Castlegar looking for players. This fun, recreational league is a great way to stay in shape this winter.

A close up of hockey players' helmets as they sit on a bench. The No Stars hockey league in Castlegar is looking for players for the upcoming season.

One hour later start for SHSS students… but only sometimes

Some parents surprised to see significant change to school schedule posted on Stanley Humphries Secondary website.

A gold medal from the 2013 BC Seniors Games held in Kamloops

UPDATE: West Kootenay Boundary athletes secure over 100 medals

BC Seniors did the region proud over the past four days in Kamloops at the 2013 BC Seniors Games.

A gold medal from the 2013 BC Seniors Games held in Kamloops
Solo artist Ray Bouliane at Concerts in the Park on Wednesday July 17.

Ray Bouliane performance enjoyed by many at Kinnaird

Concerts in the Park on July 17 was another well-attended affair, with solo country/blues artist Ray Bouliane entertaining the crowd.

Solo artist Ray Bouliane at Concerts in the Park on Wednesday July 17.
A photo collage of the three family members of the Rio Samaya Band from Vancouver performing at the free Concerts in the Park series at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday

Rio Samaya Band connects with Castlegar audience

Unique sound gets people of all ages on their feet at the Concerts in the Park series at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday.

A photo collage of the three family members of the Rio Samaya Band from Vancouver performing at the free Concerts in the Park series at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday
Empty school playground equipment at Twin Rivers Elementary in Castlegar on Friday

School strike a possibility in September

More than 220 school support staff workers in the East and West Kootenays could be on the picket lines in September.

Empty school playground equipment at Twin Rivers Elementary in Castlegar on Friday
A photo of a man preparing a medical needle.

Whooping cough outbreak in the West Kootenays

Eight adult cases and 11 patients under the age of 18 since the start of June; IHA says sometimes months go by without any.

A photo of a man preparing a medical needle.
A helicopter over a wildfire on the west shore of Lower Arrow Lake near Castlegar on Tuesday

Wildfire on Lower Arrow Lake near Castlegar

A fire estimated at one hectare is being bucketed by a helicopter and an initial three-person attack crew is enroute.

A helicopter over a wildfire on the west shore of Lower Arrow Lake near Castlegar on Tuesday
Allan Voykin

Muscular Dystrophy campaign helping thousands

Awareness campaign and fundraiser at Safeway in Castlegar highlights the need to find a cure for neuromuscular disorders.

Allan Voykin