Marvin Beatty

A bat hanging upside down on a wall in Castlegar

Stucco Snooze

Commonly perceived as frightening, little brown bats do the natural world a lot of good.

A bat hanging upside down on a wall in Castlegar
Firefighters work to establish hoselay around the perimeter of the Perry Ridge wildfire.

Perry Ridge fire now fully contained

Blaze tops out at just under 65 hectares. Crews will be on scene at least another week.

Firefighters work to establish hoselay around the perimeter of the Perry Ridge wildfire.
LOGO: Quantum Murray

Looking for Lemon Creek Labourers

Jet fuel spill clean up jobs available starting at $18 per hour.

LOGO: Quantum Murray
City of Castlegar logo.

Candidates take to social media in Castlegar by-election

Four candidates engage with citizens on popular social media sites

City of Castlegar logo.
Co-owner of Endless Adventure Andrea Ryman

Fuel spill moves Slocan tour operator downstream

Local tour company forced to adjust tours because of jet fuel spill in Slocan Valley.

Co-owner of Endless Adventure Andrea Ryman
Photo taken of Kootenay River just upstream from Brilliant Dam at 1:16 pm

Toll-free numbers for Slocan residents now available

Those affected by the jet fuel spill at Lemon Creek can now call two toll-free numbers for info and insurance claims.

Photo taken of Kootenay River just upstream from Brilliant Dam at 1:16 pm
Oil painting “Shoreline Adventure” by Castlegar artist Celeste Rode.

Castlegar artist’s oil painting at prestigious show

Celeste Rode's painting chosen for major American juried art show from thousands of entries.

Oil painting “Shoreline Adventure” by Castlegar artist Celeste Rode.
A cellphone camera taking a photo of the word 'privacy' on a monitor.

Striking a balance: online privacy and cyberbullying

B.C. Government supporting nine recommendations from feds including new Criminal Code of Canada offence

A cellphone camera taking a photo of the word 'privacy' on a monitor.
Kellie Walker

All ages concert rocks The Old Theatre in Castlegar

A special Saturday night show for the emerging stars of Supercat Studios

Kellie Walker
Rossland Trail Roller Girls jammer # 511 - Bark Messier (in black with star on helmet) goes low to avoid #30.30 Pell-Mell from the Babes of Brutality during West Kootenay Roller Derby action at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Saturday

Roller Derby rolls on despite fuel spill

Though some bouts were delayed, two teams took to the track in support of those affected by the spill.

Rossland Trail Roller Girls jammer # 511 - Bark Messier (in black with star on helmet) goes low to avoid #30.30 Pell-Mell from the Babes of Brutality during West Kootenay Roller Derby action at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Saturday
An environmental emergency response vehicle of the B.C. Ministry of Environment was seen in Castlegar on Saturday

UPDATED: City of Castlegar water supply not at risk from spill

Medical Health Officer for Interior Health doesn't expect any long-term issues with fuel spill

An environmental emergency response vehicle of the B.C. Ministry of Environment was seen in Castlegar on Saturday
Antoinette Halberstadt

Fourth person announces intention to run for Castlegar seat

Castlegar resident Antoinette Halberstadt has decided to join those running for the vacant council seat in the City of Castlegar.

Antoinette Halberstadt
A number of the participants from West Kootenay Boundary (Zone 6) who will be heading to Kamloops in August to compete in the BC Seniors Games gathered for a picnic / meeting at Pass Creek Campground on Sunday

Athletes enjoy great weather and plan for BC Seniors Games

Picnic meeting at Pass Creek Park on Sunday a get-together and chance to discuss logistics

A number of the participants from West Kootenay Boundary (Zone 6) who will be heading to Kamloops in August to compete in the BC Seniors Games gathered for a picnic / meeting at Pass Creek Campground on Sunday
A Martin Mars water bomber was being used to fight the Perry Ridge fire west of Winlaw but has since been taken off the fire.

Perry Ridge fire not contained and growing

No roads, structures or people are threatened at this time by fire west of Winlaw

A Martin Mars water bomber was being used to fight the Perry Ridge fire west of Winlaw but has since been taken off the fire.
2013 Sunflower Open winners Al Knutson and Finlay Young with tournament organizing committee members Florio Vassilakakis

Sunflower Open a great weekend for golfers

Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park welcomed 53 players to compete and enjoy a weekend on the links in Castlegar.

2013 Sunflower Open winners Al Knutson and Finlay Young with tournament organizing committee members Florio Vassilakakis
Wayne Smook

Calgary company confirms jet fuel tanker theirs

Executive Flight Centre official says they have exemplary record; hearts go out to those affected by spill.

Wayne Smook
Rose Cheveldave

Castlegar Garden Club grows cash for KAAP

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society gets financial donation from garden club

Rose Cheveldave
A mix of cooked vegetables.

Home-grown solution to hunger

Local co-ordinator starts food bank/farmers' market voucher program

A mix of cooked vegetables.
Country-rock singer/songwriter Lisa Nicole performing with Jason Thomas at Kinnaird Park in Castlegar on Wednesday

Lisa Nicole and Jason Thomas great together in Castlegar

Good crowds turn out to see Lisa Nicole and Jason Thomas perform for the Concerts in the Park series in Castlegar.

Country-rock singer/songwriter Lisa Nicole performing with Jason Thomas at Kinnaird Park in Castlegar on Wednesday
Four months ago today

The rebuilding of St. Rita’s

Resiliency and community are at the heart of the rebuilding of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church in Castlegar.

Four months ago today