Marvin Beatty

FILE PHOTO (July 24

Payroll problems for paramedics

New system has meant some paramedics received less pay; others none at all.

FILE PHOTO (July 24
FILE: An air tanker with red fire retardant splashed on it. (Aug. 21

Avoid the fine and be mindful of fires

More weekend issues with campfires noted by Southeast Fire Centre.

FILE: An air tanker with red fire retardant splashed on it. (Aug. 21
Those who have announced their intentions to run for the vacant City of Castlegar council seat in the Sept. 14 by-election. L-R: Florio Vassilakakis

Candidates take questions

Interviews with three people running for the vacant council seat in Castlegar.

Those who have announced their intentions to run for the vacant City of Castlegar council seat in the Sept. 14 by-election. L-R: Florio Vassilakakis
A forest fire in the Shuswap near Chase

Fire burning west of Winlaw

Suspected blaze is lightning caused and is currently being fought by air

A forest fire in the Shuswap near Chase
Castlegar fire crews responded to a report of a natural gas leak at the Castlegar Primary School on Monday

Gas situation at school could have been deadly

Castlegar Primary School was the scene of a natural gas leak Monday, July 22.

Castlegar fire crews responded to a report of a natural gas leak at the Castlegar Primary School on Monday
FILE: A recycling bin full of paper. The Regional Districk of Central Kootenay announced Friday

RDCK concerned about proposed recycling changes

New program aims to shift responsibility from government to industry

FILE: A recycling bin full of paper. The Regional Districk of Central Kootenay announced Friday
CIBC's Valerie Fontes

Crisis cash courtesy of CIBC

Money will assist in training volunteers for follow-up recovery support assistance

CIBC's Valerie Fontes
Members of Castlegar's Rotary Interact club at the concession at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday

Concerts in the park a hit with Castlegar

Another community event bringing people together for music, food and fun

Members of Castlegar's Rotary Interact club at the concession at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday
Joseph Bell of the Mad Batters takes a swing during slo-pitch action at Kinnaird Park in Castlegar on Friday

PHOTOS: Castlegar slo-pitch windup tournament

Castlegar Slo-pitch tourney well run event and great fun for all

Joseph Bell of the Mad Batters takes a swing during slo-pitch action at Kinnaird Park in Castlegar on Friday
Country-rock singer Lisa Nicole has five shows scheduled in the Kootenays near the end of July

Lisa Nicole returns to the Kootenays before cross-Canada tour

The country-rock star is busy with a music video and many tour stops this summer

Country-rock singer Lisa Nicole has five shows scheduled in the Kootenays near the end of July
Communities in Bloom judges arrived at the West Kootenay Regional Airport Tuesday

Let the Communities in Bloom judging begin

Judges for international competition arrive for tour of Castlegar

Communities in Bloom judges arrived at the West Kootenay Regional Airport Tuesday
The wooded area shown here (at the end of Kiwanis Field in Castlegar off 6th Ave) may eventually become the home of a regional hospice facility. The Castlegar Hospice Society has presented a report to council which is now under consideration.

Council Briefs: land donations, pesticides, radon bylaws and more

Highlights from the regular City of Castlegar council meeting held July 15, 2013

The wooded area shown here (at the end of Kiwanis Field in Castlegar off 6th Ave) may eventually become the home of a regional hospice facility. The Castlegar Hospice Society has presented a report to council which is now under consideration.
Two photos of Castlegar athlete Cheryl Closkey who will compete in track and field events in Kamloops in August during the BC Seniors Games. Closeky

Local athletes ready to bring medals back to Kootenays

Castlegar and area will be well-represented in Kamloops at what is expected to be one of the largest seniors games ever.

Two photos of Castlegar athlete Cheryl Closkey who will compete in track and field events in Kamloops in August during the BC Seniors Games. Closeky
A rifle leaning on a piece of furniture.

Low calibre turnout for gun amnesty in Castlegar

RCMP see few guns during recent amnesty but are pleased for any turned in

A rifle leaning on a piece of furniture.
Mountain FM and 103.5 the Bridge hosted The Ultimate Storage Wars on Saturday

Contest winners take in big haul from The Ultimate Storage War

Local radio stations give three lucky winners over $10,000 in prizes

Mountain FM and 103.5 the Bridge hosted The Ultimate Storage Wars on Saturday
Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar

Castleview workers and management ratify new deal

Some still frustrated with other aspects of benefits and providing care to residents.

Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar
Castlegar fire crews responded to a report of smoke in a classroom at Twin Rivers Elementary School on Wednesday

Smoke at Twin Rivers Elementary sparks search for source

Castlegar fire crews and SD20 facilities staff responded quickly to smoke in classroom

Castlegar fire crews responded to a report of smoke in a classroom at Twin Rivers Elementary School on Wednesday
Children ages 5 - 11 took the field at Kinnaird Park Community Church for the High Power Soccer Camp on July 9. The camp has about 90 participants and runs through Sunday

High Power Soccer Camp celebrates 12 years in Castlegar

About 90 children taking part in annual soccer camp at Kinnaird Park Community Church

Children ages 5 - 11 took the field at Kinnaird Park Community Church for the High Power Soccer Camp on July 9. The camp has about 90 participants and runs through Sunday
Skateboarders take to the halfpipe during a sk8shoes4kids fundraiser at Element Club Bar and Grill in Castlegar on Saturday

Indoor halfpipe brings in over $1,400 for sk8shoes4kids

About a dozen boarders flew high on Saturday in Castlegar for a good cause

Skateboarders take to the halfpipe during a sk8shoes4kids fundraiser at Element Club Bar and Grill in Castlegar on Saturday
Wakefield Vintage Boutique and Handmade Goods has opened in Castlegar across from Tim Hortons. Owner Tammy Hickling

New vintage shop a labour of love

Wakefield Vintage Boutique and Handmade Goods is now open in Castlegar

Wakefield Vintage Boutique and Handmade Goods has opened in Castlegar across from Tim Hortons. Owner Tammy Hickling