Chelsea Novak

Castlegar in warmer times.

Stats Canada census data shows Castlegar population increase

We're moving on up, population wise, as numbers increased.

Castlegar in warmer times.
Jacob Rabe

Skier injured in Rossland avalanche released from rehab

The backcountry skier who was seriously injured in a Rossland avalanche in mid-January was finally able to go home last week.

Jacob Rabe
Carl Anderson

Business innovation tour coming to Castlegar

The council has launched a regional innovation tour, which is coming to Castlegar on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Carl Anderson
Castlegar Rebels still second in division after Wednesday night action

Castlegar Rebels still second in division after Wednesday night action

The Castlegar Rebels are still second in the Neil Murdoch division this week.

Castlegar Rebels still second in division after Wednesday night action
The paper must get through to the paper box (as best as we can).

Castlegar buried in snow, experts say ‘stay home’

The snow keeps on coming in the West Kootenays, pushing snow-clearing efforts to the max.

The paper must get through to the paper box (as best as we can).
Red Mountain Racers Kristof Panke (fifth from left) and Heiko Ihns (ninth from left) are among the skiers who will represent BC at the U16 National Championships.

Two Red Mountain Racers off to U16 Nationals

Two Red Mountain Racers are headed to the U16 National Championships after qualifying at the second round of the Teck Open Series last week.

Red Mountain Racers Kristof Panke (fifth from left) and Heiko Ihns (ninth from left) are among the skiers who will represent BC at the U16 National Championships.
Snow-clearing was in full force Monday morning after a major dump of snow over the weekend.

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for West Kootenay

Major dump of snow blankets Castlegar and area with more to come.

Snow-clearing was in full force Monday morning after a major dump of snow over the weekend.
Central Kootenay Food Policy Council to give residents voice in local food system

Central Kootenay Food Policy Council to give residents voice in local food system

The region’s new food policy council met for the first time last week and is ready to engage Central Kootenay residents on food issues.

Central Kootenay Food Policy Council to give residents voice in local food system
Rebels No. 1 Chandler Billinghurst stopped 42 of 45 shots on goal during Friday night's game against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Rebels lose to Nitehawks in overtime

Much closer battle as Rebels rebound with strong effort.

Rebels No. 1 Chandler Billinghurst stopped 42 of 45 shots on goal during Friday night's game against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.
The Castlegar Rebels celebrated what turned out to be their only goal of the night

Castlegar Rebels suffer embarrassing defeat to Beaver Valley Nitehawks

The Nitehawks defeated the Rebels 7-1 at Tuesday night's home game.

The Castlegar Rebels celebrated what turned out to be their only goal of the night
Fuel running into a storm drain on Seventh Ave.

Conservation officer investigating diesel spill in Castlegar

A local conservation officer is investigating a diesel spill after a bus’s fuel line broke on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Fuel running into a storm drain on Seventh Ave.
A lumber truck got stuck going up the ramp between Columbia Avenue and Highway 3 on Thursday

Snowfall turns Castlegar on-ramp into challenge for commercial drivers

Commercial vehicles struggled with an on-ramp between Columbia Avenue and the highway during a recent weather event.

A lumber truck got stuck going up the ramp between Columbia Avenue and Highway 3 on Thursday
Kimberly Partanen is the new library director for the Castlegar & District Public Library.

New library director at Castlegar & District Public Library

The Castlegar & District Public Library has a new library director: Kimberly Partanen.

Kimberly Partanen is the new library director for the Castlegar & District Public Library.
A woman watching the Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race on Saturday was injured during a crash.

Bobsled crash at Rossland Winter Carnival leads to broken femur, minor injuries

A crash at the bobsled race on Saturday left one bobsledder with a broken femur and three other people with minor injuries.

A woman watching the Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race on Saturday was injured during a crash.
Johnny Strilaeff

Q&A with Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust

Castlegar News caught up with Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, for a Q&A about what the trust is working on.

Johnny Strilaeff
Participants worked with Dennis Hamilton to identify some of the issues at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.

Kootenay Gallery of Art engages stakeholders on relocation project

The Kootenay Gallery of Art invited stakeholders to brainstorm programming and space ideas to help with the gallery's relocation project.

Participants worked with Dennis Hamilton to identify some of the issues at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.
Celebrate Family Literacy Week at Castlegar Library

Celebrate Family Literacy Week at Castlegar Library

This week is Family Literacy Week and the Castlegar & District Public Library is celebrating with Family Literacy Day on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Celebrate Family Literacy Week at Castlegar Library
Erin Flood (third from right)

Red Mountain Snowsports and Rossland athletes excel at Junior National Canadian Open Freeride Championships

The 19th annual Junior National Canadian Open Freeride Championships concluded at Red Mountain Resort on Saturday.

Erin Flood (third from right)
The Rebels’ No. 25 Everett Hicks scores on a break away.

Castlegar Rebels sweep series against Columbia Valley Rockies

The Castlegar Rebels swept the series against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Friday night.

The Rebels’ No. 25 Everett Hicks scores on a break away.
An estimated 175 cross country skiers turned out to the 2017 Fun Troll Loppet

Castlegar Nordic Ski Club’s Troll Loppet attracts record number of skiers

A record number of cross country skiers took part in the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club's Troll Loppet on Sunday.

An estimated 175 cross country skiers turned out to the 2017 Fun Troll Loppet