Tamara Hynd

Martial artists endure taekwondo black belt testing

Five Castlegar residents among recent black belt recipients.

UPDATED: KIJHL: Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels gain points from Kelowna Chiefs’ penalty

Kelowna Chiefs forfeit their early Sept. win to Leafs and tie with Rebels due to paperwork delay

Hospice society pitches 10-bed facility to regional district

The proposed 10-bed facility has a $3.6 million price tag.

Smoky skies advisory issued for Kootenay and Boundary regions

A Smoky Skies Advisory has been issued in Castlegar, Creston and Grand Forks due to high levels of smoke from forest fires.

Lightning sparks 46 new wildfires in Southeast Fire Centre

While fire crews battle the human-caused blaze near Rock Creek, crews attack dozens of new lightning-caused fires in southern BC.

Ash falls in Nelson and Castlegar

While the sky is not falling, ash and smoke from a Washington state fire is cloaking Nelson and Castlegar with an orange glow.

UPDATED: Driver pulled from burning wreckage near Bombi summit

Fruitvale's David Hildahl and Brandon Hawthorn helped free a man from his over-turned burning vehicle on Highway 3 last weekend.

UPDATED: Two Salmo councillors quit

Salmo is preparing for a by-election after former councillors Cathy Paton and Ken Anderson resigned this week.

Regional parks management plans ready for public review

Balfour beach, Crescent Valley beach, Waterloo Eddy and Pass Creek parks draft plans available at open houses on June 22 and 23.

RDCK considers childcare policy

Should directors be reimbursed for costs of being a parent? Some say yes, but others aren't so sure.

RCMP quarterly reports raise concerns for RDCK

Many directors were alarmed by the number of mental health calls for service in January through March.

BC Ambulance speaks to Slocan council

A delegation said BC Ambulance has received a number of applications and is "actively recruiting” staff for Winlaw.

Village of Slocan commits to Springer Creek micro hydro project

More than four years in the making, the Village of Slocan has applied for a tenure on crown land and funding grants for the project.

Regional District adopts new fire services training

Eighteen rural fire departments in the Regional District of Central Kootenay will be implementing new training standards immediately.

RDCK adopts 2015 budget

Regional District of Central Kootenay board has also changed how water service charges are allocated, resulting in an increase of user fees.

UPDATED: Winlaw looking for ambulance attendants

Slocan Valley residents have been without proper ambulance service since January.

Walter Popoff chosen for Seniors Advocate Council of Advisers

Popoff, a resident of the rural community of Krestova, is one of 30 members selected from across BC.

Overdue skiers found in Valhalla Park

Search and Rescue urge recreationalists to share travel plans, not to rely solely on technology.

Man fatally shot by RCMP had a history of impaired driving

BC’s Independent Investigations Office is investigating the shooting that occurred last week near Castlegar.

Happy New Year’s baby!

Robson residents Kyle Braga and Brittany Zirk welcome their son Max who was born on January 1 at 8:30 p.m. in Nelson.