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Martial artists endure taekwondo black belt testing

Five Castlegar residents among recent black belt recipients.

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The Kelowna Chiefs had to forfeit their Sept. 11 win to the Nelson Leafs. The paperwork filed by Kelowna for a new team trainer with the Hockey Canada Registry on game day

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

The Kelowna Chiefs had to forfeit their Sept. 11 win to the Nelson Leafs. The paperwork filed by Kelowna for a new team trainer with the Hockey Canada Registry on game day
Suzanne Lehbauer and Roger Simmons of the Castlegar Hospice Society spoke to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board last week requesting support for a new 10-bed facility in Castlegar.

Hospice society pitches 10-bed facility to regional district

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

Suzanne Lehbauer and Roger Simmons of the Castlegar Hospice Society spoke to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board last week requesting support for a new 10-bed facility in Castlegar.
A Smoky Skies Advisory has been issued due to wildfire smoke.

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.

A Smoky Skies Advisory has been issued due to wildfire smoke.
In the last 24 hours

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.

In the last 24 hours
A smoky haze is casting an orange glow through the streets of Nelson.

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.

A smoky haze is casting an orange glow through the streets of Nelson.
The fast action of two witness may have saved a driver's life near Salmo.

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.

The fast action of two witness may have saved a driver's life near Salmo.
The Village of Salmo will be holding a by-election after two councillors

UPDATED: Two Salmo councillors quit

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

The Village of Salmo will be holding a by-election after two councillors
The draft management plans of four regional parks are now available for the public's review and feedback. Open houses reviewing the 10-year plans for Balfour beach

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.

The draft management plans of four regional parks are now available for the public's review and feedback. Open houses reviewing the 10-year plans for Balfour beach
The question of developing a child care policy for Regional District of Central Kootenay directors spurred debate at the May board meeting.

RDCK considers childcare policy

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

The question of developing a child care policy for Regional District of Central Kootenay directors spurred debate at the May board meeting.
The number of mental health calls in the RCMP’s first quarterly crime statistics has prompted the Regional District of Central Kootenay board to request the RCMP division commander to appear at an upcoming meeting.

RCMP quarterly reports raise concerns for RDCK

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

The number of mental health calls in the RCMP’s first quarterly crime statistics has prompted the Regional District of Central Kootenay board to request the RCMP division commander to appear at an upcoming meeting.
Winlaw's ambulance station has been dormant since late last year for lack of staff.

BC Ambulance speaks to Slocan council

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

Winlaw's ambulance station has been dormant since late last year for lack of staff.
A before-and-after artist’s conception of a weir in place above the upper canyon on Springer Creek.

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.

A before-and-after artist’s conception of a weir in place above the upper canyon on Springer Creek.
Regional District adopts new fire services training

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.

Regional District adopts new fire services training
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board unanimously adopted its 2015-19 financial plan today.

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.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board unanimously adopted its 2015-19 financial plan today.
Winlaw BC Ambulance Station

UPDATED: Winlaw looking for ambulance attendants

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

Winlaw BC Ambulance Station
Walter Popoff

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.

Walter Popoff
Two overdue skiers from Castlegar/Robson were found safe and unharmed by Nelson Search and Rescue this morning.

Overdue skiers found in Valhalla Park

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

Two overdue skiers from Castlegar/Robson were found safe and unharmed by Nelson Search and Rescue this morning.
The BC Coroners Service has identified Yahk resident Waylon Jesse Edey

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.

The BC Coroners Service has identified Yahk resident Waylon Jesse Edey
Proud parents and Robson residents Kyle Braga and Brittany Zirk with their newborn son Max who was born on January 1 at 8:30 p.m. at the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.

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.

Proud parents and Robson residents Kyle Braga and Brittany Zirk with their newborn son Max who was born on January 1 at 8:30 p.m. at the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.