Todd Coyne

OPINION: MP Richard Cannings says universal pharmacare program could save billions

OPINION: MP Richard Cannings says universal pharmacare program could save billions

“Our medicare system has some big gaps, and one of those is our access to prescription drugs.”

OPINION: MP Richard Cannings says universal pharmacare program could save billions
Castlegar library board adds new faces

Castlegar library board adds new faces

A ‘pleasant’ AGM saw some changes to the board

Castlegar library board adds new faces
A national park reserve is proposed for the South Okanagan Similkameen.                                 Black Press file photo

Proposed Okanagan National Park Reserve finally moving forward

The creation of a national park in local backyards has been mired in controversy.

A national park reserve is proposed for the South Okanagan Similkameen.                                 Black Press file photo
Selkirk College students are hosting a community conversation on March 29. Four members of the Peace Studies 101 class taking the lead on the event are (L-R) Jaswinder Singh, Ilkay Cakirogullari, Kirsten Jansen and Ramanjeet Kaur.                                 Photo submitted

Selkirk College students to hold open conversation on changing cultural landscape

Castlegar’s social and cultural makeup is changing— how are we adapting?

Selkirk College students are hosting a community conversation on March 29. Four members of the Peace Studies 101 class taking the lead on the event are (L-R) Jaswinder Singh, Ilkay Cakirogullari, Kirsten Jansen and Ramanjeet Kaur.                                 Photo submitted
Outdoor gathering spaces to get a facelift

Outdoor gathering spaces to get a facelift

CBT continues work to make area communities more livable

Outdoor gathering spaces to get a facelift
Without protection, orcas face a grim future in the waters off BC.                                 Black Press file photo

Selkirk College ecology column: BC’s southern resident Orcas on the brink

Resident whales in BC waters have reached their lowest numbers in over 30 years.

Without protection, orcas face a grim future in the waters off BC.                                 Black Press file photo
Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2018 pieces available for purchase, lease

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2018 pieces available for purchase, lease

In just six weeks Castlegar Sculpturewalk’s 2018 sculptures will be taken down

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2018 pieces available for purchase, lease
Richard Cannings: Solution to Castlegar airport woes may be in sight

Richard Cannings: Solution to Castlegar airport woes may be in sight

Air Canada has upgraded Penticton route to the Q400s — Castlegar may be next.

Richard Cannings: Solution to Castlegar airport woes may be in sight
RDCK workshop looks at a composting program for West Kootenay

RDCK workshop looks at a composting program for West Kootenay

The RDCK is asking municipal councils and boards to advise if they intend to participate

RDCK workshop looks at a composting program for West Kootenay
Kootenay Career Development to deliver enhanced employment services

Kootenay Career Development to deliver enhanced employment services

They will be responsible for delivering the program in a region that spans the entire region.

Kootenay Career Development to deliver enhanced employment services
Stacey Mackinnon was the 2018 modified champion at the Northport Raceway, driving this car.                                 Photo submitted

Castlegar driver wins Northport modified

Local drivers have great season at the Northport Raceway’s modified division in 2018.

Stacey Mackinnon was the 2018 modified champion at the Northport Raceway, driving this car.                                 Photo submitted

LETTER: More work needed to make Castlegar cosmetic-pesticide free

On Feb. 5, a longer version of the following letter went to…

Detail of the installation Fata Morgana by Hildur Jonasson.

Kootenay Gallery exhibition season begins March 1

The Kootenay Gallery of Art exhibition season opens with two exhibitions, both…

Detail of the installation Fata Morgana by Hildur Jonasson.
Scotties Fishing Derby prize catch

Scotties Fishing Derby prize catch

Castlegar’s winter fishing derby nets big fish.

Scotties Fishing Derby prize catch
Selkirk College goaltender Patrick Zubick was outstanding in a pair of weekend victories over the Vancouver Island University Mariners at the Castlegar and District Recreation Centre.                                 Photo submitted

Selkirk College Saints score pair of crucial wins

Stellar goaltending and timely goals lead to victory over the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

Selkirk College goaltender Patrick Zubick was outstanding in a pair of weekend victories over the Vancouver Island University Mariners at the Castlegar and District Recreation Centre.                                 Photo submitted
Students from Stanley Humphries Secondary School participated in a giving tree to support the Castlegar Christmas hampers. Students brought in gifts for children whose families will receive a Christmas hamper. (Submitted photo)

STUDENT SUBMISSION: Stanley Humphries Secondary School opens a new chapter

What’s been going at at Castlegar’s high school.

Students from Stanley Humphries Secondary School participated in a giving tree to support the Castlegar Christmas hampers. Students brought in gifts for children whose families will receive a Christmas hamper. (Submitted photo)
Gord Turner: February wishes amid snowdrifts

Gord Turner: February wishes amid snowdrifts

Columnist looks at winter wishes.

Gord Turner: February wishes amid snowdrifts
OPINION: Gord Turner warns of credit fraudsters

OPINION: Gord Turner warns of credit fraudsters

Castlegar columnist shares recent fraud experience

OPINION: Gord Turner warns of credit fraudsters
Innovations in technology may be the solution to the West Kootenay Regional Airport’s winter landing issue. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

EDITORIAL: On the ongoing hostage situation at the Castlegar airport

Tackling airport reliability a David-and-Goliath challenge for city

Innovations in technology may be the solution to the West Kootenay Regional Airport’s winter landing issue. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
A conservation officer took Slocan Valley farmers to task after the death of three grizzly bears this fall, like the one pictured. But Susan Milton says that’s unfair.                                 Black Press file photo

LETTER: Castlegar Conservation officer’s comments missed the mark in grizzly bear death

Passmore farmer says she’s been subjected to rude, derogatory comments

A conservation officer took Slocan Valley farmers to task after the death of three grizzly bears this fall, like the one pictured. But Susan Milton says that’s unfair.                                 Black Press file photo