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Castlegar donations helped support Ukrainian families in need. Photo: Submitted

LETTER: Ukraine matching grant exceeded through Kootenay generosity

“We were overwhelmed by the generous response”

Kade Zahariuk and Luke Matheson are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College.

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Bears in your backyard

A column by Selkirk College Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students

Castlegar Rec 1 won gold at the U11 tournament on home ice Jan. 29. Photo: Submitted

Two Castlegar teams fight for gold at U11 tournament

Local teams claim the prize at home tournament

It’s time for dog owners in Castlegar to get licences for the coming year. Photo: Pixabay
It’s time for dog owners in Castlegar to get licences for the coming year. Photo: Pixabay
(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar’s Humble Bean Coffee and Tailout Brewery create one popular stout

Two Castlegar businesses have partnered together to create an espresso stout

(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted
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February activities at the Castlegar Seniors Lounge

Find out what’s going on for seniors this month

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The Castlegar and District Community Complex’s arena will be getting a new floor this year. File photo

Repairs to ice floor will close Castlegar arena for six months

Project scheduled for spring-summer to reduce impact, but Rebels hockey may be affected

The Castlegar and District Community Complex’s arena will be getting a new floor this year. File photo
Glen Kalesniko (left) and Mark Allen stand locked outside their respective downtown Trail businesses because the building that houses Pride Gym and Performance Fitness has been closed more than two months due to fire code violations. Photo: Jim Bailey

Weights idle, ring empty; Trail gym owners locked out of their businesses

“Honestly, it’s been a nightmare,” Glen Kalesniko, Pride Gym, said of the 2+ month lockout

Glen Kalesniko (left) and Mark Allen stand locked outside their respective downtown Trail businesses because the building that houses Pride Gym and Performance Fitness has been closed more than two months due to fire code violations. Photo: Jim Bailey
Grand Forks RCMP are presently looking for Ryan Harp, 32 years of age, relating to an outstanding arrest warrant for a Breach of Release Order.

Man wanted for assault seen in Trail area

Ryan Harp is considered armed and dangerous by police

Grand Forks RCMP are presently looking for Ryan Harp, 32 years of age, relating to an outstanding arrest warrant for a Breach of Release Order.
A truck smashed into the Castlegar BMO building Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Betsy Kline

Truck smashes into Castlegar BMO

The incident took place Wednesday afternoon

A truck smashed into the Castlegar BMO building Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Betsy Kline
A date for the continuation of Jeremy Undershute’s assault trial will be decided on Feb. 14 in Nelson court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Assault trial starts, then stops, in Nelson spitting incident

The trial of Jeremy Undershute will be continue on an unknown future date

A date for the continuation of Jeremy Undershute’s assault trial will be decided on Feb. 14 in Nelson court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A gravel portion of 16th Avenue in the Grandview Heights neighbourhood is now gated. Photo: Betsy Kline

Gate goes up between Grandview and Emerald Green neighbourhoods in Castlegar

An emergency access-only gate has closed off a portion of 16th Avenue

A gravel portion of 16th Avenue in the Grandview Heights neighbourhood is now gated. Photo: Betsy Kline
A vase of flowers on top of a coffin at an event marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Nelson in 2021. Eleven people died of toxic drug poisoning in the Nelson area in 2022, the most since the health crisis was declared in 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper

Record drug deaths, paramedic calls in West Kootenay last year

Eleven people died due to toxic drugs in Nelson in 2022

A vase of flowers on top of a coffin at an event marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Nelson in 2021. Eleven people died of toxic drug poisoning in the Nelson area in 2022, the most since the health crisis was declared in 2016. Photo: Tyler Harper
Living Lakes Canada is seeking public insight to understand concerns and priorities around freshwater. The Columbia River was very low at Gyro Park Beach in Trail, Jan. 23, 2023. Photo: Trail Times

Help Lower Columbia-Kootenay stewardship streamline freshwater priorities

Living Lakes Canada has 3 in-person meetings, 1 Zoom meeting and online survey to participate in

Living Lakes Canada is seeking public insight to understand concerns and priorities around freshwater. The Columbia River was very low at Gyro Park Beach in Trail, Jan. 23, 2023. Photo: Trail Times
Little Slocan River by Slocan Valley artist join Boivin.

Castlegar Art Walk returns

Event will run June through September

Little Slocan River by Slocan Valley artist join Boivin.
The Stanley Humphries Secondary School Class of 2022 marches to their commencement ceremony. Photo: Betsy Kline

Students graduating Grade 12 in SD20 on par with provincial average

87 per cent of students who began Grade 12 in September 2021 graduated within the same academic year

The Stanley Humphries Secondary School Class of 2022 marches to their commencement ceremony. Photo: Betsy Kline
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Latest Columbia River Treaty modernization talks conclude

Negotiations were held in Vancouver this week, next round headed to Washington DC

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
Sara Hurd earned gold in STAR 4/5 Dance at the East Kootenay Invitational. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar skaters earn 7 medals at Fernie competition

East Kootenay Invitational held at the Fernie Memorial Arena Jan. 20 - 22

Sara Hurd earned gold in STAR 4/5 Dance at the East Kootenay Invitational. Photo: Jennifer Small
Nelson-Creston provincial Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood (left) with party leader Sonia Furstenau at a party event at the Taghum Hall on Jan. 28. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Green Party leader launches Nelson-Creston candidate at local event

Sonia Furstenau travelled to Nelson to officially announce candidacy of Nicole Charlwood

Nelson-Creston provincial Green Party candidate Nicole Charlwood (left) with party leader Sonia Furstenau at a party event at the Taghum Hall on Jan. 28. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
With more than $3.7 million in government and private sector funding actioned in the fiscal year ending March 2021, Selkirk College’s arm for research and innovation sits 29th in the latest rankings of Canada’s top research colleges. Photo: Selkirk College

West Kootenay’s Selkirk College recognized nationally for research and innovation

Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges is published annually by Research Infosource Inc.

  • Jan 30, 2023
With more than $3.7 million in government and private sector funding actioned in the fiscal year ending March 2021, Selkirk College’s arm for research and innovation sits 29th in the latest rankings of Canada’s top research colleges. Photo: Selkirk College