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An IRIS gathering in pre-COVID times. (File photo)

Castlegar senior’s program adapted through pandemic

IRIS switched from in-person gatherings to delivering services

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LETTER: To the community from the family doctors of Castlegar

Twelve physicians urge caution as COVID-19 cases increase

  • Jul 21, 2021
Although The Lunn family’s beehive was covered in red fire retardant dropped from above, their bees survived the fire. Photo: Submitted

LETTER: Property owners next to Merry Creek fire say thank you

The Merry Creek fire almost reached the home of Ralph and Vanessa Lunn

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Some Castlegar residents continue to leave their bear-resistant carts unlocked. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Some Castlegar residents continue to leave their bear-resistant carts unlocked. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Merry Creek Wildfire on June 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Merry Creek Wildfire on June 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Some Castlegar residents continue to leave their bear-resistant carts unlocked. (Photo: Betsy Kline)

Letter: Castlegar should go back to weekly garbage

Reader Michael Landrecht say community dumpster not the answer

Some Castlegar residents continue to leave their bear-resistant carts unlocked. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Protesters blocking Columbia Avenue on June 12. Photo: Betsy Kline

COMMUNITY COMMENT: On Castlegar’s old growth protests

Find out what our readers had to say about the recent protest blocking Columbia Avenue

Protesters blocking Columbia Avenue on June 12. Photo: Betsy Kline
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LETTER: Castlegar reader calls for end of old growth logging

Gerry Sobie writes about protests at Forest Minister Katrine Conroy’s office

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Thieves stole cash and the cash register from St. David’s Thrift on April 25. Photo: Betsy Kline
Thieves stole cash and the cash register from St. David’s Thrift on April 25. Photo: Betsy Kline
Columbia Avenue Redevelopment — Phase 2 construction is underway. Image: City of Castlegar
Columbia Avenue Redevelopment — Phase 2 construction is underway. Image: City of Castlegar
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LETTER: Federal government missing the mark during pandemic

Reader Fred Hughes says political leaders and parties need to be held responsible

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LETTER: Covid blame should fall on leaders, not youth

Reader Rod Retzlaff blames leaders for COVID variant spread

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Pete Bartsoff lives near this apartment building on 7th Avenue that was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. Photo: Betsy Kline

LETTER: Thanks to the Castlegar Fire Department for saving my house

Reader Pete Bartsoff impressed with CFD’s skills and ladder truck

Pete Bartsoff lives near this apartment building on 7th Avenue that was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. Photo: Betsy Kline
Brilliant Flats -- confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Photo: Jennifer Small

LETTER: Blocking all motorized access to Brilliant Flats not the right answer

Reader Rod Retzlaff says decision punishes respectful users too

Brilliant Flats -- confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Photo: Jennifer Small
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Letter: A call for unity

Castlegar’s Dave Carter says Canadian society is at a dangerous crossroad

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The winged floater mussel can be spotted at Arrow Lake. Photo: Bill Chapman
The winged floater mussel can be spotted at Arrow Lake. Photo: Bill Chapman
Rick Smith is Area J director in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Photo: Jennifer Small

RDCK Area I and J directors say their constituents treated unfairly in province’s COVID Restart Grant program

Directors say funding formula is “unfair, inequitable, unconscionable, and unbelievable”

Rick Smith is Area J director in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Photo: Jennifer Small