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Castlegar city council and residents celebrate Castlegar’s commitment to the 100 per cent renewable energy transition. Photo submitted

Castlegar council approves 2050 renewable energy plan

City was last holdout in region to adopt West Kootenay EcoSociety’s measure

  • Nov 25, 2019
Castlegar city council and residents celebrate Castlegar’s commitment to the 100 per cent renewable energy transition. Photo submitted
Castlegar long-term care homes faring better than average

Castlegar long-term care homes faring better than average

Office of the Seniors Advocate finds local facilities doing well

Castlegar long-term care homes faring better than average
Leeza Zurwick of Happy Gut (left) will make an appearance on Dragons’ Den on Nov. 21.                                 Photo submitted

Castlegar woman to appear on Dragons’ Den

Happy Gut sells water kefir beverages and kits to make water kefir at home.

Leeza Zurwick of Happy Gut (left) will make an appearance on Dragons’ Den on Nov. 21.                                 Photo submitted
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Dramatic chase after iconic jade boulder stolen in Cache Creek
Trudeau says coming travel restrictions will not hamper trade
Biden signs 'Buy American' executive order
B.C. delays second doses of COVID-19 amid shortage
Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

DriveBC estimates road will re-open at 2:15 a.m.

Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3
If Natalie Hanke has her way, restaurants across the country will be posting We Support Bring Your Own To Go Box stickers like this one at the Humble Bean.                                Photo submitted

Castlegar woman aiming to get rid of take-out containers

The Bring Your Own to Go Box movement is gaining momentum.

If Natalie Hanke has her way, restaurants across the country will be posting We Support Bring Your Own To Go Box stickers like this one at the Humble Bean.                                Photo submitted
Amy Koenen working away at Her HQ in downtown Castlegar.                                 Photo: Betsy Kline

New Castlegar business offers co-working space for women

Her HQ is designed for productivity and personal growth.

Amy Koenen working away at Her HQ in downtown Castlegar.                                 Photo: Betsy Kline
Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week

Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week

The chip dumper collapse on Oct. 6 is still under investigation

Celgar says equipment failure won’t affect production next week
Krystle Seed has been recognized as one of the top ten people under 40 in the lumber industry. Submitted photo

Kalesnikoff CFO recognized as lumber industry leader

Krystle Seed recognized as one of the top ten people under 40 in the lumber industry.

Krystle Seed has been recognized as one of the top ten people under 40 in the lumber industry. Submitted photo
While her operation is legal, Ellen Warner, a Slocan Valley farmer who’s hoping run a medical cannabis farm, still finds herself an outlier in the industry … as a woman grower.                                Photo: John Boivin

‘It’s worse than the tech industry’: Facing barriers, women in cannabis meet for support

Informal networking get-together in Nelson lets women share their stories

While her operation is legal, Ellen Warner, a Slocan Valley farmer who’s hoping run a medical cannabis farm, still finds herself an outlier in the industry … as a woman grower.                                Photo: John Boivin
Chad Hansen and partners are finishing up renovations on 479 Baker St., which has been vacant for more than nine years, with plans to turn it into the Broken Hill beer/whiskey bar. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Nelson heritage building rises from the ashes

Nine years after a fire gutted 479 Baker Street, the Broken Hill bar is getting ready to open

  • Oct 4, 2019
Chad Hansen and partners are finishing up renovations on 479 Baker St., which has been vacant for more than nine years, with plans to turn it into the Broken Hill beer/whiskey bar. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Sharon Swanson plans to open her used book store in mid-October.                                 Photo: John Boivin

Castlegar businesswoman bringing joy to book-lovers

City to have first used book store in nearly a decade

Sharon Swanson plans to open her used book store in mid-October.                                 Photo: John Boivin
Plans for the new Alopex warehouse in Castlegar.                                 Image submitted

Courier company building Castlegar warehouse

Alopex Couriers is building a 10,000 square foot facility in Castlegar.

Plans for the new Alopex warehouse in Castlegar.                                 Image submitted
Mount Roberts on Red Mountain Resort is a little easier to get to for travellers coming for the ski season. Photo: Betsy Kline

Shuttle service to West Kootenay ski hills resumes this winter

“We are encouraging more destination travellers to book ski holidays to the West Kootenay.”

Mount Roberts on Red Mountain Resort is a little easier to get to for travellers coming for the ski season. Photo: Betsy Kline
Chocolatier Trish Dyer is branching out into cannabis edibles, and passed a hurdle with council approval. File photo

Rossland chocolatier plans move to cannabis edibles

Council approves zoning change to accomodate processing facility

Chocolatier Trish Dyer is branching out into cannabis edibles, and passed a hurdle with council approval. File photo
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Castlegar Chamber hosting PST seminar for contractors

Ministry of Finance representatives will teach contractors how and when to collect PST.

Black Press file photo
Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin

Kootenay cannabis growers, retailers air issues with minister

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and local MLA Michelle Mungall host chat on industry problems

Cannabis growers, processors and retailers from the Kootenays had a 90-minute session with the province’s solicitor general Mike Farnworth (centre, back row) and MLA Michelle Mungall (centre) on Saturday.                                Photo: John Boivin
Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                 Photo: John Boivin

West Kootenay mills weathering perfect storm in industry

Most say they’re set to persevere through tough economic times

Interfor’s Castlegar mill has benefitted from tens of millions of dollars in investment, says a senior official.                                 Photo: John Boivin
Castlegar police say missing woman found safe
Castlegar police say missing woman found safe
Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman

Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman

Darilee Nolie was last seen earlier this week.

Castlegar police seek missing indigenous woman
Felix Belczyk (left) and Ben Conroy co-own the Spirit Leaf franchise.                                The Spirit Leaf franchise owners say it’ll be customer service that makes the difference. (Photo by: John Boivin)

Trio of pot shops to open in Castlegar by July, owners hope

Each trying to find a way to stand out from the pack

Felix Belczyk (left) and Ben Conroy co-own the Spirit Leaf franchise.                                The Spirit Leaf franchise owners say it’ll be customer service that makes the difference. (Photo by: John Boivin)