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Giant pumpkins are always a hit at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline

Pass Creek Fall Fair marks 25 years

Event will take place September 22 and 23 in Robson.

  • Sep 14, 2018
Giant pumpkins are always a hit at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. Photo: Betsy Kline
Syringa Creek fire. (Stefanie Harron photo)

VIDEO: Fires near Castlegar continue to grow

The Syringa Creek Complex is made up of three fires with a combined size of almost 8,000 hectares

Syringa Creek fire. (Stefanie Harron photo)
“I hope to find ways to better preparation to transition businesses for the legalized regime,” Harvey says. (Photo by Tracey Harvey)

Pot legalization will force big adjustments to Kootenay economy, society

Tracey Harvey hopes to offer policy-makers ideas on transforming the Kootenay pot trade

“I hope to find ways to better preparation to transition businesses for the legalized regime,” Harvey says. (Photo by Tracey Harvey)
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Paige Sawyer has opened KdK Clothing in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline

Ladies clothing shop opens in downtown Castlegar

KdK Clothing uses a buy-sell-trade model for ladies fashions.

Paige Sawyer has opened KdK Clothing in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts

Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts

RDKB issues alerts to more than 50 properties for two separate fires

Fires near Rossland, Grand Forks prompt evacuation alerts
Kaslo native Travis Pangburn says he wants to help bring science and art to the world — and he’s enlisted some of the world’s most famous and controversial thinkers for the project. Photo: John Boivin

Kaslo native promotes science and reason on a global stage

Pangburn Philosophy is part show business, part intellectual journey

Kaslo native Travis Pangburn says he wants to help bring science and art to the world — and he’s enlisted some of the world’s most famous and controversial thinkers for the project. Photo: John Boivin
Darleen Van Sickle shows off the painting, safely back in her possession.

Lost painting returned to owner

Story in Castlegar News helps find artwork given away to thrift store

Darleen Van Sickle shows off the painting, safely back in her possession.
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
Referendum officials say about 200 people have shown up for the advance poll.

Advance polls open on Castlegar complex referendum

Steady stream of voters come to lay judgment on borrowing plan

Referendum officials say about 200 people have shown up for the advance poll.
BC Chamber of Commerce director of member relations Joan Isac (left) presents the BC Chamber of Commerce of the Year Award to Castlegar Chamber of Commerce executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk(center) and Castlegar Chamber president Jane Charest.

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce wins BC Chamber of the Year

Castlegar stood out for the incredible work done that would have long-lasting impact for its members

BC Chamber of Commerce director of member relations Joan Isac (left) presents the BC Chamber of Commerce of the Year Award to Castlegar Chamber of Commerce executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk(center) and Castlegar Chamber president Jane Charest.
FortisBC Community Ambassadors will be in Castlegar May 30-31 to talk to local businesses about available rebates and how to save money on energy costs.

FortisBC reps to visit small businesses in Castlegar

Ambassadors will be in town May 30-31 to talk about rebates and how to save money on energy costs.

FortisBC Community Ambassadors will be in Castlegar May 30-31 to talk to local businesses about available rebates and how to save money on energy costs.
FortisBC gas crews were on the scene to stop the leak.

Gas break on Columbia Ave; crews repairing

Road construction crews may have cut line

FortisBC gas crews were on the scene to stop the leak.
(L-R) Rob Planiden, Jean Bonin, Harold Chernoff: Company is more of a family after so many decades working together. Photo: John Boivin

Trowelex’s 50th is a family affair

Local rental agency has grown to largest in Kootenays

(L-R) Rob Planiden, Jean Bonin, Harold Chernoff: Company is more of a family after so many decades working together. Photo: John Boivin
Shambhala Music Festival will be holding a job fair at 295 Baker Street in Nelson on Wednesday, May 23 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Photo submitted

Shambhala hiring now underway

21st annual festival goes this August

  • May 13, 2018
Shambhala Music Festival will be holding a job fair at 295 Baker Street in Nelson on Wednesday, May 23 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Photo submitted
FortisBC offers small businesses one-on-one energy saving advice

FortisBC offers small businesses one-on-one energy saving advice

Community ambassadors to visit five centres

  • May 13, 2018
FortisBC offers small businesses one-on-one energy saving advice
Nelson-based journalist Bob Keating’s article appeared in Issue 31 of Kootenay Mountain Culture. Photo supplied

Kootenay Mountain Culture lands award nomination for Columbia River Basin feature

‘The feature is reflective of our commitment to supporting the Kootenays’

  • May 12, 2018
Nelson-based journalist Bob Keating’s article appeared in Issue 31 of Kootenay Mountain Culture. Photo supplied
The Hi-Lite restaurant is changing hands. (David Hogg photo.)

Castlegar’s Hi-Lite Restaurant to change hands

After 45 years, the Mahs are retiring but new owner Chris Ortega has big plans

The Hi-Lite restaurant is changing hands. (David Hogg photo.)
Downtown Castlegar is open for business. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

New and expanding businesses abound around Castlegar

Fourteen vacant commercial spaces have been filled in recent months

Downtown Castlegar is open for business. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
A rendering of the main lobby in the new Josie Hotel. (Submitted)

Josie management offers hospitality training program

Management at Rossland’s new Josie Hotel recently ran a free hospitality training program.

A rendering of the main lobby in the new Josie Hotel. (Submitted)