Local News

The City of Castlegar’s insurer appeals judge’s decision in lawsuit

The City of Castlegar’s insurer is appealing a lawsuit Maglio Installations won against the city.

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

An adult female Steller sea lion was facing a potentially painful and slow death on Cleland Island.

Driver rolled over downed lines after crash

Castlegar’s fire chief is reminding residents not to drive over fallen power or utility lines.

How to donate to British Columbia wildfire recovery efforts

The B.C. government recognizes the overwhelming generosity of British Columbians.

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Castlegar Sculpturewalk artist will be missed

A contributing artist to the Castlegar Sculpturewalk has passed away.

Being Nasookin: a conversation with Kootenay chief Jason Louie

The Lower Kootenay Band’s head has been in charge since 2010

Canada Day flag raising


Inclusive affirmation


Stanley Humphries Secondary School Graduation 2017


Emotional statement at vigil


New bee family discovered in Kootenays

The melittidae bee family has now been discovered west of the Rockies.

Food-conditioned bear taken out of Millennium Park

A bear decided to hang out in the area and ended up in a tree.

Castlegar Fire reminds residents to cut grass, vegetation

Castlegar Fire Department reminds you to ensure grass and vegetation is trimmed and disposed of.

Painting raffle to benefit Castlegar food bank

Local artist Jordan Perkins has a new idea to help support the Community Harvest Food Bank.

Conroy named Minister of Children and Family Development

Kootenay West’s MLA was among the 22 members of the NDP who were sworn in as cabinet ministers.

Castlegar Council hears basic income pilot proposal

Castlegar City Council heard a presentation for a basic income pilot project at Monday’s meeting.

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

Snowbirds to buzz Castlegar Tuesday

Canada’s Snowbirds will be buzzing Castlegar Thursday.

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Communities in Bloom judges tour Castlegar

The Communities in Bloom judges toured Castlegar last week including stops at Zuckerberg Island.

Expect return of wildfire smoke to Castlegar

BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from Kamloops and Cariboo fires to drift into the region.

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Smoky skies over valley caused by fires in Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres

Most of the smoke blanketing the valley is not from local fires.

Nelson hiker dies in Valhalla Park

Fatal fall occurred during three-person trek Tuesday afternoon

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Theatre drives off to Trail

A portable drive-in theatre planned for Castlegar this summer will now be taking place in Trail.