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Fire damages Harrop nursery

The cause of the blaze is under investigation

Drug alert issued in Grand Forks after fentanyl, ‘benzos’ detected in test

They are advising additional care and to have drugs tested before using

Ootischenia Fire Department members push boulder off Highway 3

The boulder blocking the highway weighed more than 400 pounds.

Municipal climate caucus, founded in Nelson, meets for national online conference

The group consists of 294 mayors, councillors and regional directors from across the country

Interior Health reports two more COVID-19 cases

IH: One person is in hospital. No one is in ICU with COVID-19.

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ICBC stats show Castlegar drivers prefer Toyotas and Hondas

In 2019, there were 4543 vehicles registered in Castlegar.

All Mercer Celgar workers in Castlegar return to work

At least 215 of the workers were laid off during a temporary mill shutdown in July

Police seek suspect in rash of Castlegar thefts

There have been a number of thefts over the last two weeks in Castlegar.

Columbia Avenue and Hwy 3 hot spots for crashes in Castlegar

In 2019, there were 624 accidents in Castlegar and 3047 over the last five years.

Nelson’s American sister city faces COVID-19 culture war

In Sandpoint, Idaho, wearing a mask is about Black Lives Matter, gun rights, and COVID-19

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Amid pandemic, a new Castlegar princess is crowned

Hailey Gleboff was named Castlegar Princess.

No charges yet in death of Abbotsford officer Allan Young

Police and Crown say the investigation is still underway

Kootenay doctor among 82 physicians, dentists calling on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Structures not threatened by wildfires burning in the Arrow and Kootenay Lakes region

Official says more lightning-caused fires could occur in region over next 36 hours

West Kootenay region experiences drier-than-normal July: Report

The region only received around 57% of its normal precipitation during the month

Youth art showcased in new mural by Castlegar students

Communities in Bloom spearheaded the new mural on Columbia Avenue.

No new COVID cases in Kootenay-Boundary

As of July 30, there were no additional cases in the previous two weeks

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

South Columbia Search and Rescue increase their range with addition of jet boat, ‘Second Chance’