Local News

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

New headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to the local economy

Campfire ban lifted in Castlegar and Southeast Fire Centre

Campfires are once again permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre and the City of Castlegar.

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

Darwen Greyeyes still missing

The Nelson man was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on June 4

Trust strengthens child care in the Basin

CBT is launching a new $3.6-million program to help maintain and create new child care spaces.

  • Sep 21st, 2017

Major move by area credit unions

Columbia Valley, Creston, East Kootenay, Grand Forks, Heritage, Kootenay and Nelson exploring business case for amalgamation

Extreme Education & Career Fair 2017


    Money Monitor: How rising interest rates affect mortgages


      New Ikea Canada boss says she's adjusting to homes with basements


        Money Monitor: Home renos on the rise amid soaring house prices


          Fundraiser at Pass Creek Fall Fair to help local leukemia patient

          Erwin Dodd was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia just after his 47th birthday.

          Report: Proposed Castlegar airport upgrade could increase reliability

          New system would require a different kind of plane than Air Canada currently flies to Castlegar

          Slocan seniors’ housing to break ground this fall

          Almost 50 per cent of the Slocan Valley population of 5,000 are age 50 or older

          • Sep 20th, 2017

          Council briefs: Castlegar gets energy rebate from Fortis

          Castlegar gets a rebate from Fortis and news that the West Kootenay Ops Centre ready for occupation.

          Overdoses and break-and-enters ‘brutalizing’ Castlegar

          RCMP Sgt. Laurel Matthew shares the frustrations of trying to convince fentanyl users to stop.

          Unionized staff at Castlegar’s Fireside Inn sign new contract

          United Steel Workers Local 1-405 reached an agreement with owners of the Fireside Inn last week.

          Central Kootenay RCMP bust two marijuana grow ops

          Local RCMP busted two marijuana growing operations last week, seizing more than 550 plants.

          Cops for Kids ride concludes in Kelowna

          Well over $300,000 raised in the annual Cops for Kids ride, a 10 day trek across Southern B.C.

          • Sep 18th, 2017

          Greater percentage of children five and under live low-income in Castlegar than B.C.

          The percentage of children 5 and under in Castlegar in low-income households is greater than in B.C.

          Backcountry closure partially lifted

          Closure of the Rocky Mountain Forest District will be rescinded Sept. 15.

          Nelson man sentenced after being shot during break and enter

          Though shot, Brandon Malkinson avoided hospital and RCMP for four days.

          Interior Health introduces digital access to records

          My Health Portal allows users to see lab results and diagnostic imaging reports.