Castlegar’s most read online stories of 2019

Crime, accidents, gas prices and a dog rescue make the list

These were the most popular stories on in 2019, based purely on page views.

Castlegar protesters crash controversial pastor’s sermon — 8,109

Crown declines to lay charges in Castlegar spree — 6,901

Dog, missing for weeks, rescued, rescued from cliff — 6,321

Two missing in Pend d’Oreille crash — 6,271

Two accidents block Hwy 3 east of Christina Lake — 6,141

Two-car accident closes Hwy 3A at Thrums — 5,695

First craft brewery set to open in Castlegar — 5,603

Industrial accident at Celgar Pulp Mill — 5,502

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash — 5,197

Body of man recovered from Kootenay River — 5,143

Hurting at the pumps: High West Kootenay gas prices surprise expert — 4,545

Castlegar woman to appear on Dragon’s Den — 4,518

Icy roads may have led to fatal Bombi crash — 4,415

Kalesnikoff announces $35 million South Slocan facility — 4,285

Say it ain’t snow! Early winter blast expected for Kootenays — 3,773

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Castlegar Curling Club hosts mixed bonspiel

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West Kootenay snowpack nearing record levels

High snowpack can mean a greater risk of flooding in spring, say forecasters

VIDEO: Kootenay Patricks, Montreal Canadiens play to the crowd in Nelson

The charity game was a spectacle from puck drop

Two-vehicle collision near Castlegar sends two to hospital

The incident took place Wednesday evening near the Brilliant Bridge in Ootischenia

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

Donation will help support kids camps at the Kootenay Gallery

Castlegar’s Pinnacle PAC making art camps more accessible.

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

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