Syringa Creek fire. (Stefanie Harron photo)

Syringa Creek fire. (Stefanie Harron photo)

Top Castlegar News web stories of 2018

Find out what Castlegar was reading in 2018.

Many of the stories that made the top of the most-viewed list for Castlegar News in 2018 were related to forest fires.

The top story, “Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts,” was read by 25,000 people on our local news site, and by many thousands more across the Black Press Media chain.

Fire closes Hwy 3” was read about 20,000 times locally.

Stories related to the November death of tow truck operator Wayne Kernachan were also among the most read stories of the year, attracting close to the same number of readers as the wildfire stories.

Police seek witnesses to fatal weekend accident

VIDEO: Tribute to fallen tow truck driver fills Castlegar streets

VIDEO: Kootenay teen writes song dedicated to accident victim’s family

Other top stories:

New night club opening in Castlegar” — The Woods opened downtown in March

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail” — Police report a body was found in the trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

Cops raid Castlegar house in burned-body investigation” — Police investigating the death of Jordan Workman, who was found in the trunk of a car in January

New restaurant opens in downtown Castlegar” — The Trackside Bistro opens

Conservation officer says farmers not doing enough after three grizzlies killed

Woman carjacked on Highway 6, cops led on wild chase” — New Denver woman found herself an unwilling participant in a long-distance police chase

Bounty on West Kootenay northern pike” —Reward for northern pike caught in Columbia, Kootenay and Pend d’Oreille Rivers.

Transit bus crashes in Castlegar” — BC Transit bus went off the road near Southridge Drive

Castlegar voters choose Tassone as new mayor“ — Election results