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COVID cases for the week of July 11-17. Map: BCCDC

Castlegar COVID cases on the rise

Nine local cases for July 11-17, local physicians say more cases this week

 

Thanks to volunteer foster homes, pets like Smokey Joe can recover and thrive.

SPCA seeks West Kootenay foster volunteers

There’s an elevated need for foster volunteers in the Kootenays during the warmer months

 

Photo by Stacey Thommes

RELIGION: Making room for divine interruptions

Pastor Cynthia Pelletier talks about slowing down to receive blessings

 

An IRIS gathering in pre-COVID times. (File photo)

Castlegar senior’s program adapted through pandemic

IRIS switched from in-person gatherings to delivering services

An IRIS gathering in pre-COVID times. (File photo)
Tom Kline

RELIGION: The lesson of the Good Samaritan

Pastor Tom Kline talks abut loving our neighbours

Tom Kline
Although The Lunn family’s beehive was covered in red fire retardant dropped from above, their bees survived the fire. Photo: Submitted

LETTER: Property owners next to Merry Creek fire say thank you

The Merry Creek fire almost reached the home of Ralph and Vanessa Lunn

Although The Lunn family’s beehive was covered in red fire retardant dropped from above, their bees survived the fire. Photo: Submitted
Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Twelve fires burning along Lower Arrow Lake

Dozen fires between Castlegar and Edgewood

Twelve fires are burning along Lower Arrow Lake. Map: BC Wildfire Service
Kirk Duff. Photo: Jennifer Small

Getting to know Castlegar’s new mayor

A chat with Mayor Kirk Duff

Kirk Duff. Photo: Jennifer Small
Blackout Summer performing at a 2019 open mic night at the Castlegar Library Amphitheatre Photo: Submitted

Castlegar open mic nights are back

Monthly event will be held at Castlegar Library Amphitheatre

Blackout Summer performing at a 2019 open mic night at the Castlegar Library Amphitheatre Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Timberwolves at their July 10 game against the Coquitlam Adanacs. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Timberwolves at their July 10 game against the Coquitlam Adanacs. Photo: Submitted
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Containment lines laid around perimeter of Bombi Summit fire near Castlegar

Beavervale Creek fire is southeast of Castlegar off of Highway 3

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
App includes 50 photos around Castlegar with a walking tour through the community of Brilliant called the Life of the Doukhobors. Photo: On This Spot

History app follows walking tour in the steps Castlegar’s Doukhobors

The walking tour will take the user through Castlegar’s early history as a Doukhobor community

App includes 50 photos around Castlegar with a walking tour through the community of Brilliant called the Life of the Doukhobors. Photo: On This Spot
Some Castlegar residents continue to leave their bear-resistant carts unlocked. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Some Castlegar residents continue to leave their bear-resistant carts unlocked. (Photo: Betsy Kline)
Robin Martens is the pastor of Kinnaird Park Community Church. Photo: Submitted

FAITH: What is the truth and where do I find it?

Column from Robin Martens, pastor of Kinnaird Park Community Church

Robin Martens is the pastor of Kinnaird Park Community Church. Photo: Submitted
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
July 12 fire near Oglow subdivision. Photo: Betsy Kline
July 12 fire near Oglow subdivision. Photo: Betsy Kline
Janaeya Baher was awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar grad awarded $40,000 scholarship

Janaeya Baher will use the money to pursue her goal of becoming a dentist

Janaeya Baher was awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Photo: Submitted
The ball machine and the monitors for the callers for online bingo are set up at the Curling Club. Photo: Submitted
The ball machine and the monitors for the callers for online bingo are set up at the Curling Club. Photo: Submitted
Merry Creek Wildfire on June 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Merry Creek Wildfire on June 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay