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Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department

$40K in fire suppression equipment stolen from Beasley Fire Department

Locks cut on structure protection unit trailer

 

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

 

New program will help participants develop employment skills.Photo:Metro

New program offers free skills upgrading, support for West Kootenay job seekers

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy offers workplace skills training

 

Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Evacuation orders, alerts continue as Lower Arrow Lake fire grows to 2500 hectares

Michaud Creek fire now over 2500 hectares, Octopus Creek fire over 1000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Almost 20 wildfires burning in West Kootenay

Fire near the Bombi summit is growing

Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small
Air Canada has resumed flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Air Canada has resumed flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Wildfire interface treatment at Queen’s Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Forest Enhancement Society of BC
Wildfire interface treatment at Queen’s Bay on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Photo: Forest Enhancement Society of BC
BC Wildfire Service map
BC Wildfire Service map
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West Kootenay communities behind provincial COVID-19 vaccination rate

Only Trail is at the provincial average for vaccinations

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SD20 now has an electric bus. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay-Columbia School District 20 adds electric bus to fleet

Bus will be incorporated into Castlegar route for next school year

SD20 now has an electric bus. Photo: Submitted
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Castlegar Community Services opens Kootenay rent bank

Rent assistance will be available across the Kootenays

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Rain clouds were absent for most of May in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline

May precipitation only 30 per cent of normal in West Kootenay

Fourth consecutive month with low precipitation

Rain clouds were absent for most of May in the West Kootenay. Photo: Betsy Kline
Map: BC Wildfire Service

One fire between Castlegar and Trail out, second one slowing

Sullivan Creek Fire being held at 5 hectares

Map: BC Wildfire Service
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Report shows Kootenay tech sector is growing

The Kootenay Technology Sector Assessment 2020 is the first of its kind in the region

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Air Canada is resuming flights to the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Canada to resume Castlegar flights in June

Air Canada will return to the West Kootenay Regional Airport with flights to and from Vancouver

Air Canada is resuming flights to the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
A travel trailer fire on Victoria Day is considered suspicious. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department

Castlegar Victoria Day trailer fire considered suspicious

The recreational trailer was parked near Canadian Tire when the fire began

A travel trailer fire on Victoria Day is considered suspicious. Photo: Castlegar Fire Department
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Paramedic training returning to Castlegar

Emergency Medical Responder and Primary Care Paramedic training to take place in Castlegar

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Katherine Shearer will be taking over as the SD20 superintendent. Photo: Submitted

SD20 superintendent Bill Ford to retire

Ford will be replaced by Katherine Shearer

Katherine Shearer will be taking over as the SD20 superintendent. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar doctor answers common vaccine questions Part 2

Family physician Megan Taylor answers common vaccine questions

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay

Fees at West Kootenay landfills and transfer stations to increase

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is increasing fees to maintain a user-pay fee structure

Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay