Kootenays

Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash

No horsin’ around, Trail police called to resolve manure spat

The argument between neighbours happened at a rural property in Rossland on Sunday

 

The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Ghost tales: The storied history of Kootenay Lake’s most famous home

Lost Souls of Lakewood explores the history of Nelson’s Blaylock Mansion

 

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Restrictions eased for Interior businesses following vax card program

Liquor service again allowed after 10 p.m. in the Central Okanagan

 

Two unknown males broke into the BC Liquor Store in Salmo in the early hours of Sept. 7. Salmo RCMP is looking for tips to identify the suspects responsible for the break and enter and theft of several bottles of alcohol. Photo: Jilbert Ebrahimi/Unsplash

Police looking for tips into break-in and theft from Salmo liquor store

Witnesses or anyone with info is asked to call the Salmo detachment or Crime Stoppers

Two unknown males broke into the BC Liquor Store in Salmo in the early hours of Sept. 7. Salmo RCMP is looking for tips to identify the suspects responsible for the break and enter and theft of several bottles of alcohol. Photo: Jilbert Ebrahimi/Unsplash
“This is of particular importance in years of peak spawning, which occur every three years, and includes 2021,” advises biologist James Baxter. Photo: Submitted

Locals asked to report sightings of shoal spawning kokanee on Kootenay Lake

Call fish and wildlife at 250.354.6333 to report kokanee numbers and precise location on the lake

  • Sep 9, 2021
“This is of particular importance in years of peak spawning, which occur every three years, and includes 2021,” advises biologist James Baxter. Photo: Submitted
Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Interior Health to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics in schools throughout region

The clinics will be for returning students, staff and teachers

Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
“Kootenay youth will wait months for a booking … and drive upwards of 600km round trip to the nearest available ICBC road test,” writes Michelle Tanguay. Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash

Letter: Lack of ICBC road test times is unfair to new drivers

” … this has been an ongoing issue for over a year,” writes Michelle Tanguay.

  • Sep 2, 2021
“Kootenay youth will wait months for a booking … and drive upwards of 600km round trip to the nearest available ICBC road test,” writes Michelle Tanguay. Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash
Starting Sept. 1, children aged 12 and under can board BC Transit free of charge. Photo: BC Transit

Kootenay kids 12 and under can soon board public transit for free

NextGen Transit now operates more than 40 BC Transit vehicles from Golden to Rock Creek

Starting Sept. 1, children aged 12 and under can board BC Transit free of charge. Photo: BC Transit
Georgia Mates, prepares a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ahead of a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. Ottawa is requiring that federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Interior Health records 376 new cases of COVID-19

There are now 2,446 active cases in the region overall

Georgia Mates, prepares a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ahead of a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. Ottawa is requiring that federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
After 20 years of paddling at Christina Lake, the Robusters have found a place to house their dragon boat with help from many supporters across their Kootenay communities. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Robusters find a den for their dragon boat

Kootenay Robusters began in 2001, the brainchild of a Trail nurse and breast cancer survivor.

After 20 years of paddling at Christina Lake, the Robusters have found a place to house their dragon boat with help from many supporters across their Kootenay communities. Photo: Submitted
Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)

Angel Flights has inaugural Golden flight

Kat and Siyam are the first to fly out of Golden using Angel Flights

Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)

Public information session scheduled for Boswell residents affected by wildfire

The meeting will be on Friday, July 30 at Boswell Community Hall

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)
Modified response fires are monitored daily either by remote camera or fly-overs by experienced officers. Photo: Max Kukurudziak/Unsplash

Southeast Fire Centre keeping an eye on modified response fires

There were 69 fires active in southeast B.C. at press time on Wednesday

Modified response fires are monitored daily either by remote camera or fly-overs by experienced officers. Photo: Max Kukurudziak/Unsplash
A severe thunderstorm warning is called for the late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday, July 7. Photo: Johannes Plenio/Unsplash

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for West Kootenay

Environment Canada issued the alert on Wednesday morning

A severe thunderstorm warning is called for the late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday, July 7. Photo: Johannes Plenio/Unsplash
A cougar, or cougars, went on a killing rampage at a small Fruitvale farm. Photo: Thomas S. on Unsplash

Cougar euthanized after taking out small animal farm in Fruitvale

Wildlife interactions, poachers or polluters should be reported to RAPP at 1.877.952.7277

A cougar, or cougars, went on a killing rampage at a small Fruitvale farm. Photo: Thomas S. on Unsplash
Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted

International virtual exhibit showcases two West Kootenay artists

The Healing Power of ART In Honor of Nature runs online until July 20

Frantisek Strouhal’s artwork being showcased is titled “The Tree of Life.” Photo: Submitted
Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted

Dirt bikes and ATVs damaging West Kootenay hiking trails

Trails society asks operators to obey the signs and keep off the trails

Castlegar Parks and Trails Society is asking dirt bike and ATV operators to stay off hiking trails. Photo: Submitted
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo

SD20 to offer school-at-home program next year

Kootenay Columbia School District creating new distributed learning program

SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo
This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Kite skiing catches air in the Kootenays

The unique sport of kite skiing is growing rapidly and catching on in the Kootenays

This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.