Betsy Kline

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
A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. Photo: Submitted

B.C. ‘Backcountry closures’ explained

Find out who makes the decisions and why

A view of the backcountry from Toad Mountain. 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
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
The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay

Castlegar area fire chief urging people to stay away from Merry Creek fire zone

Fire chief asking people to stay away from area

The Merry Creek wildfire burned 20 hectares of land on Castlegar’s border. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
Water bombers fighting the Beavervale Creek fire Saturday near the Bombi summit. Photo: Jennifer Small

Monday update: Crews aggressively fighting Bombi Summit fire

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
The Norns Creek fire started July 5 near Robson. BC Wildfire Service map.

UPDATE: Second wildfire near Castlegar under control

The Norns Creek fire started on July 5

The Norns Creek fire started July 5 near Robson. BC Wildfire Service map.
Merry Creek wildfire. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department

Castlegar mayor: ‘We got lucky this time’

Castlegar wildfire 100% contained

Merry Creek wildfire. Photo: Ootischenia Fire Department
Castleview Care Centre residents spent July 1 on mats at the Castlegar Complex before being moved to a Trail church July 2. Photo: submitted

UPDATE: City offered use of Castlegar Complex, decision to move care home residents to Trail church made by Interior Health

Talarico Place and Castleview Care Centre residents evacuated due to wildfire

Castleview Care Centre residents spent July 1 on mats at the Castlegar Complex before being moved to a Trail church July 2. Photo: submitted
Merry Creek Wildfire on July 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay

UPDATE: Progress made on Castlegar wildfire, no structure loss so far

The latest information on the Merry Creek wildfire

Merry Creek Wildfire on July 2, 2021. Photo: Regional District Central Kootenay
PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan

UPDATE: More evacuations ordered, RDCK declares state of emergency as wildfire burns in Castlegar

Evacuation alerts for Meadowbrook Drive, Tassone Place, Highland Drive, Castleview Care Centre

PHOTO: Trevor Kanigan
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
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering focuses on remembering

Occasion was more somber than previous years

Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
BC Wildfire Service map
BC Wildfire Service map
Black Press file photo

West Kootenay communities behind provincial COVID-19 vaccination rate

Only Trail is at the provincial average for vaccinations

Black Press file photo
The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo

Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo
Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue on Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline

UPDATE: Old growth protesters block Castlegar’s main street for 24 hours

Members of Extinction Rebellion stayed overnight in downtown Castlegar

Protestors blocking Columbia Avenue on Saturday evening. Photo: Betsy Kline
(Black Press Media File Photo)

Traffic stop near Castlegar yields loaded firearms and significant quantities of drugs

Fentanyl, Cocaine and Methamphetamine found in Bombi Summit traffic stop

(Black Press Media File Photo)
Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar entrepreneur turning plastics into building materials

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted