Betsy Kline

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo
The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
Castlegar Search and Rescue assisted a lost hiker on Sept. 4. Photo: CSAR

Castlegar Search and Rescue aids lost hiker

Hiker got lost on Mount Sentinel

Castlegar Search and Rescue assisted a lost hiker on Sept. 4. Photo: CSAR
The COVID-19 outbreak at Talarico Place has been declared over. File photo

Second death in COVID outbreak at Castlegar’s Talarico Place

The outbreak has now been declared over by Interior Health

The COVID-19 outbreak at Talarico Place has been declared over. File photo
The Slocan Bluffs wildfire on Saturday. Photo: Judith Fearing

More than 30 lightning fires still burning across West Kootenay

11 fires burning in Castlegar and Nelson area

The Slocan Bluffs wildfire on Saturday. Photo: Judith Fearing
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo

One death in COVID-19 outbreak at Castlegar’s Talarico Place

There have been 34 resident cases at the long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo
There are 15 fires burning in the Castlegar and Nelson area. Map: BC Wildfire Service

Nearly 40 wildfires burning in West Kootenay

15 fires burning in Castlegar and Nelson area

There are 15 fires burning in the Castlegar and Nelson area. Map: BC Wildfire Service
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo

27 cases at Talarico Place COVID-19 outbreak in Castlegar

There have been 27 resident cases at the long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo
Leeza Zurwick at her new brewery in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Leeza Zurwick at her new brewery in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
Fire destroyed a Robson home Aug. 1. Photo: Bailey Matteucci

Fire destroys Robson home

35 firefighters responded to the B.C. Day fire

Fire destroyed a Robson home Aug. 1. Photo: Bailey Matteucci
Slocan Community Health Centre emergency room facing temporary service reduction. File photo

Staffing issues to blame for reduction in hours at New Denver emergency room

Slocan Community Health Centre emergency room facing temporary service reduction

Slocan Community Health Centre emergency room facing temporary service reduction. File photo
The Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar council allows homeless shelter permit to move forward, but with conditions

Shelter must improve communications and address issues brought forward by area businesses

The Castlegar and District Community Services Society is operating a shelter and other services from the former Flamingo Hotel. Photo: Betsy Kline
RCMP Lights - File Photo

Man dies in two-vehicle/animal collision near Castlegar

The incident happened Tuesday morning

RCMP Lights - File Photo
Screenshot: BC Wildfire Service July 23

Crews making progress on West Kootenay wildfires, but new fire starts

At least 23 fires have started in recent days in the Southeast Fire Centre

Screenshot: BC Wildfire Service July 23
A vehicle incident is affecting traffic on Highway 3 west of Castlegar. Map: DriveBC
A vehicle incident is affecting traffic on Highway 3 west of Castlegar. Map: DriveBC
(Black Press file photo)

MONDAY UPDATE: 12 wildfires burning in West Kootenay

At least 23 fires have started in recent days in the Southeast Fire Centre

(Black Press file photo)
A panel of service providers attended the meeting on homelessness for the business community. Photo: Betsy Kline

‘Please, please help us:’ Castlegar business community speaks about struggles with homeless population

Business owners, service providers and city hold meeting to discuss problems and solutions

A panel of service providers attended the meeting on homelessness for the business community. Photo: Betsy Kline
Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline

Ukrainian family finds refuge in Castlegar

Nina Kucheruk and her family have arrived from Kyiv

Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar’s Park Memorial Cemetery. File photo
Castlegar’s Park Memorial Cemetery. File photo
An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar invasive species fishout taking place July 22-31

Fishing derby targeting Walleye and northern pike

An invasive species fishing derby will take place July 22-31 on the Columbia River. Photo: Betsy Kline