Castlegar News Staff

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey

COVID outbreak declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail

IH says there are currently 15 cases connected to the outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey
An ecosystem restoration burn will take place near Deer Park this week. Photo: Betsy Kline

Prescribed burn planned for Deer Park area this week

Smoke may be visible from Deer Park, Renata, Castlegar, Edgewood and Highway 6

An ecosystem restoration burn will take place near Deer Park this week. Photo: Betsy Kline
Mercer Celgar is receiving $5 million to decrease natural gas use in its boilers. Photo: Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar receiving $5 million provincial grant

The money is slated to decrease natural gas use in the company’s boilers

Mercer Celgar is receiving $5 million to decrease natural gas use in its boilers. Photo: Mercer Celgar
New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies

Selkirk College receives funding for 14 new early childhood educator seats

Selkirk College’s program is delivered online

New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Google Street View
Curbside collection of organic materials is moving forward in Castlegar and Creston. File photo

Curbside collection of organics in Castlegar and Creston one step closer

Large grant means collections plans moving forward for 2022

Curbside collection of organic materials is moving forward in Castlegar and Creston. File photo
Black Press file photo

Castlegar area woodlot licence receives provincial award

Robert and Greg Sahlstrom are being recognized with a Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence

Black Press file photo
Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC

Castlegar man wins $150,000 with scratch and win ticket

Clarence Wilkie purchased the ticket in Castlegar

Clarence Wilkie won $150,000 with a scratch and win ticket. Photo: BCLC
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Canada increasing flights at Castlegar airport

Flights from the West Kootenay Regional Airport to Vancouver now available five days a week

Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
The Forest Practices Board will be looking at Kalesnikoff Lumber’s practices near Castlegar. File photo

Forest Practice Board to audit Kalesnikoff forest license near Castlegar

The Forest Practices Board (FPB) will be conducting an audit of Kalesnikoff…

The Forest Practices Board will be looking at Kalesnikoff Lumber’s practices near Castlegar. File photo
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

West Kootenay wildfires: Trozzo Creek evac order downgraded

The fire near Winlaw is over 5,000 hectares

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier

West Kootenay wildfires weekend update

Winds and lightning may worsen conditions.

The Trozzo Creek fire as seen from Lemon Creek. Photo: Joel Pelletier
Crews working on the Arrow Lake fire complex. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Planned ignition scheduled for Arrow Lake fires

Controlled burn may happen as soon July 29

Crews working on the Arrow Lake fire complex. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood. Photo: Jeannie Little

Drone interferes with firefighting at Arrow Lakes fires

Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek and other fires in the Arrow Lakes Complex have burned 27,000 hectares

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood. Photo: Jeannie Little
Casinos, such as Chances in Prince Rupert, closed in March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: K-J Millar

Chances Casino Castlegar reopens Canada Day

Casinos can reopen in step three of B.C.’s restart plan

Casinos, such as Chances in Prince Rupert, closed in March 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: K-J Millar
Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar to install new technology thanks to $4.5 million in federal funds

Project features process to improve fibre processing and address regional fibre availability issues

Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar
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
Selkirk College has received provincial funding to assist students. File photo

Selkirk College receives funding to assist students

Provincial funding is available to West Kootenay students

Selkirk College has received provincial funding to assist students. File photo
Pioneer Arena is closing for the season. Photo: John Boivin

Castlegar’s Pioneer Arena and Nelson Civic Centre closing for season

RDCK is closing the ice at two of its arenas due to financial concerns related to COVID-19

Pioneer Arena is closing for the season. Photo: John Boivin
Steve Heimburger started to walk from Castlegar to Hope on July 5. Photo submitted

Man sets out on 650-kilometre walk from Castlegar to raise awareness about schizophrenia

Steve Heimburger hopes to finish trip in Hope and raise $5,000 in process

Steve Heimburger started to walk from Castlegar to Hope on July 5. Photo submitted