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The Kootenay Gallery is creating a virtual store to offset lost revenue due to the pandemic. File photo

Kootenay Gallery of Art virtual store project well underway

The store will sell up to 300 items from West Kootenay artists once it launches in July

The Kootenay Gallery is creating a virtual store to offset lost revenue due to the pandemic. File photo
The Common Nighthawk. Photo: Gary Davidson

Morning Start: 180 different bird species exist in Kootenay National Park

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 29

The Common Nighthawk. Photo: Gary Davidson
Nakusp RCMP conducted the search warrant on May 27. File photo

Nakusp RCMP seize large quantity of drugs during seach warrant on May 27

The warrant was conducted in the 300th block of 8th Avenue NW

Nakusp RCMP conducted the search warrant on May 27. File photo
The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)
The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)
Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Thursday, May 28

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake
West Kootenay EcoSociety has launched a survey to help transition local communities to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. (Mathew Roland/BBJ)
West Kootenay EcoSociety has launched a survey to help transition local communities to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. (Mathew Roland/BBJ)
Upper Arrow Lakes view from the ferry on Dec. 15, 2019. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Morning start: A history of the Arrow Lakes

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Wednesday, May 27

Upper Arrow Lakes view from the ferry on Dec. 15, 2019. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The restoration project has begun on the pole in Edgewood. (Jutta Plessner photo)

Restorative pole project underway in Edgewood

The pole was made almost 50 years ago to pay respect to local First Nations

The restoration project has begun on the pole in Edgewood. (Jutta Plessner photo)
(Shawn Hook Instagram photo)

Morning start: This famous singer is from the West Kootenays

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Tuesday, May 26

(Shawn Hook Instagram photo)
West Kootenay SAR crews helped to rescue a man on Saturday afternoon injured in a mountain biking accident. Photo: Rossland Search and Rescue

West Kootenay SAR crews rescue injured mountain biker near Rossland

Crews were called in to help after the biker seriously injured himself at around noon Saturday

West Kootenay SAR crews helped to rescue a man on Saturday afternoon injured in a mountain biking accident. Photo: Rossland Search and Rescue
Skate parks in Castlegar and Creston are set to open on May 27. (Pixabay photo)                                Skate parks in Castlegar and Creston are set to open on May 27. (Pixabay photo)

Castlegar and Creston skate parks opening May 27

The RDCK is asking skateboarders to take physical distancing protocols to combat spread of COVID-19

Skate parks in Castlegar and Creston are set to open on May 27. (Pixabay photo)                                Skate parks in Castlegar and Creston are set to open on May 27. (Pixabay photo)
One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher                                One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher

Kootenay wildlife restoration projects receive $5.5 million in grants

Many of the projects are taking place in the West Kootenay region

One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher                                One of the West Kootenay projects is to protect the endangered Northern Leopard Frog population. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher
Up to 15 cm of snow could fall by Friday morning for Highway 3 from Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass. File photo

Snow expected to hit West Kootenay passes overnight on Thursday

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall on Highway 3 between Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass by Friday morning

Up to 15 cm of snow could fall by Friday morning for Highway 3 from Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass. File photo
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort’s cabins and chalets are open during the COVID-19 crisis, although the pools are closed. File photo

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort staff receive threats while working during COVID-19 crisis

The threats come even as the resort has shut down most of its operations during the crisis

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort’s cabins and chalets are open during the COVID-19 crisis, although the pools are closed. File photo
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6,800 seasonal workers allowed in country to fill empty B.C. agricultural jobs

Workers previously weren’t allowed into country due to travel restrictions from COVID-19

(File Photo)
(File photo)

Interior Health postpones most non-urgent surgeries

Surgeries related to cancer or caesarean sections are still planned to go ahead

(File photo)
Okanagan grocery store manager responds after couple buys entire meat supply

Okanagan grocery store manager responds after couple buys entire meat supply

The incident occurred Saturday night at Save On Foods

Okanagan grocery store manager responds after couple buys entire meat supply
B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative’s apple exports to Asia have declined due to the coronavirus outbreak. (File photo)

Okanagan apple exports to Asia seeing big dip as COVID-19 spreads

B.C. Tree Fruits said that getting fruit into China has become more difficult

B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative’s apple exports to Asia have declined due to the coronavirus outbreak. (File photo)
BREAKING: Kelowna RCMP to further investigate 12 sexual assault cases, create sexual assault unit

BREAKING: Kelowna RCMP to further investigate 12 sexual assault cases, create sexual assault unit

Recommendations come five months after it was revealed 40% of sexual assaults were deemed ‘unfounded’

BREAKING: Kelowna RCMP to further investigate 12 sexual assault cases, create sexual assault unit