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Jessica Mitchell saw a need for masks and started an online group for people to co-ordinate supplying ones. Submitted photo.

Salmo woman starts Facebook group to organize mask-makers

Hopes to ease mask shortage for Kootenay first responders and essential service workers.

Jessica Mitchell saw a need for masks and started an online group for people to co-ordinate supplying ones. Submitted photo.
RDCK takes measures to protect onsite waste and recycling staff

RDCK takes measures to protect onsite waste and recycling staff

Free tipping fees for homeowners, but caution not to overuse it

RDCK takes measures to protect onsite waste and recycling staff
The College has sent a letter to all students with recommendations about coronavirus. (File photo)

Selkirk College student housing to remain open, with precautions

College won’t evict students in midst of COVID-19 pandemic, says prez

The College has sent a letter to all students with recommendations about coronavirus. (File photo)
Selkirk College

Coronavirus spread prompts Selkirk College letter to students

‘We can’t stop COVID-19, all we can do is plan to deal with it.’

Selkirk College
Three Nakusp women enter international tattoo competition

Three Nakusp women enter international tattoo competition

Could one of them be the next Inked Magazine cover girl?

Three Nakusp women enter international tattoo competition
The monitoring stations in various watersheds across the province show generally higher-than-normal snow levels. Photo: BC Government

Snowpack levels’ growth slowed in February, but uncertainty remains

While West Kootenay levels are higher than normal, it doesn’t mean forecasters can predict flooding

The monitoring stations in various watersheds across the province show generally higher-than-normal snow levels. Photo: BC Government
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

No coronavirus in Colville area, says school district

Suspected person tested negative for the COVID-19 virus

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
Classes resume in Colville, Washington after coronavirus scare

Classes resume in Colville, Washington after coronavirus scare

Officials say they have isolated anyone who may have been in contact with a suspected case

Classes resume in Colville, Washington after coronavirus scare
Colville schools close a second day on coronavirus fears

Colville schools close a second day on coronavirus fears

All schools closed, extra-curricular activities banned while awaiting test results

Colville schools close a second day on coronavirus fears
Windstorm downs power lines across swath of West Kootenay

Windstorm downs power lines across swath of West Kootenay

Hundreds still without power on Wednesday morning

Windstorm downs power lines across swath of West Kootenay
The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo
Fanny Rodgers shows a 45-year-old message left in the walls of her Castlegar home.                                 Photo: John Boivin

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Fanny Rodgers shows a 45-year-old message left in the walls of her Castlegar home.                                 Photo: John Boivin
Physician recruitment is going to be done on a region wide basis now, thanks to a new hub model for attracting doctors. Flickr file photo

New ‘hub’ model takes regional approach to doctor recruitment in West Kootenay

Kootenay-Boundary a provincial leader in effectively attracting doctors to work here

Physician recruitment is going to be done on a region wide basis now, thanks to a new hub model for attracting doctors. Flickr file photo
A photo from the automated snowpack weather station at Redfish Creek near Nelson. BC Govt photo

January precipitation deepens snowpack in B.C.’s mountains

Most of the province now has higher-than-normal snowpack levels

A photo from the automated snowpack weather station at Redfish Creek near Nelson. BC Govt photo
Castlegar autism workshop helps parents cope with wait times

Castlegar autism workshop helps parents cope with wait times

Kootenay Family Place holding workshop Feb. 1

Castlegar autism workshop helps parents cope with wait times
More snow starting Wednesday night prompts weather alert for West Kootenay
More snow starting Wednesday night prompts weather alert for West Kootenay
Latest winter storm prompts West Kootenay travel warning

Latest winter storm prompts West Kootenay travel warning

20-30 cm of snow expected overnight and into Thursday

Latest winter storm prompts West Kootenay travel warning
UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Health care access, cost of travel top concerns for B.C. rural residents

Interim report highlights concerns of rural folks when it comes to health services

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Health care access, cost of travel top concerns for BC rural residents

Interim report highlights concerns of rural folks when it comes to health services

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)

Nakusp hospital staff praised for response during emergency

Power generator failed on New Year’s, but human spirit didn’t

A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)