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Willow Enewold is the creator of DAG. Photo: Betsy Kline

New art gallery opens in downtown Castlegar

DAG will feature rotating shows with art available for purchase

Willow Enewold is the creator of DAG. Photo: Betsy Kline
Wendy Price, owner of WP Performance Horses in Grand Forks, says the heavy wildfire smoke put a damper on training and exercise, but the animals haven’t suffered any smoke-related illnesses. Photo: Karen McKinley
Wendy Price, owner of WP Performance Horses in Grand Forks, says the heavy wildfire smoke put a damper on training and exercise, but the animals haven’t suffered any smoke-related illnesses. Photo: Karen McKinley
A coroner’s inquest into the death of Waylon Edey is taking place at the Nelson Law Courts. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Coroner’s inquest into fatal Castlegar police shooting begins

Inquest into the death of Waylon Edey is taking place at the Nelson Law Courts

A coroner’s inquest into the death of Waylon Edey is taking place at the Nelson Law Courts. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
From left, Joe Roshinsky, David Edwards, Harold Stoochnoff and Glenn Clark were at the 68th Avenue entrance of Rockwool on Friday. About 160 fellow unionized employees went on strike after negotiations between the United Steel Workers and the company failed to reach a deal. Photo Karen McKinley

Workers at Grand Forks Rockwool plant on strike

Union cites need for better wages as members hit picket lines

From left, Joe Roshinsky, David Edwards, Harold Stoochnoff and Glenn Clark were at the 68th Avenue entrance of Rockwool on Friday. About 160 fellow unionized employees went on strike after negotiations between the United Steel Workers and the company failed to reach a deal. Photo Karen McKinley
Lumber company representatives want the Regional District of Central Kootenay to lobby for them at the Union of BC Municipalities conference. File photo

RDCK asked to advocate for West Kootenay sawmills

Lumber industry representatives are concerned by a number of issues

Lumber company representatives want the Regional District of Central Kootenay to lobby for them at the Union of BC Municipalities conference. File photo
RCMP are investigating a serious auto accident near Creston that resulted in serious injuries. File photo

Serious injuries in collision near Creston

Police say an SUV crossed the centre line into the path of a pickup

RCMP are investigating a serious auto accident near Creston that resulted in serious injuries. File photo
Kootenay Carshare Co-operative executive director Colleen Matte with the co-op’s 2006 Dodge Ram. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Six vehicles stolen from Kootenay Carshare Co-op since May

The thefts have cost the organization an estimated $35,000

Kootenay Carshare Co-operative executive director Colleen Matte with the co-op’s 2006 Dodge Ram. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kokanee Salmon spawning. Photo: Roseanne Van Ee

Restocking of kokanee salmon on Kootenay Lake begins

Eggs will be gathered and then hatched at an incubator site

Kokanee Salmon spawning. Photo: Roseanne Van Ee
The Regional District of Central Kootenay will be holding meetings about its climate plan in 20 communities. File photo

RDCK releases climate plan open houses schedule

Sessions take place in 20 communities throughout September and October

The Regional District of Central Kootenay will be holding meetings about its climate plan in 20 communities. File photo
The 2021 census initially reported Silverton had a 23 per cent population decrease over five years, but Statistics Canada now says that was an error. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The 2021 census initially reported Silverton had a 23 per cent population decrease over five years, but Statistics Canada now says that was an error. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The trial of William Trowell is being held at the Castlegar Courthouse. File photo
The trial of William Trowell is being held at the Castlegar Courthouse. File photo
Greenwood Mayor John Bolt presents the winner, Richard Tapp of Grand Forks, with the coveted Gold T-Shirt and Mayor’s Choice Award for this year’s 2023 Gold Rush Car Show. Tapp won with his prized 1930 Model A. photo Desiree King

Classic car fans brave smoke for Greenwood’s Gold Rush Car Show

Vintage automobile owners vie for prizes

  • Aug 25, 2023
Greenwood Mayor John Bolt presents the winner, Richard Tapp of Grand Forks, with the coveted Gold T-Shirt and Mayor’s Choice Award for this year’s 2023 Gold Rush Car Show. Tapp won with his prized 1930 Model A. photo Desiree King
Empire Coffee, part of The Adventure Hotel, was the scene of an incident in November 2020 during which Jeremy Undershute allegedly spat on an employee after yelling at staff about masks. File photo

Arguments close in COVID-19 spitting case against Nelson man

Jeremy Undershute was charged after an argument about wearing masks

Empire Coffee, part of The Adventure Hotel, was the scene of an incident in November 2020 during which Jeremy Undershute allegedly spat on an employee after yelling at staff about masks. File photo
Graeme and Laura Carlson have been riding with the CTV team for the past five years. 
photo submitted.

Grand Forks couple hit the road for annual Tour De Cure

Pharmasave owners have been riding in cancer fundraiser since 2019

  • Aug 24, 2023
Graeme and Laura Carlson have been riding with the CTV team for the past five years. 
photo submitted.
The Grand Forks and District Fall Fair is seeking food makers to have their creations judged for prizes, including the Borscht-Off, where professionals and home cooks can earn a coveted trophy and embroidered apron.
Photo Karen McKinley

Grand Forks fall fair seeking food exhibitors

Annual fair puts out call for bakers, canners Borscht ‘artists’

The Grand Forks and District Fall Fair is seeking food makers to have their creations judged for prizes, including the Borscht-Off, where professionals and home cooks can earn a coveted trophy and embroidered apron.
Photo Karen McKinley
Preliminary drawings of the proposed Treehaven Communities in Greenwood as seen from what would be a northwest facing view of the development. A land developer is hoping to build several modern units in the city and says reception so far has been mostly positive. 
Submitted image

Greenwood housing development generating buzz

Proposed Treehaven Communities development receives mostly positive reviews

Preliminary drawings of the proposed Treehaven Communities in Greenwood as seen from what would be a northwest facing view of the development. A land developer is hoping to build several modern units in the city and says reception so far has been mostly positive. 
Submitted image
Stumps from the time of the creation of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir in 1968 are visible at the McDonald Creek Provincial Park beach. Photo: Betsy Kline

Arrow Lakes water levels continue to drop

Arrow Lakes Reservoir is expected to drop further in the next week

Stumps from the time of the creation of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir in 1968 are visible at the McDonald Creek Provincial Park beach. Photo: Betsy Kline
Ymir Backcountry Lodge, which operates in the mountains south of Nelson, has been ordered to cease operations by the forest ministry. Photo: Backcountryskilodge.ca

Backcountry ski lodge near Nelson ordered to close

The forestry ministry has terminated Ymir Backcountry Lodge’s tenure

Ymir Backcountry Lodge, which operates in the mountains south of Nelson, has been ordered to cease operations by the forest ministry. Photo: Backcountryskilodge.ca
Trail council agreed to a one-term for BC Housing to relocate the downtown shelter to this Riverside Avenue property. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail council approves 1-year permit for Riverside Avenue shelter

To read more about the shelter, visit: LetsTalkHousingbc.ca

Trail council agreed to a one-term for BC Housing to relocate the downtown shelter to this Riverside Avenue property. Photo: Jim Bailey
Dirze Candia Castillo, left, and Vicky Castillo Pena, were busy preparing popular Mexican favourites like Tacos and tamales for Latin Day at the Boundary Museum and Archives.

Fiesta at Boundary Museum brings fiesta to Grand Forks

Event brings ‘invisible’ Latin American culture to the general public

Dirze Candia Castillo, left, and Vicky Castillo Pena, were busy preparing popular Mexican favourites like Tacos and tamales for Latin Day at the Boundary Museum and Archives.