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The body of a Castlegar man was recovered after his truck was pulled from the Kootenay River, almost a year after it plunged off a Castlegar Road. (Photos: Betsy Kline)

Body of man recovered, one year after his truck plunged into Kootenay River

Difficult recovery operation due to rapidly flowing river.

The body of a Castlegar man was recovered after his truck was pulled from the Kootenay River, almost a year after it plunged off a Castlegar Road. (Photos: Betsy Kline)
After being rescued, Stellar was emaciated, but otherwise okay. (Submitted photo)

Dog, missing for weeks, rescued from cliff near Castlegar

A pair of climbers stumbled upon lost pet during recreational climb.

After being rescued, Stellar was emaciated, but otherwise okay. (Submitted photo)
Ambulance bays across the province are periodically sitting empty due to paramedic shortages. Photo courtesy APBC

Paramedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

Ambulance bays across the province are periodically sitting empty due to paramedic shortages. Photo courtesy APBC
Patient is transported from an ambulance to a waiting helicopter on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Photo by John Mountain)

B.C.’s rural, remote regions bear lion’s share of gaps in ambulance services: report

The report recommends that BCEHS evaluate its advanced care coverage across the province

Patient is transported from an ambulance to a waiting helicopter on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Photo by John Mountain)
Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays
Syringa Creek Park fire. (Photos by Stefanie Harron)

3 fires near Castlegar grow to over 1,000 hectares each

Syringa Creek, Deer Creek and Renata/Bulldog Mountain fires continue to grow

Syringa Creek Park fire. (Photos by Stefanie Harron)
Syringa Creek fire. (Photos by Stefanie Harron)

PHOTOS: Syringa Fire continues to grow

Photographer captures striking photos of the Syringa Creek Fire.

Syringa Creek fire. (Photos by Stefanie Harron)
Blazed Creek wildfire approximately 20 km west of Creston is causing delays at Kootenay Pass.

Delays on Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass

DriveBC reminding travellers the area is an active wildfire zone and warning of fallen debris.

Blazed Creek wildfire approximately 20 km west of Creston is causing delays at Kootenay Pass.
The Kinnaird Bridge in Castlegar was designed by the architect of the bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Betsy Kline)

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

The Kinnaird Bridge in Castlegar was designed by the architect of the bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Betsy Kline)
Sunday update: dozens of new fires discovered yesterday in West, East Kootenay

Sunday update: dozens of new fires discovered yesterday in West, East Kootenay

Weather front moving through area sparks fires including in Syringa Provincial Park and Valhalla.

Sunday update: dozens of new fires discovered yesterday in West, East Kootenay
Lightning sparks more than 20 new fires in West Kootenay

Lightning sparks more than 20 new fires in West Kootenay

Fires burning across West Kootenay include Syringa Provincial Park and Valhalla.

Lightning sparks more than 20 new fires in West Kootenay
The Blazed Creek fire was discovered Tuesday, August 7 two kilometers north of Highway 3 and about 26 km northwest of Creston.

UPDATE: Fire closes BC Hwy 3 between Salmo and Creston

‘Extreme fire behaviour’ of Blazed Creek fire forces road closure on main southern route to Alberta.

The Blazed Creek fire was discovered Tuesday, August 7 two kilometers north of Highway 3 and about 26 km northwest of Creston.
CTF argues that because many Interior businesses depend on long haul trucking, tourism and shipping and are separated from the Lower Mainland by long distances that they are affected disproportionately by the high cost of fuel and fuel taxes.

B.C. Interior residents should get break, taxpayers’ group says

Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls on government to cut fuel taxes, fix ICBC and axe new health tax

CTF argues that because many Interior businesses depend on long haul trucking, tourism and shipping and are separated from the Lower Mainland by long distances that they are affected disproportionately by the high cost of fuel and fuel taxes.
Two fires of note burning in Southeast Fire Centre

Two fires of note burning in Southeast Fire Centre

As of Saturday afternoon there were more than 20 fires burning in the Southeast Fire Centre.

Two fires of note burning in Southeast Fire Centre
B.C Conservation Officers caught these orphaned bear cubs in Castlegar. The cubs were good candidates for rehabilitation so have been transferred to the Northern Lights Wildlife facility. (BCCO Service)

Happy ending for orphaned bear cubs

Two orphaned bear cubs were captured in Castlegar and sent for rehabilitation.

B.C Conservation Officers caught these orphaned bear cubs in Castlegar. The cubs were good candidates for rehabilitation so have been transferred to the Northern Lights Wildlife facility. (BCCO Service)
B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy spoke to the Stanley Humphries Secondary School Class of 2018 in Castlegar. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

Children and Family Minister tells B.C. grads to ‘Seize the day’

Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy spoke to Castlegar grads Friday night.

B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy spoke to the Stanley Humphries Secondary School Class of 2018 in Castlegar. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
RCMP officer accused in Castlegar shooting death elects jury trial

RCMP officer accused in Castlegar shooting death elects jury trial

Case of RCMP Constable Jason Tait has first hearing in 2015 shooting death of Waylon Jesse Edey.

RCMP officer accused in Castlegar shooting death elects jury trial
Slide near Castlegar. Air transportation provided by Dam Helicopters. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

VIDEO: Highway 3A reopened after mudslide cleared

A mudslide closed Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson just north of the Brilliant Dam on Wednesday.

Slide near Castlegar. Air transportation provided by Dam Helicopters. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Plush bunnies sold in Dollar Tree Canada stores are being recalled.

Health Canada recalls plush bunnies sold at Dollar Tree

Approximately 41,000 units were sold at stores in Canada.

Plush bunnies sold in Dollar Tree Canada stores are being recalled.
UPDATED: Constable charged in 2015 Castlegar shooting

UPDATED: Constable charged in 2015 Castlegar shooting

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) has announced a charge of manslaughter has been approved.

UPDATED: Constable charged in 2015 Castlegar shooting