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Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

Tanker 489 in action. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Jasper spent three days lost and swimming across the Columbia River near Genelle? Photo: Steve Smith

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Jasper spent three days lost and swimming across the Columbia River near Genelle? Photo: Steve Smith
Category 2 fires will be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre starting June 18, 2020. Photo: Tara Sprickerhoff

Open burning temporarily allowed in Southeast Fire Centre

Category 2 fires allowed across the fire centre, Category 3 allowed in some areas

Category 2 fires will be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre starting June 18, 2020. Photo: Tara Sprickerhoff
BC Emergency Health Services is introducing a new “scheduled on call” model for paramedics, including those in Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail. File photo

Pay guarantee removed for some Kootenay on-call paramedics

Guarantee phased out as BCEHS introduces a new “scheduled on call” model

BC Emergency Health Services is introducing a new “scheduled on call” model for paramedics, including those in Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail. File photo
Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)

Interior Health issues warning over COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta work camp

Workers who have been at the Kearl Lake oil sands project are asked to self-isolate.

Kearl Lake oil sands project, north of Fort McMurray. (Imperial Oil/Facebook)
Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo                                 Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo

Castlegar couple stranded in Ecuador

Closed borders and travel limitations keep Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling in Ecuador.

Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo                                 Joanne Jordan and Larry Skilling are stuck in Ecuador. Here they are a few weeks ago, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Submitted Photo
Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Up to 30 cm expected in mountain passes Saturday and Sunday.

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes
Environment Canada advises against travel over Paulson and Kootenay Pass

Environment Canada advises against travel over Paulson and Kootenay Pass

Snowfall up to 30 cm expected Monday night

Environment Canada advises against travel over Paulson and Kootenay Pass
Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar
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Pregnant teachers fight to change WorkSafeBC compensation rules

Agency does not recognize risk to unborn babies when mother catches illness from work

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Is there a market for passengers to make tracks between the two Kootenays by train? Black Press file photo

Study to look at East-West Kootenay train

Castlegar Economic Development looking for consultants.

Is there a market for passengers to make tracks between the two Kootenays by train? Black Press file photo
Chrissy Archibald and Tyler Fergusen were engaged to be married. (Photo: Mark Fergusen/Facebook)

Fatal London terror attack inquest hears from B.C. woman’s fiancé

Chrissy Archibald was the sole Canadian victim of the London Bridge terror attack.

Chrissy Archibald and Tyler Fergusen were engaged to be married. (Photo: Mark Fergusen/Facebook)
Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio was called to a suspected gas leak at Castlegar Primary School April 15. Photo: John Boivin

Teachers worried after 12 gas leaks in 3 months at B.C. elementary school

School district insists students and staff not at risk, despite a dozen incidents in three months

Castlegar fire chief Sam Lattanzio was called to a suspected gas leak at Castlegar Primary School April 15. Photo: John Boivin
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)