Betsy Kline

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)
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.