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Jack Gray has received an outpouring of support after someone vandalized and poisoned his beehive. Photo courtesy Graham family

Rossland boy finds human kindness sweet as honey after beehive destroyed

Family overwhelmed by kind offerings of strangers all across B.C.

Jack Gray has received an outpouring of support after someone vandalized and poisoned his beehive. Photo courtesy Graham family
Jack Gray, 13, (in protective clothing) and his 99-year-old great-grandfather Alan Graham install a bee hive in the boy’s Rossland backyard two weeks ago. Photo courtesy Graham family

B.C. teen heartbroken after thieves poison his beehive

Mom says she can’t understand why someone would kill bees for no apparent reason

Jack Gray, 13, (in protective clothing) and his 99-year-old great-grandfather Alan Graham install a bee hive in the boy’s Rossland backyard two weeks ago. Photo courtesy Graham family
Health Canada’s new policies for cannabis licences is being criticized by small growers. File photo

Kootenay cannabis growers join chorus of critics against Health Canada’s licensing process

New requirement to build facility before licence approval will discourage growers from going legit

Health Canada’s new policies for cannabis licences is being criticized by small growers. File photo
Dog-stealing women likely an urban myth, say Castlegar police

Dog-stealing women likely an urban myth, say Castlegar police

Kootenay social media frenzy has no local basis in reality

Dog-stealing women likely an urban myth, say Castlegar police
A deactivated ordinance was found in Krestova. (Facebook photo)                                A deactivated ordinance was found in Krestova. (Facebook photo)

Kootenay couple calls cops when spring cleanup unearths bomb

Luckily, no danger from the rusty ordinance

A deactivated ordinance was found in Krestova. (Facebook photo)                                A deactivated ordinance was found in Krestova. (Facebook photo)
Investigation, cleanup continues after fuel tanker crash in B.C. Interior

Investigation, cleanup continues after fuel tanker crash in B.C. Interior

50,000 litres of fuel spilled into Salmo River

Investigation, cleanup continues after fuel tanker crash in B.C. Interior
Inquiry begins into West Kootenay RCMP shooting death

Inquiry begins into West Kootenay RCMP shooting death

Const. Jason Tait faces charges in the 2015 shooting death of Waylon Jesse Edey in Castlegar

Inquiry begins into West Kootenay RCMP shooting death
A member of the Red Mountain ski patrol during a training session last year. (File photo)

Skier caught in backcountry avalanche near Rossland

‘The man was lucky he had the ‘A-Team’ of ski patrol people able to respond as quickly as they did,’ says Rossland rescue spokesperson

A member of the Red Mountain ski patrol during a training session last year. (File photo)
B.C. couple fakes sex to steal laundry room coins

B.C. couple fakes sex to steal laundry room coins

Rossland couple fakes the dirty to clean out the washers and dryers

B.C. couple fakes sex to steal laundry room coins
Grizzly bears, like the one shown in this file photo, are causing problems for local farmers. But conservation officers say local farmers have to do more to prevent harmful interactions.                                (File photo)

B.C. conservation officer says farmers not doing enough after 3 grizzlies killed

Little uptake on incentive programs for fencing frustrates local conservation officer

Grizzly bears, like the one shown in this file photo, are causing problems for local farmers. But conservation officers say local farmers have to do more to prevent harmful interactions.                                (File photo)
B.C. woman launches campaign for trick-or-treaters who can’t eat candy

B.C. woman launches campaign for trick-or-treaters who can’t eat candy

The teal pumpkin is a welcome sign for families whose kids can’t have candy

B.C. woman launches campaign for trick-or-treaters who can’t eat candy
UPDATE: Fire forces closures and delays on Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass

UPDATE: Fire forces closures and delays on Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass

Motorists should detour using Kootenay Lake ferry

UPDATE: Fire forces closures and delays on Highway 3 at Kootenay Pass
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
The alert affects three residences.

Salmo-area homes put on fire evac alert

Active fire at Sheep Creek prompts alert

The alert affects three residences.
One dead, one injured in motorcycle accident southwest of Nakusp

One dead, one injured in motorcycle accident southwest of Nakusp

Police investigating why rider lost control

One dead, one injured in motorcycle accident southwest of Nakusp
Killer lived in tiny fishing village before moving to Arrow Lakes

Needles killer frightened many in our town: B.C. author

Roy Bugera disrupted life in a quiet Vancouver Island village before moving to Arrow Lakes

Killer lived in tiny fishing village before moving to Arrow Lakes
Another Nakusp roof collapses under weight of snow

Another Nakusp roof collapses under weight of snow

This is the third home that had its roof caved in by heavy snow

Another Nakusp roof collapses under weight of snow
PHOTOS: 2 homes collapse under heavy snow load in B.C.

PHOTOS: 2 homes collapse under heavy snow load in B.C.

Second Nakusp home in eight days caves in from snow load on roof

PHOTOS: 2 homes collapse under heavy snow load in B.C.
Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Fun stunt highlights serious concern for rural B.C. towns

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo
CMH Galena is a lodge in the mountains north of Nakusp. Lardeau Creek is in the valley to the right of the photo (Screen capture from CMH website)

UPDATE: Jet fuel spill at heli-ski lodge north of Nakusp

The CMH Galena Lodge is situated on major feeder creek to Trout Lake

CMH Galena is a lodge in the mountains north of Nakusp. Lardeau Creek is in the valley to the right of the photo (Screen capture from CMH website)