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Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke

West Kootenay man spends 24 hours fighting wildfire with plastic bag

Nelson resident douses wildfire near Duncan Lake

Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke

West Kootenay man spends 24 hours fighting wildfire with plastic bag

Nelson resident Craig Luke douses fire near Duncan Lake

Craig Luke put out a wildfire near Duncan Lake with a plastic bag. Photo: Craig Luke
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar had worst air quality in Canada Thursday

Only a few places in the world with worse air quality on Thursday

Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline
Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department

$40K in wildfire suppression equipment stolen from Kootenay crews

Locks cut on structure protection unit trailer

Suppression equipment was stolen from a trailer at the Beasley Fire Hall. Photo: Beasley Fire Department
Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Evacuation orders, alerts continue as Lower Arrow Lake fire grows to 2500 hectares

Michaud Creek fire now over 2500 hectares, Octopus Creek fire over 1000 hectares

Evacuation orders and alerts are in place near the Michaud Creek fire. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
This type of hose was stolen from the Merry Creek fire site. Photo: submitted
The Merry Creek Wildfire is burning near Castlegar. Photo: Rob Voykin

Castlegar wildfire burns 15 hectares but no structures

Evacuation orders remain in place

The Merry Creek Wildfire is burning near Castlegar. Photo: Rob Voykin
Fire near Meadowbrook Drive in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted

2 Castlegar neighbourhoods evacuated as human-caused wildfire grows

Emergency operations centre had been activated at the Castlegar Fire Hall

Fire near Meadowbrook Drive in Castlegar. Photo: Submitted
The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo

Police watchdog investigating Castlegar incident

IIO: Woman sustained a reportedly self-inflicted injury

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is looking into a Castlegar incident. File photo
Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar entrepreneur turning plastics into building materials

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted
Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the first responders, health care providers and facilities that saved her life 10 years ago. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar accident survivor runs to say thank you

Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the people that saved her life 10 years ago

Jeanette Makortoff is on a mission to say thank you to the first responders, health care providers and facilities that saved her life 10 years ago. Photo: Betsy Kline
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy describes overhaul of forest policy to redistribute Crown timber cutting rights, B.C. legislature, June 1, 2021. Photo: B.C. government
B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy describes overhaul of forest policy to redistribute Crown timber cutting rights, B.C. legislature, June 1, 2021. Photo: B.C. government
A May 31 protest began at MLA Katrine Conroy’s office and ended in four arrests. Photo: Betsy Kline

Forest Minister Katrine Conroy responds to protests at Castlegar office

There have been a number of protests recently outside of Conroy’s constituency office

A May 31 protest began at MLA Katrine Conroy’s office and ended in four arrests. Photo: Betsy Kline
Protesters blocked Columbia Avenue for about four hours. Photo: West Kootenay Extinction Rebellion

VIDEO: Four arrests made at Castlegar old growth protest

Protesters blocked Columbia Avenue for four hours

Protesters blocked Columbia Avenue for about four hours. Photo: West Kootenay Extinction Rebellion
Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted

TV show films West Kootenay hunting trip

Start ‘Em Young aims to encourage kids to get out in the wilderness

Mark Skage and his son Mica during the filming of a West Kootenay episode of Start ‘em Young. Photo: Submitted
An animal carrier full of bullet holes and containing a dead animal was found near Castlegar. Photo: Colleen Schwartz

Castlegar woman finds dead animal inside carrier riddled with bullet holes

The remains were discovered near Castlegar

An animal carrier full of bullet holes and containing a dead animal was found near Castlegar. Photo: Colleen Schwartz
Castlegar courthouse
Castlegar courthouse
Castlegar courthouse
Castlegar courthouse
Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith

Dog who swam B.C.’s Columbia River multiple times while lost featured in children’s book

Brent and Mary Hummel and Jasper tell their dramatic story

Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith