Chelsea Novak

Leslie McBain lost her son to an accidental opioid overdose when he was 25 and now advocates for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government with Moms Stop the Harm. She was the evening keynote speaker at the conference to address the fentanyl and opioid crisis in Castlegar on Thursday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Addressing the opioid crisis in West Kootenay

Decriminalization is key to providing proper support for people who use drugs, a conference heard.

Leslie McBain lost her son to an accidental opioid overdose when he was 25 and now advocates for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government with Moms Stop the Harm. She was the evening keynote speaker at the conference to address the fentanyl and opioid crisis in Castlegar on Thursday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut

The final draft of a destination development strategy for the Highway 3 corridor is ready.

Destination BC’s Highway 3 destination development strategy set to debut
Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof

The bull elk spotted on a rooftop was able to get up there by using snow to climb onto the carport.

Behind the photo of the elk on a snow-covered roof
Efforts to rescue two snowboarders were underway early Sunday afternoon. The two men were safely returned to Red Mountain hours later. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Efforts to rescue two snowboarders were underway early Sunday afternoon. The two men were safely returned to Red Mountain hours later. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. (Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Columbia River Treaty to be renegotiated in early 2018

News came in a Tweet from the U.S. Department of State

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. (Wikimedia Creative Commons)
Hydro lines are down on Highway 3 west of Moyie. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Hydro lines are down on Highway 3 west of Moyie. (Google Maps)
Col. Chris Hadfield gave the opening keynote address at the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in Kimberley on Friday night. At one point in his talk, he used a water bottle to represent a space shuttle. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Col. Hadfield encourages audacious ideas at CBT symposium

Col. Chris Hadfield addressed delegates at the Kimberley Conference Athlete Training Centre.

Col. Chris Hadfield gave the opening keynote address at the Columbia Basin Trust Symposium in Kimberley on Friday night. At one point in his talk, he used a water bottle to represent a space shuttle. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Jo-Ann Bursey

Castlegar woman describes being caught in Las Vegas attack

‘It was just mayhem. Everybody’s running and trying to take cover, not knowing’

Jo-Ann Bursey
Johnny Strilaeff

Q&A with Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust

Castlegar News caught up with Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, for a Q&A about what the trust is working on.

Johnny Strilaeff