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The monitoring stations in various watersheds across the province show generally higher-than-normal snow levels. Photo: BC Government

Snowpack levels’ growth slowed in February, but uncertainty remains

While West Kootenay levels are higher than normal, it doesn’t mean forecasters can predict flooding

The monitoring stations in various watersheds across the province show generally higher-than-normal snow levels. Photo: BC Government
The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

The fully-loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo
Fanny Rodgers shows a 45-year-old message left in the walls of her Castlegar home.                                 Photo: John Boivin

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Fanny Rodgers shows a 45-year-old message left in the walls of her Castlegar home.                                 Photo: John Boivin
A photo from the automated snowpack weather station at Redfish Creek near Nelson. BC Govt photo

January precipitation deepens snowpack in B.C.’s mountains

Most of the province now has higher-than-normal snowpack levels

A photo from the automated snowpack weather station at Redfish Creek near Nelson. BC Govt photo
UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Health care access, cost of travel top concerns for B.C. rural residents

Interim report highlights concerns of rural folks when it comes to health services

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)

Nakusp hospital staff praised for response during emergency

Power generator failed on New Year’s, but human spirit didn’t

A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)
‘I thought I was going to die:’ Skier recovering after being lost for two days on B.C. mountain

‘I thought I was going to die:’ Skier recovering after being lost for two days on B.C. mountain

Mark Gayowski, 34, says the experience was ‘life-changing’

‘I thought I was going to die:’ Skier recovering after being lost for two days on B.C. mountain
Needles Ferry. (Photo by WaterBridge Ferries)

Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near ferry in Kootenays

Investigators believe no foul play is expected but are unsure how the vehicle ended up in the Arrow Lakes

Needles Ferry. (Photo by WaterBridge Ferries)
Basin economic snapshot shows Kootenay a mixed bag

Basin economic snapshot shows Kootenay a mixed bag

State of the Basin report shows economic recovery from recession a slow go

Basin economic snapshot shows Kootenay a mixed bag
‘It’s more than a lost pet, it’s a family member’: Rossland residents help find Molly the dog

‘It’s more than a lost pet, it’s a family member’: Rossland residents help find Molly the dog

Molly the dog didn’t find its way home; home found its way to Molly.

‘It’s more than a lost pet, it’s a family member’: Rossland residents help find Molly the dog
High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.                                High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.

Say it ain’t snow! Early winter blast expected for Kootenays

It’s going to look like winter, and feel like winter, as Arctic air meets a wet coastal system

High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.                                High-mountain passes will likely see some snow fall on the weekend. Drive safely! File photo.
Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns

Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns

Category 2 and 3 fires will be allowed in most areas — but know the regulations

Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns
More than 30 cyclists make their way down the Paulson Summit into Castlegar from the 2018 tour. File photo

Cops for Kids Ride to tour Kootenays

Ride raises funds for children in crisis

More than 30 cyclists make their way down the Paulson Summit into Castlegar from the 2018 tour. File photo
The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down for the long weekend. BC Government photo

UPDATE: Kootenay Lake ferry to be hit by job action Saturday

Full service to return after the long weekend; Glade, Harrop-Procter ferries won’t be affected

The Kootenay Lake ferry service will be shut down for the long weekend. BC Government photo
Kenneth McAlpine, right, with Amazing Race Canada teammate Ryan Lachapelle. Instagram photo

Former Amazing Race star dies in Kootenay hiking accident

Kenneth McAlpine was on Season Five of The Amazing Race Canada

Kenneth McAlpine, right, with Amazing Race Canada teammate Ryan Lachapelle. Instagram photo
Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project
First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River

First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River

The three-year commitment is being described as ‘historic’

First Nations, governments agree to bring salmon back to Upper Columbia River
A security guard at the event speaks to one of the protesters at the Mighty Men’s Conference in Castlegar on Sunday, June 30, 2019. (John Boivin/Castlegar News).

Protesters crash controversial pastor’s sermon in Castlegar

First ‘Mighty Men’s Conference’ in Canada doesn’t go unchallenged

A security guard at the event speaks to one of the protesters at the Mighty Men’s Conference in Castlegar on Sunday, June 30, 2019. (John Boivin/Castlegar News).
‘Chicken TV’ in action.                                (Submitted photo)

At Kootenay senior’s centre, ‘Chicken TV’ enriches lives

Trio of chickens bringing unexpected joy to seniors at Castlegar residence

‘Chicken TV’ in action.                                (Submitted photo)
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