Betsy Kline

Ground breaking at Habitat for Humanity project in Castlegar, April 19, 2022. (L-R) Neil Coburn, board chair Habitat for Humanity South East BC (HHSEBC); Elaine Pura, executive director HHSEBC; Castlegar Mayor Kirk Duff; Sean Thorton, HHSEBC board member. Photo: Betsy Kline

Construction begins on Habitat for Humanity fourplex in Castlegar

Applications for ownership open in May

Ground breaking at Habitat for Humanity project in Castlegar, April 19, 2022. (L-R) Neil Coburn, board chair Habitat for Humanity South East BC (HHSEBC); Elaine Pura, executive director HHSEBC; Castlegar Mayor Kirk Duff; Sean Thorton, HHSEBC board member. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay women selling cookies to support Canucks Autism Network

The cookies are available from Kaslo to Rossland, Salmo to Slocan and all points in between

L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be getting new runway lighting. Photo: Betsy Kline

West Kootenay Regional Airport to get runway lighting upgrades

Castlegar’s airport will get new solar LED runway edge lights

The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be getting new runway lighting. Photo: Betsy Kline
Miss Castlegar 2018 waves to the crowds during the Sunfest parade. Photo: Betsy Kline

Cue the fireworks: Castlegar Sunfest is back

Festival will take place the first week of June

Miss Castlegar 2018 waves to the crowds during the Sunfest parade. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar Search and Rescue has a new ‘snowbulance’. Photo: SCAR

Castlegar Search and Rescue purchases ‘snowbulance’

The contraption will provide a safer and smoother ride for patients

Castlegar Search and Rescue has a new ‘snowbulance’. Photo: SCAR
RCMP are looking for this suspect in relation to an attempted robbery at the Castlegar Bottle Depot. Photo: submitted

Castlegar RCMP searching for suspect in attempted robbery at bottle depot

Suspect demanded money and brandished an edged weapon

RCMP are looking for this suspect in relation to an attempted robbery at the Castlegar Bottle Depot. Photo: submitted
RCMP are looking for this suspect in relation to the Castlegar CIBC robbery on March 11, 2022. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar CIBC robbed Friday afternoon

RCMP seeking help locating suspect

RCMP are looking for this suspect in relation to the Castlegar CIBC robbery on March 11, 2022. Photo: Submitted
B.C.’s seniors advocate found a 49-per-cent increase in abuse, neglect and self-neglect cases over the last three-to-five years across the province. Photo: Black Press Media File

Who cares for the caregiver? A Castlegar senior’s struggle to care for her husband

Advocate: Elder abuse and caregiver self-neglect are more common than you think

B.C.’s seniors advocate found a 49-per-cent increase in abuse, neglect and self-neglect cases over the last three-to-five years across the province. Photo: Black Press Media File
Doukhobor leader J.J. Verigin spoke to the crowd at the Mir Centre for Peace on March 6. Photo: Jennifer Small

Mir Centre hosts gathering for those shaken by Ukrainian conflict

A dialogue for peace was held at the Selkirk College Castlegar campus

Doukhobor leader J.J. Verigin spoke to the crowd at the Mir Centre for Peace on March 6. Photo: Jennifer Small
Rendering of proposed cell tower at 1306 Columbia Avenue. Image: Freedom Mobile

Freedom Mobile proposing three cell towers in Castlegar

Freedom Mobile is hoping to build towers in Castlegar in order to launch a new network

Rendering of proposed cell tower at 1306 Columbia Avenue. Image: Freedom Mobile
About 50 people gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar woman organizes rally as Ukrainian hometown battered by airstrikes

‘Yesterday they were hiding in shelters from missiles’

About 50 people gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small
“Putin, Please Stop Devouring Ukraine and Its Children.” A Message From The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union

Kootenay teachers’ union makes a plea for Ukrainian children

Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union: ‘Putin, please stop devouring Ukraine and its children’

“Putin, Please Stop Devouring Ukraine and Its Children.” A Message From The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union
J.J. Verigin Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)

‘People want peace’: Leader of Canada’s Doukhobors laments Russian invasion of Ukraine

J.J. Verigin Jr. says the Doukhobor community has family on both sides of the conflict’s borders

J.J. Verigin Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Canada resuming flights from Castlegar to Calgary this spring

West Kootenay Regional Airport also receiving $524,000 federal grant to support airport services

Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Jan. 31 at the Castleview Care Centre. File photo
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Jan. 31 at the Castleview Care Centre. File photo
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West Kootenay climbing group launching online auction

TAWKROC has plans to make improvements at the Waterline climbing area in Castlegar

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Photo: Interior Health

COVID outbreaks grow at Castlegar and Trail care homes

One outbreak-associated death at Poplar Ridge Pavilion

Photo: Interior Health
Hsiang Lin and Emily Day are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Asian giant hornet threat to North American honeybees

The “murder hornet” is the world’s largest and most dangerous wasp.

Hsiang Lin and Emily Day are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.
Kootenay Family Place is celebrating 50 years. Photos: Submitted

Kootenay Family Place celebrates 50 years

KFP offers child care, developmental screenings/supports, pediatric physiotherapy and speech therapy

Kootenay Family Place is celebrating 50 years. Photos: Submitted