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Two adults and an infant have died after a collision near Thrums on Monday. File photo

Two adults and a newborn killed in vehicle collision near Castlegar

The collision occurred around 4 p.m. Monday on Highway 3A

Two adults and an infant have died after a collision near Thrums on Monday. File photo
The death occurred at the Castlegar & District Community Services Society’s homeless shelter operating in the yellow building pictured here. The shelter has since moved to a new location. Photo: Betsy Kline

Coroner rules Castlegar shelter death as accidental

Coroner’s report says death caused by mixed illicit drug toxicity

The death occurred at the Castlegar & District Community Services Society’s homeless shelter operating in the yellow building pictured here. The shelter has since moved to a new location. Photo: Betsy Kline
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Senior Environmental Coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro
Senior Environmental Coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro
Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy and an onlooker embrace Thursday as a convoy carrying Const. Wade Tittemore’s body arrived in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

PHOTOS: First responders salute convoy returning deceased Nelson officer

Const. Wade Tittemore’s body was brought back to the city from Kelowna on Thursday

Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy and an onlooker embrace Thursday as a convoy carrying Const. Wade Tittemore’s body arrived in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Chief Samuel Schooner of Nuxalk Nation speaks at a press conference in Williams Lake Jan. 12, appealing for information regarding the disappearance if Carl Schooner Jr. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: ‘This is a parent’s worst nightmare’; father of missing Bella Coola man

A $10,000 reward offered for information regarding disappearance of Carl Schooner Jr.

Chief Samuel Schooner of Nuxalk Nation speaks at a press conference in Williams Lake Jan. 12, appealing for information regarding the disappearance if Carl Schooner Jr. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Todd Wallace has resigned as a Salmo councillor due to his Parkinson's. Photo: Submitted

Salmo councillor forced to resign due to Parkinson’s

Todd Wallace, who was elected last fall, has lived with the disease since 2013

Todd Wallace has resigned as a Salmo councillor due to his Parkinson's. Photo: Submitted
Taxiway and apron work at the West Kootenay Regional airport will begin this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar airport gets $2 million ‘game-changer’ grant

Money is for taxiway and apron improvements at the West Kootenay Regional Airport

Taxiway and apron work at the West Kootenay Regional airport will begin this summer. Photo: Betsy Kline
Mount Sentinel Secondary has cancelled a student plan to instal a solar array at the school. Photo: Tyler Harper

West Kootenay high school’s solar energy plans cancelled

A student plan for Mount Sentinel Secondary would have installed a solar array

Mount Sentinel Secondary has cancelled a student plan to instal a solar array at the school. Photo: Tyler Harper
An online fundraiser has been started for the family of Nelson Const. Wade Tittemore (left), who died in an avalanche on Jan. 9, as well as Const. Mathieu Nolet (right) who has been hospitalized following the incident. Photo: Nelson Police Association

Online fundraiser started for Nelson officers caught in avalanche

The goal is to raise $100,000 for Const. Mathieu Nolet and the family of Const. Wade Tittemore

An online fundraiser has been started for the family of Nelson Const. Wade Tittemore (left), who died in an avalanche on Jan. 9, as well as Const. Mathieu Nolet (right) who has been hospitalized following the incident. Photo: Nelson Police Association
Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail Operations fined $2.2M for 2019 spill

Teck spilled 2.5 million litres of a low pH solution into the Columbia River

Photo: Trail Times
Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada on Oct. 17th. The City of Lacombe has spent the last year preparing bylaws to allow for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the community. Black Press File Photo

Should B.C. allow cannabis lounges and cafes? Survey gets mixed reviews

Support high for cannabis consumption spaces among users, but police, health experts more cautions

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada on Oct. 17th. The City of Lacombe has spent the last year preparing bylaws to allow for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the community. Black Press File Photo
Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson officer killed in avalanche leaves behind wife, 2 young children

Const. Wade Tittemore died while his colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet was critically injured

Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore (left) died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing north of Nelson on Jan. 9, 2023. His colleague Const. Mathieu Nolet (middle), seen with Chief Donovan Fisher, was critically injured in the incident. Photo: City of Nelson
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Trail RCMP on the lookout for wanted man

The RCMP is asking the public for assistance in tracking down 43-year-old Jarrid Constantin

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The low water levels in the Arrow Lakes are very noticible at Scotties Marina north of Castlegar. Photos: Betsy Kline

Arrow Lakes dip to levels usually seen only once a decade

Water levels in the Arrow Lakes are unusually low

The low water levels in the Arrow Lakes are very noticible at Scotties Marina north of Castlegar. Photos: Betsy Kline
A for sale sign outside a home indicates that it has been sold on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Average home prices in Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway up 6-15%: BC Assessment

Prices in the Kootenays are up across the board according to the organization

A for sale sign outside a home indicates that it has been sold on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Kimberley Search and Rescue remind you that there is no charge for a rescue. File photo

Search and Rescue recommends that you pack provisions when you head out

Search and Rescue guides two people and dog back to Kimberley after they were stranded

Kimberley Search and Rescue remind you that there is no charge for a rescue. File photo
Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

UPDATE: 17 patients infected with COVID-19 at Kootenay Lake Hospital

The third floor of the Nelson hospital has been closed to visitors

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Single-family residences in the Slocan Valley are rising in value faster than almost all other Kootenay communities. File photo

Slocan property values are fastest rising in Kootenays

The average single-family home in Slocan had its property value rise by 29% last year

Single-family residences in the Slocan Valley are rising in value faster than almost all other Kootenay communities. File photo
Nelson CARES’ office in Nelson. The non-profit organization says nearly $600,000 was stolen from its account at the Nelson and District Credit Union. Photo: Tyler Harper

Fraud costs Nelson non-profit organization $600,000

Money was stolen from Nelson CARES’ account with Nelson and District Credit Union in July

Nelson CARES’ office in Nelson. The non-profit organization says nearly $600,000 was stolen from its account at the Nelson and District Credit Union. Photo: Tyler Harper