Castlegar News

Castlegar’s Cobra Climb stairs closed due to storm damage

A tree fell on the roof of the popular exercise spot.

August hotter and drier than average at Castlegar weather centre

Precipitation for the month was half of normal

Talbott Creek fire grows to 610 hectares

Up to 147 firefighters, 10 helicopters now being used to fight the fire

  • Sep 10, 2020

Two Castlegar bowlers go undefeated in provincial championships

It's the first time that any Castle Bowl member/group has gone 10-0 at event

  • Sep 10, 2020

Castlegar choir releases online music video

Members participated in several rehearsals through Zoom to prepare for music video

  • Sep 9, 2020

Human-caused fire starts near Castlegar, Talbott Creek fire grows to 539 hectares

The fire near Castlegar was discovered on Sept. 7

  • Sep 8, 2020

Nelson youth climate strikers reach 53 weeks, plan public event Sept. 25

A COVID-safe Sept. 25 climate event will line the Orange Bridge from end to end, two metres apart

  • Sep 8, 2020

Upgrades coming to Skattebo Reach Trail between Ootischenia and Glade

The upgrades will make the trail more accessible to less skilled hikers and cyclists.

Kalesnikoff Lumber secures major contracts

The company's mass timber facility will be producing glulam beams and cross laminated timber

  • Sep 4, 2020

Nine firefighters help put out shed fire in Castlegar on Thursday afternoon

The fire started from a cigarette butt

  • Sep 4, 2020

Up to 138 firefighters now battling Talbott Creek Fire

People are advised to stay off the Slocan River with helicopters bucketing water to fight fire

  • Sep 4, 2020

Selkirk College international students arriving in spite of COVID-19

About 50 international students will be arriving from India, Philippines and Europe.

Castlegar residents asked to help develop economic development strategy through survey

City of Castlegar, Chamber of Commerce, RDCK partner to create long-term economic development plan

Man uninjured following single-vehicle crash along Highway 3A

The crash temporarily closed the southbound lane of the highway on Tuesday night

  • Sep 2, 2020

Talbot Creek fire holds steady at 446 hectares

Helicopters have been collecting water in buckets to suppress eastern and northern flanks of fire

  • Sep 2, 2020

Kootenay teachers’ union responds to SD20 back-to-school plan

Union wants federal funding to be directed to reducing class size and remote learning options

Physicians demand changes to Castlegar lab booking procedures

Physicians want change before "a patient dies a preventable death or the existing lab staff quits"

SD20 announces altered schedule for first week of school

The Kootenay Columbia School District will not have full time classes the first week

Talbot Creek fire in the Slocan Valley grows to 445 hectares

Controlled burnoff operation, high winds responsible for fire's growth

  • Aug 31, 2020

UPDATE: Castlegar seniors centre evacuated by reported smoke, power outage

Fire chief suspects smell was related to the power outage seen across central Castlegar at the time