Castlegar News

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

Former paralympian embarks on bike trip across British Columbia

Nathan Clement hopes the trip will inspire others with disabilities to follow their dreams

  • Aug 27, 2020

SD20 releases back-to-school plan

Superintendent: We are doing everything we need to do to ensure the safety of our students and staff

UPDATE: Talbot Creek fire in Slocan Valley grows to over 300 hectares

Evacuation alert and area restriction remains in place

Protest against in-person only option for school planned for Castlegar

Grade 10 JL Crowe student planning Castlegar protest.

UPDATE: Man sent to hospital following single-vehicle crash on Brilliant Bridge

The crash on Wednesay morning tore apart half of a white pickup truck

  • Aug 26, 2020

Castlegar Skating Club presents annual awards

The club looks forward to starting a new season in September

  • Aug 25, 2020

Fifteen people evacuate Treasure Shop in Castlegar due to reported gas leak

The incident closed a section of road downtown on Tuesday afternoon

  • Aug 25, 2020