Castlegar News

Castlegar cyclist raises over $1800 for children battling cancer

Loreen Amonson has been taking part in a bicycle fundraiser since start of the month

  • Aug 21, 2020

Crews aggressively fighting Talbot Creek fire southwest of Winlaw

Six fires are burning in the Winlaw area

Arrests made in Castlegar thefts

Three people have been charged in connection with a string of local thefts.

Five Castlegar businesses have closed since start of COVID-19: survey

Loss of income and decrease in customers some challenges businesses have faced

  • Aug 19, 2020

No one injured in Highway 3 vehicle fire east of Castlegar

The fire briefly closed the section of highway on Tuesday afternoon

  • Aug 19, 2020

Castlegar wildfire out, but Kokanee Glacier fire grows to 20 hectares

Fires are also burning in Slocan area and east of Salmo

  • Aug 17, 2020

UPDATE: Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston reopens to single-lane alternating traffic

The portion of highway was closed for hours this morning due to a vehicle fire

  • Aug 17, 2020

Small wildfire burning near Castlegar

There are five active wildfires in the West Kootenay.

Castlegar Rotary Club loses $40,000 in revenue from COVID-19 crisis

The club has had to change much of its operations during the crisis

  • Aug 14, 2020

Ootischenia Fire Department members push boulder off Highway 3

The boulder blocking the highway weighed more than 400 pounds.

Two new fires burning in the Arrow Lakes Region

One of the fires is burning approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Castlegar

  • Aug 13, 2020

ICBC stats show Castlegar drivers prefer Toyotas and Hondas

In 2019, there were 4543 vehicles registered in Castlegar.

Single-vehicle crash in Ootischenia sends driver to hospital

The crash occurred on Aug. 8 along Aaron Road

  • Aug 12, 2020

All Mercer Celgar workers in Castlegar return to work

At least 215 of the workers were laid off during a temporary mill shutdown in July

  • Aug 11, 2020

Police seek suspect in rash of Castlegar thefts

There have been a number of thefts over the last two weeks in Castlegar.

Columbia Avenue and Hwy 3 hot spots for crashes in Castlegar

In 2019, there were 624 accidents in Castlegar and 3047 over the last five years.

Creston Valley Hospital addresses COVID-19 rumours regarding farms

'Not one seasonal worker in Creston has tested positive for COVID-19,' said Dr. Nerine Kleinhans

  • Aug 7, 2020

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise