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The Urgent and Primary Care Centre is located inside the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre. File photo

Castlegar doctors address misunderstandings about Urgent and Primary Care Centre

‘This is less about the UPCC and more about the issues in primary care as a whole,’ says Dr. Larocque

Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)

B.C. woman pleads for return of puppies stolen from deceased sister

“This is the last thing that we have of my sister’s that she put her heart and soul into.”

A 62-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on the Slocan River. File photo

Rossland man dies in Slocan River kayaking accident

The man died in hospital after being rescued

A 62-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on the Slocan River. File photo
One of the oldest trees among the ancient cedars in the proposed park at the north end of Duncan Lake. Photo: Craig Pettitt

Petition asks for protection of ancient cedars at Duncan Lake

Some of the trees are over 1,000 years old and one is 2,100 years old

One of the oldest trees among the ancient cedars in the proposed park at the north end of Duncan Lake. Photo: Craig Pettitt
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Northern B.C. communities among top 5 spots where black bears are killed most

Prince George tops the list, followed by 100 Mile house, Quesnel & Burns Lake

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file

Kootenay Savings Credit Union appoints new leader

Mark McLoughlin’s career has spanned many industries

Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file
The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan

City of Castlegar planning Canada’s tallest castle playground

The new play structure will be built at Millennium Park

The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan
The West Kootenay arm of the BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has launched a citizen science project to collect information on West Kootenay alpine lake fisheries. Photo: Jim Bailey

Call for West Kootenay anglers to help with research project

Anglers can be rewarded by voracious trout that will strike at anything resembling a food source

The West Kootenay arm of the BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has launched a citizen science project to collect information on West Kootenay alpine lake fisheries. Photo: Jim Bailey
Castlegar courthouse

Trail man chooses trial by judge in youth sex assault case

William Trowell appeared in Castlegar court June 29

Castlegar courthouse
Kootenay Lake seen from Gyro Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kootenay Lake seen from Gyro Park in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A BC Transit bus was hit by a Purolator van on June 30, 2022, near Castlegar. File photo
A BC Transit bus was hit by a Purolator van on June 30, 2022, near Castlegar. File photo
A house stands amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. Photo: Jenna Hauck

RDCK takes steps to protect new development from wildfires

Developers will be required to meet certain standards to mitigate fire damage

A house stands amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. Photo: Jenna Hauck
The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay girls bring home gold

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team won a Kelowna tournament

The West Kootenay Rebels girls softball team — including five girls and three coaches from Castlegar — brought home the gold from a Kelowna tournament earlier this month. The team fought hard for the victory, battling through four games on the final day of the tournament. Photo: Submitted
Pictured is the Valour Mural on the Wall of Honour at Cranbrook Rotary Park, where an information plaque has recently gone missing from. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Commemorative plaques stolen from Cranbrook’s Rotary Park

Several plaques were also recently stolen from the Veterans Memorial Park in Kimberley

Pictured is the Valour Mural on the Wall of Honour at Cranbrook Rotary Park, where an information plaque has recently gone missing from. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Members of the Nakusp & District Volunteer Fire Department are being recognized for their dedication to service with 15 and 20 year service awards. (Village of Nakusp file)

Nakusp firefighters awarded for their years of service

Members of the Nakusp & District Volunteer Fire Department are being recognized…

Members of the Nakusp & District Volunteer Fire Department are being recognized for their dedication to service with 15 and 20 year service awards. (Village of Nakusp file)
(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar youth bowlers go undefeated at provincials — twice

Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers are now headed to the Youth Bowl Canada National Championships

(L-R) Summer Merwin and Carys Rodgers have gone undefeated in two provincial Bantam Girls Bowling championships. Photo: Betsy Kline
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)
Mediation followed a near unanimous strike vote (99.4 per cent) taken by Teck Trail union members earlier this month. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail union workers to vote on tentative agreement starting Thursday

Ballots will be tallied and results released after voting closes Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m.

Mediation followed a near unanimous strike vote (99.4 per cent) taken by Teck Trail union members earlier this month. Photo: Trail Times
The RDCK’s Grohman transfer station near Nelson. A Kaslo business owner says there’s no recycling options for rural businesses. Photo: Submitted

Kaslo business owner impatient on why ICI recycling material still going into landfill

Ace Building Supplies says there are no recycling options for rural businesses

The RDCK’s Grohman transfer station near Nelson. A Kaslo business owner says there’s no recycling options for rural businesses. Photo: Submitted