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The driver of this truck died after veering across traffic and crashing in Trail on Thursday evening. Photo: RCMP

Driver dies after tractor trailer crashes in Trail

The vehicle crossed the highway and went over a steep bank Thursday

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Canada given top marks for Columbia River Treaty public engagement

Eight American organizations are praising Canadian efforts

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar area woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar had worst air quality in Canada Thursday

Only a few places in the world with worse air quality on Thursday

Visibility in Castlegar is limited as smoke blankets the city. Photo: Betsy Kline
COVID-19 cases for July 18-24. Map: BCCDC

29 COVID cases in Castlegar last week — highest week ever

More than 40 per cent of total cases have happened in the last two weeks

COVID-19 cases for July 18-24. Map: BCCDC
Crews working on the Arrow Lake fire complex. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Crews working on the Arrow Lake fire complex. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)

Public information session scheduled for Boswell residents affected by wildfire

The meeting will be on Friday, July 30 at Boswell Community Hall

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be providing an update on COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Wednesday, July 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

BREAKING: Mask mandate returns to Central Okanagan, COVID-19 outbreak declared

The Interior Health region leads recent provincial COVID-19 case counts

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be providing an update on COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Wednesday, July 28. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Fire information meeting for Fauquier residents to be held in Nakusp

The RDCK and BC Wildfire Services will be hosting the meeting July 29 at 11 a.m.

One-year-old RosieMay has been moved to the BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed-Sarah Warren)

Baby attacked by a dog in Nakusp returning to her happy, giggly self

The family has been moved to the BC Children’s Hospital

One-year-old RosieMay has been moved to the BC Children’s Hospital. (Contributed-Sarah Warren)
A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Interior Health issues warning as temperatures climb

Temperatures are projected to hover around the mid-30s throughout the week

A family enjoys their ice cream in the heat. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)
Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)

Staff shortages, substantiated concerns being addressed at Joseph Creek Care Village: agencies

Golden Life Management, Interior Health and Ministry of Health all issue statements

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)
The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood. Photo: Jeannie Little

Drone interferes with firefighting at Arrow Lakes fires

Michaud Creek, Octopus Creek and other fires in the Arrow Lakes Complex have burned 27,000 hectares

The Octopus Creek fire seen from Edgewood. Photo: Jeannie Little
A small fire burns near Salmo’s welcome sign on Saturday. RCMP are investigating a series of fires that may have been deliberately set near the village. Photo: Jessica Brown

Arson suspected as series of fires set around Salmo

RCMP say they are investigating seven different small blazes

A small fire burns near Salmo’s welcome sign on Saturday. RCMP are investigating a series of fires that may have been deliberately set near the village. Photo: Jessica Brown
Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo

Woman charged in Castlegar teen stabbing released from custody

Sasha Prokaski is facing attempted murder charges

Harry Richardson was found guilty on four counts at the Nelson Courthouse on March 22 and has now been found not criminally responsible due to mental illness. Photo: File photo
As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Some Kootenay rivers closed to fishing due to heat, drought

Several streams in Region 4 will be closed to fishing during certain times from July 29 until Sept. 15

As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service

UPDATE: Person-caused fire on Bombi Summit near Castlegar now under control

The new fire is just a few kilometres away from the July 10 fire

A new fire is burning near the Bombi Summit. Map: BC Wildfire Service
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Two Kootenay Lake wildfires total 4,500 hectares

Akokli Creek and Cultus Creek wildfires are located near the south arm of Kootenay Lake

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Wildfires in the West Kootenay. To enlarge, click on the map at the bottom of the story. Map: BC Wildfire Dashboard screenshot

Controlled burn planned for Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw

To begin July 27 or later, depending on conditions

Wildfires in the West Kootenay. To enlarge, click on the map at the bottom of the story. Map: BC Wildfire Dashboard screenshot