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Environment Canada advises against travel over Paulson and Kootenay Pass

Snowfall up to 30 cm expected Monday night

Video: Issues divide voters on election day

The Western News asked people who voted what issues mattered most in making their election choice.

  • Oct 21, 2019

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Green and NDP candidates talk strategic voting at Nelson public meeting

Wayne Stetski and Abra Brynne traded ideas but made no concessions for this election

Delays at railroad crossing in Kootenay town cause for concern

About 1870 Fernie residents are temporarily isolated when the train passes through town

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Party leaders make final pitches on eve of federal election
'Seek and destroy' revelations rock final days of federal campaign
Scheer denies he's spreading misinformation; Trudeau talks Bill 21; Singh pushes back against leaders
Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta but doesn't talk oilsands

How local candidates are using Facebook to advertise directly to you

Liberal campaign is the biggest spender on Facebook ads in South Okanangan–West Kootenay

Kootenay-Columbia candidates attend Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum

About 120 people attended the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum on Oct. 16 at the Prince Charles Theatre.

Two years later, City of Fernie remembers

Oct. 17, 2019 marks two years since the tragic ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena

Inquest planned in death of Peter de Groot

It’s been five years since the Slocan man was shot by RCMP

‘If we do nothing, the herd will certainly be extirpated’: Caribou maternity pen proposed in Nakusp

The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society is waiting for a response from the province

Man found dead in Vallican

RCMP say the death was “suspicious”

Chronic wasting disease threatens the Kootenays

The Province is asking hunters to drop off heads of deer species to be tested for CWD

  • Oct 11, 2019

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

South Okanagan-West Kootenay election a ‘toss-up’: 338Canada

The Conservatives are currently leading the NDP by a slim margin

Federal candidates debate environmental issues in Castlegar

Few sparks and much agreement between candidates that action is needed

Kootenay Lake ferry labour dispute goes public

Western Pacific Marine criticized the union in a statement

Industrial accident at Castlegar’s Celgar pulp mill

No one injured when chip dumper collapsed; investigation underway