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Salmo cluster contained

Dec 4, 2020 / 4:23 pm

A COVID-19 community cluster in the Salmo region has been contained, Interior Health announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 4). A total of 25 cases were connected to...

Gets spit on, has heart attack

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:40 pm

A hotel worker in Nelson, B.C., suffered a heart attack shortly after a confrontation with a patron who refused to wear a mask and wouldn't leave the...

Man told to stop proposing

Nov 24, 2020 / 5:06 pm

A man in the Kootenays was looking for marriage but instead got a visit from the police. The Trail RCMP say they were called on Nov. 20 at 12:40 p.m. by a...

No more Bountiful charges

Nov 24, 2020 / 4:04 pm

A special prosecutor in British Columbia has declined to approve any further charges against people associated with the community of Bountiful where a...

23 cases linked to cluster

Nov 19, 2020 / 11:11 am

Interior Health says more cases of COVID-19 are now being reported as a result of a community cluster in the Salmo area of the Kootenays. Over the past two...

Watchdog to review arrest

Nov 10, 2020 / 3:01 pm

B.C.’s police watchdog has been called to investigate a police-involved shooting in Cranbrook. RCMP were called just before 5 p.m. Monday about a firearm...

Salmo COVID cases grow

Nov 9, 2020 / 4:56 pm

According to a Village of Salmo information release, the tiny Kootenay village has nine active cases of COVID-19. They started out with one on Friday, an...

Cop acquitted in killing

Nov 7, 2020 / 12:20 pm

A jury acquitted a Southern Interior RCMP officer of manslaughter Friday night, following eight weeks of trial. Const. Jason Tait was charged in 2018 with the...

COVID case in Salmo

Nov 7, 2020 / 11:20 am

A case of COVID-19 has been identified in the small Kootenay town of Salmo. On Friday, Salmo Community Services announced an employee had tested positive for...

ICBC on hook for storage

Nov 3, 2020 / 12:01 pm

As a dispute over an acid spill that damaged thousands of vehicles winds its way through court, the Insurance Corporation of B.C. has been ordered to keep...

Drug-filled luggage ditched

Oct 28, 2020 / 1:37 pm

Canada Border Protection and U.S. Customs are investigating after they discovered five duffel bags of narcotics on the U.S. side of the border near Creston B.C....

Big year for cannabis farm

Oct 26, 2020 / 8:00 pm

COVID-19 couldn't keep Christina Lake Cannabis Corporation down. The federally-licensed cultivator says it has exceeded its first annual cannabis production...

Highway 3 reopened

Oct 23, 2020 / 8:14 pm

UPDATE: 8:14 p.m. Highway 3 has been cleared in both directions between Loop Road and Peavine Bridge. ORIGINAL: 2:46 p.m. Heavy snowfall and sudden winter...

Hunter's fight at top court

Oct 21, 2020 / 4:53 pm

A Sinixt hunter’s decade-long fight for his rights and the recognition of his people has had his day in Canada’s highest court. The Supreme Court of...

Car engulfed in flames

Oct 15, 2020 / 12:00 pm

A car burned on the side of Highway 3 in the Kootenays on Wednesday. Anne Hawes tells Castanet she was driving her son to a driving lesson in Castlegar when...

Cannabis co. hits milestone

Oct 1, 2020 / 8:00 pm

A new B.C. cannabis company has started trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Christina Lake Cannabis Corp. began trading Thursday under the ticker...

Search for man called off

Sep 20, 2020 / 4:29 pm

RCMP have suspended a search for a man who failed to return from a planned canoe trip in British Columbia's Interior. Mounties say their underwater recovery...

Owner of truck found

Sep 16, 2020 / 4:27 pm

UPDATE 4:16 p.m. RCMP tell Castanet they have located the man who was reported missing on September 15, 2020 after his truck was found abandoned at the Upper...

IH alerted to mass gathering

Sep 16, 2020 / 1:48 pm

A large camping party last weekend in the Kootenays has Interior Health concerned. The health authority sent out a notice Wednesday about a group of about 150...

Talbot Creek wildfire of note

Aug 23, 2020 / 2:42 pm

A new wildfire burning near Castlegar has been labelled a "wildfire of note" by BC Wildfire Service, joining Christie Mountain and Doctor Creek in...