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First B.C. couple married by Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

First B.C. couple married by Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Christina Lake Sep 22, 2022 / 6:13 pm

A Christina Lake couple clad in pirate outfits, tricorn hats and swords has become the first in B.C. to tie the knot under the Church of the Flying Spaghetti...

Nature photographer develops close relationship with Interior osprey

Nature photographer develops close relationship with Interior osprey

Kaslo Sep 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

A recently retired marine industry worker will be spending more time pursuing her passion for photography and nature now that she has more time on her hands. ...

GFL Environmental hit with $710,488 fine from WorkSafeBC

GFL Environmental hit with $710,488 fine from WorkSafeBC

Kimberley Sep 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

A waste-management company has been hit with the highest fine ever imposed by WorkSafeBC, after staff were caught not using proper PPE at the site of a...

Fire burning north of Nelson grows to 300 hectares

Fire burning north of Nelson grows to 300 hectares

Nelson Sep 9, 2022 / 4:45 pm

A wildfire that was sparked north of Nelson last weekend has grown to 300 hectares in size as of Friday afternoon. The Monument Creek fire was sparked by...

Smoke from a prescribed burn will be visible from Highway 3 outside Cranbrook

Smoke from a prescribed burn will be visible from Highway 3 outside Cranbrook

Cranbrook Aug 30, 2022 / 2:43 pm

BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn at high elevation in the Bull Mountain area of the Kootenays. The prescribed burn will cover up to 500...

Team releases endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into B.C. wetlands

Team releases endangered northern leopard frog tadpoles into B.C. wetlands

Kimberley Aug 18, 2022 / 3:58 pm

More than 1,900 tadpoles of the endangered northern leopard frog have been released into the wild in the last few months. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo said...

Body of man found in Castlegar deemed a homicide

Body of man found in Castlegar deemed a homicide

Castlegar Aug 15, 2022 / 3:56 pm

Police in Castlegar, B.C. say they are investigating a homicide. Emergency services were called on Aug. 11, 2022 at about 11:30 p.m. for a report of an...

Release goes smoothly, caribou moms and calves back in wild

Release goes smoothly, caribou moms and calves back in wild

Nakusp Aug 14, 2022 / 8:00 am

People trying to save an endangered caribou herd are calling this year’s maternity pen experiment a success, and are already looking at ways of improving...

Wildfire burns in Slocan

Wildfire burns in Slocan

Slocan Aug 13, 2022 / 8:14 pm

A wildfire has sparked near the village of Slocan. According to the BC Wildfire Service's Twitter page, the BCWS is responding to a wildfire in the Slocan...

Planned ignition set to take place at fire south of Cranbrook

Planned ignition set to take place at fire south of Cranbrook

Cranbrook Aug 10, 2022 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE 4:35 p.m. The BC Wildfire Service says it did not move ahead with a planned planned ignition today due to adverse weather. "We are expecting...

Kelowna woman spends night in cells in Trail

Kelowna woman spends night in cells in Trail

Trail Aug 9, 2022 / 1:13 pm

A Kelowna woman spent the night in cells over the weekend in the Kootenays. In a news release titled “who sent the cardboard mounties?,” the Trail...

Clothing, shoes, credit card found but man still missing since Shambhala

Clothing, shoes, credit card found but man still missing since Shambhala

Salmo Aug 8, 2022 / 11:12 am

An exhaustive search in Salmo, B.C. for a man missing since the Shambhala Music Festival has been suspended. South Columbia Search and Rescue said Sunday on...

Wildfire outside Kaslo smouldering after rainfall

Wildfire outside Kaslo smouldering after rainfall

Kaslo Aug 5, 2022 / 2:06 pm

A large wildfire burning in the mountains above Kaslo, B.C. is smouldering after rainfall. The Briggs Creek wildfire is still mapped at 1,679 hectares and has...

Wildfire south of Cranbrook grows by more than 130 hectares in windy conditions

Wildfire south of Cranbrook grows by more than 130 hectares in windy conditions

Cranbrook Aug 3, 2022 / 8:15 pm

UPDATE 8:15 p.m. The Connell Ridge fire grew again on Wednesday. It is now listed at 632 hectares, up from 500 hectares earlier in the day. The BC Wildfire...

Firefighting aircraft experiences engine failure, makes forced landing near Cranbrook

Firefighting aircraft experiences engine failure, makes forced landing near Cranbrook

Cranbrook Aug 3, 2022 / 6:09 am

A water-bomber aircraft involved in firefighting efforts in the Kootenays made a forced landing Tuesday. BC Wildfire Service executive director Ian Meier issued...

Briggs Creek wildfire burning away from Kaslo, into Kokanee Glacier Park

Briggs Creek wildfire burning away from Kaslo, into Kokanee Glacier Park

Kaslo Aug 2, 2022 / 6:34 pm

The BC Wildfire Service says a large wildfire burning west of Kaslo is moving away from properties and into remote parts of Kokanee Glacier Park. The...

Man still missing after attending Shambhala music festival

Man still missing after attending Shambhala music festival

Salmo Aug 2, 2022 / 2:55 pm

Police in the Kootenays are searching for a man who went missing after attending the Shambhala Music Festival outside Salmo, B.C. Harsha Paladugu, 30, has not...

Airplanes, ground crews respond to 150-hectare fire south of Cranbrook

Airplanes, ground crews respond to 150-hectare fire south of Cranbrook

Cranbrook Aug 2, 2022 / 1:38 pm

Wildfire crews are responding to a blaze burning in the Moyie Lake area south of Cranbrook, where boaters are being asked to stay out of the way of skimmer...

'Fuel fools' in Kootenays foiled by own theft

'Fuel fools' in Kootenays foiled by own theft

Trail Jul 28, 2022 / 12:39 pm

Many criminals are not particularly smart. But a fuel theft in the Kootenays earlier this month left even the police baffled. In a news release titled...

New Denver emergency room hours shifted indefinitely

New Denver emergency room hours shifted indefinitely

New Denver Jul 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

The mayor of New Denver B.C., Leonard Casley, tells Castanet that staffing shortages have forced the emergency department at Slocan Community Health Centre to...

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