All Castlegar articles

Lawrence Chernoff began his fourth term as mayor of Castlegar, B.C., in December 2014.
Castlegar A passion for Castlegar

Patience and perseverance are watchwords for Lawrence Chernoff, who is in his 11th year as the mayor of Castlegar, B.C.

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Lisa Nicole, a Kootenay country talent.
Castlegar Kootenay fresh: Lisa Nicole is a rising country artist

Lisa Nicole won the BCCMA Artist Development Project in September 2015

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Picture of airplane coming in for a landing on an air strip.
Castlegar, Developments, Education, Transportation West Kootenay Regional Airport survey: Your input is needed

The City of Castlegar is undertaking a survey to better understand the air passenger market in the West Kootenay.

A fireplace in a basement.
Castlegar, Real Estate Why winter is a great time to do renovations

Winter is a perfect time to get some projects done that you don't have time for in the busy summer months.

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Jamie Latkin, owner of Biggest Little Fruit Stand in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Small Business Farm-to-table freshness delivered at Biggest Little Fruit Stand

Jamie Latkin has progressed from selling asparagus from the back of his truck to a year-round store and three seasonal locations.

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Val Field, executive director of the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science.
Castlegar Culture in Castlegar

The Kootenay Gallery of Arts, History & Science offers ongoing exhibitions.

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Picture of Judy Cameron, first female pilot for Air Canada.
Castlegar, Transportation Air Canada’s first female pilot retires—was trained at Selkirk College

In May of this year Air Canada’s first female pilot, Judy Cameron, retired.

The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill as seen from across the river.
Castlegar, Forestry

The Zellstoff Celgar pulp mill is a significant regional employer

Picture of Ian Welsted, international mountaineering legend.
Castlegar, Tourism International mountaineering legend Ian Welsted to speak at Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival

Ian Welsted made the first ascent of K6 West in Pakistan, winning the coveted P'iot D'or Award.

Margeaux Bauman, co-owner of Kootenay Valley Water & Spas, is standing with the Big Green Egg barbecue and a big bag of natural charcoal.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Environment The Big Green Egg is a very green barbecue

The versatile Big Green Egg is a barbecue, smoker, grill and oven

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Co-owner Margeaux Bauman of Kootenay Valley Water & Spas in Castlegar sits in one of the many hot tubs the store sells.
Castlegar, Health & Wellness, Retail The water store with a whole lot more

Kootenay Valley Water & Spas in Castlegar stocks hot tubs, barbecues and lots of water

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Annette Carberry, owner of the Red Dresser in Castlegar.
Castlegar, Small Business Nothing to wear? Check the Red Dresser

Stylish West Kootenay women have a new place to shop: the Red Dresser consignment boutique.

A hand holding sawdust.
Castlegar, Forestry Pulp in the Kootenays

Two kraft pulp mills provide hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in economic spin-offs in the West and East Kootenays

by Nowell Berg
Picture of the construction of the new Celgar Pavillion at Castlegar's Millennium Park.
Castlegar, Developments Castlegar’s Millennium Park’s new Pavilion adds to a popular community asset

The new Celgar Pavilion will be a combination of picnic area, concession and storage facility.

Picture of the Great Canadian Oil Change building.
Castlegar, Retail, Small Business Great Canadian Oil Change Now Open in Castlegar

The new store will be a second location for the Great Canadian Oil Change franchise in the Kootenays, with the first located in Cranbrook.

Picture of Youth Mean Business coordinator Blue Netherclift.
Castlegar, Nelson, Education, Financial, Small Business Youth program offers $5000 for small business startups

Youth Mean Business, a new entrepreneurship program, will provide youth up to $5000 in funding and training to help them launch their own small business.

Picture of Darlene and Neil Kalawsky accepting Lifetime Achievement award from the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce.
Castlegar, Small Business Castlegar Chamber awards business excellence

Community excellence recognized by the Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

view of Christina Lake access riverfront
Creston, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Nelson, Revelstoke, Real Estate Top 10 (+ 1) most affordable waterfront properties in the Kootenays

A list of the most affordable waterfront (and riverfront) properties listed on MLS in the Kootenays.

Jakki Van Hemert (L) of Trail, B.C. received a 2015 Influential Women in Business (West Kootenay) Award from Kootenay Business magazine.
Castlegar, Christina Lake, Kaslo, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Trail, Small Business, Influential Women in Business West Kootenay women of influence

Four of the West Kootenay’s shining stars in business were honoured by Kootenay Business magazine and their peers.

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Downtown Fernie
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Kaslo, New Denver, Tourism A historical tour of the Kootenays

The history and culture of the Kootenays attract tourists from all over the globe. But have you seen the historical gems in your own hometown?

by Kerry Shellborn
Volunteers build the raised planters for the Rotary Gardens in Radium Hot Springs.
Grand Forks, Radium Hot Springs, Castlegar, Kaslo, Trail, Agriculture, Environment Community gardens are greening up the Kootenays

Five community gardens across the Kootenays grow social capital as well as plants

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Selkirk College business students during competition
Castlegar, Education Selkirk College Business Administration Program students clash in case competition

The Selkirk College Business Administration Program wrapped up its year with the annual Business Competition that pitted teams of students against each other.

The 2014 West Kootenay Winners
Cranbrook, Fernie, Castlegar, Nelson, Small Business, Influential Women in Business Congratulations Nominees — 2015 Influential Kootenay Women in Business Awards

You are invited to attend the 2015 Influential Kootenay Women in Business Awards luncheon.

A two story craftsman style home.
Cranbrook, Creston, Grand Forks, Kimberley, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Nelson, Trail, Real Estate Stop dreaming and start building

Harmony Homes puts your design and building project under one contract

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Great canadian oil change under construction in Castlegar
Castlegar, Small Business Great Canadian Oil Change building in Castlegar

A new Great Canadian Oil Change outlet is under construction in Castlegar.

Teacher and two students
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Castlegar, Education, Environment Projects support social well-being in the Columbia Basin

28 projects receive support from the Trust’s Social Grants

An older gentleman and a women standing above the turbines inside Waneta.
Castlegar, Trail, Developments, Energy, Environment, Technology Inside the $900-million Waneta Expansion Project

Kootenay Business magazine went on a tour of the Waneta Expansion Project near Trail, B.C.

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Chief Economist Helmut Pastrick
Castlegar, Financial Economist Helmut Pastrick presents on the BC economy

Chief Economist for Credit Union Central 1 is coming to Selkirk College in Castlegar on March 27, 2015.

Creston Golf Club
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Rossland, Tourism 2015 projected opening dates for golf courses in the Kootenay Rockies

Creston Golf Club is now open for play as of March 7th; the earliest opening of any course in the Kootenays.

photo of fence line
Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Castlegar, Agriculture, Financial Grants available for grassland and rangeland projects

Over $200,000 still available for projects in 2015 – 2016.

Our Kootenay Business writer takes a look at one of the sculpures in Castlegar's highly successful Sculpturewalk program.
Castlegar The world comes to Castlegar

After just five years, Castlegar's Sculpturewalk program has achieved a global reach.

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West Kootenay Regional Airport.
Castlegar, Developments, Transportation Castlegar developing long-term economic strategy that includes the airport lands

Working to make the West Kootenay Regional Airport more accessible even during inclement weather.

by Nowell Berg
BC Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson
Cranbrook, Castlegar, Education BC Education Minister gives out over $640K for college training

New trades training equipment will give students hands-on experience with tools currently used by these industries.

Will Hulland (left) and Peter Larsen build custom homes in Nelson BC .
Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Real Estate Homebuilding and renovation trends in the West Kootenay

From interior to exterior, it's all about low and no maintenance in building or renovating a home.

by Nowell Berg
Two gentlemen representing The Brilliant Dam receive award
Castlegar, Environment Brilliant Dam receives the 2014 GKS Hydro Plant Operational Excellence Award

The Brilliant Dam recieves recognition of excellence in cost and operational management.

Rebecca Vassilakakis of Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar Coach takes team to the Games

In February 2015, Rebecca Vassilakakis will attend her fifth Canada Winter Games, her third as manager and assistant coach of the B.C. Squash Squad.

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Aerial view of Arrow Lakes
Castlegar, Environment Columbia Power recognized as one of BC’s top employers

It's the second consecutive year Columbia Power has been honoured.

Dan Rye, manager of Kootenay Market in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar Dan Rye

Kootenay Market is a welcoming hub at the heart of Castlegar, B.C., thanks to manager Dan Rye and his friendly staff.

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Selkirk College group of students
Castlegar, Education Turning onto science at Quantum Leaps

Boosting enthusiasm for science is the focus of Kootenay Association for Science & Technology’s GLOWS Program.

RV driving by beautiful lake
Castlegar, Christina Lake, Kaslo, Nelson, Riondel, Tourism Travelers visiting the International Selkirk Loop report spending over $4,860,500.00

The survey asked thousands of travelers a variety of questions that provide valuable information to the member communities and businesses of the Loop.

Jim Burpee, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (left) and Employment Minister, the Honourable Jason Kenney (right) flank Columbia Power representatives, President and CEO Frank Wszelaki (centre left) and Health and Safety Manager, Andre Noel (centre right)
Castlegar Columbia Power Corp garners excellence awards

Columbia Power Corporation based in Castlegar was recently honoured.

Lawrence Chernoff is the mayor of Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar Questions for Castlegar’s mayor

Lawrence Chernoff has returned as the mayor of Castlegar, bringing his upbeat outlook back to the city for a fourth term.

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Kitchen cabinets made by Bruce Richier of Leaf Cabinetry, Winlaw, B.C.
Castlegar, Christina Lake, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Small Business A career in wood

Bruce Richier of Leaf Cabinetry produces beautiful cabinets and furniture pieces for homes and businesses throughout the West Kootenay.

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Myra Duff in Castlegar
Castlegar, Health & Wellness Making a move

Yoga by Myra has moved to a new location, in Castlegar, B.C.

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Derek Sherbinin,  broker/owner of Century 21 Mountainview Realty and the broker/owner of Centum Mortgage Store.
Castlegar, Real Estate What to consider before buying a home

Four tips that will help take the stress out of buying a new home

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Stuart Ady is the owner of the award-winning business Ernie's Used Auto Parts in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Small Business A tradition of quality used auto parts

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts in Castlegar, B.C., stays on the forefront of conscientious vehicle recycling.

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Columbia Basin Trust voting banner
Cranbrook, Golden, Castlegar, Nakusp, Revelstoke Help shape how Columbia Basin Trust supports you

Have your say and win $1,000 to donate.

Michael Flood and Carol Pears stand inside their business, Mountain High Lighting Designs in Castlegar, B.C.
Castlegar, Retail, Small Business MountainHigh Lighting Designs: a bright business

Michael Flood and Carol Pears of MountainHigh Lighting Designs have found a business niche that utilizes their passions.

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