July 2015

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Trail and Castlegar's good Karma?

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: Trail and Castlegar's good Karma?

Has anyone else noticed how very different the current news cycle is, compared to what we've become accustomed to?

We had a couple of stretches where it seemed like we were dealing with one horrific, traumatizing, heartbreaking story after another - I spent many nights on the phone or Facebook chat with readers trying to sort out how to process such awful information about death and tragedy and loss. (I'm not going make everyone relive it by listing anything, but I think a lot of people will know exactly what I am talking about).

Fire crews attacking blaze only 1 kilometre from Castlegar

Fire crews attacking blaze only 1 kilometre from Castlegar

Initial attack crews from the Southeast Fire Centre are fighting a wildfire near Blueberry Creek, about one kilometer west of Castlegar, according to Fire Information Officer Jordan Turner, who adds the fire is roughly half a hectare in size.

“No structures are immediately threatened … but we’re hitting it hard and fast because of its proximity to Castlegar,” he said, adding they've received many phones calls from the public reporting it. "This fire is highly visible from the city of Castlegar and Highway 3."