Betsy Kline

B.C Conservation Officers caught these orphaned bear cubs in Castlegar. The cubs were good candidates for rehabilitation so have been transferred to the Northern Lights Wildlife facility. (BCCO Service)

Happy ending for orphaned bear cubs

Two orphaned bear cubs were captured in Castlegar and sent for rehabilitation.

B.C Conservation Officers caught these orphaned bear cubs in Castlegar. The cubs were good candidates for rehabilitation so have been transferred to the Northern Lights Wildlife facility. (BCCO Service)
RCMP officer accused in B.C. shooting death elects jury trial

RCMP officer accused in B.C. shooting death elects jury trial

Case of RCMP Constable Jason Tait has first hearing in 2015 shooting death of Waylon Jesse Edey.

RCMP officer accused in B.C. shooting death elects jury trial
Mudslide near Castlegar, B.C. Air transportation provided by Dam Helicopters. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

VIDEO: Interior highway reopened after mudslide cleared

A mudslide has closed Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson just north of the Brilliant Dam.

Mudslide near Castlegar, B.C. Air transportation provided by Dam Helicopters. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Plush bunnies sold in Dollar Tree Canada stores are being recalled.

Health Canada recalls plush bunnies sold at Dollar Tree

Approximately 41,000 units were sold at stores in Canada.

Plush bunnies sold in Dollar Tree Canada stores are being recalled.
UPDATED: Constable charged in 2015 Castlegar shooting

UPDATED: Constable charged in 2015 Castlegar shooting

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) has announced a charge of manslaughter has been approved.

UPDATED: Constable charged in 2015 Castlegar shooting
FILE — Paramedics Suzie Cameron and Kathy Crandlemire are currently training to deliver BC Emergency Health Services’ (BCEHS) new community paramedicine program in Sicamous. (Black Press)

Exploring the path to healing rural health care in B.C.

BCEHS is looking at several ways to improve service including its Action Plan.

FILE — Paramedics Suzie Cameron and Kathy Crandlemire are currently training to deliver BC Emergency Health Services’ (BCEHS) new community paramedicine program in Sicamous. (Black Press)
Better pre-hospital care in rural B.C. could save lives AND money

Better pre-hospital care in rural B.C. could save lives AND money

The yearly cost of injury exceeds $2.8 billion according to Provincial Health Services Authority.

Better pre-hospital care in rural B.C. could save lives AND money
Screen grabs from the advertising campaign by APBC.

Policy prevents advanced paramedic care in rural areas

Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in rural communities are not allowed to practice at that level.

Screen grabs from the advertising campaign by APBC.
Advanced Care Paramedics. (BCEHS photo)

Is there hope beyond Hope for rural ambulatory care?

“As a government, Premier Horgan is committed to improving the ambulance service.”

Advanced Care Paramedics. (BCEHS photo)
FILE — An air ambulance helicopter lifts off with a patient following a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Shuswap Lake Estates on Thursday, July 20. (Lachlan Labere/Black Press)

Critical Condition: Reports support claims of sub-par care in B.C.

The Auditor General of BC is working on the second audit of BCEHS.

FILE — An air ambulance helicopter lifts off with a patient following a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 1 near Shuswap Lake Estates on Thursday, July 20. (Lachlan Labere/Black Press)
STARS operates 11 helicopters in Alberta and flew more than 1,500 missions during the last fiscal year. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press)

Critical Condition: ‘People are dying from treatable medical conditions’

The head of a medical advocacy group says the state of ambulance services is in critical condition.

STARS operates 11 helicopters in Alberta and flew more than 1,500 missions during the last fiscal year. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Black Press)
Dr. Nic Sparrow volunteers his time assisting emergency services at some of the most serious 911 calls in the West Kootenay. (Submitted photo)

West Kootenay doctor brings innovative approach to emergency response

He remains on call and leaves the comforts of his home for some of the harshest realities of life.

Dr. Nic Sparrow volunteers his time assisting emergency services at some of the most serious 911 calls in the West Kootenay. (Submitted photo)
The body found in the 1999 Honda Civic found burning on the side of Hwy 22 on Jan 14 has been identified. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

The body found in the 1999 Honda Civic found burning on the side of Hwy 22 on Jan 14 has been identified. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Dianna Agron, who stars in Hollow in the Land, appears in the trailer for the movie.

Movie filmed in Castlegar B.C. opens Friday

Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron will be playing in select cinemas.

Dianna Agron, who stars in Hollow in the Land, appears in the trailer for the movie.
FILE — Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield presented the history of Canada for his Canada 150 tour at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in May. (Carli Berry/Black Press)

Astronaut Chris Hadfield reflects on technology, privilege and responsibility

Canadian is in the Kootenays to speak at the Columbia Basin Symposium

FILE — Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield presented the history of Canada for his Canada 150 tour at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in May. (Carli Berry/Black Press)
Police forensic officers outside Borough Market, London, Sunday June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday night’s terrorist incident. Several people were killed in the incident and emergency officials said dozens were treated at London hospitals and a number of others suffered less serious injuries. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Castlegar B.C. woman killed in London attacks

Christine Archibald named among London terror attack dead

Police forensic officers outside Borough Market, London, Sunday June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday night’s terrorist incident. Several people were killed in the incident and emergency officials said dozens were treated at London hospitals and a number of others suffered less serious injuries. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)