COVID-19 Pandemic

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The City is committed to getting residents the information they need.

The City’s top priorities are the health of our staff and the community and keeping essential City services like emergency services, water treatment and waste management operating to minimize the impact on residents and businesses. We've increased sanitization at all facilities, suspended all non-essential, work-related travel, and are following the recommendations of the provincial and federal governments.

If you're experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, call HealthLink BC by dialing 8-1-1 at any time. Symptoms are often similar to common colds and flus and include fever, sore throat, coughing, sneezing and difficulty breathing.

The Province of B.C. has a dedicated information line at 1.888.COVID19.

Report clear breaches of the Provincial Health Officer orders to covid@castlegar.ca.

City Services

The City of Castlegar is supporting the community and businesses as they navigate through the impacts of COVID-19.

The City itself has been forced to revisit its budget and overall financial position given the suspension of flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport and a reduction in gaming revenue as a result of COVID-19.

We're delaying property tax penalties for three months for those who need more time to pay. We're also providing relief on utility bills, supporting community groups providing on-the-ground and critical services to seniors, the homeless and vulnerable populations, reducing non-essential costs, transferring all savings into a Revenue Stabilization Reserve, reducing tax rates in 2021 with any remaining funds from the Revenue Stabilization Reserve, and participating in the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Recovery Task Force.

As a result of COVID-19, City Hall was closed to the public for a period of time and staff worked diligently from remote locations to ensure residents continued to receive the services they expect from the City. City Hall is now OPEN to the public. The City encourages residents to do business with the City online whenever possible. Many of the City’s services are available through the City’s website at www.castlegar.ca.



Community Information

Library: Visit the Castlegar & District Library Website or call 250.365.6611.

Recreation facilities: Visit the Regional District of Central Kootenay Recreation.

Low income and vulnerable residents: Contact 250.608.1047 or connect with the Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank on Facebook.

Seniors: Contact 250.608.0706 or follow Kootenay IRIS on Facebook.

Businesses: Visit the Chamber of Commerce Website or call 250.365.6313.

Childcare and community services: Contact the Trail & Castlegar Childcare Resource & Referral Program at 250.364.2980 or connect with Kootenay Family Place on Facebook.


The City is committed to getting residents the information they need.

The City’s top priorities are the health of our staff and the community and keeping essential City services like emergency services, water treatment and waste management operating to minimize the impact on residents and businesses. We've increased sanitization at all facilities, suspended all non-essential, work-related travel, and are following the recommendations of the provincial and federal governments.

If you're experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, call HealthLink BC by dialing 8-1-1 at any time. Symptoms are often similar to common colds and flus and include fever, sore throat, coughing, sneezing and difficulty breathing.

The Province of B.C. has a dedicated information line at 1.888.COVID19.

Report clear breaches of the Provincial Health Officer orders to covid@castlegar.ca.

City Services

The City of Castlegar is supporting the community and businesses as they navigate through the impacts of COVID-19.

The City itself has been forced to revisit its budget and overall financial position given the suspension of flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport and a reduction in gaming revenue as a result of COVID-19.

We're delaying property tax penalties for three months for those who need more time to pay. We're also providing relief on utility bills, supporting community groups providing on-the-ground and critical services to seniors, the homeless and vulnerable populations, reducing non-essential costs, transferring all savings into a Revenue Stabilization Reserve, reducing tax rates in 2021 with any remaining funds from the Revenue Stabilization Reserve, and participating in the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Recovery Task Force.

As a result of COVID-19, City Hall was closed to the public for a period of time and staff worked diligently from remote locations to ensure residents continued to receive the services they expect from the City. City Hall is now OPEN to the public. The City encourages residents to do business with the City online whenever possible. Many of the City’s services are available through the City’s website at www.castlegar.ca.



Community Information

Library: Visit the Castlegar & District Library Website or call 250.365.6611.

Recreation facilities: Visit the Regional District of Central Kootenay Recreation.

Low income and vulnerable residents: Contact 250.608.1047 or connect with the Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank on Facebook.

Seniors: Contact 250.608.0706 or follow Kootenay IRIS on Facebook.

Businesses: Visit the Chamber of Commerce Website or call 250.365.6313.

Childcare and community services: Contact the Trail & Castlegar Childcare Resource & Referral Program at 250.364.2980 or connect with Kootenay Family Place on Facebook.


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