by Castlegar Source on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:40pm

Early response to Castlegar's by-election has been outstanding, with fully 674 people taking advantage of the advanced polling on Oct. 18 and 19, as well as 48 new registrations (Castlegar currently has 5,812 registered voters), according to Chief Electoral Officer Tracey Butler.

“That's very high, for Castlegar,” Butler said.

Recent News

Grads to scare city with Spooks on Zukes Thursday

While picturesque during the light of day, the Zuckerberg Chapel House is not for the faint-of-heart after night falls.

For the second year in a row, the Stanley Humphries Grad class is taking over the popular event Spooks on Zukes this Thursday.

The annual Hallowe'en favourite had been around for roughly 15 years, but then was cancelled several years ago due to issues of vandalism and other concerns, according to Heritage Society manager Deb McIntosh.

Artwork on sale at hospital to raise money/awareness

Artwork on sale at hospital to raise money/awareness

It has been a year since H.O.P.E. Creative Initiatives introduced itself to the Castlegar community, according to coordinator, Shauna Robertson.

“We are an art based non-profit social enterprise supported with the services of Castlegar Mental Health and Substance Use,” Robertson said.

Selkirk College Saints Take Two on the Road

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner in Friday night’s game against the University of Victoria Vikes as part of the team’s two road victories over the weekend.

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) win on Saturday night to pace the Saints on their island visit.

“It was a great outcome and exactly what we needed at this early point of the season,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

Regional News

RCMP warn about more phone scams

RCMP warn about more phone scams

Don't be fooled.  Don't give out any information on the phone to anyone who calls up and claims to represent your credit card company.  Anyone from your credit card compoany does  NOT need you to give them any information about you or your card; they would already have what they need on file.  Anyone who calls up and demands (or requests) personal information about you or your credit card is a scammer.  Just hang up.

‘Wishes for Annabelle’ raises funds for Nelson family

Its likely brave and beautiful Annabelle will be in Vancouver for the next five months receiving treatment. — Photo Facebook

Through online auctions and a crowdfunding campaign  friends and family are pulling out all the stops to help a little Nelson girl facing a life-threatening illness.

In August eight-year-old Annabelle Edl started feeling fatigued, pale and feverish. In September, she was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She’s been undergoing treatment at the Vancouver Children’s Hospital since.

NDCC Aquatic Centre Back In Business

RDCK staff joined local politicians to press the "Kaboom" plunger to officially open the pool Thursday at the Nelson District Community Complex. — Brendan Quinn photos

First it was the ceiling tiles that fell into the pool in January 2013.

Then major renovations were required closing the pool, again, in May of 2015.

Thursday, all that blood, sweat, tears and waiting by pool patrons concluded as the 46-year-old Nelson and District Aquatic Centre was officially re-opened for business during a gala ceremony outside the main entrance.

Provincial & National

Interior Health gets new board chair

Interior Health gets new board chair

Interior Health board member John O’Fee of Kamloops has been appointed incoming chair of the board of directors, to replace current board chair Erwin Malzer when he completes his tenure on Dec. 31, 2016.

Almost four million international visitors to B.C. in 2016

Many international tourists are finding out about the beauty of BC. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The August international visitor numbers are in and they are proof that this past summer has been an exceptional time of growth for tourism in British Columbia.

Year-to-date figures show an 11.5% increase in international visitors over the same time period last year (January to August). That represents close to four million total overnight international visitors (3,990,574) that came to B.C. during the first eight months of this year.