by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:15am

More than 225 people crowded into the Blueberry Creek Community School (BCCS) gymnasium Monday night for a school-district-initiated meeting to discuss the fate of the property on which the school is housed.

Recent News

Incumbent councillor Florio Vassilakakis shares platform

Incumbent councillor Florio Vassilakakis shares platform

It was just over one year ago that the citizens of Castlegar voted to elect me as their newest councillor. While I have not changed the world just yet, I do have ideas, I have passion and I certainly have the forward thinking to help this City make positive progress.

Incumbent councillor Deb McIntosh shares platform

Incumbent councillor Deb McIntosh shares platform

There are many things we could talk about such as taxes, unions, paving and healthcare, just to name a few.

The fact of the matter is that what I say here may not be what I can say or do at the table. Decisions are a made and voted on and the consensus wins. I could tell you that I will discuss and debate every item that comes before me at a council meeting, but it doesn't happen like that.

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

My name is Dan Rye and I am seeking a second term on Castlegar City Council. It has been an honour to serve the citizens of Castlegar for the last three years.

I moved to Castlegar in 1999 with my wife Randi and have been employed as store manager at Kootenay Market since arriving.

I have a long record of Community service, including:

Regional News

Vandals rain on Pat Severyn Campaign, go on sign-stealing spree

 Mayor candidate Pat Severyn poses with one of the few election signs remaining after thieves stole more than a 100 from streets and byways in and around Nelson.

“Fear the Stache”.

That slogan may not worry incumbent John Dooley or challenger Deb Kozak during this run up to the municipal election in Nelson, but some one is out to stall Pat Severyn Campaign Bus after more than 110 signs were stolen over the past couple of days from street corners, yards and cul-de-sac in the Heritage City.

“When I started this campaign I expected about a 10 percent loss of signs,” Severyn, adopting a “mustache branding” on his election signs, told The Nelson Daily Thursday.

Nelson Fire Department called to Rosemont to remove bear from tree

Nelson Fire Department was called to remove a bear from a large tree that had been shot by a Conservation Officer Thursday morning. — Submitted photo

Residents in Rosemont, including one home owner that received a rude awakening a few feet from the door to his house, got a surprise Thursday morning when a medium-sized black bear decided to check out the neighbourhood.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call around 7 a.m. from a resident that a bear was prowling around the neighbourhood.

The call came after a resident met the bear head-on during a walk from the house to his vehicle en route to work.

RCMP look for man wanted on warrant for Midway robbery

Ravinder Singh Mettla

Boundary Regional RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a man who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for several charges and is believed to be staying in Surrey.

On or about July 4, 2014, Ravinder Singh Mettla apparently walked away from a recovery house in Surrey and a Warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest for being unlawfully at large.

Mettla left the home without his wallet or identification and will likely be relying on others for food and shelter.

Mettla is not from the area but is known to have some connections in Surrey.

Provincial & National

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses Canada on War Memorial shooting

Prime Minister Stephen Harper . . . I join all Canadians in praying for those touched by today’s attack.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks:

“My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.

“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial.

Health Minister updates BC's readiness for Ebola

Health Minister updates BC's readiness for Ebola

Health Minister Terry Lake has issued the following update on the health-care system's preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.:

"Our Ebola Preparedness task force has been meeting regularly, and has been reviewing B.C.'s protocols to respond to the unlikely occurrence of a case of Ebola arriving in the province. 

"The task force, in consultation with the health authorities, have designated the following sites as regional centres to assess those under investigation for Ebola and to treat confirmed Ebola cases: