by Castlegar Source on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:49am
A 68-year-old Castlegar man has been charged with possession of child pornography and making available child pornography, according to RCMP Cpl Debbie Postnikoff, who added the Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit and Castlegar RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant at the man's home on April 16.

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Police releasing few details about Genelle death

Police releasing few details about Genelle death

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death of a man in Genelle yesterday.

Trail RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson said police received a call about a sudden death in the industrial section of Genelle at roughly 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Employees had arrived at work that morning to discover a deceased male, police learned when they arrived on scene.

LETTER: Talking trash for greater good

LETTER: Talking trash for greater good

Dear Editor:

My husband and I are visiting Castlegar for the Easter weekend.

We went for a 2-km walk up West Broadwater Road. This is a picture of the garbage we picked up along side of the road in that short distance!

Castlegar's Kris Stanbra wins prestigious Courage to Come Back Award

Castlegar's Kris Stanbra wins prestigious Courage to Come Back Award

Imagine this – you're 28 years old, married just a year-and-a-half, with a terrific job and loving family and friends – you've got it all. You're driving from Castlegar to Barrier to visit family, turn to negotiate an S-curve ... and see a car driving straight toward you in your lane. You're thrown from your vehicle, land on a rock about the size of a baseball, your back breaks.

Later, in the hospital, you're told you'll never walk again. In the blink of an eye, everything you know is changed forever.

Regional News

Saints get Glass in goal

Saints get Glass in goal

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from goaltender Steven Glass (Saskatoon, SK) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Glass is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound netminder who joins the back-to-back BCIHL champions from the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The 20-year old posted a 10-8-0 record with two shutouts in 20 games this season while recording a 3.36 goals-against average and .907 save-percentage.

Selkirk College to Celebrate Class of 2014

Selkirk College to Celebrate Class of 2014

Selkirk College will pay tribute to its past and send students off into promising futures at the annual Graduation Ceremony in Castlegar on Friday.

A total of 765 students will graduate from the regional college this spring. Friday’s ceremony is expected to include up to 275 students who will receive diplomas or certificates in a wide array of Selkirk College programs.

Liquor seizures, delusional man, intoxicated males highlight Easter weekend for NPD

West Coast Amusements made its annual stop in Nelson prompting NPD to add additional patrols to the normal weekend beat. — The Nelson Daily photo

West Coast Amusements, Canada's largest and most respected traveling carnival operator, made its annual stop in the Heritage City during the Easter weekend prompting Nelson Police Department to put on additional patrols to ensure a safe fun time for people of all ages.

The results saw officers deal with numerous liquor seizures in and around the event but, thankfully, no major incidents to report.

Police would like to reminder the public fine for carrying open liquor or consuming it in a public place is $230.

Provincial & National

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

Second round voting would help achieve fair representation

The Canada Elections Act needs amending. It encourages and rewards abuse. However, I disagree with the amendments pursued by the federal government. Bill C-23 ignores the principle of equality of representation which is the problem at the root of the Canada Elections Act. In a multi-party society the first-past-the-post voting system encourages abuse which it then rewards with power.

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

COMMENT: Odd, outlandish and over the top donations to B.C. political parties

So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics.

Ontario Senator Nancy Ruth donated $5,000 to the B.C. Green party in 2013, the Blue Jays passed the mitt round the dugout to scrape up $300 for the B.C. Liberal party, CUPE Ontario gave $500 to the B.C. NDP and Allan Markin, part-owner of the Calgary Flames, gave $100,000 to the B.C. Liberals.