by Contributor on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

As Mayor of Castlegar for the past nine years, it has been a joy and a privilege to serve with the residents of this great city. As I reflect on this past term, there are several accomplishments and achievements of which I am particularly proud. 

Recent News

Incumbent school trustee Mickey Kinakin introduces platform

Incumbent school trustee Mickey Kinakin introduces platform

I would like to thank Kyra Hoggan and the Castlegar Source for offering the candidates an opportunity to publically express their views for the upcoming school trustee election in the Castlegar/Robson communities.

I was born in Nelson and have lived in the Castlegar area for the past 40 years.  I have worked at Selkirk College for some 30 years.  I am currently on long term leave from the position of Health and Safety Officer at the College.

Introducing school trustee candidate Catherine Zaitsoff

Introducing school trustee candidate Catherine Zaitsoff

Why do I want to be a school trustee?

I want to be a school trustee because:

1)    I want to provide a voice for parents at the school board so there is understanding of the immediate effect of school board decisions on current students. I want to challenge each decision by asking “Is this in the best interest of ALL students and is our community being served well by this decision both now and in the future?”

Introducing school trustee candidate Rosann Brunton

Introducing school trustee candidate Rosann Brunton

Hi.  My name is Rosann Brunton and I am running for School Board Trustee in SD20.  I am grateful for the opportunity to communicate the reasons that I am running and what I envision for our school district.

Regional News

Selkirk College Joins Effort to Dig Deeper into Opportunities for Rural Policy

The Selkirk College component of the Rural Policy Learning Commons will be coordinated by Dr. Terri MacDonald, Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk’s Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (left) and Rhys Andrews, Dean of Applied Research at Selkirk College (right).

Selkirk College has entered a partnership with leading post-secondary institutions from around the world in a project that aims to enhance prosperity in rural regions.

Brandon University was recently awarded a seven-year $2.5 million grant from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to lead the project.

LETTER: New NDP MP Candidate introduces himself

LETTER: New NDP MP Candidate introduces himself

I was recently honoured to be chosen as the NDP candidate in the new federal riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  I thank all who took part in the nomination election process.  I especially thank and congratulate my fellow candidate, Margaret Maximenko, and her team, for a tremendous campaign—a campaign that added hundreds of people to an already healthy riding membership.  I also thank the many people who worked hard on my nomination campaign—your help is truly appreciated.  I appreciate the guidance of Alex Atamanenko, who has ably served much of this r

COMMENT: City of Trail offers strongly-worded response to criticism

COMMENT: City of Trail offers strongly-worded response to criticism

The City is responding to Mr. Norm Gabana’s Letter to the Editor, Bridge Reports and Statements Differ, that was published in the Trail Times on Oct. 23. Mr. Gabana is the individual who initiated a petition against the City’s Loan Authorization Bylaw 2775 that was advanced to provide the City with authority to borrow up to $4.916 million to construct a pipeline/pedestrian bridge.

Provincial & National

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE ON KOOTENAY HIGHWAYS

Drivers are advised to watch out for deer and other animals on local roads and highways, particularly along Highway 3 through the Kootenays, Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, and Highway 33 between Rock Creek and Kelowna where many wildlife vehicle collisions occur.

The critical times to watch for wildlife on the roads are between 5-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. when animals are most active, light levels are changing, and traffic volumes are higher as people drive to and from work.

Remember by wearing a poppy

Remember by wearing a poppy

As Remembrance Day approaches, British Columbians and people all around the globe wear a red felt poppy as a symbol of remembrance for those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom and to show respect to our veterans.