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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 26 2012

City of Castlegar taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief, as recent extreme weather has been, by the province, designated such that it allows the city to apply for funding for flood management and reparation costs.

Overland flooding in Castlegar from June 22 to July 2 has been so designated, while an application has been submitted to see similar designation for the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 26 2012

Finally, some good news for a region beseiged by calamitous weather events - the province's Disaster Financial Assistance Program has designated overland flooding from June 3 to 12 and June 22 to July 2 as "qualifying events", meaning home owners and small business owners may qualify for between $1,000 and $300,000 in relief funding to repair uninsured damage caused by the floods. July 17/18...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jul 26 2012

On July 25, Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership was sentenced in B.C. Provincial court for depositing acutely lethal effluent into the Columbia River, and for other offences under the Environmental Management Act. The sentencing is the result of a conviction on February 16, 2012, following an eight-day trial.

Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership was...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 25 2012

The School Works Program pilot, which began its successful run in February, is being offered again this fall to Basin-based businesses and organizations.

School Works provides an $8/hour wage subsidy to encourage small businesses and non-profit, First Nation and public sector organizations in the Basin to provide part-time employment for full-time high school and post-secondary...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 23 2012

Have you developed a  new or innovative product or service?  Implemented an innovative process or system?  Turned your idea into a new venture?

Tell us all about it in your nomination for the Spirit of Innovation Awards. Join KAST in celebrating Regional Heroes of Innovation by nominating yourself, your company, or another, for a 2012 KAST Spirit of Innovation Award...

by Contributor on Friday Jul 20 2012

The following is a press release issued by the City of Castlegar:

The City of Castlegar wishes to inform the community that BC Hydro has advised the city that river levels are expected to rise by 1 to 2 feet by Sunday. City staff are closely monitoring the situation and at this point there are no life-safety issues.

If any resident needs to...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 15 2012

With recent celebrations during Canadian Environmental week, Tire Stewardship B.C. (TSBC) is proud to announce that it has reached a milestone of 60 million tires recycled in British Columbia as part of the province’s progressive environmental platform.

TSBC is the not-for-profit society that in 2007 took responsibility for B.C.’s scrap tire recycling program, first introduced by...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Jul 11 2012

It’s been just over a month since the new personal exemption limits changed at the border and it’s just one more thing putting local businesses at a disadvantage, said Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson.

“There’s no question that when you make it easier to bring goods across the line it causes concern,” said Thomson, adding that online shopping is...

by Mona Mattei on Friday Jul 06 2012

Proposed environmental and safety precautions are not enough for residents along the Granby River north of Grand Forks to believe that a granite mine, whose products are heading to China, should proceed.

“The negative impacts far outweigh the benefits to this community or to Canada,” said Dana Riester who lives near the bluff. “They’re going to wreck our roads. There will be 250 logging...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 05 2012

Police are reporting … well, not much of anything, after inclement weather washed out most of the activity normally expected during the summer’s first long weekend.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said people were out and about, and roadblocks saw a great deal of activity, but otherwise there wasn’t a ton of stuff going on.

“Between June 28 and July 2, we issued nine violation...

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