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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 12 2012

Selkirk College celebrated Teck Metals Trail Operation’s contribution to the Aboriginal Gathering Place, Thursday May 31. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Communications Manager for Teck Metals Ltd., in Trail, accepted a hand crafted metal art sculpture commissioned from B.C. Aboriginal artist, Clint George, in recognition of Teck’s $50,000.00 donation in support of the completion of the Aboriginal...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 07 2012

The City of Castlegar will be spending just under $50,000 to review their development cost charges, after an unanimous vote at Monday night's regular council meeting.

Councillor and chair of council's planning and development committee, Kevin Chernoff, said the fee structure is more important than many realize.

"They are charges we assess developers and home builders associated...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 07 2012

The vision of a unified transit system covering both the Kootenay Boundary and Central Kootenay regions is a step closer to reality, according to Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff.

Chernoff is also chair of the newly-formed West Kootenay Transit Committee, which had its first meeting Wednesday.

“We met yesterday with BC Transit, and that’s when it was announced,” said Chernoff,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 07 2012

A delegation (including Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff) invited to present to WestJet near the end of this month will be one of fewer than 50 from across the entire country, according to WestJet media relations advisor Jennifer Sanford.

She said the first step in a very complicated process began back in January, when WestJet announced they wanted to launch a regional airline. 

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 07 2012

WestJet has asked representatives of the West Kootenay Regional Airport Advisory Committee to meet with airline staff later this month to discuss why WestJet should come to Castlegar (see also:

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff, Nelson...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 31 2012

Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Pam McLeod is not unaware of the irony of winning Kootenay Business Magazine's 'Influential Women in Business Award' barely a month before, herself, hosting the Chamber Business Excellence Awards - but she's good with the irony, in this case.

McLeod was presented with the award at the Kootenay I-Tech luncheon in Nelson May 23...

by Contributor on Monday May 28 2012

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the government of B.C.

Premier Christy Clark, along with Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government were joined by local families at the Vancouver Aquarium today to announce that B.C.'s Family Day will take place on the second Monday in February each year, beginning in 2013.


by Castlegar Source on Thursday May 24 2012

A smash-and-grab theft at local liquor store Wednesday morning has RCMP asking the public to come forward with any information they may have, according to Cpl. Dan Pollock.

"Castlegar RCMP received a complaint of a break-and-enter to the Castlerock Liquor Store located at 1101 4 Street," he said. "Overnight, unknown culprits threw rocks through the business windows to gain entry to the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 24 2012

City council heard, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, that Castlegar's fledgling community foundation will be taking wing in a comparatively dramatic way, thanks to a $147,000 donation from Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU).

"That donation is kind of what gave us the momentum to get started," said foundation president Dan Salekin. "It means we'll be able to have money flowing...

by Alex Atamanenko on Thursday May 24 2012

Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko added his voice today to the growing calls from his constituents demanding that the Conservative government reverse the cuts to the Community Access Program (CAP) hidden in the federal omnibus Budget Bill C-38 that will affect rural and low-income Canadians.  

“CAP used to have more service locations than Canada’s favourite doughnut shop and has...


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