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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 17 2014

I’ve been in a total funk for the past few weeks – all the negativity and rage surrounding the current city strike have been so disheartening and demoralizing. I keep thinking, What about after the strike? We’re all going to have to go back to working together, shopping in each other’s stores, attending our children’s hockey games together.

by City of Castlegar on Friday Dec 12 2014

The City wishes to advise Castlegar residents that City facilities remain open and City non-union staff will endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors during the current labour strike. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.

What’s Going On?

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Wednesday Dec 03 2014

Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior, and Linda Worley, RDKB Area B Director, witnessed firsthand area residents’ dissatisfaction with CP’s response to their ongoing concerns with the recent addition of night trains on the local Castlegar to Trail run. In September, CP Rail implemented the decision to redeploy locomotives late at night for reasons of “increased efficiency”.

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 27 2014


This is a call for calm. And a call for respect.  Your city workers are on a legal strike – for the first time in 60 years. That’s a long relationship and one that needs to be protected and respected.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

I’d like to thank the residents of Castlegar for your patience and understanding during the labour strike by our unionized CUPE city employees.

We are now in snow season and our management staff are working around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe. We appreciate that residents and businesses are helping to keep adjacent sidewalks clear for public safety.

by antoinette on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

Nov 25., 2014

Dear Mayor Chernoff and Council,

This Open Letter proposes a human-to-human way to break the labour dispute impasse that -- to put it mildly -- is negatively affecting all our citizens in a number of ways, and not just in practical terms.

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

I believe that true faith, no matter the stripe, is the most beautiful, miraculous thing a person can be given. And I believe it comes through questioning and soul-searching and observation.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health.

   Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.           

   However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers.

by Contributor on Saturday Nov 22 2014

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Ed. Note: This is a press release issued by CUPE via Marketwire: