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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 20 2011

If you think Castlegar city council has gone down the drain, you may be right – there’s a lot of toilet talk happening at City Hall.

 
For once, however, politics aren’t the inspiration for the bathroom humour. Actual toilets are instead.
 
This, after Monday night’s regular council meeting saw a report recommending the extension of the city’s toilet...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 20 2011

Lack of snow may have prevented last year’s City of Castlegar toboggan party from taking place …but it doesn’t appear to be an issue this year.

 
Assuming the weather holds, the toboggan party will be on Feb. 12 at Cone Hill, and it’s an event no one should miss – as many as a 1,000 people attended in 2009.
 
“There’ll be free hot dogs and hot...
by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 20 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

After a deadly weekend in the West Kootenay barely five days ago, avalanche danger in the backcountry is still a formidable aspect for those who endeavour to venture out for recreation in those parts.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre has pegged the danger of an avalanche at considerable through to...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Jan 20 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Up to 20 centimetres of snow are expected to descend on the West Kootenay region today as yet another snowfall warning has been issued by Old Man Winter.

Environment Canada is saying significant snowfall is expected — from five to 20 cm. — in the entire West Kootenay region and into the Columbia...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The  L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers finally got into the win column.

LVR rode the fine play from Devyn Parker and Jayden Roch to double the Stanley Humphries Rockers 40-20 in West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar.

“Finally, a Junior Bomber win,” said head coach Val Gibson.

Parker...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Jan 19 2011
What if a currency had caring for the community built right into its structure? What if, by design, a currency was based on generosity rather than greed?
Fed up with the current debt-sourcing model our national currency runs on and seeing a potentially large opportunity for a truly win-win-win situation in which businesses, customers and charities all come out ahead, a Nelson-...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

 A master plan for Millennium Park will soon be in the works, now that city council has unanimously voted to hire HB Lanarc Consultants conduct public consultations and develop recommendations for the park.

Council chair of the transportation and civic works committee Kevin Chernoff said Lanarc's proposal stood out among the dozen received due to its comprehensive public input element...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

 A 41-year-old Castlegar man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after assaulting his brother in August of last year.

Bruce Lajeunesse was originally charged with Aggravated Assault, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and was sentenced to 30 months. With time served (he has been held in custody since the time of the offense), Lajeunesse is...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

It's looking like Nelson RCMP will finally get the opportunity to communicate at length with witnesses to the avalanche death of Manfred Rockel, 46, of Calgary.

Rockel died while skiing at the Kokanee Glacier National Park on Jan. 16.

Nelson RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel said the location of the skiing group is so remote that it's unclear even how many people are in the group – he...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Nelson Disc Golf Society (NDGS) received some major financial support from the Nelson District Credit Union to install a proposed disc golf course (also known as Frisbee golf) in uphill Nelson.

NDGS, a group of over 40 disc golf enthusiasts/volunteers, is currently waiting for feedback regarding a November presentation they made to Nelson City Council, where they proposed to fund,...

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