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Remembering Zach Larsen

Remembering Zach Larsen

 Several hundred people attended a Celebration of Life for Zach Larsen on Saturday at the Pentecostal New Life Assembly Church.

Locals protest G8 / G20 summit adding their voice to the rally for peace

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Grand Forks residents lent their voice to the collective voices of protesters across Canada on Friday as they rallied against the G8 / G20 summit being held in Toronto. Headed by the Boundary Peace Initiative (BPI), a small but vocal group gathered after their march through town at the Source on Market Ave. to share their reasons for participating in the protest and hopes for change in the world.

Break and enter sees Castlegar man sentenced; two more to be charged

Break and enter sees Castlegar man sentenced; two more to be charged

 One Castlegar man has pled guilty to break-and-enter charges and two other men will soon be facing charges in connection with a break-and-enter at Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. On Woodland Drive on June 21.

CBT seeks input on strategic priorities

CBT seeks input on strategic priorities

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is hosting the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium Shaping our Future Together: Take Action – Build Partnerships – Strengthen Communities on Oct.

RCMP: Castlegar man's death caused by drowning

RCMP: Castlegar man's death caused by drowning

Police are confirming that Zach Larsen, the 19-year-old man who went missing June 6 and was found in the Columbia River June 21, died of drowning.

"A post mortem examination ...showed that Zach's cause of death was drowning," said RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. "Investigation has not revealed any suspicion of foul play.

"The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation in hopes of learning a more definitive timeline as to when Zach entered the river, and his activities immediately prior to his death."

Peter's Day a success

Peter's Day a success

 Peter’s Day, so called in honour of Peter Verigin and his planning of the Arm’s Burning of 1895, was celebrated at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre on June 27.

In 1895, the Doukhobors in Russia burned all of their weapons in a mass pacifist demonstration, declaring that they believed in Christ’s commandment of Thou Shalt Not Kill. This included the young men in the conscripted army who also turned in their weapons and uniforms and declared their resistance to all forms of violence.

TV entertainers to delight kids at local library

TV entertainers to delight kids at local library

 Children's entertainers from the TV show Down By The Docks will be sailing into the Castlegar Public Library on July 7 at 10 a.m.


Upon dropping anchor, Leroy The Lobster and friends from Down By The Docks will take you on a Jungle Safari to explore the Amazon, African and Asian jungles. Who knows what adventures await us when sail up the Amazon, walk through Africa or drive in Asia.

This is the 10th anniversary of Down By The Docks performing at libraries for the Summer Reading Club.

MP says court ruling a major victory against GM food

MP says court ruling a major victory against GM food

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior), says no matter how you choose to spin it, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Monsanto’s genetically engineered Roundup Ready Alfalfa will remain illegal to sell or plant for quite some time. According to the ruling genetically modified alfalfa cannot be sold until a full and adequate impact assessment, subject to farmer and consumer satisfaction, has been carried out by the US Department of Agriculture.

Services scheduled for Zach Larsen

Services scheduled for Zach Larsen

 A Celebration of Life will be held for Zachary Larsen at the Pentecostal New Life Assembly Church at 602 7 Street in Castlegar this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Story pole raised in traditional way at Christina Living Arts Centre

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Every community has a story. For Christina Lake the story dates back to the times before even the First Nations story began, back to the time that only exists in the legends of the S’nixit people who lived in the area. Marilyn James, of the S’nixit nation, explained that the story of Christina Lake is still being created in the area today.
 
James participated in the raising of the story pole at the Christina Living Arts Centre last Saturday, June 19.
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