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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Oct 16 2010

 I'm going to ask you to imagine something for me: you're at the Castlegar Golf Club with your (husband, father, best friend) and he has a heart attack. You know it's a heart attack because it's his second one.

The ambulance comes, and you're shocked when they turn onto the highway toward Castlegar instead of Trail, since Trail is only about 10 minutes farther away, and it's where...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 14 2010
Over 100 people from the West Boundary area have said that they are interested in potentially buying a $10,000 share in the newly formed Boundary Wood Products Inc. The company, unveiled by local government representatives last week, is trying to raise between $3 – 5 million to finance the new business.
 
Following the announcement by the West Boundary Communities of...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 The ever-popular Castlegar Hallowe'en favourite, Spooks on Zuke, will not take place for the first time in more than a decade.

The annual fundraiser for the Castlegar and District Heritage Society will not be creeping out Castlegar this year as organizers take a hiatus to improve the event.
 
“We just have nothing new to offer – and it is a fundraiser, so we...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

It was truly a weekend of Thanksgiving for local police, who are reporting a quiet, uneventful several days.

"There were a couple of vandalism incidents, but no major serious crime, which is a good thing - it's nice to see detachment cells empty after a long weekend," said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"There were quite a few fender-benders, though - people seemed to be rear...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 A Castlegar town-hall meeting is slated for tomorrow night at the Complex at 7 p.m. to discuss Interior Health's (IH's) plan to take Castlegar's ultrasound machine and move it to Trail.

This, after a closed-door meeting earlier in the day with IH regional representative Allan Sinclair and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, representatives from RDCK Areas I and J, and Dr. Waldo Yule,...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

Investigation work is ongoing into the spill of mercury into the Columbia River from Teck Trail Operations last Thursday, October 7. While not yet confirmed, it is suspected that between 12 and 15 kilograms of mercury was discharged into the river. Teck’s permitted mercury discharge levels into the river are 400 grams per day. Preliminary test results have shown, however, that water quality in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 The City of Castlegar is garnering national attention for upping the 'green' ante once again, this time by requiring mandatory bicycle parking for new business construction.

Councillor Kevin Chernoff said CBC has interviewed him regarding the new regulations, which came about while city council was reconsidering its mandatory vehicular parking bylaws. Chernoff said the city...
by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 The first Castlegar Sculpturewalk program has been an overwhelming success. Over 1,500 people have voted and a Gala Awards event is being held at the Element Bar and Grill on Oct. 16.

The purpose is to honour the artists who have graced our community with their talent and present cash awards and the selection of the People’s Choice that will be purchased by the city. The launch for the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

The Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation purchased an ultrasound unit for the Castlegar & District Hospital in 1997. Money was raised by the Castlegar community during the “Light Up” campaign. This unit was replaced by a new ultrasound machine in about 2005. It was noted that 60 per cent of the cost was funded by I.H. and 40 per cent by the Regional Hospital District.

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by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

According to Atamanenko, all they had to do at last week's meeting was vote on a motion to request a 30-day extension to complete the debate on Bill C-474 and approve...

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