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Interfor to invest $50 mill in Castlegar facility

Interfor to invest $50 mill in Castlegar facility

Interfor has announced it will be making a $50-million investment in its Castlegar facility, according to a Nov. 6 press release which also said the project will convert the Castlegar mill to a two-line operation with state-of-the-art technology and optimization.

Frog wins People's Choice at Sculpturewalk Gala

Frog wins People's Choice at Sculpturewalk Gala

“Northern Leopard Frog” by local Krestova artists Kevin Kratz and James Karthein, won big at the 2014 Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards, taking home both the coveted People’s Choice Award and the Artistic Merit Award. This is the first time ever that a sculpture has won in both categories, and the second time that Kratz & Karthein have won the People’s Choice Award (“Patient Hunter”, their steel heron, took home the prize in 2012).  

The full Awards List is as follows:

People’s Choice Awards:

Good turn out in Castlegar and Trail for early polls

Good turn out in Castlegar and Trail for early polls

Advanced polling numbers in both Trail and Castlegar indicate a better turn out than either city has seen in previous years.

Castlegar’s advanced polling was held on Nov. 4 and 5, and city manager John Malcolm says 389 people showed up to cast an early ballot, as compared to 216 in the byelection in September of 2013. Malcolm said this may be attributed to the fact that people no longer need a valid reason or justification for voting early.

Saints march in four-point weekend

The Selkirk College Saints have been busy on and off the ice lately. While putting together a four-game home winning streak, players have managed to take time to get involved in the community in a number of ways. Last week the Saints took on the local Special Olympics crew in a game of floor hockey.

After an impressive home weekend where they took four points against rival Simon Fraser University, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team is heading west looking to build on a four game winning streak.

After a slow start to the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, the two-time defending champions have made a statement over the last few weeks that they will be in the mix for a third straight title.

Relentless Rebels on three-game winning streak

Relentless Rebels on three-game winning streak

The Castlegar Rebels were on the road this past weekend with games in Sicamous on Friday night and Chase on Saturday.  

Fatal car crash in Rossland

Fatal car crash in Rossland

Police are saying alcohol and seat belts may be factors in a fata crash in Rossland yesterday, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

"On Nov. 11,  at (6:53 p.m.), police were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle accident in Rossland," he said. "When emergency services and police arrived, they found pickup truck had rolled down a steep embankment by Hwy 3B and theCentennial Trail.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: A new (for me) and very personal take on Remembrance

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: A new (for me) and very personal take on Remembrance

It’s Remembrance Day.

For me, that’s always been a sad, solemn day.

But this year, everything has changed, for me, as I have this year lost people who completely deserve wreaths at the Cenotaph in their honour. Before this year, I remembered ideas, not real people.

This year, I’m remembering people I knew and loved.

Introducing school trustee candidate Teri Ferworn

Introducing school trustee candidate Teri Ferworn

Thank you to Kyra Hoggan and the Castlegar Source for inviting me to voice my opinions and views regarding the upcoming election for School Trustee for SD#20.

I have lived in the Castlegar area for over 40 years.  My husband, Cliff, and I have successfully raised three wonderful children who attended local schools.  We also have five gifted grandchildren, two of whom attend local schools.

Introducing school trustee candidate Peter Moll

Introducing school trustee candidate Peter Moll

My name is Peter Moll and I am a candidate for School trustee for District 20. I appreciate the opportunity provided by the Castlegar Source to share my priorities and reasons for running.

I will be committed to the district providing a quality educational experience to every student.

LETTER: Union should be applauded for election involvement

LETTER: Union should be applauded for election involvement

Nov 6, 2014

Editor,

The men and women who work for the city of Castlegar and are members of CUPE 2262 have patiently waited for a resolution to their collective bargaining for many months.  They have been forced to take strike action for the first time in 60 years but before doing so, their union tried to appeal to the candidates for city council to end the impasse at the bargaining table.  Now they are being criticized by City Administration for participating in the democratic process of pre-election meetings and airing their concerns in public rather than being squeezed into silence by “process”.   A process that has left members without a collective agreement for more than a year is not an effective process nor is it respectful to the people who make sure all the public services of the city are well tended.    

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