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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 08 2010

Springtime has arrived in the Kootenays, and the warm weather has brought with it some welcome return visitors – the hummingbirds.  If you are interested in feeding and attracting hummingbirds to your yard, the following information compiled by the local Hummingbird Monitoring Network will help you achieve that goal.

Hummingbirds feed on flower...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 07 2010

A Castlegar high school student will be in court July 21 facing charges relating to the possession of child pornography.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said police are not releasing the name of the 18-year-old male at this time, as the investigation is still under way, but says there's no cause for local parents to panic.

“The pictures appear to have been...

by Wikinews on Monday Jun 07 2010

 A large object, possibly an asteroid or a meteor, hit the planet Jupiter Thursday, resulting in a large fireball. The fireball was seen on June 3 at 2031 UTC by two independent amateur astronomers, Christopher Go in the Philippines and Anthony Wesley in Australia. Wesley, who posted the news onto an ...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Jun 04 2010

The Castlegar RCMP are investigating three mischief related incidents that occurred over the past two weeks. The culprit(s) have removed various newspapers from local dispensers and dumped them off of the Highway 3 overpass and Kinnaird overpass. This type of act also poses traffic hazards to motorists and pedestrians utilizing the roadway when items are being thrown off the overpasses. The...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 03 2010

Selkirk College’s School of Renewable Resources in Castlegar recently hosted three exchange students from the Universidad Tecnologica de Tulancingo (Tulancingo Technical College) in Mexico.

The students, Oswaldo Aviles, Victor Valderrama and Salvador Gonzalez, arrived in Castlegar on May 9 for three weeks to learn about renewable energy, to improve their English and to experience...

by ProPublica on Thursday Jun 03 2010

by Joaquin Sapien

A leading East Coast homebuilder learned four years ago that the Chinese-manufactured drywall it had installed in several Florida homes was emitting foul odors, according to documents obtained by ProPublica and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The company, WCI Communities, was so concerned that it started planning to tear out the material and rebuild the houses. But...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 03 2010

Photo: artist's rendering of the proposed new gaming centre, courtesy the City of Castlegar.

The more-than-$6.5-million gaming centre project slated for Castlegar will finally see ground-breaking this month, with a new stakeholder on board.

According to Terrim Properties' Terry Segarty, the project has been stalled out for more than a year due to financing issues.

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

It's going to be a crazy busy weekend for Castlegar as Sunfest plans take the city by storm.

Several local groups are hosting events in conjunction with Sunfest, such as the West Kootenay Camera Club's exhibition at the Kootenay Art Gallery, or the Castlegar Skateboard Society's skateboard jam this Sunday at the city skate park... and that's not to mention the sound-off...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

Photo courtesy Kevin Chernoff: Many local passers-by, including city councillor Kevin Chernoff and mayor Lawrence Chernoff, stopped to help clean up thousands of newspapers strewn along Columbia Avenue last Saturday morning.

Vandals who created a stunning mess on Columbia Avenue Saturday may have unwittingly created a local community-building exercise in the process.


by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

A meeting last week between BC Transit, the City of Castlegar and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) may see major changes to area transportation, according to Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff.

Chernoff said the meeting was to discuss new plans created by BC Transit in response to public input.

“BC Transit has looked at school, college and mill...


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