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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...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

The West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar could end up grounded by mid-June after Air Canada Jazz flight attendants and pilots voted in favour of strike action, citing seven years of deep cuts to pay and benefits.

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said it could be a terrible blow to the local airport, should the strike (which could begin as soon as June 13) become a reality...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 02 2010

Construction on a new Highway 3A westbound passing lane
continues to move forward under a plan to improve mobility and reduce
collisions along this section of the corridor, Transportation and
Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond announced last week.

"This project will make a heavily travelled east-west section of the
highway much safer for commuters and motorists in...

by Contributor on Monday May 31 2010

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life in Greater Trail proved to be a tremendous success, raising more than $90,000 to fight cancer.  The annual fundraiser took place on Saturday, May 29 where participants came together to celebrate the lives of those who have overcome cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against the disease.


by Mona Mattei on Sunday May 30 2010

If the fun that the students from the participating elementary schools had is anyway to judge success, then the Solar Days event organized by the Grand Forks Solar Committee was a winner. From the trade show featuring information from different companies about solar equipment to the miniature solar car races the day’s events were well attended last Friday, May 28. Organizer Paul Pinard had...

by Wikinews on Thursday May 27 2010

 800 miles of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System were closed down following a spill of thousands of barrels of crude oil south of Fairbanks, Alaska. A power failure following a routine fire-command system test caused relief valves to open and crude oil overflowed near the Fort Greely pump station 9. The valves opening allowed a pressure release for the system and oil flowed on a pad to a tank...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 26 2010

Rainy weather seems to have dampened some of the less-savoury spirits in Castlegar as local police and fire fighters are reporting an unusually uneventful May long weekend.

Fire chief Gerry Rempel said that, beyond a small brush fire and a false alarm or two, it was a great weekend to get local firetrucks and equipment polished to a sheen.

“There really wasn't much going on,” he...


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