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RDCK responds: "family" in-fighting par for the course

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RDCK responds: "family" in-fighting par for the course

Photo: RDCK board chair Gary Wright

Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board chair Gary Wright spoke to The Source tonight, clarifying some of the positions the regional district has recently taken regarding Celgar's failure to pay its municipal tax bill and Castlegar's subsequent non-payment of Celgar's portion of the regional requisition ($375,000).

Castlegar contributes to coalition

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Castlegar city council threw its support behind the Highway 3 improvement coalition by promising 30 cents per capita ($2,178) per year to help lobby for improvements along the Highway 3 corridor.


Funds received will be used to assist in lobby efforts, as well as to hire a part-time administrative assistant to “coordinate paperwork, arrange meetings and disseminate information”.

City to pay $375,000 RDCK tab

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City to pay $375,000 RDCK tab

The City of Castlegar will now be paying the contentious $375,000 regional requisition that the city had declined to pay to the RDCK last month.


At its regular meeting Tuesday night, council voted to pay the bill rather than see potential service cuts and/or staff layoffs at the Castlegar Complex.

City presents new senior staff member

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City presents new senior staff member

Photo: Chris Barlow, incoming director of Transportation and Civic Works for the City of Castlegar

The City of Castlegar has a new senior staff member to introduce after former director of Transportation and Civic Works Chris Cochran resigned his post to pursue what is presumably a 'golden' career opportunity in, well ... Golden.

Police caution parents about back-to-school road safety

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Police caution parents about back-to-school road safety

Police are reminding not just motorists, but also parents, to be wary of back-to-school traffic after a young cyclist was involved in a collision with a car at the intersection of 6 Street and 9 Avenue on Sept. 3.


Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff told The Source the cyclist failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the car, adding this is a prime example of why it's critical for parents to ensure their kids know the rules of the road before they hop on their bikes.

Woman's body found under bridge

Woman's body found under bridge

On Sept. 8,  at 1:45 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the victim climb onto the handrail of the bridge but nothing after that. There was no one else present. It is unknown whether the victim jumped deliberately or fell accidently.

Trail Woman Dies in Fall from Bridge

Trail Woman Dies in Fall from Bridge

On September 8, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., Trail & Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the victim climb onto the handrail of the bridge but nothing after that. There was no one else present. It is unknown whether the victim jumped deliberately or fell accidently.

Community services centre to suffer cuts?

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As Castlegar and District Community Services Society’s annual general meeting date of Sep. 23 approaches, Castlegar may be facing cuts to some of the valued government funded services the society provides.

“The future of some of our services to children, families and individuals who are facing their own tough times is uncertain,” said board chair Roberta Hamilton. “There are indications that part of the provincial government’s strategy for dealing with declining revenues will be to reduce funding to community social services.”

CBT Concludes Phase One of Climate Change Initiative

Elkford Photo--Kevin Shepit

Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) leading-edge initiative, Communities Adapting to Climate Change, is wrapping up Phase 1 with two communities in the Columbia Basin now equipped with action plans on how to adapt to impacts of climate change at a local level.

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