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by Contributor on Thursday Jul 29 2010

News that BC Hydro will significantly increase its reliance on imported electricity this year may come as a shock to many energy-complacent British Columbians, but not to B.C. Citizens for Green Energy (BCCGE) and its co-spokesperson David Field.

Field says BCCGE has been monitoring the electricity import issue for several months now after it became clear that low snowpack accumulation...

by Wikinews on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 The parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, today voted to outlaw bullfighting – an iconic sport in much of the country. The vote was held after animal rights activists, led by Spanish animal rights group Prou! (Spanish for "Enough!"), who claim the practice is "barbaric", collected 180,000 signatures to a petition.

Bullfighting has been outlawed in the Canary Islands ...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 It's still impaired driving if you're driving a boat.

That's a message local police are failing to get through to residents, as road stops continue to net inordinately high numbers of impaired drivers leaving local lakes, campgrounds and beaches.
This past weekend saw two impaired charges and four suspensions, while the weekend of July 11 saw six...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 Castlegar could be enjoying as much as double the transit service it has in the past as the city prepares to ink a deal with BC Transit, in concert with RDCK Areas I and J.

City CAO John Malcolm said improved services could be in place as soon as January 2011.
“BC Transit (after lengthy community consultation) put forward a plan for expansion in the Castlegar...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

A flood of community support and assistance has washed over the Community Harvest Food Bank, after manager Deb McIntosh told local media the resource was in jeopardy.

McIntosh announced last week that the food bank was seeing increased demand and only had weeks left before having to close its doors, if more donations didn't come in.
Within hours,...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

On July 26, officers from the West Kootenay Traffic Services and Castlegar RCMP executed a Search Warrant at a Suspected Marihuana Grow Operation in the 3100 Block Of Broadwater Road in Robson.

Seized from the residence was 1/4 pound of high-grade marihuana suspected to have been a product of the grow op. Also seized from the yard of the residence were 98 marihuana plants...
by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 This past weekend my wife and I had the opportunity to spend some time with friends of ours, and during the day the discussion turned to wrongful death laws in B.C.

Terry Napora (Terry Napora Law Offices) and Derek Miura (Derek Miura Law Corporation) informed me of the gross injustice families face in B.C .when a loved one is killed. While it's obvious why, as lawyers, they would be...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 28 2010

 You may think you know culture here in the Basin, but be prepared to discover something new! The Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT) is a free,self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage throughout the region Saturday and Sunday, August 14-15, 2010 from 10 am to 5 pm.

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jul 27 2010

 A Castlegar man has been arrested and charged with several offences, including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a loaded restricted firearm.

Police arrested 48-year-old Brian Fowler in the early morning hours of July 22, after following on information regarding a possible prohibited driver and male involved in the drug trade,...

by Wikinews on Saturday Jul 24 2010

 A man dressed as the Star Wars antagonist Darth Vader robbed a bank in Setauket, New York. The robber was dressed in a character themed mask and blue cape. Armed with a hand gun, the robber stole an undetermined amount of cash from the Chase bank branch.

The robber entered the bank saying that he was robbing it. Customers initially thought it was a joke and began laughing....


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