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by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 30 2009

Selkirk College, FortisBC and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program have joined forces to protect the natural habitat along the Kootenay River. In particular, the riparian (riverside) area near the oxbow at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers.

The Castlegar Campus of Selkirk College is located adjacent to this valuable habitat. Recently, the trails near the Kootenay...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 29 2009

 A three-minute video showcasing Castlegar and her residents has been officially unvieled and will air on screens at the Vancouver International Airport throughout the 2010 Olympics.

Castlegar was one of 15 B.C. communities chosen for the project, as a way to highlight the province's appealing and diverse offerings to the thousands of visitors expected in 2010.

As many as 80,000...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Sep 28 2009

Police have released the identity of a victim of a jet ski mishap on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake on Saturday.

Nelson resident Randy Geist, 41, died after falling from his jet ski.

Nelson RCMP Cpl. Michael Stefani said police received a call just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, reporting two people in distress.

“The incident reportedly occurred as the driver ......

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Sep 28 2009

Police are now releasing the name of Grand Forks man who died after a motorcycle accident near Robson Thursday afternoon.

RCMP Const. John Rennie, with West Kootenay Traffic Services, said that 48-year-old Paul Allan Tanner, “failed to negotiate the on-ramp onto Robson Access Road and collided with the no-post barriers lining the roadway. The driver ...was ejected from the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Sep 27 2009

Police are asking for public asisstance as they investigate a break-and-enter into the Brilliant Power Plant Thursday night, according to RCMP Const. Sherri Karn.

"Sometime over night betwen Sept. 24 and Sept. 25,  culprit(s) used a metal bar to pry open a locked gate and enter the secured compound," she said, explaining the only property damage immediately apparent was the gate.


by Contributor on Saturday Sep 26 2009

Parents, caregivers, children, teachers, trustees and district staff celebrated the official opening of the Province's StrongStart BC early learning centre at Blueberry Creek Community School, Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced today.

"Young children can discover the joy of learning within a fostering, supportive and fun environment," said MacDiarmid. "This centre will...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

The city is refraining from taking a page from the movie Caddyshack, despite the fact it has gopher control problems at the Castlegar Cemetery.

City councillor Kevin Chernoff said the city will, instead, be looking at humane ways to manage the rodent problem.

“What's happening is, rodents (gophers) are causings some erosion problems around headstones and that...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

Photo: city councllor Kirk Duff

The final implications of a service review, instigated several years ago by the City of Castlegar to assess joint programming undertaken with the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), are finally trickling through to the public sphere.

City council, in its regular meeting Monday night, released its in-camera decision to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

Police are reporting a marked dip in activity for last weekend, perhaps due to inclement weather that discouraged criminal shenanigans.

“We only received 41 calls for service between Friday to Sunday, which is quite low compared to previous weekends in the summer, where we've seen anywhere from 50 to 70 calls,” said Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff, adding most of this weekend's...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

Selkirk College’s next Mir Centre for Peace Lecture will feature one of the descendents of the last First Nations to live at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers—Lawney Reyes.

Reyes is the grandson of Alex Christian, otherwise known as "White Grizzly" among the Sinixt First Nations of the Kootenays. He is the author of a trilogy on First Nations history; the moving ”...


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