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by Contributor on Saturday May 15 2010

The Castlegar and District Recreation Commission would like to inform the citizens of Castlegar and Areas I and J that it is presently conducting a telephone survey of randomly selected homes in the area.

The purpose of the survey is to assess current recreation services and to assist in future planning of Recreation Services in the community.

If you are selected by telephone,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 14 2010

Canada Post is standing by a decision to ship local Castlegar mail over 1,200 kilometres (round-trip) for sorting in Vancouver, even if it's only being mailed a couple of blocks. This, despite the condemnation of union representatives and political leaders.


Colleen Frick, director of communications for Canada Post, explained the move won't impact customers or jobs in the area....

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 12 2010

Community wellness can be child's play – just ask 12-year-old Kyle Kallin, who secured funding for, then organized, an event to clean up Millennium Park.

The Grade 6 student said he often enjoys time at the city's signature park.

“I like to go biking down there lots,” he said. It's nice on the walkways, but when you go down into the trees, there's lots of plastic and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 12 2010

Officials from the City of Castlegar will host a meeting at City Hall this Thursday in the hopes of finding a solution to the problem of “million-dollar alley”.


So dubbed because of the many vehicular accidents in the area, million-dollar alley refers to a stretch along Highway 22 in front of The Brick and at the Minto Road intersection.


Castlegar mayor Lawrence...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 12 2010

Issues like community risk assessment and dispute resolution took centre stage May 3 and 4, at the second meeting of the province's Industrial Taxation Steering Committee in Victoria.


Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff, who serves on the committee, said the meetings are moving forward quickly as a result of tight timelines.


“It's really a broad stroke of the brush at...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 12 2010

A public hearing this Monday, essentially forced by new provincial legislation, is providing an opportunity for city staff and council to discuss environmental goals and initiatives with residents.

The hearing, which will be held at the Community Forum at 6:30 p.m., is the result of new legislation passed at the provincial level.


“The province passed Bill 27, which requires...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 11 2010

Two exceptional Kootenay students are preparing for a summer’s adventure into learning. Cassandra de Git of Castlegar and Kamilah Carter of Crawford Bay have been accepted into the elite Shad Valley program. They will be heading east to get an educational boost and KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) is proud to sponsor these local girls and assist them with costs in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 11 2010

The City of Castlegar is once again asking residents to fill out a survey – this time, discussing climate change.


City sustainability facilitator Kristin Aasen said the survey is part of the city's Adapting to Climate Change project, upon which thecity has embarked in partnership with the Columbia Basin Trust.


“We've got information and research data from PCIC (...

by Contributor on Monday May 10 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) marks two milestones this year; a 15 year anniversary combined with a $15 million Delivery of Benefits budget. 

"It's hard to believe it has been 15 years since myself and other founding board members were present in the BC Legislature signing the CBT Act; the organization has done a lot of growing since that day," said Garry Merkel, CBT Board Chair. "Over...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 10 2010

Castlegar RCMP are investigating a theft that may welll have caught someone's attention, as it involved 18-foot, 300+pound brass rods.

"(Police) received a report of a break, enter and theft from a B.C Hydro warehouse located west of Hugh Keeleyside Dam on Broadwater Road," said Cpl. Mike Mysko. "The theft occurred sometime Friday or Saturday . Six brass rods measuring 2- 3/8 inches in...

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