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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 It's a busy summer for business in Castlegar, as a major movie-rental store closes its doors and three new facilities are slated for ground-breaking in the next month.

The Movie Gallery in the Safeway Plaza on Columbia Avenue is one of 181 stores being closed across Canada due to credit issues now facing the U.S. parent company. Castlegar's Movie Gallery has already stopped renting...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Castlegar's the worst in the Kootenays and the fourth-worst out of 160 B.C. municipalities in terms of the tax burden placed on businesses as compared to residential taxes.

This, according to a June 15 report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which indicates only the communities of North Saanich, Revelstoke and Tumbler Ridge showed a greater gap between what...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Castlegar youth have spoken ... and they have been heard.

City director of transportation and public works Chris Barlow said the idea of recycling bins in strategic places throughout the Castlegar as been resurrected due, at least in part, to local youth input.
“We were looking at it some time ago, but that's when the city put a freeze on capital spending due...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

Photo by Michael Farnsworth: camera mounted on osprey nest shows live-streaming images of the hatching, feeding and daily life of a pair of osprey and their eggs

Visit this summer for a rare opportunity to see into the...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Castlegar Youth Employment Services is at it again, offering free First Aid and Food Safe certifications on July 17 and 18, for youth between 15 and 30 years of age.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this service to local youth," says Kristel Tymchen, program coordinator. "It can be such a difficult cycle when you are applying for jobs, but the jobs require specific training and...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 21 2010

The body of a missing 19-year-old Castlegar man, Zachary Larsen, was recovered from the Columbia River today.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said a passerby walking along the riverbank spotted the body in the river between the Robson and Kinnaird bridges.

She said a forensic examination will be conducted, but until the results are available, it's impossible to say whether foul...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 18 2010

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is making a gradual return to work after she donated a kidney and her husband Ed underwent a successful kidney transplant. The couple participated in a Canada-wide ‘domino’ kidney transplant that involved six people. Ms. Conroy volunteered to donate a kidney to her husband, but was not a compatible donor for him, so instead donated to another matched recipient...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 17 2010

 Castlegar RCMP detatchment commander Sgt. Laurel Mathew said she's received some feedback indicating a public perception that police have given up on the search for 19-year-old Zach Larsen, who disappeared June 6.

She said nothing could be further from the truth.
“It varies, but as many as five officers at a time are working this full-time. Every lead that we...
by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 17 2010

 The family of missing 19-year-old Castlegar man Zachary Larsen has posted a $10,000 award for any information leading to the young man's safe return.

Larsen was last seen at around 3 a.m. on June 6. There was a possible later sighting at 5 a.m. in the city's downtown core, but police have been unable to confirm the person seen was, indeed, Larsen.
A Facebook...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 16 2010

Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday for a 29-year-old Castlegar man who died in a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning.

Josh Evin, professional skateboarder and owner of Black Russian Skate Shop on Columbia Avenue, died last weekend when his motorcyle struck a guard rail and threw him into the Kootenay Canal, where he drowned.

Services will be held at the Brilliant...


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