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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Mar 13 2010

Food is so often at the heart of community fundraising – barbecues, bake sales and the like – but the complex rules and regulations governing food sale may be overwhelming to those with even the best of intentions.


No stranger to fundraising herself, Castlegar Hospice executive director Suzanne Lehbauer set out to address this problem, contacting Trail-based health officer Graham...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

A car accident involving a Castlegar fire truck Friday afternoon is underlining the risks inherent in “pranks” like setting brush fires and purposely setting off alarms.


Fire chief Gerry Rempel was responding to a call regarding brush fires at 2:20 p.m., when the accident occurred on Columbia Avenue in front of the Sandman Hotel.


No one was hurt in the collision, but...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the City of Castlegar, including links to a survey allowing for in-depth public input before the the public meeting process begins.

Your City needs you.


A little melodramatic, perhaps – but true, nonetheless.


A changing economic landscape in Castlegar has made budget cuts and residential tax...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

“We have been overwhelmed with such great support,” says volunteer Kari Cobalchini.  “When this was first being brainstormed, it became something tangible that we all felt we could help with in a way to support the rebuilding efforts in Haiti after the horrible devastation caused by the earthquake. Trail and area coffee shops are hosting coffeehouse style evenings and other events to support...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

The Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce honoured seven local business Saturday night, including naming M&M Meat Shops Business of the Year, with Businessperson of theYear being awarded to Florio Vassilakakis of the Element Night Club.
The Fireside Inn was packed with more than 100 people, including city councillors Deb McIntosh and Kevin Chernoff and mayor Lawrence Chernoff, to...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

A run-away semi-truck tire caused some chaos Monday afternoon when it smashed through the parking lot of Common Grounds coffee shop on Columbia Avenue.


Castlegar RCMP Staff Sgt. Laurel Mathew said coffee shop patrons probably got a bit of a suprise at around 1:45 p.m., when a massive tire rolled off the Kinnaird overpass offramp and hit three parked cars.


“The driver...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

Police have concluded their investigation into the allegations of a sexual assault that was said to have occurred in Millennium Park during the first week of October 2009. The 30-year-old female has admitted to investigators that the allegation she made to police was in fact false. There was no sexual assault. The RCMP are pleased that the female came forth and apologized for the false claim....

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 10 2010

Members of the B.C.trucking industry, including schools that train people to become professional drivers lie Mountain Transport Institute here in Castlegar, fear that a cap on government tuition subsidies will have an impact on highway safety and contribute to driver shortages if alternative funding is not made available.

For years, the federal government has provided out-of-work...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 04 2010

The smallest city in B.C. took top honours for their water last week. Greenwood placed as the bronze winner in municipal water at the 20th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Another regional area, Beaver Falls, took home the silver, while the gold went to Hamilton, OH.

Held in the historic spa town in West Virginia, the Berkeley Springs International is the...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 04 2010

For the third weekend in a row, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for large sections of B.C. The warning includes the backcountry areas of the North Rockies and the Columbia Mountains, from Mackenzie south to the US border and east of Prince George, Kamloops and Osoyoos. Also included are the South Chilcotin Mountains, north of Pemberton. The...

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