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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2010
The five public post-secondary institutions providing education and training to British Columbia’s Southern Interior are joining forces to collaborate on new training opportunities and services.

Leaders from the College of the Rockies, Selkirk College, Okanagan College, University of British Columbia Okanagan and Thompson Rivers University recently signed a Memorandum of...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 27 2010

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is publicly calling for province-wide tax reform in response to a range of issues facing B.C. municipalities, including Castlegar.

Chernoff said the systems by which taxes are collected and distributed were created based on obsolete criteria - what made sense decades, or even centuries, ago does not serve the modern province's needs.

Addressing...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 27 2010

Castlegar police, while encouraging Olympic enthusiasm, are cautioning residents against overdoing it.


RCMP Cpl. Mike Mysko, in charge of the city's new Crime Reduction Unit, had an illustrative example of what not to do while celebrating the Olympic spirit.


“(On the evening of Jan. 21), I was working one of our very first evening shifts in the crime reduction...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2010

Photo courtesy DDC: Netta Zeberoff looks over the mounds that still have remnants of last year’s harvest.

There is one thing in common with all species on Mother Earth – and that is food. People need good land to grow food in abundance – and thankfully there are those willing to share their piece of earth that would otherwise lay fallow.

Now is the time to think about...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2010

The five public post-secondary institutions providing education and training to B.C. Southern Interior are joining forces to collaborate on new training opportunities and services.

Leaders from the College of the Rockies, Selkirk College, Okanagan College, University of B.C. Okanagan and Thompson Rivers University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that links the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 27 2010

The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

As B.C. prepares to welcome the world to the 2010 Winter Games, the B.C. Government, Better Business Bureau and Consumer Protection BC are reminding both International visitors and Canadian residents to be careful and do their homework before booking vacation rentals.

Online classified advertisements...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2010

Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid joined Kootenay-Columbia board of education chair Gordon Smith, parents, caregivers and district staff today at the official opening of the StrongStart BC early learning centre at Robson Community school.

"This new StrongStart BC centre in Robson will mean that more children and families can receive support as they build the early literacy skills...

by Andrew Zwicker on Friday Jan 22 2010

Authorities still trying to determine why a local man died while skiing at Red Mountain Friday.

Castlegar's Gordon Earnest Reeve, 65, was up on the hill skiing with friends in the Paradise area. While coming down through the trees in the “Inagadadavida” trees alongside Southern Belle, he became separated from his group. His friends waited at the bottom of the Paradise Chair for him to...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 20 2010

How clever and creative must a group of children be, to figure out a way to get their principal dancing Swan Lake in a tutu while contributing to the Haiti relief fund at the same time?


One need look no further than the altruistic young minds at Twin Rivers Elementary to see this sort of thinking at work ... they've devised a fundraising plan that may prove hair-raising as well,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 20 2010

The limelight at city council's first meeting of 2010 was focussed, not on city issues, but on the School District 20 (SD 20) instead.


The SD 20 board has been seeking public input on its plans to cope with an anticipated $4-million budget shortfall, due to declining enrolment, in its document Planning for the Future.


City council members came under fire...

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