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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 ”...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

Never mind wine tasting – the City of Castlegar is getting ready to soak the competition in an interntaion water tasting competition this year.


Council heard, at its regular meeting Monday night, that the city will be entering the Berkley Springs Water Tasting Competition, held each year in West Virginia and featuring entries from around the globe.


“There are different...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

The City of Castlegar and the City of Burnaby are submitting late resolutions to be debated at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) annual convention next week, in an attempt to deal with the fall-out of major industries refusing to pay their municipal tax bills.


Castlegar is facing this problem with its single largest ratepayer, Celgar (representing more than 40 per cent of the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 23 2009

The unique partnership of the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Kootenay/Boundary and East Kootenay, along with Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), are gearing up to take the “Welcome to Kootenay Country” display to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Conference (UBCM) taking place in Vancouver at the end of September.

This exhibit was...

by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Since Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals have promised to bring down the government at the first opportunity available, it is possible that we will be seeing an election as early as this Friday, but if you’re like me, then you are probably tormented from election exhaustion and would rather they figured out a way to work together and let us get on with our lives.

Yet even with a new...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Photo: Edie Dunn teeing off at the infamous “Lawrence Welk Hole of Bubbles”


The first annual Hospice Golf Tournament scored a hole-in-one Sunday at Little Bear, with more than 50 people attending and more than $4,500 raised to support Castlegar and District Hospice Society.


Event organizer, and society executive director, Suzanne Lehbauer said she's delighted...

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