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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 19 2010

 While everyone is commenting on the bizarre happenings in provincial politics of late, it's worth noting that Castlegarians can find ample weirdness in their own backyards – literally.

Police were called to the Woodland Park Housing Co-op this morning to investigate what appears to be an effort to bait bears or other animals.
Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff...
by Castlegar Source on Friday Nov 19 2010

 Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy released the following statement concerning her position on the opposition caucus executive.

I have resigned my position as Whip for the Opposition caucus. Caucus was informed of my decision today.

The position of Whip is elected by caucus members and it...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

City council, at its regular meeting Monday night, voted to pay $4,350 for inclusion in a SnowSeekers promotion designed to funnel ski tourists for Rd Mountain and White Mountain through the Castlegar's regional aiport.

"The West Kootenay Regional Airport would be promoted as 'the' airport access the two ski hills," said airport manager Gerry Rempel in his report to council. "As...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

Polce have released the name of an 81-year-old man who succumbed to his injuries in hospital after a head-on collision near Fairview Monday.

Frederick William Pearce, of Trail, died from injuries sustained when the vehicle in which he was a passenger crossed the centre line of Highway 22 and hit a truck head-on.

The driver and one other passenger of the vehicle remain in hospital...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 18 2010

 An 18-year-old Castlegar man has been convicted in the courts of Possession of Child Pornography (this case is not related to the case heard in court yesterday, involving a 24-year-old local man's activities on Facebook).

The 18-year-old received a sentence of 14 days in jail, along with three years of probation. He also received court mandated counselling and is subject to numerous...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

 A court appearance today has not led police to desist with an ongoing investigation into the activities of a 24-year-old Castlegar man accused of several sex-related offenses.

The male was originally charged in early September, with two counts of sexual interference, two counts of sexual assault, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of a prohibited...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

An 81-year-old local man has succumbed to injuries he sustained during a car crash Monday that sent seven people to hospital.

The man was a passenger in the first vehicle, which strayed across the centre line and hit an oncoming truck head on. The driver and other passenger of that first car remain in hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the truck, and the driver and two...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College forward Travis Herlein has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 14th, the league announced Monday.

Herlein was Selkirk's top performer during a two-game Interior road swing that saw them come close to collecting points against BCIHL powerhouses Thompson Rivers and Okanagan.
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

 Seven people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after a head-on collision on Highway 22 near Fairview.

Police say a vehicle travelling southbound on the highway crossed the centre line and struck an on-coming northbound truck head-on.
“A third vehicle, also northbound behind the truck, was unable to avoid the collision and clipped one of the...
by Anonymous on Monday Nov 15 2010

New figures show an estimated 917 have died and 14,000 more infected with cholera in Haiti's present outbreak. However, it is suspected that many deaths in mountainous regions far from hospitals are going unreported.


Clinics are rapidly filling up and many deaths are being reported. "The trend is extremely, extremely alarming. We have not reached a peak yet, but it could arrive...


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