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by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

On Sept. 8,  at 1:45 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the victim...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

On September 8, 2009 at 1:45 p.m., Trail & Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.

Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the previous hour or so. A passing motorist observed the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2009

As Castlegar and District Community Services Society’s annual general meeting date of Sep. 23 approaches, Castlegar may be facing cuts to some of the valued government funded services the society provides.

“The future of some of our services to children, families and individuals who are facing their own tough times is uncertain,” said board chair Roberta Hamilton. “There are indications...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 08 2009

Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) leading-edge initiative, Communities Adapting to Climate Change, is wrapping up Phase 1 with two communities in the Columbia Basin now equipped with action plans on how to adapt to impacts of climate change at a local level.

"After months of community and scientific input, the first two communities to participate in CBT's Communities Adapting to Climate ...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 05 2009

In case you think working a police beat is routine:

On Aug. 28 at about 12:50 a.m., “Castlegar RCMP were requested to assist Emergency Health Services with dealing with an intoxicated male who required medical attention,” said Cpl. Mike Mysko.

“Upon police arrival, one of the ambulance attendants indicated that a female had attempted to steal their ambulance.

“The 37-year-...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 04 2009

A five-year-old Rossland boy has been hospitalized, treated and released after a cougar attack in Stevens Country, Wa., yesterday

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), issued a press release saying the child was attacked and injured while hiking with his family on the Abercrombie Mountain Trail, along Silver Creek in the Colville National Forest east of Northport.

“His...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

On Oct. 14, CBT (Columbia Basin Trust) will host a free one-day session aimed at providing local governments and community supporters with the latest information on scientific projections, local impacts, and examples of how communities can start preparing for opportunities and risks associated with climate change.

The workshop will take place at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

It may be time for the City of Castlegar to pay the piper, as meetings with the Minister of Community and Rural Development, Bill Bennett, seem to indicate that a letter will soon be forthcoming directing the city to pay a $375,000 requisition to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).


The issue arose when the local pulp mill, Celgar, declined to pay its $3.6-million...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

Photo: Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff and city manager John Malcolm returned yesterday from a trip to Victoria to meet with provincial authorities regarding the current taxation conflict between the city and its single largest taxpayer, Celgar.

Malcolm said the city scheduled the day of meetings to be sure no stone was left unturned in...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

Photo: NDP MP Alex Atamanenko

Local NDP MP Alex Atamanenko said, in an interview today, that while he can't predict the future, a federal election this fall appears likely.

“It sounds as if there's a strong possibility,” he said. “It also appears that nobody wants an election ... but, on the other hand, if we have to go to the polls, it's my hope that people will take the...

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