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by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 15 2010

 Students are flying high as Selkirk College enters its third year as a member of Aeroplan’s Charitable Pooling Program.

The program, designed to allow charities to raise miles for fundraising purposes, will play a key role during the live auction at this year’s Selkirk College Gala—an event that is held annually to raise money and support students through awards, projects and field...
by Wikinews on Wednesday Sep 15 2010

 Christine O'Donnell has defeated Mike Castle in the 2010 Delaware Republican senate primary, CNN and the Associated Press have announced. With 325 of 325 precincts counted, O'Donnell, who has received the endorsement of the Tea Party movement, led Representative Castle by 30561 votes to 27021, 53.1% to 46.9%.

The Republican O'Donnell will likely face Democrat Christopher A. Coons in a ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 14 2010

 Kristopher Ede from Invermere takes the prize for the SCRATCH Writing Challenge Readers’ Choice Award.


 
The 18-year-old won this portion of the creative writing challenge, put on by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), with his short story “the girl with the plastic pirate hat and the boy who loved her so.”

 
Ede’s story earned 29 per cent of...
by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 14 2010

Police say that a bank robbery (an after-hours ATM) at the Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar is likely related to two other, similar offences in the region. In the Castlegar scenario, on Sept. 10, the ATM was broken into and the contents removed. 

At approximately 1:25 a.m. on  Sept.14, a report of an alarm was received from a financial institution in Slocan Park.  Slocan Lake...
by Andrew Zwicker on Monday Sep 13 2010

If you go in the woods today, you may be in for a big surprise. Bears in and around Rossland are certainly nothing new, but this past Tuesday one Rossland resident got more than she bargained for.

While hiking near the upper reaches of the Red Head trail on the south side of Red Mountain, a woman and her dog encountered a black bear near Poochies Cabin. The bear...
by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Sep 13 2010

A senior who went missing from his campsite at Texas Creek in Christina Lake, B.C. on Friday was found late in the day safe, but thirsty. Grand Forks RCMP detachment was contacted as family members became concerned when he did not return from a short hike. 

The 65-year-old man from Ontario left the campground at 7:00 a.m., Sept. 10 and was reported missing after 1:00 p.m when he failed...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 12 2010

With FortisBC as a partner, Roxul Inc. recently upgraded its Grand Forks manufacturing plant with new energy efficient equipment, saving thousands of dollars in electricity costs annually.

“The cost to operate compressors is significant and represents one of the highest electrical costs in our operations. By installing this new technology, we’ll save a significant amount of money on our...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 08 2010

 Never mind the streetcar named desire – in Castlegar, the powers-that-be are desiring street lights instead, so much so that they're investing a quarter of a million dollars to get them.

 
City director of transportation and civic works, Chris Barlow, said the more-than 900 new street lights will pay for themselves within six-and-a-half years, as a result of the...
by Vi Kalesnikoff on Wednesday Sep 08 2010

 

There were more than 124 cases heard in Castlegar court over the summer (the months of July and August), involving at least 21 females and 103 males.
 
There were 29 assault charges: 14 common assault, two assault causing bodily harm, one charge upgraded to attempted murder, five sexual assault, eight charges of assault with a weapon, and one charge of assault...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 08 2010

 BC Hydro is inviting the Castlegar public to an information meeting on Sept. 14, during which they'll provide an update on the spillway gate upgrade project and the fall maintenance schedule for the Hugh Keenleyside Dam.

“Information presented will include the project schedules, timelines and anticipated temporary construction-related road closures,” said stakeholder engagement...

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