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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff is less-than-pleased with B.C. Hydro's decision to permanently close the Hugh Keenleyside Dam road to the public on Sept. 14.

Chernoff said he understood a meeting scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Sandman Hotel was to garner stakeholder input before making a final decision – and he's disappointed to hear B.C. Hydro only intends to offer an...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

The year-old St. Bernard, Bruno, who caused so much strife for Castlegar RCMP by trapping himself in a dumpster on garbage day is home and happy, according to his human, Cayle Grandy.

Grandy said Bruno has a fenced back yard where there are places he can sneak out if he's feeling particularly ambitious – but with a dog this size, it couldn't have been easy.

“I guess you...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

This article was submitted courtesy the Interior Health Authority

The presence of West Nile virus has been detected in B.C. for the first time ever, the province announced this week.

A mosquito pool sample collected from the south Okanagan tested positive for
the virus at the Provincial Health Services Authority Laboratories at the B.C.
Centre for Disease Control...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

Monday morning saw police managing an unusual situation after a huge St. Bernard dog became trapped in a dumpster – with the garbage collectors en route.

Castlegar RCMP Const. Sherry Karn said the call came in around 7 a.m. from staff at the Kootenay Market, who were concerned about the dog unwittingly ending up in a landfill. She said it appeared the dog had climbed up into the...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

Police are requesting public assistance after a brazen car theft.

“On Aug. 24 at roughly 5:20 p.m, police responded to the Toyota Dealership in regards to a vehicle that was stolen in broad daylight off of their lot,” said Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.

“The vehicle was in the process of getting washed before the day's end (and was briefly left unattended) when...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

Despite speculation to the contrary, recreation services in the city will not be cut back to address a $375,000 budget shortfall.

When Celgar declined to pay its $3.6 million tax bill, the City of Castlegar, in turn, told the RDCK (Regional District of Central Kootenay) that it would not be remitting the regional district's portion of Celgar's taxes, amounting to $375,000, either...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 25 2009

Blueberry Creek Community School (BCCS) is embracing the start of the school year with a new brand and an invitation to families in the Castlegar and Trail area to join them in an Open House on Sept. 10.

“BCCS has been part of this community since 1916, but it’s only been since last year that we’ve been a designated community hub where early childhood development, child care and family...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 25 2009

A Grand Forks woman has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 12-year-old John Fulton – but work continues as police deal with an ongoing investigation and the aftermath of tragedy.

According to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, “Investigators will continue on with a wide gamut of tasks requiring completion ... (including) the processing of the physical evidence...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 25 2009

Photo: Kristin Diaz, manager of Paws for a Cause, with Buddy, an overweight dog available for adoption at the B.C. SPCA’s Vancouver shelter. Buddy’s former owners allowed him to tip the scales at 134 pounds, but he’s now on a weight-loss plan that includes low-impact exercise like walking.

“Does this ID collar make me look fat?”

If your dog could talk, that’s...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 19 2009

New light should soon be shed on the murder investigation of a 12-year-old Grand Forks boy, John David Fulton, as the detention deadline looms for a woman arrested in connection with the case.

At roughly 4 p.m. today (Wednesday), 42 -year-old Kimberly Ruth Noyes will have to be either released or brought before a justice and charges laid, with the information sworn before the court,...


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