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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 16 2009

Celgar manager Al Hitzroth shared some of his company's perspectives today regarding a tax dispute between Celgar and the City of Castlegar, discussing a conflict that has been gaining widespread media attention since it began in July.

The issue had arisen months before that, in fact, when Celgar demanded a 50-per-cent tax cut in December 2008, but took centre stage when Celgar, in July...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 16 2009

Recreation officials met last night to discuss the future of the Castlegar Complex, but city councillor Russ Hearne stressed the conversations are still just at the preliminary stages.

“The Complex was just assessed and rated as a remarkably-well-maintained structure,” he said. “But there's a long wish-list of amenities and improvements people would like to see added to the facility....

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 16 2009

Photo courtesy CBT: Participants gets hands-on during an outdoor session at CURRENTS.

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has awarded $1,800 to three youth-led, community-based projects as an outcome of its first annual CURRENTS Youth Water Forum, which took place in Golden, Sept. 25 to 27.

"CBT recognizes the importance of actively engaging youth in water issues and one way we...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 16 2009

The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

On Dec. 11, the province released a call for interest on BC Bid to explore sponsorship opportunities to support a contest to develop software applications targeting climate action and youth.

The contest will encourage web developers to design fun, dynamic and innovative software applications for the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 15 2009

The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

 

Environment Minister Barry Penner is asking British  Columbians for their input on whether additional restrictions should be  placed on the use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes.

"It just makes sense to limit pesticide use to what is actually  required to accomplish a particular task, which...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

It appears the Grinch is at work in Castlegar, marring the holiday season with ill-considered “pranks” that could ultimately cost people their lives.


Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said there have been at least five known incidences of suspects throwing rocks and/or chunks of wood at passing vehicles along the 800 block of Columbia Avenue, in front of the forestry building....

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

It appears the Grinch is at work in Castlegar, marring the holiday season with ill-considered “pranks” that could ultimately cost people their lives.


Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said there have been at least five known incidences of suspects throwing rocks and/or chunks of wood at passing vehicles along the 800 block of Columbia Avenue, in front of the forestry building....

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

Photo by Kyra Hoggan: Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff unveils his own eight-foot Inukshuk sculpture at Winterfest last Friday, in hopes of inspiring locals to get creative in commemorating Olympic torch event this January.

The City of Castlegar is challenging all residents to show their stuff by submitting home-made Inukshuks of any size or material to compete for three top...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

A request, by the City of Castlegar, for the B.C. Supreme Court to expedite the case filed against the city by Celgar for “unreasonable” tax rates has been refused.


Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he found out in a meeting Monday that Celgar said “no” to a January court date and, since Celgar's approval was required, city hopes for a January court appearance have been...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

Winterfest 2009 drew more than 600 people to Castlegar's Spirit Square last Friday for the Parade of Lights, visits with Santa, storytime at City Hall and more.

Click here to see event photos taken by Trish Chernoff and Kyra Hoggan at the region's signature outdoor holiday event.

Kids sang Christmas tunes karaoke style, local...

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