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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...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

Castlegar RCMP are reminding residents that Christmas “spirits” and cars don't mix.


Police believe alcohol was a contributing factor in a car accident that happened Dec. 8 at roughly 2:20 a.m., when a driver missed the turn-off and drove directly up a flight of outdoor stairs on 11th Avenue before crashing, said Sgt. Laurel Mathew.


“The 35-year-old male was taken to...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

Both victims of a serious car crash on Frank Beinder Way (leading into the Castlegar Selkirk College campus) Nov. 26 are recovering from serious injuries, according to police.

RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said one of the drivers suffered a fractured leg and shattered pelvis, and was taken to hospital in Vancouver, while the other suffered injuries to both ankles as well as a fractured pelvis...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Dec 09 2009

This Wednesday Teck appeared in Rossland’s provincial court to be sentenced for their spill of 800 plus kilograms of electrolyte (containing acid and lead) into the Columbia River on May 28th of this year.

While the maximum penalty for the crime was a fine of $1,000,000 or six months in jail, Teck walked away with a total fine of just under $115,000 for the offence.

Before...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 08 2009

Castlegar's most recent wave of Swine Flu (H1N1) has crested and is receding, but the pandemic isn't over yet.


The city emergency ward, according to Cheryl Whittleton, team leader for emergency and flu coordinator for IHA, is still seeing an average one or two patients a day with flu-like symptoms – which means contagion is still an issue.
 

“We're still seeing...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 08 2009

Selkirk College is one of 20 colleges and universities in BC that will share an investment of 5.2 million dollars from the provincial government towards skills training for the unemployed.

"We are very happy about the funding," said Vi Kalesnikoff, Dean of Community, Corporate and International Development. "It will give us the ability to support a number of individuals in making...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 03 2009

Castlegar police are cautioning against the kind of Good Samaritan-ship that saw an alleged jewelry thief chased down and captured yesterday.


“An RCMP member was on routine patrol in the 1900 block of Columbia Avenue, around 11 a.m. when he came across a male holding another male down on the ground,” explained Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The officer stopped to see what was going on and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Air Canada Jazz will be cancelling its weekday afternoon flights to Vancouver from the West Kootenay Regional airport in Castlegar for the month of January.


City councillor and chair of the transportation and civic works committee Russ Hearne said the cancellation is not a harbinger of worse things to come.


“It's only for the month of January – that's their lowest...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 02 2009
The tri-city bid for the 2011 B.C. Senior Games was successful, meaning Castlegar, Trail and Nelson will play host to 3,500 athletes in 29 sporting events, generating an estimated $2- to $3-million direct economic impact for the region.
 
Castlegar recreation director Jim Crockett said it's an exciting opportunity to showcase the individual communities as well as...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

The Castlegar Visitor Centre has enjoyed unprecedented traffic over the past year – and with that have come some very, ahem, interesting queries for which staff struggled to find answers ... spawning The Source's first annual edition of our Happily Ever After in Castlegar awards.

Chamber of Commerce executive director Pam McLeod said there's a file set aside...

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