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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 19 2009

Photo courtesy Carrie Voysey
Wilf Sweeney (right) of Castlegar recently established an endowment at Selkirk College in the name of his late wife, Doris Sweeney. The two have been long-time residents of Castlegar and supporters of the college. Revenue from the investment of the endowment will be put towards a yearly scholarship for a student enrolled in either the Nursing or...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 19 2009

Story courtesy Fraser Hayes

The Columbia Trail, which links the communities of Castlegar and Trail by way of Ootischenia on the east side of the Columbia River, is receiving upgrades thanks to a successful a proposal by Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails (CFPT). CFPT is a registered charitable society established to encourage the creation, maintenance and use of...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 19 2009

Hopes for a quick decision from the B.C. Supreme Court in a situation mirroring the Celgar/Castlegar tax dispute have been dashed after the presiding judge suffered a death in his family.


Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said all parties have been closely watching as the court case unfolds between the coastal community of North Cowichan and Catalyst Paper, as this case is so similar to the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 12 2009

A second meeting between the city and Celgar has taken place in the wake of Celgar's decision to withhold its taxes and, instead, file suit against the city in the B.C. Supreme Court.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff characterized the meeting, held Monday night during council's in-camera session, as positive, saying opening lines of communication is a critical step in finding some sort of middle...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 12 2009

A 9-1-1 call Friday afternoon saw Castlegar RCMP responding to an assault, and the subsequent arrest of a 35-year-old Castlegar man, according to Cpl. Deb Postnikoff.

She said the caller indicated a man had just assaulted a family member and was engaged in destroying property in the 800 block of Columbia Road.

“(When police arrived) the suspect had fled in a vehicle, which was...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 12 2009

Photo: Community Harvest Food Bank co-ordinator Deb McIntosh.

It's almost that time of year again, and the Community Harvest Food Bank is sending out a plea for donations of school supplies to help ensure local kids can make the most of their educational opportunities.

Food bank co-ordinator Deb McInotsh said that, despite Bank of Canada assurances the recession is over,...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 12 2009

Castlegar's new tagline, “Happily Ever After,” was unveiled at Monday night's regular council meeting as the latest element of the branding process the city started last year.


Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he thinks the tagline is an ideal next step in a undertaking designed to forward the city's economic development goals.


“It reflects upon the city's name (the “castle...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 12 2009

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Castlegar RCMP Const. Dirk Finkensiep and Const. Allison Barker were among many out flipping burgers at M&M Meat Shops' Third Annual Cops for Kids barbecue, held Aug 8.

Over $825 was raised for Cops for Kids this year, thanks to the generous folks around town.

Please see www.copsforkids.org for more information on donating or applying...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 11 2009

A Castlegar man was sentenced Friday, in a Nelson court, to four years in prison after pleading guilty to nine charges stemming from two dramatic altercations with local police.

Kelly Lee Gyurkovits, 39, was convicted of breach of probation, assault causing bodily harm, escaping lawful custody, flight (from police pursuit), theft (of a police car) ... a total of nine charges, reduced...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Aug 07 2009

A Castlegar man is slated for sentencing in Nelson court today in connection with charges ranging from assault of a police officer to break-and-enter after two dramatic incidents, one this year and one last year.

Kelly Gyurkovits, 38, faces multiple charges that also include escaping lawful custody, breach of probation and theft of a police car.

The first set of charges is related...

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