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by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Oct 17 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson saw the greatest influx of new residents into the city in 10 years, according to the results of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce’s Nelson and Area New Resident Survey.

And the figures show they are young.

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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

It was truly a weekend of Thanksgiving for local police, who are reporting a quiet, uneventful several days.

"There were a couple of vandalism incidents, but no major serious crime, which is a good thing - it's nice to see detachment cells empty after a long weekend," said Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"There were quite a few fender-benders, though - people seemed to be rear...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 A Castlegar town-hall meeting is slated for tomorrow night at the Complex at 7 p.m. to discuss Interior Health's (IH's) plan to take Castlegar's ultrasound machine and move it to Trail.

This, after a closed-door meeting earlier in the day with IH regional representative Allan Sinclair and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, representatives from RDCK Areas I and J, and Dr. Waldo Yule,...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 The City of Castlegar is garnering national attention for upping the 'green' ante once again, this time by requiring mandatory bicycle parking for new business construction.

Councillor Kevin Chernoff said CBC has interviewed him regarding the new regulations, which came about while city council was reconsidering its mandatory vehicular parking bylaws. Chernoff said the city...
by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

According to Atamanenko, all they had to do at last week's meeting was vote on a motion to request a 30-day extension to complete the debate on Bill C-474 and approve...
by Anonymous on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 A 21-year-old Swedish man killed himself and broadcast it over the internet via his webcam feed Monday, after posting to a message board that he had swallowed some painkillers and was going to hang himself.

At 11:51 a.m. Central European Summer Time (0951 UTC), Marcus Jannes, a student from Järna, Stockholm, posted to the Mental Health Problems forum of Sweden's Flashback message boards...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Oct 10 2010

Every one needs something to be thankful for over this particular holiday weekend – beyond the fact you're not the turkey, of course – so we decided to provide some trivia that will make you grateful you're Canadian, and give you lots to talk about over the festive dinner table.


For starters, did you know the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada – fully 43 years before the...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 08 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Speaker Series Endowment has exceeded its target of $200,000, thanks to the generosity and support of community members, organizations and companies.

Selkirk President Marilyn Luscombe made the public announcement at the Irving K. Barber Mir lecture featuring David Suzuki on September 22, 2010, and at a private donor reception that occurred...

by Anonymous on Friday Oct 08 2010

Charlie, a Chimpanzee in a South African zoo who became addicted to cigarettes, has died at the age of 52, exceeding the average lifespan of a captive chimpanzee by twelve years. After a video of Charlie puffing on cigarettes discarded by visitors appeared on the Internet, the animal and the zoo gained international attention and some visitors threw him additional cigarettes.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 08 2010

 Two people have been arrested on multiple charges after a bizarre chase Wednesday.

Castlegar RCMP Sg.t Laurel Mathew said police received a call about "suspicious activity" in the Canadian Tire parking lot.
 
“Police were called when someone at Canadian Tire noticed people in a white cube van throwing items out of the van in the parking lot,” said Mathew, adding...

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