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by Contributor on Monday Jul 27 2009

You may think you know culture here in the Columbia Basin, but be prepared to discover
something new - The Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT) is a free, self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage throughout the region.

Take a road trip to a different community or discover the treasures in your own backyard. We invite you to visit artists' studios that are not...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 26 2009

 Columbia Power Corporation and Fortis Inc. are pleased to announce that the board of directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) will be holding its upcoming board meeting in Castlegar on July 26 and 27. Columbia Power Corporation and Fortis Inc., members of the CHA, are co-hosting the event.

The CHA, based in Ottawa, was formed in 1998 to promote the technical, economic,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

The City of Castlegar and Celgar are slated to meet this Friday as a next step in seeking a resolution to the pulp mill’s refusal to pay its $3.6 million tax bill.

Councillor Kevin Chernoff, also a member of the city’s newly-formed major industry tax committee, said the goal of the meeting is to broaden the lines of communication between the two organizations.

“I’m hoping we can at...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

By the time this story is posted, the Castlegar’s judging will be over and local Communities in Bloom (CiB) representatives will be breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Castlegar is a national finalist this year, going flower-to-flower against Stettler, Alta., Dryden, Ont., and Yarmouth, N.S. Last year, in its rookie year of national competition, Castlegar won four blooms (out of a...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

The City of Castlegar’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) has spawned an offshoot website that will be in place long after the planning process is complete.

Shannon Marshall, planning technician for the city, told council at its regular meeting that since community consultation is an integral element of the planning process, city staff looked into creating a website to...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

The City of Castlegar is looking at ways to short-circuit illegal behaviour at the skateboard park beside the Complex, according to councillor Russ Hearne.
“There’s been some serious crimes happen there, along with general noise and nuisance problems in the late hours of the night,” Hearne said. “I’m hearing all kinds of rumours of illegal activities like underage drinking.”
He said...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

Const. Dirk Finkensiep and Const. Wally Bursey, of Castlegar, are the only two Mounties in the West Kootenay raising funds for Cops for Kids this year ... funds which benefit children throughout the West Kootenay. Recently, reports have been made regarding telephone solicitations "to sponsor a child with Cops for Kids". Rightly so, the people receiving these calls have questioned the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 22 2009

A 12-year-old Castlegar boy is being honoured for bravery by the Governor General after saving his father’s life when he was just 10. Cody Sloot will be accepting his award this year after a harrowing incident in 2007. Sloot’s father, John, explains.

“It was July 7, a week after Cody turned 10,” he said. “We were out on a really backwoods quad trail – to get there, you have to boat...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 15 2009

Photo courtesy Trish Chernoff

Two creatures barely the size of a bottle of nail polish managed to foil massive industrial equipment and interfere with one of the city's most successful businesses Tuesday.

Kevin Chernoff, owner of Trowelex, said his 25-ton front-loader, which can normally pull a freight train, wasn't working property Tuesday morning, much to the distress of...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jul 15 2009

Castlegar RCMP have a local man in custody after an alleged assault led to two police chases and a stand-off that ended in the suspect throwing himself from a Trail bridge.

RCMP Cpl. Mike Mysko said July 9 saw police responding to a home near Castlegar's city centre after reports of an assault at about 9 p.m., only to find the suspect had fled the residence.

Shortly...

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