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by Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 26 2009
Castlegar RCMP are looking to identify the male in this photo in relation to a property theft which occurred on Nov. 11 at the Canadian Tire store in Castlegar. Anyone with any information or who can identify the male is requested to contact the Castlegar RCMP detachment at 250-365-7721.

 

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

A new commanding officer is just part of the shake-up going on at the Castlegar RCMP detachment, as a long-awaited local policing initiative finally gets off the ground.

Now that Sgt. Laurel Mathew is at the helm of the department, and a new corporal on the way to join the team at the end of the month, Cpl. Mike Mysko will soon be free to turn his attention to the Crime Reduction Unit...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2009
Requesting an expedited court date in the B.C. Supreme Court is but one of the avenues the City of Castlegar is exploring after Celgar rejected the municipality's latest offer to resolve a $3.2-million tax dispute between the city and its single largest rate payer.
Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff and city CAO John Malcolm met with representatives from...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

Today will see Castlegar's first all-access H1N1 vaccination clinic, and Interior Health community manager for prevention services for Kootenay Boundary Cheryl Yates said she expects a steady crowd.

The clinic, slated for 12:30 to 7 p.m. at the Complex, will run concurrent to another in Grand Forks, with Nakusp getting needled tomorrow, Salmo on Friday and Nelson on Saturday.

Yates...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

The following is a press release from Toxco, Ltd.

Clean up activities at the Toxco, Inc. site in Trail are almost completed says Kathy Bruce, vice president of Toxco Ltd. “More than 80% of the debris has been removed from the site and we continue to process the remaining battery debris from the fire.”

Toxco operations have remained unaffected by the incident and the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Nov 24 2009
Police are still investigating the cause of a traffic fatality that brought rush hour traffic to a screeching halt for hours Nov. 20 on Hwy. 3A near Thrums.

They have identified 62-year-old Brian William Chernoff of Castlegar as the victim, who was killed after stepping in front of a semi-tractor-trailer at roughly 3:30 p.m.

Alcohol and speed are...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 19 2009

One hundred of the Kootenays' finest young minds recently put their brain power into action as part of Kootenay Contraption contest. Tasked with the open-ended assignment of coming up with an invention that either does something, addresses a need, or solves a problem, entrants from across the area sent in photos, drawings, and videos explaining their projects.

Organized by...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 18 2009

The price tag for refurbishment of 12 spillway gates at Hugh Keenleyside Dam will exceed the $50 million mark, B.C. Hydro representatives told Castlegar city council Monday.

Project manager Paul Klawer said the high cost means they must get approval from the B.C. Utilites Commission, from which they anticipate a reply by June 2010. From there, they hope to see construction under way by...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 18 2009

This, the second, wave of the Swine Flu pandemic is winding up in Castlegar – but there's a third wave yet to come, according to officials.


Cheryl Whittleton, team leader of emergency in Castlegar and flu coordinator for IHA staff in the Kootenay Boundary, said in an interview yesterday that the cases of H1N1 presenting at the local emergency ward are tapering off.


“We'...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 18 2009

Water management is the issue on tap for the City of Castlegar, as they introduce Phase 2 of a comprehensive, 20-year, $66-million water management plan generated in cooperation with contractor Urban Systems....and may include utilities hikes for Castlegar residents.


Phase 1, adopted by council in February 2009, looked at everything from water sources and quality to infrastructure...

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