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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

Photo: Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff and city manager John Malcolm returned yesterday from a trip to Victoria to meet with provincial authorities regarding the current taxation conflict between the city and its single largest taxpayer, Celgar.

Malcolm said the city scheduled the day of meetings to be sure no stone was left unturned in...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

Photo: NDP MP Alex Atamanenko

Local NDP MP Alex Atamanenko said, in an interview today, that while he can't predict the future, a federal election this fall appears likely.

“It sounds as if there's a strong possibility,” he said. “It also appears that nobody wants an election ... but, on the other hand, if we have to go to the polls, it's my hope that people will take the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 01 2009

Two young girls, a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old, were caught setting brush fires on Blueberry Road in Castlegar Monday night, according to police.

Castlegar RCMP Const. Stephen Montgomery said police and fire crews responded to three small blazes just before 9:30 p.m.

“One tree was engulfed (in flames) from what I could see, and the other two were almost extinguished on their own...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 28 2009

The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:

On  Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore.

The Lower Mainland Explosives Detection Unit attended the area and safely...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 28 2009

The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:

On  Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore.

The Lower Mainland Explosives Detection Unit attended the area and safely...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Aug 28 2009

Photo: Recreation manager Jim Crockett

The Source reported, on Wednesday, that recreation commission official Russ Hearne acknowledged a lack of collaboration as a factor in all three tri-city indoor swimming pools (Castlegar, Nelson and Trail) being shut down for annual maintenance at the same time.
Subsequent interviews with recreation staff (namely, recreation...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff is less-than-pleased with B.C. Hydro's decision to permanently close the Hugh Keenleyside Dam road to the public on Sept. 14.


Chernoff said he understood a meeting scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Sandman Hotel was to garner stakeholder input before making a final decision – and he's disappointed to hear B.C. Hydro only intends to offer an...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

The year-old St. Bernard, Bruno, who caused so much strife for Castlegar RCMP by trapping himself in a dumpster on garbage day is home and happy, according to his human, Cayle Grandy.


Grandy said Bruno has a fenced back yard where there are places he can sneak out if he's feeling particularly ambitious – but with a dog this size, it couldn't have been easy.


“I guess you...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

This article was submitted courtesy the Interior Health Authority

The presence of West Nile virus has been detected in B.C. for the first time ever, the province announced this week.

A mosquito pool sample collected from the south Okanagan tested positive for
the virus at the Provincial Health Services Authority Laboratories at the B.C.
Centre for Disease Control...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 26 2009

Monday morning saw police managing an unusual situation after a huge St. Bernard dog became trapped in a dumpster – with the garbage collectors en route.


Castlegar RCMP Const. Sherry Karn said the call came in around 7 a.m. from staff at the Kootenay Market, who were concerned about the dog unwittingly ending up in a landfill. She said it appeared the dog had climbed up into the...

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