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by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 07 2009

The City of Castlegar is on the horns of $3.6 million dilemma, as Zellstoff Celgar has refused to pay municipal taxes for 2009, as well as taxes for other levels of government that are invoiced on the city bill, all of which were due at the close of business July 2. (City taxes are $2.785 mil and other jurisdictions are $863,000).

City representatives explained in a press release that...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 02 2009

 A fire occured at the No.2 Slag Fuming Furnace at Teck Resources Limited's Trail Operations at 12:50 am, Thursday, July 2, 2009, lasting approximately two hours. The cause, and the extent and estimate of the cost of damages, and the time required for repair will not be available until a full investigation is completed. There were no injuries and there was no impact to other areas of the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 29 2009

Castlegar RCMP issued a strongly-worded press release June 29 regarding vandalism perpetrated against Communities in Bloom floral features around the city.

"Culprits should be ashamed that they pulled flowers from the Communities in Bloom planters at various locations around (the city), including at 850 Columbia Avenue, Ministry of Forests, Pioneer Arena, Benjamin Moore, Millennium...

by Anonymous on Thursday Jun 25 2009

Const. Dirk Finkensiep accepts a cheque for Cops for Kids from the staff of the Castlegar branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union.  The month of May saw several fundraisers in Castlegar for Cops for Kids: one was Tip Night at Boston Pizza, which raised over $2,100.  Also, most of the financial institutions in town raised money for the month totalling over another $2,225....

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 25 2009

Trowelex is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a recent theft of a White Ford F550 truck valued at roughly $60,000.

The theft was part of a larger stealing spree that saw almost a quarter million dollars' worth of merchandise stolen from locals, including a private residence, Brandt Tractor Ltd. and White Contractors...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 25 2009

The Castlegar CIBC was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after employees began smelling smoke throughout the building. Fire chief Gerry Rempel said his department received a call at 12:33 p.m., and arrived at the bank to find a problem with the building's heating system, which had recently been serviced.

"A filter fell down onto a belt and pulley," he said. "The friction caused a lot of...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 25 2009
On June 23 members of the Castlegar RCMP Detachment arrested two 21-year-old local males, on two counts of break and enter and theft over $5,000.  
The males are alleged to have been responsible for breaking into the compound of DAM HELICOPTERS where they are accused of stealing a truck.  The males are alleged to have subsequently broken into a private dwelling house under...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 24 2009

The Pioneer Arena may soon become a thing of the past as the local landmark falls prey to modern expectations. Jim Crockett, Castlegar and District recreation manager, said the recreation commission recently contracted out both mechanical and structural assessments of the Pioneer and the Complex to help formulate a five- to seven-year plan for the city's rec amenities. The resulting report...

by Adrian Barnes on Tuesday Jun 23 2009

Woodland Park Elementary School in Castlegar burned to the ground Saturday evening with arson as the suspected cause. As a massive plume of black smoke rose over the town and drifted across the Columbia River, the fire departments of Robson, Trail, and Ootischenia came to the aid of the Castlegar Fire Department.

The fire, watched by hundreds of spectators, burned through the night with...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jun 22 2009

Sleep can be elusive for some folks. I always ask about a person’s sleep patterns, because, if you are not sleeping well, it can cause all sorts of imbalances in the body. It is extremely important that you get at least seven to eight hours per night of uninterrupted sleep so the body can recover completely and optimize wellness.

One of the essential steps is to try and go to bed at...

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