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by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 14 2009

On July 12, 2009, at approximately 9:00 p.m. a male in his mid 20's attended the Trail & Greater District Detachment to report that he had been assaulted in his residence in Trail earlier that morning and his girlfriend abducted by the assailant. Apparently it was over money that he allegedly owed. He had also been assaulted in his home the previous day over the same issue.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 09 2009

In response to Celgar's latest statements regarding its decision not to pay its $3.6-million municipal tax bill, but to file suit with the B.C. Supreme Court against the city tax rate instead, Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he's not sure meeting with Celgar is even an option anymore.

"What it really boils down to is that (they) filed the writ, and now we need to know whether we're eligible...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 09 2009

Celgar executives told The Source today they had “no other option” than to take their municipal taxation issue to court, contending there was simply no other way to get City of Castlegar representatives to listen to their concerns.

Al Hitzroth, general manager of Celgar's Castlegar mill, said in the almost three years he's been at the helm of the operation, he has...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 09 2009

The Source has confirmed that Interfor will not be one of several forestry firms opposing municipal taxation in B.C. courts for this tax year.

The Source reported, on July 7, that Interfor had not yet paid its municipal tax bill in Castlegar, which gave rise to concerns about whether the struggling forestry company would be following in the footsteps of three other...

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...

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