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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 18 2009

Photo of Woodland Park school fire in June, by Kyra Hoggan.

Clean up is all set for the site of Castlegar's Woodland Park Elementary School, an abandoned building that burned to the ground last June in a fire set by youth vandals (five of whom have since been arrested).


John Vicars, spokesman for the group of owners of the site (Twin Rivers Estates), said in an...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Nov 17 2009

Storm warnings could not stop the devastation the wind brought to the Boundary region on Monday night and early Tuesday, Nov. 17. Wind gusts ranging from 50 to 70 kilometres per hour were seen in the last 24 hours around the area along with heavy rainfall. While the weather warning has now been lifted, the damage clean up is just beginning.

At Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Forks six trees...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2009

Teck Metals Ltd. has donated $400,000 to create an endowment fund ensuring future management of the 964-hectare Fort Shepherd Conservancy area, which runs along more than 8 kilometres of the Columbia River, south of the city of Trail.

 

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by Contributor on Monday Nov 16 2009

“How do you get to your health care appointments, including emergencies?”


Thanks to funding from Area I, that’s the question Castlegar & District Health Watch Society intends to ask in a survey which will be mailed out to every household in Castlegar, and Areas I and J in the second week of November.

Health-related services have been centralized in Trail, Nelson, and even...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 13 2009

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

More British Columbians will be eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine beginning Monday, Nov. 16 - including first responders, healthy children, seniors with chronic health conditions and additional health care workers.

"With the arrival of more vaccine in our province and today's federal...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 13 2009

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is still hoping Zellstoff Celgar will pay its delinquent $3.6-million tax bill for 2009 ... before 2010 budgets become finalized, he said in an interview with The Source today.


Also a member of the board of directors for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Chernoff is helping in the preliminary budget process for the district...

by Andrew Zwicker on Friday Nov 13 2009

The missing persons case involving 81-year-old Mr. Knee of Grand Forks was solved this afternoon when he was found deceased over the bank of the Paulson Pass highway just north of the Paulson Bridge. Knee vanished from the Boundary residential care facility in Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon.

A representative from the West Kootenay Highway Service described the incident

“We had a...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

Area Conservatives have given Rossland's Stephen Hill the nod to take a run at re-capturing the riding in the next federal election, in a 161-to-132 upset over incumbent Tory nominee Rob Zandee.


Members of the Conservative Party of Canada gathered in Grand Forks and Oliver, as well as at the Fireside Inn here in Castlegar, to choose their candidate in a bid to re-take what was one...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

A "stabbing incident" at Castlegar's Twin Rivers Elementary was not as dire as rumours would indicate.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Mike Mysko said police recieved a 9-1-1 complaint Tuesday at just after 12:30 p.m. indicating a 10-year-old student had stabbed another student.

"The incident developed when a 12-year-old boy observed the young girl playing with a small penknife on the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting municipalities, regional districts and First Nation communities to participate in the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart) http://www.cbt.org/watersmart, which is working to establish a comprehensive approach to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in domestic water consumption by 2015.

"The goal of Water Smart is to develop a...

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