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August 2021
By Castlegar Source on Monday Aug 30 2021

On Aug. 28 at approximately 5 p.m., the Castlegar RCMP received notification that a SOS activation was made on a satellite emergency notification device that was registered to a 60-year-old Trail resident. 

By Bob Hall on Monday Aug 30 2021

Selkirk College is preparing for the upcoming fall semester by aligning with public health guidance to ensure a safe return to in-person learning for students, faculty and staff.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 30 2021

It’s time to meet your candidates for the next federal election Sept. 20.

Well, at least meet them in a virtual sense. Social distancing has infiltrated the latest version of a Canadian federal election and there have yet to be any in-person forums or gatherings during this fourth wave campaign.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 30 2021

Climate change has thrown the city a curve ball again with several major weather incidents causing a crowding at the plate on the second quarter bottom line.

By Letters to the editor on Sunday Aug 29 2021

To The Editor:

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 27 2021

As of Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, 83.9% (3,886,952) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 75.8% (3,514,485) received their second dose.

In addition, 84.6% (3,657,914) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 76.9% (3,326,997) received their second dose.

By City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 27 2021

Campfires will again be allowed within the City of Castlegar effective noon on Friday Aug. 27, 2021.

This is in conjunction with the Southeast Fire Centre announcing they are lifting campfire bans in the Arrow Lakes fire zone.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Aug 27 2021

Although a BC Utilities Commission review approved an increase to Nelson Hydro rural customer rates it noted the city-owned utility’s index of service reliability had deteriorated in recent years, and its current level of service reliability to its rural customers was not adequate.

By City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 27 2021

Last week Copcan focussed on paving business and residential driveways and the bottom lifts between 23rd and 24th Street, raising the manhole and water valve covers from 20th Street to 23rd Street, and landscaping and irrigation work within boulevards on the east side of the project.

Next week, you can expect to see:

By City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 27 2021

All ponds were closed earlier this month due to above normal levels of E. coli resulting from increased geese activity in and around the ponds. The measures the City took to reduce E. coli worked and the City has met the testing guidelines for two consecutive weeks.