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Police face violent weekend

A 9-1-1 call Friday afternoon saw Castlegar RCMP responding to an assault, and the subsequent arrest of a 35-year-old Castlegar man, according to Cpl. Deb Postnikoff.She said the caller indicated a man had just assaulted a family member and was engaged in destroying property in the 800 block of Columbia Road.“(When police...

Community in need

Photo: Community Harvest Food Bank co-ordinator Deb McIntosh.It's almost that time of year again, and the Community Harvest Food Bank is sending out a plea for donations of school supplies to help ensure local kids can make the most of their educational opportunities.Food bank co-ordinator Deb McInotsh said that, despite Bank...

City to live 'happily ever after' with new tagline

Castlegar's new tagline, “Happily Ever After,” was unveiled at Monday night's regular council meeting as the latest element of the branding process the city started last year.Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he thinks the tagline is an ideal next step in a undertaking designed to forward the city's economic development goals.“It...

Cops cash in for kids

Photo submittedCastlegar RCMP Const. Dirk Finkensiep and Const. Allison Barker were among many out flipping burgers at M&M Meat Shops' Third Annual Cops for Kids barbecue, held Aug 8. Over $825 was raised for Cops for Kids this year, thanks to the generous folks around town. Please see www.copsforkids.org for more information...

Gyurkovits sentenced to four years

A Castlegar man was sentenced Friday, in a Nelson court, to four years in prison after pleading guilty to nine charges stemming from two dramatic altercations with local police.Kelly Lee Gyurkovits, 39, was convicted of breach of probation, assault causing bodily harm, escaping lawful custody, flight (from police pursuit), ...

Castlegar man faces sentencing on multiple charges

A Castlegar man is slated for sentencing in Nelson court today in connection with charges ranging from assault of a police officer to break-and-enter after two dramatic incidents, one this year and one last year.Kelly Gyurkovits, 38, faces multiple charges that also include escaping lawful custody, breach of probation and...

Police cleared in death of Castlegar man

Criminal charges will not be laid against Calgary Police Service (CPS) officers in the death of a Castlegar man while in police custody last fall.A nine-month investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) found that the death of Gordon Walker Bowe, 30, was not the result of taser use by attending police...

Celgar not looking to change tax jurisdictions

Celgar manager Al Hitzroth said Wednesday that he couldn't speak to an RDCK director's suggestion that the mill lobby to change tax jurisdictions (from the City of Castlegar to the Regional District of Central Kootenay), as he wasn't even sure such a move was legally possible."It isn't an issue that we ever raised, or something...

Lobbying to begin for Highway 3 improvements

On July 30, the Highway 3 Mayors’ and Regional District Chairs’ Coalition met at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C., to discuss issues of common interest with respect to the Highway 3 corridor from Hope through to the B.C./Alberta border.In attendance was Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff, who said the meeting was...

Mayor: talks with Celgar 'slow but steady'

Photo: Castlegar mayor Lawrence ChernoffCastlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said Wednesday that no new meetings are set with Celgar due to scheduling issues that arise over the summertime, but that he's confident the process will continue in a  productive and positive vein."Holidays and summer make scheduling difficult, but...