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RDCK directors respond to conflict with city

Photo: RDCK board chair Gary Wright The Aug. 1 deadline for the City of Castlegar to pay the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) $375,000 for its 2009 tax requisition has come and gone, and the two entities now have to determine next steps in dealing with the contentious issue.City representatives argue that the...

City/Celgar meeting "pleasant"

A meeting Friday between Celgar manager Al Hitzroth and the city's major industry task force is being characterized as “pleasant and positive”.Councillor (and task force member) Russ Hearne said the meeting was not intended to serve as the last word on the issue, but rather as a first step in opening the lines of communication.“The...

RCMP entertaining and policing

Photo courtesy RCMP Musical RideMore than 1,250 people were regaled by the RCMP Musical Ride at Pass Creek Park Sunday.Two RCMP members involved in the ride required medical attention that day, but worried spectators will be relieved to know both have recovered fully and are doing fine.One police officer experienced an asthma...

Zaitsoff sets deadline for city

Photo: Area J RDCK director Gordon ZaitsoffRegional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Area J director Gord Zaitsoff is squaring off with the City of Castlegar over the Celgar tax issue, after the pulp giant refused to pay its tax bill to the city, including the regional district portion of roughly $375,000.Zaitsoff said...

City/RDCK at odds over Celgar tax bill

Photo: Castlegar councillor Russ HearneThe City of Castlegar is responding in no uncertain terms to Gord Zaitsoff's charge that the city is in violation of the Local Government Act by not paying Celgar's portion of the regional tax bill (as Celgar has not paid said bill).Zaitsoff, a Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)...

Aboriginal art camp paints pretty picture

Photo by Susan OlheiserAboriginal Art Camp was a huge success for the 20+ children who took part. The two-week camp consisted of making aboriginal musical rattles, drums and button blankets, as well as fun in the sun at the local creek and neighborhood pools. Bonnie Vickers, Aboriginal educator for School District 20, led the...

Culture tour on tap for Basin

You may think you know culture here in the Columbia Basin, but be prepared to discoversomething new - The Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT) is a free, self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage throughout the region.Take a road trip to a different community or discover the treasures in your own backyard. ...

Canadian Hydropower Association meets in Castlegar

 Columbia Power Corporation and Fortis Inc. are pleased to announce that the board of directors of the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) will be holding its upcoming board meeting in Castlegar on July 26 and 27. Columbia Power Corporation and Fortis Inc., members of the CHA, are co-hosting the event.The CHA, based in...

City/Celgar to meet

The City of Castlegar and Celgar are slated to meet this Friday as a next step in seeking a resolution to the pulp mill’s refusal to pay its $3.6 million tax bill.Councillor Kevin Chernoff, also a member of the city’s newly-formed major industry tax committee, said the goal of the meeting is to broaden the lines of communication...

National judges tour city

By the time this story is posted, the Castlegar’s judging will be over and local Communities in Bloom (CiB) representatives will be breathing a collective sigh of relief.Castlegar is a national finalist this year, going flower-to-flower against Stettler, Alta., Dryden, Ont., and Yarmouth, N.S. Last year, in its rookie year ...
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