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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 13 2012

The City of Castlegar is sending a final letter to about 250 residents giving them a last chance to have water metres installed before the snow falls, according to city director of public works Chris Barlow.

Barlow said roughly 2,700 metres have to be installed and about 1,500 are done as of today.

"We're trying to wrap this up in the South end this fall," he said, explaining he'...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 13 2012

Source readers really stepped up, answering the call for photos of Pass Creek to give Global TV as they prepare to feature the community in a news segment this Sunday. Roll your mouse over each photo to find out where it was taken and by whom.

Pass Creek will be in the limelight Sept. 16, when Global Morning News (Channel 7) features the community in its Small...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Sep 10 2012

Vancouver-based company Teck Resources announced today that it has come to an agreement in which it admits to almost a century of pollution in the Upper Columbia River through its Trail operations.

Spokesman Richard Deane said the agreement is actually good news for Teck.

"This litigation will ultimately what restoration, if any, is needed to restore natural resources injured by...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 06 2012

Three reports offered city council at its regular meeting Tuesday night mean great news for Castlegar’s commercial community.

The reports, presented by director of planning and development Phil Markin, request development permits and a zoning amendment to allow for two huge expansions and a brand-new car dealership.

Mitchell Supply Ltd, at 490 13...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 06 2012

Castlegar RCMP have apologized for startling downtown residents Saturday evening by discharging a gun to dispatch a bear that was dangerously close to pedestrians and homes.

Police Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff said police received several bear complaints throughout the evening, but every time they attended, the bear in question was “GOA” (gone on arrival).

That is, until they got a...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 06 2012

Some city businesses may even qualify retroactively for a tax exemption aimed at encouraging local businesses to renovate and upgrade, if council gives the bylaw third and final readings.

The bylaw, first presented to city council at its regular meeting July 10, would see business owners pay far less tax on increased assessment value of properties they’ve improved....

by KAST on Wednesday Sep 05 2012

The Kootenay-Boundary region is a hotbed of entrepreneurial spirit, talent
and creativity that continues to hatch innovative small businesses. While
great ideas and enterprise are here in abundance, the legal steps required to translate ideas into a fully operational and functional businesses can be a
major hurdle.

Launching this September, the “Ask An Expert”...

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Aug 31 2012

The union representing workers at Heritage Credit Union and HG Insurance in Castlegar and Slocan Park issued a deadline to the employer Thursday.

USW Local 1-405 Financial Secretary Jeff Bromley said in a written press release issued a deadline of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5 to get a deal in place, or else.

“We seemed to have reached the end of the line,” Bromley said.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 30 2012

Between 60 and 70 people attended a public open house last night (Wednesday) in Ootischenia last night, as Fortis BC unveiled its plans for a proposed $16-million operations centre at 120 Ootischenia Road, according to Fortis spokesman Blair Weston.

“Largely, people support the project,” he said. “There are concerns about traffic flow in the area – that seemed to be the predominant...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Aug 27 2012

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued byt The City of Castlegar regarding a public meeting slated for Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Community Forum (beside City Hall):

The council of the City of Castlegar wishes to establish a revitalization tax exemption program in order to create an economic stimulus that will encourage capital investment, expand the commercial...

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