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by Andrew Zwicker on Tuesday Nov 30 2010

Castlegar's own Laura Monsen, a student at Stanley Humphries Secondary School, took top honours in a region-wide competition challenging kids to envision the technology of tomorrow. Monsen's brainstorm: a global disinfectant to be used in airliners.

In conjunction with the National Science and Technology Week, which ran from Oct. 15 - 24, the Kootenay Association for Science and...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Sunday Nov 28 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The cost of living in Nelson is so high that more than half of the city’s workforce comes from outside of the municipal limits, according to the final Business Retention and Expansion report released Friday.

Prepared and researched by Mike Stolte for the Nelson and Area...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 25 2010

The Supreme Court of B.C. has found in favour of the City of Castlegar after owners of the City Centre Motel downtown requested a judicial review of city council's decision to order the structure demolished.

In the judgment, rendered Nov. 19, the Honourable Madam Justice Lynn Smith said, “I do not find the City to have been unreasonable in reaching the decision that it did.”...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

Police are warning local retailers to think twice before accepting U.S. $50-bills.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock said there have been four separate instances (two in Castlegar and two in Grand Forks), in which the counterfeit bills were passed, and for goods ranging, “from renovation supplies, to pizza to general merchandise.”

Pollock said three of the instances netted...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

By Brooke Campbell

Banish the dark, cold evenings of November and bring a little light and laughter into your life — and you might even win a prize.

Located at 182 Baker Street, The Studio is the city’s newest fitness spot to help you drop your daily cares and do the lovin’ thing for your body and soul. 

With a newly renovated location and some of the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

City council, at its regular meeting Monday night, voted to pay $4,350 for inclusion in a SnowSeekers promotion designed to funnel ski tourists for Rd Mountain and White Mountain through the Castlegar's regional aiport.

"The West Kootenay Regional Airport would be promoted as 'the' airport ...to access the two ski hills," said airport manager Gerry Rempel in his report to council. "As...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 15 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

Cancel one contract, pick up another.

With BC Hydro canceling the Glacier/Howser contract with AXOR on Friday, they announced they were purchasing clean electricity from the Zellstoff Celgar's green energy project.

The BC Hydro power grid will receive an infusion from the new 48-...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 27 2010

 Today, the city's Extra Foods officially becomes Tom's No Frills grocery store.

After weeks of renovations and changes, owner Tom Zelke is unveiling this new (to Castlegar) concept in food stores.

“It's still a Loblaw's company,” he said, explaining the 'No Frills' ownership structure is different, as is some of the consumer experience.
“The pricing is...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Oct 14 2010
Over 100 people from the West Boundary area have said that they are interested in potentially buying a $10,000 share in the newly formed Boundary Wood Products Inc. The company, unveiled by local government representatives last week, is trying to raise between $3 – 5 million to finance the new business.
 
Following the announcement by the West Boundary Communities of...
by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

Investigation work is ongoing into the spill of mercury into the Columbia River from Teck Trail Operations last Thursday, October 7. While not yet confirmed, it is suspected that between 12 and 15 kilograms of mercury was discharged into the river. Teck’s permitted mercury discharge levels into the river are 400 grams per day. Preliminary test results have shown, however, that water quality in...

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