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by Kyra Hoggan on 3 February 2010 - 4:44pm

Two trucks have been stolen from Trowelex a collective five times (one stolen three times, the other, twice now), including a theft discovered just three days ago, and the RCMP's new Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) is on the job.

Trowelex owner Nick Chernoff said the most recent theft, discovered Monday, is just one of a string of incredibly frustrating crimes, in which trucks and...

by Kyra Hoggan on 27 January 2010 - 4:51pm

Pass go, collect your $200, and Castlegar?

You bet, if the city has its way.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he's encouraging any and all to nominate Castlegar as one of the “wild card” communities, in hopes the city will have its own space on the board of the new Canadian edition of Monopoly.

“I found the information about the contest on the Internet...

by Kyra Hoggan on 20 January 2010 - 3:01pm

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel will be blazing a trail Sunday morning as he carries the Olympic torch along one leg of its local journey – and he's promised to quell his natural instinct to extinuish the fire.

“This is one fire I'll let burn,” he assured The Source.

Rempel said he didn't even apply to carry the torch – and was so stunned by the honour that...

by Contributor on 2 December 2009 - 4:52pm
Dear Editor:
Celgar’s refusal to pay taxes owed to the City of Castlegar smacks of anarchism, and it’s recent payment of $377,000 to the RDCK is meant to be divisive.

Celgar continues to try to intimidate and coerce the City of Castlegar and its citizens to reduce or eliminate taxes. Hopefully, the city council will strongly resist Celgar’s demands...

by Contributor on 17 November 2009 - 3:51pm

Dear editor,

Last week the three male judges of the BC Appeal Court ruled that they agreed
with the rules of the International Olympic Committee and the female ski jumpers were banned in partaking in the 2010 Games.

In other words, the I.O.C. regulations overrule the human rights laws that are supposed to protect the citizens of this weak-kneed country.

One can only...

by Kyra Hoggan on 11 November 2009 - 4:02pm

A $3.6-million budget deficit (due to Celgar's non-payment of municipal taxes this year) has Castlegar Civic Works reconsidering how they handle matters like snow-removal.

In a report to council, city director of civic works Chris Barlow said, “During the 2008 budget year, the single largest source of overtime came from snow operations.”

He said the city already has a...

by Kyra Hoggan on 5 November 2009 - 4:02pm

Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.

The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).

Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches...

by Contributor on 5 November 2009 - 11:15am

Dear Editor,

November 15 to 22 is Restorative Justice Week.

Restorative Justice is justice that attempts to repair the damage done when a crime is committed.

Often when we think of justice, it is retributive justice, justice that demands that a penalty be paid for harm that is done. Retributive justice is based on the concept of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth....

by Contributor on 2 November 2009 - 12:17pm

I have just learned that the 50 plus condo development "Arrow Lakeside Resort and Marina", on the edge of Syringa Park is only now applying for water, effluent & a couple of other licences that will make it able to legally operate.

And, guess where they want to dispose of their sewage from 50 plus units? Into the Arrow Lake, Castlegar's drinking water source, of course.


by Contributor on 22 October 2009 - 9:30am

Dear Editor,

The Health and Human Services department at Selkirk College would like to take this opportunity to honour “Thank a Youth Worker Day”, which occurs on Nov. 5, and thank the professionals who work with youth and families in our communities.

You may ask, “What is a youth worker?” Well, youth workers are professionals who focus on infants, children and adolescents, with...