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by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 08 2009

Selkirk College is one of 20 colleges and universities in BC that will share an investment of 5.2 million dollars from the provincial government towards skills training for the unemployed.

"We are very happy about the funding," said Vi Kalesnikoff, Dean of Community, Corporate and International Development. "It will give us the ability to support a number of individuals in making...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 03 2009

Castlegar police are cautioning against the kind of Good Samaritan-ship that saw an alleged jewelry thief chased down and captured yesterday.

“An RCMP member was on routine patrol in the 1900 block of Columbia Avenue, around 11 a.m. when he came across a male holding another male down on the ground,” explained Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The officer stopped to see what was going on and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Air Canada Jazz will be cancelling its weekday afternoon flights to Vancouver from the West Kootenay Regional airport in Castlegar for the month of January.

City councillor and chair of the transportation and civic works committee Russ Hearne said the cancellation is not a harbinger of worse things to come.

“It's only for the month of January – that's their lowest...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 02 2009
The tri-city bid for the 2011 B.C. Senior Games was successful, meaning Castlegar, Trail and Nelson will play host to 3,500 athletes in 29 sporting events, generating an estimated $2- to $3-million direct economic impact for the region.
Castlegar recreation director Jim Crockett said it's an exciting opportunity to showcase the individual communities as well as...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

The Castlegar Visitor Centre has enjoyed unprecedented traffic over the past year – and with that have come some very, ahem, interesting queries for which staff struggled to find answers ... spawning The Source's first annual edition of our Happily Ever After in Castlegar awards.

Chamber of Commerce executive director Pam McLeod said there's a file set aside...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 02 2009
B.C.'s Green Energy Advisory Task Force has launched a website that invites British Columbians to submit their ideas and input on the future of clean and renewable energy in B.C.

Following its first meetings, on Nov.27 and 28, the advisory task force  has launched the website,

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Showing up early for the holidays on Dec. 7, Cairo Time is the next film in the Kootenay Gallery Monday Night at the Movies series.

Awarded Best Canadian Feature at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, Cairo Time stars indie film queen Patricia Clarkson as a journalist who travels to Egypt to see the pyramids with her husband. Detained by his work, he asks...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Columbia Basin Trust is challenging youth ages 15-29 to submit works of fiction with appealing characters, dynamic plots and magnificent style to its first ever SCRATCH Writing Challenge - just make sure your story takes place somewhere in the Columbia Basin.

The SCRATCH Writing Challenge is an opportunity for youth to take part in a creative writing experience that could lead to their...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Photo: The CD cover for Souvenir

The faculty of the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program has released its first album in its 20-year history – Souvenir.

Produced by Don Macdonald and recorded by Steven Parish, the album celebrates 20 years of music instruction at Selkirk College. Performers include: Cheryl Hodge, Darren Mahe, Kiyo Elkuf,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Why not be creative with gift ideas this year and consider making something that will be help local wildlife and save you money? That would be a green gift. The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) has posted a variety of instructions and plans online at on how to make some wildlife-friendly products.

The gifts don’t have to be complex. Drill holes in a log or a...


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