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by Rob Leggett on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Since Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals have promised to bring down the government at the first opportunity available, it is possible that we will be seeing an election as early as this Friday, but if you’re like me, then you are probably tormented from election exhaustion and would rather they figured out a way to work together and let us get on with our lives.

Yet even with a new...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Photo: Edie Dunn teeing off at the infamous “Lawrence Welk Hole of Bubbles”

The first annual Hospice Golf Tournament scored a hole-in-one Sunday at Little Bear, with more than 50 people attending and more than $4,500 raised to support Castlegar and District Hospice Society.

Event organizer, and society executive director, Suzanne Lehbauer said she's delighted...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Photo: School district trustee and board vice-chair Bev Maloff

A much-vaulted province-wide injection of $84 million for education won't be the windfall for which School District #20 (SD20) might have hoped, as the district now has to struggle with a $1million cut.

Bev Maloff, trustee and vice-chair of the SD20 board, said the axing of the annual facilities grant is...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Finally, Castlegar RCMP can share a good news story with residents, and Cpl. Mike Mysko wasted no time in penning the release.

“An 83-year-old male was reported missing off a tour bus travelling from Cranbrook to Richmond on the afternoon of Sept.15,” Mysko said.

“The man's absence was noted after the tour bus stopped briefly in Castlegar then departed again, en route...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

On Sept. 14, a Castlegar resident reported being scammed through a lululemon giftcard contest she entered through facebook. The ad is a lululemon ad, and not affiliated through the authentic lululemon site.

Internet shoppers are being advised of a series of ads on Facebook and multiple other non-lululemon websites claiming to give away $500 lululemon gift cards. Thesse ads are...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 16 2009

Quantum Leaps: Girls Talk Tech

The Quantum Leaps conference focuses on career development and highlights the importance of continuing science and technology courses in secondary and post secondary schools to ensure a wide range of career opportunities for female students in Grades 9-12.

Hosted at Selkirk College in Castlegar, this free conference is open to female high school...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Sep 13 2009

The million-dollar project that has beckoned Castlegar for more than a year will now become a reality, as the city moves forward with installing airport beacons in the hillsides surrounding local runways.

The six new hazard beacons will allow for night departures at the local airport, and represent a complex undertaking requiring the installation of rock anchors and bases, erection...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Sep 13 2009

The first annual Parade of Programs at the Castlegar Complex Sept. 9 was, by all accounts, a grand success, with hundreds of people filing through and dozens of community groups represented.

Susan Olheiser, representing Blueberry Creek Community School Hub, said the idea is a terrific one and she's glad to have participated.

"We've had really good feedback from parents and families...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 11 2009

More than 30 people showed up to hear B.C. Hydro back off its stance regarding the permanent closure of the High Keenleyside Dam road Thursday evening.

The meeting, held at the Sandman Hotel, was originally intended as merely an “informational” session in which B.C. Hydro could answer questions and hear public reaction to the closure, but senior manager of community relations...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Sep 10 2009

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said he's ready to start lobbying to have the collection of Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) taxes removed from the city's list of responsibilities.

This, after pulp-mill Celgar declined to pay its $3.6-million municipal tax bill, including $375,000 earmarked for the RDCK.

A contentious feud erupted when the city, in turn, declined to...


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