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by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

The “Kootenay Country” exhibit, which won acclaim at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) conference recently held in Vancouver, will be heading to the Olympics in February in an enhanced format.

The “Kootenay Country” display, showcasing the Columbia Basin region, was organized in partnership with the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay, Kootenay/Boundary and East Kootenay, along...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 30 2009
The BC SPCA is offering animal lovers a way to stay “pawsitive” about the holiday shopping season this year.

The society’s Pawsitive Gifts program lets you buy something special for all those animal lovers on your list without ever leaving the comfort of your home. And the best part is that you’re helping a homeless or abandoned animal in need.

“Just visit ...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 26 2009

Two people were seriously injured in a car crash on Frank Beinder Way, near Castlegar's Selkirk College campus this morning.

Fire chief Gerry Rempel said the call came in at 8:07 a.m., and fire crews from both Castlegar and Ootischenia responded.

The Jaws of Life were required to extricate at least one of the victims, and both were taken to hospital with serious injuries.


by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 26 2009
Castlegar, get ready to welcome a new top cop.

RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew, 43, is now at the helm of the city's police detachment, and says she's looking forward to getting to know her new community.

Originally hailing from Red Deer, Alta., Mathew is a 19-year veteran of the RCMP, having served her entire uniformed career in B.C.

“I was really influenced as a kid by...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 26 2009
Castlegar Primary School is one of many schools in the district now on the chopping block, with closure pending as early as the 2010/11 school year, as the board of School District 20 looks for options in coping with declining enrollment and increased costs.

The board's “Planning for the Future” document indicates that, “Enrollment in the Castlegar area will...
by Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 26 2009
Castlegar RCMP are looking to identify the male in this photo in relation to a property theft which occurred on Nov. 11 at the Canadian Tire store in Castlegar. Anyone with any information or who can identify the male is requested to contact the Castlegar RCMP detachment at 250-365-7721.


by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

A new commanding officer is just part of the shake-up going on at the Castlegar RCMP detachment, as a long-awaited local policing initiative finally gets off the ground.

Now that Sgt. Laurel Mathew is at the helm of the department, and a new corporal on the way to join the team at the end of the month, Cpl. Mike Mysko will soon be free to turn his attention to the Crime Reduction Unit...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2009
Requesting an expedited court date in the B.C. Supreme Court is but one of the avenues the City of Castlegar is exploring after Celgar rejected the municipality's latest offer to resolve a $3.2-million tax dispute between the city and its single largest rate payer.
Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff and city CAO John Malcolm met with representatives from...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

Today will see Castlegar's first all-access H1N1 vaccination clinic, and Interior Health community manager for prevention services for Kootenay Boundary Cheryl Yates said she expects a steady crowd.

The clinic, slated for 12:30 to 7 p.m. at the Complex, will run concurrent to another in Grand Forks, with Nakusp getting needled tomorrow, Salmo on Friday and Nelson on Saturday.


by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 25 2009

The following is a press release from Toxco, Ltd.

Clean up activities at the Toxco, Inc. site in Trail are almost completed says Kathy Bruce, vice president of Toxco Ltd. “More than 80% of the debris has been removed from the site and we continue to process the remaining battery debris from the fire.”

Toxco operations have remained unaffected by the incident and the...


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