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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 05 2009

In case you think working a police beat is routine:

On Aug. 28 at about 12:50 a.m., “Castlegar RCMP were requested to assist Emergency Health Services with dealing with an intoxicated male who required medical attention,” said Cpl. Mike Mysko.

“Upon police arrival, one of the ambulance attendants indicated that a female had attempted to steal their ambulance.

“The 37-year-...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 04 2009

A five-year-old Rossland boy has been hospitalized, treated and released after a cougar attack in Stevens Country, Wa., yesterday

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), issued a press release saying the child was attacked and injured while hiking with his family on the Abercrombie Mountain Trail, along Silver Creek in the Colville National Forest east of Northport.

“His...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

On Oct. 14, CBT (Columbia Basin Trust) will host a free one-day session aimed at providing local governments and community supporters with the latest information on scientific projections, local impacts, and examples of how communities can start preparing for opportunities and risks associated with climate change.

The workshop will take place at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

It may be time for the City of Castlegar to pay the piper, as meetings with the Minister of Community and Rural Development, Bill Bennett, seem to indicate that a letter will soon be forthcoming directing the city to pay a $375,000 requisition to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).


The issue arose when the local pulp mill, Celgar, declined to pay its $3.6-million...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

Photo: Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff and city manager John Malcolm returned yesterday from a trip to Victoria to meet with provincial authorities regarding the current taxation conflict between the city and its single largest taxpayer, Celgar.

Malcolm said the city scheduled the day of meetings to be sure no stone was left unturned in...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 02 2009

Photo: NDP MP Alex Atamanenko

Local NDP MP Alex Atamanenko said, in an interview today, that while he can't predict the future, a federal election this fall appears likely.

“It sounds as if there's a strong possibility,” he said. “It also appears that nobody wants an election ... but, on the other hand, if we have to go to the polls, it's my hope that people will take the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 01 2009

Two young girls, a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old, were caught setting brush fires on Blueberry Road in Castlegar Monday night, according to police.

Castlegar RCMP Const. Stephen Montgomery said police and fire crews responded to three small blazes just before 9:30 p.m.

“One tree was engulfed (in flames) from what I could see, and the other two were almost extinguished on their own...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 28 2009

The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:

On  Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore.

The Lower Mainland Explosives Detection Unit attended the area and safely...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Aug 28 2009

The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:

On  Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore.

The Lower Mainland Explosives Detection Unit attended the area and safely...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Aug 28 2009

Photo: Recreation manager Jim Crockett

The Source reported, on Wednesday, that recreation commission official Russ Hearne acknowledged a lack of collaboration as a factor in all three tri-city indoor swimming pools (Castlegar, Nelson and Trail) being shut down for annual maintenance at the same time.
Subsequent interviews with recreation staff (namely, recreation...

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