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by Contributor on Friday Nov 13 2009

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:

More British Columbians will be eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine beginning Monday, Nov. 16 - including first responders, healthy children, seniors with chronic health conditions and additional health care workers.

"With the arrival of more vaccine in our province and today's federal...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 13 2009

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is still hoping Zellstoff Celgar will pay its delinquent $3.6-million tax bill for 2009 ... before 2010 budgets become finalized, he said in an interview with The Source today.


Also a member of the board of directors for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Chernoff is helping in the preliminary budget process for the district...

by Andrew Zwicker on Friday Nov 13 2009

The missing persons case involving 81-year-old Mr. Knee of Grand Forks was solved this afternoon when he was found deceased over the bank of the Paulson Pass highway just north of the Paulson Bridge. Knee vanished from the Boundary residential care facility in Grand Forks Wednesday afternoon.

A representative from the West Kootenay Highway Service described the incident

“We had a...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

Area Conservatives have given Rossland's Stephen Hill the nod to take a run at re-capturing the riding in the next federal election, in a 161-to-132 upset over incumbent Tory nominee Rob Zandee.


Members of the Conservative Party of Canada gathered in Grand Forks and Oliver, as well as at the Fireside Inn here in Castlegar, to choose their candidate in a bid to re-take what was one...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

A "stabbing incident" at Castlegar's Twin Rivers Elementary was not as dire as rumours would indicate.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Mike Mysko said police recieved a 9-1-1 complaint Tuesday at just after 12:30 p.m. indicating a 10-year-old student had stabbed another student.

"The incident developed when a 12-year-old boy observed the young girl playing with a small penknife on the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting municipalities, regional districts and First Nation communities to participate in the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart) http://www.cbt.org/watersmart, which is working to establish a comprehensive approach to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in domestic water consumption by 2015.

"The goal of Water Smart is to develop a...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Castlegar city council has given the green light for the installion of two new Mosquito devices, similar to the one already in place near the Element Bar and Grill downtown.


The device was installed downtown because it emits an irritating, high-pitched whining sound designed to send unsavoury loiterers on their way - an effect council hopes will be replicated at the skate park...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Nov 09 2009

Ed. Note: the following as a press release issued by Toxco. Inc.

Toxco, Inc. has begun clean up operations from a primary lithium battery fire that occurred in one of the plant’s permitted approved storage building located at the (Trail) site, on the evening of Nov. 7.

The fire occurred during non operation hours and no one was injured by the incident. The exact cause of...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Nov 08 2009

Photo by Randy Lebedow

Castlegar fire crews were among those that responded to a spectacular blaze in Trail Saturday night.

Fire chief Gerry Rempel said Castlegar sent both a crew and firefighting foam, but despite the best efforts of five different fire departments, the remains were still smouldering at 1 p.m. today.

Details on the fire itself remain sketchy, but...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 05 2009

Could the worst of the recession be behind us? Has Rossland reached its low point and begun its rebound? Signs are popping up quite literally along Columbia Avenue in the past two months that would indicate that might be the case.

Following a winter that saw a number of businesses disappear off our main street, including Delich Jewellers, Red Mountain Furnishings and the Red Mountain...

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