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by Contributor on Sunday Nov 01 2009

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre (DDC) has completed its 38th season, and is pleased to report its highest attendance, sales and revenue to date. Visitors attended from a total of 73 different states, provinces and countries. With the close of the season, two new signs have been erected at the turn-in to the DDC.

The first one announces the opening dates and times for the convenience of...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 30 2009

Castlegar authorities are gearing up for a tradition unique to the Kootenays ... "gate night."

Castlegar fire chief Gerry Rempel says tonight ("gate night") and tomorrow night (Hallowe'en), are traditionally busy ones for local emergency services - but non-locals may not understand why.

"We'll be out doing patrols," he said. "I'm not sure how 'gate night' started, but apparently...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

EdNote: The following is a press release issued by the provincial government

As B.C. continues to experience increased pandemic H1N1 influenza activity, health officials are reiterating important messages regarding the use of antivirals to treat infection
from this novel virus.

"Over 9,000 prescriptions of antivirals were filled last week alone,  which is a 78-per-...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Castlegar cops are supporting the spooky - but only  to a point, as they are stepping up services to prevent Hallowe'en hijinks from getting out of hand.

"Officers will be dedicated to deal with issues at Kinnaird Park, Millennium Park, the Recreation Complex and any other potential problem areas," said RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff. "We will be working in partnership with City Works, the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff threw down the gauntlet for the city's small business community at the Chamber of Commerce's annual general meeting at the Fireside Inn last night.

"There's a change coming that will effect absolutely everyone, not just in Castlegar, but throughout the entire province," he said. "Small business in B.C. employs one million people, accounts for over a...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Local police are reminding residents that social networking sites like Facebook are not the place to report crimes, and that false allegations of criminal activity posted on these sites can have serious repercussions.


This, after a Facebook thread last week reported that a group of men accosted one girl, who allegedly escaped serious harm, while another girl was allegedly raped....

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

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Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) wants you to vote for your favourite photo!

The Show Us Your Basin photo contest, which closed earlier this month, received nearly 1,000 images from residents across the Basin. These images have been narrowed down by a selection committee and now CBT wants...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

The B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a provincewide education campaign to raise awareness about the plight of chained, backyard dogs.


“Every year SPCA animal protection officers respond to hundreds of calls about dogs who are chained or tethered in backyards,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Author Chris Czakowski presents a a slideshow and lecture and will sign copies of her new book A Mountain Year at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Nov. 14 at 3 p.m.


Czajkowski was born and raised in the north of England. She lived and worked in Uganda, New Zealand, the South Pacific and South America.

Then, in 1988,Czajkowski walked into B.C.'s...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2009

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by Selkirk College:

On Oct.16, Selkirk College celebrated Founders' Day in honour of the individuals who sowed the seeds, laid the corner stones and created our regional college.

Nearly 40 Selkirk College founders, Ffounding retirees, chartered students, retirees and current staff enjoyed an evening which included a...

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