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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 The City of Castlegar is garnering national attention for upping the 'green' ante once again, this time by requiring mandatory bicycle parking for new business construction.

Councillor Kevin Chernoff said CBC has interviewed him regarding the new regulations, which came about while city council was reconsidering its mandatory vehicular parking bylaws. Chernoff said the city...
by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

According to Atamanenko, all they had to do at last week's meeting was vote on a motion to request a 30-day extension to complete the debate on Bill C-474 and approve...
by Anonymous on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 A 21-year-old Swedish man killed himself and broadcast it over the internet via his webcam feed Monday, after posting to a message board that he had swallowed some painkillers and was going to hang himself.

At 11:51 a.m. Central European Summer Time (0951 UTC), Marcus Jannes, a student from Järna, Stockholm, posted to the Mental Health Problems forum of Sweden's Flashback message boards...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Oct 10 2010

Every one needs something to be thankful for over this particular holiday weekend – beyond the fact you're not the turkey, of course – so we decided to provide some trivia that will make you grateful you're Canadian, and give you lots to talk about over the festive dinner table.


For starters, did you know the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Canada – fully 43 years before the...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 08 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Speaker Series Endowment has exceeded its target of $200,000, thanks to the generosity and support of community members, organizations and companies.

Selkirk President Marilyn Luscombe made the public announcement at the Irving K. Barber Mir lecture featuring David Suzuki on September 22, 2010, and at a private donor reception that occurred...

by Anonymous on Friday Oct 08 2010

Charlie, a Chimpanzee in a South African zoo who became addicted to cigarettes, has died at the age of 52, exceeding the average lifespan of a captive chimpanzee by twelve years. After a video of Charlie puffing on cigarettes discarded by visitors appeared on the Internet, the animal and the zoo gained international attention and some visitors threw him additional cigarettes.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 08 2010

 Two people have been arrested on multiple charges after a bizarre chase Wednesday.

Castlegar RCMP Sg.t Laurel Mathew said police received a call about "suspicious activity" in the Canadian Tire parking lot.
 
“Police were called when someone at Canadian Tire noticed people in a white cube van throwing items out of the van in the parking lot,” said Mathew, adding...
by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 08 2010

 A resident complaint had Castlegar RCMP fearing the worst  Wednesday, when a 9-1-1 call indicated a motor home was surrounded by a huge pool of blood.

Police attended the scene, which was in front of a motor home parked in the Complex parking lot, where they did, indeed, find a huge quantity of blood, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
 
The good news, she...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Robyn Mackay, 50, will remain in police custody after a bail hearing in Nelson yesterday.

Mackay, a Castlegar resident, was arrested after a 73-year-old Castlegar man, her father, was stabbed repeatedly on Aug. 15.

“At (about) 12:15 a.m., Castlegar RCMP received a report of an elderly adult male being the victim of a stabbing incident within his residence,” said Staff Sgt. Dan...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

City of Castlegar mayor and council have referred a School District 20 (SD 20) report to committee in preparation for drafting a letter expressing dismay at the district's proposals.

The letter is in response to SD 20's new plans to reduce costs, which includes the closure of the Blueberry Communtiy School Hub.

"I thought it was important to bring this to council's attention, as...

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