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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

 More than 20 people showed up for a public hearing Monday night on the rezoning of a property on 21 Street just off Columbia Avenue.

The property is the proposed site of a new two-storey building to house J.J.'s Fashions, but residents expressed concerns that the street is too narrow to allow proper traffic flow.
“There were concerns about that, but the...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

 City council, at its regular meeting Monday night, decided that public education isn't doing the trick and it's time to start enforcing bylaws meant to reduce the amount of unsecured garbage drawing hungry bears into the city.

The issue arose after remarks made by Mayor Lawrence Chernoff drew national media attention, shedding an uncomfortable spotlight on the fact that 73 bears have...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

 As many as 100 people were on hand at the Complex Saturday morning to discuss the proposed $25-million expansion plan, which includes a new sheet of ice, a new tot pool and more.

The meeting was designed to provide information to residents so they may cast an educated ballet in the upcoming expansion referendum, which is slated for Nov. 6.
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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

The City of Castlegar is one of 15 communities and one First Nation across BC that is looking to develop and expand innovative solar power programs.

The City will receive $5,000 in funding to enable them to develop solar hot-water programs in an effort to promote clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas and create a more sustainable community.
"It (the funding...
by Global Voices on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

 Amidst heightened security precautions the 2010 Commonwealth Games officially begins today in New Delhi, India. The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event which is held every four years since 1930 between the athletes of members of the Commonwealth of Nations. For the first time this event is being hosted by India, and surprisingly it was subject to much criticism and controversy from...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Wally Penner, Vice President of Community Partnerships, is leaving Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to join SNC-Lavalin Inc. as the Regional Project Manager for the Waneta Expansion Project, announced Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Wally to literally be a part of building a legacy that both present and future generations will benefit from; however,...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2010

 Columbia Power Corporation (CPC) and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced today that they have formally signed a partnership agreement with Fortis Inc. (Fortis) to construct the Waneta Expansion Hydroelectric Project, south of Trail, BC. The agreement will see Fortis with a 51-per-cent share of the project, CPC with 32.5 per cent and CBT with a 16.5-per-cent share. CPC will act as project...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 01 2010

After questioning the Grand Forks woman who murdered her 12-year-old neighbour, the BC Review Board ordered her to spend one year in custody at BC’s Psychiatric Forensic Hospital.

The board made the decision on Kimberly Noyes after asking her about her ongoing mental illness. Noyes was found ‘not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder’ in the killing of 12-year-old John...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 A 24-year-old Castlegar man arrested charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), has been arrested once again, this time for breaching the conditions of his release.

The man was arrested on Sept. 1 after the Castlegar RCMP detachment...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 29 2010

 Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is currently at the annual general meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) in Whistler, and he said there's been no shortage of interesting material to keep delegates busy, with issues including industrial taxation and term limits for municipal representatives.

“We had a meeting yesterday on major industrial taxation,” said Chernoff, who...


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