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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 14 2009

Photo: Castlegar Chamber of Commerce executive director Pam McLeod.

More than a dozen local business interests were on hand Oct. 6 at the CBT Forum (across from city hall) to hear from Jon Garson, vice president of public policy development for the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, regarding the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Representatives were on hand from the Castlegar,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 14 2009

Photo: city councillor and coordinator of the Community Harvest Food Bank Deb McIntosh

Today, for the first time, a drop-in centre opened its doors to offer Castlegar residents a helping hand.

The new drop-in centre was open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with volunteers on hand to help residents find and access a massive range of services available in the community, from...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 14 2009

This October, Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series will feature two presentations which include Canadian journalist, broadcaster and author on international affairs, Gwynne Dyer, and executive director and president of the Pura Vida Foundation, Marni Beninger.

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 14 2009

The following is a press release issued by the Bright On Castlegar Committee

On Jan. 24, 2010, Castlegar residents will be given the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to celebrate the Olympic spirit as the Olympic flame makes it way through Castlegar for the first time.

The City of Castlegar "Bright on Castlegar" committee, comprised of the Recreation Department,...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Oct 11 2009

A massive police crack-down on outdoor marijuana grow-ops this summer saw RCMP seize 14,130 pot plants from 88 sites throughout the region.

Inspector Nick Romanchuk said the investigative team even included an RCMP helicopter from Kelowna.

“Based on a conservative estimate, it is believed that these seizures prevented approximately 11,500 pounds of marihuana bud from...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 07 2009

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

The province will build a new secure, state-of- the-art corrections facility adjacent to the existing Surrey Pretrial Services  Centre and connected by tunnel to both the courthouse and police station, Solicitor General Kash Heed announced today.

Surrey was selected as the best location for the 180-cell facility...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 07 2009

The UBCM (Union of B.C. Municipalities) conference was a productive venue for Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff, who not only garnered support in addressing industrial taxation issues, but also met with Premier Gordon Campbell as part of the Highway 3 improvement coalition, and was selected as a member of the B.C. Mayors' Climate Change Caucus.

Chernoff said the meeting with the...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 07 2009

B.C. Transit is holding open houses across the region, and two of these public consultations are slated to take place in Castlegar.

“Your comments are important for us to better understand the transportation needs of residents in this region and to plan for future transit improvements,” is the explanation written on B.C. Transit's promotional posters.

There is also a...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 07 2009

This is a community march in support of women and children's safety. Everyone in the community is invited - women, men, children and pets.

The march will start at the Canadian Tire parking lot (2000 Columbia Avenue). The march will leave the parking lot at 6:15 p.m. (with an RCMP escort) and proceed on the sidewalk to the Safeway parking lot. People are encouraged to bring...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 05 2009

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

In anticipation of a resurgence of the H1N1 virus, B.C. doctors will receive additional compensation to provide increased access to care for patients.

As part of an agreement between the province and the BC Medical Association, two new temporary fee codes, "Telephone Advice Regarding H1N1...


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