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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...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Oct 05 2009

Castlegar city council returned triumphant this weekend from the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention, held in Vancouver from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.


All six councillors, along with the mayor, were in attendance for a convention that saw unanimous support for the key issues Castlegar brought to the table – most particularly, concerns over major industry taxation, after...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Oct 01 2009

In a decision brought by the B.C. appeals court Thursday, the provincial government is being held liable for negligence in a case involving a four-month-old Castlegar infant.

The infant, now six years old, was violently shaken by his father on Sept 16, 2002, suffering permanent injury, and the child's maternal grandmother is now seeking more than $6 million for the child's future care....

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 30 2009

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff found a sympathetic audience when he presented at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention yesterday, with a unanimous resolution passed today to forward Chernoff's concerns to the provincial government.

"When I told (our) story, I talked about the model," he said, explaining he's referring to the model used by the provincial government to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 30 2009

Selkirk College, FortisBC and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program have joined forces to protect the natural habitat along the Kootenay River. In particular, the riparian (riverside) area near the oxbow at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers.

The Castlegar Campus of Selkirk College is located adjacent to this valuable habitat. Recently, the trails near the Kootenay...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 29 2009

 A three-minute video showcasing Castlegar and her residents has been officially unvieled and will air on screens at the Vancouver International Airport throughout the 2010 Olympics.

Castlegar was one of 15 B.C. communities chosen for the project, as a way to highlight the province's appealing and diverse offerings to the thousands of visitors expected in 2010.

As many as 80,000...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Sep 28 2009

Police have released the identity of a victim of a jet ski mishap on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake on Saturday.

Nelson resident Randy Geist, 41, died after falling from his jet ski.


Nelson RCMP Cpl. Michael Stefani said police received a call just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, reporting two people in distress.


“The incident reportedly occurred as the driver ......

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