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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

City councillor Russ Hearne has been heavily involved in plans to expand and improve Castlegar recreation services, but he said he's concerned at the degree of misinformation and inaccurate rumours that seem to be circulating in the community.

He said the $25-million project, for which a referendum will be held Nov. 6, is sparking some emotionally-charged debate, and he hopes the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

 Castlegar city council has unanimously passed a bylaw that will give major industry taxpayers a break when investing in local enterprise.

Monday's regular meeting saw council pass a tax exemption bylaw which allows major industry (in Castlegar, this would specifically refer to Celgar and Interfor) to apply for tax exemption when investing $500,000 or more in their local facilities....
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

 City council, at its regular meeting Monday night, voted unanimously to demolish the Pioneer Arena when the RDCK (Regional District of Central Kootenay) terminates its current lease agreement.

A study contracted in June of last year found that, “...the majority of building components are currently beyond their expected lifespan, and that the facility as a whole is largely exhausted...
by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

More than 55 residents gathered at the Station Museum in downtown Castlegar last night to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Peace.

The hour-long event included musical presentations from local children and speeches from local dignitaries, including J.J. Verigin Jr., executive director of the Doukhobor Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC).


by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

 Castlegar residents will get the chance, tomorrow, to weigh in on the province's 2011 budget, as members of the select standing committee on finance and government services offer a public consultation meeting at the Sandman Inn from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Committee chair John Les said residents can provide budget input in a variety of ways – by attending the public hearing tomorrow,...
by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

 A comprehensive Youth Strategy intended to improve the lives of Castlegar youth will be developed by the City of Castlegar with support from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). B.C. Healthy Communities, which has supported other B.C. communities with similar projects, has also been contracted to assist in this process.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 22 2010

The Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and A.M. Ford will be partnering to help raise money in support of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Team program. Greater Trail community members will have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for the sports team by test driving a Ford vehicle. A.M. Ford will be working with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 21 2010

By: Lt(N) Michael McWhinnie, Base PA

The CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum was the setting for a rare event last Tuesday when RAdm Nigel Greenwood addressed an intimate gathering of approximately 20 people prior to pinning a Sacrifice Medal to the tunic of infantryman Cpl William Edward Salikin.
In a room fittingly adorned with a multitude of...

by Donovan Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 21 2010

 I was just reading an article called Turn Workers Into Security Partners. The article is all about the benefits of moving away from a perspective that treats employees as sheep to be protected or malicious children from whom you need to protect your network. It suggests that companies treat their staff as partners in IT security instead.

In a former life, I worked for...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 20 2010

 City of Castlegar residents can register today at www.watersense.cato receive a FREE low-flow showerhead kit, one per household, first 850. Program is a partnership between FortisBC PowerSense, Terasen Gas, City of Castlegar and Climate Sense.

Each showerhead package includes one 1.5 GPM low-flow...


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