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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 25 2010

 Police have not yet charged anyone, but the investigation continues into a brawl involving as many as 40 or 50 people outside the Element Night Club Saturday night, after a much-publicized “foam party” at the venue.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff said the call came in at about 2:40 a.m.
 
“I guess this had been brewing and tensions had been building inside...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 25 2010

 Residents will be able to vote in a referendum Nov. 6 regarding a proposed $25-million expansion of the Castlegar and District Recreation Complex.

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff said the RDCK (Regional District of Central Kootenay) board of directors has to approve the referendum date at its regular meeting tomorrow night, but he thinks that's merely a formality and the vote will...
by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 24 2010

 On Aug. 24, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call of a disturbance/assault in the 1700 block of Pass Creek Road.
 

Upon arrival, a 24-year-old male was noted to be bleeding heavily from the head. He had been struck by a heavy object. He was transported to Trail hospital and then on to Kelowna, where it was discovered he has a fractured skull. At this...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 24 2010
by: Zoe McKnight, National Post
 
A global campaign has emerged to save the dozen or more black bears found protecting the site of a million-dollar marijuana grow-op in British Columbia. Doreen McCrindle, a Calgary woman who said she is just an animal lover, is behind an online push to stop the B.C. government from euthanizing the bears.
 
"The...
by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Aug 24 2010

Castlegar police are working on a file that serves as a cautionary tale for would-be criminals:

If you're going to steal a bunch of stuff, including a car, you'd do well to avoid having a couple of drinks before toodling aimlessly around town at 2:45 a.m. in said stolen car, which happens to contain a bunch of other stuff you've stolen, too.
 
“At 2:45 a.m.,...
by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 24 2010

 On Aug. 23, Nakusp and Slocan Lake RCMP took down a large outdoor marihuana grow operation. The grow op was located on Crown land near McKean Road in Winlaw. The three adult male suspects were arrested on scene, attending to the plants.

A total of 657 plants were removed as well as a significant amount of cash seized from the individuals involved.
 
The suspects, a...
by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Aug 23 2010

 Police got to see evidence of the other Big Bang theory in Greenwood last week, as the execution of a search warrant uncovered dynamite, a grenade and several loaded weapons.

“It should also be noted that the residence had a surveillance system set up with a live camera view of the front gate/yard area onto a 36-inch TV screen inside the house,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Dan...
by Anonymous on Monday Aug 23 2010

 A Vincent van Gogh painting has gone missing from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo, Egypt. The painting, which was cut from its frame, goes by the name "Poppy Flowers" or "Vase with Flowers" and is valued at approximately $50 million. The work was previously believed to have been recaptured from an Italian couple at Cairo airport, but Egypt's culture minister Farouk Hosni confirmed that the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Aug 22 2010

 There are now three Facebook groups and an online petition with almost 1,000 signatures, all dedicated to saving the bears found at a Christina Lake grow-op last month.

 
The online...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
The fate of up to 15 bears who were being fed by a woman in Christina Lake, possibly as guards for a grow op, is in the hands of nature. The woman involved with the July 30 marijuana bust on her property has been feeding bears for years. Neighbours near her residence have often been worried about the potential problems that come with human-habituated bears, and now the problem is wrapped up...

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