October 2014

Celgar speaks to stink situation

Celgar speaks to stink situation

Celgar is offering some information regarding the pungent stench recently emanating from the mill.

Spokesperson Sandy Hinter said today that a mechanical problem is at the root of the odiferous issue.

City of Castlegar issues press release re: potential strike

City of Castlegar issues press release re: potential strike

Castlegar city council convened a special in-camera meeting on Friday night, Oct. 3, to consider the union’s rejection of an independent mediator’s recommendations which, if accepted by the union, would have brought the current labour dispute to an end. CUPE Local 2262 previously rejected the city’s final offer and implemented strike action in the form of an overtime ban. The union had previously booked out the mediator before returning for a second round of mediated negotiations.

Saints look to alumni to fill out coaching staff

Selkirk College Saints defenceman Stephan Gonzales scored a goal on Friday night against Eastern Washington, but the locals dropped the season opener 4-3 in overtime. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.

Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.

Firefighters offer explosive family fun

Firefighters offer explosive family fun

A local fire department needs YOU to help them raise funds to stage an explosive event.

Midnight train controversy draws angry crowd to Community Forum

Midnight train controversy draws angry crowd to Community Forum

More than 100 people crammed into Castlegar’s Community Forum last night (Oct. 6) to attend a council meeting in which a CP Rail delegate was set to speak to the new nighttime train schedule in the area. There were also quite a few people there to see Communities in Bloom volunteers honoured for their spectacular work and wins in this year’s competition, as well as a group of city workers attending to give council members papers outlining the union’s current issues in regard to their limited strike action.

More regulation not the solution to the dispute between CRTC and Netflix

More regulation not the solution to the dispute between CRTC and Netflix

The Fraser Institute

Malzer named as new board chair for Interior Health

Erwin Malzer . . . selected as the next head of the IH board

Erwin Malzer of West Kelowna has been named to head the board of Interior Health Authority as current Chairperson Norman Embree tenures his resignation at the end of this year.

My hypocrisy*: I take “lessons” from Medieval History

My hypocrisy*: I take “lessons” from Medieval History

Inventing the idea of The Middle Ages

Nature in Flux: Biodiversity and Invasive Species-Juried Art Exhibition

Nature in Flux: Biodiversity and Invasive Species-Juried Art Exhibition

The Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee is hosting a Juried Art exhibition, with the theme of invasive species and biodiversity. The exhibition will be open to the public from October 10th to November 8th 2014 at the Kootenay Gallery of Art, in Castlegar. This exhibition is intended to raise the profile and public discussion around invasive species and biodiversity within the Central Kootenay region.

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Mill fire near Burns Lake injures three

Mill fire near Burns Lake injures three

Three people are seriously injured after a mill fire near Burns Lake, according to RCMP Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman.

"On Oct. 9, at 8:59 a.m., the Burns Lake RCMP was notified of a fire at a local mill located 16 km east of Burns Lake and were called in to support BC Ambulance Service and the Burns Lake Fire Department," Tyreman said.