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By Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 01 2016

A fire in the Slocan area has grown significantly today, but is not yet cause for concern, according to Southeast Fire Centre information officer Carlee Kachman.

She said the day began with the fire at just 1.3 hectares, but the blaze has since grown to six hectares.

“But it’s moving up the mountain toward the ridgeline and away from the community (Slocan Park),” she said. “No communities are threatened at this time.”

As for all the other recent lightning-caused fires in the area, she said they’re 100-per-cent contained.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 03 2016

New Castlegar Rebels head coach and general manager Bill Rotheisler has had a busy couple of weeks since taking control of the Castlegar Rebels.

The team is pleased to announce they’ve acquired the playing rights to 20-year-old Logan Styler from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. In exchange, the Thunder Cats receive the playing rights to a pair of Forwards: 20-year-old, Tyler Barrett and 19-year-old, Tayden Woods.

In 83 career games with the ‘Cats, Styler, a Forward from Prince George, scored 44 goals and added 63 assists, for a total of 107 points.

By Contributor on Saturday Jul 09 2016

Nine British Columbia students have received $2,000 each this year through Interfor Corporation’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

By Contributor on Monday Jul 04 2016

The Castlegar Rebels are pleased to announce that Bill Rotheisler has been named Head Coach and General Manager.

Rotheisler, who worked as an Associate Coach with the KIJHL’s Creston Valley ThunderCats last season, brings an impressive junior hockey resume to the Rebels. He’s served as Head Coach and General Manager of the KIJHL's Princeton Posse and the VIJHL's Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at the prep level with the Okanagan Hockey Academy and the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 27 2016

Officials at Mount Sentinel Secondary School have indicated the school will remain closed Tuesday. They issued the following bulletin on their website at 5 p.m. Monday:

"Mount Sentinel Secondary School will be open for staff members.

"As this  decision came late in the day today (Monday, June 27) there will be no school for students at Mount Sentinel Secondary School on Tuesday, June 28.

"Staff will meet together, and focus their efforts on planning for graduation and the completion of the year.

By Castlegar Source on Saturday Jun 25 2016

Little new information is being released as the investigation continues into serious threats made to Mount Sentinel Secondary School in South Slocan, but officials continue to caution parents and students to be on guard during any graduation celebrations this weekend.

The school remains closed following Friday's emergency, and it remains unclear whether it will open again on Monday.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 08 2016

The wildfire burning in the Gilpin area east of Grand Forks remains, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, at 224 hectares, according Karlie Shaughnessy, Fire Information Officer with the Southeast Fire Centre.

“With cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels, they've managed to get the fire 40 per cent contained,” she added.

Today, 64 BC Wildfire Service personnel are worked to establish containment lines and conduct burn-off operations to limit the spread of the fire. Crews were assisted by three helicopters, three pieces of heavy equipment and airtankers as needed.

By Contributor on Tuesday May 17 2016

Thirty-one new sculptures will be landing in Castlegar’s downtown this Saturday, marking the sixth year of the internationally-renowned Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Apr 28 2016

One of the arguments I'm hearing most in opposition to the city's proposed parcel tax is criticism over city council spending money on the Millennium Park Ponds – the argument being that council self-indulgently bought a shiny new toy we can't afford and now residents are footing huge tax bills as a result.

Regardless whether you are for or against the parcel tax, at least present an intelligent argument either way. This argument is childish and beyond nonsensical, and here's why:

By Contributor on Monday Apr 04 2016

The board of directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has directed staff to close the Reuse Centres at RDKB landfills.

The Reuse Centres which have been in place at McKelvey Creek (Trail), Grand Forks and West Boundary (Greenwood) landfills will shut down on April 9th .