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RCMP refute Facebook postings; caution against using social media for crime reporting

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RCMP refute Facebook postings; caution against using social media for crime reporting

Castlegar RCMP are cautioning residents that using Facebook as a method of reporting crime in the city is both dangerous and irresponsible - largely because heresay often gets the facts all wrong.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Deb Postnikoff explains:

Castlegar residents included in RCMP drug round-up

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Castlegar residents included in RCMP drug round-up

Two Castlegar residents were among 12 arrested in relation to a months-long RCMP drug investigation, according to RCMP Inspector Nick Romanchuk.


“On Oct. 29, a three-month investigation lead by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment General Investigation Section culminated with warrants for arrest being issued for 12 alleged drug dealers from throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary,” he said.

Local Gas Prices

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Lowest Gas Prices in Castlegar, Christina Lake, Fruitvale, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Montrose, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, Warfield
 

RCMP seek witnesses to Fulton murder

John Fulton, photo from online, Facebook

The Grand Forks community was devasted in August when 12-year-old John Fulton was found dead in his neighbour's home. Shortly afterward police arrested Kimberly Noyes for his murder. On Oct. 31, police issued a request for possible witnesses to come forward.

Gaming centre a go for 2010

Gaming centre a go for 2010

Photo: artist's rendering of the proposed new gaming centre, courtesy the City of Castlegar.

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff said today that the $7.9-million gaming centre slated for Castlegar is still very much on the books, with Terrim Properties' Terry Segarty spearheading the development.


“He's still a part of the project – he's just bringing in a partner,” said Chernoff, adding that a meeting last week between Segarty, the mayor and senior city staff helped clarify the project's future direction.

Province responds to allegations of diminished H1N1 vaccine supply

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Province responds to allegations of diminished H1N1 vaccine supply

Ed Note: the following is a press release from the B.C. provincial government, issued Oct. 30:

Despite unexpected delays in the manufacture of pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine in Canada, all British Columbians who need or want the vaccine will be able to receive it before the end of the year as has been said previously, Minister of Healthy Living and Sport Ida Chong and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall reiterated today.

Rossland's Ghosts 2: cold sweat, hair on end, in need of a drink

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Rossland's Ghosts 2: cold sweat, hair on end, in need of a drink

I’ve decided that someone should rehash Stephen King’s The Shining and film the updated version, or sequel if you will, here in R-Town. We can track down the kid that originally played Danny Torrance, son of aspiring writer and troubled Overlook Hotel caretaker Jack Torrance (played by Jack Nicholson in the original Stanley Kubrick directed film). You remember the kid- “Red rum… Red rum…”

CBT wants your vote on photo contest

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CBT wants your vote on photo contest

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Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) wants you to vote for your favourite photo!

The Show Us Your Basin photo contest, which closed earlier this month, received nearly 1,000 images from residents across the Basin. These images have been narrowed down by a selection committee and now CBT wants residents to choose the winning photo.

“CBT sincerely thanks all residents who showed us the many great angles, views and stunning locations of our region,” said Neil Muth, CBT president and CEO.

SPCA launches new campaign

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SPCA launches new campaign

The B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a provincewide education campaign to raise awareness about the plight of chained, backyard dogs.


“Every year SPCA animal protection officers respond to hundreds of calls about dogs who are chained or tethered in backyards,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

“It’s devastating for these animals because they are social, pack animals and they suffer a wide range of maladaptive behaviours when they are isolated from humans and other animals.”

Author to present at Castlegar Library

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Author to present at Castlegar Library

Author Chris Czakowski presents a a slideshow and lecture and will sign copies of her new book A Mountain Year at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Nov. 14 at 3 p.m.


Czajkowski was born and raised in the north of England. She lived and worked in Uganda, New Zealand, the South Pacific and South America.

Then, in 1988,Czajkowski walked into B.C.'s Central Coast Mountains to build a homestead, a business, and a life.

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