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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Castlegar's the worst in the Kootenays and the fourth-worst out of 160 B.C. municipalities in terms of the tax burden placed on businesses as compared to residential taxes.

This, according to a June 15 report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which indicates only the communities of North Saanich, Revelstoke and Tumbler Ridge showed a greater gap between what...
by Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 21 2010

The body of a missing 19-year-old Castlegar man, Zachary Larsen, was recovered from the Columbia River today.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said a passerby walking along the riverbank spotted the body in the river between the Robson and Kinnaird bridges.

She said a forensic examination will be conducted, but until the results are available, it's impossible to say whether foul...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 21 2010
On June 19 at approximately 10:10 a.m., a 48-year-old resident of Grand Forks was operating a motorcycle with a passenger traveling north-bound on Highway 33.
 
About 10 kilometres north of Beaverdell, the motorcycle he was operating collided with a deer. As a result of this collision the operator died from his injuries. The male passenger was transported to the Kelowna...
by Mona Mattei on Monday Jun 21 2010
A revolving crowd enjoyed all the day had to offer at the Christina Lake Homecoming on Saturday, June 19. The first annual community event was a huge success for the organizers who wanted to develop a regular community celebration at the Lake. Activities included a pancake breakfast, entertainment and an art sale throughout the day, tours at the Christina Living Arts Centre, the official...
by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 21 2010
For the second time in a year, the Boundary will be highlighted on TV as the film crew from West Coast Escapes wrapped up their three-day whirlwind tour of the Boundary last week. The crew shot vistas around the region, unique activities such as spelunking caves, and visited typical tourist locations in Greenwood, Christina Lake and Grand Forks.
 
The crew from CHEK...
by Contributor on Sunday Jun 20 2010

A new monthly meat draw will feature not just any product - it will offer only locally produced food. On June 15  the Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society held their first monthly meat draw. The money raised will help to build the mobile abattoir - a unit that will...
by Contributor on Friday Jun 18 2010

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is making a gradual return to work after she donated a kidney and her husband Ed underwent a successful kidney transplant. The couple participated in a Canada-wide ‘domino’ kidney transplant that involved six people. Ms. Conroy volunteered to donate a kidney to her husband, but was not a compatible donor for him, so instead donated to another matched recipient...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jun 17 2010
The man who has been missing since Saturday, June 12 in the Kettle River has been identified as Dimitry Kolodka of Grand Forks. Kolodka was the operator of Dimitry’s Roofing and had an estranged wife in the area but no close family. His family in the Ukraine were notified yesterday of his disappearance said Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP Detachment.
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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 17 2010

 Castlegar RCMP detatchment commander Sgt. Laurel Mathew said she's received some feedback indicating a public perception that police have given up on the search for 19-year-old Zach Larsen, who disappeared June 6.

She said nothing could be further from the truth.
 
“It varies, but as many as five officers at a time are working this full-time. Every lead that we...
by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 17 2010

 The family of missing 19-year-old Castlegar man Zachary Larsen has posted a $10,000 award for any information leading to the young man's safe return.

Larsen was last seen at around 3 a.m. on June 6. There was a possible later sighting at 5 a.m. in the city's downtown core, but police have been unable to confirm the person seen was, indeed, Larsen.
 
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