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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 16 2010

Castlegar has really been put through the wringer in the past few weeks.

Tons of bad news, most of it involving young people – the high school student arrested for possession of child pornography, then, days later, the so-far unsuccessful search for 19-year-old Zach Larsen.
 
Days of fruitless searching until the Search and Rescue (SAR) teams just had...
by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 16 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) sets its overall strategic priorities every three to four years. The priorities provide overarching direction for CBT in terms of delivering benefits, pursuing investment activities and managing corporate operations in the Columbia Basin region. The current strategic priorities expire this year.  

"Setting clear priorities helps Columbia Basin Trust decide...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jun 15 2010

What started as a pleasant day of canoeing in the Kettle River has ended in tragedy for two men from Grand Forks. On Saturday, June 12 the two men launched their canoe south of Beaverdell into the river. Later a passing motorist was flagged down by one of the men saying that this friend was missing in the river. The one man had swam to shore and made his way to the highway seeking help.

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by Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 14 2010

 The body of 29-year-old Castlegar man Josh Evin was recovered from the Kootenay Canal today.

Nelson Search and Rescue, along with an RCMP dive team, had been searching the canal since 2 a.m. Sunday, after a motorcycle accident threw both Evin and his passenger into the waterway.
 
The passenger was able to make it to shore, but was badly injured. Evin drowned....
by Contributor on Monday Jun 14 2010
You have an opportunity to actually stop an invasion!  It’s rather thrilling to know that you can stop an invasive species before it damages the ecosystem, harms animals and people and becomes expensive and time consuming.
 
A Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) plant and rosette were found on Kerr Creek Road between Midway and Greenwood last year. It is the first sighting...
by Contributor on Monday Jun 14 2010

Selkirk College’s Co-operative (Co-op) Education program is continuing to provide students with opportunities to expand their learning experiences through effective work placements. 

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Degree program (BGIS), Selkirk student Tammy Steen has had one previous work term with BC Timber Sales in Campbell River and is...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jun 13 2010

After nearly two weeks of rain the sun came out in full force for the Grand Forks Relay for Life. The annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is held in 53 communities across B.C. and the Yukon, and Grand Forks ranks well with the total raised at the time of printing at $31,253.

The day opened after a welcome from Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor and a warm-up with...

by Contributor on Saturday Jun 12 2010

 Selkirk College’s Co-operative (Co-op) Education program is continuing to provide students with opportunities to expand their learning experiences through effective work placements.

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Degree program (BGIS), Selkirk student Tammy Steen has had one previous work term with BC Timber...
by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jun 11 2010

An exhaustive search for 19-year-old Castlegar man Zach Larsen has been suspended as of 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, but police say they will continue to investigate his disappearance.

“The police are not giving up,” said Cpl. Deb Postnikoff. “Although the ground search has been suspended, the Castlegar RCMP investigators continue to work around the clock investigating the numerous leads/...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 10 2010

While contentious issues of conflict of interest guidelines and the composition of the district parent advisory council are still on the table, the School District 51 Board of Trustees dealt with a busy agenda at their last meeting. Major decisions made include proceeding with four full-day kindergarten classes in Grand Forks despite lower enrollment numbers, starting...

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