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by Castlegar Source on Sunday Nov 08 2009

Photo by Randy Lebedow

Castlegar fire crews were among those that responded to a spectacular blaze in Trail Saturday night.

Fire chief Gerry Rempel said Castlegar sent both a crew and firefighting foam, but despite the best efforts of five different fire departments, the remains were still smouldering at 1 p.m. today.

Details on the fire itself remain sketchy, but...

by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Nov 08 2009

Photograph by Randy Lebedow

Late yesterday afternoon a massive fire broke out at the Toxco Waste Management facility in Waneta. Five different fire companies were dispatched to fight the blaze, which raged through the night.

Early reports indicate that sulphur dioxide gas was emitted during the fire, but Operations Manager Kathy Bruce has stated that the gas poses no...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 05 2009

Could the worst of the recession be behind us? Has Rossland reached its low point and begun its rebound? Signs are popping up quite literally along Columbia Avenue in the past two months that would indicate that might be the case.

Following a winter that saw a number of businesses disappear off our main street, including Delich Jewellers, Red Mountain Furnishings and the Red Mountain...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Nov 05 2009

In a weekend filled with ghost, ghouls and goblins of all manner and fashion, Rossland Secondary provided fodder for nightmares both real and acted for local kids up at the Rossland Museum.

RSS’s regularly anticipated evening of eerie escapades made a return back to the Rossland Museum’s LeRoi mine site for this year’s event. Having last hosted the event in the mine three years ago, the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 05 2009

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:

"Claims made on Facebook of a female being chased by unknown assailants in the downtown core of Castlegar in early October are not...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 03 2009

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/...

by LoneSheep on Monday Nov 02 2009
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by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 02 2009

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.

The RCMP Southeast District Serious Crimes Unit, who is continuing their investigation into the murder of Fulton, announced...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Nov 02 2009

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,”...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 02 2009

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...

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