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by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 13 2009

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff is still hoping Zellstoff Celgar will pay its delinquent $3.6-million tax bill for 2009 ... before 2010 budgets become finalized, he said in an interview with The Source today.


Also a member of the board of directors for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Chernoff is helping in the preliminary budget process for the district...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 12 2009

Hours of hard work and care have been ruined in a senseless act of vandalism. Sometime between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning vandals destroyed about 20 trees that were planted in the last month at Angus MacDonald ball park in Grand Forks. The damage was discovered on Thursday morning by city works crews.

Grand Forks city Mayor Brian Taylor said the damage was devastating to the...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 12 2009

Local family service workers feel that nobody is noticing subtle but damaging provincial government cuts that are eroding valuable services for families. The latest on the chopping block are the provincial offices of the Infant Development Programs, the Aboriginal Infant Development Program and Supported Child Development. These programs are supports for the local professionals who care for...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Nov 12 2009

Grand Forks gathered around the Cenotaph on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to recognize those lost in wars past and present. The annual ceremony was organized by the Royal Canadian Legion. A large crowd came together to honour the fallen including members of the ambulance services, fire departments, border services, legion members, scouts, brownies and guides, and RCMP.


After a parade to the...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 12 2009

Interior Health would like to remind everyone that hospital Emergency Departments are designed for the treatment of seriously ill patients and those requiring urgent care. If you go to the Emergency Department when your symptoms aren’t serious, this can result in high volumes and delays in treatment.

Most cases of the H1N1 flu virus in BC have been mild, with people recovering on their...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

Area Conservatives have given Rossland's Stephen Hill the nod to take a run at re-capturing the riding in the next federal election, in a 161-to-132 upset over incumbent Tory nominee Rob Zandee.


Members of the Conservative Party of Canada gathered in Grand Forks and Oliver, as well as at the Fireside Inn here in Castlegar, to choose their candidate in a bid to re-take what was one...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 11 2009

Ed.: This is a press release from the Interior Health Authority

The clinics listed below will provide H1N1 vaccination to those at highest risk of serious complications (see below) from H1N1 flu virus, as well as the seasonal flu shot to those 65 years and older and those at risk of health complications from the flu.

Note: The eligibility criteria has expanded to include...

by Nik Green on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Defense attorney for Kimberly Ruth Noyes claims lack of full disclosure of evidence by the Crown has resulted in further delays in Noyes' arraignment. The hearing for the murder of 12-year-old John Fulton was held in the Grand Forks courthouse Monday, Nov. 9 although the accused was not present. Defense attorney Deanne Gaffar represented Noyes by telephone conference, while prosecutor Phillip...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2009

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting municipalities, regional districts and First Nation communities to participate in the Columbia Basin Water Smart Initiative (Water Smart) http://www.cbt.org/watersmart, which is working to establish a comprehensive approach to achieve a 20 per cent Basin-wide reduction in domestic water consumption by 2015.

"The goal of Water Smart is to develop a...

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...

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