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By Contributor on Sunday Apr 14 2013

For two weeks this year, in celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the downtown Castlegar office of RHC Insurance, with the help of Gaia Janitorial Services, is sending their compostables like lunch scraps, coffee grounds and used paper towels over to Selkirk College.

In 2011, Selkirk College began operating a large composting vessel as part of a pilot composting program on their Castlegar campus.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Apr 14 2013

Bill Bennett's Castlegar visit today coincided with a press release issued from his ministry regarding bodychecking in youth hockey. Bennett, B.C. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, didn't speak to the release, as he was here to acclaim BC Liberal candidate for the West Kootenay Riding Jim Postnikoff, but the issue is sure to garner some attention from sports fans in the region.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Sunday Apr 14 2013

Like most parents in Canada, I have grieved for Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old teenager that committed suicide April 7 after being sexually assaulted two years ago. After the assault, she was cyberbullied until her breaking point.

As a parent, this terrifies me. I know I am in way over my head. Every parent feels that “kids didn’t act like that when I was young.” But for parents today, it’s a little more accurate.

By Contributor on Saturday Apr 13 2013

Today's BC Liberals have announced that Jim Postnikoff will be their candidate in Kootenay West for the upcoming provincial election.

Postnikoff is a small business owner and worked as a millwright in the mining and forestry industries for 25 years.

"Today's BC Liberals have balanced B.C.'s budget and they have a plan to grow our province's economy - that's why I'm running for them," said Postnikoff. "It took this province years to recover from the damage caused by the NDP, we cannot head back down that risky path."

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 08 2013

On April 7, at approximately 09:25 a.m.,Salmo RCMP responded to a vehicle crash involving an automobile and a parked dump truck on Railway Avenue (Hwy 6) near 3 Street in Salmo.

The male driver was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. The male has been identified as 52-year-old Salmo resident, Roger Irwin.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Apr 07 2013

My son and I have been gluten-, dairy- and soy-free all his almost-15 years of life. I don't mind admitting, when I first went gluten-free, I almost starved. I was scared to eat anything – I'm on the extreme end of the continuum in terms of celiac disease, and I was terrified of the pain and sores and mental/emotional incapacitation (if I find myself struggling with debilitating depression, I need only look back on what I've been eating to find the culprit – it's almost always a food issue).

Needless to say, I take the diet VERY seriously.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Apr 04 2013

Kaslo RCMP Cpl. Shaun Begg says yet more of the property stolen during Break and Enters involving 4 unoccupied buildings in the Johnson's Landing slide area has shown up, this time on the front steps of a local church. Other property, believed to have been stolen from residences in an area still deemed to be unstable from an earlier fatal mudslide some eight months ago, turned up about three weeks ago, piled neatly at the side of an area road.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 03 2013

An issue that came before council last night could prove contentious enough to end up a platform issue in the upcoming provincial election, according to councillor Deb McIntosh.

This after a presentation, at council's regular meeting, by Dana Schmidt, of the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 03 2013

A search for a young Trail woman with Down's Syndrome ended well yesterday when she was found safe and sound near Fruitvale.

RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton said police received a call in the mid-afternoon yesterday, saying 17-year-old Alyssa Berdusco had not shown up for school that morning.

"needless to say, it caused a lot of worry for her parents ... but it ended well," he said, explaining police, family members and the trasnit authority were looking for her. "We didn't have any reason to believe she had come to harm.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 02 2013

Two people have been charged with arson in relation to two fires that destroyed a van and a church in Castlegar last week, according to RCMP Inspector Nick Romanchuk.

“18-year-old Lee Wilding of Castlegar and a 16-year-old Castlegar female have been charged,” he said, adding he can't name the female because of her age.

“She was taken before a JP (Justice of the Peace) and released on a number of conditions,” he said. “He (Wilding) is still in custody and will appear in court in Grand Forks today.”