News there was no ambulance service on Christmas day and New Year’s has upset Castlegar’s council, who are asking the BC Ambulance Service for a refund, reports Craig Lindsay for the Castlegar News.
The Castlegar Fire Department answered five calls over those two days and council wants those costs covered.
There won’t be any taxis serving Castlegar and Trail after the month is done, reports Timothy Schafer for the Trail Daily Times.
John Foglia is closing Champion Taxi, in Trail, and Castlegar Taxi by the end of January.
A four month investigation, dubbed Project E-NARTHEX, undertaken by the Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit has resulted in police identifying six drug traffickers in connection with a number of offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Interfor announced $21 million in upgrades to their mills in Grand Forks and Castlegar.
The news, made in their quarterly release, says they’ll add a new log line in Grand Forks ($19 million) and an automated lumber grading system in Castlegar ($5 million).
A Castlegar father built his paraplegic son an off road wheelchair carrier so he could get back out into the Kootenays, reports Shaw.
Clifford Brotherston was featured by the TV station late last month. His son was injured in a car accident that left him paraplegic and unable to enjoy the outdoors like he used to. So, the father built the Freedom Buggy.
The constituency office of Alex Atamanenko, MP, at 337 Columbia Avenue in Castlegar, will be open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27th to celebrate the life of Jack Layton and watch the state funeral live beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. The service from Roy Thompson Hall will be broadcast via the web. A book [...]
The mayor of Castlegar sounds frustrated with community resistance to adding a water meter to their home, according to a report by Craig Lindsay in the Castlegar News.
There’s a contracter installing water meters – which measure a structures water use – right now but not all residents are opting in.
A Vancouver-based advocacy group wants two Castlegar men who created a Facebook guide to teen sex charged under child pornography laws, reports CTV British Columbia.
Jason Osachoff and Curtis Delikatny posted the guide, “Deflowered in Seconds” on Facebook and then removed as outrage spread throughout the community.
Urban gardening and art appreciation have been brought together into one space, reports Kim Magi for the Castlegar News.
The Downtown Art Farm features garden plots, art spaces and green space.
At the time of Kim Magi’s report in the Castlegar News, Yanive Feiner was 20 hours into his 100-hour guitar session, a fundraising effort for local animal hospitals.
Feiner was feeling the lack of sleep.