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Castlegar without ambulances on X-mas, New Year’s

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by in Castlegar

Castlegar without ambulances on X-mas, New Year’s

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.

Taxi service done by the end of the month for Castlegar, Trail

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by in Castlegar, Trail

Taxi service done by the end of the month for Castlegar, Trail

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.

RCMP nail five drug dealers

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by in Castlegar, Crime

RCMP nail five drug dealers

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 plans upgrades to Grand Forks, Castlegar mills

Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 by in Castlegar, Grand Forks

Interfor plans upgrades to Grand Forks, Castlegar mills

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).

Father builds offroad wheelchair for his son

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by in Castlegar

Father builds offroad wheelchair for his son

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.

MP’s office invites people to celebrate Layton’s life

Posted on 26. Aug, 2011 by in Castlegar

MP’s office invites people to celebrate Layton’s life

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 [...]

Castlegar mayor pushes residents to water meters

Posted on 17. Aug, 2011 by in Castlegar

Castlegar mayor pushes residents to water meters

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.

Group calls for charges against ‘rape manual’ authors

Posted on 22. Jul, 2011 by in Castlegar

Group calls for charges against ‘rape manual’ authors

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.

‘Art farm’ opens in Castlegar

Posted on 22. Jul, 2011 by in Castlegar

‘Art farm’ opens in Castlegar

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.

Marathon guitar session underway

Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by in Castlegar

Marathon guitar session underway

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.