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By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 30 2010

 Local hockey fans can now track more than just one Castlegar hockey hero in the NHL – the Oilers' Shawn Horcoff will now have to share the local limelight with Luke Walker, 20, who was fifth-round draft choice for the Colorado Avalanche.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 30 2010

 Several hundred people attended a Celebration of Life for Zach Larsen on Saturday at the Pentecostal New Life Assembly Church.

By Harvey Oberfeld on Thursday Jun 24 2010

BC’s media has shown exactly why that new Sun TV News channel to cover Canadian events, issues and news with an edge is so badly needed.

““There’ll be a range of opinion. It’ll be different, it’ll be less politically correct. If you’re wondering what the presentation of what kind of news stories we’ll be interested in, and a flavour of the commentary that we’ll have, pick up the Sun newspaper, you’ll probably have a pretty good indication,” said Kory Tenycke, front man for the proposed channel when it was announced a few days ago.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 24 2010

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to the annual Canada Day Celebration in Rossland on Thursday, July 1, 2010. The day begins with a hike up Mount Roberts.  Hikers are to meet on the Rossland library lawn at 9:00 AM where directions and carpooling to the trailhead will take place. Some shuttles will be provided by Adrenaline Adventures. Climb to Mt Roberts and sing Oh Canada while enjoying the raising of our flag.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 24 2010

The Columbia Basin Trust's (CBT) 2010 Summer Works Program is fully subscribed, and Basin-based businesses are now employing over 100 students in the region this summer. Launched in March of this year, the pilot program offers up to eight dollars an hour in wage subsidies for small business and social enterprise.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Memorial services for 19-year-old Castlegar man Zach Larsen have not yet been scheduled, as the family awaits the conclusion of a forensic examination, to be conducted tomorrow.

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

During this time of economic recovery, many young Canadians are seeking to improve their chances at developing meaningful careers by opting to invest in higher education. But with federal funding of colleges and universities having been slashed almost continuously since the early 80s, students are expected to make up this shortfall by paying unreasonable tuition fees.

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Jun 21 2010

If things go according to right-wing Quebec millionaire Pierre Peladeau’s plans the Republicanization of Canada will, in the near future, take a in another giant leap. Peladeau, the founder and major owner of the Sun media newspaper chain (the most right-wing in Canada) is planning to launch an all news channel which has been dubbed ‘Fox news north.’ The man in charge of developing the network – and getting it past the CRTC – is Tory Teneycke – formerly Stephen Harper’s junk yard dog in charge of intimidating and manipulating the media.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 21 2010

The body of a missing 19-year-old Castlegar man, Zachary Larsen, was recovered from the Columbia River today.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said a passerby walking along the riverbank spotted the body in the river between the Robson and Kinnaird bridges.

She said a forensic examination will be conducted, but until the results are available, it's impossible to say whether foul play was a factor in the young man's death.

"We don't know, and we won't until the forensic exam is complete," she said. ''Hopefully, that will have some answers for us."

By Contributor on Monday Jun 21 2010

“Grounds for Haiti” fundraising efforts have been gearing up for the last two events of their campaign. “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and we are very excited at how this has gone,” says volunteer, Helen Bobbitt. “This has been a great experience for all involved and to know that local dollars have gone on to help long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti is what’s really so important for our supporters to know.”

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