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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Public Hearing: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Marten Kruysse, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker.

This Public Hearing was scheduled to receive public input on  the following draft bylaws:

a)      Business Licence Bylaw No. 2326, 2017, and

b)      Zoning...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting:  4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Marten Kruysse, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker.

Public Input Period:

A resident complained about the light outside his place because it "lights up my place like a ball park." Manager of...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

A recent proposal by Greyhound Canada to cut bus services on a route that serves the Heritage city has city council turning to the community to petition the provincial transportation board.

City council passed a motion Tuesday night during its regular meeting to send a letter to the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) — an...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

If the Selkirk College Saints 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) home opener is any indication, it’s going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride to finish.

However, the Saints were able to regain their senses, scoring six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan.

After the ceremonial season opening puck drop...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

Sears Canada dropped a bombshell on its employees Tuesday with the announcement that the beleaguered retail chain is applying to Ontario’s Supreme Court of Justice to liquidate its remaining stores and assets.

In a news release, the company arrived at its decision to liquidate after “exhaustive efforts” found no interested buyer wanting to continue Sears Canada as a...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 09 2017

A host of legal snags awaits the regional district if it chooses to go down the road toward development permit areas to regulate the cannabis industry in rural West Kootenay, a new report warns.

Despite rural West Kootenay’s long and profitable association with the cannabis industry, the regional district government is looking at ways to regulate the green economy on the eve of the...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 09 2017

The public is invited to attend an evening learning about bats at the Lion's Hall in Invermere on Friday, October 27.

The evening, beginning at 7 p.m, is supported by Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club and the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund.

Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist, Leigh Anne Isaac, will be on hand to help with the learning about these...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Oct 07 2017

The fact that science is the foundation for civilization and democracy should be self-evident. Regrettably, that connection seems often to escape our collective consciousness. We tend to think of science narrowly as restricted to high-tech, laboratories, and the development of electric cars or travel to Mars. But everything we do collectively, from Medicare, to fighting climate change, to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

It’s official – our former, long-time CAO John Malcolm is now retired, and incoming CAO Chris Barlow attended his first council meeting as city manager at council’s regular meeting Monday night.

Malcolm came to Castlegar as CAO in January of 2008.

When asked what he’ll remember most fondly of Castlegar, Malcolm said, “There seems to have been a transformation – a continuing...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A local retired RCMP officer played a huge role in getting six Castlegar residents to safety during the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Jo-Ann Bursey, a local realtor, and her husband, retired RCMP Const. Wally Bursey, were part of a group of eight people attending the country music festival (six were from Castlegar and two from Texas).

“We went there specifically for...

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