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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.

An impromtu memorial has been established at Mushroom Park (at the corner of 2 Street and 6 Avenue), however, where mourners are leaving flowers, candles, teddy bears and other tributes under photographs and...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 23 2010

 Castlegar's the worst in the Kootenays and the fourth-worst out of 160 B.C. municipalities in terms of the tax burden placed on businesses as compared to residential taxes.

This, according to a June 15 report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which indicates only the communities of North Saanich, Revelstoke and Tumbler Ridge showed a greater gap between what...
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...

by Allyson Kenning on Monday Jun 21 2010

 I am in my mid-thirties and I have never owned a vehicle in my life.  I realize what an anomaly that is, and in some ways I kind of take pride in this fact.  I can even be a little smug in that my carbon footprint is slightly less than your average Canadian's.

I have been a transit-taker all of my adult life, and having lived in three big Canadian cities, I have had so many interesting...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jun 21 2010

This column should help give you ways to minimize your exposure to heavy metals. Also, if you work where exposure is a possibility, this will give you ways to protect yourself on an ongoing basis.

Some of the symptoms of heavy metal exposure are diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, anemia, slow healing acne, high blood pressure, kidney damage (elevated BUN, creatinine),...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 17 2010
In a conflict that dates back to the 1970’s, the battle over the Gilpin Grasslands near Grand Forks between cattlemen and conservationists is still unresolved. Grand Forks City Council has found themselves the go to point for both sides of the controversy to try and garner government support for their cause. This round had council once again redirecting the conflict back into the hands of...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 17 2010

City council was talking green at this Monday’s meeting. Recommendations from the Energy Task Force submitted to the city on January 4th made their way onto the agenda. While the recommendations were not accepted as presented, there were nevertheless environmental wins, according to the task force, in simply getting the discussion to the table.

Growing out of the Energy Task Force’s...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 17 2010

Amid two years of regional recreational battles, there has been a quiet recreational success story going on just over the hill outside of Rossland. For the past few years a dedicated core of volunteer players, sport builders and course constructors have worked hard to build a fun and affordable recreation experience, free from government control and inter-city bickering. What is this mythical-...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 17 2010

Imagine a program that promotes the joy of reading, celebrates the writers living in the Kootenay Boundary, and provides a chance to discuss a great book and its themes. There is such a program, in its second year of connecting people through the literary arts: One Book One Kootenay.

Last year, The Kootenay Library Federation, representing 19 libraries in the East and West Kootenays and...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 17 2010

The old Bank of Montreal building continues to come back to life. On Monday, June 21st the building's second tennant Shine Salon opens up above the former law office space.

Stephanie Skrudland, owner and stylist showed the Telegraph around their renovation project.

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