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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 24 2010

Photo by Kyra Hoggan: BC minister of Forests and Range Pat Bell, along with mayor Lawrence Chernoff and other industry stakeholders, pose in front of Castlegar trees while promoting new forestry initiatives.

In a public announcement made at the Castlegar Forum last Thursday, provincial forestry minister Pat Bell said he thinks innovative technologies like bio-energy just may be...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 24 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is now accepting applications for its Youth Community Service Awards, valued at $2,000 and awarded based on volunteer community service rather than academic standing.

"We are particularly proud to be able to present these awards to youth, who have shown a commitment to volunteering in their communities, for them to use towards any post-secondary training...

by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Feb 18 2010

The Rossland Foodies have big plans for the upcoming year, not the least of which is a proposed name change for the group. Rachael Roussin explains. “Some of us like the foodies name but it can give people the wrong idea about what our little group is all about. Some people associate a foodie with someone that is snobby about their  food and we didn't want to give people the wrong impression....

by Ethan Barnes on Thursday Feb 18 2010

Over the years, the Rossland Rotary club has been a supporter of many building projects around Rossland including ones centred around the pool, the museum, the Miners' Hall, and Nickleplate Park. They are also very accommodating to the youth of Rossland with their Youth Exchange program, Adventures in Citizenship, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, RSS scholarship and the Interact Club. Now they...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 17 2010

Photo: Interfor vice president and chief forester Ric Slaco

Persistent rumours that Interfor's Castlegar mill is slated for re-opening have once again been denied by Interfor executives.

Interfor vice president and chief forester Ric Slaco told The Source today that, while the company very much wants to see the Castlegar mill up and running, market conditions...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 15 2010

 Teck and the BC Cancer Society (screening Program) have donated a very useful pelvic exam table to the Selkirk College Nursing program. The table was donated following a fourth year student nursing project that partnered with the community to provide cervical cancer screening for the college population. This screening took place at the Castlegar Campus, providing excellent accessibility for...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 15 2010
The Lower Columbia Community Development Team has established the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCI). The goals of the LCI include attracting and supporting new businesses, building on existing assets and knowledge and supporting development projects.
 
“ I’m quite pleased with the progress that the LCCDT has made over the last year, “ said Kevin Jolly, Chair,...
by Contributor on Monday Feb 15 2010

Up until nine months ago, the lighting in schools across School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) was old and inefficient. Many of the fixtures dated back more than 40 years.

So the district embarked on a retrofit project to replace all of the lighting in its 13 schools and maintenance building and install occupancy sensors in each gymnasium. Nine months later, the district has...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 11 2010
Selkirk College, along with other educational institutions in North America and the world, is actively pursuing environmental sustainability in all facets of its locations, hoping to reduce its overall impact on the environment. 

Last year, the Environmental Sustainability (ES) Committee at Selkirk College hired Renewable Resource Instructor Derek Marcoux, along with two students...
by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 10 2010

Photo by Kyra Hoggan: The traffic coming towards the camera will, in seconds, be hidden from view by the sign in the foreground. This photo was taken from the approximate spot a driver would stop before turning left onto Highway 22 from Minto Road.

A new twist has arisen in the controversy regarding Castlegar's 'Million-dollar alley', as residents come forward with safety...

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