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by Contributor on Monday Apr 19 2010

 On April 17, 2010 members of the Trail RCMP with the assistance of the Regional General Investigation unit executed a search warrant on a residence on Balsam Road in Fruitvale. A large, sophisticated indoor marihuana growing operation was located inside the residence, along with a loaded handgun and rifle.

843 plants were seized along with several pounds of dried marihuana bud.

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Apr 18 2010

It's official!

Interfor is gearing up to re-open its Castlegar mill this summer, according to Interfor chief forrester Ric Slaco.

“We are preparing for a potential July start-up of the mill on a reduced operating basis,” he said.

Slaco was not available to comment further as to why this start-up is possible and whether the city's new major industry tax...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 14 2010

The Castlegar branch of the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range (known as the Arrow-Boundary Forest District Office), is being downsized to a field office, with fully a quarter of the jobs there being lost.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry told The Source today that, of the 60 positions currently filled in Castlegar, 15 were eliminated in what is being labelled a “workforce...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 13 2010

Joining the ranks of most universities and colleges across Canada, Selkirk College welcomed its first two international students from Saudi Arabia, Sahal Amin Hussein and Abdulaziz Saeed Alqahtani, in late February. These students have been followed by five others who  arrived in early April. 

The current King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, has made a five-year commitment to...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Apr 11 2010

George Penfold, regional innovation chair at Selkirk College, doesn’t believe that we have a food security problem. What he does believe is that Canadians have an appetite problem instead. An appetite for inexpensive, convenient foods year round that is also reliant on using a great deal of agricultural land for one purpose – grain. If people are worried about the future of food, Penfold...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 06 2010

Prevention is a word that is well known to herbalists.  The practice of herbal medicine uses herbs to nourish and strengthen the body and increase vitality. Herbs play a role in cancer prevention in several ways.  They can increase immune function and detoxification, and help the body and mind cope with the everyday stresses of life and cancer.  Other herbs act as direct anti-cancer agents,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 06 2010

Spring is in the air and the earth is waking up! On Friday, Apr. 9 the Grand Forks & Boundary Regional Agricultural Society invites you to join them in their spring celebrations complete with a chicken splat contest!

The society is thriving and leading a variety of projects in the Boundary region such as: the Community Gardens Project, Seed Bank, Senior Boundary Growers, Poultry...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

The KCTS is pleased to announce that our funding through the Regional District of Central Kootenay has been secured for the 2010 summer work program. This $65,000 will allow the KCTS to employ a maintenance crew of 3 people on the trails network and the trails manager.
The KCTS is also fortunate to have an additional $100,000 in federal government funding through the Job...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

"For a child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does 'just for fun' and things that are 'educational.' The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play." -Penelope Leach

Science, like all subject matter in life, can be taught, read in textbooks, and memorized. To truly learn in a meaningful manner, however,...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 31 2010

Photo by Kyra Hoggan: Former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm discusses the HST with residents at the Castlegar Public Library Monday.

Roughly 50 people showed up at the Castlegar Public Library Monday morning to hear former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm slam the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) due to take effect on June 1 of this year.

Vander Zalm, in this stop of his...


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