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OP/ED: Castlegar Council says City strike misguided, urges Union to reconsider

OP/ED: Castlegar Council says City strike misguided, urges Union to reconsider

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the City of Castlegar in response to CUPE 2262's notice, given today, of full strike action.

The union representing Castlegar’s unionized city workers has decided to take full-blown strike action effective Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Internet technology and social media forever altering face of municipal election campaigns in Trail/Castlegar

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Even just since our last general municipal election, the internet and new technologies are dramatically changing the way civic campaigns are designed and implemented in our region. From websites to Facebook pages, online polls, You Tube and video-taped addresses, technological options are phasing out other campaign methods while adding dramatically greater depth, detail, and interactivity to candidate communication, according to Castlegar city councillor Kevin Chernoff and Trail city councillor Sean Mackinlay.

COMMENT: City pans union for hijacking election; speaks to labour stalemate

COMMENT: City pans union for hijacking election; speaks to labour stalemate

Ed. Note: This press release was issued Monday night, after CUPE's delegation to council's regular meeting, but before CUPE's public announcement of fullblown-strike action issued this morning:

CUPE 2262, the Union representing city workers in Castlegar has taken to the press to boast about how they dominated the Castlegar & District Chamber All-Candidates Forum to advance their bargaining agenda.

City CUPE workers announce full strike action to start Nov. 8

City CUPE workers announce full strike action to start Nov. 8

In a press release issued at noon on Wednesday, city workers announced they will be taking full strike action by the end of this week, with picket lines in place by Saturday.

Castlegar one of only six B.C. towns to be featured on Expedia tourism site

Castlegar one of only six B.C. towns to be featured on Expedia tourism site

Castlegar is poised to become a tourism destination location, with Expedia’s feature of the city just having gone live on the worldwide web.

“Expedia is a travel site that people use to nook accommodations, to explore places to travel, to arrange tour packages – it runs the whole gamut,” said Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk. “Millions of people go to that website every year.”

Adding to the cache is the fact the Castlegar is one of only six B.C. towns that Expedia is showcasing.

UPDATED: RCMP arrest Alberta man wanted on 51 outstanding warrants in Dawson Creek

Chance Aaron Shaw

The RCMP finally got their man Monday when Chance Aaron Shaw, was arrested by Dawson Creek police Monday.

Shaw, 23, is wanted on 51 Canada-wide warrants issued out of Alberta.

These warrants related to property offences such as: Theft and Possession of Stolen Property, Theft of motor Vehicles, Frauds, False Pretense, Uttering Forged Documents, Forgery, breach of release conditions, and physical assaults.

Corrupt elevations: killers of Canadian soldiers and the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

Corrupt elevations: killers of Canadian soldiers and the Jian Ghomeshi scandal

Is Canada at war?

This is not the simple question it once was. We have witnessed the steady degradation of language, as Orwell predicted, so that “war” has been cheapened by repetition. War on poverty, war on drugs, war on diseases, etc. have left us jaded about the meaning of war.

Man accused of stabbing on Kelowna transit bus appears in court Monday

Man accused of stabbing on Kelowna transit bus appears in court Monday

The man accused of stabbing a passenger on a transit bus in Kelowna Thursday appeared in court Monday in the Central Okanagan City.

Tyler Jack Newton, 24, was in court to answer second-degree murder charges for the stabbing of 55-year-old Caesar Rosales of Kelowna.

Newton, who decided not to seek bail, will be back in court for a scheduled second appearance on November 20.

Newton is known to police and has an extensive criminal history.

Kelowna RCMP charge suspect with second degree murder in bus stabbing

Trail resident dies of overdose; police issue warning

Trail resident dies of overdose; police issue warning

A Trail man has died after overdosing on a drug he may have believed was heroin, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

"On Oct. 19, in the early morning hours, Trail and Greater District RCMP were called to a report of a sudden death in East Trail," Oelke said. "A 41-year-old Trail resident was found deceased in a residence from a possible drug overdose.

"The BC Coroner Service have now confirmed that the male died from a fentanyl overdose."

Oelke said this wasn't the only such incident.

Tuition-Free Training Offered for Potential Transportation and Forestry Workers

Selkirk College is offering tuition-free opportunities for unemployed and under-employed residents to get the training they need for careers in the transportation and forest industries.

Responding to specific needs in the region, Selkirk College has partnered with the federal and provincial governments in launching two tuition-free programs to get unemployed and under-employed residents the training they need to be job ready.

Starting in November, eligible individuals have an opportunity to enrol in Professional Driver Training (Class 1) or Safety in Resource Industry (Forestry Training).

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