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By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 15 2012

Disputed oil pipelines, the Occupy movement, threats to Canada's pension system: in a time of expanding public attention to social issues, a writers' retreat in New Denver May 11-13 will consider writing that focuses on social justice.

The Convergence Writers' Retreat will offer three talks/discussions on aspects of social change writing, three writing workshops on a variety of themes,...

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 12 2012

After a five-and-a-half-year tenure at the helm of the city’s largest commercial venture, Al Hitzroth will be bidding Zellstoff Celgar adieu.

Hitzroth, Celgar’s 55-year-old managing director, Operations & Technical, told The Source that his final day will be February 24, as he relinquishes Celgar’s top spot to current director of strategic initiatives Kevin Anderson.

By Anonymous on Thursday Feb 09 2012

By Kyra Hoggan, Castlegar Source

The City of Castlegar is asking Interior Health Authority (IHA) spokesperson Diane Gagnon to attend the public portion of city council’s next meeting, to discuss the unscheduled closure of Castlegar’s emergency ward last Saturday.

This, after city officials received a letter of apology for the poor communication before, and during...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 06 2012

Tonight’s city council meeting will almost certainly see disgruntled residents and representatives, after Castlegar’s emergency ward was closed without notice Saturday.

People - even first responders - seeking medical care were met, at the hospital doors, with a sign that read, “Emerg dept closed for today (Sat Feb 4) Please head to Trail or Nelson Emerg Dept” (sic).


By Bill Metcalfe on Thursday Feb 02 2012


The City of Nelson is going to restore and develop Cottonwood Creek from Cottonwood Park to the CPR rail line, creating a network of small public spaces. This will take place mainly in two fragments of the creek on either side of the Baker Street Bridge.

In this video, Thomas Loh takes us to the banks of Cottonwood Creek and tells us about his ideas for the project.


By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 02 2012

New Democrat leader Adrian Dix and the party advanced education critic Michelle Mungall joined students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna Wednesday to call on the B.C. Liberal government to reinstate needs-based student grants.

The gathering was part of the February 1 National Day of Action for post secondary students across the country.

“Ten years of...

By Contributor on Tuesday Jan 31 2012

By Boundary Sentinel

Two vehicles were totalled after a collision between a marked RCMP vehicle and a Toyota Prius, Thursday, Jan. 26.

At about 1:15 p.m. a westbound Toyota Prius collided with an eastbound RCMP Chevrolet Sierra pick up truck at Collins Road and Highway 3, east of Grand Forks.

According to an RCMP media advisory, both vehicles landed on the...

By Anonymous on Tuesday Jan 31 2012

By Castlegar Source

Mercer International, the parent company of Castlegar's pulp mill, Zellstoff Celgar, is filing a $250-million claim indicating discrimination on the part of B.C. Hydro is costing the company  about $19 million of incremental energy sales every year.

The claim, according to a Mercer press release issued Jan. 26, is against the government of...

By Contributor on Sunday Jan 29 2012

Selkirk College in Castlegar is pleased to partner with SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development and the Upper Columbia Co-operative Association.

This partnership will bring the highly regarded Certificate Program for Community Economic Development (CED) program to the Kootenays, starting July 2012.

The SFU Certificate Program for CED accepts only 20 participants each...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 28 2012

Slocan Valley RCMP are on the lookout for a local resident as a result of an investigation from the spring of 2011 and charges have been formally laid against Kai Niels Lind-Rasmussen for drug production and trafficking.
The charges are the result of an April 6 investigation into the killing of an alpaca by two dogs at a Winlaw property.

During the course of the dog...