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Strong words from MP Atamanenko after Conservatives push through motion to extend mission to Middle East

NDP MP for BC Southern Interior, Alex Atamanenko, feels sick following Monday's vote in the House of Commons to extend the mission in the Middle East for another year.

Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior is angry that the bombing mission in the Middle East will be expanded from Iraq into Syria.

The mission was extended for another year following the motion passed Monday by a Conservative majority in the House of Commons.

The Conservative dominated House passed the motion by a 142-129 margin to extend the mission for up to a full year and authorize bombing runs in Syria against targets belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Saints reload roster for run at fourth consecutive BCIHL title

Nelson Hurry is a dominating presence on the blueline and will fit into a Selkirk College Saints defensive unit that is losing several key members to graduation. — Photo by Sarah of the Summerland Steam

With a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship now part of the history books, the Selkirk College Saints continue to build towards continued success.

The hockey program is pleased to announce the playing commitments of Brett Huber and Nelson Hurry to attend and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2015-2016 BCIHL season. Both players are fresh off successful junior careers with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Summerland Steam.

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

On October 7, 1978, 21-year-old Kim Fofonove was found severely beaten, in Trail B.C. His homicide has never been solved.

All these years later, his family is hoping that with the assistance of a private investigator, several new tips and the reclassification of the RCMP file as 2nd Degree Murder, they will finally learn what happened to the athletic young criminology student who was on the path to becoming an RCMP officer himself.

Blast from the Past: Smoke Eaters and Firefighters, a proud shared history for Trail and Castlegar

Blast from the Past: Smoke Eaters and Firefighters, a proud shared history for Trail and Castlegar

Castlegar deputy fire chief Sam Lattanzio was, this week, treated to a fun demonstration of the power of Kootenay connections – from past to present, Trail to Castlegar, Smoke Eaters to firefighters.

You can help Robson artist win international pop award

You can help Robson artist win international pop award

You expect to hear that pop music award winners hail from New York or even Toronto … but Robson? Castlegar Source readers are about to get the opportunity to win one of three copies of the debut CD of Robson pop award nominee Reiss Zibin.

Nine jobs leaving region as Castlegar Finning closes shop

Nine jobs leaving region as Castlegar Finning closes shop

Some bad news for Castlegar on the job front – despite gaining five salaried jobs/employees from Nakusp Interfor (announced in March), the city is now losing nine positions as Caterpillar distributor Finning Canada’s Castlegar branch closes its doors and the parent company attempts to relocate its Castlegar employees to other positions within the company.

Babita Khunkhun, corporate communications manager with Finning International, said they have no intention of abandoning their customers or their employees.

Help Robson firefighters put the boot to Muscular Dystrophy

Help Robson firefighters put the boot to Muscular Dystrophy

Join Robson Fire Fighters on March 28 as they hold out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to look out for Fire Fighters with boot in hand and stop by to contribute to the cause at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas on Broadwater Road Robson on March 28 from 7am to 7pm. 

Castlegar kicks off daffodil campaign

Castlegar kicks off daffodil campaign

City Hall was the centre of this year’s kick-off the annual Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month fundraiser, designed to raise both funds and awareness to eradicate cancer.

Castlegar event leader Kara Lariviere (you may recognize her as one of the city’s intrepid volunteer firefighters) said Mayor Lawrence Chernoff has long been a terrific help to the campaign.

Free pain management workshops in Castlegar and Trail

Free pain management workshops in Castlegar and Trail

Trail or Castlegar residents dealing with chronic pain or illness may find their lives eased, as Self-Management BC (a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Victoria) is offering free workshops in both cities to help both pain sufferers and their friends/families/caregivers.

Downtown business owners band together to shape future of city core

The Millennium Ponds have been identified as a significant attraction and commercial driver for Castlegar's downtown.

There’s fresh excitement brewing and a movement afoot in our city’s downtown core, as businesses and non-profits alike connect with the city in the hope of furthering their growth and sustainability goals. This, after a small steering committee met with city council’s Cultural and Civic Pride Committee on March 11 to gauge city interest in such a partnership.

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