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POLICE: Busted grow op no 'Ma-and-Pa' enterprise

POLICE: Busted grow op no 'Ma-and-Pa' enterprise

Earlier this morning, members of the Castlegar RCMP detachment, along members of the crime reduction unit, executed a search warrant for theft of electricity at a residence located on Columbia Road in Ootischenia, according to Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"Upon entry into the residence, a sophisticated three-room grow op was discovered containing approximately 400 marijuana plants," Orr said. "During the search, members did locate the hydro-electric bypass, which has been removed, and power to the residence has been cut off for safety.

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

Update:

Letter to the Editor:

On May 7, President and CEO of Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Brent Tremblay, wrote a letter to local media outlining his concerns with the proposed capital tax on financial institutions that the NDP has discussed implementing if we win government on May 14. Firstly, I want to thank Brent for expressing his concerns and, having met and discussed this issue with him, I understand that as CEO he is responsible for the wellbeing of KSCU and its members.

Generation Squeeze Campaign: A Better Generational Deal?

Generation Squeeze Campaign: A Better Generational Deal?

CBC Radio recently aired an interesting interview on with Dr. Paul Kershaw, an associate professor in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC, who has started an initiative called Generation Squeeze. We’ve all either heard of or personally experienced the Boomerang Generation, where children we thought we had successfully launched into the world return to our family homes, usually for economic reasons.

Food for thought: A little friendly ribbing

Food for thought:  A little friendly ribbing

There's something about this amazing weather that turns every red-blooded Canadian's mind to ... that's right ... BARBECUE!

Ribs being the quintessential barbecue item, I spent many years longing for barbecue but unable to find gluten-free barbecue sauce we could eat. Oh, the horror.

Council to hear March crime reduction report

Council to hear March crime reduction report

At its regular meeting Monday, Castlegar City Council will be receiving its monthly Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) report for the month of March.

In said report, CRU commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr outlines some of the Castlegar CRU's accomplishments for the month (except those that create privacy issues in terms of reporting).

March 1:

“An 18-year-old male facing a charge of manslaughter was on bail and under several conditions, including house arrest, stemming from a violent altercation in May of 2011 in Trail,” Orr explained.

Interfor closes deal to allow for increased Castlegar production

Interfor closes deal to allow for increased Castlegar production

International Forest Products Limited, better known as Interfor, announced today it has closed its deal to purchase two timber tenures in the Kootenay Region from Springer Creek Products Limited Partnership.

UPDATED: Fire at Interfor extinguished

UPDATED: Fire at Interfor extinguished

Fire chief gerry Rempel reports the fire was extinguished befoe midnight last night. The cause is still unknown, but Rempel says they're not treating the fire as suspicious.

Previous story:

A fire in the waste wood piles at Interfor is covering the Castlegar/Robson area with smoke, but officials say firefighting efforts are beginning to pay off.

Fire Chief Gerry Rempel told the Source at 5:15 p.m. that high winds had originally made the fire difficult to fight.

Author's reading brings laughter/camaraderie/bodily fluids to Castlegar library

By Anne DeGrace

A rollicking tale of long hours, camaraderie, and bodily fluids—along with a healthy dose of humour—comes to Castlegar & District Public Library on May 13 at 7 p.m. with a presentation by author Jennifer Craig.  

Yes Sister, No Sister, is a funny, engaging memoir of the author’s life as a trainee nurse in the 1950s in Leeds, England, delivered with Craig’s trademark Yorkshire humour. The book made the London Times bestseller list and has sold in excess of 100,000 copies.

The Boundary Sentinel heads in a new direction

The Boundary Sentinel heads in a new direction

When life brings you change it is often hard to shift gears to meet the new direction you need to head. Most of you have seen the new style of the Boundary Sentinel that arrived last week. The new look comes with a shift in the Sentinel as a whole.

Creston couple earns prestigious honour, jobs on the way

And the winner is . . . everyone.

A Creston couple has been recognized as producing the “Best Pure Juice Prodcut in the World" during the at the World Juice Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Susan & Gary Snow believe that their innovative and world class pure cherry juice is leading the way in attracting world-wide interest. With several national & provincial awards under their belts, they may very well be on their way.

Awareness of their product is steadily circulating throughout North America & Europe, with the latest request coming from Florida.