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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.

Saving fingers all part of Selkirk College Carpentry new table saws

Selkirk College Carpentry Instructor Dan Brazeau runs an elk sausage through the new SawStop table saw to demonstrate the safety features which enable the blade to stop without cutting flesh. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Carpentry Program shop has become a safer place to learn with the addition of three top end table saws that employ the latest flesh-saving technology.

Using an elk sausage, Carpentry Instructor Dan Brazeau held a demonstration of the new industrial SawStop table saw that uses an electrical signal to stop the blade in less than five milliseconds when flesh is detected.

“A school should be the safest spot possible, so it’s important to have the latest technology,” said Brazeau.

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.

Alleged pedophile to face charges 40 years later despite fleeing country

Alleged pedophile to face charges 40 years later despite fleeing country

The Prince George RCMP have assisted in the successful deportation of a former Prince George resident wanted on sexual assault and assault related offences dating back to 1974.

In September 1974, Raymond Douglas MacLeod, then 32 years old, was arrested in connection with an assault and sexual assault of a female who, at the time, was under the age of 10. The offences were alleged to have taken place at a residence on Upland Street in Prince George, BC.

Frustration grows over loss of Mammo Unit at KLH

Kootenay Rhythm Dragon boaters do not agree with IH decision to move diagnostic mammography to Trail. — Submitted photo

Nelson resident Mary Walters was 45-years-old when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.

Back in 1994, she went to Kootenay Lake Hospital for her mammogram, biopsy and surgery to remove the cancer.

With the help of radiation in Vancouver, she survived.

Government fires AGLG after failed review process

Government fires AGLG after failed review process

The province has fired AGLG (auditor general for local governements) Basia Ruta, the first person to have held this position in the newly-created office, after she completed only two local government audits during the three years of her tenure. A press release issued this morning also cites problems with an attempted review process of Ruta's leadership as part of the motivation for the dismissal.

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