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Out with the old: Nelson Commons begins

Nelson Commons general manager Deirdre Lang and project manager Russell Precious take a look at the first days of the demolition of the old Extra Foods building. — Suzy Hamilton photo

It won’t take long to bring down the old building.

But it will take longer to put up a new one.

And Nelson residents Lena and Marty Horswill can hardly wait. The retired couple bought a two bedroom condo in the Nelson Commons, a 54 unit retail/residential complex that came one step closer to reality this week, when the first cement blocks of the old Extra Foods building were demolished.

Serial armed robber strikes again?

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On Jan. 28 at 3:59 p.m., the Dawson Creek RCMP received a hold up alarm at one of the local financial institutions.

A lone male entered the establishment, produced a firearm and demanded money. No one was injured during the robbery and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The description provided by the business employees is as follows:

·         •White male

·         •25-35 years old

Ski to Fight Cancer: "Slopes for Hope"

Ski to Fight Cancer:  "Slopes for Hope"

 Take it to the slopes and help the Canadian Cancer Society fight back against cancer at the 3rd Annual Slopes for Hope Red Mountain on February 22. Slopes for Hope Red is a family friendly ski-a-thon in which participants attempt to ski or board the vertical distance of Mount Everest in one day (29,029 feet). Participants can sign up as individuals for a personal challenge, or in teams and split the distance between team members.

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

The second annual Road Hockey Rumble on Saturday served as the kick-off event for Castlegar’s bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2015.

Four teams went head-to-head in the Complex parking lot: The fire department, RCMP, media and city council/staff. (The media and council teams were beefed up by assistance from players from both the Castlegar Rebels and The Selkirk Saints).

Dog walker gets stiff sentence

Dog walker gets stiff sentence

Lower Mainland dog walker Emma Paulsen was sentenced today to six months in jail and has been given a 10-year ban on owning animals and a lifetime ban on caring for other people’s pets.

Coroner apologizes for delay in returning remains of Pickton victim

Coroner apologizes for delay in returning remains of Pickton victim

The BC Coroners Service has issued a statement to clarify issues surrounding the remains of one of the deceased found on the Pickton farm in 2002.

The BC Coroners Service wishes to emphasize that the remains discussed in a Jan. 28, 2015, news conference by the mother of victim Stephanie Lane do not represent new evidence.

Couple in custody after series of crimes

Couple in custody after series of crimes

Two people are in police custody after a rash of crimes in Trail and Kamloops, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

"In the early morning hours of Jan. 23, the Trail RCMP were called to two commercial break-and-enters in the city within an hour of each other. Ackland Grainger and Gerick's Cycle both had their front doors smashed and cash and property stolen. Video surveillance captured images of the male suspect and a vehicle," Oelke said.

Crime spree sees three men sentenced

Crime spree sees three men sentenced

Three men arrested in Castlegar after a brief crime spree have pleaded guilty and been sentenced, according to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

"On Jan. 27, Huyghebaert, Pike and Smith entered guilty pleas on a number of the charges," Hall said. "As a result, Huyghebaert and Pike received sentences of 50 days in custody and a $100 Victim Surcharge each. SMITH received a sentence of 80 days in custody and a $100 Victim Surcharge."

Local environmental groups have mixed opinions on wolf cull

Valhalla Wilderness Society believes a park maybe the answer, instead of the wolf cull.

Local environmental groups are at odds over the province’s recent decision to cull nearly 200 wolves in the region, in an effort to save a herd of endangered mountain caribou.

The province announced plans last week to cull up to 184 wolves in an “immediate action” to protect the South Selkirk mountain caribou herd, which has dwindled to just 18 members, and is in danger of extinction.

Castlegar Art Walk call to artists

Castlegar Art Walk call to artists

To all Visual Artists,

Plans are under way for Castlegar’s 2015 summer Art Walk. An ongoing venture for Castlegar, the Art Walk has been a welcome opportunity for artists to show their work to the community and its visitors, in places of local business.

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