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Columbia Basin Culture Tour – Aug. 13-14

Packed slate of worthwhile stops on the agenda
Cops step up for local kids

Cops step up for local kids

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) was among the many people who dropped by the Cops for Kids fundraising barbecue outside M&M Meats in Castlegar on Saturday.
Treasure shop of support for benevolent society

Treasure shop of support for benevolent society

Long serving volunteer honoured
‘Sand-sational’ sculpture starts

‘Sand-sational’ sculpture starts

The work was demanding but the artists were all more than up to the task on Wednesday morning outside the Pioneer Arena on Columbia Avenue.
Cool Crew

Cool Crew

Water Wednesday proves refreshing
Celgar celebrates 50 years of operations in Castlegar

Celgar celebrates 50 years of operations in Castlegar

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the operation of the Celgar pulpmill. In 1951 the Celanese Corporation and its Canadian subsidiary, Columbia Cellulose, formed the Celgar Development Company (Celgar Limited) and began researching the feasibility of building the first pulp mill in the British Columbia Interior — Celgar.
Making off with the goods

Making off with the goods

Zachary Linderman shows off a pair of Slurpees he didn’t pay for before leaving the 7-Eleven in Castlegar on Monday. But don’t worry, he didn’t steal the frosty drinks. July 11 was ‘Free Slurpee Day.’
Prime Location

Prime Location

Gwen Chernenkoff-Pegg took full advantage of her position at the Farmer’s Market outside the Station Museum on Saturday, using nearby tree branches to display her wares and basking in the midday sun.
Mosaic winner

Mosaic winner

LeeAnn Zaitsoff, a Grade 4 student at Twin Rivers Elementary, was selected by a jury as the winner of the SculptureWalk Mosaic Event for her entry, seen here. As the winning design, Zaitsoff’s work will be realized in a new form: a 50-sq.-ft. tile mosaic to be put on permanent display in downtown Castlegar. Zaitsoff also earned a $100 prize for her effort.
Skating for Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids

Skating for Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids

A skateboarder navigates the top of the ramp built for Tron’s Head Bang last Friday at the Lion’s Head Pub in Robson. The fundraiser was one of two held in support of Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids over the weekend. For more information on the charity, visit Facebook.com/Sk8-Shoes-4-Kids.