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Meet your 2011 Miss Castlegar candidates

Eight girls vying for the title of Miss Castlegar will take the stage next Friday to put their skills they’ve learned over the past five months to the test.
Sports Shopping Spree

Sports Shopping Spree

Ashley Jorge from Mallards Source for Sports presents Ryan Stainer with a $250 shopping spree that he won from entering online at sourceforsports.com.
Lending a Helping Hand

Lending a Helping Hand

Larry Bomak, operations manager (far left) and Dan Wack, board chair of Heritage Credit Union present Lilith Swetland, Hannah Hadikin and Diane Ermacora from the Circle of Habondia Lending Society with a cheque for $2,500 for their Community W.I.S.H. Project (Women In Sustainable Housing). The project helps women by assisting with securing housing and providing the opportunity to improve money management. The funds will be a huge asset to the group, Ermacora said.
Kinnaird Elementary joins the Stream of Dreams

Kinnaird Elementary joins the Stream of Dreams

The grounds at Kinnaird Elementary got a whole lot brighter last week with the installation of 350 colourful fish on the fence around the school.
Volunteers key to century-old church’s restoration

Volunteers key to century-old church’s restoration

Volunteers have been heavily involved in the renovations and revamping of the Robson Community Memorial Church.
Making Castlegar even more welcoming

Making Castlegar even more welcoming

Peter Wulowka of Raccoon Carpentry and Steve Jerome donated their time to help Darlene Kalawsky of Communities in Bloom beautify Castlegar’s welcome sign near Blueberry last week. Wulowka, with apprentices, plans to team up with Communities in Bloom throughout the summer to bring his carpentry creativity to area residents. To contact Wulowka, phone 365-9810. The rocks used for the planting were donated by Marwest Industries.
Spring Fling 2011

Spring Fling 2011

Organizers with the sixth annual Spring Fling are calling last Saturday’s event a success, with residents from all over the West Kootenay coming to attend the festivities.
Hiking for Hospice

Hiking for Hospice

Around 35 people participated in Sunday’s Hike For Hospice, bringing in a total of $2,000. Participants had the option of walking a short route down 3rd Street and around 13th Avenue and back, or a longer route down the Millennium Walkway. This was the 9th annual event that occurs across Canada.
Curves contributes

Curves contributes

Haley Fry of Curves in downtown Castlegar shows food donations and a cheque for $250 collected during the month of April to be donated to the Community Harvest Food Bank. Current Curves members brought in food donations and anyone that joined as a member during the month of April donated $30 to the food bank instead of paying a service fee. Each jellybean on the wall behind the food represents a pound of food collected, totalling 225 pounds.
Plenty to see and do at Garden and Nature Fest

Plenty to see and do at Garden and Nature Fest

It is almost that time again: the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest is just around the corner!