Castlegar council approves bylaws and grants

Financial plan and taxes get final approval at council meeting as well as several grants.

Bylaw adoption

City council passed four bylaws at Monday’s council meeting. Final approval was given to the five year financial plan, 2016 tax rates, the storm water management parcel tax and its accompanying parcel tax roll. The five year plan and tax rates are part of the budgeting process and the parcel tax will see a $150 per year tax added to each city parcel over the next ten years in order to fund upgrades to the city’s storm water system.

Emergency services camp grant

Council approved a $200 grant to the Nelson Police Department to assist with the costs of conducting the 2016 Emergency Services Camp to be held April 29, 30 and May 1, at L.V. Rogers Secondary School in Nelson.

The Nelson Police Department, School District #8 teachers, Nelson Fire Rescue, Nelson RCMP, Nelson Search and Rescue, the Canadian Armed Forces and the BC Ambulance Service work together to create a program for youth to understand emergency services that are included in the career market. This is the 17th year this program has been offered.

The program is designed to provide a police academy environment for 25 local students in Grades 11 and 12. The organizers are currently accepting applications from students attending area high schools.

Roller derby grant

Council also approved a grant of $350 to assist with the costs associated with the Dam City Rollers Women’s Roller Derby Team hosting a Roller Derby three game event on May 14 in Castlegar. The event will feature teams from Spokane, Wa. and Fernie, BC.

The Dam City Rollers is Castlegar’s women’s amateur competitive roller derby team. The team has been around for six years and according to supporting documents their purpose is to promote the competitive sport of roller derby in the Castlegar area and to support and encourage women’s fitness. The team has represented Castlegar on a provincial scale at events in Armstrong, Revelstoke and Vancouver, BC.

Just Posted

Smoke-free summer a boon for West Kootenay tourism

Tourism centres seeing numbers up

Saving lives on grocery list for Castlegar responders on Wednesday

Crews attended local supermarkets three times during the day

Black Press Kootenay Career Fair underway in Cranbrook

Today, Thursday, August 22, around 40 employers will be waiting to meet potential new employees

National trail group decries province’s plans for West Kootenay trail

Converting trail back to motorized use will harm its international reputation, says official

Cannings to pedal through South Okanagan — West Kootenay riding

MP leaves from Nakusp on Aug. 23 and ends in Kaleden on Aug. 29.

Black Press Career Fair underway in Cranbrook at Days Inn

Opportunities abound for employers and job seekers

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Police watchdog investigating two officers after Langley teen’s suspected overdose

According to IIO, two officers were deployed to help Carson Crimeni but did not locate him before he died

Kelly Ellard gets day parole extended for six more months

Ellard was convicted of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk in 1997

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. hockey player excited to join Humboldt Broncos

Defenceman Sebastien Archambault played last two seasons with Junior B Sicamous Eagles.

Huawei executive’s defence team alleges Canadians were ‘agents’ of the FBI

eng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport has sparked a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

On vaccines, abortion, Goop, doctor Jen Gunter says: ‘I have a duty to speak up’

She speaks out on menstruation, the wellness industry and vaccines

Most Read