Castlegar Council briefs:

Free rides possible on Earth Day

  • Mar. 18, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Chris Stedile

Castlegar News

 

 

 

Castlegar city council is looking into offering a Free Ride Day on Earth Day, April 22. Council hopes it will show the benefits the city’s transit system has to offer.

Councillor Dan Rye also mentioned new bike racks could be in the works.

“We want to see people riding their bikes and getting out of their cars so we’re trying to make that as easy for them as possible,” he said.

Additional bus shelters are also being discussed.

Progress is also being made, albeit slowly, on the matter of an electric car charging station.

“I know it’s been brought up many times,” said Rye, “but I think we’re getting closer [to a solution].”

 

 

Council may meet in schools

Councillors Florio Vassilakakis and Bruno Tassone met with School District 20 board representatives to pitch their idea of bring council meetings into the school.

 

Instead of having kids take time out of their days to view the meetings, the two councillors proposed meetings be held within Stanley Humphries during regular school hours. Vassilakakis said all the feedback they received was positive and trustees suggested they would like to see it happen.

 

 

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