Flag to fly over Millennium Park

City council has granted a request from the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary club to install a flag at Millennium Park.

File photo of a Canadian flag.

File photo of a Canadian flag.

City council has granted a request from the Castlegar Sunrise 2000 Rotary club to install a flag at Millennium Park.

Rotary has already been involved in other Millennium Park improvements including the green gym and Celgar Pavilion.

The project will be the club’s contribution to Canada 150 celebrations. The plan is to have the flag installed before the July 1 celebrations that will be held at the park.

“There are so many great things down at Millennium Park and this just ties it all in,” said Coun. Dan Rye. “We are proud of the park and we are very proud of Canada. It is a great thing that the club has done.”

The new flag will be positioned near the green gym. The pole will be 60 ft. tall and the flag will be 6 ft. by 12 ft. The total cost of the $12,000 project including installation will be paid for by the Sunrise 2000 Rotary.

Composter rebate program

The City of Castlegar will once again be offering a utility invoice rebate to residents who purchase backyard composters.

The program will allow residents to choose their own composter and will provide a $25 rebate on the following year’s utility invoice.

Composters must be new and purchased from a local supplier.

Proof of purchase, location, and photograph of installed composter must be provided along with the application.

Last year, eight residents participated in the program. The program will be funded for up to $5,000.

Bee and chicken pilot projects

The city is still looking for a few more residents to participate in the beekeeping pilot project. So far three residents have applied and the city would like to see at least five participants in order to have enough data to properly analyze the program. If you are interested in participating, contact City Hall for more information.

The city has received enough applications for the backyard chicken project to move forward.