Halloween 2013 comparably calm in Castlegar

Little to deal with for fire department on Halloween night

  • Nov. 1, 2013 8:00 p.m.

With many super-busy Halloweens clear in his memory, it was a relieved Castlegar Fire Chief Gerry Rempel who provided a brief report on the morning of November 1 in downtown Castlegar.

“Halloween this year was pretty un-eventful for the fire department,” Rempel related. “We had one call last night after 11 o’clock. We got called to a tree on fire. It looked as though some fireworks were used in connection with it. Other than that it was very quiet. I’d like to thank everybody for keeping it quiet for us.”

A report from Castlegar RCMP regarding the volume of  Halloween activity had been solicited, but the Castlegar News was told such a report was not likely to be forthcoming until late afternoon or early evening on Nov. 1.

Just Posted

Castlegar athletes excel at 55+ Games

Castlegar residents bring home 28 individual medals and six team medals.

Castlegar Rebels split weekend opener

Rebels opened KIJHL regular season with a win over Grand Forks and a loss against Spokane.

Disability employment awareness month: open house and inclusive employer award

Events take place in Nelson and Castlegar this week

Kootenay author to launch memoir at Castlegar library

D.M. Ditson will share intimate memoir about sexual assault, PTSD and recovery.

LETTERS: On trails, environment, fall fair

Castlegar News letters to the editor for this week

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Nanaimo RCMP officer ‘walks on water’ to rescue lost camper

66-year-old assisted earlier this month by Mounties who can seemingly work miracles

Winnipeg student, killed in bus crash, remembered as passionate, kind

University of Victoria student Emma Machado, 18, was killed in the bus crash near Bamfield on Friday

Boy overdosed on illicit anti-anxiety drug found on Kelowna classroom floor, RCMP say

Noah Mills, 8, ingested a pink powdery substance off his Kelowna classroom floor

20 day search for missing Labradoodle in Princeton, B.C. ends with tears of joy

The search brought out bloodhounds, and groups hoping to find Mordy

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Largest driving factor is the province’s complex stumpage system that results in high fees, expert says

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

Most Read