Stephenville Square is receiving a facelift.

Stephenville Square to receive facelift

CIty Council votes on new lighting for Stephenville Square and moves forward with plans for a meeting to be held at Stanley Humphries.

New lights for Stephenville Square

As part of its community enhancement program and budget, Castlegar city council has begun a project to clean up and enhance Stephenville Square on Columbia Ave. in downtown Castlegar. Originally a focal piece during the downtown revitalization’s original construction, the square had started to become a bit of an eyesore in recent times with overgrown landscaping and an overall sense of untidiness.

Civic works crews have already completed cleaning up the grounds and adding new mulch to the landscaping. The next step will be purchasing and installing new lighting at the square. The lighting will include canopy LED lights, enhanced tree lighting and shrub lighting. The lights will be white LED and can be left on throughout the year. The hope is that by cleaning up the area and better lighting the square, that the area will become more attractive and used by the public year round.

Date set for high school city council meeting

Council is moving ahead with a plan to hold a city council meeting at Stanley Humphries Secondary school in order to foster engagement by youth in city affairs and promote education as to the processes involved in running the city. Council has been working on this project for many months and has met with the school principal and set a date for the meeting as January 18, 2016. Council will be encouraging a group of students to attend committee meetings prior to the council meeting so they can be fully engaged in the process.

Just Posted

Storm prompts travel warning for Boundary, West Kootenay

Up to 25 cm expected on high mountain passes

Cops seize load of pot near Salmo

Traffic stop nets hundreds of pounds of cannabis

Home fuel tank fails, spilling oil near Nakusp

Officials say 700 litres may have escaped in the spill

RED Mountain resort delays opening day

Lack of snow puts damper on start of season

Body found in car at bottom of lake near Needles ferry

Police say at this time no foul play is suspected

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of infamous Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island

Young deer found near construction site in Hammond Bay area in Nanaimo, B.C.

Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature

Loggers call for action on strike, provincial stumpage

B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws

Scott Babcock found guilty of approaching a North Pacific humpback whale at less than 100 metres

Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches

The airline introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago

Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: new national study

17,000 people have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisoning

Most Read