Spring Freshet at Brilliant Dam

This time of year makes for some magical photos around the Kootenays. This is the Brilliant Dam and Generating Stations on the Kootenay River taken from HWY 3A just outside of Castlegar on the road to Nelson, BC. We often stop here with the kids to watch the memorizing flow of water over the spillway. […]

Castlegar Springs

The Grade-A services we enjoy in Castlegar from the library, water, sewer, streets and sidewalks, right through to the snow clearing operation comes with a hefty price tag. There is an indication out there that we are about to find this out, either through reduced services or increased taxes, as council balances a shift of taxes away from the industrial tax base, predominantly funded by the Celgar pulp mill.

Flagging Doggy Doo

Public spaces should be respected and kept clean for the enjoyment of all; and around here, there is a group of people who are not all pulling their weight – Dog Owners.

RDCK Smart Planning Innitiative

The Regional District of Central Kootenay, in which the City of Castlegar resides is starting out on the Integrated Community Sustainability Planning path.If you are path of the communities inside the RDCK, check out the following information about the public consultation process, and at a minimum take the survey, it is about a twenty minute […]

Transition North America Map

People get the impression that the Transition Network is mainly in the UK. Check out this map of North America with all the Cities that are currently engaged in a transition process, or have residents who are considering starting a group. View Larger Map Also, check out this site TransitionUS for information about training sessions […]