Castlegar’s Property Maintenance Bylaw

Castlegar City Council mis close to adopting a new property maintenance bylaw, which will require owners to keep theiir propoerty free from noxious weeds, insect infestations and rubbish. Additionally, sidewalks will become the property owner’s responsibility to keep clear of snow, dust and debris; and boulevards in general must be kept in a safe and tidy condition, including mowing grass and trimming trees and shrubs.

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Castlegar Rebranded

The City of Castlegar recently went through a re-branding exercise. This was undertaken by a steering committee, who ended up with a couple of layouts and tag lines for the logo. The City ended up choosing the playful, “Happily Ever After”. Now I understand that this is marketing speak and designed to play on the fairytale notion of Castle(gar).

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Castlegar Caught in the Middle

To catch everyone up on the story, Celgar, a subsidiary of Mercer International, runs the pulp mill locoated way out on the north western extremity of the City’s boundary, alongside the now closed Interfor lumber mill on the banks of the Columbia River at Hugh Keenlyside Dam.

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