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ADMIN – CONTROLLED VOCABULARY

The controlled vocabulary for castlegar.ca can be found below. A controlled vocabulary is a standardized set of words, phrases, and formatting to provide a consistent user experience and searchability.


  • headings should be capitalized – Why Do I Have a Water Meter? NOT Why do I have a water meter?; Why is Community Planning Important? NOT Why is community planning important?
  • 250-365-7721 NOT (250) 365-7721 NOT 250.365.7721
  • #101 – 445 13th Avenue NOT #101-445 13th Avenue
  • $1,500 NOT $1500 NOT $1,500.oo
  • 5 year NOT five year, 2 week NOT two week BUT Five-Year Financial Plan
  • 24 hour notice NOT 24-hour notice
  • 1,000 Litres NOT 1,000 litres NOT 1000 Litres
  • 7:00 am to 10:00 pm NOT 7 am to 10 pm
  • 7:30 am – 2:30 pm NOT 7:30am – 2:30pm NOT 7:30am-2:30pm NOT 7:30 a.m. NOT 7:30 AM NOT 7:30 A.M.
  • and / or NOT and/or
  • Annual Budget NOT annual budget BUT budget
  • Avenue not avenue NOT Ave. NOT Ave
  • BC NOT B.C.
  • Building Permit NOT building permit
  • Bylaw NOT bylaws
  • City NOT city
  • City Hall NOT city hall NOT City hall; City Hall, City of Castlegar
  • City of Castlegar snow removal NOT the City of Castlegar snow removal
  • Committee of the Whole NOT Committee-of-the-Whole
  • Communications department NOT Communications Department, Financial Services department NOT Finance Department
  • cross-connection NOT cross connection
  • FAQ NOT FAQs
  • Fire Hall NOT Firehall
  • Fire Protection Service NOT Fire Department [?] NOT Castlegar Fire Rescue [?] NOT Fire Service
  • Fire Department [?] NOT Fire Protection Service NOT Castlegar Fire Rescue [?] NOT Fire Service
  • FireSmart NOT Fire Smart
  • follow-up NOT followup
  • Home Owner NOT Homeowner NOT home owner
  • i.e. NOT ie. NOT ie
  • June 30 NOT June 30th
  • licence NOT license
  • litre NOT Litre NOT Ltr
  • Mastercard NOT MasterCard; Visa NOT VISA
  • online NOT on-line
  • pick-up NOT pickup
  • Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan NOT Prepayment Plan NOT Pre-payment Plan NOT Pre-authorized Tax Prepayment Plan
  • Pre-Authorized Utility Payment Plan NOT Pre-authorized Debit (PAD) program
  • Property Tax Notice NOT Tax Notice NOT tax notice NOT property tax notice
  • Summer NOT summer
  • Service Cards NOT service cards
  • Street NOT street NOT St. not St
  • Tax Certificate NOT tax certificate
  • timelines NOT time-lines
  • web page NOT webpage
  • website NOT web site

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