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Castlegar & WildSafeBC Urge Residents to Secure Bear Attractants

With more bears active than normal in Castlegar, the City and WildSafeBC remind residents to manage attractants to avoid the preventable destruction of bears. To help, garbage bin tagging will begin next week. Bin tagging is an educational activity performed by the WildSafeBC Community Coordinator on behalf of the City of Castlegar. It consists of ......

Property Taxes Due July 4, 2022

All Castlegar homeowners should have received their property tax notice by now. All property taxes are due on July 4, 2022 and residents are encouraged to pay on time to avoid a 10 per cent penalty which is automatically applied to unpaid taxes after the deadline. The City offers the following property tax payment options: ......

Updated Dates – Water Conservation Requested

DATES UPDATED – Mercer Celgar has delayed its work scheduled for June 16/17, 2022 until June 19/20, 2022. This means water conservation is not necessary June 16/17, 2022 but will be restricted to essential use only June 19/20, 2022. The City is asking residents to limit water consumption to essential use only on June 7/8, ......

Council Highlights – June 13, 2022

Community Events Council received an update from Deb McIntosh of the Castlegar & District Heritage Society, regarding the 2022 Canada Day event, sponsored by the City. The event will take place Friday, July 1 downtown Castlegar and includes a market, BBQ and cake, live music, and games for kids, young and old. Stay tuned for ......

2021 Annual Report for Public Review

The City of Castlegar’s 2021 Annual Report is now available for public review and comment. The Annual Report includes: 2021 Audited Financial Statements Messages from the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer A progress report on strategic objectives & accomplishments Key facts & highlights 2022 priorities The report can be viewed online or ......

Kinsmen Playground Reopens

The City of Castlegar closed a portion of the Kinsmen Park playground last month due to safety issues. The issues have been addressed and the playground has reopened. The washrooms, splash park, jungle gym, swings, large open green space, and picnic tables are ready for the community to enjoy....

Council Highlights – May 16, 2022

May 15 to 21 is Local Government Awareness and Public Works Week. This is an annual initiative with the goals of generating awareness and educating the public about the roles and responsibilities of local government and honoring the contributions public works makes to our communities. Mayor and Council thanked and acknowledged staff for the important ......

City Encourages Residents to Take Action on Invasive Species

The City of Castlegar is encouraging residents to manage the invasive plants on their property in a responsible way. Invasive plants are non-native species introduced into an ecosystem they do not belong. Invasive plants lack natural predators or controls and can easily become well established. These introduced species spread quickly and out-compete native vegetation, which ......

Notice of Weed Control – 1865 Conners Road

As per the City of Castlegar Pest Management Program, the City will be undertaking weed control to the landscaping along 1865 Conners Road near the City’s South Sewage Treatment Plant. Areas will be treated anytime on or after May 20, 2022, weather permitting. Weed control in these areas will be completed with a product called ......

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