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Winter Closures at Parks Begin This Week

With the days getting cooler, seasonal closures begin this week at Castlegar’s parks. The natural swimming ponds at Millennium Park and the splash zone at Kinsmen Park are now closed for the winter. The seasonal park washrooms and water fountains remain open and are expected to close in mid-October. These closures are necessary to prevent ......

City Requesting Water Conservation

The City of Castlegar is requesting that residents limit their water consumption to essential use only on October 7, 2023. Water conservation efforts are being requested to accommodate major maintenance activities required at Mercer Celgar. During this time, the City’s main water supply will be restricted and the City will rely on reservoirs for water ......

Bear Season – Do Your Part to Help Protect Them

The City and WildSafeBC remind residents to manage bear attractants to keep our community safe and avoid the preventable destruction of bears. Bears have a strong sense of smell and can easily become food-conditioned, so it is important for residents to deter bears by managing household waste and treating them as unwelcome visitors if they ......

Rescinded Water Quality Advisory

The precautionary Water Quality Advisory for the City of Castlegar has been rescinded. This decision was made in collaboration with Interior Health now that turbidity levels have improved to within acceptable limits. This was determined following monitoring and assessment of the water turbidity levels over the weekend. The Water Quality Advisory was put in place ......

Water Quality Advisory

Effective immediately, City of Castlegar residents serviced by the City’s water system will be under a Water Quality Advisory. During a Water Quality Advisory, Interior Health and the City recommend that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water (brought to a rolling boil for at least ......

Campfire Ban Lifted in Time for Long Weekend

Small campfires are now allowed in the City of Castlegar. This follows an announcement earlier today by the BC Wildfire Service rescinding the Category 1 campfire prohibition in the Southeast Fire Centre that was put into place on July 10, 2023. “With the cooling temperatures, we know this is good news for many people going ......

Temporary Closure of Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park Required to Complete Fire Smarting

Zuckerberg Island will be closed on September 7 & 8 to complete fire smarting work in the Heritage Park. This work is part of the City’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan and includes mitigating potential wildfire fuels to help protect people, land and structures from wildfire. The fire smarting work is done through a partnership with ......

City Asking for Your Help with Sorting Garbage From Yard Waste & Kitchen Scraps

This week, the City of Castlegar collected weekly organics carts and bi-weekly garbage carts together for the first time. Throughout the week, City staff completed compliance audits and tagged carts with educational information for residents who will need to adjust their sorting practices before the next collection. To make the first week easy, the contractor ......

Davidson Brook Wildfire No Longer Burning

The Davidson Brook wildfire is now out. The Castlegar Fire Department would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported its efforts to contain the wildfire and keep the community safe, with special thanks to the BC Wildfire Service, Southeast Fire Centre, and Robson and Ootischenia Fire Departments. It would also like ......

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