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Encyclopedia > Castlegar, British Columbia
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
Motto:  
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada.
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada.

Census division  
Regional District Central Kootenay
Area: 18.0 km²
Founded  
Incorporated 1946
Population

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7,307 (2001)
Population density 405.9/km²
Time zone Pacific: UTC -8
Postal code span  
Latitude

Longitude A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... A Canadian postal code is a string of six characters that forms part of a postal address in Canada. ...

49°17′50″N, 117°39′17″W
Elevation   m MSL
Highways Highway 3
Highway 3A
Highway 22
Waterways Columbia River
Kootenay River
Mayor Lawrence Chernoff
Governing body Castlegar City Council

  For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...     Crowsnest Highway marker shields. ... Two segments of highway in the southern part of British Columbia are designated as British Columbia provincial highway 3A. Kootenays - Castlegar-Nelson-Creston Highway This was the first segment of highway in British Columbia to receive the 3A designation. ... British Columbia provincial highway 22 is a north-south highway that provides quick access from the city of Canada-U.S. border. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Kootenay River (spelled Kootenai River for its American portions) is the uppermost major tributary of the Columbia River, flowing through British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. ...

1(sc) According to the Canada 2001 Census.
2(gr) Geographic references.

Castlegar ( 49°19′34″N, 117°39′53″W) is a small city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. It is located within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. It is a regional trade and transportation centre, with a local economy fueled by forestry and tourism. It is home to Selkirk College, a regional airport, a pulp mill, and several small sawmills. The population of approximately 7,500 people includes a large number of Doukhobors, who were largely responsible for much of Castlegar's early development and growth. A sizeable Portuguese community grew as workers, mainly from the Azores islands, moved in to take up employment in the area. The area which was to become Castlegar was an important centre for the Sinixt (Lakes) Peoples. Outside the city limits are the small surrounding communities of Ootischenia, Brilliant, Robson, Robson West, Raspberry, Tarrys, Thrums, Shoreacres, Fairview, Genelle, Pass Creek and Krestova. There are also the much smaller communities of Deer Park, Renata, and Syringa on Lower Arrow Lake. Taken together, these outlying areas comprise an approximate population of a further 8,000 people. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... West Kootenay was the name of a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... The Selkirk Mountains are a mountain range originating in Idaho and Washington, and extending into SE British Columbia. ... The Kootenay River (spelled Kootenai River for its American portions) is the uppermost major tributary of the Columbia River, flowing through British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Doukhobors (Russian Духоборы) are a Christian dissenting sect of Russian origin. ... Motto Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos Rather die free than in peace subjugated Anthem A Portuguesa (national) Hino dos Açores (local) Capital Ponta Delgada1 Angra do Heroísmo2 Horta3 Largest city Ponta Delgada Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Carlos César Establishment  -  Settled 1439   -  Autonomy... Three Sinixt and dog in sturgeon-nosed canoe, West Kootenays, British Columbia The Sinixt (also known as the Arrow Lakes Band or simply as The Lakes) are a First Nations People who today primarily live on the Colville Reserve in Washington State. ...

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History

David Thompson didnt know anything he was retarted and he killed the actual person who found the kootenays and said he found, it he is the biggest liar you could ever know of and he had a tumor the size of a basketball. On September 5, 1811, Thompson arrived at the location where Castlegar now sits, where he camped near the mouth of the Kootenay River. A plaque dedicated to David Thompson can be found on the east bank of the Columbia River overlooking the present day site of Castlegar. David Thompson (April 30, 1770 – February 10, 1857), was an English-Canadian map-maker and explorer, known to native peoples as the Stargazer. He was born in London to Welsh parents, and died in Montreal (now Quebec, then Canada East in the Province of Canada). ...


The first settlement in the area was West Waterloo, now known as South Castlegar. There was widespread provincial interest in gold prospecting in the late 19th century, and by 1895 there were forty houses in Waterloo. The town boomed until the end of the century when interest in the local mines declined.


Castlegar takes its name from the Irish ancestral home of townsite founder Edward Mahon. The city was platted in 1897. Around 1902, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) built the bridge at Castlegar and laid the wide gauge railway tracks to Trail. They put in a box car station at the old Waterloo trail crossing and called it Kinnaird Station in honour of Lord Kinnaird who was a shareholder in the CPR. An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... Trail ( ) is a city in the Kootenay region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... Lord Kinnaird The Right Honourable Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird KT (16 February 1847–30 January 1923) was a principal of the Football Association and a leading footballer. ...


There was little in Castlegar until after the completion of the CPR bridge. A Mr. Farmer built the first store in town, housing both the post office and the town hall. William Gage built the Castlegar Hotel in 1908, standing until 1982 when it was destroyed by fire. Also in 1908, the first schoolhouse was built by a few local residents who bought the lumber and erected the building. A dance pavilion, garage, tourist cabins and a slaughterhouse had all been established by 1925. Workers and cattle in a slaughterhouse. ...


On October 30, 1946, Castlegar was incorporated into a village, then in 1966 into a town. It amalgamated with the neighbouring town of Kinnaird into a city on January 1, 1974, effectively doubling the population. On May 20, 2004, the City's boundary was extended to include the Blueberry Creek Irrigation District.


Native History

Castlegar is located in the border area between the Kootenai and the Sinixt (Interior Salish Indian bands. Experts cannot agree where the Kutenai range ended, and where the Sinixt began. There was much overlapping of cultural and territorial activity between the two Indian bands. Most recent information suggests that the Sinixt were the original people in the area, and that the Kootenai arrived several hundred years ago from central Canada. Kootenai is a city located in Bonner County, Idaho. ... Three Sinixt and dog in sturgeon-nosed canoe, West Kootenays, British Columbia The Sinixt (also known as the Arrow Lakes Band or simply as The Lakes) are a First Nations People who today primarily live on the Colville Reserve in Washington State. ... Interior Salish is a Salishan language, but can also refer to First Nations/Native American cultures who speak the language. ...


"Qepitles" was a site on the north side of the Kootenay River, just above the junction with the Columbia River. The site was popular as a trading place and, especially in the autumn and winter, for spear and line fishing for salmon, which were dried nearby. Native implements (arrowheads, pestles, etc.) have been found along the nearby Arrow Lakes. A reconstructed kekuli dwelling was formally located on Zuckerberg Island, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers. Upper Arrow Lake, British Columbia The Arrow Lakes, divided into Upper Arrow Lake and Lower Arrow Lake are widenings of the Columbia River. ... Six7ten in Lillooet, 1996 A quiggly hole, also known simply as a quiggly or kekuli, is the remains of an underground house built by the First Nations people of the Interior of British Columbia and the Columbia Plateau in the U.S.. The word quiggly comes from kickwillie or keekwulee...


Doukhobor History

The Doukhobors put a ferry into operation near Brilliant on the Kootenay River in 1910 and the Christian Community of the Brotherhood made an application to the CPR for a railway station and siding to this point. Brilliant was the centre of the Christian Community of the Brotherhood commercial enterprises. Located on the site was the Brilliant Jam Factory, a grain elevator, and a flax seed mill.


Airport

The Castlegar Airport is owned and operated by the City of Castlegar. The Airport has regular service to both Vancouver International Airport and Calgary International Airport. Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ... Calgary International Airport, (IATA: YYC, ICAO: CYYC), is an airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the surrounding region; It is located 17 km from the downtown core. ...


Schools

Castlegar has four elementary schools and a high school, Stanley Humphries Secondary School, all part of School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia Stanley Humphries Secondary is a public high school in Castlegar, British Columbia part of School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia. ... School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia is a school district in southeastern British Columbia. ...


Sports

The city's Junior "B" hockey team is the Castlegar Rebels of the KIJHL.
Home of "The Breakaway Hockey League" Castlegar Castors. The Castlegar Rebels are a Canadian B Junior ice hockey team from Castlegar, British Columbia. ... Kootenay International Jr B The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is a Junior B ice hockey league in British Columbia, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. ...


Geography

The main street, Columbia Avenue, runs the length of the City of Castlegar. It becomes Highway 22 on the South end, and the Robson Bridge at the North end. Most businesses in Castlegar are located on or just off of Columbia. There are several neighbourhoods in Castlegar, including downtown, Oglow Subdivision, Woodland Park, Grosvenor, Kinnaird, and Blueberry Creek, among others. Outskirts of Castlegar include Robson, Robson West, Brilliant, Raspberry, Pass Creek, Ootischenia, Tarrys, and Thrums. remember he is a liar and a thief.


References

  • City of Castlegar

 
 

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