East Kootenay News Online Weekly (e-KNOW) is a free daily newspaper from the East Kootenay’s only locally-owned regional community news provider. We serve the communities of Cranbrook, Kimberley, Elk Valley (Fernie, Sparwood & Elkford), Columbia Valley (Fairmont, Windermere, Invermere & Radium) and all the communities in-between.
E-KNOW is an organic entity, providing daily news about regional politics, news, community, sports, arts and entertainment, travel and tourism features, community events, free classifieds, announcements (births, obituaries, birthdays, anniversary’s) and our newest section Kootenay Life featuring health & wellness, local people, lifestyle and events.
e-KNOW publishes an online-only news publication which is updated daily and sends out a weekly update e-news on the top stories in the region for the past week and breaking stories. To date e-KNOW is receiving over 177,000 page views per month.
e-KNOW gives free access to the website, free subscriptions, and free classifieds.
e-KNOW is owned and operated by professional journalist Ian Cobb who has been working in the East Kootenay since 1991. Ian has 22 years of experience working as the editor of the Valley Echo in Invermere, on the Sunshine Coast and advised for SAIT Journalist degree. Ian is one of the most peer honoured community journalists in Canada in that time with over 40 awards for journalism, photojournalism and newspaper general excellence.
The aim with East Kootenay News Online Weekly (e-KNOW) is to create a classic regional community newspaper that brings old school journalism to the new frontier, meaning there is no gratuitous corporate interference in the product — which is all about need-to-know information, being a lively forum of regional voices and home to the best photojournalism in the Kootenays.
Our viewers are diverse, connected, technology-and media-savvy and form the backbone of the region’s economy. Our on-the-spot coverage has resulted in viewers checking with us for news—first and repeatedly.
Our site is made possible from the support of regional advertisers. Please take the time and check out their ads and websites and please support these great advertisers.
2013 Digi-tech Awards from Kootenay Business Magazine
Platinum – Overall website
Platinum – News website
Platinum – Website use of photography
Platinum – Facebook page
Platinum – eNewsletter
Gold – Twitter feed
Gold – Classified ad website
We are very pleased to include regional writers and photographers to our pages, with an eye on creating a strong writers’ and photographers’ village where a fascinating variety of voices and styles will be available for readers to enjoy.
If you are interested in submitting columns or photographs please contact us for more details at [email protected]
We’re very pleased to thus far to be presenting the work of the following regional writers and photographers:
Anne Davis, Kimberley Anne Davis is a writer, blogger, artist and photography buff. Born in Quebec, she now lives in Kimberley, BC where she is editor of and contributor to the City of Kimberley’s Active Community Guide and webmaster for the City’s websites.
Bob Ede, Columbia Valley - Bob Ede was born and raised in the Columbia Valley. Bob mows lawns as a profession and spends as much time cruising the backroads as possible. He takes his role as pack leader to two dachshunds very seriously. He is an avid photographer, fisherman, writer, historian and a full time crank.
Bram Rossman/Extreme Xposures Photography – Columbia ValleyPushing limits challenging boundaries and then going a step beyond is all in a days work for Bram Rosman. A provincial and national award-winning photojournalist based in the Kootenay Rockies, Bram’s passion for the outdoors has led him and his many lenses up mountains down rivers and through many snow storms in an on going quest for outstanding images of the people and places around him. His work can be viewed at WWW.EXTREMEXPOSURES.ca
Carol Gordon, Columbia Valley - Carol Gordon is a wellness consultant, writer/photographer, artist and entrepreneur. She has called the Columbia Valley her home part-time since 1981 and full-time since 1999.
Carrie Schafer/Through My Eyes Photography – Cranbrook - Carrie Schafer & Ian Cobb photographers. Carrie has blended her passion for photography and artistic expression, utilizing the art of B&W handpainted photography to create unique, one of a kind pieces. Ian is a national award-winning photo journalist.
Chris Botterill/Genex Marketing, Cranbrook - Chris Botterill is a tech-savvy red-neck(ish) walking contradiction that loves to talk tech and explore all the goodies that the Kootenays have to offer. After moving away from Cranbrook in 1999 and spending 10 years in the Okanagan and Vancouver, Chris was able to relocate back to Cranbrook with his family and virtual web design and marketing business Genex Marketing. Despite the radical change in the marketplace, Genex Marketing has thrived in Cranbrook and continues to grow and contribute to the Kootenays’ online presence by developing and supporting sites like e-know.ca
David Savage/Savage Management, Cranbrook - David B. Savage, BA (Econ), P. Land, ACC, President of Savage Management Ltd. (www.savagemanage.com) works with professionals and organizations developing their negotiation mastery and leadership strength. Savage gathers diverse perspectives together to realize breakthrough possibilities. Savage’s services include leadership collaboratives, Negotiation Mastery Circles, community engagement, organizational development, executive coaching and business consulting. Since 2000, Savage has co-founded the Kootenay Leadership Institute, the Global Negotiation Insight Institute, Beyond Yes, Synergy Alberta and the Professional Enneagram Association of Canada as well as six energy exploration firms. Savage Management serves clients around the world while living in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.
Derryll White, Book Reviews/Cranbrook - Derryll White once wrote books but now chooses to read and write about them. When not reading he writes history for the web at www.basininstitute.org.
Gerry Warner, Cranbrook - Gerry Warner is a City of Cranbrook Councillor, a semi-retired journalist, a lover of the great outdoors and a bit of an iconoclast. His passion now is to complete his bucket list, live long enough to have grandchildren and to confront the ideologues of the world whenever he can. His views are his own and he is not speaking for Cranbrook Council.
Larry Halverson, Columbia Valley - Larry Halverson was born in the spring of ’48. He weighed 7lb.10oz. His mother and dad loved him. Larry has always liked the outdoors and could often be found bent over, observing some little critter. It only seemed natural that he pursued a degree in zoology. Upon graduating, he worked for the Canadian Wildlife Service studying wolves. Then in 1972 he moved to the Columbia Valley to work as a Naturalist for Kootenay National Park. He retired from Parks Canada in 2008 and has become an avid fly fisherman – making fish very nervous. Larry sits on numerous education, communication and conservation committees/boards. He is the co-founder of Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival and is currently on the board of directors for the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners and an emeritus board member for the Canadain Intermountain Joint Venture, one the newest North American Bird Conservation Initiatives. He has an incredible network of contacts and is often called upon as an advisor and consultant in the communication, science, education and technology fields. He is the recipient of a Governor General’s award and medal for his service and contributions to Canadians and his community.
Mary Giuliano, Fernie - Mary Giuliano has lived in Fernie since 1953. After marriage she and her husband Nick chose to remain in Fernie to raise their children because they both felt this was a great place to live. Mary remains committed to Fernie, she has been a councillor with the City for three terms (9 years) and is currently the Mayor of Fernie. Mary has always been and still is a very involved community volunteer. She hosts a talk show on Shaw Community Channel also seen on line at fernietv.com (10 years), has contributed to the Free Press as a columnist and reporter for 22 years as well as writing for other publications. She also has a blog on fernie.com, a premier website featuring all things Fernie.
Miranda Holmes - Provincial environmental issues - Miranda Holmes is a former journalist who spent a decade working on toxics and genetic engineering for Greenpeace and other environmental organizations in Canada and the UK. She has also worked on human rights and development issues. She is now an associate editor of the award-winning Watershed Sentinel magazine.
Niels Kunze, Columbia Valley - Niels Kunze is a writer of spiritual fiction, philosophy, metaphysics, poetry and cognitive sciences. His first published works comprise The Muse Trilogy, including The Thousand-Petalled Lotus: The Flower of Human Consciousness (1996), Butterfly Dreams: The Nectar of Transformation (2005), and Liquid Immortal: The seed of God (currently in production). Humanity Incorporated: A SAFE Solution to the Enslavement of Earth’s Biosphere (2012) is a sobering departure from the fictional abstractions explored in The Muse Trilogy. It is a serious invitation to collaboratively participate in a glorious future. In addition to writing, Niels is an avid song-writer and rhythm guitarist for the original rock band Missing Peace. Their debut album Tense Moments (1996) is a classic among revolutionaries. Currently, two more albums are in production after a ten-year hiatus. Niels also relishes the role of producer and sound engineer on such musical endeavours. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Shawn Parker, Kimberley - I’ve lived in the Kootenays most of my life, and never really noticed it. Then I was given a camera, and WOW, we have mountains here! I notice the four seasons way more than before. Birth in spring, beauty in summer, the colors of fall and the wonder of winter. I see flowers, trees, fields, mountains way differently than I did before. And wildlife galore! I thought deer were cool, until I saw elk, moose, bear, beaver, eagles and other furry and feathered critters. I never hunted or really hiked before, so I rarely saw much before.. Never went for long drives on roads to nowhere. Now we head out on a dirt road, knowing we’ll only have to turn around in a few hours. Most days I can be found walking around Kimberley with my dog and my camera, cause you never know when something is gonna strike my fancy. I also take pictures for SNAP so I shoot a lot of events around Kimberley, and the odd one in Cranbrook..I’m kinda like the Kimberley paparazzi. So when you see me, smile and maybe I’ll make you famous.
Stephanie Stevens, Columbia Valley - Stephanie Stevens is a writer and professional photographer who once again lives back home in the Columbia Valley. Stephanie earned a great reputation as a community journalist while employed with The Valley Echo in Invermere, between 2002-2006. Her gentle, musing style is sometimes blended with fire and passion and at other times humour. Today she manages a Columbia Valley ranch with her husband Tony and an assortment of pets.
Tanya Laing-Gahr, Cranbrook- Tanya Laing Gahr is a Cranbrook-based writer, actor, director, public speaking coach, communications consultant, haphazard gardener, midnight philosophizer and amateur devil’s advocate. She was a regular columnist for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman for several years before becoming the senior writer for Kootenay Business magazine (Koocanusa Publications Inc.). In March, 2011, she started her own business, TLG Strategic Communications, which helps small businesses in the Kootenay region develop professional communication strategies. www.tlgcommunications.com..
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