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Calgary firefighter drowns in Columbia Lake

A City of Calgary firefighter downed in Columbia Lake, near Columere Park, in the early morning of June 28. At approximately 5:50 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a 911 call reporting that a 32-year-old male from Calgary, Alberta was believed … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the April 10 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. 10-Year Service Award RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay presented Lynne Newhouse (pictured above) with a 10-year service award. Lynne is … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown of what occurred during the Feb. 6 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors meeting. 10-Year Service Award RDEK Board Chair and Electoral Area C Director Rob Gay presented Kevin Paterson  (pictured above) … > Read More

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Celebrate winter fun with the NCC

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting its second annual Winter Celebration on Marion Creek Benchlands. The community is invited to come out on December 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy winter games and warm treats in … > Read More

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Ecosystem restoration planned for Lot 48

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will be undertaking ecosystem restoration activities on Columbia Lake – Lot 48 throughout the month of December. Crews will be hand thinning trees and brush to improve forest health and further NCC’s conservation goals. … > Read More

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October in the East Kootenay

October 2014 has to rank as one of the warmest ever. We didn’t have stifling heat or anything but overall the temperatures were fairly mild and snow was mostly kept to the high country. There weren’t an abundance of sunny … > Read More

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Conservation group to focus on iconic Canadian nature

Nature Conservancy of Canada to protect habitat for 25% of Canada’s species at risk The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is aiming to conserve Canada’s most iconic landscapes before they are lost or transformed by human development. The Nature Conservancy … > Read More

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Camping in comfort with no hassle

We pulled into the camping site in Kimberley’s Riverside Campground to find a tidy, prepared spot with a travel trailer complete with master bedroom and slide, ready to not roll. All we had to do was pull our gear from the … > Read More

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Bella Vista expansion heads to public hearing

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW A large development proposal aimed at affordability and toward locals, west of Columere Park, received initial support by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors May 2. The board unanimously passed the first two … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

Elko Well Pump Upgrade The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors Feb. 14 approved $42,000 in Community Works Funding for the Elko Well Upgrade Project. The project, which will take place as part of regularly scheduled maintenance … > Read More

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