Tag Archives: Columbia Lake

Wildsight celebrates 20hp regulation

Letter to the Editor RE: Boating Regulation on the upper Columbia River After many years of public consultation, and through the support of a wide range of local stakeholder groups throughout the Columbia Valley, Transport Canada has published pending federal … > Read More

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MP keeping election promise on Columbia

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski is delivering on a commitment that he made to the upper Columbia River during the 2015 election. Stetski pledged that if elected he would support and advocate for regulations to keep high-powered motorized boats … > Read More

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Slashing and pruning for conservation

By Lesley Marian Neilson On March 20, a group of volunteers gathered on the east side of Columbia Lake to clear out an area where small conifer trees were starting to encroach onto formerly open grassland habitat. Seventeen members of … > Read More

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2015 in the East Kootenay Part Two

The following are some of our favourite shots from 2015, taken during our travels through the East Kootenay. Images are from community events and news incidents we covered and of life as it happened in our beautiful southeastern corner of … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the Oct. 2 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. West Fernie engineering contract scope expanded The engineering services contract with the Kerr Wood Leidal / MPE Engineering team … > Read More

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Still not enough being done on zebra and quagga mussels

MLA report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA I have written many times about the need for the provincial government to vigorously protect our lakes and rivers from some particularly challenging invasive species, quagga and zebra mussels. These mussels are … > Read More

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August in the East Kootenay

August went by in a big puff of smoke. It was one of ‘those’ summer months you hope won’t happen; near drought leading to tinder dry forests, resulting in wildfires. Kudos to BC Wildfire Service firefighting crews for knocking down … > Read More

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Invasive plant partnership can be template

It is inspiring to see what can be achieved when various groups get together for a common goal. We all appreciate the natural beauty, biodiversity, and resources in the East Kootenay region and we all need to protect these values. … > Read More

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Calgary motorcyclist killed on Mile Hill

A Calgary motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a semi on the Mile Hill south of Radium Hot Springs last night (July 4). At approximately 7:45 p.m., twin brothers from Calgary, Alberta were travelling southbound on Highway 93/95 up … > Read More

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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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