Tag Archives: Columbia Lake

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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Time for the vice squad

Letter to the Editor Theodore Roosevelt wrote: “A typical vice of politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues” and judging from Mr. Norm Macdonald’s latest letter to the editor it would seem we are in need … > Read More

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Local Conservation Fund helped preserve Lot 48

The conservation of District Lot 48, located on the undeveloped eastern side of Columbia Lake, is hailed as the finest example of multi-faceted cooperation when it comes to conservation in the East Kootenay’s recent history. It took about two decades … > Read More

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Local Conservation Fund benefits Thunder Hill Ranch and area

Thunder Hill Ranch Ecosystem Restoration Project In 2004, Thunder Hill Ranch owner Brian McKersie welcomed the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) onto his large ranch, located alongside Columbia Lake north of Canal Flats, making the Thunder Hill Ranch Ecosystem Restoration … > Read More

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