Tag Archives: Columbia River

Bill Green honoured for fisheries work

Kootenay-Columbia Green Party candidate Bill Green was in Portland, Oregon last week receiving a prestigious conservation award from the American Fisheries Society. Green accepted the William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award on behalf of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nations, … > Read More

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Angling closures announced for south Kootenays

The Government of B.C. is suspending angling for the southern Kootenays due to ongoing warm water temperatures and low flows. Effective Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, virtually all angling in streams and rivers in Wildlife Management Units 4-3 through 4-9 … > Read More

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The story of a once wild river

Collecting data on Lake Koocanusa By Heather Leschied From my viewpoint looking out over Lake Koocanusa, I can’t help but imagine this landscape; pre-Highway 3, pre-Libby Dam, pre-flood. A wild river called the Kootenay. A river allowed to travel its … > Read More

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Evac Alert remains at Spillimacheen fire

Firefighting activities are scaling down at the wildfire located between Spillimacheen and Harrogate along Highway 95. There has been no growth to the 54 hectares fire, which is classified as 100% contained. There are currently 20 contract fire fighters and … > Read More

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Crews reinforce Spilli’ fire containment

The following is an update on the two wildfires in the region as per the Regional District of East Kootenay. Spillimacheen Fire Size: 54 hectares – no growth. Location:  The fire is burning next to Highway 95 north of Spillimacheen. … > Read More

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Wildfires contained; mop up continues

Two wildfires that had Lake Koocanusa area and Columbia Valley residents on evacuation orders and alerts last weekend are now 100% contained. However, Wildfire Management BC crews continue to monitor and mop up the fires. The following is an update … > Read More

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Festival great for canoe or kayak excursion

All aboard, river lovers! Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater is a perfect day trip destination from Invermere or Radium Hot Springs for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. The logistics are simple. Launch in the morning from Athalmer Bridge or Radium … > Read More

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Baynes Lake, Spilli fires still under attack

Here is the latest information on the fire front in the East Kootenay. Baynes Lake Fire Location: The fire is burning south of Cutts Road toward the Elk River. There is still heavy smoke over the fire area, making it more … > Read More

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Celebrating water and a local water hero

As Canadians celebrated Canada Water Week last week, and the world celebrated World Water Day, here at home, a Kootenay resident was also celebrated. Nelson’s Heather Leschied—program manager for Wildsight’s Living Lakes Canada water team, one of the founders of … > Read More

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Artists engaged by salmon reintroduction

“What if we could bring the salmon back to the headwaters of the Columbia River within a century of their loss?” This was the question that inspired 21 artists to come together to begin creating works of art on the … > Read More

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