Tag Archives: Columbia Valley

The Life of Leo Grillmair, Mountaineer

One of the Columbia Valley’s more accomplished legends resides in Brisco. He is Leo Grillmair. If you are unfamiliar with Leo, do yourself a favour and head to Invermere’s Pynelogs Cultural Centre on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and … > Read More

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Geotourism project hosting workshops

The Crown of the Continent geotourism project was launched with the National Geographic Society in 2007. Partners in the project include representatives from Alberta, Montana and British Columbia. The intensive 14-month process included presentations, meetings and workshops to identify and … > Read More

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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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Wings returns May 9-15 for 20th flight

Wings Over the Rockies will be concluding its second decade in operation this year as the annual bird festival returns to the Columbia Valley May 9-15 for its 20th flight. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Reflections on Water.’ … > Read More

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Long time arena manager recognized in retirement

After more than 16 years at the helm of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, Arena Manager Phyllis Dubielewicz has retired. “Phyllis (pictured above, centre) has spent over 25 years dedicated to recreation in the Columbia Valley,” said Regional District of … > Read More

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April is Daffodil Month

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on residents of the East Kootenay to join us, support and celebrate Daffodil Month this April! April is Daffodil Month. When you make a donation, buy a daffodil pin or buy fresh flowers you … > Read More

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There will be no impact on the wetlands: Minister

Letter to the Editor As Minister responsible for both mining and BC Hydro, I have been working very closely with Hi Test Sand, the company looking at developing a high grade silica deposit between Golden and Radium Hot Springs. My … > Read More

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It’s seasonal sport crossover time

It’s that magical time of year when the East Kootenay’s tourism season features skiing and golf at the same time, in some locations. The Columbia Valley, with its wealth of golf courses and a ski-hill that is ‘positioned just so’ … > Read More

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Fund started to help giving local fighting cancer

A community member who has tirelessly devoted her time to sports in the Columbia Valley is facing a long and difficult challenge as she undergoes treatment for a rare cancer. A Crowdrise fundraising site has been established in order to … > Read More

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