Tag Archives: Columbia Valley

Eagle Eye

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay From Wikipedia: 
“The eagle eye is among the strongest in the animal kingdom, with an eyesight estimated at four to eight times stronger than that of the average human. “An eagle is said to … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Scam alert Mr. John Martinez has been sending his kindest regards to a number of citizens in the valley, stating that he has a dormant account worth $6.6 million that was left by a deceased customer … > 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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The social spread of hatred

Homegrown By Stephanie Stevens It is a bit like Old Yeller out there. On Facebook I mean, and social media in general. It started out well enough. Getting to see cute posts, photos of family, keep in touch with all … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Loose horses rounded up At 11:30 p.m. on March 12, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of four loose horses without riders roaming Highway 93/95. Shortly after getting the report the owner showed up and … > Read More

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Fresh snow great news for skiers and snowmobilers

By Chris Conway Columbia Valley residents awoke Monday morning to the beautiful and welcome sight of new snow on the Rockies and Purcells. A Pacific storm system brought precipitation through the weekend with freezing levels dropping to near 1,200 m on … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Distracted driving Even an old school Mountie continues to learn. As a result of a discussion with a citizen in the valley I reviewed the Motor Vehicle Act which deals with using an electronic device while … > Read More

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House Finches are singing

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The songs of House Finches were not always heard in the Columbia Valley. In fact they were unknown in the province until 1935, when a pair of House Finches were reported nesting in Penticton. … > Read More

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Fairmont boy approached, offered candy

Columbia Valley RCMP report that a Fairmont Hot Springs boy was recently approached by two strangers who offered him candy. At 9 p.m. on Feb. 27, a 10-year-old boy, while playing in the 5000 block of River View Gate Road … > Read More

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Columbia Valley Tourism action plan in works

Local governments and industry are working together to explore new ways to promote the Columbia Valley to visitors. The Columbia Valley Community Directed Funds Committee and the Columbia Valley Tourism Marketing Committee are working on an action plan for tourism … > Read More

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