Tag Archives: East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett

Rod and Gun Club hosts over 700 at annual awards night

The Fernie Memorial Arena was the scene for the Fernie Rod and Gun Club’s annual awards night and fundraiser this past Saturday (May 5). Over 700 people sat down to a dinner of chicken, roast beef, salads, veggies and dessert … > Read More

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West Fernie Dike Project receives funding

The West Fernie Dike Project has been approved for $1.5 million in funding from the Federal and Provincial governments. The project will extend the dike by 1,200 metres and will include reshaping, raising elevations, and additional erosion protection along the … > Read More

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Abbott gets earful on need for new high school and learning centre

‘I told you.’ You could see it in East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett’s smile. Minister of Education George Abbott, at the conclusion of an afternoon tour of Mount Baker Secondary School Jan. 27, was absorbing another round of passionate lobbying … > Read More

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Gordon Terrace students wow education minister

B.C. Minister of Education George Abbott was wowed by young students at Gordon Terrace Elementary School during a special visit Friday (Jan. 27). In Cranbrook to take in several school tours and meetings with regional education officials, Abbott also seized … > Read More

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CAC project aims to reduce snowmobile avalanche deaths

In recent years, a new trend has become clear in British Columbia’s backcountry, as more and more snowmobilers are being killed. As a result, the Canadian Avalanche Centre(CAC) is launching the Mountain Snowmobile Education Project, thanks to federal, provincial and … > Read More

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Adult/family literacy programs get a boost

Adult learners around the East Kootenay region will get help to improve their literacy and numeracy skills thanks to projects funded through the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). An investment of $70,000 will support two projects in communities around the … > Read More

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Elkford residents have one million reasons to smile

District of Elkford residents were given a million reasons to smile today (Dec. 7), when Teck Resources Limited presented the community with $1 million to go toward its $6.3 million community hall. During a tour of the under-construction 1,538 m2 … > Read More

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Bingo partnership

Two charities in Cranbrook – Summit Community Services Society and Community Connections Society – are partnering to offer a new bingo schedule at the Rocky Mountain Bingo Hall. This has been made possible thanks to the generosity of bingo hall … > Read More

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