Tag Archives: East Kootenay

July in the East Kootenay

July is the month many of us dream of in the heart of winter. We yearn for the longer days, the warmth and all that the top of summer brings. This past July was more like June in terms of … > Read More

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Smoke haze thickens as heat returns

A thick smoke haze is drifting over Cranbrook and Kimberley and other areas due to wildfires in the region, as well as outside the East Kootenay. A 180-hectare fire in the St. Mary Alpine Park, 40 km northwest of Kimberley, is … > Read More

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Volunteers key to Rails-to-Trails

By Chris Newel Have you walked, run, rode or rollerbladed on the Northstar Rails-to-Trails? If so you are one of the 25,000-30,000 who do every year. The trail is popular attraction in the East Kootenay, which was officially opened in … > Read More

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Kimberley attractions get summer makeover

As Kimberley’s historic Underground Mining Railway is rolling on a busy tourism season, its visitors’ enjoyable experience starts before they even enter the attraction. Visitors will have no problem finding parking thanks to 50 new stalls that have been added. … > Read More

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour – August 8 & 9

A project of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Taking place August 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Columbia Basin Culture Tour allows you to explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites during this free, … > Read More

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Musical Ride coming to Fort Steele August 2

On Sunday, August 2, Fort Steele Heritage Town is thrilled to be welcoming Lord Strathcona’s Musical Ride to our park to bring their entertaining mounted demonstration to the East Kootenay. Lord Strathcona’s Mounted Troop is an authorized volunteer display unit, … > Read More

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$1 million for safety at CRIA

Kootenay—Columbia MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1,027,052 to enhance safety at the Canadian Rockies International Airport (CRIA). Funding will pay for upgrading the airport’s airfield … > Read More

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay. The watch (issued today – July 20) includes the area between Invermere and Cranbrook. Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of … > Read More

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McVittie House and Land Surveying Office opened

Dignitaries and guests gathered on Saturday, July 11 at Fort Steele Heritage Town to celebrate the grand opening of McVittie House and Land Surveying Office. Robert Allen, British Columbia Land Surveyor (BCLS), Past President of the Association of British Columbia … > Read More

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#samsteele winners selected

During the recent fun-filled celebration of Sam Steele Days in June, a life-sized version of Sir Sam Steele emerged, receiving exceptional notoriety through a social media ‘selfie’ contest created by Genex Marketing to promote the East Kootenay’s number one community … > Read More

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