Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Kootenay COSCO encourages, helps volunteerism

A Kootenay version of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO) is planning to host another round of workshops to help organizations with volunteerism in younger retired seniors. Central Kootenay residents Judy and Craig Gray are the founders … > Read More

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Locals survive Nepal earthquake

Many East Kootenay residents are big-time travellers and a few of them recently survived a big-time international event – the recent 7.8 earthquake that shattered a region near Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25. More than 3,800 people have been confirmed … > Read More

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Cadets fundraising to attend Vimy 100th

A group of Cranbrook and area army cadets are having a difficult time raising funds in order to attend the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (First World War). While a GoFundMe account has been established and fundraising … > Read More

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Old Man Winter stirs before sleep

Weather conditions are not optimal in some parts of the East Kootenay right now. The Salmo-Creston Pass (Highway 3) has slushy and slippery sections and a squall recently rolled through part of the Columbia Valley. DriveBC reports that it is … > Read More

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Funds for safety and services for local governments

East Kootenay local governments, including the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality, are getting in on $40 million in Small Community and Regional District Grant and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant program funding announced yesterday by the Ministry of Community, Sport … > Read More

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RCMP celebrate Dispatch and 9-1-1 Awareness Week

It may be the most important call you’ll ever make. You’re frantic and call 9-1-1. At the other end of the line, the telecom operator calmly asks for the information needed to understand the scope of the situation and dispatch … > Read More

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March in the East Kootenay

March has become one of my favourite months. It always brings surprises – on both sides of the weather scale. This year was no different. We had snow, we had fast, sloppy melts and we had gorgeous spring days bolstered … > Read More

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Elk Valley Air Cadets continue to soar

By S.L. Furedi The Elk Valley Air Cadets are heading into a busy home stretch for their 2014-2015 drill year, with first aid and effective speaking competitions, volunteering, gliding, trips and fundraisers. Roger Fairhurst, co-chair of the 279 Squadron Sponsoring … > Read More

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Message from the Mayor – March

By Mayor Ute Juras Village of Canal Flats  This month I would start my report out with a positive story of triumph and celebration. I am, of course talking about the EKC Zamboni Challenge. The East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About funding for energy – efficiency training to support conservation By Bill Bennett, Kootenay East MLA 1. In Victoria, I toured the International Passive House, which uses design principles that reduce energy consumption by up to 90% compared to other … > Read More

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