Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Careless burning results in wildfires

Crews from the Wildfire Management Branch’s Southeast Fire Centre have responded to seven wildfires since April 1, all of which were human-caused and the result of poorly planned open burning. These incidents serve to remind the public to remain vigilant … > Read More

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Province forming angling review committee

If you are interested in helping shape fisheries policy in the East Kootenay, then the province would like to hear from you. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is forming a Classified Waters Review Committee. The purpose … > Read More

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March in the East Kootenay

By Ian Cobb March torments me. It teases with the odd glorious day and then reverts to being Old Man Winter’s muse for nastiness. In like a lion, out like a lamb and all that. It is a month in … > Read More

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Have you thanked a volunteer today?

Interior Health celebrated its thousands of volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 6 – 12. Volunteer Week was an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers for the work they do to enhance health care delivery throughout the region. Volunteer recognition … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

…About ranching in the East Kootenay By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett 1. Changes to the Agriculture Land Commission are being criticized, mostly by those from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Recently, fourth generation rancher Randy Reay explained why … > Read More

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Nature Trust purchases ‘missing link’ Wigwam Flats property

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is delighted to announce the completion of the purchase of the last privately owned property on Wigwam Flats and wishes to extend appreciation to the Tregilges family. The Tregilges family has had a connection … > Read More

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Kootenay farmers speak out to oppose Bill 24

Farmers from the Columbia Valley and Creston gathered at the steps of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria Monday morning (April 7) to speak out against the Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act (Bill 24). On March 27 the bill was introduced … > Read More

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Two prescribed burns scheduled in region

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning to conduct two prescribed burns in the East Kootenay in April. The timing of the burns is dependent on weather and site conditions. The first burn is tentatively scheduled … > Read More

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Contract awarded for local roads resurfacing projects

The provincial government today awarded Interoute Construction Ltd. (DBA Selkirk Paving of Crescent Valley) a $4.7 million contract to resurface various roads in the East Kootenay. Included in the project: ·10.9-km resurfacing on Highway 3/93 from Haha Creek Road to Wardner … > Read More

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Ktunaxa bid to quash Jumbo MDA dismissed

The Supreme Court of British Columbia today (April 3) dismissed an application by the Ktunaxa Nation Council to quash the Master Development Agreement (MDA) between Glacier Resorts Ltd. and the Province for the development of Jumbo Glacier Resort. Mr. Savage … > Read More

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