Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Arts and sports groups get community gaming grants

Six arts and culture and sports groups in the East Kootenay are receiving $82,325 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program. “From theatre and music to amateur athletics, our government is proud to support these groups and the people who … > Read More

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Little relief in store for western drought

Likely a late start for ski/snowboard season For those of you who believe the fire ban will be lifted soon, because it is mid-August, you best think again. AccuWeather Global Weather Centre August 19 reported that warm and generally dry weather … > Read More

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Outdoor water use changes coming on Wednesday

With ongoing hot, dry weather following a low snow pack winter, creeks and rivers are suffering from extreme drops in water levels. “We are very nervous about the levels in our reservoir,” stated City of Cranbrook chief administrative officer Wayne … > Read More

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Connor gave much to his community

Letter to the Editor Cranbrook and District Community Foundation (CDCF) would like to express deep sadness for the loss of Connor Stewart, a wonderful individual who helped the community achieve many great accomplishments. We are sincerely grateful to Connor Stewart … > Read More

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46 new fires in Southeast since Thursday

The Southeast Fire Centre has responded to 46 new fires since Thursday, almost all of which are believed to be lightning-caused. Crews are responding to these new incidents in order of priority, with the protection of life and property being … > Read More

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Small lightning-caused fire near Lumberton

A small fire is burning near Lumberton this morning (August 15) after a lightning strike during last night’s thunderstorm. The B.C. Wildfire Service reports the fire is 2.1 hectares in size and is a smoldering ground fire. It is located … > Read More

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50 Gran Fondo cyclists to ride the tarmac

Fifty cyclists will get to warm up for the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo in a way no cyclist in North America has every done before – by riding a bike on the tarmac of a working international airport. As part … > Read More

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Positive trends in Kimberley

A sunny outlook has little to do with the SunMine and everything to do with market confidence, says City of Kimberley Economic Development Officer Kevin Wilson. With the past six months of national and global economic news you’d have been … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis as to what occurred during the August 7 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting in Cranbrook. Steeples OCP and Zoning Bylaw The board gave Bylaws No. 2614 and 2615 first and … > Read More

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Water conservation urged for Kootenays

With weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the Lower Columbia, West (Central) Kootenay and East Kootenay regions are being urged to reduce water consumption, and the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 3 drought … > Read More

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