Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Two wildfires burning in East Kootenay

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to two wildfires in the East Kootenay. There is a full response to both of these fires including multiple helicopters and airtankers supporting crews on the ground. One fire is adjacent to the Elk … > Read More

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High temps prompt heat stress alert 

With temperatures in the low to high-30s forecast to continue Thursday through Sunday in the East Kootenay, WorkSafeBC is alerting employers and workers of the increased risk of developing symptoms of heat stress and heat stroke. “Workers in the construction, … > Read More

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Next steps in theatre replacement discussed

On June 26, the Key City Theatre Society (KCTS) brought together local partners and stakeholders to discuss replacement of the theatre once a new Mount Baker Secondary School (MBSS) is announced. Since 2008, the School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of … > Read More

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CFES handles many calls as storm rolls through

Monday night’s storm that rolled through Cranbrook and area kept dispatch and firefighters busy at the Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services (CFES) dealing with a large number of calls. In Cranbrook, a total of five calls for assistance were received … > Read More

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Friends of Children ‘Blizzard Day’ at DQ

On Friday, June 12, Dairy Queen sponsored a Friends Of Children ‘Blizzard Day’ fundraiser. One dollar from every Blizzard sold was donated to Friends of Children – East Kootenay. Numerous local businesses participated leading up to the event, completing the … > Read More

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ICE unveil 2015-16 regular season schedule

With rumours swirling that the Kootenay ICE could be playing their final season in Cranbrook because of poor attendance to games, the Western Hockey League club has released its 2015-2016 WHL regular season schedule. Club GM Jeff Chynoweth today announced … > Read More

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Provincial workers volunteer for Community Forest

Last Tuesday, June 16, was a busy day for volunteers working on improvements to the Cranbrook Community Forest, which was this year’s recipient of the annual local Community Project Initiative sponsored by the East Kootenay provincial government ministry offices. The forest has … > Read More

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No comment from DOI on Canfor SFMP

By Chris Conway The District of Invermere (DOI) has received a letter from Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) requesting its review and comments on a draft Sustainable Forest Management Plan (SFMP) for all lands that Canfor manages within the East … > Read More

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Two exceptional gifts from Fairmont Lions

Two weeks ago, under a bright blue sky a full slate of 144 golfers hit the links at the annual Fairmont Lions Coy’s Golf Fun Day. The tournament, now in its 26th year, is one of the more popular golf events … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About invasive species month… By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. Invasive species of flora and fauna are one of the most serious threats against our natural environment. I have fought hard for many years to ensure that the East … > Read More

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