Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Snapshot offers detailed look at regions

A cornucopia of statistics and information is available in the recently released 2014 State of the Basin Snapshot Report by the Rural Development Institute (RDI). The Columbia Basin-Boundary region, with a population of over 161,000, encompasses more than 8.6 million … > Read More

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The system is in a nutshell

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Just came back from the doctor’s office. An emergency visit to the dentist a couple of months ago made me aware of a sharp rise in my blood pressure. Blood pressure is apparently something to … > Read More

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Gaming grants help parents, students and schools

Parent Advisory Committees (PACs) that provide support for extracurricular sports, arts, class trips and other school activities will share $11,334,300 in community gaming grants this year, funded by the B.C. government, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said … > Read More

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November in the East Kootenay

Bah, November. One minute the East Kootenay is all autumnal glory, with streaks of brilliant colours and crisp blue days and the next, we’re white-knucking down icy roads dodging elk and wishing we’d sprung for the winter tires instead of … > Read More

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Hey Mainroad, what the hell?

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb We are now one week into the winter of 2014/2015 and we are in the same place where we were last winter at this time here in the East Kootenay. Large sections of our highways … > Read More

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Register your AED, says Heart and Stroke Foundation

You’re out with a friend when she collapses in sudden cardiac arrest. You know you’re supposed to call 911, get an AED (automated defibrillator device) and start CPR. Seconds count. Thanks to the newly established BC AED registry, the 911 … > Read More

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New owners for EK PropertyGuys

The PropertyGuys.com East Kootenay and Crowsnest Pass franchise has welcomed new owners Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf, seen here with Administrative Assistant Sally Sansom, and owner Laura Clark. With over 200 properties for sale in the area, the East Kootenay franchise is locally owned and operated by … > Read More

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Comments invited on Coking Coal Project

As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government’s Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is … > Read More

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To end violence against women, Canada needs a plan

This December 6 marks 25 years since 14 young women were senselessly murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. Since then, Canada has marked the date annually as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Over the … > Read More

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Use extreme caution if having to drive

Cranbrook RCMP are advising the motoring public to exercise extreme caution on East Kootenay highways this evening. The recent heavy rainfall combined with temperatures quickly dropping below zero has led to slippery road conditions. For those who choose to drive, please calibrate … > Read More

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