Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Area restriction order amended

An area restriction order that’s been in effect near fires burning in areas west of Elkford is being amended, effective August 28, to increase public access to those areas and reopen some forest service roads. No structures or communities are … > Read More

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East Kootenay Energy Diet encore

The East Kootenay Energy Diet has been officially launched for another year! The East Kootenay Energy Diet (EKED) is a program that helps residents of the East Kootenay save energy, emissions and money through home renovations. Homeowners in the East … > Read More

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CFUW Cranbrook Club open to new members

With an interesting line-up of activities and speakers again this year at our monthly meetings, members of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Cranbrook Club want to remind all area women that they are welcome to join the club … > Read More

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Social media communication takeover continues

e-KNOW Editorial We salute the City of Cranbrook for finally getting into using social media, in this case Facebook, for helping get the word out to residents about emergency need-to-know information and other city news. Not only is social media … > Read More

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Ogilvie remembered as local government legend

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW Jim Ogilvie was the man. Way back in 1991 when I covered my first Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting, I noticed two things; then District of Sparwood Mayor Toto Miller was a … > Read More

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Jim Ogilvie passes away

The longest serving local politician in the history of the East Kootenay and one of the longest in B.C.’s history died Sunday in Kimberley. Former long-time City of Kimberley mayor and Regional District of East Kootenay director Jim Ogilvie died … > Read More

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Bottom line, what’s this going to cost me?

Construction Questions By Menno Dueck If you’re a follower of renovation reality shows, the “Bottom line, what’s this going to cost me” question is asked, oh maybe a dozen times or so in 30 minutes. This question is almost always … > Read More

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Open fires remain prohibited

Open fires remain prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, despite recent rainfall and cooler temperatures. Historically, the Southeast Fire Centre receives the least amount of precipitation in the months of August and September. Although some areas have received increased amounts … > Read More

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Ongoing boat inspections recommended

An East Kootenay Boat Inspection Blitz conducted during the August long weekend helped raise awareness about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and produced a recommendation to continue with boat inspections in order to continue fighting the spread of AIS. The East … > Read More

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Severe thunderstorm watch
 on for EK

A severe thunderstorm watch is underway for much of the East Kootenay, Environment Canada announced this morning (August 20). The severe thunderstorm watch for is on for the Cranbrook and Elk Valley portions of the East Kootenay, as well as … > Read More

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