Tag Archives: East Kootenay

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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CFUW supports COTR LPN program again

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) – Cranbrook Club is very pleased to donate two more bursaries to the College of the Rockies. Judie Blakley, the Financial and Scholarship Committee Chair, presented Lois Murray of the College of the … > Read More

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Eclipse Stores Inc. opens Cranbrook location

This week, Eclipse Stores Inc. will officially open its newest store in Cranbrook, making it the first Eclipse location in British Columbia. Located in the largest regional shopping centre for the East Kootenay, Eclipse’s Cranbrook location is the first of … > Read More

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February in the East Kootenay

By Ian Cobb I think it is safe to say that no one wishes to talk about February – in the East Kootenay or anywhere else in Canada for that matter. For the shortest month of the year, it dragged … > Read More

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EK Track and Field Club enters third season

The East Kootenay Track & Field Club sprinted into action in the spring of 2012 in preparation for the 2012 BC Summer Games. Now entering into its third season, athletes will have the opportunity to try-out and qualify for the … > Read More

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