Tag Archives: East Kootenay

Open fires restriction begins Friday

Effective at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited in the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires anywhere … > Read More

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Funds help families with children in medical need

The Friends of Children Society has received $20,000 from the B.C. government to provide ongoing assistance to East Kootenay families with a child who must travel to receive medical care. “Friends of Children is an amazing organization that is a … > Read More

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April in the East Kootenay

Ah, blessed be April. Longer days, lovelier light, more green and other colours as flowers and shrubs begin to bloom. We were able to get out and about a bit more in April and take in the glorious beauty that … > Read More

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Sam Steele Society appreciates support

The Sam Steele Society is pleased to receive support in the amount of $1,000 from BC Hydro for this year’s Sam Steele Days Community Festival June 18 – 21. BC Hydro has been involved with the festival for many years … > Read More

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Folk feast coming to Key City Theatre

Folk music fans have a feast available to them Sunday, May 31 at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre. Key City Theatre and Western Financial are welcoming the Great Lake Swimmers with guests Weather Station and local act The Good Ol’ Goats. Great … > Read More

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The tide is turning

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb By now you’ve all seen a few dozen memes noting how Alberta and Canada are plunging out of control into the toilet and how hell has frozen over. If you’ve been cowering in a blind … > Read More

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Kim Weitzel and Shawn Currier honoured

Nine years after their tragic deaths on the decommissioned Sullivan Mine site, local paramedics Kim Weitzel and Shawn Currier were honoured with a memorial on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature. Unveiled May 6, the British Columbia Fallen Paramedics Memorial … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About grants for non profit events… By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. As part of B.C.’s Event Hosting Strategy, government has allocated $250,000 to funding opportunities for non-profit groups to encourage community events that strengthen volunteer capacity. This is … > Read More

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Reduced cost for energy assessments

East Kootenay homeowners: Curious about the energy efficiency of your home? Want to save money on your energy bills? Want to be more comfortable in your home? The East Kootenay Energy Diet (EKED) is a program that helps residents of the East … > Read More

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Take part in challenge and win some lodging

What started as an annual tradition of showcasing what the City of Cranbrook has to offer the travelling public has morphed into a challenge to demonstrate the vast scope of tourist opportunity in the East Kootenay. For the last five … > Read More

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