Tag Archives: East Kootenay

9-1-1 call-answer service transferred to E-Comm

As of 10:33 a.m. Nov. 18, 9-1-1 calls from the Central and Southern Interiors are being answered by E-Comm—British Columbia’s largest 9-1-1 public-safety answer point. The changeover to E-Comm will be transparent to residents, who should dial 9-1-1 as usual. … > Read More

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

The 44th annual Santa Claus Parade is planned for Friday, November 28, at 7 p.m. in downtown Cranbrook. JCI Kootenay is once again planning the event to coincide with the Downtown Cranbrook holiday light-up. Parade assembly will begin at 6 … > Read More

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Clients benefit from previous Starlite Campaign

East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) Starlite Campaign is preparing for its seventh annual appearance later this month. In the meantime, many health care departments have started to receive pieces of equipment secured from donations from the 2013 campaign. One … > Read More

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No election for a ‘town’ with no residents

By Gerry Taft When most of us think of a small town, we think of friendly neighbours and quiet streets – the type of place where you know almost everyone. I’m privileged to be elected as mayor of Invermere, B.C., which … > Read More

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Survey seeks to ID childcare needs in region

We want to hear about your experiences with childcare options in the East Kootenay Children and families in Canada have a right to access quality, affordable childcare services. Yet, only 20% of young children today have access to a regulated … > Read More

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Rent hitting region Nov. 13-16

A Nelson troupe is hitting the road with a production of the musical Rent, bringing it to four East Kootenay communities, including Creston, Cranbrook, Invermere, and Golden from Nov. 13-16. The Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is the second show by Nelson-based Elephant Mountain Music Theatre (EMMT), … > Read More

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Operation Christmas Child underway in Elk Valley

It’s full steam ahead for the Operation Christmas Child Campaign in the Elk Valley. After delays in finding new committee volunteers to take charge of distributing Christmas Child Shoeboxes in the Elk Valley, Operation Christmas Child local media spokesperson Gary … > Read More

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BC Senior Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Cranbrook Safe Communities and regional partners are pleased to host this area’s first B.C. Senior Falls Prevention Awareness Week initiative. The number of deaths and hospitalizations from falls are significant. They are predictable, and they are preventable. “The campaign was … > Read More

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October in the East Kootenay

October 2014 has to rank as one of the warmest ever. We didn’t have stifling heat or anything but overall the temperatures were fairly mild and snow was mostly kept to the high country. There weren’t an abundance of sunny … > Read More

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Ghost Train arriving at Fort Steele

The East Kootenay’s largest and best known heritage site is going to be visited by a Ghost Train in time for Halloween. The Ghost Train will roll Thursday, Oct. 30, Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at Fort Steele … > Read More

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