Tag Archives: Elk Valley

Teck responds to Globe’s selenium article

Letter to the Editor Recent articles in the Globe & Mail newspaper have generated discussion on the topic of selenium and the Elk Valley. I wanted to share with your readers and the community Teck’s response to the Globe & … > Read More

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Selenium issue not new for Elk Valley residents

Letter to the Editor The following is a copy of a letter to the editor sent to the Globe and Mail, regarding Mark Hume’s two-part series on selenium in the Elk Valley, which ran Oct. 12 and 19. Elk Valley … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

On distracted driving penalties By Bill Bennett, Kootenay East MLA 1. The Motor Vehicle Act is currently being reviewed by government. 2. A new penalty for distracted driving has been introduced. 3. The penalty is three points on your license … > Read More

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Standing room only at Fernie book launch

Over 200 people packed the Fernie Heritage Library on Thursday (Oct. 16) to celebrate the launch of ‘Down to Earth: Cold-Climate Gardens and their Keepers.’ Following the success of their 2010 local gardening exhibit, Helen McAllister and Jennifer Heath felt … > Read More

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Funding boost for Elk Valley projects

Three Elk Valley projects have received a big boost after being awarded funding through the Elk Valley Community Directed Funds (EVCDF) Program. “Earlier this year the Elk Valley Community Directed Funds Program adopted its Community Priorities Plan, which identifies 10 … > Read More

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Local gardeners get Down to Earth and harvest a book

Local gardeners Jennifer Heath and Helen McAllister set out to answer the question: How does your cold-climate garden grow? They had no idea that this seed of a question would bear such delicious fruit. First came the exhibit at The Arts Station, now comes … > Read More

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Elk Valley OCP adopted; Sparwood opposed

Despite an objection from the District of Sparwood, the Elk Valley Official Community Plan (OCP) was Oct. 3 adopted by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors. “This OCP balances land management, community growth and the environment and … > Read More

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Conservation group to focus on iconic Canadian nature

Nature Conservancy of Canada to protect habitat for 25% of Canada’s species at risk The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is aiming to conserve Canada’s most iconic landscapes before they are lost or transformed by human development. The Nature Conservancy … > Read More

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Elk Valley Economic Initiative gets $15,000 from CFEK

The Board of Directors of Community Futures East Kootenay (CFEK) recently approved $15,000 of program funding to support the activities of the Elk Valley Economic Initiative. The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (formerly known as the Elk Valley Economic Development Task … > Read More

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Round ups rid region of toxics, poisons and wastes

Over 450 people took part in the Regional District of East Kootenay’s (RDEK) Household Hazardous Waste Round Ups around the region over the weekend. “It was great to see the participation in the event and even better to know that … > Read More

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