Tag Archives: Elk Valley

Days for Girls asks for all hands on deck

Days for Girls Elk Valley is hosting a sewing event to make washable hygiene kits. This is a wonderful opportunity to use your sewing expertise to make a huge impact in the world, and we’re calling for all hands on … > Read More

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Heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast

Environment Canada has issued a ‘special weather statement’ for the East Kootenay, for the Kootenay/Columbia Valley area between Invermere and Cranbrook, as well as through the Elk Valley. There is potential for 25 to 50 mm of rain with thunderstorms … > Read More

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Pathways to Home Community Program gets Starlite funds

This week the Pathways to Home Community Program received some much-needed pieces of equipment thanks to donors that supported East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the 2013 Starlite Campaign. The 2013 Starlite Campaign encouraged donors to make an unrestricted donation … > Read More

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Camping in comfort with no hassle

We pulled into the camping site in Kimberley’s Riverside Campground to find a tidy, prepared spot with a travel trailer complete with master bedroom and slide, ready to not roll. All we had to do was pull our gear from the … > Read More

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Earthquakes, fracking and our lust for oil

Perceptions by Gerry Warner And where do you think most earthquakes occur in the United States? Well, if you guessed California you would be wrong. And it’s not Oregon, Washington or anywhere else on the San Andreas Fault. How about … > Read More

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Nine impaired drivers nailed following Solstice rave

Elk Valley RCMP are extremely alarmed and concerned for public safety stemming from the results of a roadblock on Coal Creek Road on June 22. A Summer Solstice Party Rave was held up Coal Creek in Fernie on June 21, … > Read More

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Hi-tech warnings to help prevent wildlife collisions

The Government of B.C. will be testing new high-tech wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 between Cranbrook and the Alberta border to better warn motorists about the potential for wildlife collisions. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone made the announcement … > Read More

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Wildcat Days rolling this weekend

Wildcat Charlie Weigert is one celebrated fella, and true to tradition, the folks in Elkford are once again gearing up to honour their past and present this weekend. With all its family fun and festivities, Wildcat Days returns Saturday and … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

…about water management in the Elk Valley By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. Selenium is a metal that is showing up in the waters of our rivers and is harmful at certain concentrations. The government and the company are … > Read More

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Sparwood celebrates Coal Miner Days 2014

The District of Sparwood was a beehive of community activities June 13-15 during the annual Coal Miner Days festivities. While cool weather and rain made appearances during the weekend, spirits remained high and positive and Mother Nature rewarded that great … > Read More

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