Tag Archives: Elko

United Way helping more than 20 programs

The Board of Directors of United Way East Kootenay is excited to announce that the 2014 Campaign has achieved over $185,000. This achievement was the direct result of national and local workplace campaigns, increased corporate support and increased individual donor … > Read More

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Devastating impact to USW members and valley

Canfor announced to their Canal Flats Mill employees Thursday, Feb. 5 that the mill would be going from two shifts to one affecting 81 employees due to lack of economically available fiber effective May 4. “This is devastating news for … > Read More

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Multi-department response to Galloway Mill fire

Crews from both the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments responded to an early morning fire at the Galloway Mill this morning (Feb. 7). “We got the call just before 7 a.m. and nine firefighters responded,” says Fire Chief Dave … > Read More

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Good start to Elko firefighter drive

It was a full house last night at the Elko Community Hall as the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) launched its Elko Fire Department Recruitment Drive. Over 60 people took in the community dinner and information session, which included … > Read More

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Elko Volunteer Firefighter recruitment drive kicks off

Members of the South Country Fire Service will be in the community of Elko Tuesday evening as the Elko Fire Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive gets underway. “We will have some of our volunteers from the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Departments … > Read More

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Elko fire department recruitment begins

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is hosting a volunteer recruitment and information session for the Elko Volunteer Fire Department. Elko and area voters last November voted in favour of the establishment of a community volunteer fire department. With … > Read More

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December in the East Kootenay

When the yearly calendar turns the corner into December, I generally rejoice because November is like the mean drunken uncle no one likes but everyone must suffer through during his annual visit. Can’t stand November, except for the Grey Cup. … > Read More

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Elko Fire Protection closer to reality

On the heels of a successful assent voting process in November, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is moving forward with the establishment of a fire protection service in Elko. The regional board of directors Dec. 12 adopted the … > Read More

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Elko votes in favour of fire protection

Sixty per cent of Elko voters voted ‘yes’ in the Nov. 15 election/referendum, approving the establishment of a fire protection service area by the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). Forty-eight of the 80 votes cast support the idea of … > Read More

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A book all EK residents might find rewarding

Book Review By Derryll White Sombrowski, Gordon (2011). What Echo Heard. Right off I have to say that I am pleased that Oolichan Books is finally bringing some new B.C. Interior authors forward. When the press was purchased and moved … > Read More

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