Tag Archives: Elko

March in the East Kootenay

March has become one of my favourite months because winter begins to pee off as daylight lingers longer each day. When I lived in Winnipeg as a younger person, March was the month I hated most, apart from November, which … > Read More

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Prescribed burn near Elko

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, with the support of its Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Program partners, is conducting an ecosystem restoration burn on Rabbit Mountain today, Friday, April 8. Smoke from this controlled burn will … > Read More

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Rural tax rates down except in Columbia Valley

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) this morning adopted its Financial Plan for the years 2016 – 2020. The 2015 operating budget is $27.1 million, which represents an overall increase of 2.3% from last year. This includes a number … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the Feb. 12 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting and an update of public meetings and hearings. Columbia Valley Economic Development Service Project funding The board approved … > Read More

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Strong winds cause problems in Kimberley

Strong crosswinds in the Wycliffe to Kimberley area have been playing havoc this morning, causing a couple of road closures in Kimberley. Trees have been blown down on Highway 95A/Overwaitea Hill and Gerry Sorensen Way, causing road closures. Kimberley RCMP … > Read More

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Elko Fire Department comes on line

After about 10 years of musing, discussion, community meetings and more, the community of Elko and surrounding area now has its own fire service. The Elko Volunteer Fire Department was officially launched Saturday, Jan. 30 with a ribbon cutting and … > Read More

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Freezing rain advisory issued

DriveBC has issued a freezing rain advisory that covers most of the East Kootenay, passed along by Mainroad East Kootenay. There is freezing rain from Cranbrook to the Alberta border in the east and to Yahk in the west on Highway … > Read More

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B.C. continues to bolster rural Internet access

The provincial government today announced that $1.1 million in grants has been approved for a second wave of nine projects funded through the province-wide Connecting British Columbia program. The program will benefit more than 80 B.C. communities located in rural … > Read More

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Snowfall Warning for much of region

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the East Kootenay
 north including Invermere and 
south including Kimberley and Cranbrook. Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected. An upper level disturbance is spreading snow to the … > Read More

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One injured in rollover by Rock Cuts

Last night (December 22), at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Elk Valley RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 3, approximately five km east of Elko, near the Rock Cuts area. The driver and sole occupant of the … > Read More

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