Tag Archives: Elko

Semi crash slows Highway 3

One of the more infamous corners on Highway 3 in the Elk Valley is the site of a single vehicle accident this morning. A semi-trailer has crashed on a sharp curve east of Elko. The road is reduced to single lane … > Read More

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March in the East Kootenay

March has become one of my favourite months. It always brings surprises – on both sides of the weather scale. This year was no different. We had snow, we had fast, sloppy melts and we had gorgeous spring days bolstered … > Read More

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Spring Fair at Elko April 18

The Elko Community Hall Spring Fair is being held on Saturday, April 18. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elko Community Hall there will be something for all ages and everyone, including cotton candy, balloon animals and a … > Read More

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e-KNOW launches real estate section

East Kootenay News Online Weekly (e-KNOW) is launching a new real estate page to provide sellers and buyers with another guide for homes and property in the region. “Real estate is a vital piece of our economy and social fabric. … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the March 16 District of Sparwood council meeting. DVP – Spardell Mobile Home Park An informal hearing was held to receive submissions from the public for Development Variance Permit … > Read More

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Highway 3 work approved

As part of B.C. on the Move, the Government of B.C.’s new 10-year transportation plan, a new high-tech wildlife detection system will be piloted in the East Kootenay. This project is part of government’s plan to invest $75 million over … > Read More

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Fantastic response to Elko Fire recruitment

The momentum continues to build in Elko as the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) works to establish a new fire service for the community this fall. “We had a fantastic response to the volunteer recruitment drive, which just wrapped … > Read More

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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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