Tag Archives: Elko

Nature Trust purchases ‘missing link’ Wigwam Flats property

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is delighted to announce the completion of the purchase of the last privately owned property on Wigwam Flats and wishes to extend appreciation to the Tregilges family. The Tregilges family has had a connection … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

Library grants approved The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors March 7 approved 2014 Library Grants for the Invermere and Radium Public Libraries. The Invermere Public Library will receive a grant in the amount of $80,000, while … > Read More

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Elko hall pancake breakfast Sunday

Elko Parks & Recreation is hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the Elko Community Hall on Sunday, March 9. The breakfast, running from 9 to 11 a.m., is a fundraiser for the community hall and organizers intend to run a pancake … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

Elko Well Pump Upgrade The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors Feb. 14 approved $42,000 in Community Works Funding for the Elko Well Upgrade Project. The project, which will take place as part of regularly scheduled maintenance … > Read More

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Winter conditions persist on regional highways

Travellers can expect winter driving conditions while touring through the Elk Valley and Kimberley areas to start the first weekend of 2014.   DriveBC is reporting compact snow and limited visibility due to heavy snowfall on Highway 3 between Elko … > Read More

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The conflicts and challenges of ch-ch-ch-changes

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Many people are not sad to see 2013 step aside for 2014. It was a difficult and challenging year for many, many people. While optimism abounds for 2014, I must point out the obvious. Be … > Read More

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Highway 3 closed at Sparwood: now open

Highway travel is not advised in the East Kootenay at this time. Drive BC is reporting that Highway 3 is closed at Sparwood (junction of Highway 43) due to limited visibility with heavy snowfall and because the highway is closed … > Read More

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Canfor and USW reach tentative deal

The United Steelworkers (USW) has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Forest Products (Canfor). After a five-week pause in talks, Canfor and the USW resumed bargaining on Friday at the BC Labour Relation Board in an effort to get an … > Read More

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September in the East Kootenay ‘13

We of the East Kootenay return to ‘normal’ in September. Our wayward ways and the need to play are settled down by the urge to prepare for the oncoming half year of survival mode. Children return to school; the lights … > Read More

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Fall burns around the corner

Restoration season started last week with ‘black-lining’ As the heat of summer fades away, it’s time again to conduct prescribed burns in the Rocky Mountain Trench. A handful of prescribed burns are planned to help open up areas of forest … > Read More

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