Tag Archives: Elko

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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Funding announced for Elk Valley Trail Project

The Elk Valley Community Directed Funds (EVCDF) Committee has allocated $430,000 to the Elk Valley Community Trail project. Efforts are now underway to secure matching funds through the Trans Canada Trail, which if approved, would bring the total value of … > Read More

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Winter driving conditions across region

Recent precipitation throughout the East Kootenay has reduced the region’s highways to full-on winter driving conditions. DriveBC reports slippery sections, compact snow and slushy sections on most major highways in the East Kootenay this afternoon. Highway 43 has slippery sections … > Read More

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Cat found injured, bleeding at dump

BC SPCA hopes public can help cat She was discarded at the dump, her legs tied together, bleeding from several wounds, not moving but alive. Her tail had been severed and she was extremely dehydrated and emaciated. Fortunately, a good … > Read More

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10 Kootenay authors at Lotus Books

Would you like to visit with a number of local Kootenay authors? Want a Kootenay book recommendation? Do you like learning about local stories and history? Then you are invited to drop in at the Kootenay Authors’ Book Fair, hosted by Lotus Books in downtown Cranbrook. There … > Read More

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