Tag Archives: Elko

June in the East Kootenay

There was sun and rain in neat measures followed by ever-drier heat. Good for the gardens and lawns, at first. As June led to July in the East Kootenay, the threat of wildfire grew to reality; the inevitable; the feared. … > Read More

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Big bucks for broadband expansion

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW A host of local and neighbouring regional dignitaries were on hand in Cranbrook this morning for the announcement of $3.34 million being provided to the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC) to enable it to bring high-speed Internet … > Read More

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Wildfires update

Here are updates on the wildfires burning near Harrogate/Spillimacheen and Baynes Lake/Elko. HARROGATE / SPILLIMACHEEN BAYNES LAKE / EAST of KOOCANUSA  

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Baynes area fire 50% contained

The forest fire burning to the east of Baynes Lake and south of Elko is now sitting at about 50 containment, according to the Southeast Fire Centre, following a planned burnout yesterday. Regional District of East Kootenay Information Officer Loree … > Read More

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Calgary man killed in early morning crash

On June 17, at 2:12 a.m. Elk Valley RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident that occurred on Highway 3 approximately two kilometres west of the tunnel near Elko. Investigators believe that a pick-up truck driven by a … > Read More

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Recently reported wildlife sightings

The Elk Valley and South Country is prime wildlife habitat. Be prepared to encounter wildlife anytime in our communities and recreational areas. Here are recently reported wildlife sightings Fernie Bear sightings reported by mountain bikers at the top of Gorby … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a synopsis as to what occurred during the May 22 District of Sparwood council meeting. Town Hall Meeting We were delighted to hold a Town Hall meeting on May 13 at the Sparwood Rec Centre. It was … > Read More

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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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