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Wild Voices need local support

Demand for the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network’s (CBEEN) Wild Voices for Kids program is growing and is looking for local support before this spring’s busy field trip season. Since CBEEN began offering the program in 2009, it has made … > Read More

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Homeowners get $1,500 for energy retrofits

With the cold winter months just around the corner, East Kootenay local governments and utilities are offering $1,500 more in rebates to residents for keeping their homes warm in the winter. “We are pleased to work with FortisBC/BC Hydro to … > Read More

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Community and dignitaries launch EK Energy Diet

On Friday July 26, the East Kootenay Energy Diet was officially launched in Cranbrook with dignitaries and community members enjoying the good weather and a barbecue lunch. City of Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski welcomed the crowd on behalf of the … > Read More

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Minister brings energetic kick-off to the Diet

Be at Cranbrook Rotary Park tomorrow (July 26) at noon for a free burger to launch the East Kootenay Energy Diet. The Energy Diet is an exciting new way for East Kootenay residents to save energy and money. Minister of … > Read More

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Kootenays save over one million kilowatt hours

As a result of the provincially-funded LiveSmart BC Small Business Energy Assessments, more than 50 businesses completed energy retrofits during 2012 to improve their carbon footprint and lower operating costs. Together their improvements have identified over one million kilowatt hours … > Read More

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Investigation into utilities fraud continuing; suspects identified

In December of last year the Cranbrook RCMP initiated a fraud investigation in relation to local business owners who noted irregularities with their natural gas bills. The resulting police investigation determined that these businesses had either the owner’s signatures or … > Read More

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Students take recycling into their own hands—literally

Forty-one students from Fernie and Jaffray took recycling into their own hands recently. They collected waste paper at their schools and used blenders, screens, sponges and rolling pins to create beautiful handcrafted paper of their own. Two classes—Grade 6 in … > Read More

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U.S. and Canada coordinating to reduce flood impacts

Water managers and dam operators may exceed normal water level limits behind Libby Dam in western Montana in an effort to reduce flooding impacts along the Kootenai (Kootenay) River in Montana, Idaho and British Columbia, announced the US Army Corps … > Read More

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Decontamination Station first of its kind in Western Canada

The East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) is pleased to announce the purchase of a Mobile Boat Decontamination Station. “June 11 to 17 has been declared Invasive Species Week in British Columbia and possible establishment of aquatic invasive species, such … > Read More

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Biggest year yet for Wildsight’s Winter Wonder

What do snowshoe hares and kids have in common? Neither of them hibernate. And the winter can be a long, challenging time for each. For snowshoe hares, it’s all about avoiding predators and finding food. But for kids in the … > Read More

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