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Ogilvie remembered as local government legend

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW Jim Ogilvie was the man. Way back in 1991 when I covered my first Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting, I noticed two things; then District of Sparwood Mayor Toto Miller was a … > Read More

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Jim Ogilvie passes away

The longest serving local politician in the history of the East Kootenay and one of the longest in B.C.’s history died Sunday in Kimberley. Former long-time City of Kimberley mayor and Regional District of East Kootenay director Jim Ogilvie died … > Read More

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Ogilvie recognition well-deserved

e-KNOW Editorial It’s nice to see the City of Kimberley honour former long-time Mayor Jim Ogilvie by renaming a major thoroughfare after him. The city recently erected signs renaming 312th Street to Jim Ogilvie Way, recognizing his incredible 46 years … > Read More

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Ceremony to honour former mayor

The City of Kimberley recently erected signs renaming 312th Street to Jim Ogilvie Way, to honour long-serving former Mayor James E. Ogilvie. Known as “Jim” to most, he made an immense contribution to the people of Kimberley over six decades … > Read More

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The most influential people in residential construction

Presented by BC Homes and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, this issue of BC Homes – our September/October edition – features the province’s Top 20 Most Influential People in Residential Construction for 2012. Nominated by their peers in … > Read More

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McRae doubles up on Ogilvie to take Kimberley

The City of Kimberley has a new mayor. Ron McRae is the only other person to have held the city gavel since 1972 (from 2002-2005) other than Jim Ogilvie, who captured 959 votes to McRae’s 1,814. In what was the … > Read More

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Kimberley mayoral candidates interview for the job

In a twist compared to the standard municipal election candidates’ forum, the City of Kimberley’s two mayoral candidates interviewed for the job Nov. 9 at the McKim Theatre. Incumbent Jim Ogilvie and challenger Ron McRae made opening statements, which is … > Read More

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Ogilvie’s past in lock step with last 50 years of Kimberley’s history

Jim Ogilvie has been serving the City of Kimberley and area as a councillor or mayor for all but three years since 1964. Kimberley, incorporated March 29, 1944, was but 20 years old when Ogilvie was first elected as a … > Read More

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18 candidates running for Kimberley council

It’s been known for weeks that there was great potential for a flood of candidates vying for City of Kimberley council and today, Oct. 14, that was proven true when the nomination period closed. A total of 18 residents are … > Read More

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