Tag Archives: Jim Ogilvie

RDEK directors leave office with warm goodbyes

Three Regional District of East Kootenay directors were celebrated by their elected peers and regional government staff Nov. 7. Retiring Village of Radium Hot Springs Mayor Dee Conklin, City of Cranbrook Coun. Bob Whetham and Electoral Area B Director Heath … > Read More

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Imagine a sustainable Kimberley

By Don McCormick Kimberley’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (Imagine Kimberley) was initiated by former mayor Jim Ogilvie and adopted by the city in 2011. It sets the stage for us to begin what I believe needs to be a serious … > Read More

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Remembering Jim Ogilvie

By Coun. Diana J. Scott This past month our area lost a truly great man and politician. The passing of Jim Ogilvie – former mayor of the City of Kimberley – has made me reflect on what being a politician … > Read More

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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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