Tag Archives: Kootenay Lake

Enjoyable trip for thinking, analytical readers

Book Review By Derryll White Lauchlan, Mike and Jerry Auld (2015). A Jazz Guide to Banff… and the Universe. This is a collaborative novel, two authors attempting to create one unifying voice – Ravi Singh. They are careful to blend … > Read More

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Boating incident victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a boating incident on Kootenay Lake near Riondel on Oct. 11. He was David Larry Dale Jamieson, aged 30, from Fruitvale. Mr. Jamieson was one of … > Read More

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Fatal boating collision near Riondel

One man is dead following a night time boating accident on Kootenay Lake north of Creston. On October 11, at approximately 9 p.m., Creston RCMP and Kaslo RCMP, with other emergency services, responded to a report that a boat had … > Read More

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The story of a once wild river

Collecting data on Lake Koocanusa By Heather Leschied From my viewpoint looking out over Lake Koocanusa, I can’t help but imagine this landscape; pre-Highway 3, pre-Libby Dam, pre-flood. A wild river called the Kootenay. A river allowed to travel its … > Read More

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Ontario firefighters B.C. bound

Due to elevated wildfire activity in British Columbia, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson was able to confirm that 70 personnel will be arriving from Ontario to assist with B.C.’s firefighting efforts. Sixty-three sustained-action firefighters and seven … > Read More

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Camping season has arrived

Thousands of people are expected to head to BC Parks throughout the province to take in the great outdoors this May long weekend, in what is expected to be another record year for visitor numbers. Each campground offers its own … > Read More

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Report raises concerns about youth mental health

East Kootenay results of the McCreary Centre Society’s 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) are now available. Results for the East Kootenay area, which included students in Southeast Kootenay (SD5), Rocky Mountain (SD6), and Kootenay Lake (SD8) showed that … > Read More

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United Way changes name to reflect coverage area

The United Way came to the East Kootenay approximately 65 years ago when a United Appeal was formed in Kimberley and then 45 years ago, when another was established in Cranbrook. In order to more accurately reflect United Way Canada’s … > Read More

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Ktunaxa Nation celebrates successful forestry program

As forestry seems to be making a comeback, employment opportunities are on the rise for trained and skilled forestry workers. However, since the downturn in forestry in the Kootenays, many youth have moved on to jobs in the oil and … > Read More

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Popular swimming spot proves deadly

A 25-year-old Riondel man is presumed drowned after a swimming accident Monday afternoon. At 4:43 p.m., June 30, Creston RCMP received a report of a swimming accident at Star Valley Cliff on Kootenay Lake, just north of Grey Creek. Two … > Read More

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