Tag Archives: Kootenay Lake

Invest Kootenay adds Lower Columbia

Invest Kootenay is pleased to announce its newest community partner: The Lower Columbia region. The communities of Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Montrose, Warfield and surrounding electoral areas are working together under the leadership of the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) to … > Read More

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RCMP seek witnesses to Hwy 3A motorcycle crash

Creston RCMP are continuing an investigation into a single motorcycle collision that left the driver and passenger seriously injured when it left the road on Hwy 3A Saturday afternoon on July 6. At approximately 2 p.m. PST, July 6, members … > Read More

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It’s time to rethink forest fire deaths

Perceptions by Gerry Warner The “fire triangle.” Every firefighter knows this deadly triangle – fuel, oxygen and heat. When these three elements act in unison you get fire – sometimes deadly fire as was the horrifying case in Arizona last … > Read More

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Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate coming to the valley

Mountains have long served as a source of inspiration and expression. For Fred Wah, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate, the Japanese tradition of utaniki, a poetic journal, has shaped the way he documents his mountain journeys. On June 30, Wild Nature … > Read More

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Playing with our rivers is not a good idea

Perceptions by Gerry Warner What goes around comes around, so they say, and the same is true about history repeating itself, especially here in the Kootenays. The latest example of this hearkens back to the ill-fated Baillie-Grohman Canal diversion project … > Read More

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Biologists fishing for burbot recovery plan at Moyie Lake

Beginning in mid-February, local residents may see biologists ice fishing on Moyie Lake, an important part of their efforts to recover the Kootenay burbot population. Residents may see selective ice- or boat-based fishing and the presence of large coolers filled … > Read More

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Snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada

For some the following news will be like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard, while to others it will ignite wintery passions. Environment Canada has issued (as of this morning/Oct. 22) a snowfall warning for the Kootenays, with accumulation of 10 … > Read More

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Rosen Lake most disturbed in region

Thanks to the most shoreline disturbance, Rosen Lake at Jaffray is the most disturbed lake in the East Kootenay. Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) directors August 3 received a report from Heather Leschied of the East Kootenay Integrated Lake … > Read More

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Slide tragedies are likely to increase in the future

Perceptions by Gerry Warner When I first heard the words ‘Johnson’s Landing’ crackling across the air waves last week, I thought what on Earth can this be about? Johnson’s Landing, on the beautiful east shore of Kootenay Lake, 20 miles … > 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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