Tag Archives: Kootenay Lake

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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Invest Kootenay reaches milestone

Invest Kootenay continues to make gains in its mission to attract, retain, and expand business investment in the Kootenay region, announcing several achievements in recent weeks. Invest Kootenay is a regional partnership of Kootenay-region communities that have joined forces to … > Read More

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Rail trail coming closer to Jaffray area

By Dave Savage Have you enjoyed the NorthStar Trail between Cranbrook and Kimberley yet? This former railway track is now enjoyed by thousands and is an attraction to our area. Open to non-motorized vehicles, walkers and bikers, that trail is … > Read More

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U.S.–Canada coordinate ops to manage flood risk

Current snowpack levels across the Kootenay (spelled Kootenai in America) River Basin are above normal for this time of year, contributing to above-normal spring runoff forecasts on both sides of the border. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ current spring … > Read More

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Grants available for environmental projects

Groups seeking up to $10,000 may apply now Community groups, organizations and societies with project ideas that will maintain or enhance environmental conditions are invited to apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Apply now through June 27, by … > Read More

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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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