Tag Archives: Kootenay National Park

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Cpl. Brent Ayers Columbia Valley RCMP Between the dates of August 17 and August 24, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment responded to 103 calls for service. Six of these complaints were motor vehicle accidents. Crash and depart ends with man … > Read More

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Responding to jeer about enforcement

Letter to the Editor I would like to respond to the jeers comments (in a valley print newspaper) where the person complaining of traffic enforcement in the park and not having a police officer manning the four way stop in … > 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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Mayor concerned about closures after accidents

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW District of Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft is concerned about long highway closures following traffic accidents after a July 11 fatality near Radium Hot Springs. The accident caused an overnight closure of Highway 93/95 and diversion of traffic along … > Read More

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Alberta woman killed in motorcycle crash

At 4:12 p.m. on May 22, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment and East Kootenay Traffic Services officers responded to a fatal motorcycle accident near Marble Canyon on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. Witnesses indicate that a 2008 Harley Davidson, driven … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Terra Vista busy spot during long weekend With the opening salvo of summer officially upon us, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment responded to 53 calls for service over the Victoria Day long weekend.  Many of the calls … > Read More

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Boat-Busting in Burma

By Elinor Florence Jim Ashworth of Invermere yearned to fly fighter planes, so when the Royal Air Force ordered him to become a flight instructor, he deliberately failed the test – twice! His plan worked. He was sent to India, … > Read More

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Old Man Winter stirs before sleep

Weather conditions are not optimal in some parts of the East Kootenay right now. The Salmo-Creston Pass (Highway 3) has slushy and slippery sections and a squall recently rolled through part of the Columbia Valley. DriveBC reports that it is … > Read More

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Wings registration underway

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The theme for the 19th annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival is ‘Fossils and Feathers,’ inspired by the recent exceptional find of a fossil bed of significant importance in the Kootenay National Park. This … > Read More

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What’s Up – Easter Daisy

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The Easter Daisy is just on time this year. In fact it is the earliest bloom date we have recorded for the Columbia Valley. The daisy like flower looks like it has no stem … > Read More

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