Tag Archives: Kootenay National Park

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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Mayhem lobster discovered in KNP

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Another new Burgess Shale species has been identified in Kootenay National Park (KNP). A 508 million-year-old predatory ‘lobster’ has been discovered in Canada that held a “key position” in the food network at the … > Read More

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What’s in a Name – Mitchell Range

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The Mitchell Range in the Kootenay Valley forms the eastern boundary of Kootenay National Park. It is made up of eight mountains and stretches from the Simpson River to the Cross River. Named after … > Read More

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Wolf tracks

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Wolf tracks, like those of all canids, show four toes on each foot with claw marks present. The tracks of a wolf and large a dog are indistinguishable, even to a trained wolf biologist. … > Read More

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Great to see wolves returning

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay At one time Grey Wolves ranged over the entire northern hemisphere, but over the years they were essential eradicated from the landscape, even in the national parks. By the late 1940s there were no … > Read More

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