Tag Archives: Kootenay National Park

Coffee thrown in woman’s face during domestic argument

Columbia Valley RCMP Report By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac At 6 p.m. on March 27, a Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment officer, while attending to an incident at the Invermere and District Hospital, was directed by a doctor to injuries that he … > Read More

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Four local teams selected to attend National Leadership Clinic

Four local teams have been awarded spots at the upcoming National Environmental Education Leadership Clinic that will take place at Nipika Mountain Resort from April 26-29. The competition for the eight available team spots was highly contested, with 22 teams … > Read More

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A look at avalanche control in Kootenay National Park

Friends of Kootenay The following is a video of Canadian Rockies Highway Avalanche Control in Kootenay National Park – March 10 – courtesy Parks Canada. Travel by air through Kootenay National Park (Highway 93S) with our Visitor Safety Specialists as … > Read More

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Highway 93 expected to re-open later today

Highway 93 between Castle Junction and Radium Hot Springs, through Kootenay National Park, remains closed as of noon today (March 10). Parks Canada Visitor Safety technicians have been conducting avalanche control since yesterday, and now highway maintenance personnel are in … > Read More

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High avalanche hazard closes highways

Travellers be advised – Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park is closed due to high avalanche hazard. The road is closed between Radium Hot Springs and Castle Junction in Banff National Park. According to DriveBC, the estimated time of the … > Read More

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Extreme wind chill expected for Elk Valley, KNP

Folks planning on having some outdoor fun this weekend, including those at Fernie’s Griz Days celebrations, bundle up! The winter that keeps on giving doesn’t care that today is the final day of February on the warm side of the … > Read More

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Calgary woman killed in KNP head-on

At 10 a.m. on Feb. 15, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment responded to a fatal accident on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park (KNP), four kilometres east of Vermilion Crossing. Fire, ambulance and STARS helicopter were first on scene. A west … > Read More

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January in the East Kootenay

January. The word January brings up less than favourable comments from me. Not much of a fan of January, so named from Janus, the doorway. A new year begins and fresh opportunities await as days slowly grow longer. But I … > Read More

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Accident closes highway through KNP

Travellers planning to come to the Columbia Valley or depart via Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park – take note. An accident has forced a closure of the highway as of 11:30 a.m. (Feb. 15). At 12:20 p.m. authorities reported … > Read More

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‘Epic sequel’ to Burgess Shale found in KNP

An assembly of fossils discovered in Kootenay National Park may prove to be richer in terms of variety than the famed Burgess Shale Beds in adjacent Yoho National Park. In 2012 a group of scientists discovered a new ‘phyllopod bed-like … > Read More

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