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Look at the size of these Vibrissae

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay They are called vibrissae or more commonly known as whiskers. But the whiskers on this Red Squirrel are different from what men grow on their chin. These long squirrel whiskers are more rigid, embed … > Read More

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Photo exhibition depicts KNP 10 years after fire

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay John Dean’s new work featured at The Edge Gallery in Canmore is a series of recent photographs from the site of the 2003 forest fire in Kootenay National Park. The photographs were made with … > Read More

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Northern Pygmy Owl

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay As its name suggests, the Northern Pygmy Owl is Canada’s smallest owl, about the size of a pop can and weighs only 70 grams. But despite their small size, they are quite fierce, and … > Read More

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2013 – the year in pictures

2013 – PART TWO The following are images that we feel capture some of the essence of what occurred throughout the East Kootenay in 2013. Photos contained in this collection were mostly shot/arranged by Ian Cobb and Carrie Schafer of … > Read More

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2013 – the year in pictures

2013 PART ONE Once we begin digging back into the past year’s image files, it never ceases to boggle the mind how many we publish each year; thousands of ‘em. As per newspapering tradition, an annual retrospective is a must. … > Read More

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Take a hike with Street View

By Larry Halverson What do tents and hiking boots have in common? You don’t need either to start exploring or planning your next adventure to some of the best national parks and historical sites across North America., including Kootenay and … > Read More

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Missing your false teeth?

By Larry Halverson The bushy-tailed wood rat, more commonly know as a pack rat, derived its name from its compelling desire to collect all sorts of small articles, especially shiny objects. There have been instances where pack rats have taken … > Read More

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New plant species for Kootenay National Park

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay On August 20, a single Chicory plant was found growing at the Kootenay View Point. This exotic plant was introduced from Europe and is now naturalized in North America. It grows in the drier … > Read More

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Change, growth and marriage

If you are a regular reader of East Kootenay News Online Weekly (e-KNOW), you have by now noticed that our website has changed. Change is an absolute necessity for new websites as technology moves so rapidly that it is paramount … > Read More

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Carpenter ants

By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay Carpenter ants are excavators and not wood feeders like termites. They usually build their nests in dead or decaying trees and logs. Carpenter ants are the largest ants found in Kootenay National Park. They can … > Read More

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