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RDEK celebrates 50th anniversary

By Ian Cobb e-KNOW The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) turned 50 Nov. 30. Established in 1965 to provide local government services for rural areas between municipalities, the RDEK has come a long way. That was made abundantly clear … > Read More

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Mayor’s update for November

By Mayor Mary Giuliano City of Fernie Volunteerism is considered an honourable action as that is when an individual or group provides services for no monetary gain. Volunteers are love in motion, without the many persons giving so generously of … > Read More

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Public invited to major funding announcement

Fernie and West Fernie residents are invited to join in on an important infrastructure funding announcement tomorrow, Friday, July 24 in Fernie. Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, … > Read More

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Cranbrook to Wardner Trail Ceremony held

On International Trails Day (June 6), an estimated 40 people celebrated the opening event for Phase 1 of the Cranbrook to Wardner Trail at the Ramparts Highway 3 Rest Area, 10 km east of Cranbrook. The 6.5 km. loop at … > Read More

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Feds provide funds for seniors’ housing

The federal government March 6 provided more than a million dollars for seniors’ housing projects in the Elk Valley. Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, presented $600,000 for Sparwood’s … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

United Steelworkers Mr. Alex Hanson and Mr. Steve Kallies representing United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9346 made a presentation to District of Sparwood council Nov. 3 regarding support for “Stop the Killing, Enforce the Law, Westray Act” campaign. The USW’s national … > Read More

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Sparwood passing lane project completed

Motorists have new passing opportunities along Highway 3 in Sparwood, thanks to a new $7.5 million westbound passing lane, which was completed on October 23. “This project will make Highway 3 safer for residents and visitors to our region,” said … > Read More

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West Fernie Dike completion celebrated


Multi-year project provides additional flood protection for community Representatives from the Federal and Provincial Governments along with the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) gathered Nov. 15 to celebrate the completion of the $2.7 million West Fernie Dike Project. The … > Read More

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Alexander Bridge completed

Kootenay East MLA and Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett joined: Lois Halko, Mayor of Sparwood; Mike Sosnowski, Regional District of East Kootenay Electoral Area A Director; Ken Wildeman, District of Elkford Councilor; Mary Giuliano, Mayor of Fernie; Jack … > Read More

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Help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty

Jaffray and area residents are invited to community workshops in early November to discuss the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) Local Governments’ Committee recommendations to the Province on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. “These discussions will help shape how … > Read More

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