Tag Archives: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Self fill sandbag station at Jaffray Pub

A 20-person Unit Crew from the Wildfire Management Branch continued to assist with sandbagging efforts, stockpiling almost 2,000 sandbags today at the gravel pit next to the City of Cranbrook’s Public Works Yard on Cobham Avenue and another 1,500 in Fernie. … > Read More

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Run off watches still occurring

With rain across the region Sunday, the rapid melting of snow and run off continued. There were no significant changes in the rural areas around Cranbrook and Kimberley; however, emergency program personnel did conduct site assessments at a few properties … > Read More

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Sand and sandbags mobilized for Elk Valley

With the heavy rain in the Elk Valley, melting and localized flooding is being reported. Sand and sandbags are set up at the Fernie Mainroads yard, located at Dicken Road and Shop Road. Currently, it is a self-fill station; however, we … > Read More

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Melt monitoring continues in RDEK

With drier conditions Saturday (March 8), there was not much new flooding and run-off activity around the region, with the exception of some sloughing along Highway 93 between Fort Steele and Wasa. “Earlier today, we received reports of erosion and sloughing in … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

Elk Valley RCMP Sgt. Will Thien of the Elk Valley RCMP Detachment presented the Fourth Quarter Mayor’s Report for 2013 to District of Sparwood council on March 3. Sgt. Thien was pleased to report that calls for service had decreased … > Read More

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Extra run added between Invermere and village

Village of Canal Flats Mayor’s Report By Mayor Ute Juras Happy New Year! I hope everyone is having a good start into 2014. Village of Canal Flats Council is certainly eager to get back to work after the break. Just … > Read More

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Invasive Plant Council year in review

Changes were afoot with the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) this year.  New to the team are Katie Young and Todd Larsen. Todd is the new Program Manager with EKIPC. He recently completed a Master’s of Science degree in … > Read More

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Highways bottom line must be safety

Mayor’s update December 2013 By City of Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano For several years I’ve heard complaints regarding lack of winter highways maintenance. Most recently I was told of constant icy roads from Elkford to Fernie and Cranbrook. Apparently, morning … > Read More

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More traffic than ever but less maintenance on our highways

E-KNOW Editorial One single comment. One single comment sums up how ludicrous it is we are talking about how shoddily our highways are being maintained nowadays. “There is so much more traffic than there ever used to be,” said City … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

Public hearing Following a Nov. 18 District of Sparwood public hearing to receive input from the public regarding Official Community Plan Bylaw 839, 2002, Amendment Bylaw 1129, 2013 and Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981, Amendment Bylaw 1130, 2013 a motion … > Read More

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