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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the August 17 District of Sparwood council meeting. Official Community Plan Council received two submissions during the public hearing on the Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw 1165, 2015. The first … > Read More

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Public encouraged to battle invasive plants

Spotted Knapweed a growing threat to city and area Invasive plants are all around the City of Cranbrook and can pose a serious threat to wildlife, the economy, recreation and the environment. You may have also heard them referred to … > Read More

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RDEK disheartened by mess at Wasa

A picture says 1,000 words the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) pointed out earlier today in a Facebook post showcasing a mess left at the Wasa Transfer Station. On the heels of fighting a person-caused fire at the Wasa … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis as to what occurred during the August 7 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting in Cranbrook. Steeples OCP and Zoning Bylaw The board gave Bylaws No. 2614 and 2615 first and … > Read More

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Idlewild progressing but grant needed: Pratt

Idlewild Lake continues to slowly drain, alleviating concerns of a potential dam breach that could inundate up to 21% of the City of Cranbrook. The draw down began April 29, a purposely slow process, the city explained in the spring, … > Read More

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Library seeks major funding increase

By Chris Conway/e-KNOW The Invermere Public Library (IPL) has the lowest local government support per capita of all comparably sized libraries in the province according to IPL’s board of trustees chair Norm Funnell. Funnell and Nicole Pawlak appeared before District … > Read More

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Bench commemorates project completion

Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Electoral Area A Director Mike Sosnowski is pictured with RDEK Engineering Services Manager Brian Funke at a newly commissioned bench, which commemorates the recently completed West Fernie Dike. The $2.6 million multi-phased dike project … > 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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Elk River erosion repair projects set to begin

Repairs and reinforcement will soon be underway at two separate sites along the Elk River. “We have two projects that we will be starting within the next week: one at the Elk Valley Airport and one in the Hill Road … > Read More

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Evacuation Alert lifted for Spilli’ fire

The Evacuation Alert for the fire in the Spillimacheen area has been lifted. The alert affected approximately 20-30 homes in the Spillimacheen area. The fire is in mop up. A big thank you to the crews – on the ground … > Read More

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