Tag Archives: Sparwood

Social media communication takeover continues

e-KNOW Editorial We salute the City of Cranbrook for finally getting into using social media, in this case Facebook, for helping get the word out to residents about emergency need-to-know information and other city news. Not only is social media … > Read More

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Sparwood marks passing of Loretta Montemurro

All flags were lowered to half-mast on Tuesday, August 5, to mark the passing of former District of Sparwood Clerk/Administrator Loretta Montemurro, who served the community for 35 years, from 1961- 1996. Mayor and Council and all District staff extend … > Read More

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Heavy smoke visible in East Kootenay Trench

People living in the communities of Cranbrook, Fernie, Elkford, Sparwood, Fort Steele and Kimberley may notice a large column of smoke in the air as a result of proactive burning starting on Monday, Aug. 11, around a lightning-caused wildfire eight kilometres … > Read More

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Starlite Campaign surprises Sparwood with new cart

Not often does a surprise come off without a hitch but this one certainly did. Recently East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Brian Clifford (Chair) and Donna Grainger (Executive Director) were hosted with a tour of the Sparwood Health Centre by … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

Development Variance Permit District of Sparwood Council July 21 approved a Development Variance Permit application to reduce the minimum front yard setback from 25’ to 19’ at 441 Engelmann Srpuce Drive to allow for the build of a front porch. … > Read More

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New FM station approved for the East Kootenay

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today (July 29) approved an application by Alberta-based Clear Sky Radio Inc. for a new FM radio station to serve the East Kootenay. The station, to be known as Summit 107, will serve … > Read More

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Beery good news from Elk River Alliance

Since it is the season of suds, here is some ‘beery’ good news from the Elk River Alliance. Above photo: Lanka Hawrys (right) from Fernie Brewing Company (FBC) makes a donation of $740.18 to Lee-Anne Walker from the Elk River … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About driving safely By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett 1. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently completed a Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review and will be implementing changes to improve safety and mobility on our highways. 2. New … > Read More

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Search for Alex Brown continues

Police continue to search for Alex Brown after he jumped into the St. Mary’s River on the evening of July 5. Search and rescue teams have been actively searching the area along the river downstream from St. Mary’s Lake for … > Read More

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Police and SAR looking for 23-year-old Alex Brown

Kimberley RCMP is currently trying to locate Alex Brown after he jumped into the St. Mary’s River on Saturday, July 5 shortly after 7 p.m. Police were notified by a friend who observed Alex, aged 23, jump into the St. … > Read More

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