Tag Archives: Sparwood

Local girls compete at Tailwind in Lethbridge

By Marija Goetting Local girls from the Elk Valley competed at an equestrian event at Tailwind Equestrian in Lethbridge, Alberta. This weekend Bohomelic Coach Krista Anders brought a team of beginner to veteran riders to Tailwind Equestrian Center to take home … > Read More

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Jesse Plessis returns to the valley

Sparwood-born and raised pianist Jesse Plessis returns to his home stomping grounds Saturday, Jan. 31, for a concert. “Jesse is a perennial favourite with the people of Fernie and Sparwood,” commented organizer Sylvia Elias. “He plays with such depth, from … > Read More

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EKC launches endowment to help Salvation Army

The Cranbrook Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen program will be the recipient of a significant and sustainable contribution thanks to a generous gift spanning three years announced by the East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC). EKC has announced it will endow … > Read More

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United Way supports food banks

United Way East Kootenay distributed $4,400 in December to East Kootenay Food Banks in Sparwood, Kimberley, Elkford, Canal Flats and Cranbrook. Pictured are presentations to Food Bank volunteers by Finning Sparwood staff and United Way representatives. United Way East Kootenay

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Sparwood grads seek recyclables

By Marija Goetting This weekend the Sparwood graduating class of 2015 are collecting pop, beer and wine recyclables to raise money for the end of the year ceremonies. A huge mound of donations have been collected and more want to donate. People … > Read More

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2014 in the East Kootenay – Part Two

July to December One of the things I love the most about living in the East Kootenay is the abundant potential for photographic fun; whether scenery, people, events or the quirky ephemera of day-to-day existence in this beautiful region. The … > Read More

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2014 in the East Kootenay

January to June One of the things I love the most about living in the East Kootenay is the abundant potential for photographic fun; whether scenery, people, events or the quirky ephemera of day-to-day existence in this beautiful region. The … > Read More

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30 years of helping those in need

For three decades, the Sparwood New to You has had one purpose: helping those in need. It has done so through many incarnations and changes over the years, but the focus has never changed. It began in the basement of … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the Dec. 15 District of Sparwood council meeting. Whiskey Jack Resort Mr. Joe Valentine addressed council with concerns he has regarding the Master Development Agreement between the district and WJ Lots … > Read More

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Age-friendly grant for Sparwood

Sparwood is one of 28 British Columbia communities to be awarded an age-friendly community planning and project grant, the B.C. Government announced Dec. 11. Age-friendly community planning and project grants are in place to support strategies to help seniors stay … > Read More

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