Tag Archives: Sparwood

Bear sightings reported throughout Sparwood

Bear sightings have been recorded throughout Sparwood, reported WildSafeBC Elk Valley, Wednesday, September 2. Bears have been reported in Sparwood Heights, Pinecrest Apartments, Cypress Drive, Engleman Spruce Drive, Hemlock and by the library. “You may be comfortable with bears in your … > Read More

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Credit union connects parents with $1,200 grant

The world is changing and parents want to make sure their children are ready to succeed.  Education and training after graduation can help unlock that success. Parents in Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford can go to their local branch of … > Read More

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Did you know about breastfeeding?

By Daleen Bybee As Canadians, it is our human right and the right of our babies to breastfeed anytime, anywhere, anyhow! Here are some important facts about breastfeeding. – In 2001, WHO (World Health Organization) recommended six months of exclusive … > Read More

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Petition started to maintain campfire ban

A Kimberley resident has started an online petition to reinstate the campfire ban in the Southeast Fire District. The ban was lifted for basic campfires yesterday (August 31). “I recently read a news release on your site that announced the lifting … > Read More

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Access restriction lifted; fire 10% contained

The Cherry Lake wildfire 35 km south of Cranbrook did not grow overnight and is now 10% contained, reports the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS). Discovered August 25, the lightning-caused fire grew to 1,250.0 hectares (estimated) by Aug. 29. Considered a … > Read More

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EventHostBC grant recipients announced

Sixty non-profit organizations in 44 British Columbia communities have received funding support from EventHostBC, including Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley and Sparwood. This Government of B.C. initiative was designed to encourage and support small-scale, volunteer-driven events that build community spirit, volunteer capacity … > Read More

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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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Garbage, apples lure bears in everywhere

WildSafeBC Elk Valley stated Monday, August 24 that bear sightings, bears eating garbage left outdoors, bears eating apples dumped at compost sites and on apple trees in backyards, people approaching bears and taking photos of bears are being reported all … > Read More

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Elk Valley Bear Aware round up

Fernie Bear sightings reported in James White Park, Dike Trail by the Coal Creek Boat launch and by the Leroux Mansion, West Fernie Dike Trail, Annex Park, Uprooted and Montane trails. Hosmer Grizzly bear sightings reported by 3rd Street and … > Read More

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SAR teams search Findlay Creek for missing man

Since early Saturday morning (Aug. 15) Search and Rescue Teams have been searching Findlay Creek for a Canal Flats man who fell into the creek. RCMP received a call around midnight of a collision on the Skookumchuck Forest Service Road (FSR) … > Read More

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