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Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased worker

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died following an industrial accident at Teck Resource’s Coal Mountain Operations near Sparwood on March 16. He was Miles Bradley Lorenz, aged 59, of Coleman, Alberta. Mr. Lorenz … > Read More

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Grants available for female entrepreneurs

Deadline March 10 Teck Resources and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FEW) have announced they are offering grants of $2,500 to women entrepreneurs across British Columbia who are seeking mentorship and support to grow their businesses. The grant will go … > Read More

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Local Conservation Fund helped preserve Lot 48

The conservation of District Lot 48, located on the undeveloped eastern side of Columbia Lake, is hailed as the finest example of multi-faceted cooperation when it comes to conservation in the East Kootenay’s recent history. It took about two decades … > Read More

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Teck buys 7,000 ha for conservation

Teck Resources announced Oct. 17 that it has purchased more than 7,000 hectares of land in the Elk and Flathead river valleys of Tembec Inc. for conservation purposes. The company, which operates five coal mines in the Elk Valley, spent … > Read More

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COTR Fernie Campus to hold inaugural Haul Truck Training

College of the Rockies’ Fernie Campus is launching the college’s Haul Truck Operator program with its first intake of instruction August 6 to 30. The training is designed to prepare students for work in the ever-expanding Canadian mining industry and … > Read More

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Lot 48 bylaws officially rescinded

It was a legislative move that raised many eyebrows and infused a vein of concern among Columbia Valley property and business owners. Almost eight years ago, many observers saw the Regional District of East Kootenay’s (RDEK) back zoning of Lot … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal District of Sparwood Councillors Sharon Fraser and Margaret McKie presented Mayor Lois Halko with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals provide an opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions … > Read More

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Transportation Minister praises CPR, Teck for aiding B.C.’s economy

The Elk Valley remains a vital cog in British Columbia’s and Canada’s economy. That was one of the messages delivered in Sparwood by B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom, July 25, following a tour of the Fording River … > Read More

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Lot 48 preservation celebrated on-site

Ecologically and culturally significant Columbia Lake property protected after many decades of effort (See photo gallery at bottom of story.) It was a day many thought would never come. The back and forth and up and down issue that is … > Read More

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Teck giving $1 million to Trans Canada Trail for Kootenays

Teck Resources has announced it is providing $1 million to the Trans Canada Trail for trail development in the Kootenays. With this donation a real opportunity presents itself to develop sections of the Trans Canada Trail in Eastern B.C., stated … > Read More

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