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Five new fires reported in region

BC Wildfire Services reports seven wildfires burning in the East Kootenay today (August 11), including a now extinguished fire caused by an unattended campfire at…

New fire reported west of Lumberton

BC Wildfire Service this morning (August 9) a new wildfire in the Weaver Creek drainage about 14 km west of Lumberton. The fire, with an…

Subaru’s Night of the Falling Stars

By Dan Hicks Despite our fiery summer’s ambient smoke, Subaru’s Night of the Falling Stars, the Kootenays’ first ever Perseid Meteor gathering, was held Sunday,…

City to aid Great Trail Loop project

It is called the Cranbrook Great Trail Loop after all. City of Cranbrook council July 30 unanimously agreed to provide a city truck and driver…

Lightning sparks single blaze overnight

Last evening’s thunderstorm activity around Cranbrook and Kimberley produced one small lightning-strike fire – in the Limerick Creek area, close to the back end of…

Check RDEK public hearing notices on e-KNOW

“I didn’t know about it.” “We weren’t made aware of this.” “If there was better communication…” Ask any Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) or…

RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the Nov. 3 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting. 10-Year Service Award…

Woman’s body recovered from Moyie Falls

RCMP divers this weekend recovered the body of a 22-year-old woman who went missing after jumping into the Moyie Falls near Lumberton. Cranbrook RCMP was dispatched to…