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Grants announced for valley organizations

As part of its rural development mandate, the provincial government is providing $673,124 in project development grants to support rural communities throughout B.C. In the…

New 150 ha blaze in Sage Creek

Lightning ignited six new wildfires in the East Kootenay yesterday/last night, including one that has quickly spread to 150 ha east of the Flathead Valley…

Lightning keeping BCWS on its toes

The northern part of the East Kootenay remains a hot spot for lightning-caused fires. Four new blazes were sparked by lightning overnight in the East…

Lightning sparks five new wildfires

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is reporting five new lightning-caused fires since yesterday, including a 10-hectare fire alongside Findlay Creek, about 20 km west of…

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…

BCWS battling Hobo Creek fire near Parson

The East Kootenay remains mostly fire-free as British Columbia heads into its hottest wildfire week of the season, with 107 fires burning throughout the province….

The little abattoir that can

In a centralized world where bigger has become the norm with limited corporate ownership, there is an abattoir just outside Invermere that is showcasing the…