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Local continues to be agricultural leader

Farmer Profile: Peter Trescher, Brisco Enterprises By Tracey Fredrickson The communities of Brisco, Edgewater and Spillimacheen in the East Kootenay may be populated by under…

Conservation Fund accepting proposals

Kootenay Conservation Program, on behalf of the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), is now accepting proposals for the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF)…

CVLCF accepting project proposals

By Nicole Trigg Kootenay Conservation Program Kootenay Conservation Program, on behalf of the Regional District of East Kootenay, is now accepting proposals for the Columbia…

Trench Society tours unique grasslands

Directors of the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society toured sites around the Koocanusa reservoir recently and came away with an increased sense of urgency…

Crossroads abattoir opened with VIP tour

By Stephanie Stevens It was lights, camera, action at the December 6 tour of the much-anticipated Windermere District Farmer’s Institute (WDFI) abattoir at the crossroads…

Trench Society marks 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago eight grassroots organizations in the East Kootenay and upper Columbia Valley joined forces to initiate a ground-breaking program aimed at restoring grassland…

Abattoir gets funding green light

An abattoir project planned for an area southwest of the Invermere crossroads has received a funding green light. The Windermere District Farmers’ Institute reports that…

Moving forward and working together

By David Savage Despite many challenges, a lack of funding and judgments from the outside, a group of 19 continues to commit themselves to a…