Carolyn Grant

Winter tires are required on most B.C. highways by October 1, 2022. Bulletin file

Winter tires must be installed by October 1, 2022

It may feel like we had a very short summer, but nonetheless…

Winter tires are required on most B.C. highways by October 1, 2022. Bulletin file
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WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

WorkSafeBC has issued a $710,488 fine against GFL Environmental Inc. after a…

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The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file

Province will work with Alberta to translocate wild turkeys from Kootenay towns

Coun. Kent Goodwin comments that for every turkey the ministry should also take two deer

The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file
Cindy Postnikoff at a ceremony at the park last Saturday. You can see the plaque on the boulder behind the Canadian flag. Bulletin file

CUPE will fund replacement of memorial plaques stolen from Kimberley cenotaph last spring

Last June, 12 historical plaques donated by military families in memory of…

Cindy Postnikoff at a ceremony at the park last Saturday. You can see the plaque on the boulder behind the Canadian flag. Bulletin file
Wildsight’s fall apple picking programs underway in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Wildsight/Bryan Clarkson file

Upcoming apple picking events in Kimberley/Cranbrook

Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook has now set the dates for apple picking this…

Wildsight’s fall apple picking programs underway in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Wildsight/Bryan Clarkson file
Radium Hot Springs Fire Department responded to pile burns at the CANFOR mill on September 5, 2022. RHSFD files

Radium Fire Department responded to fire at CANFOR mill

On September 5, 2022 the Radium Fire Department responded to a fire…

Radium Hot Springs Fire Department responded to pile burns at the CANFOR mill on September 5, 2022. RHSFD files
Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 22, online and in person in Valemount. CBT FILE

Columbia Basin Trust releases annual report; invites you to attend AGM

The board and staff of the Columbia Basin Trust are preparing for…

Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 22, online and in person in Valemount. CBT FILE
An ecosystem restoration burn will take place near Premier Lake Provincial Park, possibly beginning Sunday, September 11 if conditions allow. BC Wildfire Service file

Ecosystem restoration burn planned for Premier Lake area

Burn could begin Sunday, Sept. 11

An ecosystem restoration burn will take place near Premier Lake Provincial Park, possibly beginning Sunday, September 11 if conditions allow. BC Wildfire Service file
This was the last of the permanent cement bridges to be installed on the Gray Creek Pass, replacing the last of the wooden bridges built in 1989 - 90. The new Baribeau Creek Bridge will be similar. Photo courtesy Tom Lymberry
This was the last of the permanent cement bridges to be installed on the Gray Creek Pass, replacing the last of the wooden bridges built in 1989 - 90. The new Baribeau Creek Bridge will be similar. Photo courtesy Tom Lymberry
The grizzly was exhibiting very odd behaviour, the COs said, and was under-weight. Brian Crowe photo

Grizzly trapped in Kimberley last week was euthanized, CO says

Final decision on euthanization is made by wildlife biologist

The grizzly was exhibiting very odd behaviour, the COs said, and was under-weight. Brian Crowe photo
The 8,355 ha Vulcan Property is located in the Purcell Mountains, 35 km NW of the historic Sullivan Mine at Kimberley. This view is looking down on Jurak Lake. Eagle Plains Resources file.

Eagle Plains Resourcess embarks on test drill program on Vulcan Property in Southeastern BC

The search for another Sullivan Mine deposit continues

The 8,355 ha Vulcan Property is located in the Purcell Mountains, 35 km NW of the historic Sullivan Mine at Kimberley. This view is looking down on Jurak Lake. Eagle Plains Resources file.
The Purcell Wilderness area northwest of Kimberley. KSAR file

Kimberley Search and Rescue successfully locate injured hiker

Subject had a satellite locator which made rescue much more efficient, says KSAR team member

The Purcell Wilderness area northwest of Kimberley. KSAR file
Angel Flight East Kootenay takes residents to medical appointments in Kelowna. Bulletin file

Save On launches Angel Flight fundraising campaign at seven Kootenay stores

Save-On-Foods stores in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Fernie, Creston, Golden and Nelson are…

Angel Flight East Kootenay takes residents to medical appointments in Kelowna. Bulletin file
View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
Kim Spiers file

Skimmer aircraft in action at Moyie Lake near Cranbrook

Kim Spiers from Cranbrook was camping at Moyie Lake just west of…

Kim Spiers file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters gain upper hand on 2-hectare wildfire south of Fairmont

Highway 93/95 has been re-opened after being temporarily closed overnight due to…

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Mt. Evans fire is burning in steep terrain and not currently threatening any structures. BC Wildfire Service file

Mt. Evans fire not threatening any structures; burning in steep terrain 29 km southwest of Kimberley

The smoke visible from Kimberley to the southwest this week is from…

The Mt. Evans fire is burning in steep terrain and not currently threatening any structures. BC Wildfire Service file
The new fire, as seen from downtown Marysville and from the Volksmarch Trail above Marysville. Sherry Waites photos

New lightning caused fire 25 km west of Kimberley

There has been a new fire start on Monday, August 8, 2022,…

The new fire, as seen from downtown Marysville and from the Volksmarch Trail above Marysville. Sherry Waites photos
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Spokane Braves withdraw from 2022/23 KIJHL season

Team cannot recruit enough vaccinated players

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courtesy RDEK

Fairmont Fire responds to second RV fire in two days

The Regional District of East Kootenay reports that the Columbia Valley Rural…

courtesy RDEK