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A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Kootenay real estate market emerging from grip of pandemic, says KAR president

Out of region interest still strong; prices continue to rise

A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file

Focus on your winter driving skills as snowy weather approaches

Tips on winter driving from Shift Into Winter

Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file
Black Press file

RDEK seeks resident input on Regional Evacuation Plan

Residents ask to take part in survey

Black Press file
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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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 24. CBT file

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report; asks you to register for online AGM

Over 2,400 projects received Trust support in 2020/21

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 24. CBT file
Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file

Kootenay real estate market still healthy

Kootenay Association of Realtors expect supply bounce back this fall

Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file
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Prices are soaring, on all kinds of things

Great news, fans of eating. Groceries are set to get even more…

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Last year’s Regatta. Leone Lund photo

Gray Creek Regatta this weekend

The race has run since 1923

Last year’s Regatta. Leone Lund photo
Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file

East Kootenay residents invited to Climb for Alzheimers

The Alzheimer Society of BC is inviting East Kootenay residents to Climb…

Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file
The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.

TransRockies Race Series cancels Kootenay events due to Covid restrictions

Organizers of the TransRockies Single Track 6 mountain bike race have made…

The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.

Wildsight to host apple picking and pressing events in Kimberley and Cranbrook

The Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook apple capture program is back just as fruit begins…

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.
Highway 3 was closed Wednesday evening, August 18, 2021 due to a fuel tanker fire. Photo submitted

South Country fire departments respond to tanker truck fire in Elko

Highway 3 was closed due to the fire Wednesday evening

Highway 3 was closed Wednesday evening, August 18, 2021 due to a fuel tanker fire. Photo submitted
BC Wildfire Service File

Evacuation order and alerts downgraded in Plumbob Mountain fire area

The Plumbob Mountain fire, which blew up very quickly this past Sunday,…

BC Wildfire Service File
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is now classed as being held. BC Wildfire Service file

Bill Nye Mountain fire now classed as being held

Evacuation alert lifted for Lazy Lake area

The Bill Nye Mountain fire is now classed as being held. BC Wildfire Service file
BC Wildfire Service file

Area restrictions put in place on west side of Koocanusa

The BC Wildfire Service reported Monday evening that the Plumbob Mountain fire,…

BC Wildfire Service file
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
The Plumbob Mountain wildfire is estimated at 368 hectares and has forced an evacuation order in the immediate area and put the west side of Lake Koocanusa on an evacuation alert. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

UPDATE: Evacuation alert issued for west side of Lake Koocanusa due to wildfire

254 properties under evacuation alert due to growing Plumbob Mountain wildfire

The Plumbob Mountain wildfire is estimated at 368 hectares and has forced an evacuation order in the immediate area and put the west side of Lake Koocanusa on an evacuation alert. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.