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The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival is back in 2022. EKPAF file

The East Kootenay Performing Arts Fest is back

Entry deadline is February 10, 2022.

The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival is back in 2022. EKPAF file
Snow packs in East and West Kootenay are above normal. BC River Forecast Centre

Snow packs in East and West Kootenay above normal

By January half of the snow pack has usually accumulated

Snow packs in East and West Kootenay are above normal. BC River Forecast Centre
KAR file

Average home price in Kootenays breaks $500,000 mark

Almost 4,000 homes sold in 2021

KAR file
As snow piles up and the storms keep rolling in, some people are taking it out on city snow removal staff in “unacceptable” ways, Mayor Don McCormick says. Bulletin file

Police called after Kimberley grader operator verbally abused

A resident made in what best case would be described as abuse, and worst case described as a threat, to a grader operator clearing that street, Mayor Don McCormick said.

As snow piles up and the storms keep rolling in, some people are taking it out on city snow removal staff in “unacceptable” ways, Mayor Don McCormick says. Bulletin file
The Banff Film Fest hits Key City Theatre on January 7 and 8, 2022. Submitted file.
The Banff Film Fest hits Key City Theatre on January 7 and 8, 2022. Submitted file.
The latest data from BCCDC for the week up to December 25, 2021. BCCDC file

Latest East Kootenay Covid-19 data

Covid-19 numbers are rising in parts of the East Kootenay, although not…

The latest data from BCCDC for the week up to December 25, 2021. BCCDC file
Snowcats, borrowed from Revelstoke and Kicking Horse, will be moving people up to the Easter and Tamarack chairs at Kimberley Alpine Resort. KAR photo

Kimberley Alpine Resort moving some skiers to lifts with borrowed snowcats

Snowcats borrowed from Revelstoke and Kicking Horse are helping out while quad chair is down

Snowcats, borrowed from Revelstoke and Kicking Horse, will be moving people up to the Easter and Tamarack chairs at Kimberley Alpine Resort. KAR photo
Kimberley Alpine Resort is doing everything they can to get skiers up the mountain during this time. KAR file

East Kootenay business steps up to assist Kimberley Alpine Resort

May be months before quad chair is back up

Kimberley Alpine Resort is doing everything they can to get skiers up the mountain during this time. KAR file
The lift hut at the top of the Northstar Quad chair was engulfed by fire early Saturday morning, December 18, 2021. KAR photo

Kimberley RCMP says fire at ski hill will be investigated as suspicious

All aspect are being looked at, including a power bump just before the fire, police say

The lift hut at the top of the Northstar Quad chair was engulfed by fire early Saturday morning, December 18, 2021. KAR photo
KAR photo

KAR thanks community for support

From a joyous opening day with fresh snow on Friday to having…

KAR photo
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Kimberley Alpine Resort closed Saturday due to fire in Northstar Quad lift hut

There has been a fire in the lift operator hut at the…

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BCCDC file

BCCDC provides latest COVID data for East Kootenay

COVID cases are up to ten in Kimberley, with four cases reported…

BCCDC file
Black Press file

Luxury home sales driving Kootenay real estate average prices up

2021 has been a hot market for luxury homes in the Kootenay region

Black Press file
The Kimberley Gymnastics Club building was destroyed in the fire. City of Kimberley file

Kimberley RCMP believe Gym Club fire suspicious in nature

Kimberley RCMP are deeming the fire at the Kimberley Gymnastics Club “suspicious…

The Kimberley Gymnastics Club building was destroyed in the fire. City of Kimberley file
Betty Anne Marino of Warfield joins Columbia Basin Trust Board. CBT file

Betty Anne Marino joins Columbia Basin Trust Board

Marino’s family’s history in the Kootenays dates back to the 1800s

Betty Anne Marino of Warfield joins Columbia Basin Trust Board. CBT file
(Black Press Media stock photo)

Fight in Kimberley Saturday evening results in arrest

One man threw a lit flare into another’s vehicle; produced handgun

(Black Press Media stock photo)
Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file

CBT announces fibre optic internet for Nelson to Fruitvale; Kimberley to Wasa

The Trust collaborates with several partners on fibre optic projects worth $7.6M

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file
Bc Parks agreed to let the Triathlon run in August last summer but it is preferred that it runs during the shoulder season in June. Bulletin file

Wasa Triathlon moves back to traditional June date for 2022

It ran in August last summer due to COVID-19

Bc Parks agreed to let the Triathlon run in August last summer but it is preferred that it runs during the shoulder season in June. Bulletin file
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file

ʔaq̓am, with support Columbia Basin Trust, work on ecosystem renewal

Reviving an ecosystem with ancestral techniques

The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
The Wasa outdoor rink will be one of the facilities maintained by the new service tax. Corey Bullock file

RDEK to go ahead with Wasa parcel tax

The tax will support operation and maintenance of facilities like the outdoor rink and community hall

The Wasa outdoor rink will be one of the facilities maintained by the new service tax. Corey Bullock file