Carolyn Grant

Kimberley Independent School.

Interior Health confirms COVID-19 exposure at Kimberley Independent School

Interior Health has confirmed a potential COVID-19 exposure at the Kimberley Independent…

Kimberley Independent School.
Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Record breaking real estate sales continue across the Kootenays

KAR reports a total of 434 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® in October 2020, a rise of 41.6 per cent from October 2019.

Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
At present, the Marysville Arena remains closed. Bulletin file

Kimberley Minor Hockey asks city to reopen Marysville Arena

Kimberley City Council received a letter from Kimberley Minor Hockey President Trevor…

At present, the Marysville Arena remains closed. Bulletin file
Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

My Covid test: A report from the front lines

Contrary to popular belief, they don’t ram the swab deep into your brain

Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District
Kimberley Minor Hockey players scrimmage with the Dynamiters last year. KMH file

Kimberley and Cranbrook Minor Hockey relationship grows the game for local players

Players can now play to their skill level regardless of city of origin

Kimberley Minor Hockey players scrimmage with the Dynamiters last year. KMH file
Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row

Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row

However the Kootenay Association of Realtors cautions inventory is low heading into winter

Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row
An ecosystem burn is planned for the old Kimberley airport area next week. BC Wildfire Service file.

Burn planned for old Kimberley Airport area

Ecosystem burn could start Monday, October 5, 2020 depending on conditions

An ecosystem burn is planned for the old Kimberley airport area next week. BC Wildfire Service file.
J.A. Laird is an elementary school in Invermere, B.C. Google Earth photo

Confirmed COVID-19 case at J.A. Laird School in Invermere

The S.D.6 Superintendent has notified families

J.A. Laird is an elementary school in Invermere, B.C. Google Earth photo
Inventory is low throughout the Kootenays, and what’s available is selling fast. Carolyn Grant file

Another strong month for East and West Kootenay real estate sales

August numbers report a total of 426 residential unit sales recorded by the Multiple Listing Service in August, a rise of 33.5 per cent from the previous year.

Inventory is low throughout the Kootenays, and what’s available is selling fast. Carolyn Grant file
A photographic sign on the Rails to Trails has gone missing. Photo submitted

Panoramic sign taken from Rails to Trails

Sign went missing last week

A photographic sign on the Rails to Trails has gone missing. Photo submitted
Join Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook for apple picking events this fall. Wildsight photo

Wildsight Apple Picking events

Help manage animal attractants

Join Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook for apple picking events this fall. Wildsight photo
The Doctor Creek fire on August 25, 2020. BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfire Service conducts planned ignition ahead of Doctor Creek fire

Heavy smoke is hindering accurate mapping today

The Doctor Creek fire on August 25, 2020. BC Wildfire Service
The Doctor Creek Fire is mapped at over 3000 hectares. BC Wildfire Service photo

BC Wildfire Service continues to battle Doctor Creek fire

The Doctor Creek fire, 25 kilometres southwest of Canal Flats continues to…

The Doctor Creek Fire is mapped at over 3000 hectares. BC Wildfire Service photo
Blue Lake Camp, cabins near Skookumchuck ordered to evacuate

Blue Lake Camp, cabins near Skookumchuck ordered to evacuate

An Evacuation Order has been issued in and around the Findlay Creek…

Blue Lake Camp, cabins near Skookumchuck ordered to evacuate
New fire start off Stirton Road, near Marysville

New fire start off Stirton Road, near Marysville

BC Wildfire Service is reporting a new fire start near Marysville, Sunday…

New fire start off Stirton Road, near Marysville
Incident near St. Mary’s Bridge involves deceased person: RCMP

Incident near St. Mary’s Bridge involves deceased person: RCMP

Rails 2 Trails was closed for eight hours near the bridge on Monday as emergency crews responded

Incident near St. Mary’s Bridge involves deceased person: RCMP
BC Wildfire Service will be skimming at St. Mary’s Lake and people are advised to watch for the aircraft and give them plenty of room. BC Wildfire Service Facebook file.

BC Wildfire Service onsite at small fire west of Kimberley

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a 0.5 hectare, suspected lightning-caused…

BC Wildfire Service will be skimming at St. Mary’s Lake and people are advised to watch for the aircraft and give them plenty of room. BC Wildfire Service Facebook file.
Quilt of Valour presented to Kimberley veteran Tim Park

Quilt of Valour presented to Kimberley veteran Tim Park

Military Ames coordinator Cindy Postnikoff is also doing the good work of…

Quilt of Valour presented to Kimberley veteran Tim Park
The Southeast Fire Centre is responding to lightning caused fires. Southeast Fire Centre Facebook image.

Fire activity picking up as thunderstorms roll through Southeast Fire Centre

The Southeast Fire Centre is reporting increased activity as the heat wave…

The Southeast Fire Centre is responding to lightning caused fires. Southeast Fire Centre Facebook image.
Part of the large crowd at the opening of the Gray Creek Pass road on August 19, 1990. Photo: Gray Creek Historical Society (George & Flo Commandeur, photo by Flo)

Gray Creek Pass is 30 years old in August

Tom Lymbery shares his knowledge of the history of the Pass

Part of the large crowd at the opening of the Gray Creek Pass road on August 19, 1990. Photo: Gray Creek Historical Society (George & Flo Commandeur, photo by Flo)