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Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.

WATCH: Golfers and bears alike enjoying the links at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek

Always nice to get some mid-round entertainment

Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
A much loved and enjoyed event by both competitors and spectators alike, longboarders from around Canada flocked to Kimberley to compete in the 20th-annual Sullivan Challenge Longboard Race. Paul Rodgers photos.

GALLERY: The 20th-annual Sullivan Challenge Longboard Race

The race takes place in Kimberley on JulyFest weekend every year

A much loved and enjoyed event by both competitors and spectators alike, longboarders from around Canada flocked to Kimberley to compete in the 20th-annual Sullivan Challenge Longboard Race. Paul Rodgers photos.
Podium finishers in the MPO division of the 2019 Kootenay Up and Down. Paul Rodgers photo.

Registration opens and players flood in for Kootenay Up and Down disc golf tournament

80 players out of a max 144 registered in less than 24 hours

Podium finishers in the MPO division of the 2019 Kootenay Up and Down. Paul Rodgers photo.
Smoke seen from behind Kimberley Alpine Resort most likely emanating from Akokli, Redding Creek fires, which have seen some growth in the past 24 hours, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Paul Rodgers photo.

Smoke seen rising from behind Kimberley ski hill most likely from Akokli Creek fire

Smoke seen rising from behind Kimberley Alpine Resort on Thursday, Jul. 15…

Smoke seen from behind Kimberley Alpine Resort most likely emanating from Akokli, Redding Creek fires, which have seen some growth in the past 24 hours, according to the BC Wildfire Service. Paul Rodgers photo.
A grizzly bear has been reported to be getting into and destroying people's livestock in this area. Photo courtesy of WildSafeBC.

Reports of grizzly bear destroying livestock outside of Cranbrook: WildSafeBC

Electric fence cost-sharing program a potential option for Columbia Basin residents

A grizzly bear has been reported to be getting into and destroying people's livestock in this area. Photo courtesy of WildSafeBC.
The Symphony of the Kootenays held two concerts dubbed Reconnections in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Photos courtesy of Lyle Grisedale.

Symphony of the Kootenays presents: Reconnections

Intimate concerts held at Kimberley Alpine Resort and Moir Park

The Symphony of the Kootenays held two concerts dubbed Reconnections in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Photos courtesy of Lyle Grisedale.
Cranbrook’s Casey Hanemayer throws his approach at the doubles round on the Friday before the Deeborne Gutshot tournament he’d go on to win. Paul Rodgers photo.

The Deerborne Gutshot: Sold out Elkford disc golf tournament a huge success

Cranbrook’s Casey Hanemayer takes down the win against a field of 72

Cranbrook’s Casey Hanemayer throws his approach at the doubles round on the Friday before the Deeborne Gutshot tournament he’d go on to win. Paul Rodgers photo.
A new agreement between the BC Emergency Health Service and the paramedics union, while providing much needed improvements to full-time work opportunities and benefits, could also negatively impact ambulance response times for 22 rural communities across the province, including Fernie, Golden, Revelstoke and Kimberley. Black Press file.

‘Unintended consequences’ of labour agreement could increase rural ambulance response times

Agreement between BCEHS and CUPE good for full-time jobs, bad for rural response times

A new agreement between the BC Emergency Health Service and the paramedics union, while providing much needed improvements to full-time work opportunities and benefits, could also negatively impact ambulance response times for 22 rural communities across the province, including Fernie, Golden, Revelstoke and Kimberley. Black Press file.
After Brayden Morton's Facebook post that his beloved Shar Pei Darla was stolen from him went viral, the person who stole her returned her, and admitted she did it to fund her drug addiction. Morton offered to pay for her rehabilitation treatment. Photo courtesy of Brayden Morton.

Returned stolen dog results in incredible story of compassion

Cranbrook’s Brayden Morton offers to pay for rehabilitation for person who stole his dog

After Brayden Morton's Facebook post that his beloved Shar Pei Darla was stolen from him went viral, the person who stole her returned her, and admitted she did it to fund her drug addiction. Morton offered to pay for her rehabilitation treatment. Photo courtesy of Brayden Morton.
Symphony on the Mountain has been renamed Reconnections for this year and will be held on July 9 at Kimberley Alpine Resort and July 10 at Moir Park in Cranbrook. Neil Webster photos.

Symphony on the Mountain postponed, new concerts “Reconnections” scheduled for July 9, 10

Ticket holders honoured for next year’s event, tickets on sale now for Reconnections events

Symphony on the Mountain has been renamed Reconnections for this year and will be held on July 9 at Kimberley Alpine Resort and July 10 at Moir Park in Cranbrook. Neil Webster photos.
Kimberley pharmacist Lei Lei Wu is running 21 kilometres a day for 21.5 days to raise money and awareness for the Ktunaxa Nation and developmental trauma. Photo submitted.

215 KM for 215 kids: Kimberley pharmacist running to raise funds for Ktunaxa First Nation

Lei Lei Wu hopes to raise money and awareness for developmental trauma

Kimberley pharmacist Lei Lei Wu is running 21 kilometres a day for 21.5 days to raise money and awareness for the Ktunaxa Nation and developmental trauma. Photo submitted.
Kimberley RCMP were called to the Kimberley Skate Park, where a 58-year-old man was pronounced deceased after taking a fall off his bike.

58-year-old male deceased following bike crash at Kimberley Skate Park

Witnesses told RCMP some form of medical condition caused or resulted from incident

Kimberley RCMP were called to the Kimberley Skate Park, where a 58-year-old man was pronounced deceased after taking a fall off his bike.
Leann Smith has been honoured with a Life Members' Volunteer Award from BC Hockey for her hard work and dedication developing minor hockey in the East Kootenay for the past 17 years.

Cranbrook volunteer honoured for dedication to minor hockey

Leann Smith awarded by BC Hockey for 37 years of volunteering

Leann Smith has been honoured with a Life Members' Volunteer Award from BC Hockey for her hard work and dedication developing minor hockey in the East Kootenay for the past 17 years.
A doe with two fawns photographed in Marysville. Since Kimberley woman Liz Royer was hospitalized by a deer while walking her dog, there have been numerous reports of aggressive deer in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kimberley officials urge caution as deer attacks on people, dogs at all-time high

WildSafeBC, CO and Kimberley Mayor weigh in on aggressive doe issue

A doe with two fawns photographed in Marysville. Since Kimberley woman Liz Royer was hospitalized by a deer while walking her dog, there have been numerous reports of aggressive deer in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Search and Rescue were able to quickly respond to a call for service and transport an injured mountain biker to East Kootenay Regional Hospital over the weekend. Kimberley SAR file photo.

Kimberley Search and Rescue respond to injured mountain biker on Bootleg Mountain

Kimberley Search and Rescue responded to a call for service this past…

Kimberley Search and Rescue were able to quickly respond to a call for service and transport an injured mountain biker to East Kootenay Regional Hospital over the weekend. Kimberley SAR file photo.
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.

KIJHL announces start dates for 2021-22 season

Season set to begin Oct. 1 with league still following all health guidelines

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.
After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.

Information released for Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon scheduled for August

In 2020 the COVID pandemic forced the Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon to…

After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.
A person wound up in the hospital after an aggressive deer attacked them while walking their dog. Paul Rodgers file.

Kimberley woman in hospital after deer attack while out for dog walk

Attack occurred while walking dog during first week of fawning season

A person wound up in the hospital after an aggressive deer attacked them while walking their dog. Paul Rodgers file.
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WildSafeBC: How to be cougar and bear safe while using the area’s trails

Outdoor enthusiasts of Cranbrook and Kimberley and their surrounding areas are fortunate…

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Amy Hotchkiss (left) and Kris Dickeson have been hired as Recovery Advisors tasked with helping business owners in the Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake region and Cranbrook-Kimberley area connect to supports under the ETSI-BC Rural Business and Community Recovery Program. Photo submitted.

Two Recovery Advisors hired for Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook-Kimberley areas

Kootenay Employment Services has hired Amy Hotchkiss and Kris Dickeson to serve…

Amy Hotchkiss (left) and Kris Dickeson have been hired as Recovery Advisors tasked with helping business owners in the Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake region and Cranbrook-Kimberley area connect to supports under the ETSI-BC Rural Business and Community Recovery Program. Photo submitted.