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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon the Annual Communication will be held for the first time in the East Kootenay, bringing hundreds of Freemasons and their families to Kimberley on June 24 and 25.

Hundreds of Freemasons to celebrate 150th anniversary of Grand Lodge in Kimberley this June

First time Annual Communication to be held in East Kootenay

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon the Annual Communication will be held for the first time in the East Kootenay, bringing hundreds of Freemasons and their families to Kimberley on June 24 and 25.
Kimberley's Jared du Toit has made it into the RBC Canadian Open on a sponsor's exemption. Mackenzie tour image.

Kimberley’s Jared du Toit set to tee off at RBC Canadian Open

Though he wasn’t expecting it, Kimberley native Jared du Toit is teeing…

Kimberley's Jared du Toit has made it into the RBC Canadian Open on a sponsor's exemption. Mackenzie tour image.
Matt Gillett, assistant pro at Fairmont Resort, tees off at Shadow Mountain, one of the stops of this year’s Kootenay Pro Tour. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kootenay Pro Tour underway, stops in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Golden and more

The Kootenay Pro Tour is underway, with their next two events taking…

Matt Gillett, assistant pro at Fairmont Resort, tees off at Shadow Mountain, one of the stops of this year’s Kootenay Pro Tour. Paul Rodgers photo.
Teck has donated 162 hectares of their land in the Luke Creek Conservation Corridor near Kimberley as well as $600,000 for ongoing management of the land, part of a massive new conservation and rehabilitation campaign the company announced on Sunday. Lyle Grisedale photo.

Teck to conserve at least three hectares of land for every one affected by mining

Teck aims to be nature positive mining company by 2030

Teck has donated 162 hectares of their land in the Luke Creek Conservation Corridor near Kimberley as well as $600,000 for ongoing management of the land, part of a massive new conservation and rehabilitation campaign the company announced on Sunday. Lyle Grisedale photo.
Issues one through four of the AB Ed Journal.

Kimberley’s Selkirk Aboriginal Education students in create Ab Ed Journal publication

For the past two years, a team of seven students in Selkirk…

Issues one through four of the AB Ed Journal.
Images from the 20th Sullivan Challenge race in Kimberley in 2021. Paul Rodgers photo.

20 years of world’s longest running skateboard race in Kimberley celebrated in new film

Kimberley-made film about local downhill skateboard race two decades in the making

Images from the 20th Sullivan Challenge race in Kimberley in 2021. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.

KAR provides update on repair to arson-damaged chairlift

Kimberley Alpine Resort may be closed for the season, but a lot…

Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.
Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell has been accepted into CBC Music’s Toyota SearchLight 2022 contest. Photo submitted.

Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell accepted to CBC’s SearchLight Contest

Back in February, Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell released a powerful song, entitled NorthStar…

Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell has been accepted into CBC Music’s Toyota SearchLight 2022 contest. Photo submitted.
A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.

WATCH: Moose Hide Campaign Day in Kimberley

Indigenous-led campaign strives to end violence towards women and children

A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.
Avalanche Canada’s forecasting is done for the year, but there is a lot of information backcountry users should be aware of, as a big spring warmup has yet to hit the high alpine and there are some potentially dangerous scenarios. Photo courtesy of Avalanche Canada.

Avalanche forecasting done for year, spring-warm up still to come

Another season of forecasting has come and gone for Avalanche Canada, and…

Avalanche Canada’s forecasting is done for the year, but there is a lot of information backcountry users should be aware of, as a big spring warmup has yet to hit the high alpine and there are some potentially dangerous scenarios. Photo courtesy of Avalanche Canada.
World-renowned, Kimberley-based golf architect Trevor Dormer shares his vision for the evolution of Purcell Golf. Paul Rodgers photo.

WATCH: Golf architect Trevor Dormer shares vision for new holes at Purcell Golf

Originally from southern Alberta, golf course architect Trevor Dormer has lived and…

World-renowned, Kimberley-based golf architect Trevor Dormer shares his vision for the evolution of Purcell Golf. Paul Rodgers photo.
And aircraft fights a blaze just outside of Kimberley in August, 2020. Kimberley is one of 13 communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to receive grant funding from the B.C. government to assist in reducing wildfire risk. Paul Rodgers file.

$2.1 million in grants provided to Southeast Fire Centre communities

13 communities in total to receive up to $150K each in funding

And aircraft fights a blaze just outside of Kimberley in August, 2020. Kimberley is one of 13 communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to receive grant funding from the B.C. government to assist in reducing wildfire risk. Paul Rodgers file.
Jesse Wiebe tees off at hole 16 at Wycliffe Disc Golf Course on his way to a first place finish in the inaugural Rocket Bear Disc Golf tournament. Paul Rodgers photo.

Cranbrook’s Casey Hanemayer hosts inaugural Rocket Bear disc golf tournament

Tournament season is kicking off early this year for East Kootenay disc…

Jesse Wiebe tees off at hole 16 at Wycliffe Disc Golf Course on his way to a first place finish in the inaugural Rocket Bear Disc Golf tournament. Paul Rodgers photo.
While it was anything but an easy season, there was still a lot of positives to celebrate, which is what Kimberley Alpine Resort did for the last weekend of the 2021-22 season featuring the return of Spring Splash and the Dummy Downhill. Paul Rodgers photos.

A challenging season draws to a close at KAR

KAR staff thank Kimberley for support throughout a difficult winter for the resort

While it was anything but an easy season, there was still a lot of positives to celebrate, which is what Kimberley Alpine Resort did for the last weekend of the 2021-22 season featuring the return of Spring Splash and the Dummy Downhill. Paul Rodgers photos.
Stephen Joyce has been appointed seed orchard coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted.

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation names new seed orchard coodinator

Stephen Joyce has over 37 years experience as seed orchardist and forestry manager

Stephen Joyce has been appointed seed orchard coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted.
Wildsight is looking to hire young adults into four-month contract positions on their Youth Climate Corps. Photo courtesy of Wildsight.

Wildsight seeks young adults for Youth Climate Corps contract positions

Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) is currently hiring. They are looking to…

Wildsight is looking to hire young adults into four-month contract positions on their Youth Climate Corps. Photo courtesy of Wildsight.
Neil Rye honoured for 30 years of dedication to the Kimberley Dynamiters with the KIJHL's Volunteer of the Year award. Paul Rodgers photo.

Neil Rye named KIJHL Volunteer of the Year

Rye has volunteered with the Kimberley Dynamiters for three decades

Neil Rye honoured for 30 years of dedication to the Kimberley Dynamiters with the KIJHL's Volunteer of the Year award. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.

1 person dead as thin ice at Moyie Lake, Premier Lake causes busy weekend for Kimberley SAR

Kimberley SAR respond to incidents over weekend at Premier, Moyie Lake

Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.
Paralympic Hall of Famer Josh Dueck, seen here at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games where he served as Team Canada's Chef de Mission, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council. Photo courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Kimberley’s Josh Dueck elected to International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council

Paralympic Hall of Famer and one of Kimberley’s hometown heroes Josh Dueck…

Paralympic Hall of Famer Josh Dueck, seen here at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games where he served as Team Canada's Chef de Mission, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council. Photo courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Team Buchy battling Team Craig at the 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. Paul Rodgers photos.

2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship underway in Kimberley

The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship is underway at the…

Team Buchy battling Team Craig at the 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. Paul Rodgers photos.