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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.
Ellen Zimmerman receives distinguished service gifts and recognition at Wildsight AGM, Invermere, BC. Pat Morrow Photo.

Wildsight seeks nominations for Ellen Zimmerman award

Wildsight is seeking nominations for a conservation or environmental education champion worthy…

Ellen Zimmerman receives distinguished service gifts and recognition at Wildsight AGM, Invermere, BC. Pat Morrow Photo.
The East Kootenay Track and Field Club are back for the 2022 season, with opportunities to compete at the BC Summer Games. Photo courtesy EKTFC.

Registration open for 2022 East Kootenay Track and Field Club

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club (EKTFC) is back and registration…

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club are back for the 2022 season, with opportunities to compete at the BC Summer Games. Photo courtesy EKTFC.
Cranbrook's Casey Hanemayer has extended his sponsorship deal with Prodigy Discs, will represent Canada at the World Team Disc Golf Championships in Croatia and plans to tour the states and play more tournaments than ever this year. Prodigy Discs photo.

Casey Hanemayer headed to Croatia for World Team Disc Golf Championships

Hanemayer renews sponsorship with Prodigy, looks forward to busiest tour season yet

Cranbrook's Casey Hanemayer has extended his sponsorship deal with Prodigy Discs, will represent Canada at the World Team Disc Golf Championships in Croatia and plans to tour the states and play more tournaments than ever this year. Prodigy Discs photo.
Dead bats can contribute important information on disease spread. Always wear gloves when handling dead animals. Photo courtesy, Miller, BC Community Bat Program

Researchers seek public assistance to help protect B.C.’s bats

White-Nose Syndrome spreading from the west coast near Seattle since 2016

Dead bats can contribute important information on disease spread. Always wear gloves when handling dead animals. Photo courtesy, Miller, BC Community Bat Program
Jacob Jamin (left), creative director and Al Eagleton, founder, of Instinct - Killer Ski Co. out of Rossland, B.C. at the Maker’s Market in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb. 12. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kootenay entrepreneurs showcase outdoor gear at KORE Makers Market in the Platzl

A Maker’s Market was held in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb 12…

Jacob Jamin (left), creative director and Al Eagleton, founder, of Instinct - Killer Ski Co. out of Rossland, B.C. at the Maker’s Market in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb. 12. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Northstar Quad chairlift was destroyed by an act of arson the day the resort opened on December 18. RCR photo.

KAR, RCR offering $100K reward for information leading to arrest in resort arson investigation

Reward has been in development since fire deemed arson in January

Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Northstar Quad chairlift was destroyed by an act of arson the day the resort opened on December 18. RCR photo.
Kimberley musician Heather Gemmell has written a song as a vent for her anger at the acts of arson that rocked Kimberley in December.

Kimberley artist pens song condemning ski-hill arsonist

Local musician Heather Gemmell has written a song with some potent lyrics…

Kimberley musician Heather Gemmell has written a song as a vent for her anger at the acts of arson that rocked Kimberley in December.