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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.
A GoFundMe has been started by two Kimberley locals, who hope to raise money for a reward to be issued by local authorities to witnesses who come forward with information leading to an arrest in the Kimberley Alpine Resort arson investigation. Paul Rodgers photo.

UPDATE: Reward money offered to assist in search for Kimberley Alpine Resort arsonist

RCR, locals’ GoFundMe independently offering reward for information

A GoFundMe has been started by two Kimberley locals, who hope to raise money for a reward to be issued by local authorities to witnesses who come forward with information leading to an arrest in the Kimberley Alpine Resort arson investigation. Paul Rodgers photo.
The Cranbrook Disc Golf Club's winter putting league is back in a new venue, New Dawn Place, Cranbrook's indoor sports dome. Paul Rodgers photo.

Cranbrook disc golf club’s winter putting league finds new home in soccer dome

The Cranbrook Disc Golf Club’s (CBKDGC) winter putting league has returned again…

The Cranbrook Disc Golf Club's winter putting league is back in a new venue, New Dawn Place, Cranbrook's indoor sports dome. Paul Rodgers photo.
The Kootenay Cup race brought 236 racers and around 100 volunteers together for the first time in two years to compete at the Kimberley Nordic Club. Dan Clark photo.

First Kootenay Cup at Kimberley Nordic Club in two years a massive success

Race drew 236 racers and 100 volunteers together in Kimberley

The Kootenay Cup race brought 236 racers and around 100 volunteers together for the first time in two years to compete at the Kimberley Nordic Club. Dan Clark photo.
Kimberley RCMP arrest and charge suspect for arson at Kimberley Gymnastics Club. Bulletin file.

UPDATE: Kimberley RCMP arrest and charge suspect for arson at Kimberley Gymnastics Club

A 26-year-old male has been arrested and formally charged with arson for…

Kimberley RCMP arrest and charge suspect for arson at Kimberley Gymnastics Club. Bulletin file.
An avalanche near Highway 1 in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada says recent warming weather has caused some tricky conditions heading into the weekend, and stresses the importance of being aware and checking for regular forecast updates if heading into the back country.

Avalanche danger around Kootenays changing rapidly due to recent warm, wet storm

Knowing what to expect, and where to avoid, very important

An avalanche near Highway 1 in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada says recent warming weather has caused some tricky conditions heading into the weekend, and stresses the importance of being aware and checking for regular forecast updates if heading into the back country.
A snowcat shuttles skiers to the top of Kimberley Alpine Resort, past the snow-covered Northstar Quad lift, that the resort has said will be out of commission for the duration of the season due to the fire, which RCMP has now confirmed to be the result of an act of arson. Paul Rodgers photo.

KAR responds to arson confirmation, says Northstar quad will be down all season

Kimberley Alpine Resort shared their response to the RCMP’s confirmation that the…

A snowcat shuttles skiers to the top of Kimberley Alpine Resort, past the snow-covered Northstar Quad lift, that the resort has said will be out of commission for the duration of the season due to the fire, which RCMP has now confirmed to be the result of an act of arson. Paul Rodgers photo.
The fire that destroyed the lift hut of Kimberley Alpine Resort's main chairlift, now believed by the RCMP to be caused by an act of arson. KAR file.

Fire that damaged Kimberley ski hill’s chair lift deemed arson: RCMP

After further investigation into a fire that destroyed the lift hut of…

The fire that destroyed the lift hut of Kimberley Alpine Resort's main chairlift, now believed by the RCMP to be caused by an act of arson. KAR file.
One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.

Tourism Kimberley optimistic in face of ski-hill fire, Omicron one-two punch

Long-term impacts on local economy remain to be seen

One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.
A lot of snow in Kimberley has fallen and more is yet to come as a La Nina winter carries on. Paul Rodgers photo.
A lot of snow in Kimberley has fallen and more is yet to come as a La Nina winter carries on. Paul Rodgers photo.
Even more snowfall heading to the Elk Valley for Christmas weekend. File photo.

Mainroad: More snowfall in store for East Kootenay for holiday weekend

It’s been looking more and more like a winter wonderland out there,…

Even more snowfall heading to the Elk Valley for Christmas weekend. File photo.
Kimberley’s active COVID case count is up again slightly from last week. BCCDC photo.

BCCDC shows another slight increase in Kimberley’s active COVID cases

Kimberley’s active COVID cases have again seen a slight increase for the…

Kimberley’s active COVID case count is up again slightly from last week. BCCDC photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort set to open for 2021-22 season on Friday, Dec. 17. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kimberley Alpine Resort to open on Friday, Dec. 17 for 2021-22 season

Kimberley Alpine Resort has announced that, thanks to the recent dump of…

Kimberley Alpine Resort set to open for 2021-22 season on Friday, Dec. 17. Paul Rodgers photo.
Take Four will play the Kimberley Elks Club on Friday, Dec. 17. Left to right: Don Glasrud, Graham Knipfel, Randy Marchi, Tim Plait and Jim Cameron.

Take Four to play at Kimberley Elks Club on Dec. 17

Kimberley’s Take Four will be performing a blend of traditional jazz and…

Take Four will play the Kimberley Elks Club on Friday, Dec. 17. Left to right: Don Glasrud, Graham Knipfel, Randy Marchi, Tim Plait and Jim Cameron.
Kimberley Alpine Resort is unable to open on Dec. 11 and will be reviewing the situation on a day-to-day basis, despite recent snowfall and colder temperatures allowing for snowmaking. Bulletin file.

Kimberley Alpine Resort pushes opening date back

Resort moves from Dec. 11 to ‘reviewing situation on day-to-day basis’

Kimberley Alpine Resort is unable to open on Dec. 11 and will be reviewing the situation on a day-to-day basis, despite recent snowfall and colder temperatures allowing for snowmaking. Bulletin file.