Bid unsuccessful

Kimberley will not be hosting the 2015 Para-Alpine World Championships.

  • Nov. 14, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Carolyn Grant

Kimberley will not welcome the world in 2015 by hosting the 2015 Para-Alpine World Championships.

Kimberley had been vying for the honour of hosting the event as it comes to Canada for the first time.

At the time that the bid committee approached Kimberley City Council about the bid last September, committee member Lloyd Steeves said that Panorama would likely be the stiffest competition.

That has proven to be the case as Mayor Ron McRae says that Alpine Canada awarded the championships to Panorama.

“We were not successful,” McRae said. “Apparently Panorama got it. It’s disappointing. We’d really hoped our bid would be successful. We have this beautiful athlete training centre and all the race equipment, but we were not chosen.”

The World Championships will be held in February of 2015.

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia candidate cautious after getting threats

Trev Miller of the Animal Protection Party carries on campaigning under shadow of threats, abusive emails

Buck Stops Here: Why the name of Cranbrook’s new team is a good one

It’s not just because my nickname in high school was ‘Buck’ that… Continue reading

Feud with Canada Post causes post office to close its doors

Grasmere Post Office will close Oct. 31, building owners unable to reach agreement with Canada Post

Kootenay-Columbia riding candidates have Canada’s highest expense limit

Facebook data also shows who is buying ads on the social media website

Former Liberal candidate endorses Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Don Johnston says he’ll be voting for Abra Brynne on Oct. 21

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

‘Sky didn’t fall:’ Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization

Statistics Canada says 541 people were charged under the federal Cannabis Act between Oct. 17, 2018 and the end of the year

Fewer people prescribed opioids in B.C., but other provinces lack data: doctors

Patients who began taking opioids were prescribed smaller doses for shorter duration

Electric cello, stolen from vehicle in Williams Lake, returned to U.S. owner

Rita Rice of Texas said she and her husband had given up hope of ever seeing it again

Drop, cover and hold on: Thousands of British Columbians to take part in earthquake drill

This year’s drill comes as scientists announce discovery of ‘stormquakes,’ an earthquake and hurricane

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

West Kelowna business facing charges after six bears killed over littering

A West Kelowna business has been charged for leaving garbage around Lake Okanagan Resort

Most Read