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There is still snow in higher elevations in the Kootenays, although the freshet has begun. Carolyn Grant file

Plenty of high elevation snow still to melt in the Kootenays

BC River Forecast Centre issues monthly snowpack report

There is still snow in higher elevations in the Kootenays, although the freshet has begun. Carolyn Grant file
More inventory is becoming available in the Kootenay market. Black Press file

Kootenay real estate sales slightly lower, but still ahead of last year

More inventory is entering the market says Kootenay Associaton of Realtors

More inventory is becoming available in the Kootenay market. Black Press file
The flag at half mast at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Buildling in Cranbrook, Monday, May 31. Corey Bullock photo

“They’ve been telling us for decades. We need to listen.” MLA Clovechok

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA speaks on tragedy at residential school

The flag at half mast at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Buildling in Cranbrook, Monday, May 31. Corey Bullock photo
The Little Brown Myotis occurs across BC but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. Photo: B Paterson.

Kootenay residents asked to participate in bat count

Bats are returning to their summer roost sites

The Little Brown Myotis occurs across BC but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. Photo: B Paterson.
Above, one of the upper debris traps on Fairmont Creek, which is near capacity with sediment, gravels, and debris. Photo courtesy RDEK

Evacuation alert remains in place in Fairmont area

The Regional District of East Kootenay is advising that 229 properties in…

Above, one of the upper debris traps on Fairmont Creek, which is near capacity with sediment, gravels, and debris. Photo courtesy RDEK
Bob Finnie, Rotary Club of Golden, Ruth Finnie, Clare Mallow, JoAnna’s House volunteer and KGH Foundation board member; Doug Rankmore, CEO, KGH Foundation;Allison Ramchuk, Chief Development Officer KGH Foundation and Darlene Haslock, Manager JoeAnna’s House.

Kootenay Rotary clubs donate $50,000 to JoeAnna’s House at Kelowna General Hospital

JoeAnna’s House provides 20 guest bedrooms for out of town families

Bob Finnie, Rotary Club of Golden, Ruth Finnie, Clare Mallow, JoAnna’s House volunteer and KGH Foundation board member; Doug Rankmore, CEO, KGH Foundation;Allison Ramchuk, Chief Development Officer KGH Foundation and Darlene Haslock, Manager JoeAnna’s House.
Wildsight is calling for action on reforming the Private Managed Forest Lands Act. Wildsight photo

Wildsight urges feedback on private land logging act

Conservation group asks for comments to be sent to provincial government

Wildsight is calling for action on reforming the Private Managed Forest Lands Act. Wildsight photo
A photo by Rick Nowell of the last total lunar eclipse of 27 Sep 2015 in Cranbrook. The umbra is the dark central shadow cone cast by the Earth, about 2.5 times the size of the moon. The penumbra is the half shadow ring that surrounds the central cone, about the size of the moon. And at the centre of the umbra, the earth’s atmosphere layer casts a red glow, like a sunset. The atmosphere absorbs or scatters the other colours, and mainly red passes through.

Super moon and lunar eclipse coming Wed. May 26, 2021

Full lunar eclipse at 5:11 a.m. Wednesday morning

A photo by Rick Nowell of the last total lunar eclipse of 27 Sep 2015 in Cranbrook. The umbra is the dark central shadow cone cast by the Earth, about 2.5 times the size of the moon. The penumbra is the half shadow ring that surrounds the central cone, about the size of the moon. And at the centre of the umbra, the earth’s atmosphere layer casts a red glow, like a sunset. The atmosphere absorbs or scatters the other colours, and mainly red passes through.
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Learn all about making your garden a top producer at Wildsight garden workshops this year. Wildsight file

Wildsight offering garden workshops in Kimberley

It’s hard to find a lot of positives about a global pandemic,…

Learn all about making your garden a top producer at Wildsight garden workshops this year. Wildsight file
Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. Bulletin file

Proposed riding boundary changes are an affront to rural ridings, MLA says

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok says he would not be able to effectively serve a riding any bigger

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. Bulletin file
The real estate boom across the Okanagan has not felt a negative impact from the coronavirus impact on our national economy. (Contributed)

Booming year ahead, says Kootenay Association of Realtors

Strong real estate sales continue throughout Kootenays

The real estate boom across the Okanagan has not felt a negative impact from the coronavirus impact on our national economy. (Contributed)
The higher elevation melt is getting underway as rivers such as Mark Creek in Kimberley are running faster. Paul Rodgers file

Snow packs down just below normal in East and West Kootenay

The West Kootenay in particular had below normal precipitation in April

The higher elevation melt is getting underway as rivers such as Mark Creek in Kimberley are running faster. Paul Rodgers file
A screen shot from the resource road safety video.

Safety video urges caution on resource roads

Travelling on resource roads can pose various risks

A screen shot from the resource road safety video.
Some of the funding will provide more EV charging stations, such as this one at Rogers Pass. Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo.

StrongerBC provides funding for tourism projects in Kootenay Rockies region

A number of initiatives to enhance tourism are underway across the Kootenay Rockies

Some of the funding will provide more EV charging stations, such as this one at Rogers Pass. Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo.
The authors of the report on old growth protection, Al Gorley, RPF and Garry Merkel, RPF.

All talk, no action on old growth protection says Wildsight

Recommendations from report submitted a year ago have yet to be followed

The authors of the report on old growth protection, Al Gorley, RPF and Garry Merkel, RPF.
HWY 95 south of Golden will be getting improved cell service.

Funding will improve cell service on northern part of Hwy 95

Although we now live in a very connected world, there are still…

HWY 95 south of Golden will be getting improved cell service.
Skookumchuck pulp mill. Paper Excellence file

Kootenay pulp mill receives more than $100,000 in fines

Skookumchuck Pulp Mill is located just north of Kimberley/Cranbrook

Skookumchuck pulp mill. Paper Excellence file
Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. Bulletin file

Kimberley, Golden unlikely to get mass vaccination clinics: MLA Clovechok

Kimberley has 17 active cases as of Tuesday, April 20; Golden 7

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. Bulletin file