Carolyn Grant

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

Teams to move to move forward with the scheduling and delivery of summer camps and programs under the guidance of the league and BC Hockey

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020
Calvin Dickson photo

Dramatic sky in the East Kootenay during weekend storm

Thunderstorms rolled through the East Kootenay on Saturday, June 13

Calvin Dickson photo
Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. File photo

Frustrated MLA begs out of province visitors to stay home

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok doesn’t understand why people aren’t listening to good advice

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. File photo
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have suspended operations at all its resorts, including Kimberley, for one week. KAR file

Resorts of Canadian Rockies suspend operations for one week

All resorts, including Kimberley, are now temporarily closed

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have suspended operations at all its resorts, including Kimberley, for one week. KAR file
Superintendent of School District 6 Paul Carriere is retiring and Karen Shipka will be taking over this summer. SD6 file

School District 6 announces new superintendent

Karen Shipka will be taking on superintendent’s job this August

Superintendent of School District 6 Paul Carriere is retiring and Karen Shipka will be taking over this summer. SD6 file
Rick Jensen, Chair of Columbia Basin Trust, retired from its Board of Directors at the end of 2019. Rick had been Chair since 2016 and joined as a Director in 2013. Photo courtesy CBT.

Rick Jensen retires as Chair of Columbia Basin Trust

Jensen spent seven years on the board, four as chair

Rick Jensen, Chair of Columbia Basin Trust, retired from its Board of Directors at the end of 2019. Rick had been Chair since 2016 and joined as a Director in 2013. Photo courtesy CBT.
FILE – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service made the decision to relocate two grizzly bears that had been frequenting urban areas around Bella Coola for the past few weeks. (Submitted/Black Press Media)

Bear killed in Kimberley after chasing girl, wreaking havoc on town

This particular brown-coloured bear has been the subject of many calls this summer; very food habituated, CO says

FILE – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service made the decision to relocate two grizzly bears that had been frequenting urban areas around Bella Coola for the past few weeks. (Submitted/Black Press Media)
Green Party invites the public to meet the two candidates vying for Kootenay Columbia nomination

Green Party invites the public to meet the two candidates vying for Kootenay Columbia nomination

Meetings in Cranbrook and Revelstoke; candidate will be chosen on July 14

Green Party invites the public to meet the two candidates vying for Kootenay Columbia nomination
Philip Porter was 16 when he disappeared. Kimberley RCMP file                                The Porter house in Kimberley. Chris Newel file

Case of missing Kootenay teen still unsolved 50 years later

Phillip Porter, age 16, disappeared near his home in Kimberley on June 26, 1969

Philip Porter was 16 when he disappeared. Kimberley RCMP file                                The Porter house in Kimberley. Chris Newel file
The elk herd on the move near Wycliffe. Leyland Cecco file.

VIDEO: Driver captures East Kootenay elk herd on the move

Leyland Cecco spotted the herd while he was driving on Highway 95A to Cranbrook

The elk herd on the move near Wycliffe. Leyland Cecco file.
Kimberley residents attended a vigil for the South Purcell Mountain Caribou last week. Wildsight file.

Biologists discover another female calf in depleted South Purcell Mountain Caribou herd

Calf will be moved to Revelstoke maternity pens, then released

Kimberley residents attended a vigil for the South Purcell Mountain Caribou last week. Wildsight file.
B.C. man drives all night to get photo of rare duck

B.C. man drives all night to get photo of rare duck

Local ‘bird-nerd’ gets shot of Mandarin Duck

B.C. man drives all night to get photo of rare duck
Most mountainous regions in B.C. are included in the warning.

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

Most mountainous regions in B.C. are included in the warning.
Kimberley’s Ron Rossi wins a million dollars

Kimberley’s Ron Rossi wins a million dollars

Big win leads to early retirement

Kimberley’s Ron Rossi wins a million dollars
USW forestry workers headed for mediation

USW forestry workers headed for mediation

738 workers in East Kootenay, a further 175 in West Kootenay

USW forestry workers headed for mediation
Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.                                Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.

‘I was the guinea pig’: B.C. pot shop owner says cannabis licensing process wasn’t easy

Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Cranbrook will be the first retail cannabis store in the province to be granted a licence from the provincial government

Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.                                Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.
Birds from Kimberley test positive for West Nile virus

Birds from Kimberley test positive for West Nile virus

This is the first evidence of West Nile virus activity in the province this year.

Birds from Kimberley test positive for West Nile virus
MLA Clovechok calls for backcountry closure

MLA Clovechok calls for backcountry closure

Don’t wait, do it now, MLA says

MLA Clovechok calls for backcountry closure
The campfire ban begins on Thursday at noon Pacific.

Campfires banned in Southeast Fire Centre as of Thursday

With dry lightning and heat in forecast, Fire Centre moves to help prevent human-caused wildfires

The campfire ban begins on Thursday at noon Pacific.
IH says no cases of bacterial meningitis confirmed

IH says no cases of bacterial meningitis confirmed

Some concern as a few Kimberley students presented with meningitis-like symptoms

IH says no cases of bacterial meningitis confirmed