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Teck has donated 162 hectares of their land in the Luke Creek Conservation Corridor near Kimberley as well as $600,000 for ongoing management of the land, part of a massive new conservation and rehabilitation campaign the company announced on Sunday. Lyle Grisedale photo.

Teck to conserve at least three hectares of land for every one affected by mining

Teck aims to be nature positive mining company by 2030

Teck has donated 162 hectares of their land in the Luke Creek Conservation Corridor near Kimberley as well as $600,000 for ongoing management of the land, part of a massive new conservation and rehabilitation campaign the company announced on Sunday. Lyle Grisedale photo.
Issues one through four of the AB Ed Journal.

Kimberley’s Selkirk Aboriginal Education students in create Ab Ed Journal publication

For the past two years, a team of seven students in Selkirk…

Issues one through four of the AB Ed Journal.
Images from the 20th Sullivan Challenge race in Kimberley in 2021. Paul Rodgers photo.

20 years of world’s longest running skateboard race in Kimberley celebrated in new film

Kimberley-made film about local downhill skateboard race two decades in the making

Images from the 20th Sullivan Challenge race in Kimberley in 2021. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.

Arson-damaged chairlift at Kimberley Alpine Resort on track for winter operation

Resort provides update on major repair project

Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.
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 campagin 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.
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.
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.
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 Kootenay lakes 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.
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.
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.
A significant change that will affect the 2022 KIJHL playoffs was announced Wednesday, that will see Creston Valley, pictured here playing the Kimberley Dynamiters earlier this season, move from the Eddie Mountain Division to the Neil Murdoch Division, rather than the Golden Rockets. Paul Rodgers file.

KIJHL announces change to 2022 playoff format

Creston, not Golden, will head to Neil Murdoch division to decrease first round travel

A significant change that will affect the 2022 KIJHL playoffs was announced Wednesday, that will see Creston Valley, pictured here playing the Kimberley Dynamiters earlier this season, move from the Eddie Mountain Division to the Neil Murdoch Division, rather than the Golden Rockets. Paul Rodgers file.
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.

B.C. community raises reward money for turning in Kimberley ski hill arsonist

Money raised will go to local Food Bank if case unsolved in two years

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 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.
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.