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Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Record breaking real estate sales continue across the Kootenays

KAR reports a total of 434 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing ServiceĀ® in October 2020, a rise of 41.6 per cent from October 2019.

Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row

Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row

However the Kootenay Association of Realtors cautions inventory is low heading into winter

Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row
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
Bat count 2019 before social distancing. Photo Submitted

BC bats don’t spread COVID-19 says Kootenay Bat Project

Misinformation can lead to problems for bats, project says

Bat count 2019 before social distancing. Photo Submitted
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
The hammer wield suspect. RCMP file

RCMP arrest Kimberley woman after Invermere robbery

RCMP in the Columbia Valley are pleased to share that as a…

The hammer wield suspect. RCMP file
Mainroad is anticipating 5 to 15 cm of snow in the next 24 hours in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file.

Mainroad expects 5 to 15 cm of snow in next 24 hours in East Kootenay

Highways contractor Mainroad has advised that they anticipate a fair amount of…

Mainroad is anticipating 5 to 15 cm of snow in the next 24 hours in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file.
Mainroad issues weather advisory

Mainroad issues weather advisory

Snow expected to continue through weekend

Mainroad issues weather advisory
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)
Since its inception, the Military Ames garage sale has been a successful fundraiser for the veterans’ group. Submitted photo

Military Ames fundraiser coming up

Veteransā€™ Group annual garage sale August 16, 17 and 18

Since its inception, the Military Ames garage sale has been a successful fundraiser for the veterans’ group. Submitted photo
Tourism Kimberley to seek new ED

Tourism Kimberley to seek new ED

Current ED Jesse Ferguson will be leaving at the end of September

Tourism Kimberley to seek new ED
Severe thunderstorm watch for southern East Kootenay

Severe thunderstorm watch for southern East Kootenay

Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon from noon until 6 p.m. especially…

Severe thunderstorm watch for southern East Kootenay
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

Kimberley RCMP continue to investigate 50 year old missing person case

Phillip Porter, age 16, disappeared on June 26, 1969

Philip Porter was 16 when he disappeared. Kimberley RCMP file
Fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, meth seized in Kimberley and Cranbrook
Fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, meth seized in Kimberley and Cranbrook
The fire was put out before it reached any structures but serves as a reminder that spring burning can get away quickly. RDEK file.

Escaped grass fire in Jaffray prompts general fire safety reminder

A small escaped grass fire has prompted the Regional District of East…

The fire was put out before it reached any structures but serves as a reminder that spring burning can get away quickly. RDEK 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.
Centre 64 needs a major roof fix in the coming year.

Kimberley Arts Council – Centre 64 receives substantial provincial grant

In a letter dated February 20, Susan Jackson, the chairperson of the…

Centre 64 needs a major roof fix in the coming year.