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Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo

Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

Active nests decreasing in the Columbia Basin

Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file

16 projects receive $1.7 million through Columbia Basin Trust and the Province

Projects will create jobs while completing wildfire mitigation work

To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file
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RDEK seeks public input as short term rental planning process gets underway

It’s not just municipalities such as Kimberley and Cranbrook that are trying…

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Multiple reasons for long wait for road tests: ICBC

No appointments available for next six months

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B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
RDEK Fire Services South Country have responded to two ditch fires in two days caused by tossed cigarettes. RDEK Facebook.

RDEK Fire Services warns of danger of tossed cigarette butts

RDEK Fire Services is warning people to be careful with cigarette butts…

RDEK Fire Services South Country have responded to two ditch fires in two days caused by tossed cigarettes. RDEK Facebook.
Reuse it centres in the East Kootenay will reopen in early July. RDEK file

Reuse it centres in the East Kootenay will reopen in early July

One of the most popular spots at RDEK transfer stations throughout the…

Reuse it centres in the East Kootenay will reopen in early July. RDEK file
Kurt Swanson’s dog Kona takes a break from the heat on the Summer Solstice near Cranbrook, B.C. (Kurt Swanson photo)

Very warm temperatures forecast across the Kootenays this weekend

Nelson, Castlegar forecast to hit 39, Cranbrook 37

Kurt Swanson’s dog Kona takes a break from the heat on the Summer Solstice near Cranbrook, B.C. (Kurt Swanson photo)
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
Team-A: Owen, Jacob-Waya, Melissa, Jake, Kim, Sophia and Ella. Wildsight file

Wildsight to hire and train Kimberley-Cranbrook youth for climate action

Wildsight looking for eight new members of Youth Climate Corps

Team-A: Owen, Jacob-Waya, Melissa, Jake, Kim, Sophia and Ella. Wildsight file
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RDEK property tax notices will be arriving soon

Residents of rural areas in the Regional District of East Kootenay can…

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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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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