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Betty Anne Marino of Warfield joins Columbia Basin Trust Board. CBT file

Betty Anne Marino joins Columbia Basin Trust Board

Marino’s family’s history in the Kootenays dates back to the 1800s

Betty Anne Marino of Warfield joins Columbia Basin Trust Board. CBT file
Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file

CBT announces fibre optic internet for Nelson to Fruitvale; Kimberley to Wasa

The Trust collaborates with several partners on fibre optic projects worth $7.6M

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file
Bc Parks agreed to let the Triathlon run in August last summer but it is preferred that it runs during the shoulder season in June. Bulletin file

Wasa Triathlon moves back to traditional June date for 2022

It ran in August last summer due to COVID-19

Bc Parks agreed to let the Triathlon run in August last summer but it is preferred that it runs during the shoulder season in June. Bulletin file
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file

ʔaq̓am, with support Columbia Basin Trust, work on ecosystem renewal

Reviving an ecosystem with ancestral techniques

The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
The Wasa outdoor rink will be one of the facilities maintained by the new service tax. Corey Bullock file

RDEK to go ahead with Wasa parcel tax

The tax will support operation and maintenance of facilities like the outdoor rink and community hall

The Wasa outdoor rink will be one of the facilities maintained by the new service tax. Corey Bullock file
The latest COVID numbers from the BCCDC.

COVID cases continue downward trend in East Kootenay

Trend is downward provincially as well

The latest COVID numbers from the BCCDC.
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COVID numbers relatively low in East Kootenay

BCCDC releases latest numbers

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Minor hockey in Kimberley and Cranbrook received gaming funding. Kimberley Minor Hockey Facebook photo.

Provincial gaming grants support East Kootenay sports, arts and culture

The province of British Columbia recently announced the recipients of their annual…

Minor hockey in Kimberley and Cranbrook received gaming funding. Kimberley Minor Hockey Facebook photo.
A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Kootenay real estate market emerging from grip of pandemic, says KAR president

Out of region interest still strong; prices continue to rise

A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file

Focus on your winter driving skills as snowy weather approaches

Tips on winter driving from Shift Into Winter

Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file
Black Press file

RDEK seeks resident input on Regional Evacuation Plan

Residents ask to take part in survey

Black Press file
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 24. CBT file

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report; asks you to register for online AGM

Over 2,400 projects received Trust support in 2020/21

Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 24. CBT file
Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file

Kootenay real estate market still healthy

Kootenay Association of Realtors expect supply bounce back this fall

Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file
Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick. Facebook photo

Agree or not, we must comply with the law: Kimberley Mayor

Mayor Don McCormick shares his thoughts on the latest health orders. Do…

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick. Facebook photo
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Letter: Concerns around wildlife management

As hunters approach the 2021 hunting season it brings to most the…

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Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file

East Kootenay residents invited to Climb for Alzheimers

The Alzheimer Society of BC is inviting East Kootenay residents to Climb…

Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file