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Prince Rupert cleared to end boil water notice

City has downgraded from boil water notice to a water quality advisory after six weeks

VIDEO: Carcass pits, rural attractants contribute to Jaffray bear conflict: biologist

According to an Elk Valley grizzly bear biologist, co-existing with grizzly bears…

Nelson council skeptical about regional compost plan

But no decision has been made on city’s involvement

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VIDEO: Carcass pits, rural attractants contribute to Jaffray bear conflict: biologist
U.S. public opinion mixed on Mueller report
SUV speeds down Highway 1 before crashing into cable barrier
'Robot' device helps babies cope with pain

B.C.-Alberta healthcare access issues continue in East Kootenay

MLA investigates rumours patient transportation services stop at the border

Nelson tech innovation centre asks city for $50k

New facility will be located in the Chamber of Commerce building in the restored CP Rail station

Inquiry begins into West Kootenay RCMP shooting death

Const. Jason Tait faces charges in the 2015 shooting death of Waylon Jesse Edey in Castlegar

New coal mine near Sparwood inches closer to approval

North Coal prepares environmental assessment, dump design for Michel Creek Project

Youth charged in FAR equipment theft

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed to be stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort

Spike in Jaffray bear calls cause for concern

In 2018 there were 38 calls about bears spotted in the Jaffray area, compared to one call in 2017.

Snow removal still an issue for mobility challenged in Fernie

Disability advocate sees little improvement in sidewalk clearing; City promises to review policy

Snow on the way for Elk Valley

Winter weather advisory issued for East Kootenay with up to 15cm of snow expected over the next week

City of Fernie pitches $80m multi-purpose community centre

Council opts for bigger design and two grant funding streams after hour-long debate

Sparwood liveability study to start this month

Study to inform Elkview coal mine expansion, District of Sparwood planning

Fernie to ski hill paved pathway planned for 2020

Committee investigates funding options for pathway

Road density, mining and forestry threaten key species in Elk Valley

Report looks at development scenarios 50 years in the future to predict environmental impacts

Kootenays unemployment rate best in B.C.

In one year, the region has gone from highest unemployment rate to lowest, at 3.1 per cent

UPDATE: Three-vehicle crash near Fernie results in fatality

Heavy snowfall, driver experience being considered as possible contributing factors

Funding boost for Elk Valley emergency social services

$24,700 to go towards additional training, supplies for ESS teams across East Kootenay

Government leaders meet on Fernie trails to discuss recreation

Member for Kootenay-Columbia Wayne Stetski tries fatbiking with Fernie Mayor and Councillor

Elk Valley shelter gets a makeover

Elk Valley Safe Homes seeks funding for 24-hour in-house staffing at newly renovated shelter