Steve Hubrecht

Multi-use construction could wrap up in May

Invermere council members heard that construction of the new multi-use centre should be completely wrapped up by the end of May.

Kootenay officials make voices heard on Columbia River Treaty renegotiation

With the possibility of a renewed Columbia River Treaty less than a decade away, groups are giving increased attention to the matter

New Mountain Hospitality program gets funding influx

A provincial-federal government funding partnership will see more funding flowing to train people in rural B.C. communities

RDEK seeks recycling collection partnership with MMBC

RDEK ask to be added the MMBC's list of regions wanting to partner with the agency on its Depot Collection Financial Incentive opportunity.

Canal Flats mayor express optimism about new CertainTeed mine

Council discusss CertainTeed mine's new location and the possibility of a visitor service location in the village during December meeting

Kootenay Savings contributes

Kootenay Saving Community Foundation donates to Columbia Valley Hospice Society

Local craft breweries see explosive growth

Invermere's Arrowhead Brewing Company is among many Kooteany craft brewers seeing standout success.

Mussel defence program nabs 17 contaminated boats

The provincial Ministry of Environment is touting the success of its expanded invasive mussel defence program.

Invermere will hold public hearing on CastleRock rezoning

Invermere council gave initial readings to bylaws for zoning changes in the CastleRock subdivision at its most recent council meeting

RDEK signs Internet agreements, extends Columbia Valley Conservation Fund

The most recent RDEK board of directors meeting touched on several items of interest to the Upper Columbia Valley.

Rollout of new Grade 10 to 12 curriculum delayed

Students — and their parents and teachers — will have to wait a little bit longer for the launch of the new provincial curriculum.

Valley’s Advisory Committee to disband

The Columbia Valley Advisory Committee has dissolved.

Local resident takes part in first Canada-wide level citizen water monitoring dialogue

Living Lakes Canada director Kat Hartwig was in Banff last week, for a dialogue on community-based water monitoring.

Editorial: Stupid is as Facebook does — how social media is failing democracy

Donald Trump becoming president of the United States was a failure amongst many levels. Social media is just one of them.

Director rises in UBCM executive ranks

Wendy Booth has become the Union of British ColumbiaMunicipalities (UBCM) executive’s first vice-president.

Invermere supports Area G backyard chickens and bees

Invermere council gave its support, during its most recent council meeting, to backyard chickens and bees

RDEK helps out with Westside Legacy Trail and new centre

RDEK is helping out with a couple of major initiatives in the Columbia Valley

Fish disease found just across the border from Columbia Valley

Provincial conservation authorities are on alert after a fish disease recently resulted in Parks Canada closing a lake near Banff.

NDP leader promises four lane Trans-Canada from Kamloops to Alberta

Horgan talks of need for upgrades to the national highway

Stop of Interest upgrades shine light on poorly known historical visit to valley

A little-known chapter of Columbia Valley history may see at least a bit more attention