Steve Hubrecht

Groundswell greenhouse attracts international attention

Greenhouse in Invermere attracts a tidal wave of attention from all around the world, unbeknownst to many Columbia Valley residents.

Money available for fish, wildlife projects

FWCP)is accepting grant applications for just fish and wildlife projects, through the Upper Kootenay Ecosystems Enhancement Plan (UKEEP).

College of the Rockies jammed full as post secondary enrollment rises province wide

Enrollment for post secondary schools is up across the province, including in Invermere at the College of the Rockies.

CastleRock subdivision begins planning for next phase

Future plans for Invermere’s CastleRock subdivision include a reduction in the number of lots and a corresponding increase in lot size

Boat launch, Legacy Trail contribution policies proposed

Mayor outlines contribution policies in which new development just outside the district boundaries helps pay for amenities inside boundaries

Canal Flats selects facilitator for strategic planning

The Village of Canal Flats is getting set for its annual strategic planning session

Multi-use centre solar panels will not tilt

Photovoltaic solar panels on the new multi-use centre may not tilt much or face south

Valley communities use BC Hydro grant to plant trees

Things will get a little greener in three Columbia Valley communities

Beef prices play major role in valley agriculture

While ranchers may have had a booming season last year, this year things seem back to normal

Seasonal funding for summer students increases

Federal government spending on the Canada Summer Jobs initiative was up almost double compared with last year.

Schools implement new curriculum

Students heading back to the Upper Columbia Valley’s schools last week may have already noticed a few differences in the classrooms

Habitat enhanced by fire

Wildfire Service lights prescribed burns south of Upper Columbia Valley

More children eligible for education grant

New BCTESG education grant expands eligibility to

Deer disease turns up near Edmonton

Officials are cautioning B.C. hunters and the public to keep a wary eye out for signs of chronic wasting disease among deer, moose and elk

Mainroad moves operations base to Fairmont

Company leaves Athalmer, sets up by Fairmont airport

Study finds increasing number of ‘ghost moose’

A provincial study is showing increased level of winter ticks in moose as compared with last year

Invermere adopts accessibility policy

The District of Invermere now officially has an accessibility policy, after Invermere council adopted one at its most recent meeting.

CBT sees big bump in revenue

The Columbia Basin Trust will be funding even more projects in the Basin area next year following a big increase in its revenue.

Airbnb takes off in the valley

Unofficial accommodation options, through the popular rental website Airbnb, are cropping up in the Upper Columbia Valley rapidly.

Relocated urban deer survive better than expected

The urban deer that have been moved from Invermere as part of a pilot relocation study have shown better-than-expected survival rates.