Steve Hubrecht

Solution underway for Radium pools staffing issues

Parks Canada has already taken steps to help improve staff levels next winter.

RDEK reverses direction on backyard chickens for Area G

RDEK Area G residents will get another formal chance to voice their opinions on backyard chickens after all

Forestry watchdog group updates Invermere council

Invermere council heard a presentation from the provincial Forest Practices Board at its council meeting earlier this month.

Council hears about multi-use centre sponsorship

At the recent District of Invermere council, councilors discussed the possibility of sponsors for the upcoming multi-use centre.

Federal training grant helps local businesses

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce held a webinar for local businesses wanting to upgrade their employees skills.

Memorial plaque will move to new centre

The marble plaque in Invermere’s current community hall will become part of the Columbia Valley’s new multi-use centre.

Funding announced for local Search and Rescue team

New funding has been announced for several search and rescue organizations in the Kootenay region.

RDEK board votes down backyard chickens for Areas F,G

RDEK holds series of votes centring on backyard agriculture at the most recent RDEK board of directors meeting.

Rural Dividend program attracts strong intake

The B.C. Rural Dividend program has already proved popular.

MMBC refuses to pay RDEK’s recycling invoice

The Multi-Material BC Corporation responding to an April 2016 invoice from Regional District of East Kootenay with refusal to pay.

Media mogul slams Ktunaxa case against Jumbo

Conrad Black weighs in on the long-running legal battle

Southeast Fire Centre bans large, open fire

Category three fires banned, small campfires are still fine

Golfer repeats hole-in-one feat

Jim Jenkinson shot a hole-in-one 14 years ago and then did it again on the same hole a few weeks ago

District improves accessibility at Kinsmen

The district of Invermere recently improved accessibility around Kinsmen Beach

Celebration of Life streeet party approved

Invermere council approved a bevy of special events at its most recent council meeting, including the Tim Goldie celebration of life.

Horse-drawn wagon rides come to Invermere

Horse-drawn wagon rides come to Invermere this summer after council voted in approval at its recent meeting.

Columbia Basin Trust recognizes Wilmer soccer field upgrade

The Columbia Basin Trust recently announced the projects that were successful in receiving the Trust’s new Recreation Infrastructure Grants.

Columbia Valley Centres see more international tourists

There’s been a large jump in the number of international tourists visiting B.C. in 2016, a trend also noticed in the Columbia Valley.

National Geographic helping Columbia Valley

The Crown of the Continent has partnered with the National Geographic in geotourism project.

MLA criticizes Ministry of Mines in wake of Auditor General audit

The Auditor General of B.C. released an audit criticizing the provincial government’s oversight of the mining industry earlier last week.