Steve Hubrecht

Backyard agriculture consultation for Areas F, G concludes

The Regional District of East Kootenay is looking at the possibility of small-scale backyard agriculture, such as keeping chicken or bees

Boer War plaque to be added to Invermere cenotaph

The cenotaph will have a new plaque added, one that’s dedicated to local Canadians who lost their lives fighting in the Boer War.

Regional News: Local environmental groups urges new Columbia River Treaty to incorporate ecological purpose

Members of more than 50 various conservation groups found throughout the Columbia River watershed have sent a letter

Council Briefs: Westridge mailbox commotion starts up again

The new location of the Westridge mailboxes has once again bubbled up, after Invermere council received a letter of complaint on the matter

Invermere’s creative economy booms

Invermere has a booming creative economy, and those in valley’s arts community are keen to see it grow even more.

Multi-use centre grant still in limbo

A recently released list of municipal projects in B.C. approved for grants under the Strategic Priorities Fund

College of the Rockies unveils new logo

The College of the Rockies has a new look thanks to a rebranding effort

Mixed reaction to B.C. budget

The provincial government’s budget for the coming fiscal year has been released, and officials wasted no time responding

Invermere ski racer readies for BC Winter Games

An Invermere teen is heading to Penticton later this month to test her mettle in the BC Winter Games alpine ski events.

Regional News: Bat cave surprises scientists

Parks Canada scientists have discovered the only bat hibernacula so far known to exist in Kootenay, Banff and Yoho National Parks.

Stetski steps into Mother Canada controversy

Stetski waded into one of the largest parks controversies in the country the planned Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Vancouver company plans to open new mine in valley

A new mine could be up and running here in the Upper Columbia Valley as early as next year.

Valley sends girls’ curling team to B.C. Winter Games for the first time

For the first time, a girls’ curling team will represent the Columbia Valley at the upcoming B.C. Winter Games.

RDEK searches for recreation manager for valley

RDEK is looking to hire a new recreation services supervisor, specifically for the Upper Columbia Valley.

Council Briefs: Invermere adopts priorities

Invermere council adopted a revised short-term action chart at its most recent council meeting.

Local officials give chamber annual update

Upper Columbia Valley elected officials were at a Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Local Government Update last week

Imagine Invermere gets pair of new members

Invermere council appointed two new representatives to the Imagine Invermere committee

Canal Flats aims to change dock bylaw

Canal Flats may soon make some amendments to its dock bylaw

Local judo practitioner heads to BC Winter Games

The BC Winter Games, held every two years, are coming up in Penticton in February, and one local athlete has already qualified.

Rave reviews draw more attention to valley

Efforts to showcase the winter wonders of the Upper Columbia Valley and entice more visitors here continue to bring attention.