Steve Hubrecht

Contentious regional composting facility turned down

A private composting facility to be built near Mayook, east of Cranbrook. Proponent Earthrite Industries Ltd. will not proceed.

RDEK adopts new financial plan

Regional directors adopt 2017 to 2021 financial plan at most recent meeting

Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund wins award

The fund received one the 2017 peer-nominated Species and Ecosystems at Risk (SEAR) Local Government Working Group awards

Decision to stop E-Plus program leaves Valley customer unhappy

A long-running BC Hydro program has finally come to an end, leaving those who used it unhappy
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Flashing digital A&W sign continues to divide Invermere council

&W’s new flashing digital sign in Athalmer continues to be a topic of disagreement at Invermere council,

Cell coverage in national park discussed at council


The lack of cell phone coverage through Kootenay National Park came up for discussion at the most recent Invermere council meeting.

Eddie the Eagle soars again — in Golden

Renowned British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle soared back to Western Canada last week,

RDEK board approves grant for valley wide visitor services

RDEK gives up to $100,000 to the Columbia Valley Economic Development Service, to help fund valley visitor services for 2017

Local politicians voice views on B.C. budget

he provincial government released its annual budget earlier last week, attracting all manner of commentary and analysis

Contentious composting facility gets second public hearing

A proposed new composting facility will come up for discussion among the RDEK board of directors for a second time at their next meeting

Invermere passes contentious bylaw amendments

Council allows flashing digital sign and CastleRock zoning change in divided votes

Canal Flats eyes new roof for fire hall

Village looks at new fire hall roof and buys new public works truck

Cougar sightings down in Columbia Valley

Cougar incidents rising in other parts of the Kootenay region, not in the valley

CBT releases water monitoring report

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has released a new water monitoring report that examines the status the Basin’s water resources

East Kootenay MLA candidates to attend wildlife forum

Wildlife groups and political candidate will present their views on wildlife management in Cranbrook

Invermere’s population explodes in latest census

After years or stagnation, the number in Invermere leapted 15 per cent in the 2016 census

B.C.’s rising sector could be opportunity for the Valley

The technology industry is on ramping up, and the valley could be an attractive location for "digital nomads".

Columbia Valley tourism numbers holding steady

Visitor numbers remain on par with previous year despite hurting Alberta economy

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