Local News

Council rejects water bottling plant in current spot

Cites possibility to having facility built at another location in the village

  • Sep 11, 2019

RCMP Report

Some of the more interesting callouts for Columbia Valley RCMP this week

  • Sep 11, 2019

Burn rules loosen in Kootenays as weather eases fire concerns

Category 2 and 3 fires will be allowed in most areas — but know the regulations

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Scheer reacts after Trudeau apologizes for 'brownface' photo
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to 2001 photo of Trudeau in 'brownface'
Trudeau apology: brownface unacceptable and racist
DFO releases drone footage of work at Big Bar landslide site

Trail man gets 7 years after victim beaten, kidnapped, and tasered

Trial by judge held in Rossland Provincial Court back in July

Liberals announce Kootenay-Columbia candidate for October election

Robin Goldsbury is running against six other candidates

  • Sep 8, 2019

Awareness of danger raised following Highway 3 accident in Hosmer

Sparwood Mayor Wilks said an increase in visibility could have potentially prevented the accident

Library endowment fund receives legacy gift

$5,000 gifted in memory of Dr. Rod Conklin, who loved the new library in Radium

UPDATE: Driver of motorhome remains in serious condition following collision in Hosmer

Transport truck rear-ended stopped motorhome, which collided with the stopped school bus ahead of it

Family doctors versus emergency rooms

An update on health care in the Columbia Valley

Beefing up wildfire security

How the Province is looking to use cattle to help alleviate wildfire risks in B.C.

Developer promotes ‘active adult living’ complex

Steel Creek Developers come to Invermere to propse seniors housing project

B.C. conference looks at how First Nations can be involved in cannabis industry

Some First Nations are dead set against it, while some see economic growth opportunities

Two more candidates planning to run in Kootenay-Columbia

Six candidates vying for position; Liberals have yet to announce candidate

  • Sep 4, 2019

What if salmon were to swim again?

Three First Nations signed agreement with government to bring salmon back

RCMP report

Some of the more interesting callouts for Columbia Valley RCMP last week

  • Sep 3, 2019

Stetski rolls change forward, one pedal at a time

Kootenay-Columbia MP started a pedal-powered movement in Ottawa

  • Aug 30, 2019

Drug trafficking info better left to RCMP than social media

Drug dealings in the Valley? Report it to police

Highway 1 closures to run from 2020 to 2024

Trans-Can detours thru Radium to begin next year

  • Aug 29, 2019

Canadian government supports Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area for Jumbo Valley and Qat’muk

$16.1 million approved to develop an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

  • Aug 29, 2019

Abandoned cat brought into Kootenay SPCA with broken sternum

The East Kootenay SPCA branch is seeking help to cover $1,455 in medical bills for Claude the cat.