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From baseball stars to forest fires: Southeast Fire Centre water bomber has an interesting past

Tanker 489 is stationed in Castlegar this year, but in the 1960s it belonged to the L.A. Dodgers.

Video invites visitors back to valley

Chamber video says: “Hey, hey! Come back and play, play.”

Local librarian recommends summer reading to learn about Canadian heritage

Blair McFarlane has responded to rising political tensions about racism with a desire to learn

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Shuswap’s waste-water usage on the rise

This spring, the Shuswap have recorded waste-water usage increasing in some areas of the communities

Developer launches Ktunaxa language app

The Ktunaxa Grammar App has recently been launched by developer Christopher Horsethief

Invermere deer ‘hoofs’ woman and dog

Aggressive deer incidents increase this year, as woman and dog left bruised and injured

School District 6 nominated Summit Youth Hub for award

Hub nominated for a B.C Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Association (BCPVPA) Partnership Award

  • Jul 7, 2020

Invermere library reopens for summer

Summer Reading Club and Pop-up Story Time return

  • Jul 6, 2020

Free beach camps for kids

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are offering free summer camps for kids at James Chabot Beach.

  • Jul 3, 2020

Fisher announces decision to run for MNBC regional director’s role

Debra Fisher plans to run for Region 4 director in the Métis Nation of B.C. election this fall

Traditional Indigenous languages evaluated for regional signage project

Economic Development Officer works toward inclusive signage project for the Columbia Valley

Ktunaxa language nears extinction

UBC grad Martina Escutin has been raising awareness about the critically endangered Ktunaxa language

Deja View not closed to cyclists

Although signs suggested that it was open to foot traffic only, Deja View still open to bikes.

  • Jul 1, 2020

Artistic bears and wolf help keep social distancing

Kinsmen Beach now has an artistic reminder to stay two metres (six feet) from others

  • Jun 30, 2020

Columbia Basin Trust developing short-term plan to guide activities

The trust is adapting to pandemic circumstances to continue to serve the region

Citizens of the year

The Rotary Club of Invermere chose Beva and Jordie Kirk as citizens of the year

Dutcher’s skating injuries informed career decision in radiology

A lapsed figured skater has used her life experiences to inform her career decision in radiology

WCCS successfully reopens for essential workers on a gradual basis with reduced capacity for students this spring

After the COVID-19 crisis forced the WCCS to temporarily close, families have been gradually returning to the program for child-care

Sonshine Children’s Centre slates early-July reopening

Sonshine Children’s Centre plans to re-open for families in need on July 6.

Screening program for child care ranks family needs for spaces based on employment status

Enrollment numbers at Little Badgers Early Learning Programs and Nature School located at the Akisqnuk First Nation have decreased by 74 per cent since the March 18 COVID-19 closure took place