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Community outreach program benefits B.C. families

Little Badgers Early Learning Program plans to re-open with a tier system for essential workers and others, starting July 2

New childcare centre planned for Canal Flats

Childcare centre with space for 40 children to open in the fall of 2021

  • Jun 24, 2020

Eugene opens digital marketing agency

David Thompson Secondary School alumnus graduates from local digital marketing program

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Public consultation on Lake Windermere Resort lands to begin soon

Invermere council members had an update on the project on Tuesday, June 9

  • Jun 22, 2020

Province ignoring need to preserve old growth forests, says Nelson scientist

Report says more resources are given to harvesting old growth than protecting it

Ktunaxa reflect on Creation Story in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Ktunaxa Nation is reclaiming their culture by honouring the Creation Story.

  • Jun 19, 2020

Open burning temporarily allowed in Southeast Fire Centre

Category 2 fires allowed across the fire centre, Category 3 allowed in some areas

No pedestrian-only main street

Businesses spill out, but main street open to traffic

  • Jun 18, 2020

Kootenays tourism industry feels unheard: Letter to Premier

Tourism industry wants Albertan travellers to be welcomed when non-essential travel ban lifted

Conservation office update

The spring bear season is upon us.

  • Jun 17, 2020

Markets return to Columbia Valley

Farmers markets are back for the season

  • Jun 16, 2020

Steamboat Mountain Music Festival heads online for 2020

Edgewater’s Steamboat Mountain Music Fest had to chart an alternative course for 2020.

  • Jun 15, 2020

More suspected poisonings result in death of dogs in Kimberley

Several dogs have died, or become ill, in recent weeks after walking on local trails

Energy efficient home takes up residence in the Columbia Valley

Tomaž Stich and wife Jasminka nearing completion of the first passive house in the Columbia Valley.

  • Jun 12, 2020

Water woes

RDEK provides a water update for Edgewater, Windermere, Fairmont and Wasa Lake

  • Jun 12, 2020

The bears are back in town and so is WildSafeBC

Corinna Strauss is back this season as the WildSafeBC Columbia Valley coordinator.

  • Jun 11, 2020

Massey: Serving civically-minded community with vision for unity

Through the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), I will be reporting exclusively on Indigenous Affairs

  • Jun 11, 2020

Trapped in Texas

An Invermere woman spends a terrifying solitary month in lockdown isolation, far from home

  • Jun 10, 2020

State of Local Emergency declared in Windermere

State of Local Emergency declared in Windermere as creek swells and flooding concerns rise

  • Jun 10, 2020

Pharmacists promote positivity

Laura Kipp at Lambert Kipp Pharmacy proud to see how valley handled COVID-19 crisis

  • Jun 9, 2020