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Building above B.C. energy regulations

BuildSmart TailGate meeting hosted in Windermere

Invermere’s Wildsight branch turns 30

A look back at some of the organization’s highlights over three decades

Latest round of Columbia River Treaty talks wrap up in Cranbrook

Federal, provincial, U.S. and Indigenous representatives recently met for eight round of discussions

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Back to school for grown-ups

COTR and Mountain Hub offering courses for adults this fall

Pleading ignorance no excuse for breaking the law

Conservation Officer Service long weekend patrol faces perpetual problem

Celebrating salmon

Columbia Salmon Festival Saturday, Sept. 14th

Bar security system raises alarms for patron

PatronScan system in Invermere the first of its kind in the Valley

Seven candidates running in Kootenay-Columbia

Five party candidates and two independents have stepped forward so far

Climate change website launched by Selkirk College and Columbia Basin Trust

The site features climate information for communities in the Columbia Basin and boundary region

  • Sep 11, 2019

Public servants to serve elsewhere

Invermere CAO Chris Prosser moving to CAO in High River, Alberta

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

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.