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Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

New B.C. think tank shares vision for how humanity will live 500 years from now

The time has come to start thinking as a species, about where we need to go in the long term, Aspen Group says

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Bighorn sheep above One Mile Hill in Radium. Pat Morrow photo

MOTI says removing Radium passing lane not under consideration

Motorists need to slow down, MOTI says

Bighorn sheep above One Mile Hill in Radium. Pat Morrow photo
Sheep on the One Mile Hill in Radium January 22, 2022. Pat Morrow file

Conservation group Wildsight looks for solutions to save Radium bighorn sheep

Another four sheep were killed by vehicles last week

Sheep on the One Mile Hill in Radium January 22, 2022. Pat Morrow file
Snow packs in East and West Kootenay are above normal. BC River Forecast Centre

Snow packs in East and West Kootenay above normal

By January half of the snow pack has usually accumulated

Snow packs in East and West Kootenay are above normal. BC River Forecast Centre
KAR file

Average home price in Kootenays breaks $500,000 mark

Almost 4,000 homes sold in 2021

KAR file
Black Press file

Luxury home sales driving Kootenay real estate average prices up

2021 has been a hot market for luxury homes in the Kootenay region

Black Press file
Betty Anne Marino of Warfield joins Columbia Basin Trust Board. CBT file

Betty Anne Marino joins Columbia Basin Trust Board

Marino’s family’s history in the Kootenays dates back to the 1800s

Betty Anne Marino of Warfield joins Columbia Basin Trust Board. CBT file
Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file

CBT announces fibre optic internet for Nelson to Fruitvale; Kimberley to Wasa

The Trust collaborates with several partners on fibre optic projects worth $7.6M

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file

ʔaq̓am, with support Columbia Basin Trust, work on ecosystem renewal

Reviving an ecosystem with ancestral techniques

The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
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A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Kootenay real estate market emerging from grip of pandemic, says KAR president

Out of region interest still strong; prices continue to rise

A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file

Focus on your winter driving skills as snowy weather approaches

Tips on winter driving from Shift Into Winter

Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 24. CBT file

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report; asks you to register for online AGM

Over 2,400 projects received Trust support in 2020/21

Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 24. CBT file
Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file

Kootenay real estate market still healthy

Kootenay Association of Realtors expect supply bounce back this fall

Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file
The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.

TransRockies Race Series cancels Kootenay events due to Covid restrictions

Organizers of the TransRockies Single Track 6 mountain bike race have made…

The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.