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An avalanche near Highway 1 in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada says recent warming weather has caused some tricky conditions heading into the weekend, and stresses the importance of being aware and checking for regular forecast updates if heading into the back country.

Avalanche danger around Kootenays changing rapidly due to recent warm, wet storm

Knowing what to expect, and where to avoid, very important

An avalanche near Highway 1 in Glacier National Park. Avalanche Canada says recent warming weather has caused some tricky conditions heading into the weekend, and stresses the importance of being aware and checking for regular forecast updates if heading into the back country.
The fire that destroyed the lift hut of Kimberley Alpine Resort's main chairlift, now believed by the RCMP to be caused by an act of arson. KAR file.

Fire that damaged Kimberley ski hill’s chair lift deemed arson: RCMP

After further investigation into a fire that destroyed the lift hut of…

The fire that destroyed the lift hut of Kimberley Alpine Resort's main chairlift, now believed by the RCMP to be caused by an act of arson. KAR file.
One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.

Tourism Kimberley optimistic in face of ski-hill fire, Omicron one-two punch

Long-term impacts on local economy remain to be seen

One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok has announced that he will step down as BC Liberal Caucus Whip and will endorse Kevin Falcon to be the next BC Liberal Leader. Bulletin file.

MLA Clovechok steps down as BC Liberal Caucus Whip, endorses Kevin Falcon for leadership

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok announced on Thursday, Dec. 2, that he…

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok has announced that he will step down as BC Liberal Caucus Whip and will endorse Kevin Falcon to be the next BC Liberal Leader. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Snow School Director and Business Development Manager Rob Duncan has achieved CSIA Level 4 Ski Instructor certification, a lifelong goal for him. Jenny Rae Bateman photo.

Kootenay ski instructor achieves CSIA Level 4 certification

Level 4 akin to a PhD in other professions, representing decades of dedication

Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Snow School Director and Business Development Manager Rob Duncan has achieved CSIA Level 4 Ski Instructor certification, a lifelong goal for him. Jenny Rae Bateman photo.
Wildsight says government announcement regarding the protection 26 million hectares of old growth forest is a step in the right direction, while the BC Chamber of Commerce has raised alarms about the potential detrimental impacts to workers, communities and the economy. Bailey Repp photo.

Mixed reactions follow B.C. government’s old growth logging deferrals

BC Chamber of Commerce, Wildsight react to announcement

Wildsight says government announcement regarding the protection 26 million hectares of old growth forest is a step in the right direction, while the BC Chamber of Commerce has raised alarms about the potential detrimental impacts to workers, communities and the economy. Bailey Repp photo.
The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality, created to facilitate land management in the creation of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort west of Invermere, has been dissolved by the provincial government's Bill 26

Province closer to dissolving Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort, a Kootenay town with no people

Intended to be a ski resort town, municipality to be no longer with Bill 26

The Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality, created to facilitate land management in the creation of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort west of Invermere, has been dissolved by the provincial government's Bill 26
Myotis lucifugus, Little Brown Myotis: the Little Brown Myotis is common and widespread across BC but endangered in Canada, and to expected to decline in BC due to WNS. Photo: M Schirmacher, Bat Conservation International

Bat Week: learn how the animals can help us and how we can help them

Spread of white-nose syndrome a concern to BC Community Bat Program

Myotis lucifugus, Little Brown Myotis: the Little Brown Myotis is common and widespread across BC but endangered in Canada, and to expected to decline in BC due to WNS. Photo: M Schirmacher, Bat Conservation International
Several Peachland residents gathered to take a stand against clearcut logging to protect the community’s watershed. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Wildsight hosts webinar highlighting logging’s impact on climate change risk

Gov’s Strategic Climate Risk Assessment lacks impact of logging industry: expert

Several Peachland residents gathered to take a stand against clearcut logging to protect the community’s watershed. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
July 21 2021 Using a water level tape to collect manual water level measurements in Cranbrook. Photo submitted by LLC.

Water stewardship group: groundwater levels lower this year in Columbia Basin

Living Lakes Canada observes groundwater has decreased since last summer

July 21 2021 Using a water level tape to collect manual water level measurements in Cranbrook. Photo submitted by LLC.
A new $1.5-million Climate Resilience Program from the Trust will support large-scale, multi-year initiatives led by local governments, First Nations or non-profits in the Basin. Photo courtesy of CBT.

CBT’s new $1.5 million grant program supports climate resilience initiatives

Grant seeks to aid large-scale, multi-year initiatives

A new $1.5-million Climate Resilience Program from the Trust will support large-scale, multi-year initiatives led by local governments, First Nations or non-profits in the Basin. Photo courtesy of CBT.
Canadian politician and punk rock trailblazer Joe Keithley and his band D.O.A. are hitting the road to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their classic album “Hardcore ‘81” and play it in its entirety. Colin Smith photo.

Joe Keithley on four decades of D.O.A. and making political punk in 2021

Hugely influential hardcore punk outfit hit the road once more

Canadian politician and punk rock trailblazer Joe Keithley and his band D.O.A. are hitting the road to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their classic album “Hardcore ‘81” and play it in its entirety. Colin Smith photo.
The 2021 Black Spur Ultra race at Kimberley Alpine Resort on Saturday, Aug. 21. Paul Rodgers photos.

WATCH: The 2021 Black Spur Ultra race gets underway at Kimberley Alpine Resort

Organizers quickly implement further safety measures after latest health announcement

The 2021 Black Spur Ultra race at Kimberley Alpine Resort on Saturday, Aug. 21. Paul Rodgers photos.
Sophie Pierre, former Chief of  ?aq'am, Commissioner for the British Colmbia Treaty Comission from 2009 to 2015 and recipient of the Order of Canada, came to Kimberley to speak to the Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Kimberley Rotary Club hosts conversation with Sophie Pierre

Former Commissioner of BC Treaty Commission discusses Indigenous history, current issues

Sophie Pierre, former Chief of  ?aq'am, Commissioner for the British Colmbia Treaty Comission from 2009 to 2015 and recipient of the Order of Canada, came to Kimberley to speak to the Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.

Ultra Marathon running: the highs, the lows, the pain

Kootenay man describes what motivates someone to run 108 km in one shot

Kimberley's Patrick Humenny, owner of Purcell Outdoors, seen here at the first transition zone in the inaugural Black Spur Ultra in 2015, shared some thoughts of what motivates someone to run up and down a mountain for 14+ hours. Photo courtesy of Louise Jackson.
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.

WATCH: Golfers and bears alike enjoying the links at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek

Always nice to get some mid-round entertainment

Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
A new agreement between the BC Emergency Health Service and the paramedics union, while providing much needed improvements to full-time work opportunities and benefits, could also negatively impact ambulance response times for 22 rural communities across the province, including Fernie, Golden, Revelstoke and Kimberley. Black Press file.

‘Unintended consequences’ of labour agreement could increase rural ambulance response times

Agreement between BCEHS and CUPE good for full-time jobs, bad for rural response times

A new agreement between the BC Emergency Health Service and the paramedics union, while providing much needed improvements to full-time work opportunities and benefits, could also negatively impact ambulance response times for 22 rural communities across the province, including Fernie, Golden, Revelstoke and Kimberley. Black Press file.
After Brayden Morton's Facebook post that his beloved Shar Pei Darla was stolen from him went viral, the person who stole her returned her, and admitted she did it to fund her drug addiction. Morton offered to pay for her rehabilitation treatment. Photo courtesy of Brayden Morton.

Returned stolen dog results in incredible story of compassion

Cranbrook’s Brayden Morton offers to pay for rehabilitation for person who stole his dog

After Brayden Morton's Facebook post that his beloved Shar Pei Darla was stolen from him went viral, the person who stole her returned her, and admitted she did it to fund her drug addiction. Morton offered to pay for her rehabilitation treatment. Photo courtesy of Brayden Morton.
Kimberley pharmacist Lei Lei Wu is running 21 kilometres a day for 21.5 days to raise money and awareness for the Ktunaxa Nation and developmental trauma. Photo submitted.

215 KM for 215 kids: Kimberley pharmacist running to raise funds for Ktunaxa First Nation

Lei Lei Wu hopes to raise money and awareness for developmental trauma

Kimberley pharmacist Lei Lei Wu is running 21 kilometres a day for 21.5 days to raise money and awareness for the Ktunaxa Nation and developmental trauma. Photo submitted.
A doe with two fawns photographed in Marysville. Since Kimberley woman Liz Royer was hospitalized by a deer while walking her dog, there have been numerous reports of aggressive deer in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kimberley officials urge caution as deer attacks on people, dogs at all-time high

WildSafeBC, CO and Kimberley Mayor weigh in on aggressive doe issue

A doe with two fawns photographed in Marysville. Since Kimberley woman Liz Royer was hospitalized by a deer while walking her dog, there have been numerous reports of aggressive deer in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers photo.