Salmo seeks public input on parks

Salmo seeks public input on parks

The Village of Salmo is seeking public input on the use, function, and infrastructure in Salmo’s two community parks – Lions Park and Knights of Pythias (KP) Park.  A survey form is available online and at the Village office and ideas and suggestions are due by May 15, 2017. The Village intends to use the input to shape parks master planning.

Cranbrook property protected as part of $1-million conservation commitment

The Nature Conservancy of Canada was instrumental in helping province acquire 0.6 hectares at Elizabeth Lake Conservation area near Cranbrook.

A Cranbrook area property home to a wide variety of wildlife has been acquired by the Province, thanks to a partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC).

The property consists of:

  • 0.6 hectares at Elizabeth Lake Conservation area near Cranbrook, which includes a bird sanctuary, hiking trails and wetland and shoreline habitat.

It is among four ecologically-sensitive properties the Province recently assumed ownership of through the partnership with the NCC. These properties all contain diverse habitats.

RCMP warn about more phone scams

RCMP warn about more phone scams

Don't be fooled.  Don't give out any information on the phone to anyone who calls up and claims to represent your credit card company.  Anyone from your credit card compoany does  NOT need you to give them any information about you or your card; they would already have what they need on file.  Anyone who calls up and demands (or requests) personal information about you or your credit card is a scammer.  Just hang up.

True sign the wildfire season had ended

Effective Friday (October 7) at noon , Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre.

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday (October 7), Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfire.

Although all categories of open fires are now permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, the BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to remain vigilant with any fire use.

Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to take the following precautions when conducting any outdoor burning:

A Plentiful Harvest

Conversations about food often include favorite meals and restaurants.  But in the Columbia Basin-Boundary food conversations are increasing and evolving, including discussions on local agriculture, food security, and related policies and plans. Food is a hot topic these days, and these conversations include a diversity of people, from farmers to community groups, local governments, and economic development agencies.

Traffic Fatality Near Rock Creek

Traffic Fatality Near Rock Creek

West Kootenay Traffic Services reported Tuesday that a crash on Highway 3 east of Rock Creek at about 3:45 pm (the date was not specified, but the report was received early on October 4) took the life of the driver of one vehicle and resulted in serious injuries to the other driver, who was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital. 

The crash happened near Meyers Road, east of Rock Creek.

BC Hydro Ratepayers Association Files for Judicial Review of Site C Dam Fisheries Permit

Environmental assessments of Site C predict the project will cause the extinction of local populations of Arctic Grayling, a 90 per cent reduction in the population of Mountain Whitefish, and substantial reductions in populations of already threatened Bull Trout.

The BC Hydro Ratepayers Association has filed for a Judicial Review of a fisheries permit related to the controversial Site C dam, arguing that the impact of the megaproject on the environment and on First Nations rights was not adequately justified before the permit was granted.

The permit or “Authorization”, issued in late August by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “authorizes BC Hydro to conduct specified works and activities likely to result in serious harm to fish.”

Local young people tackle the wild in youth backpacking adventure

Local young people tackle the wild in youth backpacking adventure

This summer, 15 youth from across the region tackled some of the most rugged and remote wilderness in the Kootenays on Wildsight’s six-day Go Wild Youth Leadership Adventure.

Led by Revelstoke’s Patagonia Ambassador and Pro Skier Leah Evans and Kimberley wildlife biologist and wilderness guide Dave Quinn, the team traversed both Elk Lakes and Height of the Rockies Provincial Parks.

LETTER: Insurance Brokers Assoc exec rebuts article re: rural insurance

LETTER: Insurance Brokers Assoc exec rebuts article re: rural insurance

To The Editor:

Editors Note: This letter is in response to the following article:

Local company raises $2,000 for Search and Rescue

Kristy Verigin, a photo contest winner, is showcasing how Kokanee Mountain Zipline keeps you safe while flying through the forest

Endless Adventures Fundraising campaign for the West Kootenay Search and Rescue Training weekend was a huge success. Endless Adventure  raised $2,000  to help support and alleviate the pressure on volunteers who occasionally need to use their own funds for training and equipment.

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