Carolyn Grant

Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo

Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

Active nests decreasing in the Columbia Basin

Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file

16 projects receive $1.7 million through Columbia Basin Trust and the Province

Projects will create jobs while completing wildfire mitigation work

To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file
Black Press file

Multiple reasons for long wait for road tests: ICBC

No appointments available for next six months

Black Press file
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
Kurt Swanson’s dog Kona takes a break from the heat on the Summer Solstice near Cranbrook, B.C. (Kurt Swanson photo)

Very warm temperatures forecast across the Kootenays this weekend

Nelson, Castlegar forecast to hit 39, Cranbrook 37

Kurt Swanson’s dog Kona takes a break from the heat on the Summer Solstice near Cranbrook, B.C. (Kurt Swanson photo)
Lindsay, Isla and Ethan Fischer & Maddie, Everly, Ray and Jessica Pressacc of the Tadanac Residents Association along with Aron Burke (Kootenay Savings Community Liaison) Kootenay Savings file

Kootenay Savings Foundation continues community support

The Kootenay Savings Foundation has once again handed out their twice a…

Lindsay, Isla and Ethan Fischer & Maddie, Everly, Ray and Jessica Pressacc of the Tadanac Residents Association along with Aron Burke (Kootenay Savings Community Liaison) Kootenay Savings file
There is still snow in higher elevations in the Kootenays, although the freshet has begun. Carolyn Grant file

Plenty of high elevation snow still to melt in the Kootenays

BC River Forecast Centre issues monthly snowpack report

There is still snow in higher elevations in the Kootenays, although the freshet has begun. Carolyn Grant file
More inventory is becoming available in the Kootenay market. Black Press file

Kootenay real estate sales slightly lower, but still ahead of last year

More inventory is entering the market says Kootenay Associaton of Realtors

More inventory is becoming available in the Kootenay market. Black Press file
The Little Brown Myotis occurs across BC but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. Photo: B Paterson.

Kootenay residents asked to participate in bat count

Bats are returning to their summer roost sites

The Little Brown Myotis occurs across BC but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. Photo: B Paterson.
Bob Finnie, Rotary Club of Golden, Ruth Finnie, Clare Mallow, JoAnna’s House volunteer and KGH Foundation board member; Doug Rankmore, CEO, KGH Foundation;Allison Ramchuk, Chief Development Officer KGH Foundation and Darlene Haslock, Manager JoeAnna’s House.

Kootenay Rotary clubs donate $50,000 to JoeAnna’s House at Kelowna General Hospital

JoeAnna’s House provides 20 guest bedrooms for out of town families

Bob Finnie, Rotary Club of Golden, Ruth Finnie, Clare Mallow, JoAnna’s House volunteer and KGH Foundation board member; Doug Rankmore, CEO, KGH Foundation;Allison Ramchuk, Chief Development Officer KGH Foundation and Darlene Haslock, Manager JoeAnna’s House.
Wildsight is calling for action on reforming the Private Managed Forest Lands Act. Wildsight photo

Wildsight urges feedback on private land logging act

Conservation group asks for comments to be sent to provincial government

Wildsight is calling for action on reforming the Private Managed Forest Lands Act. Wildsight photo
A photo by Rick Nowell of the last total lunar eclipse of 27 Sep 2015 in Cranbrook. The umbra is the dark central shadow cone cast by the Earth, about 2.5 times the size of the moon. The penumbra is the half shadow ring that surrounds the central cone, about the size of the moon. And at the centre of the umbra, the earth’s atmosphere layer casts a red glow, like a sunset. The atmosphere absorbs or scatters the other colours, and mainly red passes through.

Super moon and lunar eclipse coming Wed. May 26, 2021

Full lunar eclipse at 5:11 a.m. Wednesday morning

A photo by Rick Nowell of the last total lunar eclipse of 27 Sep 2015 in Cranbrook. The umbra is the dark central shadow cone cast by the Earth, about 2.5 times the size of the moon. The penumbra is the half shadow ring that surrounds the central cone, about the size of the moon. And at the centre of the umbra, the earth’s atmosphere layer casts a red glow, like a sunset. The atmosphere absorbs or scatters the other colours, and mainly red passes through.
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The real estate boom across the Okanagan has not felt a negative impact from the coronavirus impact on our national economy. (Contributed)

Booming year ahead, says Kootenay Association of Realtors

Strong real estate sales continue throughout Kootenays

The real estate boom across the Okanagan has not felt a negative impact from the coronavirus impact on our national economy. (Contributed)
The higher elevation melt is getting underway as rivers such as Mark Creek in Kimberley are running faster. Paul Rodgers file

Snow packs down just below normal in East and West Kootenay

The West Kootenay in particular had below normal precipitation in April

The higher elevation melt is getting underway as rivers such as Mark Creek in Kimberley are running faster. Paul Rodgers file
A screen shot from the resource road safety video.

Safety video urges caution on resource roads

Travelling on resource roads can pose various risks

A screen shot from the resource road safety video.
Some of the funding will provide more EV charging stations, such as this one at Rogers Pass. Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo.

StrongerBC provides funding for tourism projects in Kootenay Rockies region

A number of initiatives to enhance tourism are underway across the Kootenay Rockies

Some of the funding will provide more EV charging stations, such as this one at Rogers Pass. Kootenay Rockies Tourism photo.
The authors of the report on old growth protection, Al Gorley, RPF and Garry Merkel, RPF.

All talk, no action on old growth protection says Wildsight

Recommendations from report submitted a year ago have yet to be followed

The authors of the report on old growth protection, Al Gorley, RPF and Garry Merkel, RPF.
Skookumchuck pulp mill. Paper Excellence file

Kootenay pulp mill receives more than $100,000 in fines

Skookumchuck Pulp Mill is located just north of Kimberley/Cranbrook

Skookumchuck pulp mill. Paper Excellence file
The West Kootenay snowpack is at 100 per cent of normal, while the East Kootenay is the lowest in the province at 93 per cent. Bulletin file.

Kootenay snowpacks lower after dry March

Most of the year’s snowpack has accumulated by mid-April

The West Kootenay snowpack is at 100 per cent of normal, while the East Kootenay is the lowest in the province at 93 per cent. Bulletin file.