Carolyn Grant

Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Record breaking real estate sales continue across the Kootenays

KAR reports a total of 434 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® in October 2020, a rise of 41.6 per cent from October 2019.

Real estate sales are setting records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
KAST can assist small and medium businesses expand their online presence. Submitted file
KAST can assist small and medium businesses expand their online presence. Submitted file
Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row

Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row

However the Kootenay Association of Realtors cautions inventory is low heading into winter

Kootenay real estate sales surge for fourth month in a row
KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

Teams to move to move forward with the scheduling and delivery of summer camps and programs under the guidance of the league and BC Hockey

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020
Calvin Dickson photo

Dramatic sky in the East Kootenay during weekend storm

Thunderstorms rolled through the East Kootenay on Saturday, June 13

Calvin Dickson photo
Bat count 2019 before social distancing. Photo: Okanagan Bat Project.

BC bats don’t spread COVID-19 says Kootenay Bat Project

Misinformation can lead to problems for bats, project says

Bat count 2019 before social distancing. Photo: Okanagan Bat Project.
Rick Jensen, Chair of Columbia Basin Trust, retired from its Board of Directors at the end of 2019. Rick had been Chair since 2016 and joined as a Director in 2013. Photo courtesy CBT.

Rick Jensen retires as Chair of Columbia Basin Trust

Jensen spent seven years on the board, four as chair

Rick Jensen, Chair of Columbia Basin Trust, retired from its Board of Directors at the end of 2019. Rick had been Chair since 2016 and joined as a Director in 2013. Photo courtesy CBT.
FILE – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service made the decision to relocate two grizzly bears that had been frequenting urban areas around Bella Coola for the past few weeks. (Submitted/Black Press Media)

Bear killed in Kimberley after chasing girl, wreaking havoc on town

This particular brown-coloured bear has been the subject of many calls this summer; very food habituated, CO says

FILE – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service made the decision to relocate two grizzly bears that had been frequenting urban areas around Bella Coola for the past few weeks. (Submitted/Black Press Media)
One of the credit unions is Kootenay Savings in Kimberley. Bulletin file.

Kootenay, Columbia Valley and Boundary region credit unions proceed with merger plans

Next step is regulatory application for consent to present merger to members

One of the credit unions is Kootenay Savings in Kimberley. Bulletin file.
Green Party invites the public to meet the two candidates vying for Kootenay Columbia nomination

Green Party invites the public to meet the two candidates vying for Kootenay Columbia nomination

Meetings in Cranbrook and Revelstoke; candidate will be chosen on July 14

Green Party invites the public to meet the two candidates vying for Kootenay Columbia nomination
Philip Porter was 16 when he disappeared. Kimberley RCMP file                                The Porter house in Kimberley. Chris Newel file

Case of missing Kootenay teen still unsolved 50 years later

Phillip Porter, age 16, disappeared near his home in Kimberley on June 26, 1969

Philip Porter was 16 when he disappeared. Kimberley RCMP file                                The Porter house in Kimberley. Chris Newel file
The elk herd on the move near Wycliffe. Leyland Cecco file.

VIDEO: Driver captures East Kootenay elk herd on the move

Leyland Cecco spotted the herd while he was driving on Highway 95A to Cranbrook

The elk herd on the move near Wycliffe. Leyland Cecco file.
Kimberley residents attended a vigil for the South Purcell Mountain Caribou last week. Wildsight file.

Biologists discover another female calf in depleted South Purcell Mountain Caribou herd

Calf will be moved to Revelstoke maternity pens, then released

Kimberley residents attended a vigil for the South Purcell Mountain Caribou last week. Wildsight file.
B.C. man drives all night to get photo of rare duck

B.C. man drives all night to get photo of rare duck

Local ‘bird-nerd’ gets shot of Mandarin Duck

B.C. man drives all night to get photo of rare duck
Most mountainous regions in B.C. are included in the warning.

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

Most mountainous regions in B.C. are included in the warning.
Kimberley’s Ron Rossi wins a million dollars

Kimberley’s Ron Rossi wins a million dollars

Big win leads to early retirement

Kimberley’s Ron Rossi wins a million dollars
USW forestry workers headed for mediation

USW forestry workers headed for mediation

738 workers in East Kootenay, a further 175 in West Kootenay

USW forestry workers headed for mediation
Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.                                Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.

‘I was the guinea pig’: B.C. pot shop owner says cannabis licensing process wasn’t easy

Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Cranbrook will be the first retail cannabis store in the province to be granted a licence from the provincial government

Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.                                Tamara Duggan, co-owner of Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Marysville. Submitted file.
Birds from Kimberley test positive for West Nile virus

Birds from Kimberley test positive for West Nile virus

This is the first evidence of West Nile virus activity in the province this year.

Birds from Kimberley test positive for West Nile virus
The campfire ban begins on Thursday at noon Pacific.

Campfires banned in Southeast Fire Centre as of Thursday

With dry lightning and heat in forecast, Fire Centre moves to help prevent human-caused wildfires

The campfire ban begins on Thursday at noon Pacific.