Carolyn Grant

Basin youth at a previous summit in Valemount. CBT file
Basin youth at a previous summit in Valemount. CBT file
Kimberley Alpine Resort won the $50,000 grand prize in the Mackenzie Top Peak contest in 2022. Kimberley Alpine Team photo.

Mackenzie Top Peak ski community contest launches 2023 version

Last year, Kimberley tied for first, and Fernie placed fourth in national contest

Kimberley Alpine Resort won the $50,000 grand prize in the Mackenzie Top Peak contest in 2022. Kimberley Alpine Team photo.
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The Wycliffe Conservation Complex is one of the first four focal areas of Kootenay Connect where significant conservation and restoration work has been completed to protect species at work. Photo by Dave Quinn

Kootenay Connect to receive extended funding for conservation programs

Species at risk in the Kootenays will continue to be helped by…

The Wycliffe Conservation Complex is one of the first four focal areas of Kootenay Connect where significant conservation and restoration work has been completed to protect species at work. Photo by Dave Quinn
Enercheez (Nelson), finalist for the Best Innovation Award 2019. Photo courtesy Small Business BC

Nominations open for Kootenay entrepreneurs to compete for $40,000 in prize money

Nomination period for Small Business BC Awards now open

Enercheez (Nelson), finalist for the Best Innovation Award 2019. Photo courtesy Small Business BC
The coal mining town of Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. First Nation says unique deal gives it veto power over proposed coal mine

Yaq’it?a·knuqi ‘it to regulate and review the Crown Mountain coking coal project near Sparwood

The coal mining town of Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)

B.C. ice fishers asked to carefully clean equipment to avoid spreading invasive species

Seeds and larvae can hide on ice augers and other fishing gear

Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
The South Country Trails and Recreation Association is improving the West Jaffray trail system and purchasing equipment with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

Columbia Basin Trust supports trail improvements and trail-crew jobs throughout the region

Columbia Basin Trust is supporting trail projects throughout the Kootenays. Some trails…

The South Country Trails and Recreation Association is improving the West Jaffray trail system and purchasing equipment with support from Columbia Basin Trust.
Kimberley Search and Rescue remind you that there is no charge for a rescue. File photo

Search and Rescue recommends that you pack provisions when you head out

Search and Rescue guides two people and dog back to Kimberley after they were stranded

Kimberley Search and Rescue remind you that there is no charge for a rescue. File photo
Numerous travel advisories and incident reports dot the Drive BC map of the Kootenays today.

Treacherous road conditions throughout Kootenays Tuesday

The East Kootenay is especially dangerous with freezing rain

Numerous travel advisories and incident reports dot the Drive BC map of the Kootenays today.
Extreme cold this week has stalled several lifts at Kootenay ski hills. Kimberley Alpine Resort file

Extreme cold has many lifts shut down at Kootenay ski hills

Weather forecast is for warming temperatures so all should be back to normal by the weekend

Extreme cold this week has stalled several lifts at Kootenay ski hills. Kimberley Alpine Resort file
The Kootenay real estate market is settling into more normal sales numbers after very busy pandemic years. Association of Interior Realtors - Kootenay Branch chart.

Kootenay real estate market settles down post-pandemic

After a frenzied market the last few years, sales are dipping and inventory is up

The Kootenay real estate market is settling into more normal sales numbers after very busy pandemic years. Association of Interior Realtors - Kootenay Branch chart.
Highland Dancers at Garden View. Submitted photo

Highland dance group performs at Kimberley’s Garden View

Dancers of Hali Duncan and Liela Cooper spread a little Christmas cheer…

Highland Dancers at Garden View. Submitted photo
One of the completed projects was the installation of a level 2 EV charging station at the Marysville Eco Park in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Kootenay Rockies Tourism announces completed tourism amenity projects

In the midst of the pandemic in 2020, destination marketing organization Kootenay…

One of the completed projects was the installation of a level 2 EV charging station at the Marysville Eco Park in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
Kootenay cross-country skiers attended a Teck sponsored snow camp at Panorama last week. (Photos by Cam Gillies)

Kootenay Nordic racers attend snow camp at Panorama

With recent snow, communities across the Kootenays are opening their Nordic trails…

Kootenay cross-country skiers attended a Teck sponsored snow camp at Panorama last week. (Photos by Cam Gillies)
Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.
SAR warns of ice safety.

SAR warns Kootenay residents to check ice thickness before venturing out

Kimberley Search and Rescue has provided information on ice safety as we…

SAR warns of ice safety.
A black bear wanders through Kimberley’s Townsite area on November 17, 2022. Photo submitted

Bears have not all denned up yet

Please continue to manage attractants

A black bear wanders through Kimberley’s Townsite area on November 17, 2022. Photo submitted
Kelowna’s unemployment rate increased to 5.3 per cent from January to February, according to Stats Canada. (File photo)

CPABC: Kootenay unemployment rate down but some sectors struggle to fill jobs

Although the unemployment rate in the Kootenays declined from 6.5 per cent…

Kelowna’s unemployment rate increased to 5.3 per cent from January to February, according to Stats Canada. (File photo)
A male mule deer is pictured in Kimberley. Kimberley Bulletin file

WildSafe BC reminds Kootenay residents to be cautious during fall mule deer rut

As many Kootenay residents will have noticed, the mule deer rut is…

A male mule deer is pictured in Kimberley. Kimberley Bulletin file