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A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.

WATCH: Moose Hide Campaign Day in Kimberley

Indigenous-led campagin strives to end violence towards women and children

A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.
Avalanche Canada’s forecasting is done for the year, but there is a lot of information backcountry users should be aware of, as a big spring warmup has yet to hit the high alpine and there are some potentially dangerous scenarios. Photo courtesy of Avalanche Canada.

Avalanche forecasting done for year, spring-warm up still to come

Another season of forecasting has come and gone for Avalanche Canada, and…

Avalanche Canada’s forecasting is done for the year, but there is a lot of information backcountry users should be aware of, as a big spring warmup has yet to hit the high alpine and there are some potentially dangerous scenarios. Photo courtesy of Avalanche Canada.
And aircraft fights a blaze just outside of Kimberley in August, 2020. Kimberley is one of 13 communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to receive grant funding from the B.C. government to assist in reducing wildfire risk. Paul Rodgers file.

$2.1 million in grants provided to Southeast Fire Centre communities

13 communities in total to receive up to $150K each in funding

And aircraft fights a blaze just outside of Kimberley in August, 2020. Kimberley is one of 13 communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to receive grant funding from the B.C. government to assist in reducing wildfire risk. Paul Rodgers file.
Stephen Joyce has been appointed seed orchard coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted.

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation names new seed orchard coodinator

Stephen Joyce has over 37 years experience as seed orchardist and forestry manager

Stephen Joyce has been appointed seed orchard coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted.
Neil Rye honoured for 30 years of dedication to the Kimberley Dynamiters with the KIJHL's Volunteer of the Year award. Paul Rodgers photo.

Neil Rye named KIJHL Volunteer of the Year

Rye has volunteered with the Kimberley Dynamiters for three decades

Neil Rye honoured for 30 years of dedication to the Kimberley Dynamiters with the KIJHL's Volunteer of the Year award. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.

1 person dead as thin ice at Kootenay lakes causes busy weekend for Kimberley SAR

Kimberley SAR respond to incidents over weekend at Premier, Moyie Lake

Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.
Paralympic Hall of Famer Josh Dueck, seen here at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games where he served as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council. Photo courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Kimberley’s Josh Dueck elected to International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council

Paralympic Hall of Famer and one of Kimberley’s hometown heroes Josh Dueck…

Paralympic Hall of Famer Josh Dueck, seen here at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games where he served as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council. Photo courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Dead bats can contribute important information on disease spread. Always wear gloves when handling dead animals. Photo courtesy, Miller, BC Community Bat Program

Researchers seek public assistance to help protect B.C.’s bats

White-Nose Syndrome spreading from the west coast near Seattle since 2016

Dead bats can contribute important information on disease spread. Always wear gloves when handling dead animals. Photo courtesy, Miller, BC Community Bat Program
Jacob Jamin (left), creative director and Al Eagleton, founder, of Instinct - Killer Ski Co. out of Rossland, B.C. at the Maker’s Market in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb. 12. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kootenay entrepreneurs showcase outdoor gear at KORE Makers Market in the Platzl

A Maker’s Market was held in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb 12…

Jacob Jamin (left), creative director and Al Eagleton, founder, of Instinct - Killer Ski Co. out of Rossland, B.C. at the Maker’s Market in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb. 12. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Northstar Quad chairlift was destroyed by an act of arson the day the resort opened on December 18. RCR photo.

KAR, RCR offering $100K reward for information leading to arrest in resort arson investigation

Reward has been in development since fire deemed arson in January

Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Northstar Quad chairlift was destroyed by an act of arson the day the resort opened on December 18. RCR photo.
A significant change that will affect the 2022 KIJHL playoffs was announced Wednesday, that will see Creston Valley, pictured here playing the Kimberley Dynamiters earlier this season, move from the Eddie Mountain Division to the Neil Murdoch Division, rather than the Golden Rockets. Paul Rodgers file.

KIJHL announces change to 2022 playoff format

Creston, not Golden, will head to Neil Murdoch division to decrease first round travel

A significant change that will affect the 2022 KIJHL playoffs was announced Wednesday, that will see Creston Valley, pictured here playing the Kimberley Dynamiters earlier this season, move from the Eddie Mountain Division to the Neil Murdoch Division, rather than the Golden Rockets. Paul Rodgers file.
Kimberley musician Heather Gemmell has written a song as a vent for her anger at the acts of arson that rocked Kimberley in December.

Kimberley artist pens song condemning ski-hill arsonist

Local musician Heather Gemmell has written a song with some potent lyrics…

Kimberley musician Heather Gemmell has written a song as a vent for her anger at the acts of arson that rocked Kimberley in December.
A GoFundMe has been started by two Kimberley locals, who hope to raise money for a reward to be issued by local authorities to witnesses who come forward with information leading to an arrest in the Kimberley Alpine Resort arson investigation. Paul Rodgers photo.

B.C. community raises reward money for turning in Kimberley ski hill arsonist

Money raised will go to local Food Bank if case unsolved in two years

A GoFundMe has been started by two Kimberley locals, who hope to raise money for a reward to be issued by local authorities to witnesses who come forward with information leading to an arrest in the Kimberley Alpine Resort arson investigation. Paul Rodgers photo.
The Kootenay Cup race brought 236 racers and around 100 volunteers together for the first time in two years to compete at the Kimberley Nordic Club. Dan Clark photo.

First Kootenay Cup at Kimberley Nordic Club in two years a massive success

Race drew 236 racers and 100 volunteers together in Kimberley

The Kootenay Cup race brought 236 racers and around 100 volunteers together for the first time in two years to compete at the Kimberley Nordic Club. Dan Clark photo.
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.