Carolyn Grant

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Kimberley kids at Orienteering Nationals

Once again, the Kootenay Orienteering Club sent representatives to the Eastern Orienteering Championships and the Canadian Orienteering Chyampionships.

Evacuation Alert rescinded for Island Pond / Premier Lake Area

The evacuation alert that had been issued for 51 properties and a Provincial campground in the Island Pond / Premier Lake area has been rescinded.

Speeding Vehicle from Elk Valley Crashes in Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP, along with East Kootenay Traffic Services are currently investigating a male for several driving offences and placing the public and police officers in danger. On August 10th, around 8pm, a Traffic RCMP Officer in Elk Valley attempted to stop a vehicle in the Hosmer area. This vehicle, a black Infiniti, had been travelling at speed in excess of 160km/hr. The vehicle fled from police. The vehicle was located inside the City of Fernie but again, after seeing police with their lights on, fled at a high rate of speed. Witnesses in the Fernie area came forward to advise that the vehicle had narrowly missed sideswiping a vehicle and almost struck pedestrian. After several more complaints, a traffic officer in Cranbrook located the vehicle on the Strip in Cranbrook around 9pm and tried to pull the vehicle over but yet again the vehicle took off southbound accelerating up to speeds of 190 kmh. A Cranbrook member who was further down the highway activated her emergency equipment as the vehicle was cresting a hill. The suspect driver came over the crest, noted police and attempted to evade by going around the police vehicle and lost control ending up in ditch. The male suspect driver then fled on foot into the bush but was apprehended on the rail way tracks with the help of the general public. Cranbrook RCMP would like to thank those who assisted in locating the suspect. The male driver sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. Luckily no other members of the general public were injured.

Two big performance nights to go at Kaleidoscope

A gala reception to award prizes to Arts on the Edge exhibition winners, with a live auction of paintings, jazz music and dance, and a flamenco dance/song/music concert fill the last two performance nights at the Kimberley Kaleidoscope arts festival this week.

Kootenay River rafting adventure ends in rescue

Kimberley Search and Rescue members spent Monday evening this week assisting people whose leisurely rafting trip ended up being longer than planned.

Boaters must stay clear of firefighting aircraft

CASTLEGAR - The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.

Clovechok get Tourism, Arts and Culture critic in shadow cabinet

The BC Liberal party announced its shadow cabinet on Thursday, August 3 — those MLAS who will work as critics for various government ministries.

MLA calls for backcountry closure

Doug Clovechok says region is at critical mass in terms of fire danger

Police ask boating public to stay out of way of water bombers

One boat on Premier Lake Tuesday was in way of bombers trying to refill

City staff satisfied with water levels

Residents asked to continue to abide by level one water restrictions

Chamber Music and Celtic/classical fusion at Kimberley Kaleidoscope 2017

Continuing the pattern of Sunday afternoon tea with chamber music, Kimberley Kaleidoscope 2017 is bringing the New Denver duo, Freya, to Studio 64 on Sunday afternoon, August 6, to perform a concert of chamber music and original pieces while guests enjoy pastries and tea, coffee or punch. This extraordinarily gifted duo will arrive in Kimberley after a performance the previous day at the Kaslo Jazz Fest. During July they performed concerts as far apart as Galiano Island and Edmonton.

Police extinguish car fire before it spreads

On July 23 just after 1:00 am, Cranbrook RCMP received a report of a car fire on Highway 3 near Wardner. Officers quickly attended and took immediate action to prevent it from spreading into the nearby forest.

Fatal motor vehicle collision near Skookumchuck

Alcohol believed to be a factor in accident

Leaving Dog in Vehicle Leads to Charges

On July 23rd at approximately 2:10 pm, Cranbrook RCMP received a complaint from a concerned citizen of two dogs being left unattended in a parked vehicle at the Tamarack Mall. Cranbrook RCMP members, attended soon after. According to the witness the dogs had been in the vehicle for approximately 45 minutes and appeared to be in distress. The owner showed up and was identified and spoken with. The owner was given a notice to attend court on a recommended charge of Cruelty to Animals under the Criminal Code. A member of the public provided water to the dogs when the vehicle was opened. The dogs were not seized at the time.

JulyFest 2017

Things went well at the new bocce location; great attendance

Councillor wants discussion on Marysville bench lands

Having heard what Mayor Don McCormick has to say about the potential for light industrial use of the Marysville bench lands along Jim Ogilvie Way, Coun. Bev Middlebrook wants people to know there is another option, that being to designate the area as recreation land.

Last minute JulyFest notes

No pancake breakfast; bring food donations to parade