Carolyn Grant

Cranbrook Lacrosse hosts home tourney

Earlier this month, Cranbrook Lacrosse hosted a home tournament, in which the local teams - comprised of players from both Kimberley and Cranbrook - saw some great success.

Kimberley’s Boil Water Notice lifted

Water Quality Advisory remains in effect

Ask me a question; tell me no lies

We are now one year since the provincial election and approaching a year into the NDP-led-by-agreement-with-Greens-minority provincial government. And not surprisingly, given how split BC voters were in that 2017 election, opinions on how the government is performing are split as well.

More water education with Mainstreams

Focus on Lois Creek on Thursday, May 24

RDEK monitoring flood conditions as melt continues

On the heels of another warm week followed by a thunderstorm system, the BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded its High Streamflow Advisory to a Flood Watch for the Kootenays.

UPDATE: Fire and emergency personnel on the scene of structure fire in Kimberley

House is at corner of Boundary and Deer Park.

Boil Water Notice issued for Kimberley

With very warm temperatures driving the snow melt, turbidity readings in Mark Creek, which supplies Kimberley's water, have risen. The latest reading is 6.74 ntu, which is considered poor quality.

Don’t allow the tenures

I agree with Larry Shannon that the government should not let any more land go in the St.Mary's.It is a reference to these two tenure applications. The government gave away all the land around St.Mary's Lake and now we are probably going to lose access to the east end.We have 2 separate tenure applications pending to basically cover all parts of the valley that aren't in the park or conservancy.One of them wants 70,000 hectares for helicopter tourism. The other wants 10000 hectares to build a lodge,trails, and cabin.They both propose using helicopters to access the alpine.Trouble is if even one gets approved there will be lots more following wanting their own tenure or subleasing off the original ones.

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Salmo on evacuation alert for flooding

Erie Creek is expected to have rising waters this week

UN/NATO Veterans from Calgary and Red Deer to hold ceremony at Kimberley Cenotaph

Military Ames is happy to welcome the UN/NATO Veterans Support group from Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta who are coming to Kimberley to do a ceremony at our new cenotaph. This group consists of serving and retired veterans. The 40-50 members will arrive in Kimberley the afternoon of May 26, 2018 and will muster at the clock in the platzl. The ceremony is planned for a 4:00. Military Ames will update our face book page as the schedule develops on the 26th in case there is any unforeseen holdups. Military Ames veterans will march the UN/NATO Veterans into the Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park with a Colour Party and the group will conduct a ceremony including the Act of Remembrance to honour our Veterans, their families and the Fallen. The parade will take place at approximately 4:00 pm following a police escort into Kimberley. The public is welcome to attend and we encourage you to do so. This is another great opportunity to teach younger generations the meaning of the cenotaph and Memorial Park.

Kimberley Food Bank Duck Race cancelled

After a lot of thought and discussion, the directors of the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank have decided there will be no July 1 Duck Race this year.

Please comment on Retallack proposal

We in the Kootenays are fortunate to live amongst relatively untouched mountain wilderness. Forests still exist which support a diversity of flora and fauna, where streams run clear and birdsong dominates the soundscape.

Regarding the flat tax

When I received my first municipal tax bill in 2008, I remember being surprised at the existence and size of the flat taxes, which were increased since then and have recently begun to be reduced. Somewhere in the past, the Flat Tax Foxes got into the Kimberley Municipal Tax Henhouse. This taxpayer believes we should eliminate the flat taxes altogether. I'm not alone.

Three Arrested with guns and drugs near Fort Steele

On May 10th, 2018, the Cranbrook RCMP entered into an investigation of forcible confinements and assaults which occurred in the Cranbrook area. The investigation led to a campsite near Fort Steele where the Cranbrook RCMP's Crime Reduction Unit, General Investigation Services, General Duty and Police Dog Service swooped in arresting three individuals; two adult males and one adult female who all have ties to Cranbrook.

Hey Grams, can I borrow your castle?

So I understand there's a big wedding coming up.

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA relects on a year in office

It has now been a year since Doug Clovechok (BC Liberals) was elected as the MLA for Columbia River Revelstoke, and he says the while he would no longer consider himself a rookie, the learning curve is a steep one.

Dancer of the Month, May 2018, Vince Weber

Vince is 10 years old and attends T.M. Roberts Elementary School. Vince is in his 3rd year of classes and is currently taking lessons in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Street Jazz & Acro at our Cranbrook studio location. Vince is also a member of our newly formed Rising Star Competitive Dance Team and has been working very hard this year in preparation for all his competitions. His other interests include watching movies, playing soccer and camping. For his efforts Vince will receive gift cards from Grubstake Pizza, Dairy Queen Cranbrook, Itunes and Kootenay Dance Academy 2018 Summer Dance Intensive. Vince will also have the chance to be named "Dancer of the Year" at Kootenay Dance Academy's year end production in May. With this title, the winner will receive a scholarship from Artistic Director Leslie Lindberg to help further their dance education.

Speed Watch volunteers hit the streets in Kimberley

Our dedicated Speed Watch volunteers have hit the streets for another season in name of road safety. Each year a group of volunteers monitor speed at various locations throughout Kimberley. Their goal is to educate and raise awareness with respect to speeding. They set up with a radar and speed-reader board. The onsite team records the speed of each vehicle. The statistics gathered are passed on to ICBC and the Kimberley RCMP. By reviewing the information police can determine if the area needs further traffic enforcement. Periodically warning letters are sent to the registered owners of the vehicles that are observed exceeding the speed limit.