Steve Hubrecht

Decision to stop E-Plus program leaves Valley customer unhappy

A long-running BC Hydro program has finally come to an end, leaving those who used it unhappy

Cell coverage in national park discussed at council

The lack of cell phone coverage through Kootenay National Park came up for discussion at the most recent Invermere council meeting.

Eddie the Eagle soars again — in Golden

Renowned British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle soared back to Western Canada last week,

RDEK board approves grant for valley wide visitor services

RDEK gives up to $100,000 to the Columbia Valley Economic Development Service, to help fund valley visitor services for 2017

Invermere passes contentious bylaw amendments

Council allows flashing digital sign and CastleRock zoning change in divided votes

Canal Flats eyes new roof for fire hall

Village looks at new fire hall roof and buys new public works truck

CBT releases water monitoring report

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has released a new water monitoring report that examines the status the Basin’s water resources

Cougar sightings down in Columbia Valley

Cougar incidents rising in other parts of the Kootenay region, not in the valley

B.C.’s rising sector could be opportunity for the Valley

The technology industry is on ramping up, and the valley could be an attractive location for "digital nomads".

East Kootenay MLA candidates to attend wildlife forum

Wildlife groups and political candidate will present their views on wildlife management in Cranbrook

Invermere’s population explodes in latest census

After years or stagnation, the number in Invermere leapted 15 per cent in the 2016 census

Columbia Valley tourism numbers holding steady

Visitor numbers remain on par with previous year despite hurting Alberta economy

Multi-use construction could wrap up in May

Invermere council members heard that construction of the new multi-use centre should be completely wrapped up by the end of May.

New Mountain Hospitality program gets funding influx

A provincial-federal government funding partnership will see more funding flowing to train people in rural B.C. communities

Kootenay officials make voices heard on Columbia River Treaty renegotiation

With the possibility of a renewed Columbia River Treaty less than a decade away, groups are giving increased attention to the matter

RDEK seeks recycling collection partnership with MMBC

RDEK ask to be added the MMBC's list of regions wanting to partner with the agency on its Depot Collection Financial Incentive opportunity.

Canal Flats mayor express optimism about new CertainTeed mine

Council discusss CertainTeed mine's new location and the possibility of a visitor service location in the village during December meeting

Kootenay Savings contributes

Kootenay Saving Community Foundation donates to Columbia Valley Hospice Society

Invermere will hold public hearing on CastleRock rezoning

Invermere council gave initial readings to bylaws for zoning changes in the CastleRock subdivision at its most recent council meeting

Mussel defence program nabs 17 contaminated boats

The provincial Ministry of Environment is touting the success of its expanded invasive mussel defence program.