Steve Hubrecht

Valley’s Advisory Committee to disband

The Columbia Valley Advisory Committee has dissolved.

RDEK signs Internet agreements, extends Columbia Valley Conservation Fund

The most recent RDEK board of directors meeting touched on several items of interest to the Upper Columbia Valley.

Rollout of new Grade 10 to 12 curriculum delayed

Students — and their parents and teachers — will have to wait a little bit longer for the launch of the new provincial curriculum.

Local resident takes part in first Canada-wide level citizen water monitoring dialogue

Living Lakes Canada director Kat Hartwig was in Banff last week, for a dialogue on community-based water monitoring.

Editorial: Stupid is as Facebook does — how social media is failing democracy

Donald Trump becoming president of the United States was a failure amongst many levels. Social media is just one of them.

Invermere supports Area G backyard chickens and bees

Invermere council gave its support, during its most recent council meeting, to backyard chickens and bees

RDEK helps out with Westside Legacy Trail and new centre

RDEK is helping out with a couple of major initiatives in the Columbia Valley

Director rises in UBCM executive ranks

Wendy Booth has become the Union of British ColumbiaMunicipalities (UBCM) executive’s first vice-president.

NDP leader promises four lane Trans-Canada from Kamloops to Alberta

Horgan talks of need for upgrades to the national highway

Fish disease found just across the border from Columbia Valley

Provincial conservation authorities are on alert after a fish disease recently resulted in Parks Canada closing a lake near Banff.

Money available for fish, wildlife projects

FWCP)is accepting grant applications for just fish and wildlife projects, through the Upper Kootenay Ecosystems Enhancement Plan (UKEEP).

College of the Rockies jammed full as post secondary enrollment rises province wide

Enrollment for post secondary schools is up across the province, including in Invermere at the College of the Rockies.

Boat launch, Legacy Trail contribution policies proposed

Mayor outlines contribution policies in which new development just outside the district boundaries helps pay for amenities inside boundaries

Canal Flats selects facilitator for strategic planning

The Village of Canal Flats is getting set for its annual strategic planning session

Multi-use centre solar panels will not tilt

Photovoltaic solar panels on the new multi-use centre may not tilt much or face south

Valley communities use BC Hydro grant to plant trees

Things will get a little greener in three Columbia Valley communities

Seasonal funding for summer students increases

Federal government spending on the Canada Summer Jobs initiative was up almost double compared with last year.

Beef prices play major role in valley agriculture

While ranchers may have had a booming season last year, this year things seem back to normal

Schools implement new curriculum

Students heading back to the Upper Columbia Valley’s schools last week may have already noticed a few differences in the classrooms

More children eligible for education grant

New BCTESG education grant expands eligibility to