Kimberley Bulletin

Kimberley Alpine Resort restricts access following complaints of continued gatherings

Although Kimberley Alpine Resort has been closed since March 16, people have continued gathering there and so management has made the decision to close their parking lots and entry points to the mountain as of Wednesday, April 8.

  • Apr 8, 2020

 

Frustrated MLA begs out of province visitors to stay home

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok doesn't understand why people aren't listening to good advice

 

Kimberley’s doctors are here for you

Clinic hours expanded on Saturday and Sunday to take calls

 

Kimberley provides clarification on role of bylaw officer in enforcing COVID-19 protocols

The office of Minister of Public Safety and the Solicitor General provided orders to municipal bylaw enforcement officers, instructing them in their roles of enforcing public health orders.

  • Apr 6, 2020

McCormick’s weekly address to Kimberley

Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick put out another update on Monday, April 6, detailing what's going on behind the scenes at the city, saying that although it feels that another week has passed and we are essentially where we were last week, this is not the case.

  • Apr 6, 2020

Wasa Triathlon rescheduled for August

The 2020 Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon, originally scheduled for June 13 to 14, has been rescheduled for August 8 and 9, 2020, after the International Triathlon Union (ITU) cancelled all events up to June 30 due to COVID-19.

  • Apr 6, 2020

East Kootenay Track and Field Club cancels season

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club has made the call to cancel their upcoming season due to social distancing requirements.

Evolving situation; evolving bailouts

It has long been a time honoured political tradition to make a big funding announcement and then announce it again a few more times for maximum benefit.

Mayor McCormick urges residents to stick with the ‘stay at home’ plan

Earlier this week, the City issued a statement discouraging all non-essential traffic into Kimberley for at least the next month to help slow the spread of COVID-19, with Mayor Don McCormick saying, "viruses don't travel, people do."

  • Apr 3, 2020

East Kootenay man trying to make his way home from Nepal

Anthony Dransfeld, of Wasa, is so far having no luck on finding a way home

Kimberley RCMP warn of illegal u-turns

Construction at the Kimberley Save On Foods Store means customers are putting up with some minor inconveniences during the build phase, one of them being access to the parking lot.

ANKORS details concerns surrounding harm reduction amid COVID-19

AIDS Network, Outreach, and Support Society (ANKORS) of the East Kootenay have modified their protocols in order to continue helping some of the region's most vulnerable populations amid the COVID-19 situation, and Polly Sutherland, team lead and peer development coordinator, said she has some concerns presented by these unique circumstances.

  • Apr 1, 2020

City discourages non-essential visitors to community to curb COVID-19 impact

The City of Kimberley has asked for a stop on all non-essential visitor traffic into the city for at least the next month in an effort to slow the impact of COVID-19.

  • Apr 1, 2020

Counting our blessings, from a distance

Hello friends. How are we all doing? Most of us are now well into week two of social distancing, and it's harder for some of us than others.

Kimberley City Council passes bylaw to allow for late utility payments for second quarter

Kimberley City Council held a brief special meeting on Monday, March 30 and at that time, Council adopted the Utility Rates Penalty Deferral Bylaw that will delay the penalty date for second quarter utility payments pushed back to August 10, 2020 from June 10, 2020.

Police investigate break in at Kimberley rock, gem, crystal supplier

RCMP investigating a break and enter into a Kimberley rock, gem, and crystal business located on Howard Street, which took place some time between March 20 and 28.

  • Mar 31, 2020

RCMP outline what callers can expect amid COVID-19

RCMP around B.C. are maintaining their core policing services and working to keep the public safe amid disruptions caused by COVID-19. Detachments are continually assessing their delivery service and program options and reducing front-counter services and enhancing precautions, including those on the frontline, where necessary.

  • Mar 31, 2020

School District 6 planning services for families

Students would have returned to school this week

Search and Rescue B.C. urge caution during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Search and Rescue Association and Emergency Management B.C. issued a statement on March 27 appealing to the public to take extra caution if choosing to do outdoor activities. The ask that people both maintain adequate social distancing measure but also use precautions to ensure you don't become lost or injured.

  • Mar 31, 2020