Kimberley Bulletin

Some Kimberley students could return to school on June 1

In a message to SD6 parents last week, Superintendent of Schools Paul Carriere allowed for the possibility of a return to face to face instruction, on a voluntary basis, beginning on June 1.

Interior Health issues overdose alert in Cranbrook area

There have been multiple overdoses, some with fatal outcomes, according to bulletin

Police nab impaired driver in Kimberley on Saturday morning

Impaired drivers can be apprehended anywhere, anytime, says Kimberley RCMP Detachment Commander, Sgt. Chris Newel.

Plan to reopen province in phases solid, says Kimberley Chamber president

Brian Sondergaard of the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce said that the recently unveiled four-phase plan to gradually reopen the province of B.C. is "solid," and commends the efforts of Kimberley and the province at large throughout the difficult times caused by COVID-19.

  • May 8, 2020

Kimberley Food Bank operating smoothly thanks to staff, volunteers, community

The Kimberley Food Bank is doing very well amid COVID-19 and the economic turmoil it has caused, according to manager Heather Smith.

  • May 6, 2020

Two new programs support Basin food producers

The Columbia Basin Trust has recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a reliable food supply and has increased the demand for locally grown products. To help Columbia Basin food producers meet this call, Columbia Basin Trust is introducing two new programs: one that provides loans for operational and equipment needs and one that provides wage subsidies to hire workers.

Area’s golf courses iron out opening details

Golf courses around the region are either open now, or have plans in place for confirmed opening dates in the near future. All courses will have new modified operating protocols in place to keep golfers safe.

  • May 4, 2020

Kimberley Arts Council postpones Kaleidoscope Festival to next year

The Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 has made the difficult decision to cancel up coming summer events, including the Kaleidoscope Festival.

Kimberley firefighters are working to keep the city safe

Thank you to our hometown heroes

  • May 4, 2020

City Council unanimously approves elimination of sidewalk cafe fees

In another effort to help out the business community during the difficult economic times created by COVID-19, City Council, at their meeting on Monday, April 27, unanimously agreed to eliminate sidewalk cafe fees for the 2020 season. All application fees, licence renewal fees and rental fees for any cafe or restaurant will be waived.

  • Apr 29, 2020

City of Kimberley lifts ban on back yard campfires

The City of Kimberley Fire Department will be lifting their complete ban on backyard campfires.

Driver taken to hospital after vehicle accident at MP office

No staff were injured after an eastbound vehicle lost control and struck constituency office

Grocery workers feel the stress of the pandemic

We are all grateful to those who continue to work on the front lines during this world-wide health crisis. In the next few weeks, the Townsman/Bulletin will introduce you to some of our local heroes, workings in hospitals, grocery stores, fire departments and more.

Kimberley’s five year financial plan gets first three readings at City Council

Kimberley's five year financial plan received its first three readings at City Council on Monday, April 27.

  • Apr 28, 2020

Fawning season is approaching in Cranbrook, Kimberley

WildSafeBC on what to do during fawning season

  • Apr 27, 2020

McCormick: Kimberley in ‘best-case scenario’ when addressing five year budget

At their meeting on Monday, April 27, Kimberley City Council are likely to approve their five year financial plan, according to Don McCormick.

  • Apr 27, 2020

Teck announces Line Creek collective agreement

The new collective agreement replaces another that expired on May 31, 2019

  • Apr 23, 2020

Hosmer homeowner ticketed after starting grass fire

A home owner in the Hosmer area was burning yard waste despite a provincial burn ban

  • Apr 22, 2020

Logging, trail destruction on private land in St. Mary’s Valley prompts concern from Wildsight

Environmental conservation group Wildsight has said they've received calls from concerned conservationists and recreationalists about logging on private land, and resulting impact on wildlife habitat, that took place over this past winter in the St. Mary's Valley.

  • Apr 22, 2020

LETTER: Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22 and this year marks its 50th anniversary. Earth Day has marked many turning points in society: in the 1970s it helped bring in the Environmental Protection Act (US EPA); in the 1990s, the 3R's 'Reduce Reuse Recycle'; and in the 2000s, Earth Day brought attention to shifts needed to avert and adapt for climate change. Earth Day is now widely recognized as the largest secular observance on the planet but on April 22, 2020, we won't gather. At least not physically. Let's pause to consider then: What will this Earth Day be remembered for? Where are we at? Has a disruption like this ever happened before? If so, how did it change what society did next? This health emergency has increased our understanding of the difference between needs and wants. If we lack access to health and livelihoods, we lack basic security. But if we have them, we have the ability to not just survive, but to thrive. As we learn through this outbreak, and prepare for a post-covid future, collective health and livelihoods are our common needs. It's been said that health is the human face of climate change. Learning from this pandemic and building for future health and livelihoods, marks Earth Day 2020.