Kimberley Bulletin

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

EKASS still providing help to those dealing with substance use amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 dominating headlines it can be easy to forget about other issues face by groups of people in society that haven't gone away. Drug and alcohol abuse, for example, is still a prevalent issue that, if anything, is adversely impacted by the stress, uncertainty and economic upset accompanying this pandemic.

  • Mar 30, 2020

Rotary steps up to support local Girl Guides

Kimberley's local Girl Guides wound up with a surplus of Girl Guide Cookies recently and the Kimberley Rotary Club has answered the call to help them out.

  • Mar 30, 2020

Travelling couple in self-isolation in Cranbrook grateful for friends’ support

Bob and Wanda Diachuk got back from Mexico and are in quarantine in Mt. Baker RV park

Kimberley Food Recovery Depot continues to operate

The Kimberley Food Recovery Depot continues to do its good work despite the COVID-19 crisis.