Kimberley Bulletin

Local Paralympian reflects on Tokyo Games postponement

Tristen Chernove said he is proud of Canada's action to protect athletes in response to COVID-19 pandemic

One week spent working, existing from home

It's now been one week spent working from home and here are my thoughts. It's not exactly a new experience for me; as a working reporter throughout my years in University, I spent many hours writing, editing and interviewing from various jury-rigged desks, or just my bed sometimes.

  • Mar 27, 2020

Veterinary clinics considered essential services, continue to help animals

The B.C. government recently released an official list of businesses that are able to remain open as essential services during the coronavirus pandemic. The list includes veterinary clinics and Dr. Kathryn Arbic of North Star Veterinary Clinic says she was happy to get that clarification.

  • Mar 27, 2020

MLA Clovechok implores constituents to stay home

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok wants constituents to know that his offices, including in Kimberley, may be closed, but he and his staff are still working. If you have an issue, you can still email or call the office.

BC Park closures include Lussier River hot springs

While it is still possible to enjoy our great outdoors while social distancing, there are areas that have been closed to the public. That includes BC Parks and attractions such as the Lussier River Hot Springs.

City of Kimberley working on financial assistance for utility fees and other payments

The City of Kimberley intends to provide some financial relief for residents and businesses affected by the pandemic and social distancing.

Columbia Basin Trust community engagement meetings postponed

The Columbia Basin Trust had planned a series of public meetings this spring in order to renew their strategic plan. Public input meetings were planned for this spring and two symposiums for the fall.

Kimberley’s Round the Mountain postponed for a year

One of Kimberley's most popular summer festivals has been postponed for a year.

Mayor McCormick: “Stay informed, stay calm and be supportive”

Mayor proud of residents, feels sticking to policies will get Kimberley out of crisis successfully

  • Mar 25, 2020

11th-annual Kimberley Rotary Lobsterfest dinner postponed

Rotary looks to November 7 for fall event

  • Mar 24, 2020

Crisis Line Awareness week lands during COVID-19 concerns while call volume increases

Crisis Line Awareness Week this year runs from March 23 to 27, and happens to come amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) Interior Crisis Line Network says that their increase in call volume amidst the outbreak illustrates the importance of the service.

  • Mar 24, 2020

Kimberley Arts Council requests considering a donation rather than a refund for cancelled concerts

The Kimberley Arts Council/Centre 64 announced last week that Centre 64 is closed for now.

Kimberley Transit free, measures in place to protect riders, staff

Troy Pollock, manager of planning with the City of Kimberley, confirmed for the Bulletin that Kimberley Transit customers will not be required to pay fares on Route 21, the Kimberley-Cranbrook Health Connections, Route 22, the KC Commuter, or local on-request transit services until further notices or changes to transit service delivery.

  • Mar 24, 2020

City of Kimberley closes all parks, public recreation areas

Signs will be placed at all sites that are being closed

  • Mar 23, 2020

Golden Life senior living communities take increased measures to protect their residents, staff

Golden Life Management Corp, who owns senior living communities in western Canada including Garden View Village in Kimberley and Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, have issued a statement regarding how they are keeping their residents and staff safe amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Mar 23, 2020

MP Morrison investigating cause of higher gas prices in the region

As gas prices across the province and the country continue to fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, pump prices in Cranbrook and Kimberley have remained relatively stable.

Bohemian Spirits provides free ethanol for hand sanitizer

Wade Jarvis, owner of Bohemian Spirits, is giving away over 100 litres of ethanol to be used for hand sanitizer from jugs located at 215 Mark Street in Kimberley.

  • Mar 20, 2020