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Rick Small is cruising across Canada on his modified solar trike to raise awareness of the potential of solar energy. Small began in his hometown of Thunder Bay July 31 and came through Cranbrook on Friday

The power of the sun keeps wheels turning

A Thunder Bay man is hoping to raise awareness on the uses of solar power by riding a modified trike from Ontario to Victoria, B.C.

Rick Small is cruising across Canada on his modified solar trike to raise awareness of the potential of solar energy. Small began in his hometown of Thunder Bay July 31 and came through Cranbrook on Friday

New Burn Fund Calendar is out

Sales from special publication go towards support for burn victims.

Laura Duncan prepares to sample invertebrates in Joseph Creek during her field trip talking about urban stream and habitat restoration. The field trip was just one of many during the B.C. Nature Fall General Meeting from Sept. 19-21 in Cranbrook.

Naturalists converge in Cranbrook for meeting

The theme of the conference was Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, to signify the land, air, fires and the rivers and streams.

Laura Duncan prepares to sample invertebrates in Joseph Creek during her field trip talking about urban stream and habitat restoration. The field trip was just one of many during the B.C. Nature Fall General Meeting from Sept. 19-21 in Cranbrook.
Wayne and Sherry Kennelly have taken over operations at Cranbrook Vineyards.

New hands take on local U-brew wine business

Cranbrook Vineyards has new owners, Wayne and Sherry Kennelly

Wayne and Sherry Kennelly have taken over operations at Cranbrook Vineyards.
Mike Rousselle and wife Brett pose with children Boston and Jonas (left). Rousselle lost his left arm and right leg after being electrocuted on the job as a power contractor in 2009.

Rousselle’s road to recovery

Local man's journey back after workplace accident inspires WorkSafe video.

Mike Rousselle and wife Brett pose with children Boston and Jonas (left). Rousselle lost his left arm and right leg after being electrocuted on the job as a power contractor in 2009.

When it comes to raves, RDEK’s hands are tied, director says

Each weekend of the summer there are large parties at Koocanusa and the issue has no easy fix.

Naturalists holding conference this month in Cranbrook

On Sept. 19-22 the Rocky Mountain Naturalists will be hosting the Federation of BC Naturalists Fall Conference in Cranbrook.

Rustle up your wares for the Kootenay Country Fair

The Kootenay Country Fair is celebrating its 36th year Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Steele Heritage Town.

Wilks discusses Senate at Chamber luncheon

Wilks defends government body, highlighting the difficulties in removing the federal body of government.

Bennett says rural B.C. losing its representational power

MLA believes rural Canada has been losing its political power steadily over the past 20

New lines drawn for federal electoral boundaries

Kootenay-Columbia welcomes Nelson, and all its voters.

Could Nanaimo B.C. help Cranbrook find ways to new economic viability?

Cranbrook looks to Nanaimo for economic development ideas

Could Nanaimo, B.C., help Cranbrook find ways to new economic viability?

Could Nanaimo B.C. help Cranbrook find ways to new economic viability?

Hunting regulations change for antlerless elk

A reduction in the elk population leads to closures of some open seasons in the South Trench zone of the East Kootenay

Kootenays set up a plan for skills training

Taskforce of industry, educators, First Nations and employees comes together to solve shortage of skilled labour in the Kootenays

City of Cranbrook faces fluoride lawsuit

Kevin Millership of the Slocan Valley has launched an action in Cranbrook to have fluoride removed from the water system

Fire season smooth running so far

The East Kootenay has fared well this summer, but dry conditions could still lead to a campfire ban

The East Kootenay Energy Diet is officially launched at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Friday

Energy diet kicks off in East Kootenay

Cranbrook's Rotary Park hosted the launch of the energy diet, to help homeowners save money on energy

The East Kootenay Energy Diet is officially launched at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Friday
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St. Eugene chips in for flood relief

Golf resort and casino donates to the Canadian Red Cross

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Chris Taylor (left)

Let the car crushing begin

Farbrook Auto Wrecking sets sights on the future, while working through piles of old vehicles

Chris Taylor (left)

Kootenay Columbia MP flies to Vancouver to debate ban on coal

When a motion to symbolically ban storage and shipment of coal through the Vancouver was up for debate, David Wilks hopped on a plane.