Barry Coulter

The Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana. The dam created the Koocanusa Reservoir, which straddles the B.C./Montana border. (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Outflow at Libby Dam to be increased

Volume increase to aid migration and spawning conditions for endangered white sturgeon in the Kootenai River

The Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana. The dam created the Koocanusa Reservoir, which straddles the B.C./Montana border. (photo courtesy Wikipedia)
Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo

Urban wildlife Part XI: The Kootenay birds (and others) of 2021

The work of photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part XI. With links to Parts I-X

Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo
Sam Steele Days — Cranbrook’s annual community festival — will be back for 2021 after being cancelled in 2020.

Sam Steele Days returning for 2021

Sam Steele Days festivities will be back to help kick off the…

Sam Steele Days — Cranbrook’s annual community festival — will be back for 2021 after being cancelled in 2020.
The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa Nation Council health research project gets $950,000 grant

A research collaboration between the Ktunaxa Nation Council, Interior Health, the University…

The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo

Urban wildlife Part X: The Kootenay birds of 2021

The work of local photographers in the Kootenay Advertiser in 2021. Part X. With links to Parts I-IX

The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo
A section of Highway 93/95 between Eager Hill-Fort Steele Road and Cambellmey Rest Area was reduced to a single lane following a “vehicle incident” Thursday afternoon, April 15. Photo submitted

Vehicle incident near Fort Steele closes lane of traffic

A section of Highway 93/95 between Eager Hill-Fort Steele Road and Cambellmey…

A section of Highway 93/95 between Eager Hill-Fort Steele Road and Cambellmey Rest Area was reduced to a single lane following a “vehicle incident” Thursday afternoon, April 15. Photo submitted
Sax Drive, at the FPPAS's PEAK Music Festival, 2019. Murray Hayward photo

Donation-matching campaign will help live music return to Cranbrook

Live outdoor music, resonating from the heart of downtown Cranbrook on Saturdays…

Sax Drive, at the FPPAS's PEAK Music Festival, 2019. Murray Hayward photo
Family doctors in Cranbrook and Kimberley are now available for telephone and video appointments. (Pixabay)

East Kootenay family doctors still available for appointments

Doctors have noticed that during the pandemic some patients have not been not keeping on top of their medical care.

Family doctors in Cranbrook and Kimberley are now available for telephone and video appointments. (Pixabay)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Overdose crisis hits close to home; Racism, and the gang mentality; The deer of Cranbrook; Logging on Kootenay Lake

Letters to the Editor
Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part VIII: The Birds of 2021

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part VIII

Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo
A head-on collision near Yahk on Monday, March 22, claimed the life of a young woman from Creston.

Young woman killed in crash near Yahk

Collision happened early Monday morning, March 22

A head-on collision near Yahk on Monday, March 22, claimed the life of a young woman from Creston.
Master of Time: Sanford Fleming, inventor of Canada’s six time zones.

(Sigh) Remember to set your clocks forward

Once again we are forced to move our clocks ahead. Plus, a brief history of Daylight Savings Time in the East Kootenay

Master of Time: Sanford Fleming, inventor of Canada’s six time zones.
Kyle, one of the volunteers with Critter Cruisers Transport, with Willy, one of the rescue dogs obtained from Mexico by BARCS Rescue and brought back to Canada. ( Photo courtesy @gwaiiadventures)

Dog Rescue Odyssey

BARCS Rescue brings shelter dogs to Canada to good homes — in the face of a continent-wide shortage of animal companions

Kyle, one of the volunteers with Critter Cruisers Transport, with Willy, one of the rescue dogs obtained from Mexico by BARCS Rescue and brought back to Canada. ( Photo courtesy @gwaiiadventures)
Joe Pierre, was re-elected Nasuʔkin (chief) of ʔaq̓am (St. Mary's Band), in an election on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Phil McLachlan photo

Joe Pierre elected as Nasuʔkin of ʔaq̓am in Wednesday vote

Joe Pierre has been voted in as Nasuʔkin (chief) of ʔaq̓am, following…

Joe Pierre, was re-elected Nasuʔkin (chief) of ʔaq̓am (St. Mary's Band), in an election on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Phil McLachlan photo
PIctured, left to right: Sandy Zeznik, President of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society; Nancy Lemire, Hospice Society administrator; Jerry Hatala, Hospice Board Chairman. Bob Williams was the winner of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice 50/50 draw, earning half of the $49, 240 raised. Barry Coulter photo

Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice 50/50 raised $49,240

Baynes Lake man winner of half the proceedings in draw held Sunday

PIctured, left to right: Sandy Zeznik, President of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society; Nancy Lemire, Hospice Society administrator; Jerry Hatala, Hospice Board Chairman. Bob Williams was the winner of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice 50/50 draw, earning half of the $49, 240 raised. Barry Coulter photo
One of three gray-crowned rosy-finches feeding in the parking lot behind Jewels on Ninth Avenue in Cranbrook. Stewart Wilson photo

Great Backyard Bird Count set for this coming weekend

Keep your birding eyes open for the Great Backyard Bird Count, set…

One of three gray-crowned rosy-finches feeding in the parking lot behind Jewels on Ninth Avenue in Cranbrook. Stewart Wilson photo
Ferdy Belland, one of the three co-owners of the Armond Theatre in Cranbrook, is pictured in front of the stage. Phase 2 of the restoration is complete, and Phase 3 about to get underway. The photograph was taken from the upper corner of the balcony space. Barry Coulter photo

The Armond on the rise

Phase 2 of renovations to Cranbrook’s historic theatre are complete. A new venue begins to take life

Ferdy Belland, one of the three co-owners of the Armond Theatre in Cranbrook, is pictured in front of the stage. Phase 2 of the restoration is complete, and Phase 3 about to get underway. The photograph was taken from the upper corner of the balcony space. Barry Coulter photo
Barry Coulter photo

The force of the ice

X-wing ice sculpture adorns HeidOut patio in Cranbrook

Barry Coulter photo
All-season soccer is now a fact of the East Kootenay, with the opening of the indoor soccer facility at Balment Park. (Photo courtesy Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association)

Dawn of the Dome: New era of soccer underway in EK

Year-round soccer programming begins at new indoor sports facility in Cranbrook

All-season soccer is now a fact of the East Kootenay, with the opening of the indoor soccer facility at Balment Park. (Photo courtesy Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association)
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Cranbrook sees five COVID-19 cases in first week of January; Kimberley none

To date, there have been nearly 230 cases reported in the East Kootenay region

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