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Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo

Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

Active nests decreasing in the Columbia Basin

Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
David Harder, center, on the podium in Golden. Photo submitted

Kimberley mountain biker takes gold at Nationals

The Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships were held at Kicking Horse Resort…

David Harder, center, on the podium in Golden. Photo submitted
Backyard fires are not allowed unless they are approved portable propane burners. Bulletin file

Some are not abiding by no backyard fire rules

Compliance in Kimberley is good; further up the valley there have been issues

Backyard fires are not allowed unless they are approved portable propane burners. Bulletin file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file

Evacuation order lifted for two properties on Lakit Creek FSR

Bill Nye Mountain fire still listed as active

The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire is still listed as active. Corey Bullock file
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Winning artists from the 2019 Kaleidoscope show. Bulletin file

Entry deadline looming for Kaleidoscope 2021 adjudicated art exhibition

After a year of presenting most arts events via Zoom, Kimberley Arts…

Winning artists from the 2019 Kaleidoscope show. Bulletin file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire last Thursday. BC Wildfire Service file

Area restrictions in place near Bill Nye Mountain fire

Planned ignition halted due to increased fire behaviour Sunday

The Bill Nye Mountain fire last Thursday. BC Wildfire Service file
Leather Apron Revival will headline Kaleidoscope’s outdoor concert. Facebook file

Kaleidoscope Fest returns to Kimberley in August

The Kimberley Arts Council will present the Kaleidoscope Festival from August 18…

Leather Apron Revival will headline Kaleidoscope’s outdoor concert. Facebook file
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,100 hectares. BC Wildifre file.

Planned ignition for Bill Nye Mountain fire could happen today

One further property under evacuation order

The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,100 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
First Saturday will return on September 4, 2021. Bulletin file

First Saturday returns on September 4, 2021

It feels like it’s been a long drought with not a lot…

First Saturday will return on September 4, 2021. Bulletin file
Pictured is the Rotary Scholarship winner, Declan Armstrong, who received a scholarship cheque for $1500. Photo submitted

Kimberley Rotary donates funds raised through online bingo

The Rotary Club of Kimberley has been participating with other Kootenay Rotary…

Pictured is the Rotary Scholarship winner, Declan Armstrong, who received a scholarship cheque for $1500. Photo submitted
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.

Bill Nye Fire is at 1,057 hectares on Thursday

The Bill Nye Mountain Fire near Wasa received a small amount of…

The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa is at 1,057 hectares. BC Wildifre file.
To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file

16 projects receive $1.7 million through Columbia Basin Trust and the Province

Projects will create jobs while completing wildfire mitigation work

To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file
BC Wildfire Service is actioning a new fire start in Meadowbrook just outside of Kimberley.

New fire start in Meadowbrook classed as being held

Fire not expected to grow further

BC Wildfire Service is actioning a new fire start in Meadowbrook just outside of Kimberley.
Kimberley Independent School students spent some time studying the watershed with Wildsight this past year. Wildsight file.

Kimberley students take a deep dive into watershed study

When Wildsight undertook to engage students in study of their watersheds, they…

Kimberley Independent School students spent some time studying the watershed with Wildsight this past year. Wildsight file.
An evacuation order for two properties near the Bill Nye Mountain fire has been issued. Bulletin file

Evacuation order issued for two properties near Bill Nye Mountain fire

Given the current fire conditions, anticipated wind event, and recommendations of the…

An evacuation order for two properties near the Bill Nye Mountain fire has been issued. Bulletin file
One measure the city of Kimberley uses to measure water consumption is how much water is overflowing the dam on Mark Creek. As of July 21, 2021, there was only an inch an a half overflow Bulletin file.

Education about water restrictions key, says Kimberley CAO

Currently only an inch an half overflowing city dam

One measure the city of Kimberley uses to measure water consumption is how much water is overflowing the dam on Mark Creek. As of July 21, 2021, there was only an inch an a half overflow Bulletin file.
The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa has been burning down toward the valley bottom, making it more visible according to the Southeast Fire Centre. Trevor Crawley photo

Bill Nye Mountain continues to be largest wildfire in Cranbrook zone

There remains only one wildfire of note in the Cranbrook Zone of…

The Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa has been burning down toward the valley bottom, making it more visible according to the Southeast Fire Centre. Trevor Crawley photo
Columbia River Revelstoke is fairing reasonably well so far for forest fires, with the largest being the Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa, above, but MLA Clovechok warns that fire season is just barely underway and there is a long way to go. Corey Bullock file
Columbia River Revelstoke is fairing reasonably well so far for forest fires, with the largest being the Bill Nye Mountain fire near Wasa, above, but MLA Clovechok warns that fire season is just barely underway and there is a long way to go. Corey Bullock file
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RDEK seeks public input as short term rental planning process gets underway

It’s not just municipalities such as Kimberley and Cranbrook that are trying…

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