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Mark Kaiser of Cranbrook came across one of the cougars of Area C and took its portrait, just beside New Lake Road, this week. No animals were harmed in the encounter. Mark Kaiser photo

The Big Cats of Cranbrook

Mark Kaiser of Cranbrook came across one of the cougars of Area…

  • Dec 18, 2020
Mark Kaiser of Cranbrook came across one of the cougars of Area C and took its portrait, just beside New Lake Road, this week. No animals were harmed in the encounter. Mark Kaiser photo
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
Raven Poirier and Kalista Lizee, along with Carly Marsh. Photo submitted

Kimberley toy drive raises $3800 for toys and gift cards

A small collective of care providers in Kimberley, Ravens Nest Nanny Share,…

Raven Poirier and Kalista Lizee, along with Carly Marsh. Photo submitted
Photo Credit - Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Coordinator - Shannon Duncan

Kimberley Elks support Healthy Kimberley

The Kimberley Elks Lodge #90 was pleased to make a donation of…

Photo Credit - Healthy Kimberley Food Recovery Coordinator - Shannon Duncan
Iliene Lowing

Send a holiday card to a Kimberley senior through Centre 64

This Christmas there will be many people, especially seniors, who will be…

Iliene Lowing
1st place and People's choice award - Friendship

‘Smile With A Senior’ photo contest winners

Seniors in Partnership, a committee of United Way East Kootenay, held a ‘Smile with a Senior’ photo contest with a $200 cash first prize and many other prizes

1st place and People's choice award - Friendship
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Kimberley Community Foundation grants over $100,000 to community organizations

Over the past year, the Kimberley & District Community Foundation (KDCF) has…

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Making the donation on behalf of the USW Local 1-405 are from front to back socially distant are: Haylie Farquhar Lifeguard, receiving the donation Heather Smith Kimberley Food Bank, Ilo Van Gilder Aquatic Coordinator, Loreen Wilson Park and Arena Caretaker and Kim Tuff Bylaw Officer. File submitted.

USW Local 1-405 Annual Food Bank donations

The United Steelworkers are proud to be community members first and foremost…

Making the donation on behalf of the USW Local 1-405 are from front to back socially distant are: Haylie Farquhar Lifeguard, receiving the donation Heather Smith Kimberley Food Bank, Ilo Van Gilder Aquatic Coordinator, Loreen Wilson Park and Arena Caretaker and Kim Tuff Bylaw Officer. File submitted.
Volunteer shown is Paula Mihalcheon organizing grocery bags of recovered food for delivery. Mince pies were made by Rhonda Turner of Mountain Range Catering, they will be included in holiday hampers organized by local group, Seniors Helping Seniors.

Kimberley Food Recovery Project surpasses 100,000 pounds of food collected

The Kimberley Food Recovery Program passed a major milestone this week, having…

Volunteer shown is Paula Mihalcheon organizing grocery bags of recovered food for delivery. Mince pies were made by Rhonda Turner of Mountain Range Catering, they will be included in holiday hampers organized by local group, Seniors Helping Seniors.
Dr. Ilona Hale of Healthy Kimberley tries out the new treadmill desk. Submitted file.

Healthy Kimberley auctioning treadmill desk as fundraiser

Are you tired of sitting at a desk all day? Healthy Kimberley…

Dr. Ilona Hale of Healthy Kimberley tries out the new treadmill desk. Submitted file.
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
Robyn Ostlund wants to get people moving in December and also raise money for the Food Bank. Photo submitted

Fundraiser for Kimberley Food Bank keeps you moving

Last year, Robyn Ostlund of Kimberley organized a fundraiser to assist the…

Robyn Ostlund wants to get people moving in December and also raise money for the Food Bank. Photo submitted
Chris testing out the potential new van with his caregiver Kerry. Photo submitted.

Kimberley man starts GoFundMe for urgently needed wheelchair accessible van

Christopher Green, a Kimberley native currently residing in Tata Creek, has launched…

Chris testing out the potential new van with his caregiver Kerry. Photo submitted.
Seven Deers carved Shinning Raven Woman out of Labradorite harvested from the Canadian Shield. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Sculpture by Indigenous artist to be erected in Grand Forks

Civic leaders have rallied behind the project by Grand Forks’ David Seven Deers

Seven Deers carved Shinning Raven Woman out of Labradorite harvested from the Canadian Shield. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Karen Vold, Grady Pasiechnyk, Jeff Pew and Heather Smith, from the Food Bank. Go Cranbrook photo

Picture sales raise over $4000 for Kimberley Food Bank

Recently, Go Cranbrook/Go Kimberley raised $4321 and donated it to the Kimberley…

Karen Vold, Grady Pasiechnyk, Jeff Pew and Heather Smith, from the Food Bank. Go Cranbrook photo
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Urban wildlife Part VI: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VI.

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There are several options available for a ShelterBox donation. Submitted photo
There are several options available for a ShelterBox donation. Submitted photo
David Moskowitz file

Wildsight to present webinar on Inland Temperate Rainforest

Join Wildsight next Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for a free webinar on…

David Moskowitz file