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B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)

B.C. government to make heavy use of spending surplus: Throne Speech

B.C. has a budget surplus of $5.7 billion

A week of FIS racing at Kimberley Alpine Resort kicks off a huge season ahead for Dreadnaught Racing. Paul Rodgers photos.

Dreadnaught reflects on 10 days of FIS racing at Kimberley Alpine Resort

After two years upended by COVID and arson, Dreadnaught Ski Racing has…

The Gymnastic Club’s building was destroyed by fire in 2021. A rebuild is set to begin. Bulletin file

Development permit for rebuild of Gymnastics’ Club building granted

Club is still fundraising for all insurance won’t cover

The Cascadia Subduction Zone, located in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia, has hosted magnitude ≥8.0 megathrust earthquakes in the geologic past, a future earthquake is imminent, and the potential impacts could cripple the region. Subduction zone earthquakes represent some of the most devastating natural hazards on Earth. USGS

Earth moves under Kimberley

Seismic sites are starting to report activity near Kimberley this evening

The Cascadia Subduction Zone, located in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia, has hosted magnitude ≥8.0 megathrust earthquakes in the geologic past, a future earthquake is imminent, and the potential impacts could cripple the region. Subduction zone earthquakes represent some of the most devastating natural hazards on Earth. USGS
The Western Canadian Championships, the biggest event the Kimberley Nordic Club has ever hosted, officially got underway on Friday, Feb. 3. Paul Rodgers photo.

Western Canadian Championships underway at Kimberley Nordic Club

Over 400 athletes registered at biggest event KNC has ever hosted

The Western Canadian Championships, the biggest event the Kimberley Nordic Club has ever hosted, officially got underway on Friday, Feb. 3. Paul Rodgers photo.
Round the Mountain is truly a family event, with activities for all ages, including the ever popular Kids Zone with special races and activities for the younger crowd. Jim Webster file

Over 300 people already registered for Round the Mountain 2023 in Kimberley

It may not be top of mind with winter still firmly gripping…

Round the Mountain is truly a family event, with activities for all ages, including the ever popular Kids Zone with special races and activities for the younger crowd. Jim Webster file
Honourable Minister of State for Child Care, Grace Lore, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony at Marysville Elementary in Kimberley, the newly announced future site of a childcare facility that will add 148 child care spaces for children aged 0 to 10. Paul Rodgers photo.

Ground broken for 148-space childcare facility at Marysville Elementary

Honourable Minister of State for Child Care Grace Lore present for ceremony

Honourable Minister of State for Child Care, Grace Lore, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony at Marysville Elementary in Kimberley, the newly announced future site of a childcare facility that will add 148 child care spaces for children aged 0 to 10. Paul Rodgers photo.
Jesse Kwasney with his favourite player Casey Miller. Submitted photo

Dynamiters’ Seventh Player

Jesse Kwasney was selected as the Dyamiter’s EMCO 7th player at their…

Jesse Kwasney with his favourite player Casey Miller. Submitted photo
Basin youth at a previous summit in Valemount. CBT file
Basin youth at a previous summit in Valemount. CBT file
Creston Valley Thunder Cats goalie blocks a shot, one of his 47 saves that catapulted his team to victory. Paul Rodgers photo.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats goalie blocks a shot, one of his 47 saves that catapulted his team to victory. Paul Rodgers photo.
Congratulations to Tae Millner,JordanThom, Jessie Kwasney, Jack Jarva, Cohen Oakland, Eddie Loftsgard, Denver Holmes, Reeve Hall,Tyler Watson, Robbie Machan, Rylan Kozey, Nathan Clarke, Liam Dayman, Hunter Smith, Ryder Nicholson, Cooper Kilfoyle and Coaches Dave Clarke, Jason Thom and Carson Loftsgard.

Kimberley U11 Dynamiters win Taber tournament

This happy bunch of hockey players are the Kimberley U11 Dynamiters. They…

Congratulations to Tae Millner,JordanThom, Jessie Kwasney, Jack Jarva, Cohen Oakland, Eddie Loftsgard, Denver Holmes, Reeve Hall,Tyler Watson, Robbie Machan, Rylan Kozey, Nathan Clarke, Liam Dayman, Hunter Smith, Ryder Nicholson, Cooper Kilfoyle and Coaches Dave Clarke, Jason Thom and Carson Loftsgard.
Creating art in a Cranbrook Arts workshop. Photo submitted

Know It All: Come in from the cold

Centre 64 Kimberley’s Centre 64 has run into some issues with their…

Creating art in a Cranbrook Arts workshop. Photo submitted
The city of Kimberley is interested public feedback on future improvements to the city’s downtown.

City of Kimberley looks for public feedback on downtown planning

You can comment and provide ideas at engagekimberley.ca

The city of Kimberley is interested public feedback on future improvements to the city’s downtown.
Free Press file
Free Press file
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Latest Columbia River Treaty modernization talks conclude

Negotiations were held in Vancouver this week, next round headed to Washington DC

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
FIS Speed Camp at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Diane Malaher Katrusiak photos.

Dreadnaught Ski Racing’s season kicks off at Kimberley Alpine Resort

A momentous season of alpine ski racing has officially commenced at Kimberley…

FIS Speed Camp at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Diane Malaher Katrusiak photos.
Cash Regan scored two goals Saturday night. Paul Rodgers photo.

Dynamiters win one, lose one over the weekend as season winds down

The Kimberley Dynamiters emerged from the weekend a win and a loss,…

Cash Regan scored two goals Saturday night. Paul Rodgers photo.
Left to right: Heather of Fernie Brewing Company; Becky Fluker of Little Wildflowers; the Canadian Linen and Uniform branch in Cranbrook has moved to 565 Industrial Road D Crescent.

East Kootenay Business Round-Up

Business News [New Brewer Added At FBC] The Fernie Brewing Company (FBC)…

  • Jan 30, 2023
Left to right: Heather of Fernie Brewing Company; Becky Fluker of Little Wildflowers; the Canadian Linen and Uniform branch in Cranbrook has moved to 565 Industrial Road D Crescent.
Flannel Fest returns this year with a week full of contests, events, entertainment and, of course, a Kimberley-sized heap of flannel.

Flannel Fest returns for year five as weeklong event starting Feb. 19

Full week of virtual and in-person contests, events and entertainment in store

Flannel Fest returns this year with a week full of contests, events, entertainment and, of course, a Kimberley-sized heap of flannel.
Give snow removal equipment plenty of room. Mainroad file

Special weather statement for the East Kootenay

Snow today, then expect temperatures to plunge

Give snow removal equipment plenty of room. Mainroad file