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News recap; Kimberley’s top stories this week

News recap; Kimberley’s top stories this week

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John Horgan set to become B.C. premier

John Horgan set to become B.C. premier

NDP-Green alliance gets its chance to govern province
City of Kimberley open house

City of Kimberley open house

A look at the first of three projects; the waste water treatment plant
McKim celebrates the end of the school year with fun in the sun

McKim celebrates the end of the school year with fun in the sun

It’s that time of year again, when Kimberley schools close for the summer and students are free from homework and schoolwork for two months.
Wildsight’s Go Wild! Rockies Youth Leadership Program

Wildsight’s Go Wild! Rockies Youth Leadership Program

Local youth will be heading deep into the backcountry this July to explore the Hornaday Wilderness near Elkford with Wildsight’s Go Wild! Rockies Youth Leadership Program. This 6-day, self-sufficient backpacking trip starts July 8th and is open to youth from ages 14 to 18 who want to experience the Rockies as they were more than a century ago.
Grizzlies account for approximately 500 calls to the C.O. Service each year; WildSafeBC

Grizzlies account for approximately 500 calls to the C.O. Service each year; WildSafeBC

Over the past couple of weeks there have been numerous grizzly sightings in East Kootenay, and an increase in Kimberley and Cranbrook over the past few years. According to WildSafeBC, we will experience a slower period in July, which will increase in August and spike in September. Historically, during the third weekend in September WildSafeBC and the Conservation Officer Services have the highest volume of calls with regards to wildlife.
An exciting start for MLA Clovechok

An exciting start for MLA Clovechok

It’s been a dramatic and exciting first few weeks for the rookie MLA
Truck and trailer destroyed by fire at Wasa rest stop

Truck and trailer destroyed by fire at Wasa rest stop

Kimberley RCMP report that a truck and trailer were completely destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon at the Wasa Rest Area on Highway 93/95.
Construction at Intersection of Wallinger and Spokane in downtown Kimberley

Construction at Intersection of Wallinger and Spokane in downtown Kimberley

KIMBERLEY, B.C. – Road and sidewalk construction is taking place at the intersection of Wallinger
Human caused fires becoming a major concern in Kimberley

Human caused fires becoming a major concern in Kimberley

Fire Department responded to several incidents over the weekend