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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

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

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton senior missing for 5 days; police call for dash-cam footage

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
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.
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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
Living Lakes Canada is seeking public input to understand community concerns and priorities around freshwater. Those interested can attend one of four community meetings or provide comments directly via an online survey. MacHydro Photo

Living Lakes seeking public input on water concerns in East Kootenay

Living Lakes Canada is starting public engagement around water concerns and priorities…

Living Lakes Canada is seeking public input to understand community concerns and priorities around freshwater. Those interested can attend one of four community meetings or provide comments directly via an online survey. MacHydro Photo
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
Ross Road would be the primary access to the new development above Morrison Sub. Google Earth

Kimberley Council moves ahead with rezoning for two potential residential developments

Kimberley City Council moved two zoning amendments along the process on Monday,…

Ross Road would be the primary access to the new development above Morrison Sub. Google Earth
City of Kimberley announces this year's Community Grant Recipients

City of Kimberley announces this year’s Community Grant Award recipients

The City of Kimberley has announced the recipients of this year’s Community…

City of Kimberley announces this year's Community Grant Recipients
The Wycliffe Conservation Complex is one of the first four focal areas of Kootenay Connect where significant conservation and restoration work has been completed to protect species at work. Photo by Dave Quinn

Kootenay Connect to receive extended funding for conservation programs

Species at risk in the Kootenays will continue to be helped by…

The Wycliffe Conservation Complex is one of the first four focal areas of Kootenay Connect where significant conservation and restoration work has been completed to protect species at work. Photo by Dave Quinn
Enercheez (Nelson), finalist for the Best Innovation Award 2019. Photo courtesy Small Business BC
Enercheez (Nelson), finalist for the Best Innovation Award 2019. Photo courtesy Small Business BC
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Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)

$213K fine issued to Coastal GasLink pipeline for environmental breach in northwest B.C.

Fine is the third for the pipeline project that will move natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat

Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)
Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canfor closing its Houston mill in April amid weak market; new facility under consideration

Closure being called ‘temporary’ pending decision by Canfor board

Canfor is closing its Houston sawmill in April, calling the move temporary pending a decision to build a new one. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Jenna Hauck photo)

Interior Health issues alert after multiple drug poisonings in Cranbrook

Interior Health has issued a drug poisoning alert after multiple overdoses over…

Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Jenna Hauck photo)
A hillside in Kimberley shows evidence of the lack of snow this January. Carolyn Grant photo

East Kootenay snow pack drops by 20 per cent this month

Lack of precipitation has affected most measurements across the province

A hillside in Kimberley shows evidence of the lack of snow this January. Carolyn Grant photo
A man was arrested on a transit bus in Sparwood, following the report of an alleged assault against a young girl. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Man arrested after allegedly grabbing young girl on Elk Valley bus

The man was also allegedly taking pictures of the five-year-old girl

A man was arrested on a transit bus in Sparwood, following the report of an alleged assault against a young girl. (Black Press Media stock photo)