Kimberley news recap

The top news stories this week in Kimberley.

New Recycle BC Depot open at Kimberley Transfer Station

The new Recycle BC Depot officially opened at the Kimberley Transfer Station this week. The Depot provides local residents with the ability to recycle a wide range of items that are not accepted in the local yellow bin program.

Some of the items that are accepted include Styrofoam, #7 plastics, milk substitutes, zippered bags like Ziplocs and pet food bags, aerosol cans and more. For a full list of items that are and are not accepted visit the transfer station or rdek.bc.ca.

No injuries in accident between Kimberley and Marysville

Kimberley RCMP are reporting that no one was injured in a vehicle rollover that took place between Kimberley and Marysville on Thursday morning.

RCMP attribute the lack of injuries to the fact that all occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts and the children were in appropriate car seats. Kimberley RCMP are reminding drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Input sought on proposed Kimberley Transit Expansion

BC Transit is seeking public input on service expansion hours for the KC Commuter bus to Cranbrook. The survey is available online until March 20, 2019. If the expansion is approved, the service will see an additional 700 service hours in the form of one additional round trip in both the morning and evening.

Teck fined $37,500 for exceeding air emissions at Kootenay coal mine

Teck Coal has been fined over $37,000 for infractions related to air emissions in Sparwood. According to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the penalty is for failing to comply with the permit limit for particulate matter and for failing to maintain its coal breaker stack equipment in June of 2018.

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Healthy Kimberley Food Waste Recovery Depot now open to the public

Food bank, school meal programs and other community groups will continue to have access to the program.

Team Buchy dominates women’s finals at U18 curling championships

Two teams with Kootenays and Thompson/Okanagan connections won the BC U18 curling… Continue reading

Kimberley Atom Nitros named East Kootenay League Atom “B” Champions

The Kimberley Atom Nitros were named the East Kootenay League 2018/2019 Atom… Continue reading

Kimberley’s latest fire service graduates

College of the Rockies’ Kimberley campus celebrated their latest Fire Services certificate… Continue reading

No more minimum enrolments for Kimberley Aquatic Centre Day Camps

Parents can now rely on day camps as an option for child care.

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

‘Considerably large’ tractor tire fell and killed 3-year-old girl on B.C. farm

Delta’s deputy fire chief said crews tried to helicopter girl out after a tractor tire leaning against a barn fell onto her

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