Carolyn Grant

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file

CBT announces fibre optic internet for Nelson to Fruitvale; Kimberley to Wasa

The Trust collaborates with several partners on fibre optic projects worth $7.6M

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file

ʔaq̓am, with support Columbia Basin Trust, work on ecosystem renewal

Reviving an ecosystem with ancestral techniques

The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
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A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Kootenay real estate market emerging from grip of pandemic, says KAR president

Out of region interest still strong; prices continue to rise

A house is displayed for sale on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file

Focus on your winter driving skills as snowy weather approaches

Tips on winter driving from Shift Into Winter

Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 24. CBT file

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report; asks you to register for online AGM

Over 2,400 projects received Trust support in 2020/21

Board Chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on September 24. CBT file
Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file

Kootenay real estate market still healthy

Kootenay Association of Realtors expect supply bounce back this fall

Real estate sales were down a bit from last year in August. Bulletin file
The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.

TransRockies Race Series cancels Kootenay events due to Covid restrictions

Organizers of the TransRockies Single Track 6 mountain bike race have made…

The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Courtesy Alzheimer Society of B.C.
House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Kootenay real estate sales off slightly in July 2021

Strong demand, lower inventory still an issue

House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Air bombers drop fire retardant with precise accuracy to protect a home dangerously close to the Osoyoos wildfire that started up off Highway 3 Monday morning, July 5, 2021. (Sam Tibbitt photo Facebook)

New homeowners living near burning B.C. wildfires face tricky insurance processes

Many insurers will not issue new policies if a fire is within 50 k of a community

Air bombers drop fire retardant with precise accuracy to protect a home dangerously close to the Osoyoos wildfire that started up off Highway 3 Monday morning, July 5, 2021. (Sam Tibbitt photo Facebook)
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo

Kootenay Conservation Program concerned by declining Great Blue Heron population

Active nests decreasing in the Columbia Basin

Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file

16 projects receive $1.7 million through Columbia Basin Trust and the Province

Projects will create jobs while completing wildfire mitigation work

To aid it in case of fires like this, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) will hire and train current employees and volunteers to establish a fire service for itself and neighbouring Grasmere, with support from the partnership. CBT file
Black Press file

Multiple reasons for long wait for road tests: ICBC

No appointments available for next six months

Black Press file
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy. (B.C. government photo)
Kurt Swanson’s dog Kona takes a break from the heat on the Summer Solstice near Cranbrook, B.C. (Kurt Swanson photo)

Very warm temperatures forecast across the Kootenays this weekend

Nelson, Castlegar forecast to hit 39, Cranbrook 37

Kurt Swanson’s dog Kona takes a break from the heat on the Summer Solstice near Cranbrook, B.C. (Kurt Swanson photo)