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Dog shot east of Kimberley survives after emergency surgery

Kimberley RCMP are looking for witnesses after a man’s dog was shot…

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Grayson Repp, who has roots in the East and West Kootenays as well as Vancouver and Victoria is the official DJ and music director for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Photo courtesy Grayson Repp Instagram.

B.C. artist named DJ, music director for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Grayson Repp has roots in East, West Kootenays, Vancouver and Victoria

Grayson Repp, who has roots in the East and West Kootenays as well as Vancouver and Victoria is the official DJ and music director for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Photo courtesy Grayson Repp Instagram.
Kimberley Search and Rescue receives a cheque from Ashley Mainville from Western Financial Inc. Kimberley for $1635. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.

Rapid shift into depths of winter raises concerns for Kimberley Search and Rescue

The rapid shift from a fall in which they saw less than…

Kimberley Search and Rescue receives a cheque from Ashley Mainville from Western Financial Inc. Kimberley for $1635. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.
The KORE Summit weekend at the Kimberley Conference Centre. Paul Rodgers photo.

WATCH: KORE Outdoor Rec-Tech Summit held at Kimberley Conference Centre

Conference hopes to draw outdoor gear businesses to Kootenays

The KORE Summit weekend at the Kimberley Conference Centre. Paul Rodgers photo.
Bat boxes can provide a secure roost site for bats if properly installed and maintained. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project

Help your Kootenay bat population this Halloween

International Bat Week begins October 24

Bat boxes can provide a secure roost site for bats if properly installed and maintained. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project
Bat boxes can provide a secure roost site for bats if properly installed and maintained. Photo courtesy of Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project.

How to help out your local bat population this Halloween

International Bat Week begins October 24

Bat boxes can provide a secure roost site for bats if properly installed and maintained. Photo courtesy of Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project.
Author Ramona Wildeman, who moved to Kimberley earlier this year, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Children’s Book category for the Canadian Book Club Awards for her book, “Siege of Herons - Collective Nouns Alphabetically.”

Kootenay-based author selected as finalist for Canadian Book Club Award

Ramona Wildeman’s “A Siege of Herons” nominated in Children’s Book category

Author Ramona Wildeman, who moved to Kimberley earlier this year, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Children’s Book category for the Canadian Book Club Awards for her book, “Siege of Herons - Collective Nouns Alphabetically.”
Teck has donated 162 hectares of their land in the Luke Creek Conservation Corridor near Kimberley as well as $600,000 for ongoing management of the land, part of a massive new conservation and rehabilitation campaign the company announced on Sunday. Lyle Grisedale photo.

Teck to conserve at least three hectares of land for every one affected by mining

Teck aims to be nature positive mining company by 2030

Teck has donated 162 hectares of their land in the Luke Creek Conservation Corridor near Kimberley as well as $600,000 for ongoing management of the land, part of a massive new conservation and rehabilitation campaign the company announced on Sunday. Lyle Grisedale photo.
Issues one through four of the AB Ed Journal.

Kimberley’s Selkirk Aboriginal Education students in create Ab Ed Journal publication

For the past two years, a team of seven students in Selkirk…

Issues one through four of the AB Ed Journal.
Images from the 20th Sullivan Challenge race in Kimberley in 2021. Paul Rodgers photo.

20 years of world’s longest running skateboard race in Kimberley celebrated in new film

Kimberley-made film about local downhill skateboard race two decades in the making

Images from the 20th Sullivan Challenge race in Kimberley in 2021. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.

Arson-damaged chairlift at Kimberley Alpine Resort on track for winter operation

Resort provides update on major repair project

Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on the rebuild project of their Northstar Chairlift which was rendered inoperable by an arsonist on opening day last season. KAR photo.
A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.

WATCH: Moose Hide Campaign Day in Kimberley

Indigenous-led campagin strives to end violence towards women and children

A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.
Avalanche Canada’s forecasting is done for the year, but there is a lot of information backcountry users should be aware of, as a big spring warmup has yet to hit the high alpine and there are some potentially dangerous scenarios. Photo courtesy of Avalanche Canada.

Avalanche forecasting done for year, spring-warm up still to come

Another season of forecasting has come and gone for Avalanche Canada, and…

Avalanche Canada’s forecasting is done for the year, but there is a lot of information backcountry users should be aware of, as a big spring warmup has yet to hit the high alpine and there are some potentially dangerous scenarios. Photo courtesy of Avalanche Canada.
And aircraft fights a blaze just outside of Kimberley in August, 2020. Kimberley is one of 13 communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to receive grant funding from the B.C. government to assist in reducing wildfire risk. Paul Rodgers file.

$2.1 million in grants provided to Southeast Fire Centre communities

13 communities in total to receive up to $150K each in funding

And aircraft fights a blaze just outside of Kimberley in August, 2020. Kimberley is one of 13 communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to receive grant funding from the B.C. government to assist in reducing wildfire risk. Paul Rodgers file.
Stephen Joyce has been appointed seed orchard coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted.

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation names new seed orchard coodinator

Stephen Joyce has over 37 years experience as seed orchardist and forestry manager

Stephen Joyce has been appointed seed orchard coordinator for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted.
Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.

1 person dead as thin ice at Kootenay lakes causes busy weekend for Kimberley SAR

Kimberley SAR respond to incidents over weekend at Premier, Moyie Lake

Kimberley Search and Rescue urge caution after responding to two extremely serious incidents over the weekend involving people and a dog falling through thin ice on area lakes. Photo courtesy Kimberley SAR.
Paralympic Hall of Famer Josh Dueck, seen here at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games where he served as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council. Photo courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Kimberley’s Josh Dueck elected to International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council

Paralympic Hall of Famer and one of Kimberley’s hometown heroes Josh Dueck…

Paralympic Hall of Famer Josh Dueck, seen here at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games where he served as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Council. Photo courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Dead bats can contribute important information on disease spread. Always wear gloves when handling dead animals. Photo courtesy, Miller, BC Community Bat Program

Researchers seek public assistance to help protect B.C.’s bats

White-Nose Syndrome spreading from the west coast near Seattle since 2016

Dead bats can contribute important information on disease spread. Always wear gloves when handling dead animals. Photo courtesy, Miller, BC Community Bat Program
Jacob Jamin (left), creative director and Al Eagleton, founder, of Instinct - Killer Ski Co. out of Rossland, B.C. at the Maker’s Market in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb. 12. Paul Rodgers photo.

Kootenay entrepreneurs showcase outdoor gear at KORE Makers Market in the Platzl

A Maker’s Market was held in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb 12…

Jacob Jamin (left), creative director and Al Eagleton, founder, of Instinct - Killer Ski Co. out of Rossland, B.C. at the Maker’s Market in Kimberley’s Platzl on Saturday, Feb. 12. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Northstar Quad chairlift was destroyed by an act of arson the day the resort opened on December 18. RCR photo.

KAR, RCR offering $100K reward for information leading to arrest in resort arson investigation

Reward has been in development since fire deemed arson in January

Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Northstar Quad chairlift was destroyed by an act of arson the day the resort opened on December 18. RCR photo.