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Members of the Creston Valley Rotary Club pose for a picture outside of Jordan’s Cabin following some preservation work. (Dave Handy photo)

Rotarians preserve Jordan’s Cabin in Kootenay Pass

Ed Jordan lived in the cabin up Kootenay Pass from Creston from 1923 to 1942.

  • Sep 1, 2020
Members of the Creston Valley Rotary Club pose for a picture outside of Jordan’s Cabin following some preservation work. (Dave Handy photo)
This private bridge across Caribou Creek washed out as a result of high water at the end of May. (Submitted)

Removal of Arrow Lake private bridge under review

The bridge now lies in the water, and a logjam is building up behind it.

  • Aug 21, 2020
This private bridge across Caribou Creek washed out as a result of high water at the end of May. (Submitted)
From left: Kris Kirkelie from Gill & Gift; Terry Tagami, July winner; and Gordie Grunerud, West Arm Outdoors Club. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Lake anglers incentive reels in plenty of interest

“We are seeing a new interest in Kootenay Lake fishing … ” said Randy Zelonka, owner of Gill & Gift.

From left: Kris Kirkelie from Gill & Gift; Terry Tagami, July winner; and Gordie Grunerud, West Arm Outdoors Club. (Submitted photo)
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

Experience Alberta ranch adventures, a BC grizzly refuge and more

  • Aug 14, 2020
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!
The village is in Level 2 restrictions. (Black Press file photo)

Fruitvale tightens water restrictions

Fruivale mayor asks residents to conserve water

The village is in Level 2 restrictions. (Black Press file photo)
Living in an RV isn’t permitted under Nakusp bylaws, however council decided that no one will be forced to leave until next year. (Photo by JC Falcon on Unsplash)

B.C. village grants reprieve for those living in RVs

by JOHN BOIVIN Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

  • Aug 10, 2020
Living in an RV isn’t permitted under Nakusp bylaws, however council decided that no one will be forced to leave until next year. (Photo by JC Falcon on Unsplash)
Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Real estate sales set records in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province

South Columbia Search and Rescue increase their range with addition of jet boat, ‘Second Chance’

Search and Rescue receives unprecedented funding from province
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)

Phase three presents new opportunities for Kootenay tourism

Message from MLA Michelle Mungall and MLA Katrine Conroy

  • Aug 3, 2020
MLA’s pen joint message on challenges the pandemic has placed on tourism in the Kootenays. (Black Press file image)
Zone Commander Judy Brown (left) presented Shirley Wyatt with her 50-year Legion service pin in 2018. (File photo)

West Kootenay Legions managing way through pandemic

Gates: On the whole, everyone is managing …

  • Jul 24, 2020
Zone Commander Judy Brown (left) presented Shirley Wyatt with her 50-year Legion service pin in 2018. (File photo)
The winery is family owned. (Valley of the Springs Winery photo)

Nakusp family winery set to open up

Valley of the Springs Winery hopes to open doors in about a week

The winery is family owned. (Valley of the Springs Winery photo)
FortisBC natural gas rates go up Aug. 1. (Photo by Ayesha Firdaus on Unsplash)

West Kootenay gas rates going up Aug. 1

The rate increase of natural gas will change by $0.73 from $1.549/GJ to $2.279/GJ

FortisBC natural gas rates go up Aug. 1. (Photo by Ayesha Firdaus on Unsplash)
Kootenay angler’s program off to a great start

Kootenay angler’s program off to a great start

“I’d like to see the fishery come back to its glory,” says firsttime winner Dave Johnston.

Kootenay angler’s program off to a great start
(Black Press file)

Speak up for B.C.’s Old Growth

Letter to the Editor from Wildsight

  • Jul 8, 2020
(Black Press file)
Hoodoos near Fairmont Hot Springs. (Submitted photo)

Ktunaxa Nation Council shares Creation Story

This story is shared to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

Hoodoos near Fairmont Hot Springs. (Submitted photo)
(Photo by Rick Proctor on UnSplash)

Salmo RCMP seize 220 plants from grow op

Cpl. Darryl Orr says a search warrant was issued for a Liness Road residence

(Photo by Rick Proctor on UnSplash)
Fisherman shows his Gerrard Rainbow Trout. (Submitted photo)

Foundation supports West Kootenay conservation

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation released $9.2 million in funding for various projects

Fisherman shows his Gerrard Rainbow Trout. (Submitted photo)
CKISS offered some in person invasive plant ID and management training to BC Parks Rangers at Beaver Creek Provincial Park last week. Physical distancing protocols were used. (Contributed)

Clearing out invasive species in the Kootenays

May was Invasive Species Month

CKISS offered some in person invasive plant ID and management training to BC Parks Rangers at Beaver Creek Provincial Park last week. Physical distancing protocols were used. (Contributed)
(Black Press file)

Great concern, opposition to proposed Kootenay ski resort

Letter to the Editor from the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

  • Jun 9, 2020
(Black Press file)
The Robusters minded social distancing to help clean up several areas of Christina Lake. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay Robusters rally for highway clean-up

Social distancing measures were taken during the weekend sweep of Christina Lake

  • Jun 5, 2020
The Robusters minded social distancing to help clean up several areas of Christina Lake. (Submitted photo)