Carolyn Grant

The coal mining town of Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. First Nation says unique deal gives it veto power over proposed coal mine

Yaq’it?a·knuqi ‘it to regulate and review the Crown Mountain coking coal project near Sparwood

The coal mining town of Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)

B.C. ice fishers asked to carefully clean equipment to avoid spreading invasive species

Seeds and larvae can hide on ice augers and other fishing gear

Muddy debris could be harbouring the larvae of the invasive Zebra Mussel or invasive plant seeds. (East Kootenay Invasive Species Council photo)
Extreme cold this week has stalled several lifts at Kootenay ski hills. Kimberley Alpine Resort file

Extreme cold has many lifts shut down at Kootenay ski hills

Weather forecast is for warming temperatures so all should be back to normal by the weekend

Extreme cold this week has stalled several lifts at Kootenay ski hills. Kimberley Alpine Resort file
All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo

Winter tires are required on many B.C. routes between Oct. 1 and March 31

While fall’s leisurely arrival has winter driving far from the minds of…

All four winter tires need to match in size, tread type, and depth. File photo
An excavator from a Wikimedia Commons file. GFL Environmental Inc. has been been handed a record WorksafeBC fine in connection with debris cleanup in the Kootenays. Wikimedia Commons file photo

Clean-up firm slapped with record WorksafeBC fine tied to lack of asbestos protection

WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

An excavator from a Wikimedia Commons file. GFL Environmental Inc. has been been handed a record WorksafeBC fine in connection with debris cleanup in the Kootenays. Wikimedia Commons file photo
View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Firefighters gain upper hand on 2-hectare wildfire south of Fairmont, B.C.

The fire is burning on Crown land on the west side of Highway 93/95 near the Columbia Lake viewpoint

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. RDEK file
Emergency personnel were on the scene of a wildfire near Fairmont Tuesday evening. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
A goat rescue near St. Mary Lake, Kimberley.(Screenshot)

VIDEO: Visiting tourists rescue baby mountain goat stuck between rocks in Kimberley

Kid returned to mom after being discovered three feet down and stuck on its back

A goat rescue near St. Mary Lake, Kimberley.(Screenshot)
Deer are fawning now, within communities and in the wild. Give fawns a wide berth even if you don’t see the doe around says WildSafeBC. Bulletin file.

WildSafeBC offers common sense advice on animal encounters

We are outdoors more as the weather warms, here’s how to avoid wildlife encounters

Deer are fawning now, within communities and in the wild. Give fawns a wide berth even if you don’t see the doe around says WildSafeBC. Bulletin file.
Border crossings are likely to have delays on long weekends. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Expect a busy summer at border crossings says Canada Border Services Agency

Have your ArriveCAN app filled out within 72 hours of a border crossing

Border crossings are likely to have delays on long weekends. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

New B.C. think tank shares vision for how humanity will live 500 years from now

The time has come to start thinking as a species, about where we need to go in the long term, Aspen Group says

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Sheep on the One Mile Hill in Radium January 22, 2022. Pat Morrow file

Conservation group Wildsight looks for solutions to save Radium bighorn sheep

Another four sheep were killed by vehicles last week

Sheep on the One Mile Hill in Radium January 22, 2022. Pat Morrow 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
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
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
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)
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Plant closures and shipping disruptions during the pandemic have held up shipments of some winter tires (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Keep your snow tires on until April 30: B.C. transportation ministry

Ministry of Transportation reminds drivers not to change tires early

Plant closures and shipping disruptions during the pandemic have held up shipments of some winter tires (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)
Calvin Dickson photo

Dramatic sky in the East Kootenay during weekend storm

Thunderstorms rolled through the East Kootenay on Saturday, June 13

Calvin Dickson photo