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Syringa Creek Wildfire on September 7, 2018.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

After the smoke

Here in the Kootenays, we were all affected by this year’s wildfire season in some way

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A bugling bull elk sits in a forest opening.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Environment, Forestry

National Forest Week 2018

National Forest Week (September 23 to 29, 2018) celebrates the research we undertake in our forests, including studies on our Rocky Mountain elk

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Nicole Briggs, the marketing and events manager at Red Mountain Resort In Rossland, B.C., stands for a moment at the bottom of the ski hill in August
West Kootenay, Rossland, Environment, Small Business, Technology, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers

Rossland business influencers

Every community has its influencers, and we’d like to applaud the members of Rossland’s business community who are making a positive difference.

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Kathy Moore plans to run for a second term as mayor of Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Environment

Rossland restructures

Restructuring at Rossland City Hall—both corporate and physical—has produced improvements, challenges and appreciation.

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MP Wayne Stetski stands at Glacier National Park.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment

On Canada Parks Day, Stetski calls for stronger leadership

NDP National Parks Critic Wayne Stetski echoes environmental groups, Indigenous leaders and stakeholders on the need for stronger protection for our parks.

Pollinator inventories have been part of the WTCP Program.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Environment

Seven years of success – Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program

The Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP) has selected five projects for funding as part of a mandate to support habitat restoration & conservation.

Grand Forks, B.C., is making a good recovery after being ravaged by flooding in May 2018.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment, Small Business, Tourism

Grand Forks after the flood

The community of Grand Forks, B.C., has some distance to go before it reaches an acceptable new level of “normal.”

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A Rockwool employee stands in the bed of a red Rockwool pickup truck, handing a bag of insulation to a Boundary region homeowner
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Environment

Rockwool is a friend to its neighbours in need

Rockwool is donating $200,000 worth of insulation to help flood-affected residents in Grand Forks and the surrounding area rebuild their homes.

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Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
Kootenay Homes, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment

Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Morrissey Meadows, the former homestead of the Fitzen family.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Fernie, Environment

Old homestead near Fernie now protected for grizzly bears

The former homestead of the Fitzen family was acquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a partial donation and partial land purchase.

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