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Firearms seized in Golden bust

Police and the BC Conservation Officer Service seized 10 guns illegally owned by a Golden resident. The Golden-Field RCMP executed a warrant on Friday. "After a lengthy investigation, the RCMP determined that the residents illegally possessed and used firearms on a regular basis, without the licencing, training, or basic safety knowledge...

Four teens found safe after getting lost near Mt. Hosmer

Elk Valley RCMP had help from Fernie and Sparwood Search and Rescue to find a group of four teenage boys who got lost by Mt. Hosmer near Fernie. Police officials said the missing boys, aged 13 to 18, were reported just before 10 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the...

Upper Columbia upgraded to flood watch

Due to recent rainfall and warm weather, the Upper Columbia region has been upgraded to a flood watch. Areas in our region include the Canal Flats, Invermere, Radium and Golden areas. Residents are asked to avoid riverbanks and to be extra cautious around bodies of water. The East Kootenay region is still...

Kootenay Fun 5 raises close to $10,000

The 2023 Kootenay Fun 5 was deemed a success, raising close to $10,000. Race organizer Trisha Reimer says they raised between $9,000 and $10,000. She says the money will be used for upgrades at Kootenay Christian Academy. "It typically goes towards technology or sports equipment." She says it was nice that the run...

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society receives provincial funding

The East Kootenay Addiction Services Society will receive provincial funding to help pay for its Rock Solid program. The program is set to receive $38,860 for the program, which covers Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere, Golden, Fernie and Golden. "This program is an outdoor prevention education program designed for students transitioning from elementary...

Out of control fire burning east of Radium

A 288-hectare blaze is burning out of control near Mitchell Ridge East of Radium Hot Springs. The fire was sparked on Sunday and is believed to be lightning-caused. According to Kootenay National Park officials, 33 firefighters are being supported by two helicopters. Officials said the fire spread is slowing thanks in part...
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