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Every community needs a video like this

Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by in Elkford

Every community needs a video like this

The District of Elkford had a great rebranding of their website last year which makes it a pleasure to visit the community’s major web presence. They’re continuing on with the humour with this latest video. Every community should approach their promotion with such humour.

Hope for rare bears in Elkford

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 by in Elkford

Hope for rare bears in Elkford

At the moment it looks like the bear family that included two unique white bears have hibernated, reports Jenna Jensen for the Fernie Free Press.

The bear family drew provincial attention last week because of the white cubs that form part of the four-bear family. There were concerns the animals would have to be destroyed because they were getting into garbage and unpicked fruit around the East Kootenay town.

What’s keeping these white bears from hibernating?

Posted on 02. Nov, 2011 by in Elkford

What’s keeping these white bears from hibernating?

A black bear family with two unique white cubs has Elkford worried the animals may have to be shot, reports Evan Duggan at the Vancouver Sun.

There’s even been a town meeting to try and settle on a way to drive the family out of town and, hopefully, into hibernation.

UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for missing Sparwood boy

Posted on 07. Sep, 2011 by in Elkford

UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for missing Sparwood boy

The Elk Valley RCMP is currently searching for three-year-old Kienan Hebert of Sparwood B.C., reported missing from the family home this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Kienan is described as having short blond hair, wearing “Scooby Doo” cartoon boxer shorts and may be carrying up to three blankets with him. Kienan exited the family home sometime overnight and was discovered missing at 8:30 a.m.. The Hebert’s reside in the Sparwood Heights area just off of Hwy. 43 North in Sparwood, BC.

Elkview coal mine strike over

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by in Elkford

Elkview coal mine strike over

A strike that had 700 East Kootenay miners off the job is over according to a press release on the Teck website. The Elkview mine has been closed since Jan. 30 in a strike that affected world-wide prices for coal. The company website announced today that workers with Local 9346 of the United Steelworkers of [...]

Elkview mine strike could be over

Posted on 05. Apr, 2011 by in Elkford

Elkview mine strike could be over

After workers rejected a settlement last month, Teck Resources Ltd. and workers at the Elkview coal mine may have an agreement according to a Canadian Press report in the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. The strike has been on since January 2011. The mine, near Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia, is the second-largest of Teck’s six operating [...]

Elkview coal mine strike continues

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by in Elkford

Elkview coal mine strike continues

Hopes for the end of a strike at the Elkview coal mine were dashed today when workers rejected an agreement between the union and Teck Resources Ltd. The two sides reached an agreement that went to ratification by the workers and today (Monday, March 21) Teck announced 57 per cent of the workers rejected the [...]

Big grant for Elkford’s community centre

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by in Elkford

Big grant for Elkford’s community centre

PRESS RELEASE from the Columbia Basin Trust The District of Elkford will be home to a new community centre, the construction of which will be funded in part by a $300,000 grant from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). The new building will be located on the previous site of Elkford Elementary School. “This multi-use facility will [...]