Claire Palmer

The highway was closed for the incident for several hours when it occured. (File photo)

Semi-driver from Surrey dies following collision outside of Golden

A 51-year-old man from Surrey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway was closed for the incident for several hours when it occured. (File photo)
The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)
Emcon Services Facebook.
Emcon Services Facebook.
DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.

UPDATE: Highway 1 re-opens east of Golden

A detour is available along Highway 93 and 95.

DriveBC Webcam just west of Field.
Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

High elevation, high numbers: B.C. resort towns report COVID spikes

Resort communities are at more risk, according to Dr. Karin Goodison of Interior Health

Skiers on the Boomerang Chair at Fernie Alpine Resort. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
DriveBC webcam photo.

Highway 1 closed east of Golden

DriveBC says that the estimated time of re-opening is 3 p.m. MST

DriveBC webcam photo.
Gary the Cat is a popular instagram celebrity, with the famous adventure cat paying a visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and other RCR resorts this past week to mark the start of ski season. (JAmes Eastham photo)

Gary the Cat pays visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

The Rockies favourite adventure cat is doing a tour of RCR resorts this week

Gary the Cat is a popular instagram celebrity, with the famous adventure cat paying a visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and other RCR resorts this past week to mark the start of ski season. (JAmes Eastham photo)
Joy Guyot says her power usage almost doubled after last weekend’s outage, despite normally having very low power consumption. (photo submitted)

Golden residents speak out against increase in power usage following outage

Joy Guyot says her power almost doubled after the 30 hour outage last weekend.

Joy Guyot says her power usage almost doubled after last weekend’s outage, despite normally having very low power consumption. (photo submitted)
Classes will be relocated from the school to Golden Secondary School and Alexander Park Elementary School temporarily. (File photo)

Water main breaks in Golden on Lady Grey private line

It is estimated that the system lost approximately 3.6ML (800,000 gall) of water

Classes will be relocated from the school to Golden Secondary School and Alexander Park Elementary School temporarily. (File photo)
The outage is now affecting 3,779 people. Almost 5,000 were left without power during the initial outage. (BC Hydro photo)

Areas of Golden to remain without power for another night

Kicking Horse will be closed due to the outage

The outage is now affecting 3,779 people. Almost 5,000 were left without power during the initial outage. (BC Hydro photo)
Several communities across the Kootenays will be implementing measures such as promoting solar power, providing electric vehicle charging stations, composting stations, and other measures to go emissions free by 2050. Calvin Beauchesne is hoping that Golden will join them. (West Kootenay Renewable Energy photo)

Golden council asked to pass state of emergency on climate change

Several communities across the West Kootenays have already committed to be emissions free by 2050

Several communities across the Kootenays will be implementing measures such as promoting solar power, providing electric vehicle charging stations, composting stations, and other measures to go emissions free by 2050. Calvin Beauchesne is hoping that Golden will join them. (West Kootenay Renewable Energy photo)
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
Rob Morrison says that he supports banning conversion therapy, and that the new beefed-up bill is much better than the previous one that he voted against on third reading this past summer. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay-Columbia MP for conversion therapy ban after previously voting against it

Morrison feels new beefed-up bill is ‘way better’ than previous bill

Rob Morrison says that he supports banning conversion therapy, and that the new beefed-up bill is much better than the previous one that he voted against on third reading this past summer. Photo: Submitted
Highway 1 just outside of Field. (DriveBC webcam photo)

Highway 1 to close east of Golden for avalanche control

Two 1 hour closures are planned between 12-1 p.m. MST and 8-9 p.m. MST

Highway 1 just outside of Field. (DriveBC webcam photo)
The first gondola ride of the season has been moved up a week for a preview weekend. (Claire Palmer photo)

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort announced bonus weekend

The resort will open for a preview for Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5

The first gondola ride of the season has been moved up a week for a preview weekend. (Claire Palmer photo)
A watchful snowman diverts traffic away from the Kicking Horse Canyon. Through traffic will resume in the canyon on Dec. 1. (Claire Palmer photo)

Highway 1 to re-open east of Golden Dec. 1

The second round of extended closures to the stretch of road is wrapping up

A watchful snowman diverts traffic away from the Kicking Horse Canyon. Through traffic will resume in the canyon on Dec. 1. (Claire Palmer photo)
Be prepared for winter driving conditions. DriveBC photo.

Winter Storm warning in effect from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

Up to 40 cm of snow can be expected in the area over the next 48 hours

Be prepared for winter driving conditions. DriveBC photo.
Travis Pickering moved to Calgary in 2019 to pursue his career in music - his lead single just hit #1. (Travis Pickering photo)

Golden musician hits #1 on Canadian Indie Country Music charts

Travis Pickering released his first single back in August - it just hit #1

Travis Pickering moved to Calgary in 2019 to pursue his career in music - his lead single just hit #1. (Travis Pickering photo)
This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)

Former CP conductor on the hunt for helpful strangers in 70s photo

John Cowan is looking for the group of strangers who helped clear the tracks east of Golden in 1978

This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)
Proof of vaccination will be required at any RCR resort this winter. (Claire Palmer photo)

Kicking Horse to require proof of vaccination for guests

RCR announced today that proof of vaccination will be required for lift tickets

Proof of vaccination will be required at any RCR resort this winter. (Claire Palmer photo)