City Council has approved the ‘COVID-19 Safe Operations Plan’ for re-opening the Kimberley Civic Centre. The Centre will open its doors on September 18th for ice time. On September 21st, residents will be welcomed to use the walking track at specified times.
City Crews will be conducting upgrades to the outdoor rink in Townsite (Lois Creek Rink) beginning this week. Improvements include replacing old chain link fencing with new safety netting, rebuilding arena boards, painting, and crack sealing the playing surfaces.
WildSafeBC community coordinator Danica Roussy asks the residents of Cranbrook and Kimberley to take a proactive approach in deterring bears this season. Although there is a lot of talk about bears and garbage, it is important for people to realize how much of an issue fruit trees can be if they are not cared for with wildlife in mind.
The City of Kimberley is launching a new online portal to help residents and visitors easily report issues and concerns happening in and around the City. With the launch of the ‘Lightship’ Public Inquiry Portal, citizens can let City Operations staff know about issues quickly and efficiently with just a few clicks on a computer or device.
The Kimberley Aquatic Centre will remain closed for the foreseeable future - or at least until the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and provincial sporting agencies change the many guidelines and limitations to re-opening that are outlined in their return to sport documents. City staff will continue to monitor their direction and update the public again in late September.