Bob Keating

CBC reporter covering the Kootenays

Bob Keating is an award winning reporter who runs the CBC Nelson bureau.

Latest from Bob Keating

Particle-accelerator contracts speed growth of Nelson engineering company

D-Pace has just won two contracts to build ion source facilities, complex accelerator machines that create charged particles for medical and technological applications. They are rarely built outside major urban centres.

Trouble at mill: Serious accident at legal grow-op site raises local concerns

RCMP are investigating a serious accident at a large marijuana grow-op north of Nelson, B.C., while local residents ask how anyone got a licence to grow weed at the troubled former sawmill.

Boy with a GoPro helps solve decades-old missing person's case

An almost three decade-old missing persons case in B.C. has been solved in part because of a curious 13-year-old boy and his GoPro camera.

'The thing is our lifeline': Interior B.C. ferry strike imminent

Barring a last minute settlement, the largest freshwater ferry in the Interior will not be running this long weekend — and likely beyond that.

Site of proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort in southeastern B.C. to get federal protection

The federal Liberal government will offer the Ktunaxa First Nation more than $16 million to protect the Jumbo Valley in southeast B.C., the CBC has learned.

Pot magnate takes Grand Forks to court for refusing retail licence

Weeds Glass and Gifts, owned by Don Briere, bought an unused bus station and planned to open a cannabis shop in Grand Forks, B.C.

With no residents or roads, Jumbo doesn't deserve municipality status, says Rossland's council

Almost three decades after it was first proposed, Jumbo only exists on paper with no residents, infrastructure or planned start date.

Okanagan First Nation sues federal government for clean drinking water but minister says it's 'entirely safe'

The Okanagan Indian Band is suing the federal government over Ottawa's alleged failure to improve the water system on the 100 square kilometre reserve.

Recreation groups slam provincial plan to turn 67 km of Kootenay trail into road

Recreation groups are criticizing a plan by the B.C. government to turn a 67-kilometre section of Canada's Great Trail in the Kootenays into a road.

Acid spills in Trail, B.C., began years earlier than first believed, FOI documents reveal

Freedom of Information documents reveal sulphuric acid spills through Trail date back to the spring of 2016 when it's estimated 75 litres leaked from a tractor-trailer. The spill on the 25th of May, 2016 was the first in a series of environmental disasters emanating from the smelter in Trail.

Liberal candidate removes Trudeau's image from her campaign car

A federal Liberal candidate in the southern Interior of B.C. says there's no political motive in having a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau removed from her campaign car.

More B.C. firefighters active outside than inside province

Compared to the last two years, B.C. is seeing an extremely slow start to the forest fire fighting season this year.

Conservation group claims B.C. company is 'liquidating' endangered trees

Wildsight, a conservation group, worries a private logging company is cutting down endangered whitebark pine trees.

Canadian mining company liable for pollution flowing from Kootenays to U.S.

Vancouver-based mining giant Teck has run out of appeals after polluting the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt in Washington State for decades from its huge lead and zinc smelter in Trail, B.C.

Rain may have washed away sulphuric acid on Trail, B.C., highway, documents reveal

Newly obtained Freedom of Information documents raise questions about a third sulphuric acid spill through Trail, B.C., last fall.