Barry Coulter

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces at Sweetwater Resort at Lake Koocanusa in the East Kootenay.

Two arrested, charged, in fraud case at Sweetwater Resort at Koocanusa

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces at Sweetwater Resort at Lake Koocanusa in the East Kootenay.
Rob Morrison (left) and Wayne Stetski. Photos courtesy Jocelyn Doll and Claire Palmer

Kootenay Conservative candidate sits on top; final result pending mail-in ballots

Rob Morrison appears headed for second term as Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia

Rob Morrison (left) and Wayne Stetski. Photos courtesy Jocelyn Doll and Claire Palmer
Rana Nelson of Revelstoke is running for the Green Party in Kootenay-Columbia, in the 44th federal election set for Sept. 20.

Nelson brings Green Party values to the voters

Rana Nelson of Revelstoke running for Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Rana Nelson of Revelstoke is running for the Green Party in Kootenay-Columbia, in the 44th federal election set for Sept. 20.
Thanks to the cooler temperatures, rain and tireless work of the BC Wildfire Service crews, Plumbob fire west of Koocanusa is now classified as Being Held.

Plumbob fire classified as being held – Evacuation alert rescinded

Thanks to the cooler temperatures, rain and tireless work of the BC…

Thanks to the cooler temperatures, rain and tireless work of the BC Wildfire Service crews, Plumbob fire west of Koocanusa is now classified as Being Held.
Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)

Rock’s Bif Naked on the return to performance, rock as protest music, the post-pandemic world, and the Armond Theatre

“Maybe not revolutionary, but evolutionary … bands have had to really shift their thinking”

Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)
Thirteen cats and kittens rescued from a Creston property last month are getting a new lease on life at the East Kootenay SPCA in Cranbrook. (Photo courtesy SPCA)

Cats rescued in Creston get new lease on life at Cranbrook SPCA

Thirteen cats and kittens rescued from a Creston property last month are…

Thirteen cats and kittens rescued from a Creston property last month are getting a new lease on life at the East Kootenay SPCA in Cranbrook. (Photo courtesy SPCA)
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Alberta bike gangs battle in Cranbrook

RCMP separate two brawling gangs; several bikers went to hospital with apparent stab wounds; one group escorted out of town

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Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. Right: The Government of B.C. is investing $2.5 million to support new and existing Community Action Teams, including one in Cranbrook.

New Community Action Team in Cranbrook will help respond to overdose crisis

An on-the-ground support team for people with mental health or addiction issues is being formed in Cranbrook

Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. Right: The Government of B.C. is investing $2.5 million to support new and existing Community Action Teams, including one in Cranbrook.
The Bill Nye Mountain wildfire at midnight Saturday/Sunday, July 17/18. Trevor Crawley photo

Bill Nye Mountain wildfire grows to 785 hectares

The Bill Nye Mountain wildfire is the major wildfire in the East…

The Bill Nye Mountain wildfire at midnight Saturday/Sunday, July 17/18. Trevor Crawley photo
Kurt Swanson, Magda Idasz, Jessica Marusyk, and Dillon, a seven-year-old Clydesdale, at Fort Steele Heritage Town, with the Bill Nye Fire in the background. (Gerry Frederick photo)

Fort Steele plans for wildfire emergency

Plans in place to evacuate animals, create firebreak should wildfires threaten heritage town

Kurt Swanson, Magda Idasz, Jessica Marusyk, and Dillon, a seven-year-old Clydesdale, at Fort Steele Heritage Town, with the Bill Nye Fire in the background. (Gerry Frederick photo)
A new passing lane on Highway 3 near Jaffray is complete.

New passing lane on Highway 3 near Jaffray is complete

A new passing lane is complete, adding to the half dozen or…

A new passing lane on Highway 3 near Jaffray is complete.
Team Canada paracyclist Tristen Chernove, with the three medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chernove is preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, set for August 24-Sept. 5

A cyclist’s journey, measured in more than just miles

Tristen Chernove, a Team Canada paracyclist from Cranbrook, speaks of Rio, Tokyo and facing challenges

Team Canada paracyclist Tristen Chernove, with the three medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) from the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chernove is preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, set for August 24-Sept. 5
Gerry Frederick shot this photo of the fire burning near the top of Bill Nye Mountain, east of Wasa.

Fire at the top of Bill Nye Mountain near Wasa

Gerry Frederick shot this photo of the fire burning near the top…

Gerry Frederick shot this photo of the fire burning near the top of Bill Nye Mountain, east of Wasa.
A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)

Mobile immunization clinic heading to Cranbrook

Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinic travelling to Cranbrook area for drop-ins July 24 and July 25

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
East Kootenay Community Credit Union in Cranbrook — one of six credit unions in southeast B.C. that were proposing to merge into one $3 billion institution: The Elevatus Credit Union. The project has been cancelled due to increasing costs. (Barry Coulter photo)

Kootenay credit unions call off proposed merger

Boards of directors cite prohibitive increasing costs involved with the Elevatus project

East Kootenay Community Credit Union in Cranbrook — one of six credit unions in southeast B.C. that were proposing to merge into one $3 billion institution: The Elevatus Credit Union. The project has been cancelled due to increasing costs. (Barry Coulter photo)
East Kootenay Community Credit Union in Cranbrook — one of six credit unions in southeast B.C. that were proposing to merge into one $3 billion institution: The Elevatus Credit Union. The project has been cancelled due to increasing costs. (Barry Coulter photo)

Kootenay credit unions call off proposed merger

Boards of directors cite prohibitive increasing costs involved with the Elevatus project

East Kootenay Community Credit Union in Cranbrook — one of six credit unions in southeast B.C. that were proposing to merge into one $3 billion institution: The Elevatus Credit Union. The project has been cancelled due to increasing costs. (Barry Coulter photo)
A pick-up left the street and collided with a tree on someone’s property on 7th Avenue South in Cranbrook, Wednesday, July 7. (Mike Turner photo)

Truck leaves street, smashes into tree

An intersection near Gyro Park and 7th Avenue South was closed to traffic Wednesday afternoon

A pick-up left the street and collided with a tree on someone’s property on 7th Avenue South in Cranbrook, Wednesday, July 7. (Mike Turner photo)
The Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place.

Cranbrook Aquatic Center to close temporarily

The annual shutdown of the Aquatic Center at Western Financial Place will begin earlier than scheduled this year and does not have a defined end date at this time.

The Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place.
The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)

Latest survey shows steady decline in adolescent substance use over the years

Starting in 2002, the survey has been conducted every two years to monitor changes in substance use patterns, attitudes and behaviors amongst East Kootenay youth.

The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)
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“Gift card scam,” and “grandparent scam” are on the rise, Cranbrook RCMP say

Folks are falling for these scams: “No Government agency or reputable company will ever ask anyone to pay with gift cards in lieu of their fines”

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