Corey Bullock

Sue Duckworth (left) and Betty Nelson (right) are pictured with their gold and bronze medals in cribbage from the 55+ BC Games, which took place in Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

East Kootenay athletes take home 26 medals in 55+ BC Games

Zone 7 had medals in swimming, archery, cribbage, track and field and more

Sue Duckworth (left) and Betty Nelson (right) are pictured with their gold and bronze medals in cribbage from the 55+ BC Games, which took place in Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured is Tucker, a dog that is currently in foster care through Meant 2B Loved pet rescue society. (Meant 2 B Loved file)

Meant 2B Loved Pet Rescue Society temporarily pausing intake of animals

Adoptions, fosters have slowed down, making it difficult for society to find homes for pets

Pictured is Tucker, a dog that is currently in foster care through Meant 2B Loved pet rescue society. (Meant 2 B Loved file)
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to the vehicle fire early Thursday morning, when a fire was discovered in the back of a GFL collection truck downtown. City of Cranbrook File.

Crews respond to garbage truck fire in Cranbrook

No injuries reported, but truck sustained damage

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to the vehicle fire early Thursday morning, when a fire was discovered in the back of a GFL collection truck downtown. City of Cranbrook File.
The Cops for Kids ride stopped in Cranbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 14 where they were greeted with a cheque from the Tamarack Centre for $11,276. The funds were raised through the mall’s Party in the Parking Lot party in August. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cops for Kids ride stops in Cranbrook

Over $6 million has been raised for southeast B.C. since the ride began

The Cops for Kids ride stopped in Cranbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 14 where they were greeted with a cheque from the Tamarack Centre for $11,276. The funds were raised through the mall’s Party in the Parking Lot party in August. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Riders are pictured in the Kimberley Platzl during the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Submitted file)

2022 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo a grand success

333 riders, 150 volunteers participated in this year’s event

Riders are pictured in the Kimberley Platzl during the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Submitted file)
BC Wildfire Service file.

Connell Ridge fire south of Cranbrook now listed as ‘under control’

The fire has been removed as a fire of note from the BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfire Service file.
Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for the West Kootenay. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Drug poisoning and overdose alert issued for West Kootenay region

Interior Health reports multiple fatal and non-fatal drug poisonings in Trail, Nelson, Castlegar

Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for the West Kootenay. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Riders are pictured on one of the many trails in the East Kootenay trail network. (Photos courtesy David Bennison and Katie de Bruycker)

Cranbrook Gravel Grind bike race to showcase Cranbrook’s trail network

The event is the first of its kind in Cranbrook, raising funds for the Cranbrook Community Forest

Riders are pictured on one of the many trails in the East Kootenay trail network. (Photos courtesy David Bennison and Katie de Bruycker)
Crews are pictured working on the main components of the North Star Quad chair. (KAR file)

KAR reports significant progress on North Star Quad repairs

Ski hill on track to have the quad chairlift running on time for the ski season

Crews are pictured working on the main components of the North Star Quad chair. (KAR file)
Kimberley’s Danielle Dove is pictured in a Calgary hospital, where she has spent the last 18 months. Dove has started a GoFundMe in hopes of moving home to Kimberley. (Image via GoFundMe)

GoFundMe started for Kimberley woman’s road to recovery with myositis

Danielle Dove has spent nearly 400 days in the hospital in Calgary and is now fundraising to get home

Kimberley’s Danielle Dove is pictured in a Calgary hospital, where she has spent the last 18 months. Dove has started a GoFundMe in hopes of moving home to Kimberley. (Image via GoFundMe)
Pictured is Kimberley’s Platzl, when it was known as the Bavarian City, during a British Columbia Magazine photo shoot in the 1970’s. Bavaria is the largest German state by land area. German is also one of the fastest growing language demographics in Kimberley, according to the latest census data. (Image via Lost Kootenays & the BC Archives)

German and Dutch are Kimberley’s fastest growing languages

New data from Statistics Canada shows how residents are communicating

Pictured is Kimberley’s Platzl, when it was known as the Bavarian City, during a British Columbia Magazine photo shoot in the 1970’s. Bavaria is the largest German state by land area. German is also one of the fastest growing language demographics in Kimberley, according to the latest census data. (Image via Lost Kootenays & the BC Archives)
Pictured is Celeste Franco, last seen hiking with her boyfriend in the Cranbrook Area. RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Celeste. (RCMP file)

UPDATE: Missing Ontario woman located safely

UPDATE: Cranbrook RCMP reports that as of 9p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 17,…

Pictured is Celeste Franco, last seen hiking with her boyfriend in the Cranbrook Area. RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Celeste. (RCMP file)
Bowen Byram, accompanied by friends and family, enters Western Financial Place with the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, August 16, for a public meet and greet. (Trevor Crawley photo)

NHL champion defenceman brings Stanley Cup to Cranbrook

Colorado Avalanche’s Bowen Byram celebrates Stanley Cup championship with hometown community

Bowen Byram, accompanied by friends and family, enters Western Financial Place with the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, August 16, for a public meet and greet. (Trevor Crawley photo)
Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)

10 new lightning-caused wildfires in Southeast Fire Centre

Thunderstorms in the region have increased fire activity

Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)
Pictured is a screenshot of the BC Wildfire map, showing the Khartoum Creek fire near Fort Steele. This fire was discovered Friday, August 12 and is under control. (File Photo)

New fire start near Fort Steele under control

BC Wildfire Service says the new fire isn’t expected to spread any further

Pictured is a screenshot of the BC Wildfire map, showing the Khartoum Creek fire near Fort Steele. This fire was discovered Friday, August 12 and is under control. (File Photo)
A chance of thunderstorms may move through the East Kootenay region today. (Trevor Crawley file)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Cranbrook and surrounding areas could see storm activity Thursday

A chance of thunderstorms may move through the East Kootenay region today. (Trevor Crawley file)
A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Far-flung geography affects blood collection in Kootenays

Blood supply dwindling; donors must drive to Alberta or Okanagan

A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room is facing temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.

B.C. organization calls for more supports in rural healthcare sector

The BC Rural Health Network says rural healthcare crisis a ‘significant safety concern’

Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room is facing temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.
Pictured is a fishing line receptacle. These periscope-shaped tubes have been placed at various fishing locations to encourage anglers to recycle their fishing line in an effort to keep it out of the environment. (FFSBC file)

Fishing line recycling receptacles placed at popular fishing spots

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and Clear Your Gear partnered up to facilitate program

Pictured is a fishing line receptacle. These periscope-shaped tubes have been placed at various fishing locations to encourage anglers to recycle their fishing line in an effort to keep it out of the environment. (FFSBC file)
The Cranbrook Pro Rodeo takes place August 19 to 21, 2022, at the Wycliffe Exhibition grounds. (Gerry Frederick photo)

35th annual Cranbrook Pro Rodeo set for mid-August

This year features the return of rodeo clown Dennis Halstead

The Cranbrook Pro Rodeo takes place August 19 to 21, 2022, at the Wycliffe Exhibition grounds. (Gerry Frederick photo)