Corey Bullock

TAWKROC members are pictured during a crag clean-up day at the Upper Slocan Bluffs. (Photo courtesy Daniel Raber)

Climbing routes established and maintained at Upper Slocan Bluffs

Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers hosts two crag clean-up days

TAWKROC members are pictured during a crag clean-up day at the Upper Slocan Bluffs. (Photo courtesy Daniel Raber)
Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)

Farmer video series offers resources for optimizing irrigation ahead of hot, dry months

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors has filmed a series of field tours which are now available online

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)
Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)

Hazardous waste depot at Cranbrook Transfer Station closed following break-in

Vandals caused extensive damage to interior and exterior of building: RDEK

Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)
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UPDATE: Stolen U-Haul located and returned, one person arrested

Police thanked community for providing information leading to arrest, return of U-Haul

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A cooperative group of veterinary clinics in the East Kootenay has been formed in an effort to offer more emergency services in the region. The EKVG encourages all residents with animals to have a plan in place if emergency transport is required, especially when it comes to equine and bovine clients because farm calls might not be available. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

East Kootenay veterinarians form cooperative to offer more emergency services

East Kootenay Veterinary Group merges emergent calls in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Creston, Invermere

A cooperative group of veterinary clinics in the East Kootenay has been formed in an effort to offer more emergency services in the region. The EKVG encourages all residents with animals to have a plan in place if emergency transport is required, especially when it comes to equine and bovine clients because farm calls might not be available. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)

B.C. youth climate groups call for Kootenay-wide energy transition by 2050

DTSS Climate Change and Columbi-YEA asking governments to commit to climate change policies

On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)
The new off-leash, fenced-in dog park is officially open at Moir Park in Cranbrook. The City of Cranbrook held an opening ceremony at the park on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Photo (<em>left to right</em>): Justin Keeler & Ty Kreutzer of Kootenay Canine Adventures; Paul Heywood, Manager Building and Bylaw Services; Mayor Lee Pratt; Councillor Wayne Price with Manny; Tony Hetu, Deputy Director of Public Works and Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

New off-leash dog park now open at Moir Park in Cranbrook

The fenced-in dog park allows dogs to socialize off-leash in a safe area

The new off-leash, fenced-in dog park is officially open at Moir Park in Cranbrook. The City of Cranbrook held an opening ceremony at the park on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Photo (<em>left to right</em>): Justin Keeler & Ty Kreutzer of Kootenay Canine Adventures; Paul Heywood, Manager Building and Bylaw Services; Mayor Lee Pratt; Councillor Wayne Price with Manny; Tony Hetu, Deputy Director of Public Works and Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Western Painted Turtles are pictured basking in the sun at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. These turtles will benefit from the ecosystem restoration projects that are taking place across the region over the next five years. (Stewart Wilson photo)

Local, regional ecosystem restoration projects set to take place over next five years

Columbia Basin Trust will help to support six different projects across the region

Western Painted Turtles are pictured basking in the sun at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. These turtles will benefit from the ecosystem restoration projects that are taking place across the region over the next five years. (Stewart Wilson photo)
Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)

Wings Over the Rockies nature festival returns to the Columbia Valley for 25th year

The festival is based in Invermere from May 9 to 15, with events taking place from Wasa to Golden

Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)
An observation for Leafy spurge (pictured) was recorded last summer near Panorama.This perennial is listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet by the Global Invasive Species Database. (Photo via ISCBC/R Mueller)

East Kootenay residents invited to take part in Community Nature Challenge

Citizen-science initiative asks residents to take photos of plants and animals in your neighbourhood

An observation for Leafy spurge (pictured) was recorded last summer near Panorama.This perennial is listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet by the Global Invasive Species Database. (Photo via ISCBC/R Mueller)
Gabriella Cook, Sawyer Gascon and Owen Howard of Naksup hosted a bake sale at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 9, where they sold cookies with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. The trio has raised over $1,500. (Photo courtesy of Karlee Cook)

West Kootenay kids raise over $1,500 for Ukraine children’s hospital with bake sale

Three kids from Nakusp took it upon themselves to raise money for the kids in Kyiv, Ukraine

Gabriella Cook, Sawyer Gascon and Owen Howard of Naksup hosted a bake sale at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 9, where they sold cookies with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. The trio has raised over $1,500. (Photo courtesy of Karlee Cook)
Shooting Star Amusements is bringing their travelling amusement and theme park to Western Financial Place in Cranbrook from May 12 to 15, 2022. (Pixabay file)

The fair returns to Cranbrook, Creston this May

Shooting Star Amusements will be in town at the Western Financial Place from May 12 to 15

Shooting Star Amusements is bringing their travelling amusement and theme park to Western Financial Place in Cranbrook from May 12 to 15, 2022. (Pixabay file)
The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)

Kootenay Children’s Festival returns this May

The festival will feature Fred Penner, Bonnie Harvey and Karima Essa

The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)
Streams in the Kootenays are closed to anglers from April 1 to June 14 for the annual spawning period. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kootenay streams closed to fishing for annual spawning period

Streams in region four close every year from April 1 to June 14, with some exceptions

Streams in the Kootenays are closed to anglers from April 1 to June 14 for the annual spawning period. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency services, along with ʔaq’am, Kimberley, the BC Wildfire Service and MFLNRORD partners will be conducting a prescribed burn near the Canadian Rockies International Airport on Wednesday, March 30. Smoke will be visible from the surrounding areas. (City of Kimberley file)

Prescribed burn near Canadian Rockies International Airport to begin Wednesday

Smoke may be visible from Cranbrook, Kimberley, ʔaq’am, Fort Steele and surrounding highways

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency services, along with ʔaq’am, Kimberley, the BC Wildfire Service and MFLNRORD partners will be conducting a prescribed burn near the Canadian Rockies International Airport on Wednesday, March 30. Smoke will be visible from the surrounding areas. (City of Kimberley file)
Pictured is Matilda, a kitten who was recently brought into the East Kootenay SPCA with a badly broken leg. The SPCA is raising funds for Matilda while she receives care after having to have the leg amputated. (EK SPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA raising funds for Matilda the kitten after leg amputation

Matilda recently arrived at the shelter with a badly broken leg, resulting in amputation

Pictured is Matilda, a kitten who was recently brought into the East Kootenay SPCA with a badly broken leg. The SPCA is raising funds for Matilda while she receives care after having to have the leg amputated. (EK SPCA file)
Masks are still required at the Cranbrook airport and on aircraft, despite the removal of the masking mandate in B.C. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Masks, proof of vaccination still required at Cranbrook airport

Most Canadian airports are federally regulated and therefore still require masking

Masks are still required at the Cranbrook airport and on aircraft, despite the removal of the masking mandate in B.C. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

‘Sunflowers of Support’: West Coast Seeds raises funds for Ukraine with national flower sale

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Several Cranbrook and Kimberley organizations will benefit from food access and recovery grants through Columbia Basin Trust. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations to benefit from CBT food access and recovery grants

Five local organizations will see over $220,000 in funding

Several Cranbrook and Kimberley organizations will benefit from food access and recovery grants through Columbia Basin Trust. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Reuse it centres are once again open after a temporary shut down. RDEK file

RDEK reuse centres now open in Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley

The reuse centres were closed for six weeks

Reuse it centres are once again open after a temporary shut down. RDEK file