Corey Bullock

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)

Staff shortages, substantiated concerns being addressed at Joseph Creek Care Village: agencies

Golden Life Management, Interior Health and Ministry of Health all issue statements

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)
Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)

Staff shortages, substantiated concerns being addressed at Joseph Creek Care Village: agencies

Golden Life Management, Interior Health and Ministry of Health all issue statements

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)
As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Some Kootenay rivers closed to fishing due to heat, drought

Several streams in Region 4 will be closed to fishing during certain times from July 29 until Sept. 15

As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is smoke rising from the Bill Nye Mountain Wildfire, southeast of Wasa, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Bill Nye fire continues to grow, new area restrictions in place

Area restrictions in place for Tanglefoot, Ptarmigan Creek, Akokli Creek, Redding Creek and Dewar Creek

Pictured is smoke rising from the Bill Nye Mountain Wildfire, southeast of Wasa, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
As of noon on Wednesday, July 14 an area restriction will be in effect for the Akokli and Redding Creek areas due to wildfires in the Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook zones.

Area restriction in effect for Akokli, Redding Creek areas

In the interest of public and responder safety, an area restriction will be going into effect Wednesday

As of noon on Wednesday, July 14 an area restriction will be in effect for the Akokli and Redding Creek areas due to wildfires in the Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook zones.
Pictured is a screen shot of the BC Wildfire Service online dashboard as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13th. The dots represent fires at different stages of control. (File Photo)
Pictured is a screen shot of the BC Wildfire Service online dashboard as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13th. The dots represent fires at different stages of control. (File Photo)
Pictured is Kole Blackmore, a 14-year-old from Creston who is currently hospitalized in the U.S. after a traumatic dirt biking incident at the beginning of the month. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his recovery and hospital bills. (Submitted photo)

GoFundMe set up for 14-year-old Creston boy hurt in dirt biking incident

Kole Blackmore is currently in the hospital in the U.S. with severe brain trauma

Pictured is Kole Blackmore, a 14-year-old from Creston who is currently hospitalized in the U.S. after a traumatic dirt biking incident at the beginning of the month. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his recovery and hospital bills. (Submitted photo)
A special air quality statement has been issued for the East Kootenay region as of Monday, July 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Special air quality statement issued for East Kootenay region

There are currently 65 wildfires burning throughout the Southeast Fire Centre

A special air quality statement has been issued for the East Kootenay region as of Monday, July 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay

This is the second thunderstorm watch alert in this region this week

Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.
A thunderstorm, with lightning, pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay region

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms: Environment Canada

A thunderstorm, with lightning, pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)
Pictured is Lake Koocanusa. (File Photo)

Illegal bonfire put out at Koocanusa area on Canada Day

“To have a fire of any size is not only illegal, but reckless and selfish”: Baynes Lake Fire Chief

Pictured is Lake Koocanusa. (File Photo)
Five drug poisonings, one fatal, were reported this weekend in Cranbrook(File photo)

Drug alert issued in Cranbrook after fatal overdose

Five accidental drug poisonings linked to cocaine

Five drug poisonings, one fatal, were reported this weekend in Cranbrook(File photo)
Pictured are Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall. The husband and wife duo owns and operates Cutter Ranch in Fort Steele. (Zoe Ferguson Photo)

Farm Life: Where food comes from

A chat with Cutter Ranch

Pictured are Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall. The husband and wife duo owns and operates Cutter Ranch in Fort Steele. (Zoe Ferguson Photo)
Calvin Dickson photo.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

Calvin Dickson photo.
Pictured is Philips Reservoir, where Cranbrook’s drinking water supply comes from. The fence surrounding the reservoir was recently intentionally cut and the City says doing so could lead to humans and cattle getting into the drinking water. (City of Cranbrook file)

Fence surrounding Cranbrook’s drinking water deliberately cut, says City

The City says that cutting the fence around Philips Reservoir could lead to cattle wandering in

Pictured is Philips Reservoir, where Cranbrook’s drinking water supply comes from. The fence surrounding the reservoir was recently intentionally cut and the City says doing so could lead to humans and cattle getting into the drinking water. (City of Cranbrook file)
Fort Steele will re-open to the public as of June 15th, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Fort Steele Heritage Town to re-open June 15th

Fort Steele has been closed for an extended period of time because of the pandemic

Fort Steele will re-open to the public as of June 15th, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is Rolf Heer, the iconic woodcarver who became famous for his Home of a Thousand Faces in Radium. The Radium Arts and Cultural Society has decided to turn his former property into a park. (Submitted file)

Radium’s Rolf Heer legacy to live on through Woodcarver Park

The park will honour the legacy of the late Rolf Heer and his Home of a Thousand Faces

Pictured is Rolf Heer, the iconic woodcarver who became famous for his Home of a Thousand Faces in Radium. The Radium Arts and Cultural Society has decided to turn his former property into a park. (Submitted file)
As of Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:00pm, category 3 fires will not be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. (File Photo)

Category 3 fires to be banned throughout Southeast Fire Centre

As of noon on June 11, category 3 fires will not be allowed

As of Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:00pm, category 3 fires will not be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. (File Photo)
The Cranbrook public sandbag station is located directly beside the Public Works Yard (201 Cobham Avenue). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

High stream flow advisory issued for East Kootenay region

Self-fill sandbag stations have been set up in various locations, residents urged to use caution near water

The Cranbrook public sandbag station is located directly beside the Public Works Yard (201 Cobham Avenue). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
For the foreseeable future, the majority of after hours, on-call emergencies for animals in Cranbrook will be looked after by Tanglefoot clinic, with the help of other local vets. This includes house pets like dogs and cats, as well as farm animals. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Emergency veterinarian services in Cranbrook to see changes this week

Steeples Vet Clinic will temporarily be suspending after hours, on-call emergencies

For the foreseeable future, the majority of after hours, on-call emergencies for animals in Cranbrook will be looked after by Tanglefoot clinic, with the help of other local vets. This includes house pets like dogs and cats, as well as farm animals. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)