Sally Macdonald

Third hottest July on record

It felt like a scorcher because it was a scorcher, according to Environment Canada statistics for Cranbrook and Kimberley

No new wildfires as smoke settles over region

Though existing wildfires continue to grow around Cranbrook and Kimberley, there have been no new fires since the weekend

Smoke settles over region

Though existing wildfires continue to grow around Cranbrook and Kimberley, there have been no new fires since the weekend

Larry Tooze captured images of the lightning storm over Marysville on Monday night

Season of wildfire

No communities are threatened, but there are more than a dozen wildfires burning in the East Kootenay’s central region

Larry Tooze captured images of the lightning storm over Marysville on Monday night

Motorcyclist killed in KNP crash

A Calgary motorcycle rider died in a crash in Kootenay National Park over the weekend.

Local photographer Larry Tooze captured this image of lightning behind Marysville Monday evening.

Fires dot East Kootenay after thunderstorms

No communities are threatened, but there are more than a dozen wildfires burning in the East Kootenay’s central region

Local photographer Larry Tooze captured this image of lightning behind Marysville Monday evening.
A conceptual view of the proposed new intensive care unit at the Cranbrook Regional Hospital from 24th Avenue North.

Hospital project taking shape

Footings complete, work well underway on base walls for new ICU

A conceptual view of the proposed new intensive care unit at the Cranbrook Regional Hospital from 24th Avenue North.
The Whitetail Brook fire

Fire season heats up as hot weather continues

Hot, dry weather leads to numerous forest fires around Cranbrook, Kimberley

The Whitetail Brook fire

Whatever tickles your fancy

What could be better to do on a hot August day than chase an 11-pound wheel of cheese down a hill?

John Telman

Local pastor pens book

A Cranbrook pastor has just released his second book, "Making the Connection: Discovering Who God Really Is".

John Telman
The Whitetail Brook fire

Tinderbox East Kootenay

Hot, dry weather leads to numerous forest fires around Cranbrook, Kimberley

The Whitetail Brook fire

The grim reality of Cranbrook’s doctor shortage

Patients such as Richard Borho are unable to find a family physician in Cranbrook, despite needing a liver and kidney transplant

Fire closes access to Whiteswan park

Whitetail Brook fire has grown to 400 hectares since Sunday; lightning has sparked another six small fires in the Whiteswan area

No one was hurt when a vehicle crashed into DJ's Hair and Tanning in Cranbrook on Thursday

Chaos in grocery store parking lot

Confused driver drives into business, smashes parked cars at Cranbrook Save-On.

No one was hurt when a vehicle crashed into DJ's Hair and Tanning in Cranbrook on Thursday

In praise of the literate life

Book lovers are more empathetic according to research, points out reporter Sally MacDonald

A group of Cranbrook residents involved in the Gifts That Give Hope fair gathered to launch preparations for the event on Friday

Cranbrook preparing for unique gift fair

The first Gifts That Give Hope alternative gift giving fair will be held on Saturday, November 15 at Western Financial Place.

A group of Cranbrook residents involved in the Gifts That Give Hope fair gathered to launch preparations for the event on Friday

New doctor coming at end of July

Dr. Karen Fordham will open a local practice in Cranbrook

More than 150 teachers from School Districts 5

Teachers greet Premier during Cranbrook visit

Christy Clark speaks at Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday.

More than 150 teachers from School Districts 5

Standing ground for special needs

Some teachers in Cranbrook work in schools where 17 per cent of the students have special needs

Kootenays no longer eligible for temporary foreign workers

MP David Wilks goes over changes to the federal government’s controversial program