Sally Macdonald

Premier to visit Kimberley and Cranbrook this week

Clark to provide update on government’s work since last election

Cranbrook down to two labs

Interior Health has announced that the drop-in laboratory inside the F.W. Green Clinic will close July 25

No easy solution to long waits at Montana border crossing

MP David Wilks said the border crossing near Grasmere will remain congested for travellers entering Canada

Local 911 calls to be picked up in Vancouver

911 calls made from the East Kootenay will soon be sent to a call answer service in the Lower Mainland, rather than Kelowna.

ICU construction on schedule

The $20 million project began in May and will continue until summer 2016.

Lab rats in Facebook’s maze

Social media giant Facebook let slip that it conducted a social experiment on about 700,000 unknowing users in January, 2012.

Preliminary hearing set for Marysville murder case

Claudia De Assumpcao will be in Cranbrook in November for a dry-run of her provincial court trial

Long-time Chamber manager to retire

After more than 30 years, the esteemed Karin Penner is retiring as manager of the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce

Jury duty coming for Cranbrook residents

A man accused in a series of home invasions elected a Supreme Court trial by judge and jury.

99 problems but a rat ain’t one

The Cranbrook in the parallel universe is having some rodent issues

Ktunaxa applaud court ruling on Aboriginal title

Last week’s decision that found the Tsilhqotin have title throughout their traditional territory could have implications for Ktunaxa

Behind the scenes at the Sweetheart pageant

Townsman reporter Sally MacDonald reports on the Sam Steele Days crowning moment from backstage at the Key City Theatre

Provincial exams changed for Grades 10 and 11

On the eve of three B.C. exams, students learned that the Ministry of Education was dropping essay questions because of teachers’ strike

Cyclists to pass through Cranbrook on charity ride

A cross-province cycle in aid of cystic fibrosis hopes to raise money and awareness of the fatal disease

Steely hot summer days

It’s on! Cranbrook’s great summer festival, the 50th edition of Sam Steele Days

Rainstorm leads to warning, high river advisory

While the Elk Valley will be the most affected, rivers throughout the East Kootenay are expected to rise over the next two days

Five family doctors closing down their Cranbrook practices

Physician shortage worsens as 3,000 people will be added to those without a family doctor come July

Huntress Nikita makes final six

Nikita Dalke is heading to Texas for a head-to-head competition for the title of Extreme Huntress

Elizabeth Lake Lodge recognized

Cranbrook’s Elizabeth Lake Lodge is ranked ninth in the country for exceptional service

Trail begun to connect Cranbrook and Wardner

Work is underway on the first phase of an extension
of the Trans Canada Trail in the East Kootenay