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The St. Mary River at Sunset. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file)

Ktunaxa Nation Council seeks motorized vessel restrictions on St. Mary River

The Ktunaxa Nation Council has asked the regional district for support in…

The St. Mary River at Sunset. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file)
Brent Bidston is the president of Angel Flight East Kootenay. Black Press file photo.

RDEK speeds up grant funding to local medical transport service

While the total dollar amount committed to Angel Flight East Kootenay remains the same, more funding will come in faster

Brent Bidston is the president of Angel Flight East Kootenay. Black Press file photo.
IH is concerned by Penticton's rate of fatal overdoses as a result of opioid use. The healthy authority has been ramping up its outreach efforts, even implementing the Naloxone Challenge to train businesses and organizations how to administer the lifesaving drug, yet the death rate still increased this year. (File Photo)

April records 176 overdose deaths: B.C. Coroners Service

The B.C. Coroners Service is reporting 176 deaths due to drug toxicity…

IH is concerned by Penticton's rate of fatal overdoses as a result of opioid use. The healthy authority has been ramping up its outreach efforts, even implementing the Naloxone Challenge to train businesses and organizations how to administer the lifesaving drug, yet the death rate still increased this year. (File Photo)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Regional hospital board planning for large infrastructure projects

The regional hospital board is planning for large infrastructure projects on the…

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
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Notices for second COVID-19 dose dates being sent out: Interior Health

Notices for booking an appointment for second doses of COVID-19 vaccination are…

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Land has been purchased for a Foundry East Kootenay facility in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.

Land purchased in Cranbrook for regional youth mental health and wellness facility

A Foundry East Kootenay facility is expected to beegin construction in the summer, completed by early 2022

Land has been purchased for a Foundry East Kootenay facility in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.
An undeveloped camping area at Colvalli in the Koocanusa. Photo courtesy KRSC.

Koocanusa Recreation Strategy eases crown land camping restrictions

The provincial government is easing up on restrictions that had previously banned…

An undeveloped camping area at Colvalli in the Koocanusa. Photo courtesy KRSC.
North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

More than half of eligible adults in Interior Health vaccinated

Over 365,000 vaccine doses have been administered throughout the Interior Health region

North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Brenda Ware. (RCMP)

Murder charge laid against man in Kootenay National Park homicide

Philip Toner was located in Lake Country on May 11

Brenda Ware. (RCMP)
RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.

RCMP identify ‘person of interest’ in Kootenay National Park suspicious death

Police are looking for Philip Toner, who was known to a woman found dead near Radium last week

RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.
F.W. Green Memorial Home in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Google Streetview.

Plan for future expansion of F.W. Green Home taking shape

Capital projects underway at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, per update from Interior Health

F.W. Green Memorial Home in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Google Streetview.
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Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be available, as AstraZeneca supply runs low: Interior Health

Province expecting large volumes of Pfizer BioNTech as age-based cohort immunization program ramps up

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SD5 and SD6 have added electric school buses to their transportation fleets. Photo courtesy B.C. Government.

East Kootenay school districts add electric buses to fleets

Two school districts in the East Kootenay are adding an electric school…

SD5 and SD6 have added electric school buses to their transportation fleets. Photo courtesy B.C. Government.
Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won't help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

B.C. Coroners Service reports 158 overdose deaths in March

The B.C. Coroners Service is reporting 158 deaths due to illicit drug…

Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won't help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
College of the Rockies President Paul Vogt unveils the institution’s new Two-Year Action Plan. Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.

Two-year action plan to guide College of the Rockies post-pandemic

The College of the Rockies has formally unveiled a two-year action plan…

College of the Rockies President Paul Vogt unveils the institution’s new Two-Year Action Plan. Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Edmonton man facing charges for illegal U.S. border crossing at Lake Koocanusa

A 32-year-old Edmonton man is facing charges for illegal entry into the…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
B.C.’s public health restrictions on non-essential travel are reinforced by orders effective April 23, 2021 to stay within your own regional health authority except for essential travel such as work and medical appointmens. (B.C. government)

Province unveils non-essential travel restrictions to stem COVID-19 transmission

Penalties can include a $575 fine, as highway signage will be placed at provincial highway border boundaries

B.C.’s public health restrictions on non-essential travel are reinforced by orders effective April 23, 2021 to stay within your own regional health authority except for essential travel such as work and medical appointmens. (B.C. government)
Kimberley case counts not at the point for 18 years and older community vaccination, says Interior Health. (File photo)

Many factors considered for smaller community-wide vaccination: Interior Health

East Kootenay resort town’s COVID-19 situation not at the point of community-wide vaccination, say officials

Kimberley case counts not at the point for 18 years and older community vaccination, says Interior Health. (File photo)
While pharmacies across B.C. are using AstraZeneca for public immunizations for people 40 years of age and older, there is no availability currently in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

No AstraZeneca vaccine availability in Kootenay pharmacies, says Interior Health

Vaccine has been opened up at pharmacies in other areas of the province to people 40 years of age and older

While pharmacies across B.C. are using AstraZeneca for public immunizations for people 40 years of age and older, there is no availability currently in the Kootenays. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.

Kootenay-Columbia MP pans federal budget

Conservative Rob Morrison says budget doesn’t have a plan for long-term spending priorities

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.