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Cokato Rd south of Fernie was impacted by flooding 10 days ago when the first atmospheric river hit the province. (Image courtesy of Valerie Barry)

High streamflow advisory issued for Kootenays, Upper Columbia region

A high streamflow advisory has been issued for the Kootenay and Upper…

Cokato Rd south of Fernie was impacted by flooding 10 days ago when the first atmospheric river hit the province. (Image courtesy of Valerie Barry)
The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is hoping reach it’s goal of raising $1.4 million so that Foundry East Kootenay can break ground in spring 2022. Photo courtesy Brenna Baker/EKFH.

Foundry East Kootenay campaign gets boost from Teck

A youth health and wellness facilitiy in Cranbrook is closer to becoming a reality

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is hoping reach it’s goal of raising $1.4 million so that Foundry East Kootenay can break ground in spring 2022. Photo courtesy Brenna Baker/EKFH.
BC CDC LHA COVID-19 map for Nov. 14-20th. Photo courtesy BC CDC.

Cranbrook COVID-19 cases climbing back up

Local COVID-19 case counts rose slightly in the latest data release from…

BC CDC LHA COVID-19 map for Nov. 14-20th. Photo courtesy BC CDC.
A new aircraft acquired by Angel Flight East Kootenay will be based in Cranbrook at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Pictured, Will Nixon, Columbia Basin Trust, Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Mike Sosnowski, Area A Director for the RDEK. Trevor Crawley photo.

Angel Flight East Kootenay expands operational capability with new aircraft

Angel Flight East Kootenay has added a new aircraft to its operations.…

A new aircraft acquired by Angel Flight East Kootenay will be based in Cranbrook at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Pictured, Will Nixon, Columbia Basin Trust, Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Mike Sosnowski, Area A Director for the RDEK. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)

Grocery corporations responding to supply challenges posed by Lower Mainland flooding

Loblaws says it is working to set up deliveries to B.C. Interior from Alberta distribution centres

The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)
Pictured left to right: Nancy Rogers (Rotary Club of Cranbrook), Yvonne Redeker (Rotary Club of Invermere), Lynn Hauptman (Rotary Club of Kimberley), Penny Coyle (Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise), Brent Bidston (Angel Flight East Kootenay). Missing is Anita Palmer (Rotary Club of Fernie).

Regional Rotary clubs donate $22,000 to Angel Flight East Kootenay

Regional Rotary Clubs banded together to provide a $22,000 donation to a…

Pictured left to right: Nancy Rogers (Rotary Club of Cranbrook), Yvonne Redeker (Rotary Club of Invermere), Lynn Hauptman (Rotary Club of Kimberley), Penny Coyle (Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise), Brent Bidston (Angel Flight East Kootenay). Missing is Anita Palmer (Rotary Club of Fernie).
Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

Morrison sworn in as federal government prepares for fall session

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison has been officially sworn in for a second…

Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
Seven Save-On-Foods locations in the Kootenays raised $21,279 for Angel Flight East Kootenay, a volunteer medical transport service that takes regional patients to Kelowna. Pictured, left to right: Brent Bidston, Ted Murrell, Todd Weselake, Jon Stammers, Peter Burke and Dr. Shayne Soetaert.

Kootenay Save-On-Foods stores raise $21,279 for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Volunteer medical transport service flies patients from Kootenays to Kelowna for medical appointments

Seven Save-On-Foods locations in the Kootenays raised $21,279 for Angel Flight East Kootenay, a volunteer medical transport service that takes regional patients to Kelowna. Pictured, left to right: Brent Bidston, Ted Murrell, Todd Weselake, Jon Stammers, Peter Burke and Dr. Shayne Soetaert.
BC CDC LHA data for Oct. 3-9. Photo courtesy BC CDC.

COVID-19 cases drop slightly, remain high in Cranbrook

COVID-19 cases remain high in Cranbrook, falling slightly down to 77 in…

BC CDC LHA data for Oct. 3-9. Photo courtesy BC CDC.
ʔaq̓am and Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’I communities are receiving grant funding from the First Nations Well Being Fund. File photo.

Grant funding awarded to local First Nation communities

Two local First Nation bands are receiving just under $100,000 in funding…

ʔaq̓am and Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’I communities are receiving grant funding from the First Nations Well Being Fund. File photo.
Fernie SAR assisted an injured mountain biker on Monday. (Photo Submitted)

Two missing women found safe and well in Bull River area: Fernie SAR

Two missing women were found safe and well out in the Bull…

Fernie SAR assisted an injured mountain biker on Monday. (Photo Submitted)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Interior Health officials update RDEK board on regional operations, pandemic response

As COVID-19 cases surge in the Cranbrook area, Interior Health officials provided…

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
The BC CDC COVID-19 map for LHA data between Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2021.

Cranbrook hits pandemic high of 90 cases in one reporting week: BC CDC

Cranbrook hit a new pandemic high since localized case data became publicly…

The BC CDC COVID-19 map for LHA data between Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2021.
Police, Search and Rescue working to locate an overdue hunter who may be in the Bull River drainage area. Photo courtesy RCMP.

UPDATE: Hunter reported missing has been found safe and well

Danny Fijila, 35, went out for a hunt Tuesday morning, possibly in the Bull River drainage area, per RCMP

Police, Search and Rescue working to locate an overdue hunter who may be in the Bull River drainage area. Photo courtesy RCMP.
Marie-Philip Poulin splits the Cranbrook Bucks defence during an offensive zone rush during Tuesday's exhibition matchup between the BCHL hosts and the Canadian National Women's Team. Trevor Crawley photo..

Bucks host national women’s team for exhibition tune-up in Cranbrook

While Bucks won 8-3, Canada’s national women’s team continues preparation for Beijing Games

Marie-Philip Poulin splits the Cranbrook Bucks defence during an offensive zone rush during Tuesday's exhibition matchup between the BCHL hosts and the Canadian National Women's Team. Trevor Crawley photo..
Cranbrook RCMP investigating suspicious death after deceased male discovered near Rotary Way trail east of Kinsmen Park on Sunday morning (Oct. 3). Trevor Crawley photo.

UPDATE: Cranbrook RCMP rule out foul play in death investigation

Cranbrook RCMP say foul play has been ruled out following the discovery…

Cranbrook RCMP investigating suspicious death after deceased male discovered near Rotary Way trail east of Kinsmen Park on Sunday morning (Oct. 3). Trevor Crawley photo.
The latest COVID-19 case data for Sept. 19-25, 2021, has been released by the BC CDC.

Cases jump back up in Cranbrook, mostly drop in other Kootenay areas

COVID-19 cases climbed in Cranbrook over the last reporting week, according to…

The latest COVID-19 case data for Sept. 19-25, 2021, has been released by the BC CDC.
Ktunaxa Nation citizens and non-Indigenous community members marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a poignant ceremony at the St. Eugene resort on Thursday. Trevor Crawley photo.

ʔaq̓am, Ktunaxa Nation mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Ktunaxa citizens, non-Indigenous community members, walk to remember and reflect on residential school legacy

Ktunaxa Nation citizens and non-Indigenous community members marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a poignant ceremony at the St. Eugene resort on Thursday. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Mathieu family - Audrey, Sara, Jean and Zav. Photo courtesy Sara Mathieu.

Alberta mother issues vaccination plea as COVID-19 hospitalizations delay son’s surgery

Sara Mathieu, who grew up in Cranbrook, is pleading for people get vacccinated against COVID-19

The Mathieu family - Audrey, Sara, Jean and Zav. Photo courtesy Sara Mathieu.
Leading the Young Africa Works in Kenya program is the most recent international project for College of the Rockies’ Dean of Trades and Technology Jack Moes (far left) and International Projects & Partnerships Manager Kerry Brinkert (2nd from left). Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.

College of the Rockies selected for education project in Kenya

COTR, along with partner institutions, developing program to bolster youth employment

Leading the Young Africa Works in Kenya program is the most recent international project for College of the Rockies’ Dean of Trades and Technology Jack Moes (far left) and International Projects & Partnerships Manager Kerry Brinkert (2nd from left). Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.