Trevor Crawley

A toxic drug alert has been issued in Cranbrook for red and orange substances that could pose higher risks of a fatal overdose. Photo courtesy Interior Health.

Alert issued in Cranbrook for drugs posing high risk of fatal overdose

An alert has been issued in Cranbrook for illicit drugs containing substances…

A toxic drug alert has been issued in Cranbrook for red and orange substances that could pose higher risks of a fatal overdose. Photo courtesy Interior Health.
Rob Gay and Susan Clovechok were both acclaimed to board chair and vice chair roles, respectively, during the RDEK board's inaugural meeting on Nov. 10. Photo courtesy RDEK.

Gay, Clovechok acclaimed to RDEK board leadership

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be led by Rob Gay…

Rob Gay and Susan Clovechok were both acclaimed to board chair and vice chair roles, respectively, during the RDEK board's inaugural meeting on Nov. 10. Photo courtesy RDEK.
A vehicle crashed through a display window at Staples Office Depot on Tuesday night. Photo submitted.

Cranbrook RCMP respond to vehicle crash into local business

A vehicle crashed through a display window at Staples Office Depot Tuesday…

A vehicle crashed through a display window at Staples Office Depot on Tuesday night. Photo submitted.
Based on internal commiunications, B.C. may have pressured the federal government to pull support for a reference to an entity that investigates and provides recommendations on transboundary water issues as it relates to Lake Koocanusa.

B.C., Teck opposed to international study of Kootenay watershed pollution

Freedom of information documents show provincial resistance to proposed referral of transboundary review

Based on internal commiunications, B.C. may have pressured the federal government to pull support for a reference to an entity that investigates and provides recommendations on transboundary water issues as it relates to Lake Koocanusa.
Stillwater Consulting will be offering 120 training spots for those eligible seeking employment in the natural resource sector. Townsman file photo.

Cranbrook company receives provincial funding to provide natural resources jobs training

The province is providing $4 million to a local company based in…

Stillwater Consulting will be offering 120 training spots for those eligible seeking employment in the natural resource sector. Townsman file photo.
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Snowfall warning in effect for East Kootenay, Elk Valley

A snowfall warning has been issued for the area around Cranbrook tonight…

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The new #Ktunaxahomelands campaign, allowing locals and travellers to gain an understanding of how the Rockies and Kootenay waterways were formed, while appreciating the significance of the Hoodoos, all from a Ktunaxa perspective.

City of Cranbrook accepts advertising award featuring #KtunaxaHomelands campaign

The City of Cranbrook recently accepted a national advertising award for a…

The new #Ktunaxahomelands campaign, allowing locals and travellers to gain an understanding of how the Rockies and Kootenay waterways were formed, while appreciating the significance of the Hoodoos, all from a Ktunaxa perspective.
On-call wages are going up for BC paramdics following a temporary agreement with BC Emergency Health Services and CUPE Local 873 (Photo by Jeff Vinnick Images)

B.C. tests $12/hour minimum for on-call paramedics to curb rural shortages

Increasing paramedic on-call wages from $2 to $12 an hour is one…

On-call wages are going up for BC paramdics following a temporary agreement with BC Emergency Health Services and CUPE Local 873 (Photo by Jeff Vinnick Images)
Open burning ban

Open burning restrictions lifted across Kootenays

Open burning restrictions across the Kootenays will be lifted by Friday, Oct.…

Open burning ban
The Village of Canal Flats. File photo.

Canal Flats mayor wins office by drawing of lots following election night tie

A new mayor of Canal Flats has been decided by a drawing…

The Village of Canal Flats. File photo.
Outgoing Peticton Mayor John Vassilaki Burnaby RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang should be honoured with more than just words after the officer was fatally stabbed while on duty. (Canadian Press/HO, B.C. RCMP)

Burnaby RCMP member’s death ‘an immeasurable loss,’ says Kootenay MP

In a statement in the House of Commons, Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison…

Outgoing Peticton Mayor John Vassilaki Burnaby RCMP officer Shaelyn Yang should be honoured with more than just words after the officer was fatally stabbed while on duty. (Canadian Press/HO, B.C. RCMP)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

UPDATED: COVID-19 outbreak declared at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at East Kootenay Regional Hospital…

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka is encouraging people to submit their feedback to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Map courtesy Electoral Boundaries Commission.

MLA Shypitka encourages feedback to proposed riding boundary changes

A Kootenay MLA is encouraging public feedback to proposed changes to the…

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka is encouraging people to submit their feedback to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Map courtesy Electoral Boundaries Commission.
Preliminary vote results fro the RDEK electoral areas are in.

Preliminary vote results for RDEK electoral areas

As municipalities elect new mayors and councillors in cities and districts across…

Preliminary vote results fro the RDEK electoral areas are in.
Medical responders at work in a mechanics shop during a battle. Photo courtesy Tracey Parnell.
Medical responders at work in a mechanics shop during a battle. Photo courtesy Tracey Parnell.

Cranbrook doctor raising money for medical equipment on Ukrainian front lines

A Cranbrook doctor who has been volunteering with a mobile hospital unit…

Medical responders at work in a mechanics shop during a battle. Photo courtesy Tracey Parnell.
Medical responders at work in a mechanics shop during a battle. Photo courtesy Tracey Parnell.
New student housing at the Cranbrook campus of the College of the Rockies has been given names inspired by the Ktunaxa language. BC Government handout.

Ktunaxa language inspires new COTR student residence names

While five new student residences at the College of the Rockies Cranbrook…

New student housing at the Cranbrook campus of the College of the Rockies has been given names inspired by the Ktunaxa language. BC Government handout.
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed

Columbia River Treaty modernization concludes 14th round of negotiations

The 14th round of talks to modernize the Columbia River Treaty were…

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed
A traditional powwow was held at the Dan Joe Memorial Gym at the ?aqamnik' School in the ʔaq̓am Community on Saturday, Oct. 1. Trevor Crawley photo.

PHOTOS: ʔaq̓am Community hosts traditional powwow

The Dan Joe Memorial Arena at the ʔaq̓amnik’ School hosted a traditional…

A traditional powwow was held at the Dan Joe Memorial Gym at the ?aqamnik' School in the ʔaq̓am Community on Saturday, Oct. 1. Trevor Crawley photo.
Open burning ban

Southeast Fire Centre lifts ban on Category 2 open burning

Due to decreasing wildfire risk, the Southeast Fire Centre is lifting restrictions…

Open burning ban
The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission entertains presentations at the Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers April 28. From left, Supreme Court Justice Nitya Iyer (chair); Linda Tynan, local government management consultant; and Anton Boegman, B.C.’s chief electoral officer. (Thom Barker photo)

Changes proposed to Kootenays in B.C. electoral boundary tweaks

Nelson-Creston would become Kootenay Central and include Nakusp, New Denver

The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission entertains presentations at the Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers April 28. From left, Supreme Court Justice Nitya Iyer (chair); Linda Tynan, local government management consultant; and Anton Boegman, B.C.’s chief electoral officer. (Thom Barker photo)