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NDP to raise B.C. minimum wage by 50 cents

NDP to raise B.C. minimum wage by 50 cents

Government says it’s part of a plan to increase the rate to $15/hour in the next four years
Province bans grizzly trophy hunt

Province bans grizzly trophy hunt

Make decisions on science, not emotion, says MLA Clovechok
Suspected impaired driver crashes on Highway 95A

Suspected impaired driver crashes on Highway 95A

Cranbrook RCMP are currently investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred last evening on Highway 95A.
Evacuation Alert rescinded for Island Pond / Premier Lake Area

Evacuation Alert rescinded for Island Pond / Premier Lake Area

The evacuation alert that had been issued for 51 properties and a Provincial campground in the Island Pond / Premier Lake area has been rescinded.
Speeding Vehicle from Elk Valley Crashes in Cranbrook

Speeding Vehicle from Elk Valley Crashes in Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP, along with East Kootenay Traffic Services are currently investigating a male for several driving offences and placing the public and police officers in danger. On August 10th, around 8pm, a Traffic RCMP Officer in Elk Valley attempted to stop a vehicle in the Hosmer area. This vehicle, a black Infiniti, had been travelling at speed in excess of 160km/hr. The vehicle fled from police.
Man loses life in motorcycle accident near Jaffray

Man loses life in motorcycle accident near Jaffray

A man lost his life in a motorcycle accident on the Jaffray Baynes Lake Road near Jaffray, Saturday, August 12, RCMP are reporting.
Breakwater plays Kaleidoscope

Breakwater plays Kaleidoscope

Breakwater tThursday evening at Centre 64 was fronted by Jeff Faragher (Music and Artistic Director of Symphony of the Kootenays) on cello, plus guitar, with James Desautels, a violinist since he was 5 years old, Jesse Lee, bass violinist and percussionist Rob Maciak on drums and cymbals. The four parts blended wonderfully, filling the hall with their rich music on every tune.
Former husband and wife get jail time in B.C. child bride case

Former husband and wife get jail time in B.C. child bride case

Emily and Brandon Blackmore sentenced for taking a child to the U.S. to marry their religious leader
Former husband and wife get jail time in B.C. child bride case

Former husband and wife get jail time in B.C. child bride case

Emily and Brandon Blackmore sentenced for taking a child to the U.S. to marry their religious leader
Commercial huckleberry harvest concerns Wildsight

Commercial huckleberry harvest concerns Wildsight

Wildsight is concerned about the commercial harvesting of wild huckleberries in this area, something new that hasn’t occurred before. In a press release from the environmental group, it is stated that roughly 30 harvesters are working in the Yahk area, picking hundreds of pounds of berries per day, while crews in the Bountiful area are removing entire huckleberry bush branches to pick the berries off at home.