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The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

Pictured is Tucker, a dog that is currently in foster care through Meant 2B Loved pet rescue society. (Meant 2 B Loved file)

Meant 2B Loved Pet Rescue Society temporarily pausing intake of animals

Adoptions, fosters have slowed down, making it difficult for society to find homes for pets

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to the vehicle fire early Thursday morning, when a fire was discovered in the back of a GFL collection truck downtown. City of Cranbrook File.

Crews respond to garbage truck fire in Cranbrook

No injuries reported, but truck sustained damage

Bulletin file

City hosting information session on waster water treatment plant replacement Sept. 28

In the upcoming municipal election on October 15, 2022, Kimberley voters will…

Bulletin file
Poverty conference

Cranbrook conference will discuss ways to deal with homelessness, poverty

East Kootenay Collaborative for Reducing Poverty, Oct. 28 and 29, will share ideas and look a models that are working elsewhere

Poverty conference
East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.

Group seeks candidates’ position on climate issues

East Kootenay Climate Hub will be posting responses from all candidates in the B.C. election

East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
An image from the Kimberley Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week Open House in 2019. Corey Bullock File.
An image from the Kimberley Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week Open House in 2019. Corey Bullock File.
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
Local stakeholders involved with the Accelerate Kootenays initiative gathered at the Canadian Rockies International Airport for an announcement on the expansion of the EV network in the Kootenays. Trevor Crawley photo.

EV charging stations coming to the Cranbrook airport

New charging stations are part of expanded EV network being developed across the Kootenays

Local stakeholders involved with the Accelerate Kootenays initiative gathered at the Canadian Rockies International Airport for an announcement on the expansion of the EV network in the Kootenays. Trevor Crawley photo.
Elkview operations above Sparwood will be impacted by a plant failure. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck reports plant outage at Elkview coal mine

The mine above Sparwood will be impacted by up to a two-month repair time

Elkview operations above Sparwood will be impacted by a plant failure. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
Reid Ambrosio presents a cheque for $1470 to Rachelle Sommerville to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Paul Rodgers photo.

Running For Reid: Kimberley rallies for significant Terry Fox Run 2022

The Terry Fox run has a very rich history in Kimberley, and…

Reid Ambrosio presents a cheque for $1470 to Rachelle Sommerville to go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Paul Rodgers photo.
The Kimberley Nature Park. Bulletin file

Kimberley Nature Park Society launches search for new directors

The Kimberley Nature Park Society is calling for new leaders to step…

The Kimberley Nature Park. Bulletin file
Andrew Skaien is running for Kimberley Council. Submitted photo

Meet Andrew Skaien; Kimberley Council candidate

Andrew Skaien is one of the eight candidates for a seat on…

Andrew Skaien is running for Kimberley Council. Submitted photo
Jason McBain will be running for a second term on Council. Bulletin file

Jason McBain seeks second council term

Jason McBain will be running for a second term on Kimberley City…

Jason McBain will be running for a second term on Council. Bulletin file
Wikimedia Commons file

WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

WorkSafeBC has issued a $710,488 fine against GFL Environmental Inc. after a…

Wikimedia Commons file
The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file

Province will work with Alberta to translocate wild turkeys from Kootenay towns

Coun. Kent Goodwin comments that for every turkey the ministry should also take two deer

The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file
Jane Walter is seeking a fourth term as RDEK Area E Director. Bulletin file

Jane Walter is seeking a fourth term as RDEK Area E Director

Jane Walter is seeking a fourth term as RDEK Area E Director.…

Jane Walter is seeking a fourth term as RDEK Area E Director. Bulletin file
Cindy Postnikoff at a ceremony at the park last Saturday. You can see the plaque on the boulder behind the Canadian flag. Bulletin file

CUPE makes major donation to Military Ames in Kimberley

The public service union will donate the funds to replace memorial plaques stolen from cenotaph last spring

Cindy Postnikoff at a ceremony at the park last Saturday. You can see the plaque on the boulder behind the Canadian flag. Bulletin file