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Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Columbia River Treaty modernization talks remain ongoing

Canada, U.S. delegations held informal talks this spring to further clarify positions and proposals

Berley Skate owner and organizer of the Sullivan Challenge downhill skateboard race Jody Willcock. Paul Rodgers photo.

New film ‘20 Years of the Sullivan Challenge’ documents world’s longest running skateboard race

Kimberley-made film about local downhill skateboard race two decades in the making

Two people were arrested and face numerous charges after a search warrant was executed in the 300-block of Mission Place in Cranbrook.

Pair arrested in Cranbrook facing robbery and firearms offenses

Two people were arrested and face numerous charges after a search warrant…

Two people were arrested and face numerous charges after a search warrant was executed in the 300-block of Mission Place in Cranbrook.
The accessible trailer washroom.

Accessible washroom trailers to be added to Kimberley’s Electrify the Mountains project

The washrooms are mobile and could be used at other Kimberley events as well

The accessible trailer washroom.
There was significant flooding and debris flow in Fairmont in June of 2020. RDEK file

RDEK sets up self-fill sandbag stations in anticipation of spring flooding

While the snow melt is mostly complete in valley bottoms, there is…

There was significant flooding and debris flow in Fairmont in June of 2020. RDEK file
College of the Rockies. File photo.

International travel back on for COTR students, staff

Students and staff can now enjoy international educational experiences following COVID-19 travel hiatus

  • May 25, 2022
College of the Rockies. File photo.
Sasha, Katrin and Tim and waiting for their visas and it is hoped they will be in Kimberley in a few weeks. Photo submitted
Sasha, Katrin and Tim and waiting for their visas and it is hoped they will be in Kimberley in a few weeks. Photo submitted
The Kimberley Food Bank will move to the former EquiCare Mechanical Services building. Carolyn Grant photo

Kimberley Food Bank moving to new location this fall

The Food Bank Society has purchased the former EquiCare Mechanical Services building

The Kimberley Food Bank will move to the former EquiCare Mechanical Services building. Carolyn Grant photo
Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. Bulletin file

MLA Clovechok introduces Private Member’s Bill

Bill would allow Indigenous language characters on birth certificates, adoption papers and pieces of government identification in B.C.

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok. Bulletin file
Paving will be taking place on Highway 19a between Simms Creek and the Big Rock Boat Ramp next week. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Highway 3 paving project set for section between Wardner, Elko

A number of highway surfaces are set for paving work this summer,…

Paving will be taking place on Highway 19a between Simms Creek and the Big Rock Boat Ramp next week. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror
Paul Rodgers and Jenny MacPhee. BCYCNA file.

Kimberley Bulletin reporter Paul Rodgers wins BCYCNA award

Paul Rodgers of the Kimberley Bulletin took home the Gold award in…

Paul Rodgers and Jenny MacPhee. BCYCNA file.
A group of local residents is working on applying for a speed restriction on a section of Wasa Lake. Google Streetview screenshot.

Safety advocates pushing for speed limit on section of Wasa Lake

Group looking to apply for 10 km/h limit around North Bay area of Wasa Lake

A group of local residents is working on applying for a speed restriction on a section of Wasa Lake. Google Streetview screenshot.
One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Interior Health creates Community Health and Climate Change maps

Interior Health has created a series of community health and climate change…

One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.
Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell has been accepted into CBC Music’s Toyota SearchLight 2022 contest. Photo submitted.

Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell accepted to CBC’s SearchLight Contest

Back in February, Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell released a powerful song, entitled NorthStar…

Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell has been accepted into CBC Music’s Toyota SearchLight 2022 contest. Photo submitted.
Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Ktunaxa slam federal decision on Kootenay River pollution referral

Ktunaxa governments call for transboundary water issue dispute resolution through International Joint Commission

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
Dr. Albert de Villiers, former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. Photo: Submitted

Interior Health’s former top doctor to go on trial in January 2023

Dr. Albert de Villiers is charged with sex crimes against a child

Dr. Albert de Villiers, former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. Photo: Submitted
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Interior Health wrestling with rising capital project cost pressures

A number of capital projects are underway at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
Black Press file

Kimberley Water Quality Advisory lifted

The City of Kimberley has rescinded the Water Quality Advisory which was…

Black Press file