Trevor Crawley

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

Latest Columbia River Treaty modernization talks conclude

Negotiations were held in Vancouver this week, next round headed to Washington DC

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Jenna Hauck photo)

Interior Health issues alert after multiple drug poisonings in Cranbrook

Interior Health has issued a drug poisoning alert after multiple overdoses over…

Each naloxone kit has three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus and alcohol swabs. (Jenna Hauck photo)
A man was arrested on a transit bus in Sparwood, following the report of an alleged assault against a young girl. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Man arrested after allegedly grabbing young girl on Elk Valley bus

The man was also allegedly taking pictures of the five-year-old girl

A man was arrested on a transit bus in Sparwood, following the report of an alleged assault against a young girl. (Black Press Media stock photo)
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

Next round of Columbia River Treaty talks to get underway this week

Negotiators for Canada and the U.S. meet Jan. 25-26

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
BC Housing has purchased land for permanent year-round shelter in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Province buys land in Cranbrook for permanent homeless shelter

The Province has purchased land in Cranbrook that will be used to…

BC Housing has purchased land for permanent year-round shelter in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Activation of emergency operations centres to help coordinate IH support, resources

Last week, the province announced the activation of emergency operations centres in…

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
Ukrainian families displaced by war celebrate Christmas and thank the Cranbrook community with food and carols during an event at Christ Church Anglican on Sunday (Jan. 8). Trevor Crawley photo.

Ukranian families displaced by war celebrate orthodox Christmas in Cranbrook

Displaced Ukrainian families who left Europe for Cranbrook celebrated their holiday season…

Ukrainian families displaced by war celebrate Christmas and thank the Cranbrook community with food and carols during an event at Christ Church Anglican on Sunday (Jan. 8). Trevor Crawley photo.
Travis Green, formerly the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, has been tapped to head up Team Canada’s coaching staff at the Spengler Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Green, Niedermayer named to Team Canada coaching staff for Spengler Cup

There will be a Kootenay connection on the Team Canada bench at…

Travis Green, formerly the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, has been tapped to head up Team Canada’s coaching staff at the Spengler Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Based on internal communications, 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 communications, 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.
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)
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.
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
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)
Cranbrook RCMP are looking for Sheldon Hunter, who was the alleged shooter in a firearms incident on Saturday night in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.

UPDATED: Suspect in weekend shooting in Cranbrook is in custody

Sheldon Hunter wanted by police, recently found not guilty in 2010 double-murder outside Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for Sheldon Hunter, who was the alleged shooter in a firearms incident on Saturday night in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.
A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.

Helping displaced Ukrainian families find safe haven in the East Kootenay

Non-profit society has assisted 11 families in relocating to the area, 10 more in the settlement process

A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.