Corey Bullock

TAWKROC members are pictured during a crag clean-up day at the Upper Slocan Bluffs. (Photo courtesy Daniel Raber)

Climbing routes established and maintained at Upper Slocan Bluffs

Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers hosts two crag clean-up days

TAWKROC members are pictured during a crag clean-up day at the Upper Slocan Bluffs. (Photo courtesy Daniel Raber)
Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)

Farmer video series offers resources for optimizing irrigation ahead of hot, dry months

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors has filmed a series of field tours which are now available online

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)
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UPDATE: Stolen U-Haul located and returned, one person arrested

Police thanked community for providing information leading to arrest, return of U-Haul

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On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)

B.C. youth climate groups call for Kootenay-wide energy transition by 2050

DTSS Climate Change and Columbi-YEA asking governments to commit to climate change policies

On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)
Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)

Wings Over the Rockies nature festival returns to the Columbia Valley for 25th year

The festival is based in Invermere from May 9 to 15, with events taking place from Wasa to Golden

Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)
Gabriella Cook, Sawyer Gascon and Owen Howard of Naksup hosted a bake sale at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 9, where they sold cookies with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. The trio has raised over $1,500. (Photo courtesy of Karlee Cook)

West Kootenay kids raise over $1,500 for Ukraine children’s hospital with bake sale

Three kids from Nakusp took it upon themselves to raise money for the kids in Kyiv, Ukraine

Gabriella Cook, Sawyer Gascon and Owen Howard of Naksup hosted a bake sale at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 9, where they sold cookies with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. The trio has raised over $1,500. (Photo courtesy of Karlee Cook)
The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)

Kootenay Children’s Festival returns this May

The festival will feature Fred Penner, Bonnie Harvey and Karima Essa

The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)
Streams in the Kootenays are closed to anglers from April 1 to June 14 for the annual spawning period. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kootenay streams closed to fishing for annual spawning period

Streams in region four close every year from April 1 to June 14, with some exceptions

Streams in the Kootenays are closed to anglers from April 1 to June 14 for the annual spawning period. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

‘Sunflowers of Support’: West Coast Seeds raises funds for Ukraine with national flower sale

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)

Power of ink: How tattoos helped a B.C. woman through her breast cancer journey

Ami Salmen’s tattoos helped her throughout her breast cancer journey. She’s now in the running to be on the cover of Inked Magazine

Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)
Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)

B.C. outdoorsman charged with wildlife offences over 2019 survival challenge videos

Greg Ovens and Zachary Fowler both face multiple charges under the Canada National Parks Act

Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)
Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)

Six-year-old Kootenay resident helps save orphaned bear cub, raises $320

Piper Alstad’s persistence ensured that bear cub Ebbe has a safe place to grow up

Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)
Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on Jan. 1, 2022. (Submitted file)

GoFundMe started for East Kootenay’s New Year’s baby and family

Baby Lennon and her mom were recently flown to Kelowna so baby can be cared for in NICU

Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on Jan. 1, 2022. (Submitted file)
On Dec. 29, 2021, Kimberley resident Loni Nicholson took to Facebook to report a black bear sighting outside of her home. Video footage this photo show the bear wandering around the front yard. (Loni Nicholson/Facebook file)

Food-conditioned bears avoiding hibernation

But denning up for the winter is a vital skill critical for bruins’ survival, says WildSafeBC

On Dec. 29, 2021, Kimberley resident Loni Nicholson took to Facebook to report a black bear sighting outside of her home. Video footage this photo show the bear wandering around the front yard. (Loni Nicholson/Facebook file)
Some B.C. fitness centres and their clients are calling on the government to deem gyms and fitness centres as essential after being forced to once again close their doors because of pandemic-related measures. Bars and fitness centres were ordered to close as of December 23, 2021 until at least January 18, 2022. (Pixabay file)

B.C. gym forced to close due to B.C. COVID mandate calls for essential service status

Gyms, fitness centres and bars were recently ordered to close under new Omicron-related measures

Some B.C. fitness centres and their clients are calling on the government to deem gyms and fitness centres as essential after being forced to once again close their doors because of pandemic-related measures. Bars and fitness centres were ordered to close as of December 23, 2021 until at least January 18, 2022. (Pixabay file)
Connor Schartner hiked Fisher Peak once a month, each month in 2021 for a total of 12 summits. He is pictured here on the summit this past summer. (Submitted file)

12 months at the top: Cranbrook man hikes Fisher Peak each month in 2021

Connor Schartner completed the famous hike 12 times in one year

Connor Schartner hiked Fisher Peak once a month, each month in 2021 for a total of 12 summits. He is pictured here on the summit this past summer. (Submitted file)
The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
A winter storm warning is in effect for BC’s interior, with up to 40 centimetres of snow predicted to fall on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay pass between now (Thursday, Nov 25) and Friday afternoon.
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Winter storm warning in effect for BC Interior

Up to 40 centimetres of snow is could hit Hwy 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

A winter storm warning is in effect for BC’s interior, with up to 40 centimetres of snow predicted to fall on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay pass between now (Thursday, Nov 25) and Friday afternoon.
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BC Adventure Smart has a trip planning app that allows users to make a trip plan and send it to a friend or family member. The app is available for free. (BC Adventure Smart file)

Call 911, don’t change voicemail to detail location when lost on hikes: BC SAR

A post circulating the internet suggests changing outgoing voicemail if lost, SAR says call 911

BC Adventure Smart has a trip planning app that allows users to make a trip plan and send it to a friend or family member. The app is available for free. (BC Adventure Smart file)
Pictured is a fence that was erected along the property line of several homes on Mission Crescent in Cranbrook. Homeowners have expressed concerns that the fence reduces the value of their homes and impacts their quality of life. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook residents concerned after fence abruptly installed on property line

City signed MOU to have fence installed for security purposes

Pictured is a fence that was erected along the property line of several homes on Mission Crescent in Cranbrook. Homeowners have expressed concerns that the fence reduces the value of their homes and impacts their quality of life. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)