Corey Bullock

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

Animal rescue organizations seeing influx of surrendered animals post-pandemic

Adoptions and fosters have slowed down, while more and more pets are showing up at shelters

Pictured is Tucker, a dog that is currently in foster care through Meant 2B Loved pet rescue society. (Meant 2 B Loved file)
The Cops for Kids ride stopped in Cranbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 14 where they were greeted with a cheque from the Tamarack Centre for $11,276. The funds were raised through the mall’s Party in the Parking Lot party in August. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cops for Kids ride stops in Cranbrook

Over $6 million has been raised for southeast B.C. since the ride began

The Cops for Kids ride stopped in Cranbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 14 where they were greeted with a cheque from the Tamarack Centre for $11,276. The funds were raised through the mall’s Party in the Parking Lot party in August. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for the West Kootenay. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Drug poisoning and overdose alert issued for West Kootenay region

Interior Health reports multiple fatal and non-fatal drug poisonings in Trail, Nelson, Castlegar

Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for the West Kootenay. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Excavators are pictured digging culverts in a section of the rail trail. (Photo courtesy Cedra Eichenauer, Inclusive by Design)

Upgrades to Nakusp Rail Trail nearing completion

Trail is used for commuting and recreation by residents and visitors alike

Excavators are pictured digging culverts in a section of the rail trail. (Photo courtesy Cedra Eichenauer, Inclusive by Design)
Bowen Byram, accompanied by friends and family, enters Western Financial Place with the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, August 16, for a public meet and greet. (Trevor Crawley photo)

NHL champion defenceman brings Stanley Cup to Cranbrook

Colorado Avalanche’s Bowen Byram celebrates Stanley Cup championship with hometown community

Bowen Byram, accompanied by friends and family, enters Western Financial Place with the Stanley Cup, Tuesday, August 16, for a public meet and greet. (Trevor Crawley photo)
Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)

10 new lightning-caused wildfires in Southeast Fire Centre

Thunderstorms in the region have increased fire activity

Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)
Pictured is a screenshot of the BC Wildfire map, showing the Khartoum Creek fire near Fort Steele. This fire was discovered Friday, August 12 and is under control. (File Photo)

New fire start near Cranbrook under control

BC Wildfire Service says the new fire isn’t expected to spread any further

Pictured is a screenshot of the BC Wildfire map, showing the Khartoum Creek fire near Fort Steele. This fire was discovered Friday, August 12 and is under control. (File Photo)
A chance of thunderstorms may move through the East Kootenay region today. (Trevor Crawley file)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Cranbrook and surrounding areas could see storm activity Thursday

A chance of thunderstorms may move through the East Kootenay region today. (Trevor Crawley file)
A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Far-flung geography affects blood collection in Kootenays

Blood supply dwindling; donors must drive to Alberta or Okanagan

A Canadian Blood Services clinic in Calgary. (File photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room is facing temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.

B.C. organization calls for more supports in rural healthcare sector

The BC Rural Health Network says rural healthcare crisis a ‘significant safety concern’

Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room is facing temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.
Pictured are Dan Meldrum (left), Hunter and kitten Rocky (middle) and Ashlie Meldrum (right). The Meldrum family own Roto-Rooter in Cranbrook, and helped Hunter and her mom Tara save Rocky the kitten from an old well on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (Submitted file)

In too deep: Rescuers suck distressed B.C. kitten out of abandoned well

Roto-Rooter came to the rescue after a kitten was stuck in an old well cavern

Pictured are Dan Meldrum (left), Hunter and kitten Rocky (middle) and Ashlie Meldrum (right). The Meldrum family own Roto-Rooter in Cranbrook, and helped Hunter and her mom Tara save Rocky the kitten from an old well on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (Submitted file)
Gas in Cranbrook is currently listed at $2.13 per litre at most stations. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

High Kootenay gas prices mainly due to competition: analyst

While fuel transport is a factor, analyst says competition is a big factor in high Kootenay prices

Gas in Cranbrook is currently listed at $2.13 per litre at most stations. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
A Cranbrook dentist has been suspended and fined after self-reporting a sexual relationship with a patient to the CDSBC. (Aaron Hinks photo)

B.C. dentist suspended, fined for sexual relationship with patient

Dentist self-reported the misconduct to the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C

A Cranbrook dentist has been suspended and fined after self-reporting a sexual relationship with a patient to the CDSBC. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Pictured is the Valour Mural on the Wall of Honour at Cranbrook Rotary Park, where an information plaque has recently gone missing from. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Commemorative plaques stolen from Cranbrook’s Rotary Park

Several plaques were also recently stolen from the Veterans Memorial Park in Kimberley

Pictured is the Valour Mural on the Wall of Honour at Cranbrook Rotary Park, where an information plaque has recently gone missing from. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Conservation Officers, biologists, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen rescued an osprey nest from high water on Kootenay Lake. (BCCOS file)

Osprey nest rescued from high water in Kootenay Lake

Conservation Officers, biologists, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen rescued the nest

Conservation Officers, biologists, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen rescued an osprey nest from high water on Kootenay Lake. (BCCOS file)
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)