Trevor Crawley

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.

Wildfire south of Cranbrook grows to estimated 500 hectares

Crews working to build control lines as weather forecast predicts increased winds Wednesday evening

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.
A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.

Skimmer aircraft conducts ‘forced landing’ while fighting wildfire near Cranbrook

Pilot walks away, airlifted by helicopter to Cranbrook for treatment following ‘forced landing’ on Tuesday

A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.
The Southeast Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban effective Aug. 4.

Campfire ban announced in the Kootenays as fire dangers reach ‘extreme’

Ban will go into effect Thursday, Aug. 4, as fire danger rating is high to extreme in the region

The Southeast Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban effective Aug. 4.
A Category 2 open burning prohibition has been announced by the Southeast Fire Centre. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Southeast Fire Centre bans Category 2 open burning fires

As temperatures heat up and conditions dry out, the Southeast Fire Centre…

A Category 2 open burning prohibition has been announced by the Southeast Fire Centre. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Cranbrook’s Byram wins Stanley Cup with Colorado Avalanche

Cranbrook product Bowen Byram, 21, wins first NHL title with Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Cranbrook.

Affordability challenges remain amid growing Kootenay population

The Kootenays saw relatively strong population growth over the last year, however…

Cranbrook.
Koocanusa Reservoir. Robyn Duncan file.

Indigenous-led ecosystem studies a key element of Columbia River Treaty talks

While the Columbia River Treaty was borne out of a flood control…

Koocanusa Reservoir. Robyn Duncan file.
On June 7, 2022, the six governments of the Ktunaxa Nation met with United States government representatives to discuss watershed pollution from mining in Canada that ‘crosses the line’ into the United States.Photo courtesy Ktunaxa Nation Council.

Ktunaxa press feds on cross-border pollution in Kootenay watershed

Ktunaxa governments met with U.S. officials, continue to push feds for International Joint Commission

On June 7, 2022, the six governments of the Ktunaxa Nation met with United States government representatives to discuss watershed pollution from mining in Canada that ‘crosses the line’ into the United States.Photo courtesy Ktunaxa Nation Council.
Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.

East Kootenay under flood watch, high flows forecasted in West Kootenay

Spring melt, forecasted rain pushing Kootenay waterways to higher stream flows

Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.
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.

Memorial fundraiser in honour of two iconic Cranbrook businessmen supports Ukraine refugees

Romich, Sandor families trace path from post-war Europe to building a new life in Cranbrook

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.
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming flights between Cranbrook and Kelowna. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal Airlines resuming flights between Cranbrook, Kelowna

Service was suspended last year due to low demand at the time

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming flights between Cranbrook and Kelowna. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
Last year, advocates marched to Cranbrook city hall in support of a regulated safe supply as a response to preventing deaths from drug poisonings. Trevor Crawley photo.

Decriminalization of personal drug possession measures don’t go far enough, says advocate

Some decriminalization measures for possession of small amounts of illicit substances for…

Last year, advocates marched to Cranbrook city hall in support of a regulated safe supply as a response to preventing deaths from drug poisonings. Trevor Crawley photo.
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

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
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.
Wildfire activity in the Southeast FIre Centre is below average, so far. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

Wildfire activity below average in the Kootenays as season moves into summer

Area around Cranbrook being monitored by BC Wildfire Service, as April precipitation was below normal

Wildfire activity in the Southeast FIre Centre is below average, so far. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)

Public info session being held to update Columbia River Treaty talks

Officials to update the state of negotiations and field any public questions and concerns

Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)
Jeffry Todd Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. File photo

2 men found not guilty in mistaken identity slaying of B.C. couple 10 years ago

Two men charged with murder have been found not guilty in the…

Jeffry Todd Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. File photo
Attorney General David Eby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Cranbrook city council, Attorney General Eby air out crime, housing and complex care issues

Cranbrook city council and Attorney General David Eby pledged to remain in…

Attorney General David Eby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Angel Flight East Kootenay is operating through inclement conditions now, thanks to the purchase of a new aircraft. Photo courtesy Todd Weselake.

New aircraft providing more reliable service for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Kootenay-based volunteer medical transport service reaping benefits of new aircraft for BC Interior flights

Angel Flight East Kootenay is operating through inclement conditions now, thanks to the purchase of a new aircraft. Photo courtesy Todd Weselake.
Cranbrook city hall.

Cranbrook mayor responds to Attorney General in dispute over housing, crime issues

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt hits back at AG David Eby, following dueling statements on housing, crime issues

Cranbrook city hall.