Trevor Crawley

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.
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.
BC Nurses’ Union vice president Adriane Gear, fourth from the left, stopped to meet with nurses in Cranbrook on Thursday, Aug. 18. Trevor Crawley photo.

BC Nurses’ Union tours East Kootenay to hear feedback on staffing concerns, challenges

Staffing challenges for nurses in regional health care facilities in the Kootenays…

BC Nurses’ Union vice president Adriane Gear, fourth from the left, stopped to meet with nurses in Cranbrook on Thursday, Aug. 18. Trevor Crawley photo.
Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)

Latest round of talks conclude over Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Another round of Columbia River Treaty talks has concluded between Canada and…

Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)
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.