Corey Bullock

E-Comm 9-1-1 dispatchers have had to redirect 36 per cent of calls. (Black Press file)

9-1-1, police non-emergency lines tied up with redirected calls: E-Comm

Continued high call volumes and lengthy wait times on police non-emergency lines

E-Comm 9-1-1 dispatchers have had to redirect 36 per cent of calls. (Black Press file)
$45,000 has been awarded for invasive plant management on critical bighorn sheep winter ranges in the Wigwam Flats, Bull River and Columbia Lake East, co-funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. Pictured is a Bighorn sheep in the Bull River area. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Kootenay-based fish, wildlife projects to receive over $1M in funding

Several projects based in the East Kootenay region to benefit

$45,000 has been awarded for invasive plant management on critical bighorn sheep winter ranges in the Wigwam Flats, Bull River and Columbia Lake East, co-funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. Pictured is a Bighorn sheep in the Bull River area. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Smoky skies in Cranbrook, as seen from 12th Ave S. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook air quality listed as moderate

A smoky skies bulletin remains in effect for the East Kootenay Region

Smoky skies in Cranbrook, as seen from 12th Ave S. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)

Staff shortages, substantiated concerns being addressed at Joseph Creek Care Village: agencies

Golden Life Management, Interior Health and Ministry of Health all issue statements

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)
As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Some Kootenay rivers closed to fishing due to heat, drought

Several streams in Region 4 will be closed to fishing during certain times from July 29 until Sept. 15

As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured are The Quimbys, who will play at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park on Saturday, July 31st. (FPPAS file)

The Quimbys, Voodoo Rhythm Kings hit the stage for Summer Sounds on long weekend

Summer Sounds free community concert at Rotary Park begins at 6p.m.

Pictured are The Quimbys, who will play at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park on Saturday, July 31st. (FPPAS file)
Pictured is Christian Kimber, Owner and Operator of 3 Crows Farm in Cranbrook, BC. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is Christian Kimber, Owner and Operator of 3 Crows Farm in Cranbrook, BC. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
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Cops for Kids returns to Tamarack Centre in August

The annual event raises money for children

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Sinatra (pictured) is one of 12 animals currently available for adoption at the East Kootenay SPCA. (SPCA file)
Sinatra (pictured) is one of 12 animals currently available for adoption at the East Kootenay SPCA. (SPCA file)
Pictured is a screenshot of video taken by the Cranbrook Fire Department of an interface fire near Moir Park on July 20th. The BC Wildfire service was able to quickly help extinguish the fire.

WATCH: Cranbrook Fire Department, BC Wildfire put out interface fire near Moir Park

An interface fire is known as a wildfire that could spread from the forest to the community

Pictured is a screenshot of video taken by the Cranbrook Fire Department of an interface fire near Moir Park on July 20th. The BC Wildfire service was able to quickly help extinguish the fire.
The City of Cranbrook is asking water users to be aware and follow the current outdoor watering practices as hot weather and lack of rainfall forecasted. (File Photo)

Cranbrook residents asked to use less water as hot weather presses on

City is asking residents to be mindful of water consumption, follow current watering practices

The City of Cranbrook is asking water users to be aware and follow the current outdoor watering practices as hot weather and lack of rainfall forecasted. (File Photo)
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Cranbrook capital works projects on time, progressing well, says City

Remediation of the Mount Royal area is slated to begin before the end of July

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Pictured is smoke rising from the Bill Nye Mountain Wildfire, southeast of Wasa, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Bill Nye fire continues to grow, new area restrictions in place

Area restrictions in place for Tanglefoot, Ptarmigan Creek, Akokli Creek, Redding Creek and Dewar Creek

Pictured is smoke rising from the Bill Nye Mountain Wildfire, southeast of Wasa, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
As of noon on Wednesday, July 14 an area restriction will be in effect for the Akokli and Redding Creek areas due to wildfires in the Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook zones.

Area restriction in effect for Akokli, Redding Creek areas

In the interest of public and responder safety, an area restriction will be going into effect Wednesday

As of noon on Wednesday, July 14 an area restriction will be in effect for the Akokli and Redding Creek areas due to wildfires in the Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook zones.
Pictured is a screen shot of the BC Wildfire Service online dashboard as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13th. The dots represent fires at different stages of control. (File Photo)
Pictured is a screen shot of the BC Wildfire Service online dashboard as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13th. The dots represent fires at different stages of control. (File Photo)
Pictured is Kole Blackmore, a 14-year-old from Creston who is currently hospitalized in the U.S. after a traumatic dirt biking incident at the beginning of the month. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his recovery and hospital bills. (Submitted photo)

GoFundMe set up for 14-year-old Creston boy hurt in dirt biking incident

Kole Blackmore is currently in the hospital in the U.S. with severe brain trauma

Pictured is Kole Blackmore, a 14-year-old from Creston who is currently hospitalized in the U.S. after a traumatic dirt biking incident at the beginning of the month. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his recovery and hospital bills. (Submitted photo)
A special air quality statement has been issued for the East Kootenay region as of Monday, July 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Special air quality statement issued for East Kootenay region

There are currently 65 wildfires burning throughout the Southeast Fire Centre

A special air quality statement has been issued for the East Kootenay region as of Monday, July 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation returned to Idlewild Park in Cranbrook on Monday, July 12, to continue their invasive plant treatments. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Vahana goats return to Idlewild Park

The goats are grazing on invasive plant species in the wetlands of Idlewild in Cranbrook

The goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation returned to Idlewild Park in Cranbrook on Monday, July 12, to continue their invasive plant treatments. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
One of the things I will miss the most about where we live is this little pocket between the trees that I go to every day to look at the mountains. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Bridging the rural-urban divide

A mix of emotions as Farm Life evolves from rural to urban

One of the things I will miss the most about where we live is this little pocket between the trees that I go to every day to look at the mountains. (Corey Bullock file)
Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay

This is the second thunderstorm watch alert in this region this week

Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.