Corey Bullock

College of the Rockies transfer students are among the most successful transfer students in B.C., according to a new British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer report. (Submitted file)

College of the Rockies transfer students rank well provincially

Students have higher graduation rates and top GPAs: B.C. Council on Admission and Transfer

College of the Rockies transfer students are among the most successful transfer students in B.C., according to a new British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer report. (Submitted file)
The B.C. government is asking hunters to once again submit the heads of white-tail and mule deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing now that hunting season has begun. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Province of B.C. once again testing for Chronic Wasting Disease

Mandatory submission is required in some Kootenay management units

The B.C. government is asking hunters to once again submit the heads of white-tail and mule deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing now that hunting season has begun. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook RCMP is reminding the public to slow down in school zones as another school year approaches.                                (Trail Times file photo)

Cranbrook RCMP reminding drivers to slow down as school year approaches

Whether you’re in a school zone or not, be cautious of kids walking to school, says RCMP

Cranbrook RCMP is reminding the public to slow down in school zones as another school year approaches.                                (Trail Times file photo)
Smoke from the Doctor Creek fire remains highly visible in the Canal Flats area and beyond. (BC Wildfire Service file)

Evacuation Order partially rescinded for five properties near Doctor Creek fire

The RDEK is urging residents and visitors using the area to remain diligent and aware

Smoke from the Doctor Creek fire remains highly visible in the Canal Flats area and beyond. (BC Wildfire Service file)
BC Wildfire Service reduces size of area restriction for Doctor Creek fire. This photo is a screen shot of the amended restricted area.

BC Wildfire Service reduces size of area restriction for Doctor Creek fire

The fire is now estimated to be over 6,000 hectares in size

BC Wildfire Service reduces size of area restriction for Doctor Creek fire. This photo is a screen shot of the amended restricted area.
ANKORS East Kootenay held a march in Cranbrook on Monday, August 31 for Overdose Awareness Day. They marched from the Cranbrook ANKORS location to City Hall, where there was a peaceful protest out front. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

ANKORS East Kootenay hosts Overdose Awareness Day march in Cranbrook

B.C. has seen more than 900 overdose deaths in first seven months of 2020

ANKORS East Kootenay held a march in Cranbrook on Monday, August 31 for Overdose Awareness Day. They marched from the Cranbrook ANKORS location to City Hall, where there was a peaceful protest out front. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Smoke from the Booth Creek fire is highly visible from Cranbrook as well as Highway 95A. Pictured here is a plume of smoke visible from Wycliffe (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Booth Creek fire near Cranbrook now under control

There were several new fire starts in the region over the weekend

Smoke from the Booth Creek fire is highly visible from Cranbrook as well as Highway 95A. Pictured here is a plume of smoke visible from Wycliffe (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Tyson Rettie (pictured) has started a new initiative that aims to get blind and visually impaired skiers involved in mountain sports. (Braille Mountain Initiative file)

Invermere man launches Braille Mountain Initiative to expand opportunities for visually impaired skiers

Tyson Rettie has started a new initiative to get blind skiers involved in backcountry mountain sports

Tyson Rettie (pictured) has started a new initiative that aims to get blind and visually impaired skiers involved in mountain sports. (Braille Mountain Initiative file)
The BC Wildfire service is actioning the fire near New Lake, which is highly visible from Cranbrook as well as Highway 95A. Pictured here is a plume of smoke visible from Wycliffe (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Wildfire Service responding to new fire start near New Lake, northwest of Cranbrook

The fire is highly visible from Cranbrook and Hwy 95A

The BC Wildfire service is actioning the fire near New Lake, which is highly visible from Cranbrook as well as Highway 95A. Pictured here is a plume of smoke visible from Wycliffe (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Anna-Marie Rautenbach (pictured) honoured with Faculty Collegiality Award. Rautenbach instructs for the Hospitality Management diploma program, held at the College’s Invermere campus. (Submitted file)

College of the Rockies instructor wins international award

Anna-Marie Rautenbach honoured with Faculty Collegiality Award for work in hospitality management

Anna-Marie Rautenbach (pictured) honoured with Faculty Collegiality Award. Rautenbach instructs for the Hospitality Management diploma program, held at the College’s Invermere campus. (Submitted file)
Doug Clovechok/Facebook File

MLA Clovechok cites concerns over park violations at Lussier Hot Springs

The local MLA says people have been damaging the barriers to gain access to the park

Doug Clovechok/Facebook File
St. Eugene Resort has announced that they will be closing for the winter season, beginning on October 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

St. Eugene Resort to close for winter season starting Oct. 12

St. Eugene will only operate as a seasonal resort going forward

St. Eugene Resort has announced that they will be closing for the winter season, beginning on October 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Farm life: Another year around the sun

Farm life: Another year around the sun

The sun is starting to rise a little later now and we…

Farm life: Another year around the sun
The BC SPCA location in East Kootenay is offering its support and services to affected pet guardians in the area of the Doctor Creek fire. (SPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA branch offering help to those affected by Doctor Creek fire

The local branch can help with food and shelter for small animals like dogs and cats

The BC SPCA location in East Kootenay is offering its support and services to affected pet guardians in the area of the Doctor Creek fire. (SPCA file)
A new initiative taking place in Cranbrook aims to use targeted cattle grazing, combined with new technology, to help mitigate fire risk in grasslands. (Tyler Zhao file)

The grazing grounds of wildfire prevention

Cattle are being put to work to mitigate fire risk just south of Cranbrook

A new initiative taking place in Cranbrook aims to use targeted cattle grazing, combined with new technology, to help mitigate fire risk in grasslands. (Tyler Zhao file)
Basin residents are invited to provide feedback on Columbia Basin Trust’s draft short-term strategic plan that will help guide the Trust’s activities over the next 18 to 24 months. (CBT file)

Columbia Basin Trust seeks feedback on Draft Strategic Plan

The plan will guide decisions made around future activities

Basin residents are invited to provide feedback on Columbia Basin Trust’s draft short-term strategic plan that will help guide the Trust’s activities over the next 18 to 24 months. (CBT file)
The Cranbrook Public Produce garden is open to all community members for both gardening and composting purposes. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Food Action Committee hosts composting workshop

There are several upcoming workshops being hosted at the public produce garden

The Cranbrook Public Produce garden is open to all community members for both gardening and composting purposes. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Misty Pagliaro (far left) is pictured with the Cranbrook/Kimberley Special Olympics Golf Team in 2019. Misty Pagliaro (centre) was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 Howard Carter Award for coaching excellence with SOBC.(Submitted file)

Misty Pagliaro wins 2020 Howard Carter Award for coaching excellence

She was nominated by fellow coaches, athletes and Special Olympics B.C.

Misty Pagliaro (far left) is pictured with the Cranbrook/Kimberley Special Olympics Golf Team in 2019. Misty Pagliaro (centre) was recently announced as the winner of the 2020 Howard Carter Award for coaching excellence with SOBC.(Submitted file)
On August 5, 2020, Calib McCollister pulled over 60 cans out of the Elk River. (Calib McCollister file)

Litterbugs a cause for concern in East Kootenay backcountry

Litter has ended up in local rivers, popular hiking destinations

On August 5, 2020, Calib McCollister pulled over 60 cans out of the Elk River. (Calib McCollister file)
Pictured is aircraft being used to control the fire at Stirton Road near Marysville on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (Paul Rodgers/Kimberley Bulletin file)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Kimberley, Cranbrook

The area is likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours: Interior Health

Pictured is aircraft being used to control the fire at Stirton Road near Marysville on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (Paul Rodgers/Kimberley Bulletin file)