Sally Macdonald

Carelessness sparks seven local wildfires this month

There have been seven human-caused wildfires in the East Kootenay in April, leading to a warning from the Southeast Fire Centre

Tembec sells almost 50,000 hectares

Tembec will sell 49,500 hectares of land in the East Kootenay to a Nanaimo-based timber harvesting company.

Couple pleads guilty to home invasions

Megan Sands sentenced to five years, Terrence Allan sentenced to eight in Cranbrook Criminal Court on Thursday

Education Minister Peter Fassbender speaks to a Mount Baker student during his tour of the Cranbrook school on Tuesday

On to Phase 1

Little impact on students as first phase of job action begins today.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender speaks to a Mount Baker student during his tour of the Cranbrook school on Tuesday
Top: A young boy and his mother walk through Fort Steele Heritage Town as a shadowy figure lurks behind them in an opening scene from “Fuhlon Fists”. Bottom: A young man avenges his mother’s fate with the dark figure who changed the course of his life in the climax of “Fuhlon Fists”.

Local filmmaker wins pressure test at Calgary festival

Jose Galdamez and his local crew shot a winning short film at Fort Steele in a gruelling 48-hour challenge

Top: A young boy and his mother walk through Fort Steele Heritage Town as a shadowy figure lurks behind them in an opening scene from “Fuhlon Fists”. Bottom: A young man avenges his mother’s fate with the dark figure who changed the course of his life in the climax of “Fuhlon Fists”.

?aq’am approves land code in significant vote

Ktunaxa community voted 73 per cent in favour of a land use model crafted by members

A view of Wigwam Flats from the surrounding hillsides.

Conservation property an important link

The Nature Trust's latest purchase at Wigwam Flats links several conservation areas near Elko

A view of Wigwam Flats from the surrounding hillsides.

Society seeking team of volunteers for Rails to Trails

The North Star trail between Cranbrook and Kimberley was used more than 35,000 times last year

How to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug

The Better Business Bureau is providing guidelines on how to protect the personal information you send online

A lunar eclipse turned the moon red in the early morning hours of Tuesday

To the moon and back

A lunar eclipse turned the full moon red for just over an hour
overnight on the morning of Tuesday, April 15

A lunar eclipse turned the moon red in the early morning hours of Tuesday
An artist’s conception of the proposed intensive Care Unit at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Contractor named for new hospital ICU project

Lark Projects of Surrey will take on the $20 million addition to East Kootenay Regional Hospital

An artist’s conception of the proposed intensive Care Unit at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Schools tackle social media use by parents

A collaboration of local educator groups is asking parents to think twice about what they post on Facebook and Twitter

Regional district supports Key City Theatre replacement

Theatre society, School District 5 appealed to the Regional District of East Kootenay for financial support

The Berry family get a lift on an AJC Construction excavator at the site of their future home. Parents David and Coreena Berry hold the Habitat for Humanity banner while children (left to right) Hanna

Family chosen for Habitat home

The Berry family will work with volunteers to build a home with an interest-free mortgage in Cranbrook

The Berry family get a lift on an AJC Construction excavator at the site of their future home. Parents David and Coreena Berry hold the Habitat for Humanity banner while children (left to right) Hanna
The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Cranbrook, Kimberley moms attempt to break world record

Bums will be bared on April 26 as moms and babies take part in the Great Cloth Diaper Change

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Disaster funding available for March flood damage

Those affected by the East Kootenay flooding in early March are now eligible for provincial funding

?aq’am (St. Mary’s Band) will be able to make decisions about land management on the reserve if its land act is ratified next week.

St. Mary’s Band set for significant vote

The proposed land code would see the band freed from one-third of the provisions in the Indian Act

?aq’am (St. Mary’s Band) will be able to make decisions about land management on the reserve if its land act is ratified next week.
The intersection of Victoria Avenue and 13th Street South

Highway projects include Cranbrook’s first roundabout

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has outlined its summer roadworks plan for 2014

The intersection of Victoria Avenue and 13th Street South
FozzyFest moved to the banks of Lake Koocanusa in the summer of 2013.

Fozzyfest approved for September dates

A music festival at Lake Koocanusa will go ahead this year after gaining conditional approval from the RDEK

FozzyFest moved to the banks of Lake Koocanusa in the summer of 2013.

School board urges good faith bargaining

SD5’s board of trustees is asking the B.C. government to keep teacher negotiations out of the court room