Trevor Crawley

The Bill Nye Mountain wildfire at midnight Saturday/Sunday, July 17/18. Trevor Crawley photo

Evacuation order issued for 41 properties in Lazy Lake are due to wildfire

An evacuation order was issued for 41 properties in the Lazy Lake…

The Bill Nye Mountain wildfire at midnight Saturday/Sunday, July 17/18. Trevor Crawley photo
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)

Interior Health leads recent provincial COVID-19 case counts

Interior Health has been experiencing B.C.’s highest daily COVID-19 case counts, even…

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)
New apartment proposal passes first reading at city council meeting. Photo submitted.

New six-storey apartment proposal passes first reading

Cranbrook city council approved first reading of a planning amendment for a…

New apartment proposal passes first reading at city council meeting. Photo submitted.
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City moves to Phase 2 of watering restrictions

As temperatures continue to rise, combined with a lack of recent rainfall,…

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Cranbrook city hall. Trevor Crawley photo.

Funding awarded for city hall renovations

Feds, province pitch in $1.51 million for renovations at Cranbrook city hall

Cranbrook city hall. Trevor Crawley photo.
Gerry Frederick shot this photo of the fire burning near the top of Bill Nye Mountain, east of Wasa.

Evacuation alert issued for Lazy Lake area due to wildfire

An evacuation alert has been issued for 53 properties in the Lazy…

Gerry Frederick shot this photo of the fire burning near the top of Bill Nye Mountain, east of Wasa.
An airtanker makes a retardant drop on a fire burning near the Caithness Mobile Home Park, which was evacuated this afternoon after a wildfire broke out. Photo courtesy RDEK.

UPDATED: Evacuation order rescinded for mobile home community near Elko

An evacuation order has been rescinded for 46 properties in a small…

An airtanker makes a retardant drop on a fire burning near the Caithness Mobile Home Park, which was evacuated this afternoon after a wildfire broke out. Photo courtesy RDEK.
Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Politicians pitch Koocanusa weir proposal into Columbia River Treaty talks

Proponents say a weir across the Koocanusa reservoir would ensure more consistent water levels

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
A significant amount of work has occurred on Cranbrook’s southern boundary to reduce forest fuels and mitigate wildfire risks. Townsman file photo.

Preparing for wildfire season in the East Kootenay

Wildfire season has arrived in B.C. Even though it’s early in the…

A significant amount of work has occurred on Cranbrook’s southern boundary to reduce forest fuels and mitigate wildfire risks. Townsman file photo.
Parkland Middle School will be the new site for Cranbrook’s COVID-19 immunization clinic. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook’s COVID-19 immunization clinic moving to Parkland Middle School

The COVID-19 immunization clinic is being moved from the Cranbrook Curling Centre…

Parkland Middle School will be the new site for Cranbrook’s COVID-19 immunization clinic. Trevor Crawley photo.
BC Wildfire Service responded to a wildfire in the Moyie River region southwest of Cranbrook on Friday afternoon. Chad St. Pierre Photography photo.

Wildfire activity picks up in the Kootenays

Wildfire activity is picking up in the Southeast Fire Centre as the…

BC Wildfire Service responded to a wildfire in the Moyie River region southwest of Cranbrook on Friday afternoon. Chad St. Pierre Photography photo.
Water levels at Baynes Lake and other water bodies in the South Country have been low for years, according to Stan Doehle, the Area B director for the RDEK. Photo courtesy RDEK.

RDEK seeks plan to address South Country water crisis

With low water levels in the region, RDEK is suggesting voluntary water conservation measures

Water levels at Baynes Lake and other water bodies in the South Country have been low for years, according to Stan Doehle, the Area B director for the RDEK. Photo courtesy RDEK.
BC Wildfire Service responded to a wildfire in the Moyie River region southwest of Cranbrook on Friday afternoon. Chad St. Pierre Photography photo.

Bootleg fire near Kimberley under control, crews responding to Moyie River fire

A wildfire burning west of Kimberley in the Bootleg area is now…

BC Wildfire Service responded to a wildfire in the Moyie River region southwest of Cranbrook on Friday afternoon. Chad St. Pierre Photography photo.
Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)

UPDATE: Missing person has been found, say Cranbrook RCMP

A woman reported missing by Cranbrook RCMP has been located. Police say…

Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)
Wildfire smoke is visible from Marysville Friday afternoon. Sally La Bounty/Facebook

Air tankers responding to wildfire near Kimberley

Resources from the Southeast Fire Centre are responding to a wildfire that…

Wildfire smoke is visible from Marysville Friday afternoon. Sally La Bounty/Facebook
Baking cookies inside a Toyota Rav4 during the heat wave on Wednesday, June 30th. Trevor Crawley photo.

PHOTOS: Baking chocolate chip cookies during the heat wave

It was hot this week. The heat dome set new temperature records…

Baking cookies inside a Toyota Rav4 during the heat wave on Wednesday, June 30th. Trevor Crawley photo.
Many factors make it difficult to establish whether or not these unmarked graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, according to the ʔaq̓am statement.

ʔaq̓am confirm 182 unmarked burials near Cranbrook

Many factors make it difficult to establish if graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, says ʔaq̓am

Many factors make it difficult to establish whether or not these unmarked graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, according to the ʔaq̓am statement.
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services personnel were out and about with the fire apparatus, spraying down park-goers at various green spaces across the city on Monday, June 28. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Servcies.

Cranbrook breaks temperature record as heat wave bakes Western Canada

Cranbrook broke a temperature record on Monday, June 28, as the heat…

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services personnel were out and about with the fire apparatus, spraying down park-goers at various green spaces across the city on Monday, June 28. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Servcies.
Work is set to begin for major infrastructure upgrades out at the city lagoons. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Work set to begin for major upgrades at city wastewater lagoons

A major infrastructure project to upgrade the city’s wastewater lagoon is expected…

Work is set to begin for major infrastructure upgrades out at the city lagoons. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
MBSS grads toured around the city, stopping at local businesses to have their photos taken after a  graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 23. Trevor Crawley photo.

PHOTOS: A unique graduation ceremony for the MBSS Class of 2021

After a tumultuous and unconventional school year, the Mount Baker Secondary School…

MBSS grads toured around the city, stopping at local businesses to have their photos taken after a  graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 23. Trevor Crawley photo.