Trevor Crawley

City hall. Black Press file photo.

OPINION: Cranbrook needs a homeless shelter

Whether at 209 16th Ave. N or in another location, the city is in desperate need of a year-round shelter

City hall. Black Press file photo.
Location of proposed homeless shelter.

BC Housing provides details on proposed homeless shelter during info session

Over one hundred people attended a virtual information session hosted by BC Housing, local advocates

Location of proposed homeless shelter.
Kootenay Ice President and General Manager Matt Cockell at his office desk in Cranbrook in 2017. Townsman file photo.

City of Cranbrook files lawsuit against Winnipeg Ice, WHL for breaking lease agreement

The City of Cranbrook has filed a lawsuit against the Winnipeg Ice…

Kootenay Ice President and General Manager Matt Cockell at his office desk in Cranbrook in 2017. Townsman file photo.
Brent Bidston is the president of Angel Flight East Kootenay. Black Press file photo.

Angel Flight East Kootenay seeks RDEK funding support

Elected officials with the regional district have asked staff to look at…

Brent Bidston is the president of Angel Flight East Kootenay. Black Press file photo.
Location of proposed homeless shelter.

BC Housing holding online information session on proposed homeless shelter

BC Housing is holding a virtual forum for a proposed homeless shelter…

Location of proposed homeless shelter.
A feasibility study proposes a dam on Lake Koocanusa to effectively manage water levels on the Canadian side of the reservoir. File photo.

Feasibility study looks at proposed dam on Lake Koocanusa

The proposal has been raised by local residents concerned with lower reservoir water levels

A feasibility study proposes a dam on Lake Koocanusa to effectively manage water levels on the Canadian side of the reservoir. File photo.
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons. File photo.

Kootenay-Columbia MP slams COVID-19 vaccination plan for federal inmates

Rob Morrison says vaccines should go to seniors, front line health care workers first

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons. File photo.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Dec. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)

Moderna vaccine distributed to remote, rural Interior Health communities

Interior Health starts to receive and deploy COVID-19 vaccine

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Dec. 17, 2020. (B.C. government)
Location of proposed homeless shelter.

Council votes to delay public hearing for rezoning of property tapped for proposed homeless shelter

An upcoming public hearing has been delayed for a zoning amendment facilitating…

Location of proposed homeless shelter.
Cranbrook. Submitted.

Assessed property values on the rise in the Kootenays

Cranbrook up six per cent, Kimberley up 12 per cent as BC Assessment sends out notices

Cranbrook. Submitted.
MP for Kootenay-Columbia Rob Morrison looks back on 2020. (Submitted)

Recapping a year of challenges in the Kootenays and Ottawa

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the last 12 months as a new year looms

MP for Kootenay-Columbia Rob Morrison looks back on 2020. (Submitted)
Cranbrook firefighters responded to a fire at the former legion building on Sept. 1. Emergency services personnel battled the blaze in tough conditions, as heavy winds pushed the fire over to May May’s Restaurant, which was beside the property. Trevor Crawley photo.

Looking back on an unprecedented year

It’s difficult to quantify the events of 2020. Indeed, it’s hard to…

Cranbrook firefighters responded to a fire at the former legion building on Sept. 1. Emergency services personnel battled the blaze in tough conditions, as heavy winds pushed the fire over to May May’s Restaurant, which was beside the property. Trevor Crawley photo.
Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. The agency issues daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada. (Submitted)

Avalanche warning issued for B.C. Interior, Alberta

Recent snow storms have created dangerous avalanche conditions, says forecaster

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. The agency issues daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada. (Submitted)
Clayton and Joelle Parsons sing Christmas carols in Candy Cane Lane as part of the Reverse Christmas Parade 2020 organized by Connect Church. Trevor Crawley photo.

Christmas spirit comes alive with reverse drive-thru parade

COVID-19 can’t crush the Christmas spirit. Local residents took to the streets…

Clayton and Joelle Parsons sing Christmas carols in Candy Cane Lane as part of the Reverse Christmas Parade 2020 organized by Connect Church. Trevor Crawley photo.
Calvin Domin ran from Sparwood to Cranbrook on Oct. 31 to fundraise for Foundry East Kootenay. (Photo Contributed)

Matching donations to help Foundry East Kootenay campaign

The East Kootenay Foundation For Health has raised over $200,000 from generous…

Calvin Domin ran from Sparwood to Cranbrook on Oct. 31 to fundraise for Foundry East Kootenay. (Photo Contributed)
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UPDATE: Stolen vehicle located

UPDATE: Police are reporting the stolen vehicle has been located Cranbrook RCMP…

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Slash piles near the Community Forest are set to be burned Thursday, Dec. 17. Smoke may be visible at the south end of Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services.

Slash piles near Community Forest set to be burned Thursday morning

Smoke may be visible at the south end of Cranbrook Thursday morning…

Slash piles near the Community Forest are set to be burned Thursday, Dec. 17. Smoke may be visible at the south end of Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services.
Bowen Byram was named WHLs player of the week as he recorded three goals and three assists. Photo by Trevor Crawley.

Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram named to Team Canada World Junior squad

A local NHL prospect has been named to Team Canada for the…

Bowen Byram was named WHLs player of the week as he recorded three goals and three assists. Photo by Trevor Crawley.
Photo courtesy BC Government.

Provincial funding comes in for regional transportation projects

The provincial government has doled out $28 million that will be used…

Photo courtesy BC Government.
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons.

Kootenay-Columbia MP wants more clarity on federal vaccination rollout

Rob Morrison pushing for more information on vaccine distribution, prioritization

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons.