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Dual credit early childhood education program expanded

Program offers dual credits for high school students seeking to enroll in early childhood education post-secondary program

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The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook continues to grow to an estimated 850 hectares. Mike Turner photo.

Wind spurs growth on large wildfire burning south of Cranbrook

The Connell Ridge wildfire 15 kilometres south of Cranbrook has grown to…

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook continues to grow to an estimated 850 hectares. Mike Turner photo.
The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.

Wildfire south of Cranbrook grows to estimated 500 hectares

Crews working to build control lines as weather forecast predicts increased winds Wednesday evening

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.
A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.

Skimmer aircraft conducts ‘forced landing’ while fighting wildfire near Cranbrook

Pilot walks away, airlifted by helicopter to Cranbrook for treatment following ‘forced landing’ on Tuesday

A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.
BC Wildfire Service resources are currently responding to a wildfire at Connell Ridge approximately 15 kilometres south of Cranbrook. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

UPDATED: Evacuation alert issued for six properties as crews respond to wildfire south of Cranbrook

An evacuation alert has been issued for six properties near Mount Baker…

BC Wildfire Service resources are currently responding to a wildfire at Connell Ridge approximately 15 kilometres south of Cranbrook. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
The Southeast Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban effective Aug. 4.

Campfire ban announced in the Kootenays as fire dangers reach ‘extreme’

Ban will go into effect Thursday, Aug. 4, as fire danger rating is high to extreme in the region

The Southeast Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban effective Aug. 4.
A new development north of Wildstone was approved by city council last week. Photo courtesy development application package/City of Cranbrook.

Council passes third reading of zoning changes for new development north of Wildstone

Development to see creation of up to 582 dwelling units in a mix of housing types, according to proposal

A new development north of Wildstone was approved by city council last week. Photo courtesy development application package/City of Cranbrook.
Jaimee Srping (pictured) along with Rylind MacKinnon, have been named to national women’s hockey program camp rosters. Photo submitted.

Two locals named to national women’s hockey camp rosters

Jamiee Spring and Rylind MacKinnon have been named to national women’s hockey program camp rosters

Jaimee Srping (pictured) along with Rylind MacKinnon, have been named to national women’s hockey program camp rosters. Photo submitted.
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Upper Columbia, East…

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Kootenay Zone Towed Water Sports Team, left to right: Kaylee DuBois, Reece Lawrick, Bronson Schmidtke, Ryder Duczek, Erica Godsave, and Dagen Duczek at the closing ceremonies of the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George, BC.

Kootenay zone water sport athletes hit the podium at BC Games

Local water sports athletes brought back some hardware following podium finishes at…

The Kootenay Zone Towed Water Sports Team, left to right: Kaylee DuBois, Reece Lawrick, Bronson Schmidtke, Ryder Duczek, Erica Godsave, and Dagen Duczek at the closing ceremonies of the 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George, BC.
Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Western Financial Place, Library serving as cooling centres amid heat wave

As temperatures hit mid to high 30 C this week, city staff…

Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Sheila Malcolmson, the B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, speaks at an event in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson Twitter feed.

New substance use treatment beds coming to Interior Health communities

Beds will be run by non-profits in Kamloops, Kelowna, Lillooet and Williams Lake

Sheila Malcolmson, the B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, speaks at an event in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson Twitter feed.
Sprinklers are only permitted every second day between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. ~ Photo from Pixabay

City council approves updated water use regulations

New water use regulations for lawns and gardens were adopted by city…

Sprinklers are only permitted every second day between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. ~ Photo from Pixabay
Ron Popoff is running for another term on Cranbrook city council. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Popoff to run for a third term on Cranbrook city council

Ron Popoff has announced he will be running for a third term…

Ron Popoff is running for another term on Cranbrook city council. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
The city will remove the beaver dam upstream of Idlewild Lake in response to safety concerns posed to the Idlewild Lake dam as well as upstream flooding issues. Trevor Crawley photo.

City to remove beaver dam upstream of Idlewild Lake

The city will remove the beaver dam built upstream from Idlewild Lake,…

The city will remove the beaver dam upstream of Idlewild Lake in response to safety concerns posed to the Idlewild Lake dam as well as upstream flooding issues. Trevor Crawley photo.
Country music star Dean Brody, along with hometown NHL defenceman Bowen Byram, and the National Hockey League Players’ Association, announced a $60,000 donation to Cranbrook Minor Hockey Association during a concert at Fort Steele on Saturday evening. Photo courtesy NHLPA.

Dean Brody, Bowen Byram, NHLPA donate $60K to local minor hockey

Donation was made during Dean Brody’s concert at Fort Steele on Saturday evening

Country music star Dean Brody, along with hometown NHL defenceman Bowen Byram, and the National Hockey League Players’ Association, announced a $60,000 donation to Cranbrook Minor Hockey Association during a concert at Fort Steele on Saturday evening. Photo courtesy NHLPA.
Cranbrook Bucks add Colin Minardi to the bench as an assistant coach. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.

Cranbrook Bucks add assistant coach to the bench

The Cranbrook Bucks have added Colin Minardi as an assistant coach. Minardi…

Cranbrook Bucks add Colin Minardi to the bench as an assistant coach. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.
Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)

Suspect arrested following alleged firearm pointing incident

One person was arrested in Kimberley following an alleged firearm pointing incident…

Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)
Interior Health has issued a regional drug advisory for xylazine that has been detected in samples from Kelowna and Cranbrook. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Interior Health issues regional drug supply advisory

Xylazine is a veterinary drug used as a sedative, analgesic, and muscle relaxant

Interior Health has issued a regional drug advisory for xylazine that has been detected in samples from Kelowna and Cranbrook. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The first phase of the reconstruction of 4th St. N is complete, the second phase is scheduled for 2023. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Council, staff wrestling with rising costs for capital projects

Cost pressures due to inflation, supply chain issues, and competition priorities are…

The first phase of the reconstruction of 4th St. N is complete, the second phase is scheduled for 2023. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.