Trevor Crawley

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Severe thunderstorm watch alert issued for Kootenay region

The southeastern corner of B.C. is under a severe thunderstorm watch, according…

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.
Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)

Connell Ridge wildfire burning near Cranbrook ‘being held’

Wildfire is not expected to grow beyond predetermined boundaries under prevailing conditions, say officials

Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)
Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuation alert lifted for 6 properties near Connell Ridge wildfire

An evacuation alert has been lifted for six properties near the Connell…

Smoke is pictured billowing from the Connell Ridge fire, south of Cranbrook. (Photo via BC Wildfire Service)
BC Nurses’ Union vice president Adriane Gear, fourth from the left, stopped to meet with nurses in Cranbrook on Thursday, Aug. 18. Trevor Crawley photo.

BC Nurses’ Union tours East Kootenay to hear feedback on staffing concerns, challenges

Staffing challenges for nurses in regional health care facilities in the Kootenays…

BC Nurses’ Union vice president Adriane Gear, fourth from the left, stopped to meet with nurses in Cranbrook on Thursday, Aug. 18. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Elko Bridge spanning the CP railway is being replaced, with completion expected by next summer. Photo courtesy Google.

Elko bridge spanning railway set for replacement

A bridge spanning the railway near Elko on Highway 3 is being…

The Elko Bridge spanning the CP railway is being replaced, with completion expected by next summer. Photo courtesy Google.
Crews hiking off of the Cummings Creek fire line at the end of the day, August 12. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

Large wildfires remain active near Cranbrook, Elk Valley

Fire crews continue to respond to the Connell Ridge wildfire south of…

Crews hiking off of the Cummings Creek fire line at the end of the day, August 12. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)

Latest round of talks conclude over Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Another round of Columbia River Treaty talks has concluded between Canada and…

Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Hospital board wrestles with capital project priorities

Big ticket items include FW Green Home expansion, modernizing East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
A large plume of smoke from the Connell Ridge wildfire could be seen from Cranbrook on Sunday, Aug. 14. Trevor Crawley photo.

Three large wildfires continue to burn in East Kootenay

Fire crews continue to respond to Connell Ridge, Weasel Creek, Cummings Creek wildfires

A large plume of smoke from the Connell Ridge wildfire could be seen from Cranbrook on Sunday, Aug. 14. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Weasel Creek wildfire has burned across the Montana border and into the B.C. portion of the Flathead Valley.Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

Wildfire burns across Montana border into B.C.

Wildfire burning in the B.C. side of the Flathead Valley estimated at 620 hectares

The Weasel Creek wildfire has burned across the Montana border and into the B.C. portion of the Flathead Valley.Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
Matthew Duarte is the newest Cranbrook Bucks commit for the 2022-23 season. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.

Bucks add another forward for upcoming season

A new forward is joining the Cranbrook Bucks for the upcoming BCHL…

Matthew Duarte is the newest Cranbrook Bucks commit for the 2022-23 season. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.
An area restriction has been implemented around the Connell Ridge wildfire. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

Area restriction implemented around Connell Ridge wildfire near Cranbrook

An area restriction around the Connell Ridge wildfire has been issued by…

An area restriction has been implemented around the Connell Ridge wildfire. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
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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.