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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.
The Cranbrook Bucks have added another player for next season in Jack Silich, who has committed to the club for the 2022-23 season. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.

Bucks add another forward for next season

A new face will be joining the Cranbrook Bucks roster next season.…

The Cranbrook Bucks have added another player for next season in Jack Silich, who has committed to the club for the 2022-23 season. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks.
There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

Water treatment system briefly affected by power surge: City

A water boil advisory for children, seniors and those with weakened immune…

There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)
City council has approved a recommendation to facilitate the subdivision of the Mount Baker RV Campground as the future land use remains up in the air.

City to subdivide former RV park as future plans remain up in the air

Summer is in full swing and a once populated RV Park sits…

City council has approved a recommendation to facilitate the subdivision of the Mount Baker RV Campground as the future land use remains up in the air.
Harm reduction supplies, like naloxone, are available at the outreach van. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

195 deaths due to toxic drugs reported in May: Coroners Service

Fatal overdoses from a toxic illicit drug supply killed 195 people in…

Harm reduction supplies, like naloxone, are available at the outreach van. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Traffic on King St. was closed following an ‘active police incident’ on Thursday evening. Trevor Crawley photo.

One person in custody following shooting in Cranbrook Thursday evening

One person is in custody following a shooting Thursday evening on King…

Traffic on King St. was closed following an ‘active police incident’ on Thursday evening. Trevor Crawley photo.
Cranbrook Fire Hall. Trevor Crawley photo.

Firefighters, city sign new collective agreement

The City and the union representing municipal firefighters have signed a new…

Cranbrook Fire Hall. Trevor Crawley photo.
Paving and resurfacing is set to get underway on 4th St. N, according to the city. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Capital works projects well underway, says city

Two major capital road projects are complete, while a third is set…

Paving and resurfacing is set to get underway on 4th St. N, according to the city. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Watering restrictions begin on May 15 in Sicamous. (Pixabay/file photo)

City looking to update water use regulations

An updated water use and regulation bylaw with accompanying enforcement penalties is…

Watering restrictions begin on May 15 in Sicamous. (Pixabay/file photo)