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Paving will be taking place on Highway 19a between Simms Creek and the Big Rock Boat Ramp next week. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Highway 3 paving project set for section between Wardner, Elko

A number of highway surfaces are set for paving work this summer,…

A black bear spotted near Fernie in 2020. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Grizzly bear shot and killed near Fernie, COs seeking information

The female bear was around 6 years old and it would have been her first breeding year

A B.C. Cannabis Store. (File photo)

Cranbrook BC liquor, cannabis locations raise $15,361 for Ukraine relief efforts

The Cranbrook BC Cannabis Store location raised the second-highest in the province, with $5,783

One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Interior Health creates Community Health and Climate Change maps

Interior Health has created a series of community health and climate change…

One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.
Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell has been accepted into CBC Music’s Toyota SearchLight 2022 contest. Photo submitted.

Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell accepted to CBC’s SearchLight Contest

Back in February, Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell released a powerful song, entitled NorthStar…

Kimberley’s Heather Gemmell has been accepted into CBC Music’s Toyota SearchLight 2022 contest. Photo submitted.
Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Ktunaxa slam federal decision on Kootenay River pollution referral

Ktunaxa governments call for transboundary water issue dispute resolution through International Joint Commission

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
Dr. Albert de Villiers, former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. Photo: Submitted

Interior Health’s former top doctor to go on trial in January 2023

Dr. Albert de Villiers is charged with sex crimes against a child

Dr. Albert de Villiers, former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. Photo: Submitted
Emergency services are responding to an apartment fire at the 1600 block of 1st St. S in Cranbrook on Monday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.

UPDATED: Everyone safe, no injuries reported in apartment fire Monday afternoon

All occupants are safe and no injuries were reported in an apartment…

Emergency services are responding to an apartment fire at the 1600 block of 1st St. S in Cranbrook on Monday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.
A group of local residents is working on applying for a speed restriction on a section of Wasa Lake. Google Streetview screenshot.

Safety advocates pushing for speed limit on section of Wasa Lake

Group looking to apply for 10 km/h limit around North Bay area of Wasa Lake

A group of local residents is working on applying for a speed restriction on a section of Wasa Lake. Google Streetview screenshot.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Interior Health wrestling with rising capital project cost pressures

A number of capital projects are underway at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.

WATCH: Moose Hide Campaign Day in Kimberley

Indigenous-led campaign strives to end violence towards women and children

A Moose Hide Campaign Day event took place in Kimberley on Thursday, May 12, with a large crowd gathered to honour the Indigenous-led campaign to end violence against women and children. Paul Rodgers photo.
One of the panel displays at the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibition. David Humphrey photo

Travelling exhibit shows legacy of ‘Sixties Scoop’

Exhibit telling the history of the “Sixties Scoop” and its survivors was on display at the Cranbrook History Centre May 11.

One of the panel displays at the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibition. David Humphrey photo
The new Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Cranbrook opens this week. Trevor Crawley photo.

Pregnancy care clinic opens at Cranbrook Urgent and Primary Care Centre

Numerous services available through the new clinic, which is connected to the regional primary care network

The new Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Cranbrook opens this week. Trevor Crawley photo.
(Black Press file photo.)

Sale of fireworks banned in RDEK

The RDEK has banned the sale of fireworks between May 1 and October 1

(Black Press file photo.)
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Air Cadets take to the range at field training exercise

The weather didn’t dampen spirits of the cadets at a Field Training Exercise (FTX) day at Cranbrook District Rod & Gun Club

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A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
Baker St. in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.

Developing a vision for downtown revitalization

Downtown revitalization master plan coming into focus, according to city staff

Baker St. in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.
Environmental microbiologist Dr. Natalie Prystajecky with some of her staff members at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Photo: Submitted

Wastewater testing for COVID-19 coming to Interior Health

Testing can tell whether cases are rising or falling in a community

Environmental microbiologist Dr. Natalie Prystajecky with some of her staff members at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Photo: Submitted
Cranbrook City Hall. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook, RDEK receive $78,000 for poverty reduction initiatives

Cranbrook and local governments in the Regional District of East Kootenay are…

Cranbrook City Hall. Trevor Crawley photo.