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City of Cranbrook and CUPE Local 2090 have come to terms on a two year collective agreement retroactive from March 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2023. Trevor Crawley photo.

City, CUPE Local 2090 ratify two-year collective agreement

The City of Cranbrook and CUPE Local 2090 members have reached a…

City of Cranbrook and CUPE Local 2090 have come to terms on a two year collective agreement retroactive from March 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2023. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Mount Baker Concert Choir has been awarded runner-up in the B.C. Performing Arts Festival - High School Choral Division. The choir is pictured with director and teacher Evan Bueckert. (Submitted)

Mount Baker Concert Choir named runner-up in BC Performing Arts Festival

The Mount Baker Concert Choir has been awarded runner-up in the B.C.…

The Mount Baker Concert Choir has been awarded runner-up in the B.C. Performing Arts Festival - High School Choral Division. The choir is pictured with director and teacher Evan Bueckert. (Submitted)
No cyclist is going to make it over the Gray Creek Pass yet. Photo submitted

Gray Creek Pass unlikely to open until mid-July

Don’t be planning any excursions over the Gray Creek Pass in the…

No cyclist is going to make it over the Gray Creek Pass yet. Photo submitted
A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Ex-B.C. sheriff turned Kootenay security company owner charged with sexual assault of a minor

William Trowell, owner of Selkirk Security Systems, was arrested on June 8

A Trail man has been charged with sexual interference of a person under 14. (Black Press Media stock photo)
On June 7, 2022, the six governments of the Ktunaxa Nation met with United States government representatives to discuss watershed pollution from mining in Canada that ‘crosses the line’ into the United States.Photo courtesy Ktunaxa Nation Council.

Ktunaxa press feds on cross-border pollution in Kootenay watershed

Ktunaxa governments met with U.S. officials, continue to push feds for International Joint Commission

On June 7, 2022, the six governments of the Ktunaxa Nation met with United States government representatives to discuss watershed pollution from mining in Canada that ‘crosses the line’ into the United States.Photo courtesy Ktunaxa Nation Council.
Jeremy Youngward, at Retro Sound and Collectibles in downtown Cranbrook, has announced his intention to run for Cranbrook City Council in the upcoming municipal elections. (Barry Coulter photo)

Youngward to seek seat on Cranbrook Council

Downtown business owner believes too many opportunities for city growth being missed

Jeremy Youngward, at Retro Sound and Collectibles in downtown Cranbrook, has announced his intention to run for Cranbrook City Council in the upcoming municipal elections. (Barry Coulter photo)
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
Cranbrook’s East Kootenay Community Credit Union and Castlegar’s Heritage Credit Union have entered into merger discussions. Photo: Barry Coulter
A man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP for arson after allegedly lighting a fire under the Fernie Alpine Resort sign on June 1, 2022. (Courtesy of the Elk Valley RCMP)

Man arrested for arson after allegedly lighting fire under FAR sign

The man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP, who found a jerry can with gas and a lighter in his car

A man was arrested by Cranbrook RCMP for arson after allegedly lighting a fire under the Fernie Alpine Resort sign on June 1, 2022. (Courtesy of the Elk Valley RCMP)
Pictured are the 2022 award winners. (Left to right) Claire Wensveen, who was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, Eilish Cox, who was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal, and Carson Thompson who received the President’s Award of Excellence. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

PHOTOS: College of the Rockies 2022 convocation

The first in-person ceremony since before the pandemic saw students from 2020, 2021 and 2022

Pictured are the 2022 award winners. (Left to right) Claire Wensveen, who was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, Eilish Cox, who was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal, and Carson Thompson who received the President’s Award of Excellence. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Director Dan Caverly discusses a scene with actors during the shooting of Susap: Keeper of Knowledge, premiering in Cranbrook June 20.

Film about Lower Kootenay Band elder premiering in Cranbrook

Susap: Keeper of Knowledge is about Hereditary Chief Robert Louie; playing at Key City Theatre Monday, June 20

Director Dan Caverly discusses a scene with actors during the shooting of Susap: Keeper of Knowledge, premiering in Cranbrook June 20.
Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC

Snowfall warning issued for Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass

Up to 15 cm of snow is expected Monday evening and Tuesday morning

Snow is expected Monday and Tuesday on the Paulson Summit. Photo: DriveBC
The River Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning for the Elk Valley as of Monday June 13.(Image courtesy of BC River Forecast Centre)

Flood warning issued for Elk River

The River Forecast Centre upgraded it’s flood watch to a warning on Monday June 13

The River Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning for the Elk Valley as of Monday June 13.(Image courtesy of BC River Forecast Centre)
Families are pictured fishing at Wasa Lake with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s free Learn to Fish Program (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin)
Families are pictured fishing at Wasa Lake with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s free Learn to Fish Program (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin)
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Part of 30th Ave N to close next week for infrastructure upgrades

The closure will take place from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17

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A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.

Memorial fundraiser in honour of community icons supports Ukraine refugees

Romich, Sandor families trace path from post-war Europe to building a new life in Cranbrook

A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.
Cranbrook Boys with 54th Battalion in Camp at Vernon 1915

It happened this week in 1915

June 5 - 11: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Cranbrook Boys with 54th Battalion in Camp at Vernon 1915
Naloxone is a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdose. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Four deaths reported in Cranbrook in latest toxic drug crisis update

BC Coroners Service reports 161 deaths in April due to a poisoned drug supply

Naloxone is a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdose. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Every snow pack in the province is at least 140% of normal

Kootenay snow packs well above normal

West Kootenay at 170% of normal and in the East, 166%

Every snow pack in the province is at least 140% of normal
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
People take part in a march in Mission, B.C., Saturday, June 4, 2022 in a handout photo. Indigenous leaders have called a meeting with RCMP in Chilliwack, B.C., to discuss how police intend to proceed after a pickup truck driver allegedly hit four members of a memorial march on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Robert Jago
Proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan and zoning bylaws for a new development are heading to a public hearing. Photo submitted.

Proposed zoning changes for new development heading to public hearing

Planning and zoning amendment that would facilitate a proposed development off Echo…

Proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan and zoning bylaws for a new development are heading to a public hearing. Photo submitted.