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Kootenay man arrested for voyeurism at Beaver Valley Arena

Trail RCMP arrest a man for recording young women while changing at a hockey arena in Fruitvale

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The 2021 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award recipient, Jim Nicol, with his nominator, Lisa Barnes. (Photo submitted)

Seeking nominations for Community Volunteer award

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies Invites Nominations for the 2022 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award

The 2021 Knights of Pythias Community Volunteer Award recipient, Jim Nicol, with his nominator, Lisa Barnes. (Photo submitted)
The 2022 Youth Ambassador, pictured in May, 2022. Pictured left to right: Halle French, Belle Alaric, Madeline Gauthier (2020 Princess of Sam Steele), Mia Miles (2020 Sweetheart of Sam Steele), Jaylyn Spyskma, Alyssa Davis, and Jolene Julian-Hirn. (Townsman file photo)

2023 Youth Ambassador program applications available

The search is on for candidates for the 2023 Sweetheart Youth Ambassador…

The 2022 Youth Ambassador, pictured in May, 2022. Pictured left to right: Halle French, Belle Alaric, Madeline Gauthier (2020 Princess of Sam Steele), Mia Miles (2020 Sweetheart of Sam Steele), Jaylyn Spyskma, Alyssa Davis, and Jolene Julian-Hirn. (Townsman file photo)
At left: The late George Georgopoulos, founder of the Cranbrook Seniors Dinner. At right: The Seniors Dinner is set for Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Colombo Lodge. (Photos submitted)

Cranbrook Seniors dinner returns Nov. 30

436 diners expected at largest event for seniors in southeast BC

At left: The late George Georgopoulos, founder of the Cranbrook Seniors Dinner. At right: The Seniors Dinner is set for Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Colombo Lodge. (Photos submitted)
Joshua Sutherland was recognized by Cranbrook city council and acting mayor Wes Graham for capturing bronze at the World Kickboxing Championship. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook kickboxer captures bronze at World Championship

Local Muay Thai kickboxer Joshua Sutherland has fought his way to a…

Joshua Sutherland was recognized by Cranbrook city council and acting mayor Wes Graham for capturing bronze at the World Kickboxing Championship. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Eddie Mountain Arena in Invermere was evacuated after an ammonia leak was detected in the final minute of Friday’s game between the Columbia Valley Rockies and the Kamloops Storm. Photo courtesy Columbia Valley Rockies Facebook

Arena ammonia leak pauses KIJHL game in Invermere

Two days after an ammonia leak evacuated an arena in Invermere and…

The Eddie Mountain Arena in Invermere was evacuated after an ammonia leak was detected in the final minute of Friday’s game between the Columbia Valley Rockies and the Kamloops Storm. Photo courtesy Columbia Valley Rockies Facebook
A member of the Royal Canadian Legion leaves a poppy on a wreath laid at the Cenotaph following a Remembrance Day ceremony in Cranbrook on Nov. 11. Trevor Crawley photo.

Ceremony marks Remembrance Day in Cranbrook

Cranbrook marked Remembrance Day with a ceremony at Rotary Park, honouring veterans…

A member of the Royal Canadian Legion leaves a poppy on a wreath laid at the Cenotaph following a Remembrance Day ceremony in Cranbrook on Nov. 11. Trevor Crawley photo.
Rob Gay and Susan Clovechok were both acclaimed to board chair and vice chair roles, respectively, during the RDEK board's inaugural meeting on Nov. 10. Photo courtesy RDEK.

Gay, Clovechok acclaimed to RDEK board leadership

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be led by Rob Gay…

Rob Gay and Susan Clovechok were both acclaimed to board chair and vice chair roles, respectively, during the RDEK board's inaugural meeting on Nov. 10. Photo courtesy RDEK.
A vehicle crashed through a display window at Staples Office Depot on Tuesday night. Photo submitted.

Cranbrook RCMP respond to vehicle crash into local business

A vehicle crashed through a display window at Staples Office Depot Tuesday…

A vehicle crashed through a display window at Staples Office Depot on Tuesday night. Photo submitted.
Teck’s Elkview operations. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck reports increase in gross profits from coal despite economic headwinds

Gross profits from the company’s four coal mines was up 37 percent compared to the same time last year

Teck’s Elkview operations. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Volunteer programs with the Cranbrook RCMP are ramping back up following pandemic disruptions. (File Photo)

RCMP volunteer programs ramping back up following pandemic disruptions

Rebuilding of a number of volunteer programs through the Cranbrook RCMP detachment…

Volunteer programs with the Cranbrook RCMP are ramping back up following pandemic disruptions. (File Photo)
Based on internal commiunications, B.C. may have pressured the federal government to pull support for a reference to an entity that investigates and provides recommendations on transboundary water issues as it relates to Lake Koocanusa.

B.C., Teck opposed to international study of Kootenay watershed pollution

Freedom of information documents show provincial resistance to proposed referral of transboundary review

Based on internal commiunications, B.C. may have pressured the federal government to pull support for a reference to an entity that investigates and provides recommendations on transboundary water issues as it relates to Lake Koocanusa.
Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College breaks ground on new student housing in Castlegar and Nelson

Construction has started on 112-bed project on the Castlegar Campus and a 36-unit project in Nelson

Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College
Kimberley Alpine Resort optimistic about chairlift rebuild project and coming ski year. KAR photo.

Kimberley Alpine Resort provides update on North Star Chair rebuild

Timeline for opening chairlift ‘within range’ of resort’s usual opening date

Kimberley Alpine Resort optimistic about chairlift rebuild project and coming ski year. KAR photo.
Stillwater Consulting will be offering 120 training spots for those eligible seeking employment in the natural resource sector. Townsman file photo.

Cranbrook company receives provincial funding to provide natural resources jobs training

The province is providing $4 million to a local company based in…

Stillwater Consulting will be offering 120 training spots for those eligible seeking employment in the natural resource sector. Townsman file photo.
Kelowna’s unemployment rate increased to 5.3 per cent from January to February, according to Stats Canada. (File photo)

CPABC: Kootenay unemployment rate down but some sectors struggle to fill jobs

Although the unemployment rate in the Kootenays declined from 6.5 per cent…

Kelowna’s unemployment rate increased to 5.3 per cent from January to February, according to Stats Canada. (File photo)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
The Cranbrook RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who smashed a window at a Shadow Mountain golf course.

Cranbrook RCMP seek man who smashed window at golf course

The Cranbrook RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male…

The Cranbrook RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who smashed a window at a Shadow Mountain golf course.
A male mule deer is pictured in Kimberley. Kimberley Bulletin file

WildSafe BC reminds Kootenay residents to be cautious during fall mule deer rut

As many Kootenay residents will have noticed, the mule deer rut is…

A male mule deer is pictured in Kimberley. Kimberley Bulletin file
A vehicle slid off Hwy 95A south of Kimberley on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Nicole Koran photo
A vehicle slid off Hwy 95A south of Kimberley on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Nicole Koran photo