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Pictured is Shadow Mountain Golf Course in Cranbrook, a major golfing destination for tourists and residents alike (file photo).

City launches online survey to aid tourism master plan

Residents and business owners are encouraged to fill out the survey online

Pictured is Shadow Mountain Golf Course in Cranbrook, a major golfing destination for tourists and residents alike (file photo).
Cranbrook City Hall.

Annual financial report discloses municipal salaries, expenses

The City has released an annual financial report disclosing remuneration of elected…

Cranbrook City Hall.
A map was tweeted by Drive BC at 4:47 p.m. Monday, June 6, regarding a collision that brought traffic on Hwy. 3 east of Sparwood to a halt for over four hours. (Courtesy Drive BC)

‘Serious collision’ on Hwy. 3 near Sparwood leaves three dead

The incident is under investigation from the Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service

A map was tweeted by Drive BC at 4:47 p.m. Monday, June 6, regarding a collision that brought traffic on Hwy. 3 east of Sparwood to a halt for over four hours. (Courtesy Drive BC)
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming flights between Cranbrook and Kelowna. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal Airlines resuming flights between Cranbrook, Kelowna

Service was suspended last year due to low demand at the time

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming flights between Cranbrook and Kelowna. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
Last year, advocates marched to Cranbrook city hall in support of a regulated safe supply as a response to preventing deaths from drug poisonings. Trevor Crawley photo.

Decriminalization of personal drug possession measures don’t go far enough, says advocate

Some decriminalization measures for possession of small amounts of illicit substances for…

Last year, advocates marched to Cranbrook city hall in support of a regulated safe supply as a response to preventing deaths from drug poisonings. Trevor Crawley photo.
Cranbrook RCMP are currently seeking information about an alleged groping incident which occurred at a business in the 1700-block of Cranbrook St N.

RCMP seeking to locate man in alleged sexual assault

Cranbrook RCMP are currently seeking information about an alleged groping incident which…

Cranbrook RCMP are currently seeking information about an alleged groping incident which occurred at a business in the 1700-block of Cranbrook St N.
Cranbrook RCMP is currently investigating after a Dodge pick up truck was stolen over the weekend.
(File)

Cranbrook RCMP seek stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck

The truck was taken from 21st Ave. N. on June 4

Cranbrook RCMP is currently investigating after a Dodge pick up truck was stolen over the weekend.
(File)
Her Honour Jane Austin (right) B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, visits the St. Eugene Church with Sophie Pierre, former Aq’am Chief, Wednesday, June 1. (Photo courtesy Rachel Rilkoff)

Reconciliation a theme of Lt. Governor’s Kootenay visit

The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Janet Austin, made her first official…

Her Honour Jane Austin (right) B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, visits the St. Eugene Church with Sophie Pierre, former Aq’am Chief, Wednesday, June 1. (Photo courtesy Rachel Rilkoff)
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Election officials wanted: RDEK prepares for October elections

The RDEK is calling for applications to be an election official for the next election

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Bighorn sheep on the Radium Hill. MOTI file

Speed will be reduced on Radium Hill to avoid bighorn sheep mortalities

Those advocating for more to be done about big horn sheep mortality…

Bighorn sheep on the Radium Hill. MOTI file
Pictured are Galen Olstead (left) and Landon Elliott (right) outside of Key City Theatre, during phase two of recent construction and upgrades to the building. (Submitted file)

Council mulls five year stabilized funding request from Key City Theatre Society

Cranbrook city council is mulling a request for a stabilized five-year funding…

Pictured are Galen Olstead (left) and Landon Elliott (right) outside of Key City Theatre, during phase two of recent construction and upgrades to the building. (Submitted file)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
The grounds of Fraser Valley Institution for Women, located on King Road in Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Black Press Media)
Fisher Peak Brewing Company Brewmaster Jordon Aasland (centre, in blue) and HeidOut and Fisher Peak staff, with Canadian brewing awards, and samples of the product. (Barry Coulter photo)

Fisher Peak Brewing wins gold for Dark and Stormy

Brewmaster Jordon Aasland’s porter a hit with judges at the Canadian National Brewing Awards

Fisher Peak Brewing Company Brewmaster Jordon Aasland (centre, in blue) and HeidOut and Fisher Peak staff, with Canadian brewing awards, and samples of the product. (Barry Coulter photo)
Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)

Northwest BC conservation officer chases down armed robbery suspect

Ron Leblanc says it was ‘just like out of a movie; as he’s running, the cash is falling out of his pocket’

Smithers Conservation Office Ron Leblanc chased down and apprehended an armed robbery suspect May 24 in Smithers. (COS photo)
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Columbia River Treaty modernization talks remain ongoing

Canada, U.S. delegations held informal talks this spring to further clarify positions and proposals

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
Two people were arrested and face numerous charges after a search warrant was executed in the 300-block of Mission Place in Cranbrook.

Pair arrested in Cranbrook facing robbery and firearms offenses

Two people were arrested and face numerous charges after a search warrant…

Two people were arrested and face numerous charges after a search warrant was executed in the 300-block of Mission Place in Cranbrook.
Ktunaxa Nation leaders Bonnie Harvey (right) and Kathryn Teneese will present at the College of the Rockies, as COTR marks Indigenous History Month

College of the Rockies recognizing Indigenous History Month with guest speakers

June is Indigenous History Month (IHM), a time to recognize the rich…

Ktunaxa Nation leaders Bonnie Harvey (right) and Kathryn Teneese will present at the College of the Rockies, as COTR marks Indigenous History Month
There was significant flooding and debris flow in Fairmont in June of 2020. RDEK file

RDEK sets up self-fill sandbag stations in anticipation of spring flooding

While the snow melt is mostly complete in valley bottoms, there is…

There was significant flooding and debris flow in Fairmont in June of 2020. RDEK file
College of the Rockies. File photo.

International travel back on for COTR students, staff

Students and staff can now enjoy international educational experiences following COVID-19 travel hiatus

  • May 25, 2022
College of the Rockies. File photo.
The Fernie Community Choir’s Christmas concert at Holy Family Catholic Church from 2017. File photo. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)
The Fernie Community Choir’s Christmas concert at Holy Family Catholic Church from 2017. File photo. (Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press)