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Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)
Core samples from hole #2, Vulcan Project. Eagle Plains Resources photo
Core samples from hole #2, Vulcan Project. Eagle Plains Resources photo
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

UPDATED: COVID-19 outbreak declared at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at East Kootenay Regional Hospital…

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
Jeff Hodder is showing the cadets what the Drone is seeing from the air as everyone takes turns looking at the small screen. Photo courtesy Captain Lori Lee Bott.

Air cadets take in drone demonstration, learn orienteering skills

Local air cadets recently spent an afternoon at Idlewild Park learning about…

Jeff Hodder is showing the cadets what the Drone is seeing from the air as everyone takes turns looking at the small screen. Photo courtesy Captain Lori Lee Bott.
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka is encouraging people to submit their feedback to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Map courtesy Electoral Boundaries Commission.

MLA Shypitka encourages feedback to proposed riding boundary changes

A Kootenay MLA is encouraging public feedback to proposed changes to the…

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka is encouraging people to submit their feedback to the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Map courtesy Electoral Boundaries Commission.
Wayne Price celebrates his electoral win with his wife, Cheryl, and campaign volunteers and supporters on Saturday night at the Cranbrook Curling Centre. Trevor Crawley photo.

Price eyes Cranbrook priorities as election dust settles

Cranbrook has elected a new mayor. On Saturday, Oct. 15, Wayne Price…

Wayne Price celebrates his electoral win with his wife, Cheryl, and campaign volunteers and supporters on Saturday night at the Cranbrook Curling Centre. Trevor Crawley photo.
Preliminary vote results fro the RDEK electoral areas are in.

Preliminary vote results for RDEK electoral areas

As municipalities elect new mayors and councillors in cities and districts across…

Preliminary vote results fro the RDEK electoral areas are in.
Cranbrook newly elected Mayor Wayne Price (centre) with campaign team members Ross Priest and Denise Pallesen. Price was elected as Cranbrook’s 25th mayor on Saturday, Oct. 15, defeating incumbent Lee Pratt 2,721 votes to 1,758. (Barry Coulter)

Wayne Price elected as Mayor of Cranbrook

Blissett, Graham, Peabody, Popoff, Stetski and Wray elected to Cranbrook Council

Cranbrook newly elected Mayor Wayne Price (centre) with campaign team members Ross Priest and Denise Pallesen. Price was elected as Cranbrook’s 25th mayor on Saturday, Oct. 15, defeating incumbent Lee Pratt 2,721 votes to 1,758. (Barry Coulter)
Voting in the BC civic election is open Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Final results in for Cranbrook election; Price is elected mayor

Blissett, Graham, Peabody, Popoff, Stetski and Wray elected to Cranbrook Council

Voting in the BC civic election is open Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voting Day in the BC Municipal Elections is Saturday, Oct. 15. Voting takes place at 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Laurie Middle School Gymnasium, 1808 2nd Street South

It’s Election Day in Cranbrook

The next reign of local leaders are expected to be named Saturday…

Voting Day in the BC Municipal Elections is Saturday, Oct. 15. Voting takes place at 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Laurie Middle School Gymnasium, 1808 2nd Street South
Columbia Basin Trust’s new Business SMART Grants to help businesses address climate change. CBT file

Basin businesses eligible for support to address changing climate

A new Trust program offers grants, advisor support

Columbia Basin Trust’s new Business SMART Grants to help businesses address climate change. CBT file
RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)

Man accused of impersonating doctor in Trail dies a week later by electrocution

Trail RCMP believe the man was electrocuted while attempting to climb down a power pole

RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)
10 new publicly funded treatment beds were announced out at Recovery Ranch on Thursday (Oct. 13). Trevor Crawley photo

Province expands mental health, substance use supports in Cranbrook

The province is funding 10 new substance us and withdrawal treatment beds…

10 new publicly funded treatment beds were announced out at Recovery Ranch on Thursday (Oct. 13). Trevor Crawley photo
Cranbrook city hall. Trevor Crawley photo.

Advance voting up 32 per cent in Cranbrook municipal election

Advance voting in the Cranbrook municipal election is up by 32 per…

Cranbrook city hall. Trevor Crawley photo.
New student housing at the Cranbrook campus of the College of the Rockies has been given names inspired by the Ktunaxa language. BC Government handout.

Ktunaxa language inspires new COTR student residence names

While five new student residences at the College of the Rockies Cranbrook…

New student housing at the Cranbrook campus of the College of the Rockies has been given names inspired by the Ktunaxa language. BC Government handout.
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board hopeful suing fellow candidate for calling her ‘a striptease artist’

Carin Bondar says the comment made during a Zoom meeting amounts to defamation

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
The BC Local Government Elections are set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Cranbrook city council and mayoral candidates state their case

The Cranbrook Townsman has offered all candidates seeking seats on City Council…

The BC Local Government Elections are set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
Seven candidates are running for six seats on Cranbrook city council. From left to right: Wes Graham, Ron Popoff, Mike Peabody, Wayne Stetski, Lynnette Wray, Jeremy Youngward and Norma Blissett. Trevor Crawley photo.

Candidates for Cranbrook city council debate the issues

Seven city council candidates running for six city council seats discussed and…

Seven candidates are running for six seats on Cranbrook city council. From left to right: Wes Graham, Ron Popoff, Mike Peabody, Wayne Stetski, Lynnette Wray, Jeremy Youngward and Norma Blissett. Trevor Crawley photo.
Pictured are George Heyman (left), Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for B.C., and Andrew Milne, who was recently named 2021 Conservation Officer of the Year. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service file)

Cranbrook-born Drew Milne named 2021 Conservation Officer of the Year

Milne now works as inspector for the South Coast region

Pictured are George Heyman (left), Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for B.C., and Andrew Milne, who was recently named 2021 Conservation Officer of the Year. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service file)