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Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)

Former northern B.C. mayor pleads not guilty to fentanyl possession

Telkwa’s Brad Layton remains out on bail pending yet-to-be-scheduled trial

Former Telkwa mayor Brad Layton, second from left, has pleaded not guilty to fentanyl possession in provincial court. (Thom Barker photo)
Contractors, Public Works installing new pump and motor near Confederation Park on Monday.

City updating water infrastructure near Confederation Park

Contractors, Public Works will be on site Monday, April 25, to install a new pump and motor

Contractors, Public Works installing new pump and motor near Confederation Park on Monday.
Tom Renney, CEO for Hockey Canada, announces retirement, will step down effective July 1. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney announces retirement

Prior to serving as Hockey Canada’s top executive, Renney had an extensive coaching career in the NHL

Tom Renney, CEO for Hockey Canada, announces retirement, will step down effective July 1. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Kootenay Ice players salute the crowd after a 5-4 win over the Red Deer Rebels in its last-ever game in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.

Kootenay Ice, WHL file response to Cranbrook lawsuit over alleged breach of contract

A former major-junior hockey team based in Cranbrook has filed a response…

Kootenay Ice players salute the crowd after a 5-4 win over the Red Deer Rebels in its last-ever game in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.
Larysa Maiboroda, who was living in Kyiv before war broke out, recently arrived in Cranbrook, joining her aunt, Halyna Ishchook. Maiboroda was welcomed into the community during a Sunday night rally in solidarity with Ukraine at Rotary Park. Trevor Crawley photo.

Ukrainian relatives arriving in Cranbrook, as volunteer society rallies resources

Efforts are already starting to bear fruit for a local volunteer group…

Larysa Maiboroda, who was living in Kyiv before war broke out, recently arrived in Cranbrook, joining her aunt, Halyna Ishchook. Maiboroda was welcomed into the community during a Sunday night rally in solidarity with Ukraine at Rotary Park. Trevor Crawley photo.
The St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino. Photo courtesy St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino.

Ktunaxa Nation Council annual charity golf tournament set for June

The annual Ktunaxa Nation Council charity golf tournament is back on this…

The St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino. Photo courtesy St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino.
Annalee and Laird Siemens. Photo courtesy Annalee and Laird Siemens.

Marking April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Annalee and Laird Siemens share their experiences and journey through life with Parkinson’s.

Annalee and Laird Siemens. Photo courtesy Annalee and Laird Siemens.
Police are on scene of Highway 3 collision in Jaffray.

UPDATED: Highway clear after police respond to collision near Jaffray

Highway 3 is now clear after police responded to a collision in…

Police are on scene of Highway 3 collision in Jaffray.
Fernie and Hosmer firefighters responded to and contained a grass fire in the Hosmer area on Wednesday, Apr. 13 2022. (Image courtesy of Regional District of East Kootenay)

Emergency responders contain Hosmer-area grass fire

A slash pile fire got away from a contract crew working in the area

Fernie and Hosmer firefighters responded to and contained a grass fire in the Hosmer area on Wednesday, Apr. 13 2022. (Image courtesy of Regional District of East Kootenay)
Interior Health centres will be displaying black balloons Tursday, April 14, in memory of all the lives lost to an overdose. (Contributed)

‘A sombre anniversary’: black balloons honour Interior Health’s overdose victims

All are invited to display balloons Thursday to mark the sixth anniversary of the declaration of B.C.’s opioid crisis

Interior Health centres will be displaying black balloons Tursday, April 14, in memory of all the lives lost to an overdose. (Contributed)
RCMP vehicle

Elk Valley RCMP investigating workplace death

A Telus worker died after falling 30 feet on Tuesday

RCMP vehicle
Pictured is a screenshot of video obtained by police of the alleged trailer theft, which shows a blue Ford pickup truck seen driving away with the red trailer attached. (RCMP file)

Cranbrook police investigating trailer theft

A red trailer was allegedly taken from a home, during the day, on Celia Road

Pictured is a screenshot of video obtained by police of the alleged trailer theft, which shows a blue Ford pickup truck seen driving away with the red trailer attached. (RCMP file)
An artists rendering of the renovated council chambers space at Cranbrook city hall. Rendering provided by City of Cranbrook.

City hall council chambers set for renovations, as meetings to be held off-site

With pending renovations set to get underway at City Hall, all regular…

An artists rendering of the renovated council chambers space at Cranbrook city hall. Rendering provided by City of Cranbrook.
Attorney General David Eby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Cranbrook city council, Attorney General Eby air out crime, housing and complex care issues

Cranbrook city council and Attorney General David Eby pledged to remain in…

Attorney General David Eby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Local author and publisher Keith Powell is planning a book of historical Cranbrook photos — ‘Forgotten Cranbrook’. He’s pictured with a mock-up of the cover. (Barry Coulter photo)

Local author planning book of historical Cranbrook photos

“Forgotten Cranbrook” will tell Cranbrook’s story through historical photographs

Local author and publisher Keith Powell is planning a book of historical Cranbrook photos — ‘Forgotten Cranbrook’. He’s pictured with a mock-up of the cover. (Barry Coulter photo)
Cranbrook’s 2022 capital projects program set to get underway. Trevor Crawley photo.

City’s 2022 capital projects program takes shape as cost challenges rise

Cranbrook’s 2022 capital works program is taking shape, with a number of…

Cranbrook’s 2022 capital projects program set to get underway. Trevor Crawley photo.
Cranbrook RCMP is seeking any information on the whereabouts of Jaret Evan Gorrie, a 41-year-old Jaffray man who is wanted province-wide on for failing to comply with a probation order. Photo courtesy Cranbrook RCMP.

RCMP seeking information as arrest warrant issued for Jaffray man

Police are seeking public assistance locating a Jaffray man on an outstanding…

Cranbrook RCMP is seeking any information on the whereabouts of Jaret Evan Gorrie, a 41-year-old Jaffray man who is wanted province-wide on for failing to comply with a probation order. Photo courtesy Cranbrook RCMP.
Pictured, left to right — Front row: Shelter for Ukrainians Society Ruth Huffman; Marko Maryniak, Vice-President. Back Row: CFKR MIchele Bates, Chair, Lisa Barnes, Vice-Chair.

New Ukraine support group registered as non-profit society

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies teaming up with Ukraine support group to help fundraise

Pictured, left to right — Front row: Shelter for Ukrainians Society Ruth Huffman; Marko Maryniak, Vice-President. Back Row: CFKR MIchele Bates, Chair, Lisa Barnes, Vice-Chair.
The Council of Forest Industries says they are working on ways to mitigate climate change. File photo

A healthy forest helps battle climate change: forest industry reps

Council of Forest Industries representatives took questions from Nelson City Council

The Council of Forest Industries says they are working on ways to mitigate climate change. File photo
RDEK is calling for nominations for their Volunteer of the Year award in all six electoral districts.

RDEK moving forward on plans for short-term rental regulations

The Regional District of East Kootenay is moving forward with a planning…

RDEK is calling for nominations for their Volunteer of the Year award in all six electoral districts.