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City hires new fire chief

Wayne ‘Dez’ Desjardins comes to Cranbrook after 36 years of service in the Canadian military

RDEK wrestling with wildlife carcass disposal

Board votes down motion to dispose wildlife carcasses in Sparwood landfill

COTR receives funding to enhance college experience

Columbia Basin Trust provides $ 6 million to support College of the Rockies and Selkirk College

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The Double PDGA Disc Golf Tournament

Rotary, JCI proposed new trail for Cranbrook park

The Idlewild Ridge Trail will be a 365-metre long paved pathway that will take its users along the top of the ridge on the lake’s north side.

Stetski calls for elimination of federal student loan interest

Kootenay-Columbia MP wants feds to follow in footsteps of provincial counterparts

Interior Health hospitals to serve more made in B.C. food

New initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture to serve more B.C. produced food in hospitals

UPDATED: Wildlife biologist seeking provincial funding for translocation report

Study to provide guidance to the province on using translocation as a deer management option

Water expert to present at College of the Rockies

Robert Sanford will discuss available and sustainable global water management on March 11

City crews repairing water main break

Repairs underway for water main break in the 300 block of 20th Avenue South

Expert presenting on insects, biodiversity at COTR

A professor with UNBC to discuss pine beetle infestation, biodiversity on March 12

East Kootenay Science Fair this weekend at COTR

The region is celebrating the sciences this weekend. So head on down…

Western Financial Place roof system needs repair, replacement

Consultant delivered report to city council outlining recommendations to fix water leakage issues

School district receives funding for maintenance projects

Roughly $1.7 million will go towards a roof project in Fernie, upgraded lighting and a new bus

Kimberley hosts Farmers’ Market conference this weekend

Farmers’ market vendors and organizers from across the province will gather in Kimberley to connect, learn and advance the local food sector with workshops, networking events and training

Kootenay air cadets compete in public speaking competition

Castlegar-based cadet to represent the region at provincials in Richmond

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

RCMP name Sgt. Barry Graham as Cranbrook detachment commander

The Mounties have a new detachment commander in Cranbrook. The RCMP announced…

Residential care funding already committed: Golden Life

Company says it changed staffing levels last year to move up to 3.36 hours of resident care per day

Stetski lauds election of federal NDP leader

Kootenay-Columbia MP looking forward to working with Jagmeet Singh in House of Commons

Shares owned by B.C. polygamist leader up for auction

Properties and assets owned by Winston Blackmore to be auctioned off to repay creditors