The week in review: June 8

A video recap of this week’s top stories

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READ MORE: Drugs, weapons seized in multiple arrests in Cranbrook

Police reported in a press release Thursday that three recent separate events resulted in multiple arrests and seizure of a substantial amount of what is believed to be heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl, various firearms, ammunition, cash, and other offence related property.

Nine individuals have been charged or are facing charges for a variety of criminal offences ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of loaded firearms, possession of proceeds of crime.

READ MORE: Police make arrest after thefts from vehicles

A Cranbrook citizen reported a suspicious person to RCMP in the wee hours of Tuesday June 5, leading to his arrest, and the reclamation of numerous items he had stolen from vehicles that night. Cranbrook RCMP is asking people to confirm that their vehicles are locked and important items brought inside before retiring for the night.

READ MORE: RCMP in East Kootenay to crack down on tinted windows, loud motorcycle pipes

East Kootenay Traffic Services have announced that they will be stepping up enforcement of traffic laws, particularly those involving motorcycles and tinted windows.

Police throughout the East and West Kootenays will be adopting a zero tolerance policy for motorcycles which have had their exhaust pipes altered, or had after-market equipment installed to make them louder.

READ MORE: Man carrying gun prompts highway closure in Cranbrook

Traffic was briefly halted on Highway 3/95 on the east side of Cranbrook Tuesday, June 5, and the highway closed in both directions while RCMP investigated a report of a man in camouflage carrying a rifle and walking down the highway near the SPCA. Responding officers determined quickly that the man’s vehicle had broken down and he was coming back from hunting. Not wanting to leave the firearm unsecure in his vehicle, he took it and met a friend who came to pick him up on the highway.

READ MORE: Preparation for 55+ BC games moves ahead with opening of office

The Cranbrook/Kimberley 55+ BC Games takes place in September and planning is well underway with the opening of the official office on Slater Road in Cranbrook. Co-presidents Sandy Zeznik and Jaret Thompson expect around 2700 participants, over 100 directors and chairs and need to fill over 1200 volunteer positions. The games are expected to bring around 3 million in revenue to the area.

READ MORE: Cranbrook residents protest federal pipeline purchase

A group of around 20 protestors gathered out side Wayne Stetski’s office on Monday taking part in a nation-wide day of action to voice their disagreement with the Federal Government’s plan to purchase the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion. The pipeline project as a whole has been and still remains a widely controversial issue for citizens across Canada.

READ MORE: MBSS art students present ‘Bee Kind:’ Find art show of the year

On Wednesday, June 6 the Visual Arts Students of Mount Baker Secondary School joined the Music Department for a final show at the Key City Theatre.The focus of the visual art collection is “Bee Kind” and largely on the importance of bees to our world.

A collection of other works from the semester were included.

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Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

A man last seen on May 15 in Calgary may be heading to the Kootenay region, according to police

Chernove medals in Belgium

Cranbrook cyclist Tristen Chernove finished the second round of UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup

Former polygamous leader found guilty of removing a child from Canada

James Oler found guilty of removing an underage child from Canada to marry a U.S. man in 2004

Dog owner upset after five puppies stolen from Cranbrook home

Angelo Polh says a litter of puppies were taken from his home while he was away on May 11.

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Sitting and sleeping on downtown sidewalks could net $100 fine in Penticton

The measure, which still requires final approval, would be enforced between May and Sept. 30

Survey finds 15% of Canadian cannabis users with a valid licence drive within two hours of using

Survey also finds middle-aged men are upping their usage following legalization

B.C. man killed in logging accident ‘would have done anything for anyone’

Wife remembers 43-year old Petr Koncek, father of two children

Ottawa spending $24.5M to research on health benefits, risks of pot use

$390,000 will fund two cannabis public awareness

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Trudeau’s action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement

Terry Lake, a former B.C. health minister, is running for federal office in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

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