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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The Great Sam Steele Parade of 2018

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BC Ferries posts strong earnings before rate cuts

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Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

Snapchat used to make mass shooting threat in Kamloops

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B.C. groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement

B.C. Supreme Court judge suspended ruling for one year to give government time to draft legislation

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

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BC conservation officers release badger from wolf trap

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B.C. Christian school mulls covenant, future of law school after court ruling

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