Trevor Crawley

Koocanusa Reservoir. Robyn Duncan file.

Indigenous-led ecosystem studies a key element of Columbia River Treaty talks

While the Columbia River Treaty was borne out of a flood control…

Koocanusa Reservoir. Robyn Duncan file.
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate suspension ‘a quarter of a step forward,’ says MP Morrison

Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison calls the suspension of federal COVID-19 vaccine…

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
On June 7, 2022, the six governments of the Ktunaxa Nation met with United States government representatives to discuss watershed pollution from mining in Canada that ‘crosses the line’ into the United States.Photo courtesy Ktunaxa Nation Council.

Ktunaxa press feds on cross-border pollution in Kootenay watershed

Ktunaxa governments met with U.S. officials, continue to push feds for International Joint Commission

On June 7, 2022, the six governments of the Ktunaxa Nation met with United States government representatives to discuss watershed pollution from mining in Canada that ‘crosses the line’ into the United States.Photo courtesy Ktunaxa Nation Council.
Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.

East Kootenay under flood watch, high flows forecasted in West Kootenay

Spring melt, forecasted rain pushing Kootenay waterways to higher stream flows

Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.
Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.

East Kootenay under flood watch, high flows forecasted in West Kootenay

Spring melt, forecasted rain pushing Kootenay waterways to higher stream flows

Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.
A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.

Memorial fundraiser in honour of two iconic Cranbrook businessmen supports Ukraine refugees

Romich, Sandor families trace path from post-war Europe to building a new life in Cranbrook

A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming flights between Cranbrook and Kelowna. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal Airlines resuming flights between Cranbrook, Kelowna

Service was suspended last year due to low demand at the time

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming flights between Cranbrook and Kelowna. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
Last year, advocates marched to Cranbrook city hall in support of a regulated safe supply as a response to preventing deaths from drug poisonings. Trevor Crawley photo.

Decriminalization of personal drug possession measures don’t go far enough, says advocate

Some decriminalization measures for possession of small amounts of illicit substances for…

Last year, advocates marched to Cranbrook city hall in support of a regulated safe supply as a response to preventing deaths from drug poisonings. Trevor Crawley photo.
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Columbia River Treaty modernization talks remain ongoing

Canada, U.S. delegations held informal talks this spring to further clarify positions and proposals

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency department nurses: Jane Carlton, Tamara Roscoe, Teresa Myers, and Emily Larochelle. Photo courtesy Interior Health.

Suboxone treatment available in Interior Health emergency departments

Treatment for opioid use will be widely available in all Interior Health emergency departments by September

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency department nurses: Jane Carlton, Tamara Roscoe, Teresa Myers, and Emily Larochelle. Photo courtesy Interior Health.
Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Ktunaxa slam federal decision on Kootenay River pollution referral

Ktunaxa governments call for transboundary water issue dispute resolution through International Joint Commission

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
Wildfire activity in the Southeast FIre Centre is below average, so far. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

Wildfire activity below average in the Kootenays as season moves into summer

Area around Cranbrook being monitored by BC Wildfire Service, as April precipitation was below normal

Wildfire activity in the Southeast FIre Centre is below average, so far. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
Under changes proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia, Revelstoke would be excluded from an updated riding map.

Revelstoke to be excluded in proposed Kootenay-Columbia electoral boundary changes

Kootenay-Columbia boundary would remain largely intact, while a new riding would be formed in the Okanagan

Under changes proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia, Revelstoke would be excluded from an updated riding map.
Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)

Public info session being held to update Columbia River Treaty talks

Officials to update the state of negotiations and field any public questions and concerns

Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)
Jeffry Todd Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. File photo

2 men found not guilty in mistaken identity slaying of B.C. couple 10 years ago

Two men charged with murder have been found not guilty in the…

Jeffry Todd Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. File photo
Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)

Man wanted for Calgary murder arrested in Radium Hot Springs

Columbia Valley RCMP arrested a man in Radium Hot Springs this past…

Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)
Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)

Grand Forks CIBC bank robbed, lone suspect remains at large

Police seeking witnesses, information after male suspect made off with a ‘large sum of cash’

Grand Forks RCMP say they're investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving in the city over the May long weekend. (Stock photo)
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
Angel Flight East Kootenay is operating through inclement conditions now, thanks to the purchase of a new aircraft. Photo courtesy Todd Weselake.

New aircraft providing more reliable service for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Kootenay-based volunteer medical transport service reaping benefits of new aircraft for BC Interior flights

Angel Flight East Kootenay is operating through inclement conditions now, thanks to the purchase of a new aircraft. Photo courtesy Todd Weselake.
Cranbrook city hall.

Cranbrook mayor responds to Attorney General in dispute over housing, crime issues

Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt hits back at AG David Eby, following dueling statements on housing, crime issues

Cranbrook city hall.