Barry Coulter

South Country firefighters mop up after a wildfire at the Aye’s Ranch Campground near Baynes Lake. Photo courtesy Regional District of East Kootenay

South Country firefighters called out twice Thursday

Shortly after tackling a wildfire near Baynes Lake, firefighters were called out to a structure fire in Elko

South Country firefighters mop up after a wildfire at the Aye’s Ranch Campground near Baynes Lake. Photo courtesy Regional District of East Kootenay
Wendy Booth mulls Conservative nomination

Wendy Booth mulls Conservative nomination

UBCM President and RDEK Vice Chair will not seek re-election this fall, and will switch focus to matters in Kootenay-Columbia

Wendy Booth mulls Conservative nomination
Teck’s $1 million donation to College of the Rockies will support construction of the new trades training facility at the College’s Cranbrook campus, in addition to establishing a scholarship fund for trades students and helping to revitalize the Fernie campus. Classes in the new trades facility are scheduled to start in early August. (Photo credit: Chandos Construction.)

Teck donates $1 million to College of the Rockies

Investment in facilities and student scholarships boosts regional trades training

Teck’s $1 million donation to College of the Rockies will support construction of the new trades training facility at the College’s Cranbrook campus, in addition to establishing a scholarship fund for trades students and helping to revitalize the Fernie campus. Classes in the new trades facility are scheduled to start in early August. (Photo credit: Chandos Construction.)
Mellencamp marks Cranbrook for Canadian tour

Mellencamp marks Cranbrook for Canadian tour

John Mellencamp to play Western Financial Place November 7, tickets on sale June 1

Mellencamp marks Cranbrook for Canadian tour
Kootenay writer wins national book prize

Kootenay writer wins national book prize

Full Curl by Dave Butler has won the 2018 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel.

Kootenay writer wins national book prize
Jaffray house destroyed by fire late Wednesday

Jaffray house destroyed by fire late Wednesday

Fre crews rushed to the scene of a house fire in the Jaffray area late Wednesday.

Jaffray house destroyed by fire late Wednesday
Wildfire refugees: Shelter dogs airlifted from California to Cranbrook

Wildfire refugees: Shelter dogs airlifted from California to Cranbrook

California wildfires are placing immense pressure on animals shelters. Cranbrook steps in to help

Wildfire refugees: Shelter dogs airlifted from California to Cranbrook
Wildfire refugees: Shelter dogs airlifted from California to Cranbrook

Wildfire refugees: Shelter dogs airlifted from California to Cranbrook

California wildfires are placing immense pressure on animals shelters. Cranbrook steps in to help

Wildfire refugees: Shelter dogs airlifted from California to Cranbrook
Left to right: Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetsk, Roxana Podrasky, Erin Thom, Jonathon Robins.

Parliament welcomes Cranbrook’s Special Olympians

Roxana Podrasky, Erin Thom and Jonathan Robins given standing ovation in House of Commons

Left to right: Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetsk, Roxana Podrasky, Erin Thom, Jonathon Robins.
Mike Gould.

Would-be Kimberley hockey donor promises $7.5M is coming

Team says it’s been a month since Mike Gould announced he’d give them the cash

Mike Gould.
File photo.

Taxpayers’ group presents B.C. pre-budget committee with Top 10 list

List compiled from survey of 15,000-strong provincial membership

File photo.
Cranbrook man fights off grizzly attack

Cranbrook man fights off grizzly attack

WARNING: Graphic Content - images may be disturbing to some viewers

Cranbrook man fights off grizzly attack
Authorities are searching for a missing or overdue aircrafted that last took off from Cranbrook on Thursday en route to Kamloops. The aircraft was piloted by Alex Simons, a 21 year old Kamloops man and accompanied by his companion Sidney Robillard, 24.

VIDEO: Nearly 20 planes search for aircraft that went missing en route to Kamloops

The overdue aircraft carrying a young man and woman failed to arrive on Thursday morning.

Authorities are searching for a missing or overdue aircrafted that last took off from Cranbrook on Thursday en route to Kamloops. The aircraft was piloted by Alex Simons, a 21 year old Kamloops man and accompanied by his companion Sidney Robillard, 24.
Shacarra Orr

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Jaffray volleyball player up for BC Sports Adversity Award

Shacarra Orr
Norma Blissett

Kootenay East chooses Blissett

Norma Blissett gets 94 votes to Randal Macnair's 13 at Cranbrook convention.

Norma Blissett
Jeff Faragher

Re-energized Symphony of the Kootenays forges ahead

New conductor Jeff Faragher signs on; plans for youth orchestra in the works

Jeff Faragher