Corey Bullock

Pictured is the Valour Mural on the Wall of Honour at Cranbrook Rotary Park, where an information plaque has recently gone missing from. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Commemorative plaques stolen from Cranbrook’s Rotary Park

Several plaques were also recently stolen from the Veterans Memorial Park in Kimberley

Pictured is the Valour Mural on the Wall of Honour at Cranbrook Rotary Park, where an information plaque has recently gone missing from. (Barry Coulter/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Conservation Officers, biologists, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen rescued an osprey nest from high water on Kootenay Lake. (BCCOS file)

Osprey nest rescued from high water in Kootenay Lake

Conservation Officers, biologists, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen rescued the nest

Conservation Officers, biologists, a retired park ranger and a concerned citizen rescued an osprey nest from high water on Kootenay Lake. (BCCOS file)
The Lussier River Hot Springs are accessed by the Whiteswan Forest Service Road south of Canal Flats. Bulletin file.

Lussier Hot Springs temporarily closed due to high water

There is no timeline for when they will re-open

The Lussier River Hot Springs are accessed by the Whiteswan Forest Service Road south of Canal Flats. Bulletin file.
TAWKROC members are pictured during a crag clean-up day at the Upper Slocan Bluffs. (Photo courtesy Daniel Raber)

Climbing routes established and maintained at Upper Slocan Bluffs

Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers hosts two crag clean-up days

TAWKROC members are pictured during a crag clean-up day at the Upper Slocan Bluffs. (Photo courtesy Daniel Raber)
Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)

Farmer video series offers resources for optimizing irrigation ahead of hot, dry months

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors has filmed a series of field tours which are now available online

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)
Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)

Hazardous waste depot at Cranbrook Transfer Station closed following break-in

Vandals caused extensive damage to interior and exterior of building: RDEK

Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)
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UPDATE: Stolen U-Haul located and returned, one person arrested

Police thanked community for providing information leading to arrest, return of U-Haul

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A cooperative group of veterinary clinics in the East Kootenay has been formed in an effort to offer more emergency services in the region. The EKVG encourages all residents with animals to have a plan in place if emergency transport is required, especially when it comes to equine and bovine clients because farm calls might not be available. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

East Kootenay veterinarians form cooperative to offer more emergency services

East Kootenay Veterinary Group merges emergent calls in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Creston, Invermere

A cooperative group of veterinary clinics in the East Kootenay has been formed in an effort to offer more emergency services in the region. The EKVG encourages all residents with animals to have a plan in place if emergency transport is required, especially when it comes to equine and bovine clients because farm calls might not be available. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)

B.C. youth climate groups call for Kootenay-wide energy transition by 2050

DTSS Climate Change and Columbi-YEA asking governments to commit to climate change policies

On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)
Western Painted Turtles are pictured basking in the sun at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. These turtles will benefit from the ecosystem restoration projects that are taking place across the region over the next five years. (Stewart Wilson photo)

Local, regional ecosystem restoration projects set to take place over next five years

Columbia Basin Trust will help to support six different projects across the region

Western Painted Turtles are pictured basking in the sun at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. These turtles will benefit from the ecosystem restoration projects that are taking place across the region over the next five years. (Stewart Wilson photo)
Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)

Wings Over the Rockies nature festival returns to the Columbia Valley for 25th year

The festival is based in Invermere from May 9 to 15, with events taking place from Wasa to Golden

Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)
An observation for Leafy spurge (pictured) was recorded last summer near Panorama.This perennial is listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet by the Global Invasive Species Database. (Photo via ISCBC/R Mueller)

East Kootenay residents invited to take part in Community Nature Challenge

Citizen-science initiative asks residents to take photos of plants and animals in your neighbourhood

An observation for Leafy spurge (pictured) was recorded last summer near Panorama.This perennial is listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet by the Global Invasive Species Database. (Photo via ISCBC/R Mueller)
Gabriella Cook, Sawyer Gascon and Owen Howard of Naksup hosted a bake sale at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 9, where they sold cookies with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. The trio has raised over $1,500. (Photo courtesy of Karlee Cook)

West Kootenay kids raise over $1,500 for Ukraine children’s hospital with bake sale

Three kids from Nakusp took it upon themselves to raise money for the kids in Kyiv, Ukraine

Gabriella Cook, Sawyer Gascon and Owen Howard of Naksup hosted a bake sale at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 9, where they sold cookies with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital in Ukraine. The trio has raised over $1,500. (Photo courtesy of Karlee Cook)
The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)

Kootenay Children’s Festival returns this May

The festival will feature Fred Penner, Bonnie Harvey and Karima Essa

The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)
Streams in the Kootenays are closed to anglers from April 1 to June 14 for the annual spawning period. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kootenay streams closed to fishing for annual spawning period

Streams in region four close every year from April 1 to June 14, with some exceptions

Streams in the Kootenays are closed to anglers from April 1 to June 14 for the annual spawning period. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured is Matilda, a kitten who was recently brought into the East Kootenay SPCA with a badly broken leg. The SPCA is raising funds for Matilda while she receives care after having to have the leg amputated. (EK SPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA raising funds for Matilda the kitten after leg amputation

Matilda recently arrived at the shelter with a badly broken leg, resulting in amputation

Pictured is Matilda, a kitten who was recently brought into the East Kootenay SPCA with a badly broken leg. The SPCA is raising funds for Matilda while she receives care after having to have the leg amputated. (EK SPCA file)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

‘Sunflowers of Support’: West Coast Seeds raises funds for Ukraine with national flower sale

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Reuse it centres are once again open after a temporary shut down. RDEK file

RDEK reuse centres now open in Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley

The reuse centres were closed for six weeks

Reuse it centres are once again open after a temporary shut down. RDEK file
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RDEK asking for resident feedback on draft five year financial plan

The comment period is open until noon on Monday, March 7

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The RDEK is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver Emergency Support Services in the region. (News Bulletin photo)

RDEK, Red Cross partner up for delivery of local emergency support services

Volunteers are needed in several East Kootenay communities

The RDEK is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver Emergency Support Services in the region. (News Bulletin photo)