Corey Bullock

These five kittens were recently found in the garbage pile at the Fort Steele landfill. They are now in the care of a foster. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)

Five kittens found in garbage pile at Fort Steele landfill

One worker at the landfill luckily saw something moving in the pile

These five kittens were recently found in the garbage pile at the Fort Steele landfill. They are now in the care of a foster. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Long)
Cranbrook Bucks are pictured at their recent training camp. The Bucks and the Smoke Eaters will play host to the Canadian National Women’s team in October. (Trevor Crawley file)

Cranbrook Bucks, Trail Smoke Eaters to play host to Canadian National Women’s Team

Team Canada will continue its road to Beijing with a pair of games against BCHL teams

Cranbrook Bucks are pictured at their recent training camp. The Bucks and the Smoke Eaters will play host to the Canadian National Women’s team in October. (Trevor Crawley file)
Open burning will once again be allowed in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre, as of noon on Thursday, September 16.
(File Photo)

Ban on open burning lifted in parts of Southeast Fire Centre

The ban will remain in place for the Boundary region

Open burning will once again be allowed in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre, as of noon on Thursday, September 16.
(File Photo)
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at the Travelodge Hotel, located on the strip, Wednesday morning (September 1). The fire was contained to a single room. (City of Cranbrook file)

UPDATE: structure fire at Cranbrook Travelodge contained to one room

Those staying at the hotel are allowed back into rooms unaffected by the fire

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at the Travelodge Hotel, located on the strip, Wednesday morning (September 1). The fire was contained to a single room. (City of Cranbrook file)
Robin Goldsbury is running for the Liberals in Kootenay-Columbia.

Liberal candidate Robin Goldsbury campaigns in Cranbrook ahead of federal election

Goldsbury is in the running for MP of Kootenay-Columbia

Robin Goldsbury is running for the Liberals in Kootenay-Columbia.
Wayne Stetski and members of his campaign are pictured on the sidewalk outside of the Save On Foods parking lot Monday morning, August 16th, holding their signs, waving to passers by, and speaking with community members. Stetski will be running as MP for Kootenay-Columbia in the upcoming Sept. 20th Federal Election. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

NDP Wayne Stetski gets campaign rolling as writ dropped

Stetski was outside of Cranbrook Save On Foods Monday campaigning for the upcoming Federal Election

Wayne Stetski and members of his campaign are pictured on the sidewalk outside of the Save On Foods parking lot Monday morning, August 16th, holding their signs, waving to passers by, and speaking with community members. Stetski will be running as MP for Kootenay-Columbia in the upcoming Sept. 20th Federal Election. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
$45,000 has been awarded for invasive plant management on critical bighorn sheep winter ranges in the Wigwam Flats, Bull River and Columbia Lake East, co-funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. Pictured is a Bighorn sheep in the Bull River area. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Kootenay-based fish, wildlife projects to receive over $1M in funding

Several projects based in the East Kootenay region to benefit

$45,000 has been awarded for invasive plant management on critical bighorn sheep winter ranges in the Wigwam Flats, Bull River and Columbia Lake East, co-funded by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. Pictured is a Bighorn sheep in the Bull River area. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)

Staff shortages, substantiated concerns being addressed at Joseph Creek Care Village: agencies

Golden Life Management, Interior Health and Ministry of Health all issue statements

Joseph Creek Village in Cranbrook, one of Golden Life’s senior’s living residences. (File Photo)
As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Some Kootenay rivers closed to fishing due to heat, drought

Several streams in Region 4 will be closed to fishing during certain times from July 29 until Sept. 15

As of July 29th, 2021, there will be several streams in Region Four (Kootenay) that are closed to fishing until September 15, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
As of noon on Wednesday, July 14 an area restriction will be in effect for the Akokli and Redding Creek areas due to wildfires in the Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook zones.

Area restriction in effect for Akokli, Redding Creek areas

In the interest of public and responder safety, an area restriction will be going into effect Wednesday

As of noon on Wednesday, July 14 an area restriction will be in effect for the Akokli and Redding Creek areas due to wildfires in the Kootenay Lake and Cranbrook zones.
Pictured is Kole Blackmore, a 14-year-old from Creston who is currently hospitalized in the U.S. after a traumatic dirt biking incident at the beginning of the month. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his recovery and hospital bills. (Submitted photo)

GoFundMe set up for 14-year-old Creston boy hurt in dirt biking incident

Kole Blackmore is currently in the hospital in the U.S. with severe brain trauma

Pictured is Kole Blackmore, a 14-year-old from Creston who is currently hospitalized in the U.S. after a traumatic dirt biking incident at the beginning of the month. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his recovery and hospital bills. (Submitted photo)
A special air quality statement has been issued for the East Kootenay region as of Monday, July 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Special air quality statement issued for East Kootenay region

There are currently 65 wildfires burning throughout the Southeast Fire Centre

A special air quality statement has been issued for the East Kootenay region as of Monday, July 12. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay

This is the second thunderstorm watch alert in this region this week

Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.
A thunderstorm, with lightning, pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay region

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms: Environment Canada

A thunderstorm, with lightning, pictured in Fraser Valley in 2021. (Black Press Media/Jaimie Grafstrom)
Pictured is Lake Koocanusa. (File Photo)

Illegal bonfire put out at Koocanusa area on Canada Day

“To have a fire of any size is not only illegal, but reckless and selfish”: Baynes Lake Fire Chief

Pictured is Lake Koocanusa. (File Photo)
Calvin Dickson photo.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

Calvin Dickson photo.
Pictured is Rolf Heer, the iconic woodcarver who became famous for his Home of a Thousand Faces in Radium. The Radium Arts and Cultural Society has decided to turn his former property into a park. (Submitted file)

Radium’s Rolf Heer legacy to live on through Woodcarver Park

The park will honour the legacy of the late Rolf Heer and his Home of a Thousand Faces

Pictured is Rolf Heer, the iconic woodcarver who became famous for his Home of a Thousand Faces in Radium. The Radium Arts and Cultural Society has decided to turn his former property into a park. (Submitted file)
As of Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:00pm, category 3 fires will not be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. (File Photo)

Category 3 fires to be banned throughout Southeast Fire Centre

As of noon on June 11, category 3 fires will not be allowed

As of Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:00pm, category 3 fires will not be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. (File Photo)
Local veterinary clinics are feeling the pressure brought on by a pandemic-related pet boom, causing a backlog of clients and staff to feel burnt-out. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File)

B.C. veterinarians facing intense pressure from pandemic pet boom

One Cranbrook clinic gets an average of 500 calls per day

Local veterinary clinics are feeling the pressure brought on by a pandemic-related pet boom, causing a backlog of clients and staff to feel burnt-out. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File)
Local veterinary clinics are feeling the pressure brought on by a pandemic-related pet boom, causing a backlog of clients and staff to feel burnt-out. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File)

Veterinarians facing intense pressure from pandemic pet boom

One Cranbrook clinic gets an average of 500 calls per day

Local veterinary clinics are feeling the pressure brought on by a pandemic-related pet boom, causing a backlog of clients and staff to feel burnt-out. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File)