Trevor Crawley

Seven Save-On-Foods locations in the Kootenays raised $21,279 for Angel Flight East Kootenay, a volunteer medical transport service that takes regional patients to Kelowna. Pictured, left to right: Brent Bidston, Ted Murrell, Todd Weselake, Jon Stammers, Peter Burke and Dr. Shayne Soetaert.

Kootenay Save-On-Foods stores raise $21,279 for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Volunteer medical transport service flies patients from Kootenays to Kelowna for medical appointments

Seven Save-On-Foods locations in the Kootenays raised $21,279 for Angel Flight East Kootenay, a volunteer medical transport service that takes regional patients to Kelowna. Pictured, left to right: Brent Bidston, Ted Murrell, Todd Weselake, Jon Stammers, Peter Burke and Dr. Shayne Soetaert.
Mount Baker Secondary School welcomes students back for 2021/22 this week. Barry Coulter photo

SD5 board holding off on COVID-19 vaccine mandate decision

No template has been made available to help guide trustee decision-making, says board chair

Mount Baker Secondary School welcomes students back for 2021/22 this week. Barry Coulter photo
ʔaq̓am and Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’I communities are receiving grant funding from the First Nations Well Being Fund. File photo.

Grant funding awarded to local First Nation communities

Two local First Nation bands are receiving just under $100,000 in funding…

ʔaq̓am and Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’I communities are receiving grant funding from the First Nations Well Being Fund. File photo.
Fernie SAR assisted an injured mountain biker on Monday. (Photo Submitted)

Two missing women found safe and well in Bull River area: Fernie SAR

Two missing women were found safe and well out in the Bull…

Fernie SAR assisted an injured mountain biker on Monday. (Photo Submitted)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

Interior Health officials update RDEK board on regional operations, pandemic response

As COVID-19 cases surge in the Cranbrook area, Interior Health officials provided…

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
The BC CDC COVID-19 map for LHA data between Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2021.

Cranbrook hits pandemic high of 90 cases in one reporting week: BC CDC

Cranbrook hit a new pandemic high since localized case data became publicly…

The BC CDC COVID-19 map for LHA data between Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2021.
Police, Search and Rescue working to locate an overdue hunter who may be in the Bull River drainage area. Photo courtesy RCMP.

UPDATE: Hunter reported missing has been found safe and well

Danny Fijila, 35, went out for a hunt Tuesday morning, possibly in the Bull River drainage area, per RCMP

Police, Search and Rescue working to locate an overdue hunter who may be in the Bull River drainage area. Photo courtesy RCMP.
Ktunaxa Nation citizens and non-Indigenous community members marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a poignant ceremony at the St. Eugene resort on Thursday. Trevor Crawley photo.

ʔaq̓am, Ktunaxa Nation mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Ktunaxa citizens, non-Indigenous community members, walk to remember and reflect on residential school legacy

Ktunaxa Nation citizens and non-Indigenous community members marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a poignant ceremony at the St. Eugene resort on Thursday. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Mathieu family - Audrey, Sara, Jean and Zav. Photo courtesy Sara Mathieu.

As COVID inundates hospitals, Alberta mother urges vaccinations after son’s surgery delayed

Rising COVID-19 hospitalizations is causing surgical delays, as her son needs emergency brain surgery

The Mathieu family - Audrey, Sara, Jean and Zav. Photo courtesy Sara Mathieu.
The Fernie Ghostriders hit the ice for warmup in a preseason tilt against the Kamloops Storm on Friday, Sept. 24. Photo courtesy Fernie Ghostriders Facebook page.

Ghostriders wrap up exhibition, turn towards regular season

The Fernie Ghostriders have wrapped up their exhibition season with a strong…

The Fernie Ghostriders hit the ice for warmup in a preseason tilt against the Kamloops Storm on Friday, Sept. 24. Photo courtesy Fernie Ghostriders Facebook page.
Leading the Young Africa Works in Kenya program is the most recent international project for College of the Rockies’ Dean of Trades and Technology Jack Moes (far left) and International Projects & Partnerships Manager Kerry Brinkert (2nd from left). Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.

College of the Rockies selected for education project in Kenya

COTR, along with partner institutions, developing program to bolster youth employment

Leading the Young Africa Works in Kenya program is the most recent international project for College of the Rockies’ Dean of Trades and Technology Jack Moes (far left) and International Projects & Partnerships Manager Kerry Brinkert (2nd from left). Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.
The Tobacco Plains Development Corporation has applied to the B.C. Government for a long-term Licence of Occupation at two of its three campgrounds on Lake Koocanusa. File photo

RDEK board advocating for consistent water levels at Lake Koocanusa reservoir

While Canada and the United States continue to renegotiate an international water…

The Tobacco Plains Development Corporation has applied to the B.C. Government for a long-term Licence of Occupation at two of its three campgrounds on Lake Koocanusa. File photo
A new apartment building is proposed at 1001 10th St. N near the Tamarack Mall. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

New apartment development proposed near Tamarack Mall

Cranbrook city council passed first reading of a planning amendment to facilitate…

A new apartment building is proposed at 1001 10th St. N near the Tamarack Mall. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh poses for selfies alongside Kootenay-Columbia candidate Wayne Stetski and supporters during a brief campaign stop in Cranbrook on Saturday night. Trevor Crawley photo.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh rallies supporters during campaign stop in Cranbrook

Singh, along with Kootenay Columbia NDP candidate Wayne Stetski, delivered speeches ahead of Monday’s vote

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh poses for selfies alongside Kootenay-Columbia candidate Wayne Stetski and supporters during a brief campaign stop in Cranbrook on Saturday night. Trevor Crawley photo.
Fernie’s ambulance station is being upgraded to a 24/7 Alpha designation, which carries eight full time paramedics. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Enhanced paramedic resources coming to Fernie, says Health Minister

Fernie one of 24 communities getting a 24/7 Apha designation, Elkford to get additional help as well

Fernie’s ambulance station is being upgraded to a 24/7 Alpha designation, which carries eight full time paramedics. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Advance voting was underway at the Seniors Centre in Cranbrook over the weekend. Trevor Crawley photo.

Advance voting up in Kootenay-Columbia, nationally as federal election looms

Advance turnout is up across the country as well as in Kootenay-Columbia,…

Advance voting was underway at the Seniors Centre in Cranbrook over the weekend. Trevor Crawley photo.
Mount Baker Secondary School welcomes students back for 2021/22 this week. Barry Coulter photo

School District 5 uses last year’s pandemic lessons as school gets underway

Staff and students across the Southeast Kootenay school district have headed back…

Mount Baker Secondary School welcomes students back for 2021/22 this week. Barry Coulter photo
Advance polling is open at the Seniors Centre in Cranbrook over the next four days. Trevor Crawley photo.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates debate issues during virtual forum

Topics included COVID-19 spending, federal debt, climate change, diversity and Indigenous issues

Advance polling is open at the Seniors Centre in Cranbrook over the next four days. Trevor Crawley photo.
Local advocates marked International Overdose Awareness Day in Cranbrook on Aug. 31 with an event in the parking lot by the Community Connections Society of Southeast B.C. Trevor Crawley photo.

Local advocates mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Local advocates marked International Overdose Awareness Day in Cranbrook on Aug. 31…

Local advocates marked International Overdose Awareness Day in Cranbrook on Aug. 31 with an event in the parking lot by the Community Connections Society of Southeast B.C. Trevor Crawley photo.
A campfire ban has been lifted in parts of the Kootenays, but remain prohibited in the Boundary region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

Campfire ban lifted in parts of the Kootenays, remain prohibited in Boundary region

Campfire ban remains in place in the Boundary region as rain, seasonal conditions tamp down fire danger ratings

A campfire ban has been lifted in parts of the Kootenays, but remain prohibited in the Boundary region. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)