Trevor Crawley

The Weasel Creek wildfire has burned across the Montana border and into the B.C. portion of the Flathead Valley.Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

Wildfire burns across Montana border into B.C.

Wildfire burning in the B.C. side of the Flathead Valley estimated at 620 hectares

The Weasel Creek wildfire has burned across the Montana border and into the B.C. portion of the Flathead Valley.Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
An area restriction has been implemented around the Connell Ridge wildfire. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

Area restriction implemented around Connell Ridge wildfire near Cranbrook

An area restriction around the Connell Ridge wildfire has been issued by…

An area restriction has been implemented around the Connell Ridge wildfire. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
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Dual credit early childhood education program expanded

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The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook continues to grow to an estimated 850 hectares. Mike Turner photo.

Wind spurs growth on large wildfire burning south of Cranbrook

The Connell Ridge wildfire 15 kilometres south of Cranbrook has grown to…

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook continues to grow to an estimated 850 hectares. Mike Turner photo.
The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.

Wildfire south of Cranbrook grows to estimated 500 hectares

Crews working to build control lines as weather forecast predicts increased winds Wednesday evening

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.
A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.

Skimmer aircraft conducts ‘forced landing’ while fighting wildfire near Cranbrook

Pilot walks away, airlifted by helicopter to Cranbrook for treatment following ‘forced landing’ on Tuesday

A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.
BC Wildfire Service resources are currently responding to a wildfire at Connell Ridge approximately 15 kilometres south of Cranbrook. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

UPDATED: Evacuation alert issued for six properties as crews respond to wildfire south of Cranbrook

An evacuation alert has been issued for six properties near Mount Baker…

BC Wildfire Service resources are currently responding to a wildfire at Connell Ridge approximately 15 kilometres south of Cranbrook. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
The Southeast Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban effective Aug. 4.

Campfire ban announced in the Kootenays as fire dangers reach ‘extreme’

Ban will go into effect Thursday, Aug. 4, as fire danger rating is high to extreme in the region

The Southeast Fire Centre has announced a campfire ban effective Aug. 4.
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for East Kootenay

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Upper Columbia, East…

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.
Sheila Malcolmson, the B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, speaks at an event in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson Twitter feed.

New substance use treatment beds coming to Interior Health communities

Beds will be run by non-profits in Kamloops, Kelowna, Lillooet and Williams Lake

Sheila Malcolmson, the B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, speaks at an event in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson Twitter feed.
Interior Health has issued a regional drug advisory for xylazine that has been detected in samples from Kelowna and Cranbrook. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Interior Health issues regional drug supply advisory

Xylazine is a veterinary drug used as a sedative, analgesic, and muscle relaxant

Interior Health has issued a regional drug advisory for xylazine that has been detected in samples from Kelowna and Cranbrook. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
A Category 2 open burning prohibition has been announced by the Southeast Fire Centre. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Southeast Fire Centre bans Category 2 open burning fires

As temperatures heat up and conditions dry out, the Southeast Fire Centre…

A Category 2 open burning prohibition has been announced by the Southeast Fire Centre. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Cranbrook’s Byram wins Stanley Cup with Colorado Avalanche

Cranbrook product Bowen Byram, 21, wins first NHL title with Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Affordability challenges remain amid growing Kootenay population

The Kootenays saw relatively strong population growth over the last year, however…

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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.
Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

East Kootenay under severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the eastern side…

Environment Cnaada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.
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.
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.