Trevor Crawley

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

East Kootenay hospital board to determine capital project priorities

Board set to meet this week to discuss list of proposed capital projects pitched by Interior Health

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.

Interior Health loses 4% of staff to vax mandate, 800 call in sick per day

Kelowna General Hospital is currently at 115 per cent capacity

Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.
Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative critic for Finance, came to Cranbrook in September 2020 as part of a listening tour with colleague Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay-Columbia. Trevor Crawley photo.

Kootenay-Columbia MP endorses Poilievre for Conservative leadership

Conservatives set to run another leadership campaign following ousting of O’Toole

Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative critic for Finance, came to Cranbrook in September 2020 as part of a listening tour with colleague Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay-Columbia. Trevor Crawley photo.
Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Falcon ‘willing to do bold things,’ says former MLA Bennett

New BC Liberal leader promises “root-to-branch rebuild” following leadership campaign vote results

Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
COVID-19 case counts between Jan. 23-29, per BC CDC.

COVID-19 case counts dip slightly in East Kootenay

Cranbrook reported 204 COVID-19 cases between Jan. 23-29, based on the latest…

COVID-19 case counts between Jan. 23-29, per BC CDC.
Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole, during a swearing in ceremony last year. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

‘Exciting times ahead’ following Conservative leadership vote result, says MP Morrison

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole lost a leadership vote forced by caucus on Wednesday

Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole, during a swearing in ceremony last year. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison (second from right) meets with representatives from Sunrise Transport in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

MP Morrison voices support for truck convoy protesting COVID vaccine mandates

Rob Morrison says Conservative Party has never supported COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison (second from right) meets with representatives from Sunrise Transport in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn of UHN gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at a “Kids and Families Vaccine Clinic” operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre and hosted by Jane and Finch EarlyON child and Family Centre in the Jane and Finch Mall in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Interior Health encouraging pediatric COVID-19 vaccines by Family Day

ScienceUpFirst holding free virtual town hall to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn of UHN gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at a “Kids and Families Vaccine Clinic” operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre and hosted by Jane and Finch EarlyON child and Family Centre in the Jane and Finch Mall in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cranbrook has recorded 183 COVID-19 cases between Jan. 2-8, according to the BC CDC.

Cranbrook breaks weekly pandemic case count record at 183: BC CDC

Cranbrook smashed it’s weekly COVID-19 case count at 183 between Jan. 2-8,…

Cranbrook has recorded 183 COVID-19 cases between Jan. 2-8, according to the BC CDC.
Trevor Zak (left), owner of Fitness Inc. speaks during an event at his gym, while Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison looks on. Trevor Crawley photo.

MP Morrison calls for more ICU capacity, lends support to fined local gym owner

Fitness Inc. was recently fined for contravening provincial regulations and is closed until Jan. 18

Trevor Zak (left), owner of Fitness Inc. speaks during an event at his gym, while Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison looks on. Trevor Crawley photo.
Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.

School district staff, students head back to class amid Omicron surge

Hundreds of students and staff across the Southeast Kootenay school district are…

Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.
COVID-19 case counts from Dec. 26-Jan 3, 2022. Courtesy BC Centre for Disease Control.

COVID-19 case counts soar in the East Kootenay

Latest BC CDC data shows dramatic increase in case counts over the Christmas break

COVID-19 case counts from Dec. 26-Jan 3, 2022. Courtesy BC Centre for Disease Control.
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed

Canada, U.S. conclude latest round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Eleventh round of talks were completed on Dec.9, both sides plan to meet again in January.

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed
A injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Record number of toxic drug deaths in B.C. Interior this year: coroners service

There has been 308 deaths attributed to illicit drug poisoning within Interior Health this year

A injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dignitaries officially opened the new Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Cranbrook during a virtual press conference on Monday. Photo courtesy livestream screenshot.

New primary care health centre opens in Cranbrook

A new health care facility is opening in Cranbrook aimed at providing…

Dignitaries officially opened the new Urgent and Primary Care Centre in Cranbrook during a virtual press conference on Monday. Photo courtesy livestream screenshot.
Cokato Rd south of Fernie was impacted by flooding 10 days ago when the first atmospheric river hit the province. (Image courtesy of Valerie Barry)

High streamflow advisory issued for Kootenays, Upper Columbia region

A high streamflow advisory has been issued for the Kootenay and Upper…

Cokato Rd south of Fernie was impacted by flooding 10 days ago when the first atmospheric river hit the province. (Image courtesy of Valerie Barry)
The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is hoping reach it’s goal of raising $1.4 million so that Foundry East Kootenay can break ground in spring 2022. Photo courtesy Brenna Baker/EKFH.

Foundry East Kootenay campaign gets boost from Teck

A youth health and wellness facilitiy in Cranbrook is closer to becoming a reality

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is hoping reach it’s goal of raising $1.4 million so that Foundry East Kootenay can break ground in spring 2022. Photo courtesy Brenna Baker/EKFH.
A new aircraft acquired by Angel Flight East Kootenay will be based in Cranbrook at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Pictured, Will Nixon, Columbia Basin Trust, Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Mike Sosnowski, Area A Director for the RDEK. Trevor Crawley photo.

Angel Flight East Kootenay expands operational capability with new aircraft

Angel Flight East Kootenay has added a new aircraft to its operations.…

A new aircraft acquired by Angel Flight East Kootenay will be based in Cranbrook at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Pictured, Will Nixon, Columbia Basin Trust, Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Mike Sosnowski, Area A Director for the RDEK. Trevor Crawley photo.
Pictured left to right: Nancy Rogers (Rotary Club of Cranbrook), Yvonne Redeker (Rotary Club of Invermere), Lynn Hauptman (Rotary Club of Kimberley), Penny Coyle (Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise), Brent Bidston (Angel Flight East Kootenay). Missing is Anita Palmer (Rotary Club of Fernie).

Regional Rotary clubs donate $22,000 to Angel Flight East Kootenay

Regional Rotary Clubs banded together to provide a $22,000 donation to a…

Pictured left to right: Nancy Rogers (Rotary Club of Cranbrook), Yvonne Redeker (Rotary Club of Invermere), Lynn Hauptman (Rotary Club of Kimberley), Penny Coyle (Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise), Brent Bidston (Angel Flight East Kootenay). Missing is Anita Palmer (Rotary Club of Fernie).
Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

Morrison sworn in as federal government prepares for fall session

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison has been officially sworn in for a second…

Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.