Corey Bullock

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)
A prescribed burn is pictured in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Prescribed burn set for McLeod Creek area near Nakusp

Burn set to begin Tuesday, May 3

A prescribed burn is pictured in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
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)
Shooting Star Amusements is bringing their travelling amusement and theme park to Western Financial Place in Cranbrook from May 12 to 15, 2022. (Pixabay file)

The fair returns to Cranbrook, Creston this May

Shooting Star Amusements will be in town at the Western Financial Place from May 12 to 15

Shooting Star Amusements is bringing their travelling amusement and theme park to Western Financial Place in Cranbrook from May 12 to 15, 2022. (Pixabay file)
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)
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)
Pictured is ‘Western Toad on the Forest Floor’ - 18” x 46” acrylic on wood, 2020, by Debra Rushfeldt.

Nakusp artist featured in Canadian Herpetology Journal

Debra Rushfeldt’s western toad paintings are featured in the 11th edition of the quarterly journal

Pictured is ‘Western Toad on the Forest Floor’ - 18” x 46” acrylic on wood, 2020, by Debra Rushfeldt.
Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)

Power of ink: How tattoos helped a B.C. woman through her breast cancer journey

Ami Salmen’s tattoos helped her throughout her breast cancer journey. She’s now in the running to be on the cover of Inked Magazine

Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)
Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)

B.C. outdoorsman charged with wildlife offences over 2019 survival challenge videos

Greg Ovens and Zachary Fowler both face multiple charges under the Canada National Parks Act

Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)
Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)

Six-year-old Kootenay resident helps save orphaned bear cub, raises $320

Piper Alstad’s persistence ensured that bear cub Ebbe has a safe place to grow up

Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)
Local business owners and politicians came together at Top Crop on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to call for better supports, systems and outreach in Cranbrook, and expressing concerns that a recent rise in crime correlates to a rise in homelessness in the city. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook businesses vent frustration with rise in crime

Business owners, politicians meet to express concerns over crime and homelessness issues

Local business owners and politicians came together at Top Crop on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to call for better supports, systems and outreach in Cranbrook, and expressing concerns that a recent rise in crime correlates to a rise in homelessness in the city. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on Jan. 1, 2022. (Submitted file)

GoFundMe started for East Kootenay’s New Year’s baby and family

Baby Lennon and her mom were recently flown to Kelowna so baby can be cared for in NICU

Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on Jan. 1, 2022. (Submitted file)