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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Pictured, Rob Morrison campaigns for the Conservative Party in the 2019 federal election in the Elk Valley. Morrison is running again for the Conservative Party in the 2021 federal election. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press file photo

Conservative candidate running for re-election in Kootenay Columbia

Rob Morrison says economic recovery is a key plank of the Conservative Party platform

Pictured, Rob Morrison campaigns for the Conservative Party in the 2019 federal election in the Elk Valley. Morrison is running again for the Conservative Party in the 2021 federal election. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press file photo
(Black Press file photo)

Health minister urges vaccination as COVID-19 cases rise in B.C. Interior

COVID-19 cases rising in Okanagan, Kootenays as provincial vaccination efforts continue

(Black Press file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in February. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Suspense building for potential federal election

With federal party leaders doing campaign-style tours, an election may be on the horizon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in February. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)

Interior Health leads recent provincial COVID-19 case counts

COVID-19 case counts are rising in the Interior, while falling in other jurisdictions

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)
Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Politicians pitch Koocanusa weir proposal into Columbia River Treaty talks

Proponents say a weir across the Koocanusa reservoir would ensure more consistent water levels

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
A plume of smoke is visible in Creston from a wildfire burning across the Canadian border in Northern Idaho. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.

Visible wildfire in Creston burning in North Idaho

U.S. fire suppression resources are responding to a wildfire in Northern Idaho…

A plume of smoke is visible in Creston from a wildfire burning across the Canadian border in Northern Idaho. Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service.
Many factors make it difficult to establish whether or not these unmarked graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, according to the ʔaq̓am statement.

ʔaq̓am confirm 182 unmarked burials near Cranbrook

Many factors make it difficult to establish if graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, says ʔaq̓am

Many factors make it difficult to establish whether or not these unmarked graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, according to the ʔaq̓am statement.
People cool down under a tree in the Old Port of Montreal, Saturday, June 20, 2020, as the port launches its 2020 summer season and a heat wave hits the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Warm temperatures soar as heat wave blankets the Kootenays

Temperatures expected to reach up to 40 degrees C heading into next weeek

People cool down under a tree in the Old Port of Montreal, Saturday, June 20, 2020, as the port launches its 2020 summer season and a heat wave hits the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.

MP Morrison appointed to parliamentary national security committee

Kootenay-Columbia parliamentarian one of five candidates appointed to national security committee

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
Land has been purchased for a Foundry East Kootenay facility in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.

Land purchased in Cranbrook for regional youth mental health and wellness facility

A Foundry East Kootenay facility is expected to beegin construction in the summer, completed by early 2022

Land has been purchased for a Foundry East Kootenay facility in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.
North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

More than half of eligible adults in Interior Health vaccinated

Over 365,000 vaccine doses have been administered throughout the Interior Health region

North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Brenda Ware. (RCMP)

Murder charge laid against man in Kootenay National Park homicide

Philip Toner was located in Lake Country on May 11

Brenda Ware. (RCMP)
RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.

RCMP identify ‘person of interest’ in Kootenay National Park suspicious death

Police are looking for Philip Toner, who was known to a woman found dead near Radium last week

RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.
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Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be available, as AstraZeneca supply runs low: Interior Health

Province expecting large volumes of Pfizer BioNTech as age-based cohort immunization program ramps up

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