Trevor Crawley

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

Latest round of Columbia River Treaty talks wrap up in Cranbrook

Federal, provincial, U.S. and Indigenous representatives recently met for eight round of discussions

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
James Oler enters the Cranbrook Law Courts in Cranbrook on Friday, May 17. He is charged with the removal of a child from Canada under a subsection that the removal would facilitate sexual activity. File photo.

BREAKING: Polygamist leader sentenced 12 months in child bride case

A convicted polygamist leader associated with Bountiful has been sentenced to 12…

James Oler enters the Cranbrook Law Courts in Cranbrook on Friday, May 17. He is charged with the removal of a child from Canada under a subsection that the removal would facilitate sexual activity. File photo.
James Oler enters the Cranbrook Law Courts in Cranbrook on Friday, May 17. He is charged with the removal of a child from Canada under a subsection that the removal would facilitate sexual activity. File photo.

Former polygamist leader sentenced 12 months jail in B.C. child bride case

James Oler was sentenced for his role in facilitating an underage marriage in the U.S. in 2004

James Oler enters the Cranbrook Law Courts in Cranbrook on Friday, May 17. He is charged with the removal of a child from Canada under a subsection that the removal would facilitate sexual activity. File photo.
Sitting Conservative Party MPs joined Kootenay-Columbia Tory candidate Rob Morrison for his campaign office opening in Cranbrook on Tuesday. Left to right: Blake Richards (Banff-Airdrie), Rob Morrison, John Barlow (Foothills), Bob Zimmer (Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies).

Kootenay-Columbia Tory candidate opens campaign office

Three sitting MPs join Rob Morrison for campaign office opening in Cranbrook

Sitting Conservative Party MPs joined Kootenay-Columbia Tory candidate Rob Morrison for his campaign office opening in Cranbrook on Tuesday. Left to right: Blake Richards (Banff-Airdrie), Rob Morrison, John Barlow (Foothills), Bob Zimmer (Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies).
A photo taken on the morning of August 26, 2019 at the entrance road to Forest Crowne. (Carolyn Grant file)

Police put out call for witnesses in Kimberley homicide investigation

RCMP have identified the victim, initial suspect taken into custody has been released

A photo taken on the morning of August 26, 2019 at the entrance road to Forest Crowne. (Carolyn Grant file)
Police report deceased individual on Highway 3

Police report deceased individual on Highway 3

The highway 10 kilometres east of Cranbrook was shut down briefly Monday…

Police report deceased individual on Highway 3
Emergency personnel with the RDEK responded to two hay barn on fire overnight Tuesday.

Firefighters respond to two hay barns on fire near Jaffray

Emergency personnel remain on scene throughout Wednesday to put out hot spots

Emergency personnel with the RDEK responded to two hay barn on fire overnight Tuesday.
The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the provincial government, which determined that a proposed ski resort near Invermere was ‘not substantially started’ in 2015. Black Press Media file photo.

Appeal court sides with province over Jumbo ski resort decision

A former cabinet minister determined the project was ‘not substantially started’ in 2015

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the provincial government, which determined that a proposed ski resort near Invermere was ‘not substantially started’ in 2015. Black Press Media file photo.
A wildfire south of Cranbrook became visible from Crambrook late Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.

Wildfire burning south of Cranbrook

A large plume of smoke became visible from the community on Wednesday afternoon

A wildfire south of Cranbrook became visible from Crambrook late Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.
There will be a Category 2 fire ban in place as of Monday, July 29 in the Southeast Fire Centre. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Province to ban Category 2 fires in Kootenay region

The prohibition covers open fires larger than a half metre tall and a half metre wide

There will be a Category 2 fire ban in place as of Monday, July 29 in the Southeast Fire Centre. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski and Nathan Cullen, the MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, hosted a plastics waste roundtable in Cranbrook on Tuesday afternoon.

NDP MPs hold plastic pollution roundtable in Cranbrook

Wayne Stetski and Nathan Cullen discuss plastic pollution crisis, hear concerns from local citizens

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski and Nathan Cullen, the MP for Skeena—Bulkley Valley, hosted a plastics waste roundtable in Cranbrook on Tuesday afternoon.
The B.C. government has removed personal limits for residents who bring in out-of-province liquor home from other jurisdictions across the country. Pixabay photo.

B.C. removes personal limits for bringing home out-of-province alcohol

Previous relgulations placed limits on the amount of liquor that B.C. residents could bring home

The B.C. government has removed personal limits for residents who bring in out-of-province liquor home from other jurisdictions across the country. Pixabay photo.
Amarjeet Sohi, the federal Minister of Natural Resources and Michelle Mungall, the B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, close a three-day conference in Cranbrook featuring energy and mines ministers from across the country. Trevor Crawley photo.

Feds issue battery technology challenge at energy conference in Cranbrook

Provincial and territorial energy and mines ministers talk policy, challenges at annual meeting

Amarjeet Sohi, the federal Minister of Natural Resources and Michelle Mungall, the B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, close a three-day conference in Cranbrook featuring energy and mines ministers from across the country. Trevor Crawley photo.
Stetski talks up NDP election platform

Stetski talks up NDP election platform

NDP candidate for Kootenay-Columbia riding outlines election ‘commitments’ to Canadian voters

Stetski talks up NDP election platform
Crown prosecutors recommend a jail term of up to two years for James Oler, a former leader of Bountiful who was convicted of remvoving a child from Canada to facilitate sexual offences in the United States.

Crown recommends up to two-year jail term for former Bountiful leader

Crown says sentence range should be 18 months to two years for Bountiful child removal case

Crown prosecutors recommend a jail term of up to two years for James Oler, a former leader of Bountiful who was convicted of remvoving a child from Canada to facilitate sexual offences in the United States.
James Oler enters the Cranbrook Law Courts in Cranbrook on Friday, May 17. He is charged with the removal of a child from Canada under a subsection that the removal would facilitate sexual activity.

Former polygamous leader to be sentenced next week in B.C. child bride case

James Oler to return to Cranbrook Supreme Court on Monday; crown to present sentencing options

James Oler enters the Cranbrook Law Courts in Cranbrook on Friday, May 17. He is charged with the removal of a child from Canada under a subsection that the removal would facilitate sexual activity.
The federal government has committed $25 million in funding to Avalanche Canada, which will used for avalanche safety training and awareness in provinces across the country. (Photo by Jen Coulter)

Feds announce $25M for Avalanche Canada

Funding promise was initially made last fall during federal government budget update

The federal government has committed $25 million in funding to Avalanche Canada, which will used for avalanche safety training and awareness in provinces across the country. (Photo by Jen Coulter)
WATCH: Medical transport service celebrates historic first flight

WATCH: Medical transport service celebrates historic first flight

Angel Flight East Kootenay takes to the skies with first patient flight to Kelowna

WATCH: Medical transport service celebrates historic first flight
Parliament Hill. (Wikimedia Commons)

Kootenay-Columbia Conservative candidate proposes series of 12 debates

Incumbent NDP MP Wayne Stetski accepts challenge of election debates across the riding

Parliament Hill. (Wikimedia Commons)
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

First Nations included in latest Columbia River Treaty talks

Seventh round of negotiations between Canada and U.S. wrap up in Washington D.C.

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