Corey Bullock

Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston has set up a community pickup program to drive bottle returns. The farm has less than half of their normal return numbers amid concerns of COVID-19. Some stores in the Kootenays have stopped accepting the bottles for return. (Creston Valley Advance file)

Kootenay Meadows Farm experiencing shortage of glass milk bottles

Some grocery stores have stopped accepting bottle returns amid COVID-19 concerns

Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston has set up a community pickup program to drive bottle returns. The farm has less than half of their normal return numbers amid concerns of COVID-19. Some stores in the Kootenays have stopped accepting the bottles for return. (Creston Valley Advance file)
Dr. James Heilman is an Emergency Physician at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. He says that the community needs to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Townsman file photo)

Take COVID-19 seriously, says B.C. doctor

Cranbrook’s top emergency doctor stresses importance of working together to protect one another

Dr. James Heilman is an Emergency Physician at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. He says that the community needs to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Townsman file photo)
The moat at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery near Cranbrook, where a group of pesky river otters were fishing for meals in the summer of 2019. (Courtesy of Owen Schoenberger)

Trout ‘doing quite well’ at Kootenay hatchery after otters, who ate 150 fish, relocated

River otters had been pillaging a moat outside the facility for months, gobbling up about 150 trout

The moat at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery near Cranbrook, where a group of pesky river otters were fishing for meals in the summer of 2019. (Courtesy of Owen Schoenberger)
The Kimberley SunMine is now officially owned by Teck. (Corey Bullock file)

City of Kimberley finalizes sale of SunMine to Teck

Teck officially purchased the SunMine from the City of Kimberley on December 31, 2019.

The Kimberley SunMine is now officially owned by Teck. (Corey Bullock file)
UPDATE: Highway 3, Kootenay Pass remains closed due to avalanche hazard

UPDATE: Highway 3, Kootenay Pass remains closed due to avalanche hazard

The road is expected to re-open at 6p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

UPDATE: Highway 3, Kootenay Pass remains closed due to avalanche hazard
An example of the course work provided at the mental health first aid course, which takes place Oct. 19 and 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook. (BCMFRC/submitted file)

Free mental health first aid course for veterans, RCMP coming to Cranbrook

The course is offered to medically released veterans, RCMP, family members, friends and colleagues.

An example of the course work provided at the mental health first aid course, which takes place Oct. 19 and 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook. (BCMFRC/submitted file)
Abandoned cat brought into Kootenay SPCA with broken sternum

Abandoned cat brought into Kootenay SPCA with broken sternum

The East Kootenay SPCA branch is seeking help to cover $1,455 in medical bills for Claude the cat.

Abandoned cat brought into Kootenay SPCA with broken sternum
Last year, the Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair in Cranbrook was well attended at the Ktunaxa Nation Building. This year, the Career Fair has moved to the Days Inn and Conference Centre. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file)

Black Press career fair returns to Kootenays

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair is back in Cranbrook on August 22, 2019.

Last year, the Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair in Cranbrook was well attended at the Ktunaxa Nation Building. This year, the Career Fair has moved to the Days Inn and Conference Centre. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file)
Last year, the Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair in Cranbrook was well attended at the Ktunaxa Nation Building. This year, the Career Fair has moved to the Days Inn and Conference Centre. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file)

Black Press career fair returns to Kootenays

The Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair is back in Cranbrook on August 22, 2019.

Last year, the Black Press Extreme Education and Career fair in Cranbrook was well attended at the Ktunaxa Nation Building. This year, the Career Fair has moved to the Days Inn and Conference Centre. (Corey Bullock/Kimberley Bulletin file)
Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery
B.C. Mounties replace 91-year-old grandma’s stolen hanging flower basket

B.C. Mounties replace 91-year-old grandma’s stolen hanging flower basket

Mrs. Watson had received the basket as a Mother’s Day gift before it was stolen.

B.C. Mounties replace 91-year-old grandma’s stolen hanging flower basket
B.C. family seeks help after water wheel honouring late father disappears

B.C. family seeks help after water wheel honouring late father disappears

The water wheel went missing from Lazy Lake near Wasa, B.C. between April 1 and 18, 2019.

B.C. family seeks help after water wheel honouring late father disappears
Dynamiters take game one of conference finals against Nitehawks

Dynamiters take game one of conference finals against Nitehawks

Game two is tonight at the Kimberley Civic Centre.

Dynamiters take game one of conference finals against Nitehawks
FLNRORD proposes changes to B.C.’s fishing regulations

FLNRORD proposes changes to B.C.’s fishing regulations

The public is invited to comment on the changes until Jan. 11, 2019.

FLNRORD proposes changes to B.C.’s fishing regulations
More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.
Register now for Kootenay adventure race

Register now for Kootenay adventure race

The annual Round the Mountain in Kimberley takes place on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Register now for Kootenay adventure race
DeSmog Canada file

Caribou populations continue to decline due to loss of habitat: federal report

There are only 17 caribou in the Purcell Mountain range and 11 in the Selkirks

DeSmog Canada file