Trevor Crawley

Parks Canada has implemented a no stopping zone through a stretch of highway in Kootenay National Park and closed a pair of day use areas. Black Press file photo.

No-stopping zone implemented for highway stretch through Kootenay National Park

Two day use areas also closed in order to reduce human-wildlife conflict for feeding bears

Parks Canada has implemented a no stopping zone through a stretch of highway in Kootenay National Park and closed a pair of day use areas. Black Press file photo.
The Libby dam in Libby, Montana.

Officials expecting lower water levels at Koocanusa reservoir

BC Hydro anticipating lower snowpack, lower water flows through regional river systems

The Libby dam in Libby, Montana.
Feds announce Indigenous inclusion in Columbia River Treaty talks

Feds announce Indigenous inclusion in Columbia River Treaty talks

Indigenous Nations had earlier protested their exclusion from negotiations last year

Feds announce Indigenous inclusion in Columbia River Treaty talks
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry answers questions during a press conference about the release of the latest provincial statistics by the BC Coroners Service at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 7, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)

Drug decriminalization report welcomed in East Kootenay

Provincial report recommends decriminalizing people who use illicit drugs, shift focus to treatment

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry answers questions during a press conference about the release of the latest provincial statistics by the BC Coroners Service at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 7, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)
The University of Calgary is mourning the sudden passing of a student-athlete who died in a canoeing incident at Moyie Lake near Cranbrook.

University mourns student who died in B.C. canoeing accident

Andrew Milner, 19, was in his second year with the University of Calgary’s basketball program

The University of Calgary is mourning the sudden passing of a student-athlete who died in a canoeing incident at Moyie Lake near Cranbrook.
Boating incident claims life on East Kootenay lake

Boating incident claims life on East Kootenay lake

A young man has died after a canoe overturned in Moyie Lake early Tuesday morning

Boating incident claims life on East Kootenay lake
The first wave of riders in the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo moments before departure. Paul Rodgers photo.

Early registration open for Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

Organizers are gearing up for the sixth annual event after last year was cancelled due to wildfires

The first wave of riders in the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo moments before departure. Paul Rodgers photo.
Province asking for caribou recovery feedback in Cranbrook

Province asking for caribou recovery feedback in Cranbrook

Staff from provincial and federal governments to share information, asnwer questions

Province asking for caribou recovery feedback in Cranbrook
James Marion Oler is charged with the alleged removal of a child from Canada that facilitated a marriage between his underage daughter and an American religious fundamentalist.

Bountiful, B.C., child bride trial wraps up in Cranbrook

Decision set for June in the case of a man who allegedly took his daughter to the U.S. to be married

James Marion Oler is charged with the alleged removal of a child from Canada that facilitated a marriage between his underage daughter and an American religious fundamentalist.
Prosecutor wraps up case in Bountiful child bride trial

Prosecutor wraps up case in Bountiful child bride trial

A man is on trial for the alleged removal of his daughter into the U.S. to marry an American man

Prosecutor wraps up case in Bountiful child bride trial
James Marion Oler, who is associated with Bountiful, is on trial for the alleged removal of a child from Canada.

Witness testifies on growing up in polygamous B.C. community

Women were expected to obey male priesthood heads and bear children, according to witness

James Marion Oler, who is associated with Bountiful, is on trial for the alleged removal of a child from Canada.
Former Mormon fundamentalists testify in B.C. child bride trial

Former Mormon fundamentalists testify in B.C. child bride trial

Crown witnesses describe the control that church leadership held over men, women and children

Former Mormon fundamentalists testify in B.C. child bride trial
James Marion Oler, who is associated with the polygamist community of Bountiful in southeastern B.C., is charged with the alleged removal of a child from Canada. Townsman file photo

Judge admits contested documents into B.C. child bride trial

Crown prosecutors sought the admission of fundamentalist Mormon records into child removal case

James Marion Oler, who is associated with the polygamist community of Bountiful in southeastern B.C., is charged with the alleged removal of a child from Canada. Townsman file photo
Lawyers spar over evidence admissibility at child bride trial

Lawyers spar over evidence admissibility at child bride trial

Records seized at a religious compound in Texas in 2008 at issue for Bountiful man on trial

Lawyers spar over evidence admissibility at child bride trial
Jim Oler (front) walks towards the Cranbrook Law Courts building. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)

New trial in B.C. child bride case underway

James Marion Oler back in court after crown lawyers successfully appealed earlier acquittal decision

Jim Oler (front) walks towards the Cranbrook Law Courts building. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)
College of the Rockies to add 96 beds for student housing in Cranbrook

College of the Rockies to add 96 beds for student housing in Cranbrook

$17.7 million project featuring six cottege-style buildings to be completed by 2020

College of the Rockies to add 96 beds for student housing in Cranbrook
A mining company has been fined $70,000 in response to two workplace fatalities from a truck crash at a rock quarry outside Cranbrook five years ago.

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

A mining company has been fined $70,000 in response to two workplace fatalities from a truck crash at a rock quarry outside Cranbrook five years ago.
College of the Rockies Mountain Adventure Skills Training students conducted applied research on tree well extraction techniques under the supervision of instructor Brian Bell (front, second from right) and Rob Whelan from CHM Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures (far right).

Cranbrook college students team up for avalanche safety research

Students work with heli-skiing business to develop best practices for self-rescuing from tree wells

College of the Rockies Mountain Adventure Skills Training students conducted applied research on tree well extraction techniques under the supervision of instructor Brian Bell (front, second from right) and Rob Whelan from CHM Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures (far right).
Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski speaks in the House. Black Press Media file photo.

Kootenay MP calls for elimination of federal student loan interest

Wayne Stetski wants feds to follow in footsteps of provincial counterparts

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski speaks in the House. Black Press Media file photo.
NDP MP Wayne Stetski and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh at the top of Kootenay Pass during a tour of the Kootenay-Columbia riding. (Submitted)

Stetski lauds election of federal NDP leader

Kootenay-Columbia MP looking forward to working with Jagmeet Singh in House of Commons

NDP MP Wayne Stetski and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh at the top of Kootenay Pass during a tour of the Kootenay-Columbia riding. (Submitted)