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A chance of thunderstorms may move through the East Kootenay region today. (Trevor Crawley file)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Cranbrook and surrounding areas could see storm activity Thursday

A chance of thunderstorms may move through the East Kootenay region today. (Trevor Crawley file)
CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C. navy base rally part of growing federal government labour dissatisfaction

Government’s proposed 1.75% annual pay bump insulting, says PSAC president at CFB Esquimalt rally

CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Rejeana Neveu was found dead on Aug. 10, 2022 (contributed)

Missing Kamloops woman found dead

Criminality is not suspected in her death

  • Aug 11, 2022
Rejeana Neveu was found dead on Aug. 10, 2022 (contributed)
Dangerous trees near cemetary trail

Rossland’s cemetary trail closed due to dangerous trees

The city has closed the trail leaving the old cemetery and heading towards Happy Valley

Dangerous trees near cemetary trail
Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

More Canadians report strong attachment to their language than to Canada: poll

Leger found language was especially notable among francophones and Indigenous Peoples

Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
A close-up of an Ottawa Police officer’s badge is seen on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Ottawa. A four-decade-old missing persons case has been resolved more than a year after the woman’s family made a renewed plea for information.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Investigator says missing Ottawa-area woman found in Ohio after 42 years

Dale Nancy Wyman’s siblings had never stopped looking for her

A close-up of an Ottawa Police officer’s badge is seen on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Ottawa. A four-decade-old missing persons case has been resolved more than a year after the woman’s family made a renewed plea for information.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Photo - Rosie Ann Peters/Facebook)

Highway 1 remains closed due to mudslide outside Lytton

The highway is closed until further notice; an assessment is taking place

(Photo - Rosie Ann Peters/Facebook)
Rossland Yards is expected to be completed by December 2022, and available as affordable housing to qualified tenants. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland Yards receives short term tax exemption

City of Rossland ensures rent remains affordable at new 37-unit housing complex

Rossland Yards is expected to be completed by December 2022, and available as affordable housing to qualified tenants. Photo: Jim Bailey
Dr. Cindy Blackstock speaks at the International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Draft remarks prepared for a cabinet minister following the discovery of unmarked graves shows Ottawa was careful to say the abuses Indigenous children suffered at residential schools didn’t happen “at the hands of the federal government.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Draft speech on residential schools edited out blaming Ottawa for abuse: documents

Advocate says changes to the draft reveal a government still in a position of defending itself

Dr. Cindy Blackstock speaks at the International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Draft remarks prepared for a cabinet minister following the discovery of unmarked graves shows Ottawa was careful to say the abuses Indigenous children suffered at residential schools didn’t happen “at the hands of the federal government.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Old company photo of the block plant crew - featuring from left, Florence Ferraro Nesmith (aunt), Tony Ferraro (grandfather), Eddie Ferraro Sr (father), unknown employees front left and middle, Elmo Ferraro (uncle). (Photo courtesy of Nick Ferraro)

Trail family celebrates 75 years of Korpack Cement Products

Tony, Eddie Sr., and Elmo Ferraro founded Korpack Cement Products in Trail in 1947

Old company photo of the block plant crew - featuring from left, Florence Ferraro Nesmith (aunt), Tony Ferraro (grandfather), Eddie Ferraro Sr (father), unknown employees front left and middle, Elmo Ferraro (uncle). (Photo courtesy of Nick Ferraro)
(Facebook/Jr. Dryndo

Mudslide closes Highway 1 near Lytton

The highway is closed until further notice

(Facebook/Jr. Dryndo
Hikers at the top of Mount Terry Fox. The peak was named in Terry’s honour in 1981, and the fundraiser first started on the 35th anniversary of Terry’s death (photo courtesy of Terry Fox Foundation).
Hikers at the top of Mount Terry Fox. The peak was named in Terry’s honour in 1981, and the fundraiser first started on the 35th anniversary of Terry’s death (photo courtesy of Terry Fox Foundation).
The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rosswood fire has moved away from structures

Skimmer aircraft used today to establish perimeter

The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Lightning storms are expected across Southern B.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, creating the risk of new wildfires. (Photo courtesy of Murray Foubister, via Wikimedia Commons)

Lightning sparks wildfires on B.C. coast, electrical storms heading inland

Multiple new wildfires have started in the Coastal Fire Centre: B.C. Wildfire Service

Lightning storms are expected across Southern B.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, creating the risk of new wildfires. (Photo courtesy of Murray Foubister, via Wikimedia Commons)
The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek blaze downgraded from wildfire of note

Remaining fire in Stein Valley Nlaka-pamux Heritage Park will be left to naturally extinguish

The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)
A protestor wears a helmet decorated as a COVID-19 virus at the Los Angeles “Defeat the Mandate” rally to protest vaccination mandates designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 outside Los Angeles City Hall Sunday, April, 10, 2022. California battled a deadly winter coronavirus surge linked to the omicron variant but began easing masking and vaccination requirements this year as caseloads and hospitalization rates fell, which public health officials largely attributed to widespread vaccination and other safety measures. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Is COVID losing its fangs and becoming more like the flu?

COVID-19 fatality rates substantially lower, approaching that of the annual flu

A protestor wears a helmet decorated as a COVID-19 virus at the Los Angeles “Defeat the Mandate” rally to protest vaccination mandates designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 outside Los Angeles City Hall Sunday, April, 10, 2022. California battled a deadly winter coronavirus surge linked to the omicron variant but began easing masking and vaccination requirements this year as caseloads and hospitalization rates fell, which public health officials largely attributed to widespread vaccination and other safety measures. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Plastic straws are pictured in Vancouver on Monday, June 4, 2018. More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to put an end to Ottawa’s plan to ban several single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery and takeout containers. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Plastics producers ask court to quash planned federal ban on single-use straws, cups

Feds using Environmental Protection Act to ban the sale, import and production of six plastic items

Plastic straws are pictured in Vancouver on Monday, June 4, 2018. More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to put an end to Ottawa’s plan to ban several single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery and takeout containers. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky

World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

Plan International Canada says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year

A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky
A person uses a cell phone in Ottawa on Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A person uses a cell phone in Ottawa on Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the victim in Tuesday’s shooting in Guildford as 30-year-old David Chavez-Jara. (Photo: IHIT handout)

IHIT identifies Surrey man, who was ‘well known to police,’ as victim in daytime shooting

David Chavez-Jara, who was recently convicted on drug-related charges, was a passenger in a taxi when he was shot and killed

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the victim in Tuesday’s shooting in Guildford as 30-year-old David Chavez-Jara. (Photo: IHIT handout)