Trevor Crawley

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.

Wildfire south of Cranbrook grows to estimated 500 hectares

Crews working to build control lines as weather forecast predicts increased winds Wednesday evening

The Connell Ridge wildfire south of Cranbrook is estimated at 500 hectares, as of Wednesday afternoon. Trevor Crawley photo.
A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.

Skimmer aircraft conducts ‘forced landing’ while fighting wildfire near Cranbrook

Pilot walks away, airlifted by helicopter to Cranbrook for treatment following ‘forced landing’ on Tuesday

A skimmer aircraft fighting a wildfire near Kimberley in 2020. Paul Rodgers file photo/Kimberley Bulletin.
Sheila Malcolmson, the B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, speaks at an event in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson Twitter feed.

New substance use treatment beds coming to Interior Health communities

Beds will be run by non-profits in Kamloops, Kelowna, Lillooet and Williams Lake

Sheila Malcolmson, the B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, speaks at an event in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy Sheila Malcolmson Twitter feed.
Interior Health has issued a regional drug advisory for xylazine that has been detected in samples from Kelowna and Cranbrook. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Interior Health issues regional drug supply advisory

Xylazine is a veterinary drug used as a sedative, analgesic, and muscle relaxant

Interior Health has issued a regional drug advisory for xylazine that has been detected in samples from Kelowna and Cranbrook. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate suspension ‘a quarter of a step forward,’ says MP Morrison

Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison calls the suspension of federal COVID-19 vaccine…

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.

East Kootenay under flood watch, high flows forecasted in West Kootenay

Spring melt, forecasted rain pushing Kootenay waterways to higher stream flows

Areas in the southern interior of British Columbia are under flood watch (orange) or high streamflow advisory (yellow). Photo courtesy River Forecast Centre.
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency department nurses: Jane Carlton, Tamara Roscoe, Teresa Myers, and Emily Larochelle. Photo courtesy Interior Health.

Suboxone treatment available in Interior Health emergency departments

Treatment for opioid use will be widely available in all Interior Health emergency departments by September

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital emergency department nurses: Jane Carlton, Tamara Roscoe, Teresa Myers, and Emily Larochelle. Photo courtesy Interior Health.
Jeffry Todd Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. File photo

2 men found not guilty in mistaken identity slaying of B.C. couple 10 years ago

Two men charged with murder have been found not guilty in the…

Jeffry Todd Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. File photo
Canada’s House of Commons (File photo)

Morrison, Stetski react to federal confidence and supply agreement

Conservative MP pans confidence agreement, former NDP MP touts movement on party priorities

Canada’s House of Commons (File photo)
Canadian Parliamentarians and invited guests listen to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy address the Canadian parliament, Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MP Morrison calls Ukraine President ‘a true leader’ following address to Parliament

Canadian MPs, including Morrison, sanctioned by Russia, banned from entering the country

Canadian Parliamentarians and invited guests listen to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy address the Canadian parliament, Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

Cranbrook man heading to Ukraine to support defence against Russian military invasion

Curtis Bond has been in contact with Ukrainian authorities and will be heading to Europe in the coming days

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
Ukrainian soldiers stand guard as people try to leave at the Kyiv train station, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison condemned the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine, as…

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard as people try to leave at the Kyiv train station, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison questions invoking the Emergencies Act as the federal government grapples with vehicle blockades in the nation’s capital. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

MP Morrison questions invoking Emergencies Act in response to vehicle blockades

Kootenay-Columbia MP says police agencies have the tools to carry out enforcement of blockades

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison questions invoking the Emergencies Act as the federal government grapples with vehicle blockades in the nation’s capital. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.

Interior Health loses 4% of staff to vax mandate, 800 call in sick per day

Kelowna General Hospital is currently at 115 per cent capacity

Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.
Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative critic for Finance, came to Cranbrook in September 2020 as part of a listening tour with colleague Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay-Columbia. Trevor Crawley photo.

Kootenay-Columbia MP endorses Poilievre for Conservative leadership

Conservatives set to run another leadership campaign following ousting of O’Toole

Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative critic for Finance, came to Cranbrook in September 2020 as part of a listening tour with colleague Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay-Columbia. Trevor Crawley photo.
Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole, during a swearing in ceremony last year. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

‘Exciting times ahead’ following Conservative leadership vote result, says MP Morrison

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole lost a leadership vote forced by caucus on Wednesday

Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole, during a swearing in ceremony last year. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison (second from right) meets with representatives from Sunrise Transport in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

MP Morrison voices support for truck convoy protesting COVID vaccine mandates

Rob Morrison says Conservative Party has never supported COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison (second from right) meets with representatives from Sunrise Transport in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn of UHN gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at a “Kids and Families Vaccine Clinic” operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre and hosted by Jane and Finch EarlyON child and Family Centre in the Jane and Finch Mall in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Interior Health encouraging pediatric COVID-19 vaccines by Family Day

ScienceUpFirst holding free virtual town hall to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Seven-year-old Mabel Limdao is held by her father William as Dr. Kevin Evelyn of UHN gives her a COVID-19 vaccine at a “Kids and Families Vaccine Clinic” operated by Black Creek Community Health Centre and hosted by Jane and Finch EarlyON child and Family Centre in the Jane and Finch Mall in Toronto on Thursday, January 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Trevor Zak (left), owner of Fitness Inc. speaks during an event at his gym, while Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison looks on. Trevor Crawley photo.

MP Morrison calls for more ICU capacity, lends support to fined local gym owner

Fitness Inc. was recently fined for contravening provincial regulations and is closed until Jan. 18

Trevor Zak (left), owner of Fitness Inc. speaks during an event at his gym, while Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison looks on. Trevor Crawley photo.
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

Canada, U.S. conclude latest round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Eleventh round of talks were completed on Dec.9, both sides plan to meet again in January.

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