Trevor Crawley

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
Rick Stewart will stand as first Kootenay-Columbia candidate for the new federal People’s Party of Canada in the October 21 election. (Photo submitted)

New political party hoping to make a splash in Kootenays

Rick Stewart running under the banner of the People’s Party of Canada in Kootenay-Columbia

Rick Stewart will stand as first Kootenay-Columbia candidate for the new federal People’s Party of Canada in the October 21 election. (Photo submitted)
Kootenay youth substance use trending downward: survey

Kootenay youth substance use trending downward: survey

A biennial survey distributed to regional schools shows that youth substance use is decreasing

Kootenay youth substance use trending downward: survey
Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

A man last seen on May 15 in Calgary may be heading to the Kootenay region, according to police

Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.
Former polygamous leader found guilty in child bride case

Former polygamous leader found guilty in child bride case

James Oler found guilty of removing an underage child from Canada to marry a U.S. man in 2004

Former polygamous leader found guilty in child bride case
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