Trevor Crawley

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for Sheldon Hunter, who was the alleged shooter in a firearms incident on Saturday night in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.

UPDATED: Suspect in weekend shooting in Cranbrook is in custody

Sheldon Hunter wanted by police, recently found not guilty in 2010 double-murder outside Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for Sheldon Hunter, who was the alleged shooter in a firearms incident on Saturday night in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.
A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.

Helping displaced Ukrainian families find safe haven in the East Kootenay

Non-profit society has assisted 11 families in relocating to the area, 10 more in the settlement process

A memorial fundraiser honouring the Sandor and Romich families was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the Royal Alexandra Hall in support of the Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Trevor Crawley photo.
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)
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
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)
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.
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
A injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Record number of toxic drug deaths in B.C. Interior this year: coroners service

There has been 308 deaths attributed to illicit drug poisoning within Interior Health this year

A injection kit is seen inside the newly opened Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Mathieu family - Audrey, Sara, Jean and Zav. Photo courtesy Sara Mathieu.

As COVID inundates hospitals, Alberta mother urges vaccinations after son’s surgery delayed

Rising COVID-19 hospitalizations is causing surgical delays, as her son needs emergency brain surgery

The Mathieu family - Audrey, Sara, Jean and Zav. Photo courtesy Sara Mathieu.
(Black Press file photo)

Health minister urges vaccination as COVID-19 cases rise in B.C. Interior

COVID-19 cases rising in Okanagan, Kootenays as provincial vaccination efforts continue

(Black Press file photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)

Interior Health leads recent provincial COVID-19 case counts

COVID-19 case counts are rising in the Interior, while falling in other jurisdictions

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)
Many factors make it difficult to establish whether or not these unmarked graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, according to the ʔaq̓am statement.

ʔaq̓am confirm 182 unmarked burials near Cranbrook

Many factors make it difficult to establish if graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, says ʔaq̓am

Many factors make it difficult to establish whether or not these unmarked graves contain the remains of children who attended the St. Eugene Residential School, according to the ʔaq̓am statement.
North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

More than half of eligible adults in Interior Health vaccinated

Over 365,000 vaccine doses have been administered throughout the Interior Health region

North Okanagan business Hytec Kohler set up a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Spallumcheen plant Friday, May 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.

RCMP identify ‘person of interest’ in Kootenay National Park suspicious death

Police are looking for Philip Toner, who was known to a woman found dead near Radium last week

RCMP are searching for Philip Toner, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation of a suspicious death in Kootenay National Park last week. Photo courtesy BC RCMP.
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Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be available, as AstraZeneca supply runs low: Interior Health

Province expecting large volumes of Pfizer BioNTech as age-based cohort immunization program ramps up

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