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B.C. interior highways under winter storm watch

Highways through B.C.'s interior are under a winter storm watch, with heavy snowfall and gusty winds in the forecast. Environment Canada officials said this will affect the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. It will also impact the Coquihalla Highway...

Cranbrook to be under water quality advisory

A water quality advisory will be in effect for Cranbrook starting Wednesday night. City officials said this comes as city crews are set to begin inspection and cleaning of the Phillips Reservoir's intake screen. Work will begin at 10 p.m. on Wednesday and is expected to be finished by 7 a.m....

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA announces retirement

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok said he will not seek re-election in the 2024 Provincial Election. Clovechok said his health played a role in his decision to retire. "I have been faced with health challenges which led me to have significant and important discussions with Susan, my children, and our grandchildren...

B.C.’s minimum wage to increase by 65 cents per hour

B.C.'s minimum wage will increase by 65 cents per hour, from $16.75 to $17.40 on June 1. This represents a 3.9 per cent boost, which provincial officials said is consistent with B.C.'s average inflation rate in 2023. Alternate minimum rates for residential caretakers, live-in home-support workers and camp leaders will also...

Cranbrook man hospitalized in weekend hit-and-run

A man was run over by a pickup truck on Friday and Cranbrook RCMP is looking for more details. Police officials said the detachment responded around 3 p.m. to the 1300 block of Theatre Road, near Kal Tire. The man was being treated by BC Emergency Health Services when police arrived. The...

Weekend weather brings heightened avalanche risk

Avalanche Canada officials said there is a heightened risk of avalanches in southeast B.C.'s mountain ranges. Conditions follow the weekend's snowfall. "With significant snowfall and strong wind in the forecast, the likelihood of both natural and human-triggered avalanches is primed to increase throughout the stormy period and remain elevated for several...
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