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Cranbrook man wants Lonely Planet to stop bashing his city

“A dusty crossroads.”

“A charmless strip of hotels.”

“A depressingly workaday town.”

“An old downtown area with little charm (and some less charming lowlifes). Skip it and head on to either Kimberly or Creston.”

Those are some of the phrases Lonely Planet, the popular international travel guide, has used to describe to describe Cranbrook.

And Lee Tengum isn’t going to take it any more.

“We’re quite known locally for all of the mountain biking and skiing and snowmobiling, and there’s a great arts scene in town,” says Tengum, a software developer who was born and raised in Cranbrook.

“[Tourists] just don’t see it because they never venture off the highway. They stop for gas, stop for food, lock their doors, and move on.”

Tengum and a friend decided to create coffee mugs emblazoned with “A depressingly workaday town” to try and convince Lonely Planet to have a more positive portrayal of their city – the largest in the Kootenays with over 19,000 people – in future editions.


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Cat with severed tail tossed ‘like trash’ at dump in Cranbrook

TMTVNEWS.COM, Cranbrook BC Canada – She was discarded at the dump, her legs tied together, bleeding from several wounds, not moving but alive.


Her tail had been severed and she was extremely dehydrated and emaciated. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan found the black cat, named Malala, and took her straight to the East Kootenay BC SPCA Branch, where she was immediately rushed to a veterinarian for emergency care.

“She was bleeding a lot from her tail, which had been cut off, and she had several open wounds on her feet, legs and head,” says BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch manager Brenna Baker. “It horrifies me to think that someone might do something like this to any animal, then leave her at the dump, suffering and in pain, tossed away like so much trash.”

The vet cleaned Malala’s wounds, performed surgery on her tail and gave her fluids. Now, she’s recovering in the warmth of the SPCA shelter, under the attention and care of staff and volunteers who hope to give her a chance at a better life in a loving, forever home.

“She is such a sweet pea and so full of love,” Baker says. “She’s got a long road to recovery, but we’re grateful to the man who spotted her at the Elko transfer station and wasted no time getting her to us.”

The cost of Malala’s medical care is expected to be nearly $1,200. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to help British Columbia’s most vulnerable animals. If you can help Malala and other animals like her at the BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch, visit spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or drop off donations in person at 3339 Highway 3 and 95, Cranbrook.

If anyone has any information on how Malala came to be at the Elko transfer station, they are encouraged to call the BC SPCA cruelty hotline, at 1-855-622-7722.



IHA’S dirty laundry comes out in report

KELOWNA — The Interior Health Authority (IHA) has failed to establish a valid business case for privatizing hospital laundry services, according to a Simon Fraser University economist.


SFU School of Public Policy economist Marvin Shaffer reviewed two IHA documents from 2010 that were recently obtained through a Freedom of Information media request.

Last year, IHA announced that it would seek bids from the private sector to take over all or part of its laundry operations at five major hospitals in Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Penticton and Nelson, along with services in six smaller communities. An announcement on IHA’s plans for the laundry is expected before year’s end.





1_BCTV_kootenays_Christina_lake_pub_fireTMTVNEWS.COM, Christina Lake BC Canada – The Crow and Bear pub that was reduced to rubble after fire tore through the building around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning was not caused by arson. An electrical short in the pub sparked the blaze. The building has been around since 1975 and was formerly known as the Time and Place pub. The popular watering hole was located on the main drag of town along Highway 3 and was one of the first pubs in the community.

There were no injuries and no word at this time if it will be rebuilt.


Nelson Police Department News

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TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC Canada – Nelson Police Department News

Intoxicated, uncooperative male

On November 23, 2015 the Nelson Police Department received a call for service related to an intoxicated, uncooperative male in a local business. The male had been requested to leave by staff but refused to leave and started to become aggressive towards staff and other customers. Upon police arrival, the male was noted to be intoxicated and refused to identify himself. The male became physically confrontational with police and was taken into custody. The male was later released when sober and is currently facing charges of resisting arrest and obstruction.

Male in medical distress due to alcohol and drug consumption

On November 22, 2015 at approximately 2011 hours, the Nelson Police Department received a call for service to a residence in the Uphill area for a male in medical distress due to alcohol and drug consumption. Upon police arrival, the male was located lying on the floor and it was determined that he had injured himself while on the floor. The male was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for assessment and treatment.