Lethbridge Area

Trial date for Vulcan County man who had hundreds of animals seized could soon be set

By Lara Fominoff @fomsy1 on Twitter with files from Lethbridge News Now
July 31, 2017 - 1:17pm Updated: July 31, 2017 - 4:48pm

LETHBRIDGE - A man who had 131 dogs, 62 rabbits, eight cats and three tortoises seized from his property in Vulcan County April 24, 2017, has had his case adjourned for two weeks, until August 14.
At that time, a multi-day trial may be set for Tyler Marshall.

B.C. Wildfire Update
B.C. Wildfire Update Government of B.C.

Difficult wildfire conditions require more resources in East Kootenays

By Josh Hoffman - The Drive News - Cranbrook
July 27, 2017 - 1:23pm

CRANBROOK, B.C. -  The BC Wildfire Service is throwing even more resources at the 39 hectare blaze west of Lake Koocanusa.

32 personnel are joined by two helicopters and other heavy equipment in the remote Ward-Bloom region roughly 25 km west of the lake.

5th wheel fire near Koocanusa Lake
5th wheel fire near Koocanusa Lake Photo courtesy of RDEK

Quick action prevents 5th wheeler fire from spreading near Lake Koocanusa

By Josh Hoffman - The Drive in Cranbrook
July 25, 2017 - 11:32pm

CRANBROOK -  With the fire rating high in many locations any help to prevent or fight a fire is a necessity. That help was crucial Tuesday afternoon south-east of Cranbrook, when a travel trailer caught fire on the side of a road, in an area frequented by Southern Albertans.