Barry Coulter

Brent Carver: Memory and the power of performance

As a teenager growing up in a one-TV-channel world (later two-channel) I dimly recall lounging in front of a black-and-white television watching one of three things — the Beachcombers, Hockey Night in Canada, and whatever else the CBC would have on offer instead of the first two.

Hugs and Slugs: To keep summer simmering …

Hugs to Jody and the rest of the tenacious crew at the BBC (Bootleg Bike Co.) for helping me to pull of the biggest and best surprise scheme this side of the Koots. In a year that has seen record bike sales, Jody sourced out, hunted down as it came off the line, and refused to let anyone else get a hold of the dream bike I wanted to sneakily surprise my husband with. Awesome communication, great senses of humour, and super shop music. So happy that I shopped local and I can't wait to go back!

Brent Carver: A legend of stage, screen and TV

Over the years, the Cranbrook thespian earned his place as one of Canada's greatest actors

World O’ Words: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Ultracrepidarianism: On offering one's opinion 'beyond the sole'

Motorcyclist killed in collision near Canal Flats

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision just north of Canal Flats Tuesday late afternoon, July 28.

Jim Abbott: Honourable, tuned in, undefeated

Tributes to the late Kootenay-Columbia MP, including from former Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Live music, and other retro matters

Why is live music best; discovering John Martyn; and more

Former Kootenay-Columbia MP Jim Abbott passes away

Abbott served as the region's federal representative for nearly two decades

Former Kootenay-Columbia MP Jim Abbott passes away

Abbott served as the region's federal representative for nearly two decades

Cranbrook RCMP seek stolen trailer

Cranbrook RCMP are investigating a report of a stolen travel trailer.

It’s hotter than Hades, and here are your Hugs (and Slugs) …

Hugs: to the person who called out the large grocery chain who have stopped sending weekly flyers. I have no cell phone and find the online flyer hard to read. I am also concerned because another chain has started sending email flyers as well. Fortunately they are still sending them with the paper. The owner of the store probably doesn't read Hugs & Slugs but I'll guess some of the staff do. Please pass along our concerns. For every 1 person who complains, dozens of others are thinking the same thing.

The Zombies, and the lasting legacy of “Odessey and Oracle”

An interview with Colin Blunstone, lead singer of the legendary rock band

Significant amount of drugs taken off Cranbrook streets

RCMP seized a large quantity of drugs last week, and arrested four people after an investigation by the Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

Significant amount of drugs taken off Cranbrook streets

RCMP seized a large quantity of drugs last week, and arrested four people after an investigation by the Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that "irregardless" has been added to the dictionary.

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that "irregardless" has been added to the dictionary.

No serious injuries reported after head-on collision near Fort Steele

Traffic was stopped for several hours on Highway 93 while police investigated.

When it’s too dangerous to sing

It's easier to imagine a world without birdsong than a world without choirs

Letters to the Editor

Cross-border support, in memory of Joe Ciallella; Protection of Dogs; and more …

Birds of Cranbrook: The new generation

On the highway through Cranbrook, traffic comes to a stop at the lights at the intersection at 22nd Street North. The lights turn green, but traffic stays stopped, while a duck leads her passel of ducklings across the highway, waddling along the crosswalk, to get to the creek running in front of the Chamber of Commerce office. The vehicles in both directions wait, while the ducks make their best speed, which isn't much. The mother duck strolls calmly, the ducklings nervously cluster together. It's quite a sight - a family of ducks crossing the highway in front of a large delivery truck, which waits patiently until they're past. The ducks reach the other side and head down into the creek. Traffic waits until the lights turn green again, then resumes with a grinding roar.