Barry Coulter

A German word blitzes the English language

World O' Words: Lightning quick, on offense and defense

Mt. Baker RV Park in Cranbrook reopens

Just in time for summer, the Mount Baker RV Park in downtown Cranbrook has reopened.

The time of the week when people speak

Hugs: For Judy who works at the Gold Creek Market. Always serves you with a smile, such a friendly lady. We love to support this local store and we can always find what we need there, a fabulous store! If you haven't tried the baked goods, from cheese sticks to fresh baked bread and buns, you must. Freshest produce ever. So huge hugs to you Judy and thank you!

Taking the Auspices: What’s in a Murmuration?

This is the most wonderful time of year, if you ask me. The season between the seasons, as spring evolves into summer.

The third photograph of Robert Johnson

An old photograph comes to light - a reminder that mythology is real and the past is still alive

Car stolen from Cranbrook airport

Cranbrook RCMP are investigating a report of a stolen vehicle.

Continue keeping calm, and being kind

Hugs: Big hugs for Margaret, a cashier at Wal-Mart. Every time my husband shops there she is always so kind, smiling and helpful making sure we got all we needed, doesn't matter how many people she may have in her line-up she is always the same. Thank you Margaret!

World O’ Words: Hemerophiles, and a new era of synanthropization

They say if we can keep up our lock-down, self-isolating ways for another 30 years, the oceans of Earth will return to their former pristine state, and all the sea-dwelling creatures will prosper. By that time, all the plastic currently contaminating them will have washed up on the beaches. In 30 years, before the beaches can re-open for human pleasure-seeking, all the sunbathers, surfers and swimmers will have to spend time picking up all this plastic and putting it in giant recycling bins. The plastic will then be turned into patio furniture and vinyl LPs.

UPDATE: Missing person found

UPDATE: RCMP are reporting the missing female has been located.

Disaster jargon for a new age

From "Danse Macabre to "We're All In This Together"

Hugs and Slugs vying for equal billing this week

Slugs: Sorry but I have a slug in response to the hug about the post office. Slug to the post office, sent a birthday card Cranbrook to Medicine Hat on March 16th, as of this date the card has not arrived. Allowed 2 weeks for delivery, this does not encourage anyone to use the post office any more.

Hugs and Slugs: Now more than ever

Hugs to the couple that got married on the weekend. Adhering to strict physical distancing protocol did not prevent you from creating a beautiful space in which to formalize your commitment to each other and share a powerful sign of love and joy, during this turbulent and uncertain time. Much happiness and best wishes to you!

Camping, motorized recreation banned at Koocanusa

Restrictions in effect immediately for spring and summer

RCMP looking for truck stolen overnight in Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMPare looking for a pickup truck stolen overnight from the 600-Block of King Street West.

Truck destroyed in fire after collision near Moyie

Cranbrook RCMP along with East Kootenay Traffic Services attended a Motor Vehicle Incident on Thursday morning, April 2, in the Bluffs area adjacent to Moyie Lake. An SUV travelling northbound lost control coming around a corner and hit a southbound truck. The truck caught fire and was completely destroyed. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident. The roads were icy at the time. Photo submitted

A Message From East Kootenay Regional Hospital ER Staff

Please Continue to Stay Home and Practice Social Distancing

Travelling couple in self-isolation in Cranbrook grateful for friends’ support

Bob and Wanda Diachuk got back from Mexico and are in quarantine in Mt. Baker RV park

Travelling couple in self-isolation in Cranbrook grateful for friends’ support

Bob and Wanda Diachuk got back from Mexico and are in quarantine in Mt. Baker RV park

The Plague: A few changes to come

Gwynne Dyer