Cranbrook Townsman

GoByBike week taking place in Cranbrook

Participate in GoByBike week from September 28 to October 4, 2020

  • Sep 23, 2020


The plane crash at the top of the mountain

50 years ago, a small plane was lost within sight of the Cranbrook airport. What went wrong?


B.C. Premier announces fall election

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka reacts to election announcement


Broken water main reduces traffic flow on 24th Avenue North in Cranbrook

Traffic will be reduced to single-lane, closed off completely until repairs are done

  • Sep 21, 2020

Conservative opposition critic tours through Kootenay riding on listening tour

Pierre Poilievre, the Tory finance critic, gathering local feedback on pandemic supports, recovery issues

Some Hugs & Slugs, until the smoke clears

Hugs: huge hugs to the General Manager and his coworker of Dollarama in the Tamarack Mall, for picking up and getting my client Don seated back into his electric wheelchair, when he tipped over and fell out on our way to his morning coffee break. Without their help I would have had to call the ambulance. They stayed to be sure he was okay and even helped look for the control knob. Thanks again, ever so much.

BC Wildfire Service lifts area restriction around Doctor Creek fire

The BC Wildfire Service has lifted an area restriction around the Doctor Creek wildfire, as the nearly 80-square kilometre blaze near Canal Flats is now classified as being held.

Council approves fuel treatment project up Gold Creek

Council also endorses grant applications for funding additional treatment and FireSmart activities

Farm life: the most wonderful time of the year

Saying goodbye to summer and welcoming the autumnal equinox

  • Sep 17, 2020

City moves forward with purchase of new ladder fire truck

The purchase was included in the budget, but put on hold once the COVID-19 pandemic hit

New Jaws of Life coming to South Country emergency responders

TC Energy grant will go towards the purchase of a vital piece of emergency equipment

City introduces updated secondary suites bylaw

Updates to secondary suites bylaw are meant to align to the BC Building Code, according to staff

City to lobby provincial government for urban deer population management

Wildlife biologists pen letter to council raising concerns over Chronic Wasting Disease in urban deer

Jury selection begins in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Jason Tait is charged with manslaughter in relation to the shooting of Waylon Jesse Edey

  • Sep 15, 2020

Kootenay Regional Districts win 2020 Sustainable Communities Award

The award recognizes the Accelerate Kootenays project

  • Sep 15, 2020

Panoramic sign taken from Rails to Trails

Sign went missing last week

  • Sep 15, 2020

Cranbrook Bucks announce five player commitments

Local product Cam Reid joins newest BCHL franchise along with four other players

Cranbrook firefighters extinguish blaze in insurance office building

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services, RCMP, respond to fire early Sunday morning

Cranbrook RCMP investigating ‘suspicious death’ of 55-year-old man

One person is currently in police custody

  • Sep 14, 2020

Evacuation Alert lifted on Doctor Creek wildfire

The area restriction in the vicinity of the fire remains in effect

  • Sep 14, 2020