Cranbrook Townsman

Economic activity picking up on Peak Industrial lands

Finger joint mill has begun production, while multiple companies are initiating or expanding operations.


10 overdose deaths in Cranbrook last year: BC Coroners Service

There were 10 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in the Cranbrook local health area in 2020, according to the BC Coroners Service, as the province experienced the worst year on record for fatal overdose outcomes.


Cranbrook couple wins $75,000 with scratch ticket

A Cranbrook couple is the recipient of a cool $75,000 from a Bingo Multiplier scratch & win ticket.


Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations team up to turn excess bread into ethanol

Local food recovery programs have teamed up with Bohemian Spirits to keep bread out of the landfill

  • Mar 2, 2021

Curbside recycling collection program set for May debut

A residential curbside recycling collection program is expected to begin in Cranbrook on May 3.

Two more Bandits heading to next level of baseball

Alli Schroder joining VIU Mariners— the first female to sign with the CCBC; Brett Potter joining U of C Dinos

COTR aims to reduce food waste with composting program

The college will soon begin composting food waste on campus

  • Mar 1, 2021

Cranbrook looks to create a master plan for future of downtown core

City staff is eyeing a master plan to help city council and administration visualize the future of Cranbrook's downtown core.

Keysa Players of the Week and team standings

This week the Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association's Domino's Pizza Junior Players of the Week were Mia Molnar and Isabella Savage (pictured above with Coach Rob Niedermayer ), the Domino's Pizza Senior Players were Tristen Welder (pictured below with Coach Pat Waurynchuk) and Nate Robinson (pictured below with Coach Mike Robinson).

BC Liberal energy critic blasts ‘lack of transparency’ on Site C

MLA Tom Shypitka says Site C going ahead is a 'good thing', blames NDP for mismanagement

Kootenay-Columbia MP supports motion condemning Uighur genocide

Rob Morrison says labelling Uighur persecution as a genocide sends a message to Chinese government

Possible miscarriage of justice in Cranbrook woman’s conviction in toddler drowning: prosecutor

Tammy Bouvette was originally charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty in 2013 to the lesser charge

  • Feb 26, 2021

Indigenous input key to Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Ecosystem function included in negotiations along with flood management and power generation priorities

Land in short supply for new farmers in southeast B.C.

Young Agrarians hopes to match new farmers with land owners in the area

  • Feb 25, 2021

City approves funding for Mount Royal infrastructure remediation

City council voted to spend up to $1.75 million this year to repair failed infrastructure in the Mount Royal Estates neighbourhood, after setting a legal dispute that was launched to recover costs for remediation.

City trumpets record year for economic development

The city is touting 2020 as a banner year for economic development in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Cranbrook adopts policy for legalizing secondary suites

Existing secondary suites in Cranbrook now have a process to become officially legalized, following approval of a new policy by city council on Monday night.

Cranbrook’s Coldest Night of the Year raises over $27,000

The walk is held every year to raise funds for organizations serving the homeless community

  • Feb 23, 2021

KEYSA Players of the Week and Team Standings

This week KEYSA's Domino's Pizza Junior Players of the Week were Hanna Bodnarchuk and Brodie Neil (pictured above, with Coach Rob Niedermayer); the Domino's Pizza Senior Players were brother and sister Paul Chong (pictured below with Coach Doug Clarke) and Zoe Chong (pic tured below with Coach Bobbi Lalach).