Cranbrook Townsman

MP Morrison reflects on systemic racism in public service, RCMP

Kootenay-Columbia MP wants RCMP mandate letters to prioritize combating racism


WildSafeBC reports cougar kill site in Kimberley Nature Park

Use extreme caution if you are walking or hiking in the area.

  • Jun 30, 2020


Environmental organizations call for federal assessment of Teck mine expansion

Environmental groups are urging the federal government to designate a proposed coal mine expansion from Teck Resources in the Elk Valley for an impact assessment.


City targets August for preliminary reopening of recreational facilities

Plans are underway to reopen city parks and recreational facilities following approval of a strategy from city council earlier this week.

Fundraising goal reached for new diagnostic equipment at Cranbrook hospital

Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary donates $45,000 to reach $1.2 million goal for SPECT CT

Airport manager updates city council on COVID-19 impacts

While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated domestic and international air travel across the country and the world, there is reason for optimism for operations out at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

City council approves parks and facilities reopening strategy

Cranbrook city council approved a plan to strategically reopen indoor recreational facilities based on a plan developed with input from provincial sports organizations and health authorities.

Farm life: putting pen to paper

The importance of journalling and why I do it.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Grow these berries instead, the Weed Warrior advises

This week, I am returning to the Invasive species Council of BC's (ISCBC) Grow-Me-Instead booklet to continue writing about invasive plants that are of provincial concern, and the native and other non-invasive plants that we should put in our gardens instead.

  • Jun 19, 2020

Cranbrook, Kimberley receive provincial grants for economic development

The provincial government has awarded $14 million in grants to support rural economic development, and Cranbrook is getting a small slice of it.

Interior Health issues drug alert in Cranbrook

Interior Health has issued a drug alert for Cranbrook after drug checking results through ANKORS revealed highly toxic levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines from a dark purple pebbly substance sold as down.

Gray Creek Pass Road closed temporarily due to washout

The Gray Creek Pass Road is temporarily closed due to a serious washout between the two Redding Creek bridges.

  • Jun 16, 2020

Man taken into custody after police deploy to New Lake area

A report of a suicidal person with a firearm was reported to the Cranbrook RCMP in the New Lake area West of Cranbrook, B.C. on Saturday.

  • Jun 14, 2020

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations benefit from Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program

Over $1 million in projects have been approved by CBT and RDEK

  • Jun 12, 2020

Cranbrook RCMP seize drugs, cash after lengthy investigation

Four people have been taken into police custody, facing potential charges

  • Jun 10, 2020

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo cancelled for 2020

The event has been postponed to September 2021 due to COVID-19

  • Jun 10, 2020

State of local emergency declared in Windermere due to flood concerns

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in Windermere due to the rising levels of Windermere Creek, which is threatening flooding of homes and properties in the low-lying area where the creek flows into Windermere Lake.

Fairmont debris flow event ‘could have been catastrophic’

Debris flow mitigation measures from two years ago prevented a larger scale disaster

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino celebrates 20 years of golf

A dream of reconciliation resulting in a championship course owned by the Ktunaxa communities

  • Jun 9, 2020