Cranbrook Townsman

The last Hugs & Slugs of November: See you next month …

Hugs: To the people who have already put out their Christmas Lights. During this Covid time we can all use the cheering up that the Christmas Lights bring.


End of Bountiful prosecution wraps up decades of legal battles

Constitutional questions had to be settled before a polygamy prosecution could move forward


Cranbrook aquafit classes temporarily shut down amid updated COVID-19 rules

All indoor group fitness activities are currently suspended province-wide

  • Nov 25, 2020


Winter 2021 Avalanche volleyball season cancelled

Pacwest has curtailed competitive play for the winter 2021 semester

  • Nov 25, 2020

B.C.’s Pacwest college sports conference cancels winter competition

Pacwest cancels all winter sports competition after cancelling fall sports back in June

  • Nov 24, 2020

Council passes, adopts new bylaw to allow legal secondary suites

Cranbrook has formally adopted a secondary suites bylaw that will allow secondary suites in single family residential zones throughout the city.

Council postpones land use discussion for proposed overnight shelter

An application for an overnight shelter will be presented at a forthcoming next city council meeting, as councillors voted on Monday night to punt debate on a proposed planning amendment for an adjacent property beside the proposed site.

Mental health crisis lines are busier than ever

The number of calls and the intensity of calls has increased. But the community is stepping up to help

No more charges expected in Bountiful investigation, special prosecutor says

Special prosecutor says mandate has ended following review of evidence from Bountiful investigations

City gearing up winter snow plow operations

Winter has arrived in Cranbrook.

Farm life: Finding the strength within

In the words of Dr. Bonnie Henry: be kind, be calm, be safe.

  • Nov 23, 2020

Kimberley’s Randy Moody on the challenges and triumphs of the endangered whitebark pine

Randy Moody, president of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada (WPEFC) and owner of Moody Tree, who's spent nearly 20 years trying to preserve and promote this endangered tree species, had another big season, planting seedlings grown from seeds collected in 2018.

  • Nov 23, 2020

Kimberley’s Randy Moody on the challenges and triumphs of the endangered whitebark pine

The efforts of a Kimberley-based company have gone a long way to preserve an important but endangered native tree — the whitebark pine.

  • Nov 23, 2020

Potential COVID-19 exposure reported at St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School

Interior Health is reporting potential COVID-19 exposures at St. Mary's Catholic Independent School last week in Cranbrook.

Council, staff kick off annual budget dicussions

Departments pitch five-year work plans as staff, council debate financial priorities

A new age of vaccines: The ‘mRNA’ miracle

The new 'messenger ribonucleic acid' vaccines are a historical advance in medical technology

  • Nov 19, 2020

City of Cranbrook announces sale of former Tembec industrial lands for $6M

The sale of nearly 100 acres of city-owned industrial land formerly owned by Tembec is now official.

Crime stats in the Elk Valley: Noise complaints up in Fernie

Sgt. Trevor Tribes of the Elk Valley RCMP updated the City of Fernie and District of Sparwood on happenings in the municipalities

  • Nov 19, 2020

Famous Kimberley deer shot by poacher

"Droptine" was shot within Kimberley city limits, after hunting season closed; CO has leads in investigation

  • Nov 19, 2020

New top administration official takes the helm at Cranbrook city hall

Cranbrook's newest top administration official is settling in as staff and council begin annual budget sessions that will identify financial priorities set the city's fiscal course for the next five years.