Cranbrook Townsman

Metal detector rings true for Cranbrook couple

A Cranbrook couple went looking for a missing ring after reading a plea on Facebook

  • Aug 6, 2020

Construction for multi-use indoor facility underway

Construction has broken ground for a multi-use indoor sports facility in Cranbrook that has been spearheaded by a local youth soccer association for the last few years.

Summit in Cranbrook focuses on economic resiliency post COVID-19

Cranbrook, Kimberley, Canal Flats mayors discuss strategies to strengthen regional economy

  • Aug 5, 2020

Construction underway to replace pressure reducing station

Contractors have begun construction to replace an aging pressure reducing station on 2nd St. S, between 27th Ave S and 28th Ave S, and a traffic detour has been put in place for the duration of the project.

Feds fund $2M for habitat conservation in the Kootenays

Kootenay Connect to use funding for habitat conservation to protect four areas in the region

Love in the time of COVID

Marriage Commissioner, couples, weigh in on getting married during a pandemic

  • Aug 4, 2020

World O’ Words: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Ultracrepidarianism: On offering one's opinion 'beyond the sole'

Ekklesia Millennium Society benefits from second vehicle donation

Spring Honda donated a van, while Minute Muffler ensured it was fit for the road

  • Aug 3, 2020

Lightning blamed for multiple fire starts across Kootenays

Southeast Fire Centre says ground crews, air support responding to fires near Revelstoke, Nakusp

Residents using millions of litres of water during heat wave: City

Millions of litres of water were delivered to residents and businesses on a single day last week, according to the City of Cranbrook, as a heat wave is causing temperatures to spike across the southern interior of the province.

Search suspended for man missing in Kootenay River near Canal Flats

Man reported missing after swimming into river to rescue dog that had been swept into the current

Gray Creek Pass is 30 years old in August

Tom Lymbery shares his knowledge of the history of the Pass

  • Aug 1, 2020

The week’s worth of Hugs and Slugs

Slugs to those who are operating ATVs and dirt bikes on the NON-motorized portions of the South Star trails. There are plenty of "authorized" off-road areas for you to spin your wheels.

  • Jul 30, 2020

The Womb of Revolutionary Love

Yme Woensdregt

  • Jul 30, 2020

Cranbrook RCMP warn of local rental scam

Cranbrook RCMP is warning the public about a rental scam that was reported on Tuesday, July 28.

Farm life: How time has forced us to slow down

I feel as though I say this each and every month but I cannot believe July is coming to an end. Summer is so fleeting. This year has been a whirlwind. When I look back on stories I wrote in February and March it feels like an eternity ago, yet it has come and gone so quickly.

  • Jul 29, 2020

Motorcyclist killed in collision near Canal Flats

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision just north of Canal Flats Tuesday late afternoon, July 28.

Protest planned against Koocanusa Crown land camping closure

A local resident is questioning the fairness of closing Crown land in the Koocanusa region to overnight camping, even though campers on private properties are allowed to set up and stay.

Temperatures soar, wildfire danger rating rises across Kootenays

East, West Kootenays expected to hit high 30s C as fire danger rating increases to high and extreme

Capturing the comet Neowise out by Fort Steele

Local photographer Chad St. Pierre captured images of the Comet Neowise out in the Fort Steele area, which has been visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere for the last few weeks. The comet was discovered in March, and captured the imagination of stargazers, astronomers and photographers as it became brighter and brighter in June and July as it moved closer to the Earth. Photos courtesy Chad St. Pierre.