Cranbrook Townsman

Farm life: The sights and sounds of summer

Sitting in the field on the farm, I can hear thunder rolling in the distance. A dark, grey cloud forms over the mountain tops to the east.

  • Jul 22, 2020

Chernove completes epic 1,000 race, raises over $30K for Paralympic Foundation of Canada

The local Paralympian travelled via bicycle from Fernie to Merrit in just a few days

  • Jul 21, 2020

Cranbrook, Kimberley RCMP request public’s help looking for vehicle

According to RCMP, the vehicle may be associated with a robbery in Kimberley

  • Jul 21, 2020

Interior Health issues overdose alert for Cranbrook

A toxic substance is circulating, IH reports increased overdoses with 'severe outcomes'

  • Jul 21, 2020

MP Morrison, House Leader Bergen respond to proposed emergency debate

The Conservatives have requested an emergency debate on Trudeau's WE Charity controversy

  • Jul 21, 2020

WATCH: Fort Steele Heritage Town launches YouTube channel

Step back into the 1890's with Fort Steele's videos and tutorials

  • Jul 20, 2020

Cranbrook gets $7.3 million for wastewater system upgrade

The City of Cranbrook will be able to continue their plans to upgrade the wastewater lagoons at the north end of the community starting in the spring of 2021, thanks to $7.3 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments.

  • Jul 19, 2020

Kimberley Nordic Club hosts regional dryland training camp

Cross country skiers from around the Kootenays gathered in Kimberley last week, July 11 and 12, for a regional drylands training camp. The skiers taking part are those who are part of the BC Team and the BC Development Squad.

  • Jul 19, 2020

Significant amount of drugs taken off Cranbrook streets

RCMP seized a large quantity of drugs last week, and arrested four people after an investigation by the Cranbrook/Kimberley Crime Reduction Unit (CRU).

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that "irregardless" has been added to the dictionary.

Gwynne Dyer: A Warning from Poland

Gwynne Dyer

  • Jul 16, 2020

MP Morrison hopes for flexibility following latest Columbia River Treaty talks

Canada and the United States recently concluded the tenth round of talks over the renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty at the end of June, as the two sides continue to discuss updated terms for the decades-old agreement.

Travelling ladybugs bring smiles to Kootenay residents

Did you know, a group of ladybugs is called a loveliness?

  • Jul 16, 2020

Council approves new policy for reserve, surplus funds

Cranbrook city council has approved a new reserves and surplus policy, which provides a framework and guidance for long-term municipal finance planning activities, according to a staff report.

Leadership transitions at the College of the Rockies

Paul Vogt steps in to lead the College as former president David Walls retires

Commercial huckleberry harvesting restricted in Kootenays

The province of B.C. has banned commercial-scale picking from July 15 to October 15

  • Jul 14, 2020

Council signals interest in interim national auxiliary constable program

Cranbrook city council has expressed interest in continuing with an interim national RCMP auxiliary constable program that supports and assist local full-time members with various policing duties.

Cranbrook city council approves agreement with RecycleBC for curbside collection

Cranbrook city council has taken another step towards curbside recycling collection, unanimously granting staff the authority to pursue a curbside recycling collection program through RecycleBC.

Sculpture stolen from Cranbrook Arts Alley Gallery

The Cranbrook Arts Council is asking for the sculpture to be returned, no questions asked

  • Jul 14, 2020

District of Sparwood accepting submissions for Street Art Banner Program

The program aims to encourage, promote and celebrate local heritage, arts and culture

  • Jul 13, 2020