Cranbrook Townsman

UPDATE: Stolen vehicle located

UPDATE: Police are reporting the stolen vehicle has been located

Angel Flight keeps busy through 2020

The dark clouds of the pandemic didn't stop the East Kootenay charity

  • Dec 16, 2020

Cranbrook Arts reveals new mural at 1401 Art Space

The mural is now proudly displayed on the front of the building

  • Dec 16, 2020

Cranbrook librarian’s book wins prestigious U.S. award

Mike Selby's 'Freedom Libraries' has been selected as Outstanding Academic Title of the Year by the Association of College and Research Libraries

Historic hotel saved from fiery destruction – again

The Cranbrook Hotel is the city's oldest hotel and one of its oldest buildings.

COVID and property rights/rights of business owners

Are your rights really being violated if a business asks you to wear a mask?

  • Dec 15, 2020

Gwynne Dyer: Anti-abortion laws and radicalisation

What message does this have for right-wing governments that cling to power by waging 'culture wars' to cobble together narrow majorities? Stay away from the abortion issue. It will explode in your faces.

  • Dec 15, 2020

Kootenay-Columbia MP wants more clarity on federal vaccination rollout

Rob Morrison pushing for more information on vaccine distribution, prioritization

Provincial funding comes in for regional transportation projects

The provincial government has doled out $28 million that will be used for repairing and upgrading secondary roadways, with a few projects benefitting in the East Kootenay.

COTR raises more than $70,000 through annual Giving Tuesday campaign

The funds will go towards three initiatives at the college

  • Dec 14, 2020

Farm life: The tale of the misfit Christmas tree

Let me tell you a little story. A tale of the 2020 Christmas tree.

  • Dec 14, 2020

Potential Covid exposure at Cranbrook middle school

A potential exposure to Covid-19 at Laurie Middle School in Cranbrook has been reported by SD 5.

Province distributes grant funding to local schools

Parent advisory councils aligned with Cranbrook schools are receiving thousands of dollars in grants through a provincial community gaming grants program.

A season of waiting in trust

Yme Woensdregt

  • Dec 11, 2020

Ktunaxa regional branding initiative discussed at city council

Janice Alpine presented information to mayor and council on the Ktunaxa regional branding initiative

More localized COVID-19 data being released by BC CDC

BC CDC to begin releasing weekly local health area COVID-19 data

What do the people have to say these days …

Slugs: To the people responsible for dumping a bed box spring at the Bee Line pull out just east of Cranbrook. I can not fathom why anyone would want to do this! My husband and I discovered it on Wednesday, December 2nd. We made the four minute drive and dropped it off at the Cranbrook transfer station, which you should have done. FYI, there is no charge to do this, so hopefully you will be kind enough to take your garbage there in the future.

Construction underway for new four-storey apartment building

Construction has begun for a four-storey apartment building near Victoria Ave. that will house 20 affordable housing units.

Funds from previous homeless shelter project are available for new Cranbrook shelter

The $224,486 raised for former Salvation Army shelter are being held by Community Foundation

Mount Baker music students named finalists in CBC Music Class Challenge

The jazz rendition of 'Crabbuckit' by K-OS has garnered national attention

  • Dec 10, 2020