Cranbrook Townsman

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC hosting summer fishing challenge

The contest, for ages 15 and under, encourages youth to get out and go fishing this summer

  • Jun 26, 2020

Birds of Cranbrook: The new generation

On the highway through Cranbrook, traffic comes to a stop at the lights at the intersection at 22nd Street North. The lights turn green, but traffic stays stopped, while a duck leads her passel of ducklings across the highway, waddling along the crosswalk, to get to the creek running in front of the Chamber of Commerce office. The vehicles in both directions wait, while the ducks make their best speed, which isn't much. The mother duck strolls calmly, the ducklings nervously cluster together. It's quite a sight - a family of ducks crossing the highway in front of a large delivery truck, which waits patiently until they're past. The ducks reach the other side and head down into the creek. Traffic waits until the lights turn green again, then resumes with a grinding roar.

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

Thunderstorm watch issued for the East Kootenay

Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region on Wednesday morning, after an overnight storm lit up the skies around Cranbrook on Tuesday evening.

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.

Dave Hill named new principal at Mt. Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook

A new principal will be taking the helm of Mount Baker Secondary School, in time for the new school year in the Fall.

Farm life: putting pen to paper

The importance of journalling and why I do it.

  • Jun 23, 2020

College of the Rockies offers full slate of programs for fall semester

Most courses will be available online, with on-campus instruction when needed

  • Jun 22, 2020

An eye for an eye

Rev. Yme Woensdregt

  • Jun 19, 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

We got some Hugs, we got some Slugs …

Hugs: to our public elected representatives who have been working on changing the price of gas in Cranbrook. They have succeeded , against all odds but with one flaw. We want the price to go DOWN not up!

Bucks add another forward to the roster

The Cranbrook Bucks continue to build out the roster with the addition of forward Dane Dowiak, who has committed to play for the team next season.

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.

Pacific Coastal Airlines resumes Cranbrook-Vancouver flight service

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be resuming non-stop service between Cranbrook and Vancouver starting in the beginning of July.

RDEK approves grant funding for regional family physician recruitment

A local group is looking to increase recruitment of more family physicians to Cranbrook and the surrounding regional communities, and has gotten some help from the Regional District of East Kootenay.

RDEK approves grant funding for regional family physician recruitment

A local group is looking to increase recruitment of more family physicians to Cranbrook and the surrounding regional communities, and has gotten some help from the Regional District of East Kootenay.

CBEEN recognizes six basin educators for environmental education

Teachers from Cranbrook, Kimberley, Nakusp, Trail and Castlegar have been recognized

  • Jun 17, 2020