Cranbrook Townsman

Josh Dueck named Team Canada chef de mission for 2022 Beijing Paralympics

An acclaimed Paralympic champion with local roots has been named to a leadership role as Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games.

Idlewild Lake still not safe for skating: City of Cranbrook

Ice on area waterbodies is currently quite thin, and not yet ready for recreation

  • Dec 1, 2020

Changes coming to RDEK glass recycling program

Starting in January 2021, glass will no longer be collected through the yellow bin program

  • Nov 30, 2020

City eyes new dispute resolution system for bylaw infractions

The City of Cranbrook is eyeing a new procedure to resolve disputes, particularly in light of uncollected fines from a parking metre bylaw, which is estimated to be in excess of $90,000.

Major repairs underway for water main near Wildstone

Major repairs on a break in the water main feeding Wildstone and River's Crossing are underway Monday morning, according to the City of Cranbrook.

RCMP seeking driver of burnt out car found on HaHa Creek Road

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was found on fire Monday

  • Nov 30, 2020

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.