Cranbrook Townsman

MP Morrison reflects on systemic racism in public service, RCMP

Kootenay-Columbia MP wants RCMP mandate letters to prioritize combating racism

Province releases report on Columbia River Treaty public feedback

Reservoir levels, fair compensation for impacted communities, among many issues raised

WildSafeBC reports cougar kill site in Kimberley Nature Park

Use extreme caution if you are walking or hiking in the area.

  • Jun 30, 2020

Emergency preparedness funding comes in for Kimberley, Aq’am

Provincial emergency preparedness funding is coming to Kimberley and the Aq'am community.

Farm life: the little things, June

The little things that brought me joy in June.

  • Jun 29, 2020

Emergency services respond to a pair of vehicle incidents Thursday evening

Emergency responders attended a pair of motor vehicle incidents on Thursday evening in Gold Creek and Wycliffe, according to an RCMP news release.

Environmental organizations call for federal assessment of Teck mine expansion

Environmental groups are urging the federal government to designate a proposed coal mine expansion from Teck Resources in the Elk Valley for an impact assessment.

Evacuation alert lifted in Fairmont following debris flow events

The RDEK has rescinded an evacuation alert issued for Fairmont Creek in the wake of a major debris flow event at the end of May.

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