Annalee Grant

2012: The year in local news, Part III

Here is a recap of some of the area’s biggest stories in 2012 from September through December.

A fire in Kimberley's Platzl has destroyed Kootenay Cycle Works. Fire crews remain on scene.

Major fire in Kimberley’s Platzl

A fire has destroyed Kootenay Cycle Works in Kimberley's iconic Platzl. RCMP are asking residents to stay away from the area.

A fire in Kimberley's Platzl has destroyed Kootenay Cycle Works. Fire crews remain on scene.

2012: The Year In Local News – January to March

Here is a recap of some of the area's biggest stories in 2012 from court happenings to the Jumbo Glacier Resort.

Spirits are festive at Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of volunteers are keeping up the Christmas cheer as the charity heads into the final days before Christmas.

Merry Christmas from the RCMP

It's the festive season, and the RCMP are urging residents to be responsible as they celebrate.

Fake Ktunaxa treaty maps in circulation

An anonymous person has distributed a number of fliers purporting to be a map of the proposed lands being offered to the Ktunaxa Nation.

Mainroad is busy all over the East Kootenay this week. Larry Tooze photographed this snowplow in action.

Driving safe for the holidays and beyond

Mainroad East Kootenay urges driver/snowplow awareness.

Mainroad is busy all over the East Kootenay this week. Larry Tooze photographed this snowplow in action.

Mayor happy to see sign bylaw feedback

Deadline for public feedback extended to Feb. 1, 2013.

Chair of the School District 5 School Replacement Committee Chris Johns

Theatre key to new Cranbrook high school

Proclamation declares that theatre space will be part of new “neighbourhood of learning”

Chair of the School District 5 School Replacement Committee Chris Johns

Barnett to represent himself at Supreme Court trial

Fernie man accused of abducting son makes first appearance in Cranbrook court.

A first for Interior Health

Kelowna General Hospital performs open heart surgery for first time

Name of accident victim released

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the woman killed in the traffic accident near Invermere on December 12.

The lunch hour crunch begins at the intersection of Baker Street and 14th Avenue

Traffic patterns

School by school report looks at vehicular issues in Cranbrook

The lunch hour crunch begins at the intersection of Baker Street and 14th Avenue

Panebianco matter stalled by judge shortage

A judge shortage at the Cranbrook Law Courts has caused Brian Panebianco's bail hearing to be put over once more to February 6.

Never one to say no to donning a turkey suit to raise funds

Wheeldon named Citizen of the year

Nominators reflect on community service at Chamber's last meeting of the year.

Never one to say no to donning a turkey suit to raise funds

Royal nod for local lawyer

Donald Kawano of Cranbrook in good company as Queen’s Counsel.

Outgoing directors Jim Benson

Cranbrook Chamber caps off fantastic year

Mike Adams will assume the president position in January. Dave Butler will be vice president. Janette Sissons will remain as treasurer.

Outgoing directors Jim Benson

Second road fatality this month claims life of Radium woman

Dodge Dakota lost control and crossed the centre line, hitting northbound Chevy Silverado.

Cranbrook Civilian Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) member Connor Wigen practices spotting out the window of a Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Buffalo aircraft on December 2 at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. The aircraft was left grounded by a snowstorm in the area that day

Eyes in the skies: A visit from the Canadian Forces

This is part one in a two-part series on Civilian Air Search and Rescue training at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Cranbrook Civilian Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) member Connor Wigen practices spotting out the window of a Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Buffalo aircraft on December 2 at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. The aircraft was left grounded by a snowstorm in the area that day

For the love of ektorp!

What we have to learn from the trials of the IKEA monkey