Barry Coulter

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo

Kootenay Save-On stores raise $33,000 for Angel Flight

A volunteer medical transport service has received a significant donation from a…

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo
The churches of the Cranbrook Ministerial Association united this summer to raise $30,000 for the local Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Many were able to attend the donation presentation in Rotary Park Thursday, Sept. 29. Pictured, back row, left to right: Anne Holden (Salvation Army); Ed Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Mission Thrift Store); Ron Short (The Dwelling Place); Lloyd Harvey (Mt. Zion Lutheran); Kevin Ewaskow (First Baptist); Grant McDowell (Cranbrook Alliance); Jan Hendrik Du Plessis (Knox Presbyterian). Middle row, left to right: Dawn Fenwick (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Ministerial Association President); Father Andrew Applegate (St. Aidan Orthodox); Kristy Hurrell (Cranbrook Alliance); Paul Bartlett (St. Aidan Orthodox); Brent Thompson (StreamLife); Kevin Arndt (Christ Church Anglican); Front row, left to right: John Hudak (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Pentecostal and Ministerial Association President); Bonnie Spence-Vinge (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Tamara Cartwright (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Wayne Stetski (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Jordan Culp (Cranbrook Alliance). (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook churches raise more than $30,000 for Ukraine refugee society

The 21 member Churches of the Cranbrook Ministerial each contributed ; $30,558.50 was donated to the Shelter for Ukrainians Society

The churches of the Cranbrook Ministerial Association united this summer to raise $30,000 for the local Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Many were able to attend the donation presentation in Rotary Park Thursday, Sept. 29. Pictured, back row, left to right: Anne Holden (Salvation Army); Ed Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Mission Thrift Store); Ron Short (The Dwelling Place); Lloyd Harvey (Mt. Zion Lutheran); Kevin Ewaskow (First Baptist); Grant McDowell (Cranbrook Alliance); Jan Hendrik Du Plessis (Knox Presbyterian). Middle row, left to right: Dawn Fenwick (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Ministerial Association President); Father Andrew Applegate (St. Aidan Orthodox); Kristy Hurrell (Cranbrook Alliance); Paul Bartlett (St. Aidan Orthodox); Brent Thompson (StreamLife); Kevin Arndt (Christ Church Anglican); Front row, left to right: John Hudak (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Pentecostal and Ministerial Association President); Bonnie Spence-Vinge (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Tamara Cartwright (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Wayne Stetski (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Jordan Culp (Cranbrook Alliance). (Barry Coulter photo)
Noah Quinn of the Cranbrook Bucks seeks to get past Joshua Niedermayer of the Penticton Vees in Saturday night BCHL action in Penticton. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks (cranbrookbucks.ca)

Bucks open season with a win and a loss

After dominant game against Merritt, Cranbrook comes in tough against Penticton Vees

Noah Quinn of the Cranbrook Bucks seeks to get past Joshua Niedermayer of the Penticton Vees in Saturday night BCHL action in Penticton. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks (cranbrookbucks.ca)
Kealey Spoljarevic, Jerrod Bondy, Michael Prestwich and Amanda Casey in rehearsal for “We Are Not Amused,” the upcoming murder mystery dinner theatre at the Cranbrook History Centre. Jared Teneese photo

An appetite for dinner theatre

Cranbrook History Centre’s murder mystery sell-out shows hunger for upcoming production

Kealey Spoljarevic, Jerrod Bondy, Michael Prestwich and Amanda Casey in rehearsal for “We Are Not Amused,” the upcoming murder mystery dinner theatre at the Cranbrook History Centre. Jared Teneese photo
Corb Lund at the Key City Theatre, Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Barry Coulter photo)

Corb Lund rocks the KCT

Corb Lund took the stage before a sold-out Key City Theatre Wednesday,…

Corb Lund at the Key City Theatre, Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Barry Coulter photo)
Poverty conference

Cranbrook conference will discuss ways to deal with homelessness, poverty

East Kootenay Collaborative for Reducing Poverty, Oct. 28 and 29, will share ideas and look a models that are working elsewhere

Poverty conference
East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.

Group seeks candidates’ position on climate issues

East Kootenay Climate Hub will be posting responses from all candidates in the B.C. election

East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. The Cranbrook Legion is holding a memorial service on Sept. 19 at Rotary park (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)

Cranbrook Legion holding tribute for Queen on Sept. 19

Service for the late monarch will take place 10:45 in Rotary Park in Cranbrook

Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. The Cranbrook Legion is holding a memorial service on Sept. 19 at Rotary park (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
The Rocky Mountain Rogues of Cranbrook and Kimberley are rugby champions of the B.C. Summer League again, having successfully defended their Saratoga Cup title in Kamloops this weekend past, Sept. 10 and 11. Photo by Trixie Pacis

Rocky Mountain Rogues repeat as Saratoga Cup champs

Cranbrook-Kimberley rugby team defends its B.C. Interior championship at Kamloops tournament

The Rocky Mountain Rogues of Cranbrook and Kimberley are rugby champions of the B.C. Summer League again, having successfully defended their Saratoga Cup title in Kamloops this weekend past, Sept. 10 and 11. Photo by Trixie Pacis
Guest speakers at the inaugural Red Shoes Rock — an event to raise awareness of FASD, Friday, Sept. 9. Left to right: Makayli Wilkinson, Dawn Mueller (organizer), Sebastian Gylander, Dona Gylander. (Barry Coulter photo)

Red Shoes Rock for FASD

An inaugural event was held Sept. 9 to shed light and raise awareness of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Guest speakers at the inaugural Red Shoes Rock — an event to raise awareness of FASD, Friday, Sept. 9. Left to right: Makayli Wilkinson, Dawn Mueller (organizer), Sebastian Gylander, Dona Gylander. (Barry Coulter photo)
A scene from the Cops For Kids event at the Tamarack Centre, 2021. The Cops For Kids team will be arriving into Cranbrook on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, to Tamarack Centre at 4pm. (Barry Coulter photo)

Cops for Kids Ride rolling into Cranbrook

Cranbrook representatives joining the 2022 Cops for Kids Ride

A scene from the Cops For Kids event at the Tamarack Centre, 2021. The Cops For Kids team will be arriving into Cranbrook on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, to Tamarack Centre at 4pm. (Barry Coulter photo)
Cranbrook city councillor Norma Blissett will seek re-election in the municipal election scheduled for October 15.

Blissett seeking third term on Cranbrook Council

Cranbrook city councillor Norma Blissett will seek re-election in the municipal election…

Cranbrook city councillor Norma Blissett will seek re-election in the municipal election scheduled for October 15.
Michael Scott Miller, 41 years of age, from Oliver, B.C., is facing multiple charges ranging from Possession of Stolen Property to driving offences, to breaches of previous release orders. Photo courtesy Grand Forks RCMP

Grand Forks and Midway RCMP catch suspected truck thief

On August 30, around 4:45 a.m., Grand Forks RCMP were alerted to…

Michael Scott Miller, 41 years of age, from Oliver, B.C., is facing multiple charges ranging from Possession of Stolen Property to driving offences, to breaches of previous release orders. Photo courtesy Grand Forks RCMP
John Hudak is pictured taking his official oath of office in May, 2019, after winning the City of Cranbrook byelection. Cranbrook’s Chief Election Officer Sarann Press is on the left. (City of Cranbrook photo)

John Hudak will not seek a second term on Cranbrook Council

Councillor Hudak made decision not to run for family and health reasons

John Hudak is pictured taking his official oath of office in May, 2019, after winning the City of Cranbrook byelection. Cranbrook’s Chief Election Officer Sarann Press is on the left. (City of Cranbrook photo)
Corb Lund, coming off a U.S. tour, an appearance at Grand Ole Opry, and the release of a new album, is coming to Cranbrook with a solo acoustic show.

Corb Lund on Grand Ole Opry, his solo show, and the songs of his friends

Award-winning Country artist plays Key City Theatre Sept. 21, a solo acoustic show

Corb Lund, coming off a U.S. tour, an appearance at Grand Ole Opry, and the release of a new album, is coming to Cranbrook with a solo acoustic show.
Maddisun is set to hit the road in September for a series of shows in Vancouver, the Kootenays, and Toronto. This includes an official album release concert at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre, September 9.

From Cranbrook to Dublin to LA and back; Home Is Where The Music Is

Kootenay singer-songwriter Maddisun releases a new album, another step along the creative road

Maddisun is set to hit the road in September for a series of shows in Vancouver, the Kootenays, and Toronto. This includes an official album release concert at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre, September 9.
There was a heavy police presence at Victoria Ave/Cranbrook St. intersection on Saturday night as RCMP responded to a shooting in the area. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook RCMP seek witnesses after man shot during altercation

The Cranbrook RCMP are seeking witnesses after a man was shot during…

There was a heavy police presence at Victoria Ave/Cranbrook St. intersection on Saturday night as RCMP responded to a shooting in the area. Trevor Crawley photo.
Jumpstart your career at the free Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education Event Sept. 8. Black Press file photo.

Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education event to match job seekers with employers

Businesses and industries in most sectors are being impacted by labour shortages

Jumpstart your career at the free Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education Event Sept. 8. Black Press file photo.
The best shade in Cranbrook is at the Westlawn cemetery. (Barry Coulter photo)

Shade: Worth its weight in gold

… and we’re not just throwing shade, here

The best shade in Cranbrook is at the Westlawn cemetery. (Barry Coulter photo)
Lynnette Wray has announced her candidacy for Cranbrook City Council, in this fall’s upcoming municipal election.

Wray will run for Cranbrook City Council

Lynnette Wray, a local non-profit professional, governance leader, and community volunteer, has announced her candidacy for Cranbrook City Council, in this fall’s upcoming municipal election.

Lynnette Wray has announced her candidacy for Cranbrook City Council, in this fall’s upcoming municipal election.