Barry Coulter

The Rotary Park Auto Tourist Camp, circa 1923. Two years later, the camp was moved Pooley Avenue, and is now the Mount Baker RV Park. Courtesy Jim Cameron.

After 96 years, Cranbrook’s downtown RV park is facing its future

The “Cranbrook Auto Camp” — Mount Baker RV Park — has operated at that spot since 1925. That’s about to change

The Rotary Park Auto Tourist Camp, circa 1923. Two years later, the camp was moved Pooley Avenue, and is now the Mount Baker RV Park. Courtesy Jim Cameron.
Hugs and Slugs

2021 well underway, so here are some … Hugs & Slugs!

Hugs: We would like to give a big hug out to the…

Hugs and Slugs
Piling in place along Innis Avenue in Cranbrook, part of the new Broadstreet Properties development. David Humphrey photo

Innis Avenue to close to all traffic starting January 18

Avenue facing new development will be closed from Monday, Jan. 18 to Thursday, Jan. 21, for sewer connection

Piling in place along Innis Avenue in Cranbrook, part of the new Broadstreet Properties development. David Humphrey photo
Wolf photo by Brian Hay

2020 hunting season review and wildlife update: Part III

This is Part III of a three-part series by F.J. Hurtak, looking at the issues of the 2020 hunting and wildlife management season

Wolf photo by Brian Hay
Freikorps members in Berlin, during the Kapp Putsch against the Weimar Republic government, March, 1920. (alphahistory.com)

World O’ Words: Insurgency, Coup d’état, or putsch – which is best?

The events of Jan. 6 in Washington are best described by the word ‘Putsch.’ Here’s why

Freikorps members in Berlin, during the Kapp Putsch against the Weimar Republic government, March, 1920. (alphahistory.com)
Wolf photo by Brian Hay

2020 hunting season review and wildlife update: Part II

This is Part II of a three-part series by F.J. Hurtak, looking at the issues of the 2020 hunting and wildlife management seasons, which will appear in the Cranbrook Townsman over the next issues

Wolf photo by Brian Hay
B.C. students will soon be taking the Foundational Skills Assessment (FSA), an annual test required by the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Black Press file photo)

Cranbrook District Teachers Association calls for end to FSAs

Foundational Skills Assessment tests to start the week of January 11 across B.C.

B.C. students will soon be taking the Foundational Skills Assessment (FSA), an annual test required by the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Black Press file photo)
Cranbrook RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown woman who allegedly made fraudulent purchases at a local store.

Cranbrook RCMP request help in identifying fraudster

Cranbrook RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown woman…

Cranbrook RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown woman who allegedly made fraudulent purchases at a local store.
There was passion — and in some quarters, panic — in the pyrotechnics New Year's Eve in Cranbrook.

There was passion in the pyrotechnics

In my view, dear people of Cranbrook, the irruption of fireworks around…

There was passion — and in some quarters, panic — in the pyrotechnics New Year's Eve in Cranbrook.
Amy Penney is directing “The Shape Of A Girl” for CCT in May, 2021.

Cranbrook Community Theatre: Classics Revisited, live theatre slated for 2021

Cranbrook Community Theatre is ringing in 2021 with three opportunities for theatre…

Amy Penney is directing “The Shape Of A Girl” for CCT in May, 2021.
A new production of one of the most popular musicals of the modern era features a strong local connection with Cranbrook.

Cast of Storybook Theatre’s ‘Annie’ features local connection

Production is now available for viewing via online streaming until January 17, 2021.

A new production of one of the most popular musicals of the modern era features a strong local connection with Cranbrook.
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs & Slugs: Happy New Year to all our readers and contributors

Hugs: Huge hugs to Steve on 5th Street South who saw me…

Hugs & Slugs
Ladies Auxiliary

Cranbrook Legion Ladies Auxiliary disbanding

After more than 100 years of existence, the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch…

Ladies Auxiliary
Cranbrook RCMP are currently looking for a vehicle that was involved in a theft of ATM from a local business.

Cranbrook RCMP looking for vehicle involved with ATM theft

Cranbrook RCMP are currently looking for a vehicle that was involved in…

Cranbrook RCMP are currently looking for a vehicle that was involved in a theft of ATM from a local business.
The Drama students at Mount Baker Secondary School have had to pull out all the stops by bring their production of “A Christmas Carol,” with Jordan Adams as Scrooge, to audiences this year.

Wild Drama presents “A Christmas Carol” online

The Drama students at Mount Baker Secondary School have had to pull out all the stops by bring their production of “A Christmas Carol” to audiences this year.

The Drama students at Mount Baker Secondary School have had to pull out all the stops by bring their production of “A Christmas Carol,” with Jordan Adams as Scrooge, to audiences this year.
Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021. Brian Clarkson photo

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s membership drive honours late Bud Abbott

Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021.

Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021. Brian Clarkson photo
The language of eyes — highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)

The eyes have it: An evolving communication skill

Now that we are all masked, we will be communicating much more through the language of eyes

The language of eyes — highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)
2020

Urban wildlife Part VII: The East Kootenay birds of 2020

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VII

2020
Hugs and Slugs

Some Hugs to help Christmas along

Hugs: A Great Big Hug to McPherson’s Funeral Home for the beautiful…

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Retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk joined the 552 Key City Royal Air Cadets recently for an online discussion about life in space. (Photo contributed)

Local cadets talk space with retired astronaut

Retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk joined the 552 Key City Royal Air Cadets this week for an online discussion about life in space

Retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk joined the 552 Key City Royal Air Cadets recently for an online discussion about life in space. (Photo contributed)