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Slash  pile burning. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services.

Wildfire Risk Reduction project set for Oct. 15 south of Cranbrook

A wildfire risk reduction project (WRR) is set to begin just south…

Slash  pile burning. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services.
Cranbrook Bucks’ defenceman Bauer Morrissey defends the Trail Smoke Eaters’ Brady Hunter in Friday night BCHL action at Western Financial Place. Trevor Crawley photo

The Bucks are back: At last, regular season underway in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Bucks split home-and-away with Trail Smoke Eaters to open season

Cranbrook Bucks’ defenceman Bauer Morrissey defends the Trail Smoke Eaters’ Brady Hunter in Friday night BCHL action at Western Financial Place. Trevor Crawley photo
A rear view of the St. Eugene Residential School and chapel nearing completion, circa 1911.

City of Cranbrook to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The City of Cranbrook announced Thursday that it stands alongside the Ktunaxa…

A rear view of the St. Eugene Residential School and chapel nearing completion, circa 1911.
Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces at Sweetwater Resort at Lake Koocanusa in the East Kootenay.

Two arrested, charged, in fraud case at Sweetwater Resort at Koocanusa

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces at Sweetwater Resort at Lake Koocanusa in the East Kootenay.
Rob Morrison (left) and Wayne Stetski. Photos courtesy Jocelyn Doll and Claire Palmer

Kootenay Conservative candidate sits on top; final result pending mail-in ballots

Rob Morrison appears headed for second term as Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia

Rob Morrison (left) and Wayne Stetski. Photos courtesy Jocelyn Doll and Claire Palmer
A group of local seniors — The Chain Rattlers — has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it. Brian Clarkson photos

‘Chain Rattlers’ hosting disc golf clinic for seniors

A group of local seniors has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it

A group of local seniors — The Chain Rattlers — has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it. Brian Clarkson photos
Waneta Roux and Max

Cranbrook Working Dog Club hosts first annual trial

Canine sporting event — called Schutzhund, or IGP sport — held for the first time in the Kootenays

Waneta Roux and Max
Hydrant replacement

Hydrant replacement on Saturday to impact traffic, water services

Water crews with Public Works will be replacing a fire hydrant and…

Hydrant replacement
Admit it: You want to vote for Rick Astley — for all the right reasons. The “Rick Astley for Prime Minister” sign on Cranbrook Street North. (Barry Coulter photo)

Election campaign signs: The Rick Astley strategy

You want your signs to give your election campaign the appearance of building momentum. Here’s how …

Admit it: You want to vote for Rick Astley — for all the right reasons. The “Rick Astley for Prime Minister” sign on Cranbrook Street North. (Barry Coulter photo)
The last Downtown Walking Tours leave on Thursday August 26th and on September 2nd at 7pm. Attendees meet their guide in front of Cranbrook Photo. The last House History Walking Tours leave on Saturday August 28th and on September 4th at 10:30am. Attendees meet their guide on the south end of Rotary Park on the grass.

Cranbrook Walking Tour explores downtown in full

Thursday nights in downtown Cranbrook never fail to be vibrant and historical,…

The last Downtown Walking Tours leave on Thursday August 26th and on September 2nd at 7pm. Attendees meet their guide in front of Cranbrook Photo. The last House History Walking Tours leave on Saturday August 28th and on September 4th at 10:30am. Attendees meet their guide on the south end of Rotary Park on the grass.
Rana Nelson of Revelstoke is running for the Green Party in Kootenay-Columbia, in the 44th federal election set for Sept. 20.

Nelson brings Green Party values to the voters

Rana Nelson of Revelstoke running for Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Rana Nelson of Revelstoke is running for the Green Party in Kootenay-Columbia, in the 44th federal election set for Sept. 20.
As a result of the new health measures, the City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.

New COVID-19 restrictions affect City facilities

City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.

As a result of the new health measures, the City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.
The final two shows of FPPAS's Summer Sounds concert series, set for August 21 and 28, have been postponed until further notice. Possibly the two-day Peak Music Festival as well, set for September 10 and 11.

New restrictions force postponement of Summer Sounds concert series

The final two shows of FPPAS’s Summer Sounds, Aug. 21 and 28, have been postponed, and possibly the Peak Music Festival as well.

The final two shows of FPPAS's Summer Sounds concert series, set for August 21 and 28, have been postponed until further notice. Possibly the two-day Peak Music Festival as well, set for September 10 and 11.
Thanks to the cooler temperatures, rain and tireless work of the BC Wildfire Service crews, Plumbob fire west of Koocanusa is now classified as Being Held.

Plumbob fire classified as being held – Evacuation alert rescinded

Thanks to the cooler temperatures, rain and tireless work of the BC…

Thanks to the cooler temperatures, rain and tireless work of the BC Wildfire Service crews, Plumbob fire west of Koocanusa is now classified as Being Held.
Hummingbirds at lunch

Hummingbirds at lunch

A few moments at a backyard feeder sees lots of action

Hummingbirds at lunch
Four 4,700-pound steel beams were hoisted to the roof of the Armond Theatre in a massive upgrade on Sunday, August 15. (Barry Coulter photo)

Big Beams Day: Roof of Armond Theatre in Cranbrook gets massive upgrade

Four 4,700-pound beams will support roof structure, add 300 years to theatre’s lifespan

Four 4,700-pound steel beams were hoisted to the roof of the Armond Theatre in a massive upgrade on Sunday, August 15. (Barry Coulter photo)
Highway 3 will be affected as the influent trunk main project continues into the next phase of construction starting Monday, August 16, at the intersection of 22nd Street North.

Highway 3/22nd Street North traffic affected next week

Hwy 3 will be affected as theCity of Cranbrook’s influent trunk main project continues into the next phase of construction

Highway 3 will be affected as the influent trunk main project continues into the next phase of construction starting Monday, August 16, at the intersection of 22nd Street North.
Pictured (at top): Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society directors Marnée Bellevance and Maureen Frank, and Cranbrook Rotary Club Membership director Bill Bennett, at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park, Saturday, August 7. Photos by Murray Hayward and Townsman Staff.

Rotary Club supports Fisher Peak Performing Artists with volunteer T-shirts

The Cranbrook Rotary Club is helping the Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society…

Pictured (at top): Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society directors Marnée Bellevance and Maureen Frank, and Cranbrook Rotary Club Membership director Bill Bennett, at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park, Saturday, August 7. Photos by Murray Hayward and Townsman Staff.
(File photo)

Cranbrook RCMP want to return recovered property

Foundt off a local Forest Service Rd: Duffle bag full of clothing and a photo album

(File photo)
Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)

Rock’s Bif Naked on the return to performance, rock as protest music, the post-pandemic world, and the Armond Theatre

“Maybe not revolutionary, but evolutionary … bands have had to really shift their thinking”

Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)