Barry Coulter

Kristina Brehm and her husband worked to free a young goose from the discarded fishing line it was entangled in at Idlewild Lake. The line had cut into the goose’s leg right down to the bone. (Photos submitted)

Discarded fishing line at Idlewild Lake harms geese

Family urges fishers to be aware of their impact on wildlife after finding a young goose tangled in line and injured

Kristina Brehm and her husband worked to free a young goose from the discarded fishing line it was entangled in at Idlewild Lake. The line had cut into the goose’s leg right down to the bone. (Photos submitted)
Photo via https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/

The Fascists Really Are Coming (in the US)

The changing demography of the U.S. means that the Republicans will lose almost every election in the future if they don’t seize power now.

Photo via https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/
McKayla Robinson and Chantel Hennessy, two of the 260 members of the Mount Baker Secondary School Graduating Class of 2021, are pictured outside the school ahead of Wednesday’s commencement exercises. (Barry Coulter photo)

It’s Graduation Day in Cranbrook

Congratulations to Mount Baker Secondary School’s Class of 2021

McKayla Robinson and Chantel Hennessy, two of the 260 members of the Mount Baker Secondary School Graduating Class of 2021, are pictured outside the school ahead of Wednesday’s commencement exercises. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Groundhog (Marmota monax): Day after day, over and over, we ask ourselves the same question: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Why we’re using “Groundhog Day” incorrectly as a metaphor

“Groundhog Day:” Not just for February 2, but every day

The Groundhog (Marmota monax): Day after day, over and over, we ask ourselves the same question: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (photo courtesy Wikipedia)
Cranbrook Arts has opened the doors of their  new gallery space to the public with their inaugural exhibit, Kootenay’s Best.

‘Kootenay’s Best’ opens Cranbrook Arts’ new gallery

This exhibit has been in the works for the past several months and features the work of more than 50 emerging and established artists from across the Kootenays

Cranbrook Arts has opened the doors of their  new gallery space to the public with their inaugural exhibit, Kootenay’s Best.
1914

It happened this week in 1914

June 13 - 19: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers…

1914
210615

The auto and the bike: A paean to them both

One becomes an extension of one’s self. The other offers the sensation of flight.

210615
The Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place.

Cranbrook Aquatic Center to close temporarily

The annual shutdown of the Aquatic Center at Western Financial Place will begin earlier than scheduled this year and does not have a defined end date at this time.

The Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place.
The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)

Latest survey shows steady decline in adolescent substance use over the years

Starting in 2002, the survey has been conducted every two years to monitor changes in substance use patterns, attitudes and behaviors amongst East Kootenay youth.

The latest EKASS survey confirms a steady decline in substance use among EK youth over the years. (image compilation via Pixabay)
(File)

“Gift card scam,” and “grandparent scam” are on the rise, Cranbrook RCMP say

Folks are falling for these scams: “No Government agency or reputable company will ever ask anyone to pay with gift cards in lieu of their fines”

(File)
Supporters — and shoppers — lined up waiting at the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South, waiting for the doors to open on the store's first day of operations since the pandemic forced its closure. (Photo courtesy Kate Fox)

CHCA Thrift Store re-opens in Cranbrook

After a closure of 15 months, due to the pandemic, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South has once again opened its doors for business.

Supporters — and shoppers — lined up waiting at the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South, waiting for the doors to open on the store's first day of operations since the pandemic forced its closure. (Photo courtesy Kate Fox)
The Cranbrook Bucks celebrate a victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Exhibition play, November, 2020. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks

BCHL, Cranbrook Bucks will begin regular season Oct. 8

It’s one of the sure signs of the arrival of autumn —…

The Cranbrook Bucks celebrate a victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Exhibition play, November, 2020. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks
The addition of two more four-way stops in Cranbrook will enhance motorist safety and courtesy. (Trevor Crawley photo)

Cranbrook to add new four-way stops to the great family of four-way stops

Two new stops, both on Third Avenue South, will enhance safety and give motorists more opportunity to exercise courtesy

The addition of two more four-way stops in Cranbrook will enhance motorist safety and courtesy. (Trevor Crawley photo)
Building the extension to the St. Eugene Hospital, August, 1912. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.

The long, agonizing end of a Cranbrook heritage building

The City of Cranbrook’s order to complete the demolition of structures, such…

Building the extension to the St. Eugene Hospital, August, 1912. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.
Barry Coulter helped Cranbrook and B.C. mark GoByBike Week

Celebrating GoByBike Week in Cranbrook

May 31-June 6 was GoByBike Week in Cranbrook and B.C.

Barry Coulter helped Cranbrook and B.C. mark GoByBike Week
Hugs and Slugs

A batch of Hugs and Slugs to welcome June

Slugs to the commuters, especially the pickup trucks, taking 13th Ave S…

Hugs and Slugs
Images from the Cranbrook History Centre’s Junior Paleontology camp, 2020. Courtesy Nathalie Lim Picard

History Centre’s Paleontology camp is back, and better than ever

Registration for new expanded jr. paleontology camp opens June 1 at the Cranbrook History Centre

Images from the Cranbrook History Centre’s Junior Paleontology camp, 2020. Courtesy Nathalie Lim Picard
The flag at half mast at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Buildling in Cranbrook, Monday, May 31. Corey Bullock photo

MLA writes of “terrible and tragic discovery” at former residential school

Flags at half-mast after remains of 215 children discovered near Kamloops

The flag at half mast at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Buildling in Cranbrook, Monday, May 31. Corey Bullock photo
Idlewild Evenings

Idlewild Evenings: Two Canada Goose families meet at day’s end

Tow Canada Goose families meet up at day’s end at Idlewild Park…

Idlewild Evenings
These juvenile Great Horned Owls are growing quickly and getting ready to leave their nest.  They are one of the most common owls in North America and can be found in many different habitats, from the Arctic to the tropics, including within cities.  Great Horned Owls can take down prey larger than themselves but also eat smaller animals such as frogs and rodents. Helga Knote photos

Urban wildlife Part XII: The East Kootenay birds (and others) of 2021

All throughout 2021, our local photographers have been capturing the best of…

These juvenile Great Horned Owls are growing quickly and getting ready to leave their nest.  They are one of the most common owls in North America and can be found in many different habitats, from the Arctic to the tropics, including within cities.  Great Horned Owls can take down prey larger than themselves but also eat smaller animals such as frogs and rodents. Helga Knote photos