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Jeffrey Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane.

Saturday marks 11th anniversary of MacFarlane-Taylor murders

Couple were killed near Cranbrook in a case of mistaken identity; murder trial underway in Vancouver

Jeffrey Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane.
George Morris celebrated his 100th brithday, Saturday, May 22, in Cranbrook, with a drive-around town so that friends and neighbours, who turned out in droves, could wish him happy birthday. Morris, who now lives in Kootenay Street Village, is pictured greeting friends at his former neighbourhood of Terra Lee Terrace. (Trish Barnes photo)

Happy 100th birthday, George Morris

George Morris celebrated his 100th brithday, Saturday, May 22, in Cranbrook, with…

George Morris celebrated his 100th brithday, Saturday, May 22, in Cranbrook, with a drive-around town so that friends and neighbours, who turned out in droves, could wish him happy birthday. Morris, who now lives in Kootenay Street Village, is pictured greeting friends at his former neighbourhood of Terra Lee Terrace. (Trish Barnes photo)
The goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation at work at Idlewild Park in Cranbrook, Thursday, May 20. (Barry Coulter photo)

Goats tackle invasive plants at Cranbrook’s Idlewild Park

The groups of people strolled past all day to see the goats…

The goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation at work at Idlewild Park in Cranbrook, Thursday, May 20. (Barry Coulter photo)
The goats of Vahana Nature Restoration were fighting and feasting on weeds at Cranbrook’s Idlewild Park, Thursday, May 20. (Barry Coulter photo)

VIDEO: Goats tackle weeds at Idlewild Park in Cranbrook

The goats of Vahana Nature Restoration were on hand at Cranbrook’s Idlewild…

The goats of Vahana Nature Restoration were fighting and feasting on weeds at Cranbrook’s Idlewild Park, Thursday, May 20. (Barry Coulter photo)
Where all of Canada would meet, sort of … A Greyhound bus waiting at the old terminal in downtown Winnipeg. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

A lament for the golden age of bus travel

The days are gone when all of us humped it all over Canada on the bus. More’s the pity …

Where all of Canada would meet, sort of … A Greyhound bus waiting at the old terminal in downtown Winnipeg. Photo courtesy Wikipedia
BC Wildfire Service personal put out a suspected human-caused fire near Horseshoe Lake. (Photo courtesy Jaime Vienneau)

Small wildfires near Cranbrook are under control or out, but risk still high

The small Hidden Valley wildfire southeast of Cranbrook which started Sunday is…

BC Wildfire Service personal put out a suspected human-caused fire near Horseshoe Lake. (Photo courtesy Jaime Vienneau)
The Regional District of East Kootenay is looking for nominations for electoral area volunteers of the year

RDEK seeks nominations for volunteer of the year

Volunteers are the heart of the RDEK’s rural communities. If you know…

The Regional District of East Kootenay is looking for nominations for electoral area volunteers of the year
A small wildfire — .10 hectare — is burning just southwesst of Cranbrook.

Small wildfire burning just southwest of Cranbrook

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the .10 hectare fire is human-caused

A small wildfire — .10 hectare — is burning just southwesst of Cranbrook.
Clockwise from top left: Erin Helgason; Trena Spears; Maddisun, Pyper Standing; Austin Dolan (The Flower Boy). Photos courtesy CBC Searchlight.

CBC Searchlight song contest well represented by Cranbrook

Austin Dolan, Erin Helgason, Maddisun, Trena Spears and Pyper Standing are in the mix for CBC’S annual talent seach.

Clockwise from top left: Erin Helgason; Trena Spears; Maddisun, Pyper Standing; Austin Dolan (The Flower Boy). Photos courtesy CBC Searchlight.
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs & Slugs, while we wait for the summer

Hugs to all the health care professionals and other helping hands at…

Hugs & Slugs
Rotary Way is being repaved from 4th Street South to the second bridge, just past St. Mary’s School. (Barry Coulter photo)

Rotary Way being repaved along Joseph Creek

The Rotary Club is having a portion of its namesake trail repaved.…

Rotary Way is being repaved from 4th Street South to the second bridge, just past St. Mary’s School. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana. The dam created the Koocanusa Reservoir, which straddles the B.C./Montana border. (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Outflow at Libby Dam to be increased

Volume increase to aid migration and spawning conditions for endangered white sturgeon in the Kootenai River

The Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana. The dam created the Koocanusa Reservoir, which straddles the B.C./Montana border. (photo courtesy Wikipedia)
A trailer was stolen from Cranbrook’s industrial area overnight, May 11.

Trailer stolen in Cranbrook

A 2003 Keystone “Hornet” travel trailer was allegedly stolen overnight Tuesday from…

A trailer was stolen from Cranbrook’s industrial area overnight, May 11.
Sisters Becky McArthur and Robin Hansen are the owners of Twisted Peaks, which marked its first birthday, May 11, 2021.

Twisted Peaks marks first birthday

Happy first birthday to Twisted Peaks, the frozen yogurt shop that began…

Sisters Becky McArthur and Robin Hansen are the owners of Twisted Peaks, which marked its first birthday, May 11, 2021.
A wood engraving by Hugo Vogel of a Norse raid under Olaf Tryggvesson, circa 994 AD. Along with “they,” English gets the word “berserk” from the Old Norse language.

World O’ Words: The awesome power of “they”

The Word of the Year for 2015 and 2019 has sparked a lot of discussion over the millennium

A wood engraving by Hugo Vogel of a Norse raid under Olaf Tryggvesson, circa 994 AD. Along with “they,” English gets the word “berserk” from the Old Norse language.
MBSS visual art students helped make the Cottage Restaurant’s protective barrier stand out for the summer. (Barry Coulter photo)

Artists give Cottage patio blocks a blast of colour

Mount Baker Secondary School visual art students gave the protective barrier at…

MBSS visual art students helped make the Cottage Restaurant’s protective barrier stand out for the summer. (Barry Coulter photo)
Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo

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

The work of local photographers in the Advertiser throughout 2021. Part XI. With links to Parts I-X

Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo
Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association’s spring outdoor season is up and running after a successful inaugural indoor season at the newly built New Dawn Place. Photo courtesy Nicole Fulton

KEYSA’s spring outdoor season underway

KEYSA’s spring outdoor season underway

Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association’s spring outdoor season is up and running after a successful inaugural indoor season at the newly built New Dawn Place. Photo courtesy Nicole Fulton
Kirstin Taylor’s butterfly mural briefly re-emerged into the light last month. Photo submitted.

World O’ Words: There’s no palimpsest like Cranbrook

Cranbrook has changed so much that it feels we are living upon layers of ghost cities — like Troy

Kirstin Taylor’s butterfly mural briefly re-emerged into the light last month. Photo submitted.
St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino announced the appointment of Sandra van Steijn as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Barry Zwueste on April 30, 2021. (photo courtesy steugene.ca)

Van Steijn takes over as CEO at St. Eugene Resort

The Resort announced the appointment of Sandra van Steijn as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Barry Zwueste

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino announced the appointment of Sandra van Steijn as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Barry Zwueste on April 30, 2021. (photo courtesy steugene.ca)