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“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”

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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
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.