Corey Bullock

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Some very happy pigs in the mud. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Finding the strength within

In the words of Dr. Bonnie Henry: be kind, be calm, be safe.

Some very happy pigs in the mud. (Corey Bullock file)
A slash pile near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb Yorski photo)

Planned ignitions to begin this week near community forest in Cranbrook

Smoke may be visible in and around the city for a few days

A slash pile near Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb Yorski photo)
The annual Santa Claus parade will not be taking place this year in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy of Donna Nakahara.

Cranbrook Santa Claus parade cancelled

JCI Kootenay has cancelled the annual parade due to COVID-19

The annual Santa Claus parade will not be taking place this year in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy of Donna Nakahara.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Cranbrook saw 11 COVID-19 cases between January and October

To date, Interior Health has seen 1,001 cases

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Pictured is Charlie Willis, Christmas tree farmer with Kootenay Tree Farms. This will be the fourth year that Willis has donated cuts of Christmas trees to the Columbia Outdoor School fundraiser. (File photo)

Columbia Outdoor School hosts 4th annual Christmas tree fundraiser

Trees are sustainably grown and all proceeds will go towards youth programming

Pictured is Charlie Willis, Christmas tree farmer with Kootenay Tree Farms. This will be the fourth year that Willis has donated cuts of Christmas trees to the Columbia Outdoor School fundraiser. (File photo)
Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day 2020 in Cranbrook

There was a small, private ceremony held at Rotary Park for Remembrance Day

Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File
The Salvation army is thanking the community with a new monthly customer appreciation day. They are also ramping up plans for the holiday season with their annual community programs. (Fernie Free PressFile Photo)

Cranbrook Salvation Army starts up new customer appreciation day

Holiday programs such as hampers, adopt-a-family and kettle donations are also underway

The Salvation army is thanking the community with a new monthly customer appreciation day. They are also ramping up plans for the holiday season with their annual community programs. (Fernie Free PressFile Photo)
A barred owl is wrapped in a blanket at Hope for Wildlife rehabiliation and education centre in Seaforth, N.S. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011. The owl was caught in a rabbit snare and is being treated for a damaged leg. Hope for Wildlife has opened the province’s first wildlife veterinary hospital which will allow injured animals to receive complete medical care with out being transported off site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Advocates call for provincial ban on rodenticides

Owl Watch BC is asking residents to report dead or sick wildlife as owls continue to die from poisonings

A barred owl is wrapped in a blanket at Hope for Wildlife rehabiliation and education centre in Seaforth, N.S. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011. The owl was caught in a rabbit snare and is being treated for a damaged leg. Hope for Wildlife has opened the province’s first wildlife veterinary hospital which will allow injured animals to receive complete medical care with out being transported off site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Fires burning in the New Lake area of Cranbrook have been confirmed to be planned ignitions, according to the fire department. Smoke may be visible for several days. (Submitted file)

Worry not, fires in New Lake area of Cranbrook are planned ignitions, says City

The fire department has confirmed these are planned ignitions

Fires burning in the New Lake area of Cranbrook have been confirmed to be planned ignitions, according to the fire department. Smoke may be visible for several days. (Submitted file)
ʔaq’am Chief Joe Pierre Jr. speaking to leaders of local government in Sparwood, March 22. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Joe Pierre re-elected as Nasuʔkin

It was a close race between Joe Pierre and Julie Birdstone

ʔaq’am Chief Joe Pierre Jr. speaking to leaders of local government in Sparwood, March 22. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Every year, for the past three years, we have gone camping for Halloween weekend at HaHas Lake (pictured). This year we shall return for the last weekend of October. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Another month come and gone

What I read, watched, listened to and made in October

Every year, for the past three years, we have gone camping for Halloween weekend at HaHas Lake (pictured). This year we shall return for the last weekend of October. (Corey Bullock file)
Wreaths are placed on the cenotaph in Rotary Park during the 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony. There will be no formal ceremony held in Rotary Park this year due to COVID-19, however personal displays of remembrance are encouraged. Wreaths are available for purchase through the Poppy Campaign. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Remembrance Day different, but not forgotten, says Cranbrook Legion

The Legion will not be hosting their traditional ceremony at the cenotaph this year

Wreaths are placed on the cenotaph in Rotary Park during the 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony. There will be no formal ceremony held in Rotary Park this year due to COVID-19, however personal displays of remembrance are encouraged. Wreaths are available for purchase through the Poppy Campaign. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
A Cranbrook mother is receiving praise across the world for her design of a sensory path aimed at helping kids in school when they need a movement break. (Chantal Marra file)

Cranbrook mother receives international praise for sensory paths business

Chantal Marra has sold her sensory path packages to schools across the world

A Cranbrook mother is receiving praise across the world for her design of a sensory path aimed at helping kids in school when they need a movement break. (Chantal Marra file)
We spend a lot of time in this little corner of our farm kitchen. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: An ode to the farm kitchen

Last Sunday, before we even got out of bed, I pulled back…

We spend a lot of time in this little corner of our farm kitchen. (Corey Bullock file)
Pictured are employees of the East Kootenay Community Credit Union, who have won the 2020 Corporate Cycling Challenge with GoByBike Cranbrook and GoByBikeBC. The event was hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Cranbrook at the beginning of October. (Submitted file)

East Kootenay Community Credit Union wins 2020 Corporate Cycling Challenge

EKC had ten competitors compete in GoByBike Week in Cranbrook

Pictured are employees of the East Kootenay Community Credit Union, who have won the 2020 Corporate Cycling Challenge with GoByBike Cranbrook and GoByBikeBC. The event was hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Cranbrook at the beginning of October. (Submitted file)
Bats are pictured snuggled in a bat box. (J. Saremba file)

Next week is International Bat Week

Monitoring for white-nose syndrome in B.C. will continue this winter

Bats are pictured snuggled in a bat box. (J. Saremba file)
This year’s Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship recipients. Top left: Kieran O Grady. Top Right: Nathaniel Ralph. Bottom Left: Robyn Anderson. Bottom Right: Emily Daly. (Submitted files)

Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club announces 2020 scholarship winners

Funds are awarded to post-secondary students who graduated high school in Cranbrook

This year’s Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship recipients. Top left: Kieran O Grady. Top Right: Nathaniel Ralph. Bottom Left: Robyn Anderson. Bottom Right: Emily Daly. (Submitted files)
Cranbrook’s Kootenay Orchards School has won the 2020 Cycling Challenge, this year being the second year in a row. (Submitted file)

Kootenay Orchards School wins 2020 Bike to School Challenge

This is the second year in a row that the school has won the challenge with GoByBike Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s Kootenay Orchards School has won the 2020 Cycling Challenge, this year being the second year in a row. (Submitted file)
A sign informing guests of guidelines due to COVID-19 is seen at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 10, 2020. The park is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a limited number of rides operating under reduced capacity due to COVID-19. Guests must purchase admission ahead of time online for one of two daily time slots and are also required to wear face masks while waiting in lines and while on rides. The park is closed for an hour each afternoon for sanitization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Masks4Canada group calls for federal mask mandate to slow spread of COVID-19

The group says cases continue to rise in crowded places, close-contact settings and closed spaces

A sign informing guests of guidelines due to COVID-19 is seen at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 10, 2020. The park is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a limited number of rides operating under reduced capacity due to COVID-19. Guests must purchase admission ahead of time online for one of two daily time slots and are also required to wear face masks while waiting in lines and while on rides. The park is closed for an hour each afternoon for sanitization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck