Corey Bullock

Pictured (left to right) are Beth, Diane, Katie, Julie and Ian of the Cranbrook Food Bank on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. This team, along with other staff and volunteers, have been working hard to implement a new choice model for clients at the food bank. The new model rolls out on Oct. 24, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook food bank to roll out new choice model

New model will allow clients to shop the food bank, offering more variety and reducing waste

Pictured (left to right) are Beth, Diane, Katie, Julie and Ian of the Cranbrook Food Bank on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. This team, along with other staff and volunteers, have been working hard to implement a new choice model for clients at the food bank. The new model rolls out on Oct. 24, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sue Duckworth (left) and Betty Nelson (right) are pictured with their gold and bronze medals in cribbage from the 55+ BC Games, which took place in Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

East Kootenay athletes take home 26 medals in 55+ BC Games

Zone 7 had medals in swimming, archery, cribbage, track and field and more

Sue Duckworth (left) and Betty Nelson (right) are pictured with their gold and bronze medals in cribbage from the 55+ BC Games, which took place in Victoria from Sept. 13 to 17, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured is Tucker, a dog that is currently in foster care through Meant 2B Loved pet rescue society. (Meant 2 B Loved file)

Meant 2B Loved Pet Rescue Society temporarily pausing intake of animals

Adoptions, fosters have slowed down, making it difficult for society to find homes for pets

Pictured is Tucker, a dog that is currently in foster care through Meant 2B Loved pet rescue society. (Meant 2 B Loved file)
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to the vehicle fire early Thursday morning, when a fire was discovered in the back of a GFL collection truck downtown. City of Cranbrook File.

Crews respond to garbage truck fire in Cranbrook

No injuries reported, but truck sustained damage

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to the vehicle fire early Thursday morning, when a fire was discovered in the back of a GFL collection truck downtown. City of Cranbrook File.
Wildsight is hosting an apple pressing event in Cranbrook on Sunday, September 18. Join them from 11 am - 2:30 pm and don’t forget to bring a reusable container so you can take some of the nectar home with you. ⁠The event takes place at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden. (Pixabay file)

Time to clean up your fruit trees

City reminds Cranbrook residents of animal bylaws, encourages management of fruit trees

Wildsight is hosting an apple pressing event in Cranbrook on Sunday, September 18. Join them from 11 am - 2:30 pm and don’t forget to bring a reusable container so you can take some of the nectar home with you. ⁠The event takes place at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden. (Pixabay file)
The Cops for Kids ride stopped in Cranbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 14 where they were greeted with a cheque from the Tamarack Centre for $11,276. The funds were raised through the mall’s Party in the Parking Lot party in August. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cops for Kids ride stops at Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook

The Tamarack Centre raised over $11,000 for Cops for Kids during their annual summer fundraiser

The Cops for Kids ride stopped in Cranbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 14 where they were greeted with a cheque from the Tamarack Centre for $11,276. The funds were raised through the mall’s Party in the Parking Lot party in August. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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JCI Kootenay to host all candidates forum in Cranbrook

A chance to meet candidates and ask questions

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Cranbrook RCMP seeking video of man with possible handgun

Video shared widely on Snapchat: RCMP

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Improvements to the rail crossing and traffic lights at the McPhee Road and Theatre Road intersection in Cranbrook will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. McPhee Road will be closed from Theatre Road to Industrial Road F for several weeks. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Rail crossing improvements, traffic light install to close McPhee Road next week

The closure is expected to last four weeks, permanent traffic lights to be installed at intersection

Improvements to the rail crossing and traffic lights at the McPhee Road and Theatre Road intersection in Cranbrook will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. McPhee Road will be closed from Theatre Road to Industrial Road F for several weeks. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Riders are pictured in the Kimberley Platzl during the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Submitted file)

2022 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo a grand success

333 riders, 150 volunteers participated in this year’s event

Riders are pictured in the Kimberley Platzl during the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Submitted file)
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kootenays Branch held an event at Rotary Park in Cranbrook for World Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

CMHA Kootenays hosts World Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day event

This year’s theme, ‘creating hope through action’ aims to inspire confidence, awareness

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kootenays Branch held an event at Rotary Park in Cranbrook for World Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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Black Press Career and Post-Secondary event underway in Cranbrook

Matching employers with employees and students with schools

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Smoke is pictured billowing from the Bull Mountain prescribed burn on Sept. 1, 2022. (Photos courtesy BC Wildfire Service)

Bull Mountain prescribed burn successful

Objectives achieved, crews and resources continue to work in area

Smoke is pictured billowing from the Bull Mountain prescribed burn on Sept. 1, 2022. (Photos courtesy BC Wildfire Service)
Cranbrook RCMP has over 30 bikes that they are hoping to reunite with the rightful owners. If you recognize your bike in these photos, give the local detachment a call at 250-489-3471. (Cranbrook RCMP file)

Cranbrook RCMP looks to reunite bikes with owners

Over 30 bikes turned in over the past few months

Cranbrook RCMP has over 30 bikes that they are hoping to reunite with the rightful owners. If you recognize your bike in these photos, give the local detachment a call at 250-489-3471. (Cranbrook RCMP file)
BC Highway patrol is looking for more information about the man in this photo. (Photo via Cranbrook RCMP)

BC Highway Patrol requests assistance identifying driver

Highway patrol looking for man on a motorcycle

BC Highway patrol is looking for more information about the man in this photo. (Photo via Cranbrook RCMP)
Pictured is a rendering of Bud’s Bench, which will be revealed at a special ceremony at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. (Photo submitted by Cranbrook Community Theatre)

Bud’s Bench to be revealed during special ceremony

Bud’s Bench is an original artwork to honour the late volunteer, and all other volunteers in the community

Pictured is a rendering of Bud’s Bench, which will be revealed at a special ceremony at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. (Photo submitted by Cranbrook Community Theatre)
The Cranbrook Women’s Disc Golf group is pictured at the Women’s Global Event (WGE) tournament this past August. (Photo courtesy Parked Pro)

Ladies disc golf taking off in Cranbrook

Ladies league sees success, growth this summer

The Cranbrook Women’s Disc Golf group is pictured at the Women’s Global Event (WGE) tournament this past August. (Photo courtesy Parked Pro)
A prescribed burn is underway, from Aug. 31, 2022 until Sept. 19, 2022, in the Bull Mountain range near Cranbrook. There is an area restriction in effect while the burn is underway. The Bull Mountain range is located south of the Steeples and east/southeast of Peckham’s Lake (pictured). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Area closure in effect for Bull Mountain as prescribed burn is underway

Burn taking place now until Sept. 19 for bighorn sheep habitat

A prescribed burn is underway, from Aug. 31, 2022 until Sept. 19, 2022, in the Bull Mountain range near Cranbrook. There is an area restriction in effect while the burn is underway. The Bull Mountain range is located south of the Steeples and east/southeast of Peckham’s Lake (pictured). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
BC Wildfire Service file.

Connell Ridge fire south of Cranbrook now listed as ‘under control’

The fire has been removed as a fire of note from the BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfire Service file.
Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for the West Kootenay. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Drug poisoning and overdose alert issued for West Kootenay region

Interior Health reports multiple fatal and non-fatal drug poisonings in Trail, Nelson, Castlegar

Interior Heath has issued an overdose alert for the West Kootenay. If someone has overdosed, administering naloxone can help. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)