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Pictured are Meredith Funston of Cranbrook Food Recovery (left), Shannon Grey Duncan of Kimberley Food Recovery (middle) and Wade Jarvis of Bohemian Spirits (right). The three have teamed up to divert bread from the landfill and turn it into ethanol, which is used to make hand sanitizer. (Corey Bullock file)

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations team up to turn excess bread into ethanol

Local food recovery programs have teamed up with Bohemian Spirits to keep bread out of the landfill

Pictured are Meredith Funston of Cranbrook Food Recovery (left), Shannon Grey Duncan of Kimberley Food Recovery (middle) and Wade Jarvis of Bohemian Spirits (right). The three have teamed up to divert bread from the landfill and turn it into ethanol, which is used to make hand sanitizer. (Corey Bullock file)
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College of the Rockies’ Facilities Director, Allan Knibbs (left) showcases the College’s new composter alongside instructor and Sustainability Committee Chair Greg McCallum and Kaylyn Gervais, Columbia Basin Trust Manager of Community Relationships. (COTR file)

COTR aims to reduce food waste with composting program

The college will soon begin composting food waste on campus

College of the Rockies’ Facilities Director, Allan Knibbs (left) showcases the College’s new composter alongside instructor and Sustainability Committee Chair Greg McCallum and Kaylyn Gervais, Columbia Basin Trust Manager of Community Relationships. (COTR file)
Pictured is a Young Agrarians Land Matching group in Harrop, BC. Note: this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, when large gatherings in public were permitted. (Submitted file)

Land in short supply for new farmers in southeast B.C.

Young Agrarians hopes to match new farmers with land owners in the area

Pictured is a Young Agrarians Land Matching group in Harrop, BC. Note: this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, when large gatherings in public were permitted. (Submitted file)
Pictured is Robin Taylor from Western Financial Place. She won a Starbucks gift package because her and her teammates raised nearly $3,000. (CMHA Kootenays file)

Cranbrook’s Coldest Night of the Year raises over $27,000

The walk is held every year to raise funds for organizations serving the homeless community

Pictured is Robin Taylor from Western Financial Place. She won a Starbucks gift package because her and her teammates raised nearly $3,000. (CMHA Kootenays file)
Pictured is a photocopy, of a photocopy, of the photo taken when the foundation was being laid for the Fort Steele Diamond Jubilee Hospital in 1897. The hospital has the distinction of being the first public hospital opened in the Southeast Kootenay. The original version of the photo is in a museum in Victoria. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: A trove of history from the area’s first hospital

The Fort Steele Diamond Jubilee Hospital was built in 1897

Pictured is a photocopy, of a photocopy, of the photo taken when the foundation was being laid for the Fort Steele Diamond Jubilee Hospital in 1897. The hospital has the distinction of being the first public hospital opened in the Southeast Kootenay. The original version of the photo is in a museum in Victoria. (Corey Bullock file)
Pictured is a mess left at Baker Park in Cranbrook over the weekend. (Ashley Marie file)

Cranbrook residents concerned after litter, broken glass left at Baker Park

City asks that residents do their part to keep play spaces clean and safe

Pictured is a mess left at Baker Park in Cranbrook over the weekend. (Ashley Marie file)
The RDEK is seeking comments on its draft-five year financial plan. The comment period is open until 9a.m. on March 1. (File Photo)

RDEK five-year financial plan available for review

The RDEK is seeking comments on the draft five-year financial plan until March 1

The RDEK is seeking comments on its draft-five year financial plan. The comment period is open until 9a.m. on March 1. (File Photo)
Aspiring artists of all ages have been performing at the East Kootenay Performing Arts Fesitval. The showcase concert is on Wednesday. Submitted photo.

BC Provincial Performing Arts Festival postponed to next year

The festival, which was to be held in Cranbrook in June, has once again been postponed

Aspiring artists of all ages have been performing at the East Kootenay Performing Arts Fesitval. The showcase concert is on Wednesday. Submitted photo.
New construction requirements are in effect as the City of Cranbrook adopts the BC Energy Step Code. (Bernhart Contracting file)

City of Cranbrook adopts BC Energy Stepcode

All new residential and commercial construction in the city will need to meet step one of the code

New construction requirements are in effect as the City of Cranbrook adopts the BC Energy Step Code. (Bernhart Contracting file)
Pictured is Denim, the police service dog with Cranbrook RCMP. (Cranbrook RCMP file)

Cranbrook RCMP, police dog rescue stranded quadder

Police dog Denim aided in the rescue of an elderly gentleman and his wife

Pictured is Denim, the police service dog with Cranbrook RCMP. (Cranbrook RCMP file)
Pictured from left to right: Jack Moes, Dean of Trades & Technology; John White, AST instructor; Rene Kowalchuk, General Manager, Denham Ford, Steve Zsillei, Marketing Manager, Denham Ford; Paul Vogt, College President & CEO; Mike Penny, Service Manager, Denham Ford; Robin Hicks, College Vice-President Academic, and Graham Knipfel, Director of Donor and Alumni Engagement. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

COTR automotive students benefit from Ford F-150 donation

The brand new F-150 is one of 95 donated by Ford Canada across the province

Pictured from left to right: Jack Moes, Dean of Trades & Technology; John White, AST instructor; Rene Kowalchuk, General Manager, Denham Ford, Steve Zsillei, Marketing Manager, Denham Ford; Paul Vogt, College President & CEO; Mike Penny, Service Manager, Denham Ford; Robin Hicks, College Vice-President Academic, and Graham Knipfel, Director of Donor and Alumni Engagement. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured from left to right: Erinn Willoughby of Aqanttanam Housing Society (AHS), Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt, June Forsythe - past president of Aqanttanam Housing Society, Will Nixon of Columbia Basin Trust and Jenna Madsen of Aqanttanam Housing Society. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

New Chief Agnes McCoy Centre celebrated with soft opening

The building features 39 safe, affordable apartments

Pictured from left to right: Erinn Willoughby of Aqanttanam Housing Society (AHS), Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt, June Forsythe - past president of Aqanttanam Housing Society, Will Nixon of Columbia Basin Trust and Jenna Madsen of Aqanttanam Housing Society. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is Owen Graham, a grade ten student at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook. Graham has been working on these movable art gallery walls during shop class, and his lunch breaks. Once complete, the walls will be going in the new gallery space for the Cranbrook Arts Council. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

MBSS student crafts gallery walls for Cranbrook Arts Council

Owen Graham’s carpentry project will be used to hang the art at CDAC’s new gallery

Pictured is Owen Graham, a grade ten student at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook. Graham has been working on these movable art gallery walls during shop class, and his lunch breaks. Once complete, the walls will be going in the new gallery space for the Cranbrook Arts Council. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The newly formed East Kootenay Female Hockey association hopes to get teams formed by the 2021/22 season. (File Photo)

East Kootenay Female Hockey Association aims to get girls into the game

The association was formed after a growing need for a local program was identified

The newly formed East Kootenay Female Hockey association hopes to get teams formed by the 2021/22 season. (File Photo)
Pictured is Codie Morigeau, one of two recently appointed directors for the Columbia Basin Trust. Morigeau resides in Cranbrook and grew up in the Ktunaxa Nation community of ʔaq̓am. (Submitted file)

Columbia Basin Trust welcomes new board members

Codie Morigeau and Aimee Watson will join the board

Pictured is Codie Morigeau, one of two recently appointed directors for the Columbia Basin Trust. Morigeau resides in Cranbrook and grew up in the Ktunaxa Nation community of ʔaq̓am. (Submitted file)
This food pantry is located at 111 8th Avenue South in Cranbrook. It is one of three food pantries in Cranbrook, while Kimberley has four. Another is expected to soon be installed on a BC Housing property in Kimberley, the first of its kind. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook, Kimberley food pantry program continues to be a success

A new pantry is expected to be installed at a BC Housing property in Kimberley

This food pantry is located at 111 8th Avenue South in Cranbrook. It is one of three food pantries in Cranbrook, while Kimberley has four. Another is expected to soon be installed on a BC Housing property in Kimberley, the first of its kind. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
We’ve got ambitious goals for this year’s garden, which means a lot of planning and organizing over the coming weeks. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: The seeds of tomorrow

Time to plan for the growing season

We’ve got ambitious goals for this year’s garden, which means a lot of planning and organizing over the coming weeks. (Corey Bullock file)
Columbia Basin Trust is asking residents across the region to test their internet speeds so the Trust can better identify which areas aren’t meeting service expectations. (Columbia Basin Trust file)

Columbia Basin Trust asks residents to test internet speeds

Several communities across the Basin region, including Moyie, are asked to take the test

Columbia Basin Trust is asking residents across the region to test their internet speeds so the Trust can better identify which areas aren’t meeting service expectations. (Columbia Basin Trust file)
Millie the cat showed up at the East Kootenay SPCA branch seemingly on her own accord. She now needs $2000 worth of treatment. (BC SPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA raising funds for senior cat found outside branch

SPCA hopes to raise $2,000 for surgery, medication and care of Millie the cat

Millie the cat showed up at the East Kootenay SPCA branch seemingly on her own accord. She now needs $2000 worth of treatment. (BC SPCA file)