Corey Bullock

Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
This cat was found at the Moyie Transfer Station earlier this week. She was taken to Leslie Long, local animal advocate, who has since ensured that the cat and kittens are taken care of. (Leslie Long file)

Pregnant cat found abandoned at Moyie garbage dump, part of larger issue, says advocate

Local animal advocates are calling for an end to the illegal abandonment of cats

This cat was found at the Moyie Transfer Station earlier this week. She was taken to Leslie Long, local animal advocate, who has since ensured that the cat and kittens are taken care of. (Leslie Long file)
The Kootenay Children’s Festival was last held in 2019 (pictured here). The biggest event for kids in southeast B.C. has been cancelled for one more year, until 2022. (Barry Coulter file photo)

Kootenay Children’s Festival set to take place in 2022

The event typically takes place on the day before Mother’s Day, and is now scheduled for 2022

The Kootenay Children’s Festival was last held in 2019 (pictured here). The biggest event for kids in southeast B.C. has been cancelled for one more year, until 2022. (Barry Coulter file photo)
The 2021 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo race has been postponed for a second year. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo cancelled for second year in a row

The 2021 event will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; refunds to be issued automatically

The 2021 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo race has been postponed for a second year. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is Harry Manx, who will be performing live (online) at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook on Friday, April 30th. Tickets are available through the Key City Theatre. (File photo)

Key City Theatre may be dark, but there’s plenty going on

Live online concerts, curtain raffle, audio plays and more available through Key City Theatre

Pictured is Harry Manx, who will be performing live (online) at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook on Friday, April 30th. Tickets are available through the Key City Theatre. (File photo)
Balsamroot, pictured here, can be found on Sunflower Hill in the Kimberley Nature Park, Eager Hill, Wycliffe Buttes, and many other areas across the Rocky Mountain Trench. (Paul Rodgers file)

Spring’s yearly spectacle of balsamroot

Ever year in May, balsamroot emerges for a brief showy period

Balsamroot, pictured here, can be found on Sunflower Hill in the Kimberley Nature Park, Eager Hill, Wycliffe Buttes, and many other areas across the Rocky Mountain Trench. (Paul Rodgers file)
Pictured are Volunteer Tom Blom (left) SPCA Manager Christy King (middle) and Volunteer Jack Selman (right) on Thursday, January 7, 2021. This date marks the one year anniversary of Blom and Selman taking over the recycling program at the East Kootenay SPCA branch. In just one year, the local branch raised over $50,000 through the program. (East Kootenay SPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week

The local branch currently has several volunteer positions available

Pictured are Volunteer Tom Blom (left) SPCA Manager Christy King (middle) and Volunteer Jack Selman (right) on Thursday, January 7, 2021. This date marks the one year anniversary of Blom and Selman taking over the recycling program at the East Kootenay SPCA branch. In just one year, the local branch raised over $50,000 through the program. (East Kootenay SPCA file)
Pictured is mosquito larvae in a body of water. (City of Cranbrook file)

Cranbrook mosquito control program underway

Early tests identify a possible boom in the local mosquito population

Pictured is mosquito larvae in a body of water. (City of Cranbrook file)
The Cranbrook Public Produce Garden will soon be a hub for activities with the addition of the Growing Together Garden Collective. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Growing Together Garden Collective coming to Cranbrook Public Produce Garden

The new programming will see seniors lunches, art activities and more

The Cranbrook Public Produce Garden will soon be a hub for activities with the addition of the Growing Together Garden Collective. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Cranbrook RCMP searching for stolen Dodge pickup truck

The truck was last seen on April 18th at the 200 block of Van Horne St. N.

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Western Financial Place is set to re-open on November 2, 2020. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Concourse at Western Financial Place to close for season April 16

The City encourages walking on the outdoor track at COTR

Western Financial Place is set to re-open on November 2, 2020. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is the new Cranbrook Food Bank on Industrial Rd. 2. This building will also soon be home to the Cranbrook Food Recovery program and Farm Kitchen. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Food Recovery, Farm Kitchen join Food Bank in new location

The organizations are partnering together to increase food security in the community

Pictured is the new Cranbrook Food Bank on Industrial Rd. 2. This building will also soon be home to the Cranbrook Food Recovery program and Farm Kitchen. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured left to right are Siobhan Staplin, Board Member with the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market, and Jessica Kazemi, Market Manager. The two are pictured standing in one of the many stalls at the Mount Baker RV Campground, after having put forth a formal expression of interest to the City to move the market to this new location. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Farmers Market hopes to relocate to Mount Baker RV Campground

The market has put forth a formal expression of interest to the City

Pictured left to right are Siobhan Staplin, Board Member with the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market, and Jessica Kazemi, Market Manager. The two are pictured standing in one of the many stalls at the Mount Baker RV Campground, after having put forth a formal expression of interest to the City to move the market to this new location. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Deer will often eat fruit that has fallen from fruit trees. The City’s bylaw states that residents must keep their yards free from fallen fruit. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Time to manage wildlife attractants, says City of Cranbrook

City reminds residents to keep yards free of fruit, pet food, food waste

Deer will often eat fruit that has fallen from fruit trees. The City’s bylaw states that residents must keep their yards free from fallen fruit. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The new 6,300 square foot Cranbrook Food Bank facility is located at 1624 Industrial Rd 2 and is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

New Cranbrook Food Bank officially open to the public

The new facility is located at 1624 Industrial Rd. 2 and open Monday, Wednesday, Friday

The new 6,300 square foot Cranbrook Food Bank facility is located at 1624 Industrial Rd 2 and is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The RDEK is urging residents to use caution while spring burning as early season grass fires are not uncommon. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

RDEK urges caution while spring burning

The Regional District of East Kootenay is asking residents to be vigilant while spring cleaning

The RDEK is urging residents to use caution while spring burning as early season grass fires are not uncommon. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook SAR, Bighorn Helicopters and BCEHS responded to multiple calls over the long weekend. (Cranbrook SAR file)

Cranbrook Search and Rescue respond to multiple calls over Easter weekend

SAR, BCEHS and Bighorn Helicopters worked together to successfully help several injured people

Cranbrook SAR, Bighorn Helicopters and BCEHS responded to multiple calls over the long weekend. (Cranbrook SAR file)
Pictured are Cameron Pukas (left) and Desiree Anthony (right), third year BSN students at College of the Rockies, who are spearheading an initiative that aims to help women in Tanzania gain access to education, find employment and start their own businesses. (Submitted file)

COTR nursing students helping Tanzanian women gain access to education, resources

The new partnership will help bridge cultural barriers through technology and mentorship

Pictured are Cameron Pukas (left) and Desiree Anthony (right), third year BSN students at College of the Rockies, who are spearheading an initiative that aims to help women in Tanzania gain access to education, find employment and start their own businesses. (Submitted file)
The City of Cranbrook is updating the patio program in an effort to help local restaurants. (File Photo)

City of Cranbrook to update patio program in light of new restrictions

The City will be rolling out the patio program early in an effort to help local restaurants

The City of Cranbrook is updating the patio program in an effort to help local restaurants. (File Photo)
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)