Corey Bullock

Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy SD5.

Potential COVID-19 exposure reported at Mount Baker Secondary in Cranbrook

The individual was present at school on November 30, December 1

Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook. Photo courtesy SD5.
The reverse Christmas parade takes place on December 19th, 2020 in Cranbrook. It will feature many houses decorated with lights (like the one pictured), as well as other fun surprises along the way. (Barry Coulter file)

Connect Church to host reverse Christmas parade

The reverse parade allows families to take part from the comfort of their vehicles

The reverse Christmas parade takes place on December 19th, 2020 in Cranbrook. It will feature many houses decorated with lights (like the one pictured), as well as other fun surprises along the way. (Barry Coulter file)
I’m looking forward to the holidays and enjoying some time outdoors. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Things slowing down, and looking up

December is here, the weather is fantastic and things are looking up.…

I’m looking forward to the holidays and enjoying some time outdoors. (Corey Bullock file)
The second annual 50+ Angel Tree program is underway. The angel tree is located at Save On Foods and nominations are currently being accepted. (Laurie Harris file)

Cranbrook 50+ angel tree program underway

Nominate or sponsor someone who needs a little extra holiday spirit this year

The second annual 50+ Angel Tree program is underway. The angel tree is located at Save On Foods and nominations are currently being accepted. (Laurie Harris file)
The City of Cranbrook is warning the public that the lake at Idlewild Park is not currently safe to skate on after someone cleared the ice over the weekend. (Submitted file)

Idlewild Lake still not safe for skating: City of Cranbrook

Ice on area waterbodies is currently quite thin, and not yet ready for recreation

The City of Cranbrook is warning the public that the lake at Idlewild Park is not currently safe to skate on after someone cleared the ice over the weekend. (Submitted file)
Tamarack Mall in Cranbrook is preparing for Santa’s arrival on December 12. Photos will be available from a distance, similar to what is pictured above with this family from Ontario. Masks will also be required for anyone over the age of two. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Einboden)

Physically distanced photos with Santa

Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook is preparing for Santa’s arrival on December 12

Tamarack Mall in Cranbrook is preparing for Santa’s arrival on December 12. Photos will be available from a distance, similar to what is pictured above with this family from Ontario. Masks will also be required for anyone over the age of two. (Photo courtesy of Chloe Einboden)
(Black Press file photo)

RCMP seeking driver of burnt out car found on HaHa Creek Road

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was found on fire Monday

(Black Press file photo)
Starting in January of 2021, the RDEK will be removing yellow bins designated for glass collections. East Kootenay residents will be able to recycle their glass at one of the many Recycle BC depots across the region. (RDEK file)

Changes coming to RDEK glass recycling program

Starting in January 2021, glass will no longer be collected through the yellow bin program

Starting in January of 2021, the RDEK will be removing yellow bins designated for glass collections. East Kootenay residents will be able to recycle their glass at one of the many Recycle BC depots across the region. (RDEK file)
Bids are now closed for the 2020 Christmas Village. Thank you to the community for your support.

2020 Christmas Village: bids now closed

Thank you to the community for the support during this annual fundraiser

Bids are now closed for the 2020 Christmas Village. Thank you to the community for your support.
College of the Rockies Avalanche volleyball coaches (l-r) Bryan Fraser and Cisco Farrero continue to help their players develop their skills, despite the cancellation of competitive play for the 2020 academic year. (Submitted file)

Winter 2021 Avalanche volleyball season cancelled

Pacwest has curtailed competitive play for the winter 2021 semester

College of the Rockies Avalanche volleyball coaches (l-r) Bryan Fraser and Cisco Farrero continue to help their players develop their skills, despite the cancellation of competitive play for the 2020 academic year. (Submitted file)
Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Cranbrook aquafit classes temporarily shut down amid updated COVID-19 rules

All indoor group fitness activities are currently suspended province-wide

Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place. Photo courtesy City of 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)

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