Corey Bullock

Mount Baker Secondary School held their trash fashion show at the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, May 14th at 2p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

PHOTOS: MBSS ‘Trashion Fashion’ show returns to Tamarack Centre

Grade 11 and 12 art students featured their costumes and clothing made of recycled materials

Mount Baker Secondary School held their trash fashion show at the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, May 14th at 2p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)

Farmer video series offers resources for optimizing irrigation ahead of hot, dry months

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors has filmed a series of field tours which are now available online

Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors have released a 12-part video series that focuses on optimizing irrigation as we head into the summer months. The series is available for free, online. (Corey Bullock/Arrow Lakes News)
Fred Penner (pictured), headlined at the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Penner is a renowned Canadian children’s music performer. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)

Return of Kootenay Children’s Festival a success

The festival took place alongside the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market on May 7th at Rotary Park

Fred Penner (pictured), headlined at the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Penner is a renowned Canadian children’s music performer. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)
Representatives from CFKR and CCFS were very pleased to sign the agreement to develop the Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund. Front row, left to right: Joseph Cross, CCFS Board Chair and Jean-Ann Debreceni, Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund founding donor. Back row, left to right: Michele Bates, CFKR Board Chair and Sean Campbell, CFKR Director. (Photo courtesy of CFKR)

Permanent endowment fund created for Cranbrook Community Forest Society

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies is overseeing the grant, with a fundraising goal of $20K

Representatives from CFKR and CCFS were very pleased to sign the agreement to develop the Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund. Front row, left to right: Joseph Cross, CCFS Board Chair and Jean-Ann Debreceni, Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund founding donor. Back row, left to right: Michele Bates, CFKR Board Chair and Sean Campbell, CFKR Director. (Photo courtesy of CFKR)
Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)

Hazardous waste depot at Cranbrook Transfer Station closed following break-in

Vandals caused extensive damage to interior and exterior of building: RDEK

Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)
Over 480 tonnes of recyclables have been collected in Cranbrook since the curb-side program began one year ago. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook marks one year of curb-side recycling program

Over 480 tonnes of recyclables have been collected, but contamination still a factor

Over 480 tonnes of recyclables have been collected in Cranbrook since the curb-side program began one year ago. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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UPDATE: Stolen U-Haul located and returned, one person arrested

Police thanked community for providing information leading to arrest, return of U-Haul

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The City of Cranbrook begins their annual uni-directional water flushing program on Wednesday, May 4, and residents may notice a slight discolouration or cloudiness to their water while the work is taking place. (File Photo)

City to begin annual water flushing program this week

Water may be briefly cloudy or discoloured, not a health concern, says City

The City of Cranbrook begins their annual uni-directional water flushing program on Wednesday, May 4, and residents may notice a slight discolouration or cloudiness to their water while the work is taking place. (File Photo)
A cooperative group of veterinary clinics in the East Kootenay has been formed in an effort to offer more emergency services in the region. The EKVG encourages all residents with animals to have a plan in place if emergency transport is required, especially when it comes to equine and bovine clients because farm calls might not be available. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

East Kootenay veterinarians form cooperative to offer more emergency services

East Kootenay Veterinary Group merges emergent calls in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Creston, Invermere

A cooperative group of veterinary clinics in the East Kootenay has been formed in an effort to offer more emergency services in the region. The EKVG encourages all residents with animals to have a plan in place if emergency transport is required, especially when it comes to equine and bovine clients because farm calls might not be available. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured are members of the Cranbrook RCMP detachment at a recent Polar Plunge for Special Olympics event at the Tamarack Centre. (Rebecca Moore - Cranbrook RCMP file)

RCMP present first, fourth quarter reports to Cranbrook City Council

Slight increase in crime, motor vehicles accidents

Pictured are members of the Cranbrook RCMP detachment at a recent Polar Plunge for Special Olympics event at the Tamarack Centre. (Rebecca Moore - Cranbrook RCMP file)
On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)

B.C. youth climate groups call for Kootenay-wide energy transition by 2050

DTSS Climate Change and Columbi-YEA asking governments to commit to climate change policies

On July 29, 2021, the Cranbrook Climate Hub and Kimberly Youth Action Network co-hosted an art night for climate action with the goal of coming together to voice their concerns for climate change through art. This is one of the pieces that was created. (Submitted file)
The City of Cranbrook’s mosquito control program is underway, targeting larvae - pictured here. (Photo via Kendra Lewis, Morrow Bioscience Limited)

Mosquito control program underway in Cranbrook

As larvae begins to develop, the City has applied the first treatment

The City of Cranbrook’s mosquito control program is underway, targeting larvae - pictured here. (Photo via Kendra Lewis, Morrow Bioscience Limited)
Statistics Canada released the general census information on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New census data shows Cranbrook’s average age is 44.4

The largest age group is 15 to 64 years, with 12,610 people in that group

Statistics Canada released the general census information on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
As a result of the new health measures, the City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.

Cranbrook City Council reviews 2022 tax rates with proposed increases

If adopted, municipal property owners will see a 2.75% increase

As a result of the new health measures, the City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.
The new off-leash, fenced-in dog park is officially open at Moir Park in Cranbrook. The City of Cranbrook held an opening ceremony at the park on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Photo (<em>left to right</em>): Justin Keeler & Ty Kreutzer of Kootenay Canine Adventures; Paul Heywood, Manager Building and Bylaw Services; Mayor Lee Pratt; Councillor Wayne Price with Manny; Tony Hetu, Deputy Director of Public Works and Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

New off-leash dog park now open at Moir Park in Cranbrook

The fenced-in dog park allows dogs to socialize off-leash in a safe area

The new off-leash, fenced-in dog park is officially open at Moir Park in Cranbrook. The City of Cranbrook held an opening ceremony at the park on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Photo (<em>left to right</em>): Justin Keeler & Ty Kreutzer of Kootenay Canine Adventures; Paul Heywood, Manager Building and Bylaw Services; Mayor Lee Pratt; Councillor Wayne Price with Manny; Tony Hetu, Deputy Director of Public Works and Stacy Paulsen, Director of Recreation and Culture. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Western Painted Turtles are pictured basking in the sun at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. These turtles will benefit from the ecosystem restoration projects that are taking place across the region over the next five years. (Stewart Wilson photo)

Local, regional ecosystem restoration projects set to take place over next five years

Columbia Basin Trust will help to support six different projects across the region

Western Painted Turtles are pictured basking in the sun at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. These turtles will benefit from the ecosystem restoration projects that are taking place across the region over the next five years. (Stewart Wilson photo)
Ethan is pictured at a past Pancake Breakfast event at the Tamarack Centre. (Submitted file)

Pancake breakfast to kick off Sam Steele Days in Cranbrook this June

The pancake breakfast will take place at Tamarack Centre, with proceeds going to EK Friends of Children

Ethan is pictured at a past Pancake Breakfast event at the Tamarack Centre. (Submitted file)
Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)

Wings Over the Rockies nature festival returns to the Columbia Valley for 25th year

The festival is based in Invermere from May 9 to 15, with events taking place from Wasa to Golden

Denise Hoffgaard, Fairmont Hot Springs, volunteer lead of Wings first annual Photo contest. (Photo courtesy Wings Over the Rockies 2021)
Cranbrook’s Public Produce Garden is located beside MacKinnon Rotary Park on 18 Ave N. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

OPINION: Cranbrook’s Public Produce Garden is a place for learning, gathering and growing

Last week I spent some time at the Public Produce Garden (PPG)…

Cranbrook’s Public Produce Garden is located beside MacKinnon Rotary Park on 18 Ave N. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
An observation for Leafy spurge (pictured) was recorded last summer near Panorama.This perennial is listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet by the Global Invasive Species Database. (Photo via ISCBC/R Mueller)

East Kootenay residents invited to take part in Community Nature Challenge

Citizen-science initiative asks residents to take photos of plants and animals in your neighbourhood

An observation for Leafy spurge (pictured) was recorded last summer near Panorama.This perennial is listed as one of the 100 worst invasive species on the planet by the Global Invasive Species Database. (Photo via ISCBC/R Mueller)