Corey Bullock

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)
The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Cranbrook Climate Hub to host webinar on sustainable jobs

Bruce Wilson, former General Manager for Shell, will speak on ‘looking beyond Keysone XL’

The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
Pictured are Coach Danny, Players Nola and Hailey, and Coach Doug during KEYSA’a kickoff to their indoor season. (Submitted photo)

KEYSA begins socially distanced indoor season at new sports facility in Cranbrook

Registration is now open to players ages four through 18

Pictured are Coach Danny, Players Nola and Hailey, and Coach Doug during KEYSA’a kickoff to their indoor season. (Submitted photo)
Latest COVID-19 numbers in Cranbrook and surrounding regions.

Cranbrook sees five COVID-19 cases in first week of January

To date, there have been nearly 230 cases reported in the East Kootenay region

Latest COVID-19 numbers in Cranbrook and surrounding regions.
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SD5 joins teachers in calling for end to FSAs

School District 5 has sent a letter to the Ministry of Education to replace FSAs with alternate testing

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Cranbrook Search and Rescue safely and effectively rescued an injured snowmobiler on January 16. Pictured are six members took part in a Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course, which also took place on the 16th. Members are required to have at minimum AST1 for winter responses. (Facebook/Cranbrook SAR file)

Cranbrook SAR rescues injured snowmobiler from Lumberton area

A helicopter crew assisted in safely and quickly located the injured person

Cranbrook Search and Rescue safely and effectively rescued an injured snowmobiler on January 16. Pictured are six members took part in a Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course, which also took place on the 16th. Members are required to have at minimum AST1 for winter responses. (Facebook/Cranbrook SAR file)
Pictured is the outdoor rink at Idlewild Park. This, and the other City outdoor rinks, will be closed until further notice due to deteriorating conditions. (City of Cranbrook file)

City of Cranbrook closing outdoor rinks due to warm, wet weather

Pop Price, Baker and Idlewild are closed until further notice

Pictured is the outdoor rink at Idlewild Park. This, and the other City outdoor rinks, will be closed until further notice due to deteriorating conditions. (City of Cranbrook file)
23 rabbits were recently surrendered to SPCA facilities in the Kootenays. They are now available for adoption. (BC SPCA file)

BC SPCA reminds public to spay or neuter pets after large rabbit intake

SPCA branches in the East and West Kootenay regions have received over 140 rabbits in the past year

23 rabbits were recently surrendered to SPCA facilities in the Kootenays. They are now available for adoption. (BC SPCA 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 celebrates $50K milestone with recycling program

In just one year, the local branch raised over $50,000 through their recycling program

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)
The City of Cranbrook is reminding residents that renewal notices for dog licenses are expected to arrive in the mail this week (Jan 11 to 16, 2021). Licenses are mandatory and ensure that if a dog is lost, Bylaw Officers can quickly reunite the dog with their owners. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

City of Cranbrook reminds residents to renew dog licenses

The City asks that residents wait until their renewal notices arrive in the mail

The City of Cranbrook is reminding residents that renewal notices for dog licenses are expected to arrive in the mail this week (Jan 11 to 16, 2021). Licenses are mandatory and ensure that if a dog is lost, Bylaw Officers can quickly reunite the dog with their owners. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
While goals and resolutions are a good thing to have, some health experts caution against setting unrealistic goals. (Image via StockSnap from Pixabay)

Setting New Year’s resolutions, and sticking to them

One Cranbrook nutritionist says a plan is most important part of any goal

While goals and resolutions are a good thing to have, some health experts caution against setting unrealistic goals. (Image via StockSnap from Pixabay)
Cranbrook RCMP are investigating after several ducks were allegedly ran over in Tamarack Parking lot (Barry Coulter file)

Cranbrook RCMP investigating dead ducks found in Tamarack Centre parking lot

The local detachment is asking anyone with information to come forward

Cranbrook RCMP are investigating after several ducks were allegedly ran over in Tamarack Parking lot (Barry Coulter file)
Paisley Keays was born at East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Friday, January 1 at 3:37pm to mom Katherine and Dad Michael. (Interior Health photo)

East Kootenay’s first baby of 2021

Baby girl Paisley was born on New Year’s Day at 3:37 p.m. at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Paisley Keays was born at East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Friday, January 1 at 3:37pm to mom Katherine and Dad Michael. (Interior Health photo)
A recent collision between a logging truck and a Ford F350 on a forest service road near Invermere is shining a light on the importance of backroad safety and communication in B.C. Luckily, no one was injured in this particular incident. (File Photo)

Collision between Ford F-350, logging truck sheds light on backroad safety

Contractors, search and rescue calling for use of radios on forest service roads

A recent collision between a logging truck and a Ford F350 on a forest service road near Invermere is shining a light on the importance of backroad safety and communication in B.C. Luckily, no one was injured in this particular incident. (File Photo)
Pictured are the travelling ladybugs of Ladybug Coffee that made headlines this year. Megan Rokeby-Thomas, owner of Ladybug Coffee at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal, had no choice but to close up shop this past spring. An art project that started out as just a few rocks turned into a province-wide sensation. (Submitted file)

Opinion: Coming together for the greater good

Despite a trying year, community spirit remains alive and well

Pictured are the travelling ladybugs of Ladybug Coffee that made headlines this year. Megan Rokeby-Thomas, owner of Ladybug Coffee at the Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal, had no choice but to close up shop this past spring. An art project that started out as just a few rocks turned into a province-wide sensation. (Submitted file)
Pictured are artists Yvonne Vigne (left) and LaVerna Peters (right) sitting on the bench that was recently stolen from out front of the Cranbrook Arts Council building, located at 1401 5th Street N. The bench was built by the late Bud Abbott and given to the Arts Council. (Jenny Humphrey file)

Bench stolen from Cranbrook Arts Council

There is sentimental value in this bench, as it was given to the Arts Council by the late Bud Abbott

Pictured are artists Yvonne Vigne (left) and LaVerna Peters (right) sitting on the bench that was recently stolen from out front of the Cranbrook Arts Council building, located at 1401 5th Street N. The bench was built by the late Bud Abbott and given to the Arts Council. (Jenny Humphrey file)
A member of the Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team gathers important snowpack data that is used to produce daily avalanche forecasts for the region. Photo by Jennifer Coulter.

Avalanche danger ratings high across East Kootenay

Monday’s snow storm is expected to bring an avalanche cycle

A member of the Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team gathers important snowpack data that is used to produce daily avalanche forecasts for the region. Photo by Jennifer Coulter.