Corey Bullock

15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Monday, December 21, 2020, according to Environment Canada. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Winter storm warning in effect for East Kootenay region

15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall before Tuesday morning

15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Monday, December 21, 2020, according to Environment Canada. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
A wreath I made in 2019 out of yarn, tree trimmings and dried citrus. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: A sustainable holiday season

Ways I am trying to reduce waste throughout the holidays

A wreath I made in 2019 out of yarn, tree trimmings and dried citrus. (Corey Bullock file)
Pictured are letters submitted by local kids to ReMax Blue Sky in Cranbrook. Kids were encouraged to send in letters explaining the acts of kindness they have done this year. They are shared in the front window of the ReMax office on Baker Street. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

RE/MAX Blue Sky spreads kindness, joy through letters from kids

The Cranbrook real estate office is spreading joy during a challenging holiday season

Pictured are letters submitted by local kids to ReMax Blue Sky in Cranbrook. Kids were encouraged to send in letters explaining the acts of kindness they have done this year. They are shared in the front window of the ReMax office on Baker Street. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap in Cranbrook is taking on a long-standing community Christmas tradition to help those in need this holiday season. (Firehall Kitchen and Tap photo)

Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap to cook, deliver 400 meals on Christmas day

COVID has cancelled the annual Christmas dinner with Arby’s and DQ after 22 years

The Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap in Cranbrook is taking on a long-standing community Christmas tradition to help those in need this holiday season. (Firehall Kitchen and Tap photo)
The City of Cranbrook has confirmed that the annual Christmas Eve tour with Santa will take place this year, after having received approval from Victoria on Monday. (Submitted file)

Santa’s coming to town – annual Christmas Eve tour of Cranbrook confirmed

The office of Dr. Bonnie Henry has approved Santa’s safety for the annual tour of Cranbrook

The City of Cranbrook has confirmed that the annual Christmas Eve tour with Santa will take place this year, after having received approval from Victoria on Monday. (Submitted file)
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Farm life: The tale of the misfit Christmas tree

Let me tell you a little story. A tale of the 2020…

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Mount Baker’s music students are finalists in the CBC Music Class Competition for their jazz rendition of K-OS’ ‘Crabbuckit’. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are: David Menning, Chase Currie and Erin Adams. Pictured in the back row, left to right are: Rachel Cleland, Ashlyn Patterson, Beth Gartside, Layla Gross, Jacob Berry, Austin Dolan, Issac Grasdal, Naomi Hall, Blaise Edmonstone and Cyndel Fisk. (Submitted file)

Mount Baker music students named finalists in CBC Music Class Challenge

The jazz rendition of ‘Crabbuckit’ by K-OS has garnered national attention

Mount Baker’s music students are finalists in the CBC Music Class Competition for their jazz rendition of K-OS’ ‘Crabbuckit’. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are: David Menning, Chase Currie and Erin Adams. Pictured in the back row, left to right are: Rachel Cleland, Ashlyn Patterson, Beth Gartside, Layla Gross, Jacob Berry, Austin Dolan, Issac Grasdal, Naomi Hall, Blaise Edmonstone and Cyndel Fisk. (Submitted file)
Dr. James Heilman is an emergency physician at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. (File Photo)

Now is the time to double down on collective efforts, says Cranbrook doctor

Even with Christmas upon us, we must not give in to complacency of pandemic fatigue, doctor says

Dr. James Heilman is an emergency physician at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. (File Photo)
Pictured is Ted Murrell, Manager of Cranbrook’s Save On Foods, presenting a cheque to Brent Bidston, President and Pilot of Angel Flight East Kootenay on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Save On Foods locations across the Kootenays have banded together to raise funds for the charity. This year over $14,000 was raised. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Save On Foods raises over $14,000 for Angel Flight East Kootenay

Stores in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Fernie, Golden and Nelson participated

Pictured is Ted Murrell, Manager of Cranbrook’s Save On Foods, presenting a cheque to Brent Bidston, President and Pilot of Angel Flight East Kootenay on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Save On Foods locations across the Kootenays have banded together to raise funds for the charity. This year over $14,000 was raised. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
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.