Corey Bullock

Several Cranbrook and Kimberley organizations will benefit from food access and recovery grants through Columbia Basin Trust. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations to benefit from CBT food access and recovery grants

Five local organizations will see over $220,000 in funding

Several Cranbrook and Kimberley organizations will benefit from food access and recovery grants through Columbia Basin Trust. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Reuse it centres are once again open after a temporary shut down. RDEK file

RDEK reuse centres now open in Cranbrook, Fernie, Kimberley

The reuse centres were closed for six weeks

Reuse it centres are once again open after a temporary shut down. RDEK file
Market vendor Ethan is pictured at the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market in June of 2021. Applications are now open for returning and new vendors for the 2022 season. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Vendor applications open for Cranbrook Farmers’ Market

New and returning vendors can now submit their applications, markets begin May 7th

Market vendor Ethan is pictured at the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market in June of 2021. Applications are now open for returning and new vendors for the 2022 season. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured is a screen-shot from the Big Brother Canada website, of Cranbrook resident Jess Gowling. Gowling is a contestant on the Big Brother Canada show, season 10.

Cranbrook resident to compete on Big Brother Canada season 10

Jess Gowling is in the running for the grand prize of $100K and the Big Brother title

Pictured is a screen-shot from the Big Brother Canada website, of Cranbrook resident Jess Gowling. Gowling is a contestant on the Big Brother Canada show, season 10.
The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held a town hall for businesses on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Heritage Inn Convention Centre. MP Rob Morrison, MLA Tom Shypitka and Mayor Lee Pratt answered questions from the business community, who were in attendance. Chris Botterill moderated the meeting. A second town hall is scheduled for March 2, where ANKORS and RCMP will attend. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook Chamber hosts town hall series on crime, homelessness

Intended for business owners, the first of two town halls heard from politicians

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held a town hall for businesses on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Heritage Inn Convention Centre. MP Rob Morrison, MLA Tom Shypitka and Mayor Lee Pratt answered questions from the business community, who were in attendance. Chris Botterill moderated the meeting. A second town hall is scheduled for March 2, where ANKORS and RCMP will attend. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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RDEK asking for resident feedback on draft five year financial plan

The comment period is open until noon on Monday, March 7

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Pictured is Nala, a family dog that recently had to be put down after ingesting rodenticide. Nala’s family is urging against the use of rodenticides. (Submitted file)

Wycliffe family urging against rodenticide use after dog dies from poisoning

There is currently a province-wide ban on the sale and use of second-generation rodenticides

Pictured is Nala, a family dog that recently had to be put down after ingesting rodenticide. Nala’s family is urging against the use of rodenticides. (Submitted file)
City crews are pictured burning a slash pile in 2020. The City will be starting several wildfire risk reduction projects in different areas of the city, beginning on February 22nd, 2022. (City of Cranbrook file)

City of Cranbrook to begin fire mitigation projects next week

Several wildfire risk reduction projects will take place, starting February 22

City crews are pictured burning a slash pile in 2020. The City will be starting several wildfire risk reduction projects in different areas of the city, beginning on February 22nd, 2022. (City of Cranbrook file)
Pictured is the greenhouse at Apple Quill Farm in Cranbrook. Apple Quill is a local food producer, growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They also raise hens for eggs, and chickens and ducks for meat. The farm is an example of the type of producer that will be featured on the Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Asset map. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Hub to launch online food asset map

The map will help strengthen food security in the region

Pictured is the greenhouse at Apple Quill Farm in Cranbrook. Apple Quill is a local food producer, growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They also raise hens for eggs, and chickens and ducks for meat. The farm is an example of the type of producer that will be featured on the Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Asset map. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured is Shadow Mountain golf course, with a few homes in the distance. The City of Cranbrook will soon be hosting a virtual open house for a proposed local area service in the Shadow Mountain development. (Paul Rodgers file)

City of Cranbrook to host open house for local area service in Shadow Mountain

LAS agreements see that residents of the area pay for the installation of utility services, rather than all City taxpayers

Pictured is Shadow Mountain golf course, with a few homes in the distance. The City of Cranbrook will soon be hosting a virtual open house for a proposed local area service in the Shadow Mountain development. (Paul Rodgers file)
The RDEK is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver Emergency Support Services in the region. (News Bulletin photo)

RDEK, Red Cross partner up for delivery of local emergency support services

Volunteers are needed in several East Kootenay communities

The RDEK is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver Emergency Support Services in the region. (News Bulletin photo)
Pictured is Chelsea Cross’ work vehicle, which had a rock fly through the windshield and exit the back window on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook woman lucky to be alive after rock flies through windshield, exits back window

Chelsea Cross hopes her story will help make people more aware to tie their loads down

Pictured is Chelsea Cross’ work vehicle, which had a rock fly through the windshield and exit the back window on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Submitted file)
The Cranbrook and District Search and Rescue Society will receive $26,000 for land search and rescue through provincial gaming grants. Pictured are Cranbrook SAR members getting into a Bighorn helicopter, which are often used to assist in rescue missions. (Cranbrook SAR/Facebook)

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations benefit from provincial gaming grants

The Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society is one of four recipients

The Cranbrook and District Search and Rescue Society will receive $26,000 for land search and rescue through provincial gaming grants. Pictured are Cranbrook SAR members getting into a Bighorn helicopter, which are often used to assist in rescue missions. (Cranbrook SAR/Facebook)
Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)

B.C. outdoorsman charged with wildlife offences over 2019 survival challenge videos

Greg Ovens and Zachary Fowler both face multiple charges under the Canada National Parks Act

Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)
The Cranbrook Farmers Market 2022 season kicks off in May with a special Mother’s Day Market. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
The Cranbrook Farmers Market 2022 season kicks off in May with a special Mother’s Day Market. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook Farmers’ Market to kick off season with special Mother’s Day market

Markets will run every Saturday starting May 7 until October 29

The Cranbrook Farmers Market 2022 season kicks off in May with a special Mother’s Day Market. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
The Cranbrook Farmers Market 2022 season kicks off in May with a special Mother’s Day Market. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

Cranbrook public works dealing with water leaks, repairs, and staff shortages

The City says there have been five water main breaks and nine water service leaks in January alone

There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)
Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)

Six-year-old Kootenay resident helps save orphaned bear cub, raises $320

Piper Alstad’s persistence ensured that bear cub Ebbe has a safe place to grow up

Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)
Executive Chef Rusty and Brewer Jordon recently took part in the Lake Louise Invitational Ice Carving competition, bringing home the People’s Choice Award last weekend. (Heid Out/Facebook file)
Executive Chef Rusty and Brewer Jordon recently took part in the Lake Louise Invitational Ice Carving competition, bringing home the People’s Choice Award last weekend. (Heid Out/Facebook file)
Cranbrook Tourism is getting a Visitor Information Centre in the downtown core this March. The new addition to the tourism sector will be located in the same building as Cranbrook Photo. (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook Tourism adding new visitor centre to downtown core

It will provide a unique opportunity to pilot new tourism strategies: City

Cranbrook Tourism is getting a Visitor Information Centre in the downtown core this March. The new addition to the tourism sector will be located in the same building as Cranbrook Photo. (Barry Coulter photo)
ANKORS East Kootenay held a march in Cranbrook on Monday, August 31, 2020 for Overdose Awareness Day. A sign from the march reads, “Naloxone saved my life”. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Housing, ANKORS respond to crime, homelessness discussions in Cranbrook

There are only 38 shelter beds in Cranbrook, but more than 100 other people unhoused

ANKORS East Kootenay held a march in Cranbrook on Monday, August 31, 2020 for Overdose Awareness Day. A sign from the march reads, “Naloxone saved my life”. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)