Corey Bullock

Fall is garlic planting season. I have five varieties tucked away in our raised beds for the winter, to be harvested next year. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Fall tasks on the farm

Winter is coming, it’s time to get ready

Fall is garlic planting season. I have five varieties tucked away in our raised beds for the winter, to be harvested next year. (Corey Bullock file)
Edward Johnson was last seen yesterday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the area of Cross Road North. He is described as an 80 year-old caucasian male, six feet tall and was last seen wearing a black golf shirt, jeans and brown moccasins. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Missing Cranbrook man located safely

The local detachment is asking for the public’s help in finding Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson was last seen yesterday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the area of Cross Road North. He is described as an 80 year-old caucasian male, six feet tall and was last seen wearing a black golf shirt, jeans and brown moccasins. (Photo submitted)
Any vehicles travelling in either direction of a stopped bus must stop for the bus when it has its stop sign out and red lights flashing. The fine for not stopping for a school bus is $368. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook RCMP urge caution after 5 instances of vehicles not stopping for school busses

The local detachment has received five reports of vehicles not stopping for busses since school began

Any vehicles travelling in either direction of a stopped bus must stop for the bus when it has its stop sign out and red lights flashing. The fine for not stopping for a school bus is $368. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs and Slugs and turning the page on a new month

Hugs and Slugs in Cranbrook for the first week of October

Hugs & Slugs
Western Financial Place is set to re-open on November 2, 2020. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

City of Cranbrook set to gradually re-open Western Financial Place, Aquatic Centre

All activities will require advanced registration, operations to look much different

Western Financial Place is set to re-open on November 2, 2020. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook RCMP searching for stolen bike

Cranbrook RCMP searching for stolen bike

A blue Norco bike was taken from a shed at a house in the Fort Steele area

Cranbrook RCMP searching for stolen bike
Pictured are Galen Olstead (left) and Landon Elliott (right) outside of Key City Theatre, where phase two of construction and upgrades to the building is underway. (Submitted file)

Key City Theatre moves ahead with phase two of upgrades

Board of Directors optimistic about future of arts community in Cranbrook

Pictured are Galen Olstead (left) and Landon Elliott (right) outside of Key City Theatre, where phase two of construction and upgrades to the building is underway. (Submitted file)
Farmers and producers in the Columbia Basin will continue to be supported by the Kootenay Boundary Farm Advisors (KBFA) program for another year now that the program’s contract has been extended through July 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Kootenay and Boundary farm advisors services extended through July 2021

KBFA has engaged with 850 producers from 563 farms since June of 2018

Farmers and producers in the Columbia Basin will continue to be supported by the Kootenay Boundary Farm Advisors (KBFA) program for another year now that the program’s contract has been extended through July 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Category 2 open burning prohibitions rescinded throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. Category 3 open fires, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation, remain prohibited. (BC Wildfire Service file)

Category 2 open burning prohibitions rescinded throughout Southeast Fire Centre

Category 3 open fires, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation, remain prohibited

Category 2 open burning prohibitions rescinded throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. Category 3 open fires, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation, remain prohibited. (BC Wildfire Service file)
Hugs & Slugs in Cranbrook

Ringing in a new season of Hugs and Slugs

Hugs: To our local photographers! I have had a bird coming to…

Hugs & Slugs in Cranbrook
Pictured is Alexia Constantinou, MSc Student working with the Wildlife Coexistence Lab & Belowground Ecology Group. She is part of a Wildlife Camera Project here in the East Kootenays, which explores the effects of forest management practices on wildlife. (Mitch Fennell file)

Wildlife camera project explores effects of forest management practices on wildlife

Findings show no detections of cougars in sites that have been clear cut

Pictured is Alexia Constantinou, MSc Student working with the Wildlife Coexistence Lab & Belowground Ecology Group. She is part of a Wildlife Camera Project here in the East Kootenays, which explores the effects of forest management practices on wildlife. (Mitch Fennell file)
Harvesting what will likely be one of the last batches of tomatoes for the season. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Reflecting on the 2020 gardening season

The is sun shining down on me, speckling my face through the…

Harvesting what will likely be one of the last batches of tomatoes for the season. (Corey Bullock file)
Hop on your bike and head to school or work next week for GoByBike BC’s annual event. Cranbrook residents are encouraged to bike to school and work from September 28 to October 4 (and beyond) for the chance to win prizes. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

GoByBike week taking place in Cranbrook

Participate in GoByBike week from September 28 to October 4, 2020

Hop on your bike and head to school or work next week for GoByBike BC’s annual event. Cranbrook residents are encouraged to bike to school and work from September 28 to October 4 (and beyond) for the chance to win prizes. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
World Clean Up Day was took place in Cranbrook and Kimberley on September 19, 2020, hosted by the Columbia Outdoor School and JCI Kootenay. (Photo by Tyler Zhao Photography)

Cranbrook, Kimberley communities participate in World Clean Up Day

The Columbia Outdoor School and JCI Kootenay partnered up to host events in three locations

World Clean Up Day was took place in Cranbrook and Kimberley on September 19, 2020, hosted by the Columbia Outdoor School and JCI Kootenay. (Photo by Tyler Zhao Photography)
The City of Cranbrook is reporting a broken water main on 24th Avenue North Monday, Sept. 21.(File photo)

Broken water main reduces traffic flow on 24th Avenue North in Cranbrook

Traffic will be reduced to single-lane, closed off completely until repairs are done

The City of Cranbrook is reporting a broken water main on 24th Avenue North Monday, Sept. 21.(File photo)
The weather forecast for the next few weeks looks promising for our garden, so I will not be hasty to pull everything from the ground just yet. I will continue to enjoy our seemingly endless supply of tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and beans. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: the most wonderful time of the year

Saying goodbye to summer and welcoming the autumnal equinox

The weather forecast for the next few weeks looks promising for our garden, so I will not be hasty to pull everything from the ground just yet. I will continue to enjoy our seemingly endless supply of tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and beans. (Corey Bullock file)
Pictured: Partners and stakeholders celebrated the completion of the Accelerate Kootenays network in May 2018 in Creston. Representatives from the RDEK, RDCK, RDKB were joined by local government officials, Teck, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Provincial government – including Hon. Michelle Mungall. (Community Energy Association file)

Kootenay Regional Districts win 2020 Sustainable Communities Award

The award recognizes the Accelerate Kootenays project

Pictured: Partners and stakeholders celebrated the completion of the Accelerate Kootenays network in May 2018 in Creston. Representatives from the RDEK, RDCK, RDKB were joined by local government officials, Teck, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Provincial government – including Hon. Michelle Mungall. (Community Energy Association file)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Cranbrook RCMP investigating ‘suspicious death’ of 55-year-old man

One person is currently in police custody

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
The Evacuation Alert has been lifted for the remaining properties affected by the Doctor Creek Wildfire. Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service.

Evacuation Alert lifted on Doctor Creek wildfire

The area restriction in the vicinity of the fire remains in effect

The Evacuation Alert has been lifted for the remaining properties affected by the Doctor Creek Wildfire. Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service.
Smoke blankets the skies in Cranbrook, as seen from 12th Avenue downtown on Monday, September 14, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Smoky skies expected to last several days across East Kootenay

Smoke from western U.S. wildfires has blanketed much of B.C. for the past several days

Smoke blankets the skies in Cranbrook, as seen from 12th Avenue downtown on Monday, September 14, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)