Corey Bullock

For the foreseeable future, the majority of after hours, on-call emergencies for animals in Cranbrook will be looked after by Tanglefoot clinic, with the help of other local vets. This includes house pets like dogs and cats, as well as farm animals. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Emergency veterinarian services in Cranbrook to see changes this week

Steeples Vet Clinic will temporarily be suspending after hours, on-call emergencies

For the foreseeable future, the majority of after hours, on-call emergencies for animals in Cranbrook will be looked after by Tanglefoot clinic, with the help of other local vets. This includes house pets like dogs and cats, as well as farm animals. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
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Cranbrook’s Love Local event currently underway

Downtown businesses are giving back to the community after a tough year brought on by the pandemic

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College of the Rockies’ Introduction to Construction program has donated two sheds to the Cranbrook Food Bank and the Cranbrook Community Garden. Construction of the sheds provided a real-world project for students as they developed their skills during the course of their program. Pictured (l-r): Deanna Kemperman, Executive Director, Cranbrook Food Bank; Meredith Funston, Cranbrook Food Recovery program coordinator; Natasha Vickerd, Introduction to Construction Supervisor; Tracey Whiting, Manager, Continuing Education and Contract Training; and Evan Vogel, Introduction to Construction student. (COTR file)

COTR donates sheds to Cranbrook Food Bank, Public Produce Garden

The sheds were constructed by students in COTR’s Introduction to Construction program

College of the Rockies’ Introduction to Construction program has donated two sheds to the Cranbrook Food Bank and the Cranbrook Community Garden. Construction of the sheds provided a real-world project for students as they developed their skills during the course of their program. Pictured (l-r): Deanna Kemperman, Executive Director, Cranbrook Food Bank; Meredith Funston, Cranbrook Food Recovery program coordinator; Natasha Vickerd, Introduction to Construction Supervisor; Tracey Whiting, Manager, Continuing Education and Contract Training; and Evan Vogel, Introduction to Construction student. (COTR file)
Pictured are Kye Kocher (left), Laura-Leigh McKenzie (right) and their baby Ambrose. Kocher and McKenzie are the owners and operators of Corner Veggies, a market garden located in Jaffray, BC. (Submitted file)

Farm life: A life change, with nature as your guide

A chat with Corner Veggies, a market garden in Jaffray

Pictured are Kye Kocher (left), Laura-Leigh McKenzie (right) and their baby Ambrose. Kocher and McKenzie are the owners and operators of Corner Veggies, a market garden located in Jaffray, BC. (Submitted file)
Local veterinary clinics are feeling the pressure brought on by a pandemic-related pet boom, causing a backlog of clients and staff to feel burnt-out. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File)

Veterinarians facing intense pressure from pandemic pet boom

One Cranbrook clinic gets an average of 500 calls per day

Local veterinary clinics are feeling the pressure brought on by a pandemic-related pet boom, causing a backlog of clients and staff to feel burnt-out. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman File)
The RDEK is asking for help locating tools and equipment that were stolen from the volunteer fire department in Jaffray last week. Some of the items that were stolen include a Husqvarna Chainsaw, rechargeable Dewalt impact driver and drill, two toolboxes full of tools, two 20L gas cans as well as industrial bolt cutters. (RDEK file)

Thieves target volunteer fire department equipment in Jaffray

Several pieces of equipment and tools were stolen from structural protection units last week

The RDEK is asking for help locating tools and equipment that were stolen from the volunteer fire department in Jaffray last week. Some of the items that were stolen include a Husqvarna Chainsaw, rechargeable Dewalt impact driver and drill, two toolboxes full of tools, two 20L gas cans as well as industrial bolt cutters. (RDEK file)
Pictured is the teaser photo for “New Roots” a locally-made documentary featuring farmers that live in Wycliffe. The film premiers at the Cranbrook History Centre on June 2nd. (“New Roots” and Cranbrook History Centre file photo)

Local documentary ‘New Roots’ to premier at Cranbrook History Centre

The documentary is made by Kimberley’s Mark Locki and features a family farm in Wycliffe

Pictured is the teaser photo for “New Roots” a locally-made documentary featuring farmers that live in Wycliffe. The film premiers at the Cranbrook History Centre on June 2nd. (“New Roots” and Cranbrook History Centre file photo)
Pictured is the newly painted mural at the Cranbrook Food Bank’s new location on Industrial Road. The mural was completed by graduating MBSS art student Dylynn Couttie, with the help of Nicola and Ana. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

MBSS art students add splash of colour to new Cranbrook Food Bank

The mural can be seen at the entrance to the new food bank facility on Industrial Rd.

Pictured is the newly painted mural at the Cranbrook Food Bank’s new location on Industrial Road. The mural was completed by graduating MBSS art student Dylynn Couttie, with the help of Nicola and Ana. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
SpaceX’s Starlink has been visible in Cranbrook and the surrounding areas for some time now. The string of satellites, pictured here in Armstrong, provide high-speed internet service. (File photo).

Wondering about the string of lights over Cranbrook’s night sky? They’re SpaceX satellites

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites have been visible in Cranbrook’s night sky for some time

SpaceX’s Starlink has been visible in Cranbrook and the surrounding areas for some time now. The string of satellites, pictured here in Armstrong, provide high-speed internet service. (File photo).
Pictured are two of many goats in the Vahana Nature Rehabilitation trip. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Grazing goats coming to Idlewild Park this week

Vahana Nature Rehabilitation, Columbia Outdoor School partnering to tackle invasive weeds

Pictured are two of many goats in the Vahana Nature Rehabilitation trip. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

RCMP encourage use of online crime reporting tool after rise in local thefts

“If we don’t know about it, we can’t investigate”: Cranbrook RCMP

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Pictured is Britany Bignham, a Cranbrook hairstylist who is one of 16 top stylists in the running for the Ultimate Stylist competition - an online international hair and beauty competition. She is pictured behind her chair at the Hair Mob. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook hairstylist vies for top prize in international competition

Britany Bingham is one of 16 finalists in the Ultimate Stylist competition

Pictured is Britany Bignham, a Cranbrook hairstylist who is one of 16 top stylists in the running for the Ultimate Stylist competition - an online international hair and beauty competition. She is pictured behind her chair at the Hair Mob. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
GoByBike week takes place in Cranbrook from May 31st to June 6th. There are several challenges to participate in for the chance to win prizes, and the championship title. (Townsman file)

GoByBike week in Cranbrook returns at the end of May

Ride your bike to school or work between May 31st and June 6th

GoByBike week takes place in Cranbrook from May 31st to June 6th. There are several challenges to participate in for the chance to win prizes, and the championship title. (Townsman file)
Candice Marie Neale was last seen by her family on May 5, 2021 around 11p.m. Cranbrook RCMP are asking anyone who sees Neale to contact police. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook RCMP ask for help locating missing woman

Candice Marie Neale was last seen by her family on May 5, 2021 around 11p.m.

Candice Marie Neale was last seen by her family on May 5, 2021 around 11p.m. Cranbrook RCMP are asking anyone who sees Neale to contact police. (Submitted file)
Candice Marie Neale was last seen by her family on May 5, 2021 around 11p.m. Cranbrook RCMP are asking anyone who sees Neale to contact police. (Submitted file)

UPDATE: Previously missing Cranbrook woman located, found safe and sound, says RCMP

Candice Marie Neale was reporting missing on Monday, she has since been found

Candice Marie Neale was last seen by her family on May 5, 2021 around 11p.m. Cranbrook RCMP are asking anyone who sees Neale to contact police. (Submitted file)
Cranbrook RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a stolen truck. The vehicle is a grey 2008 GMC flat bed pickup truck with license plate 057 7HP. (RCMP file)

Cranbrook RCMP ask public to be on the lookout for stolen truck and trailer

The vehicle is a grey 2008 GMC flat bed pickup truck, with white enclosed trailer

Cranbrook RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a stolen truck. The vehicle is a grey 2008 GMC flat bed pickup truck with license plate 057 7HP. (RCMP file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
This cat was found at the Moyie Transfer Station earlier this week. She was taken to Leslie Long, local animal advocate, who has since ensured that the cat and kittens are taken care of. (Leslie Long file)

Pregnant cat found abandoned at Moyie garbage dump, part of larger issue, says advocate

Local animal advocates are calling for an end to the illegal abandonment of cats

This cat was found at the Moyie Transfer Station earlier this week. She was taken to Leslie Long, local animal advocate, who has since ensured that the cat and kittens are taken care of. (Leslie Long file)
The Kootenay Children’s Festival was last held in 2019 (pictured here). The biggest event for kids in southeast B.C. has been cancelled for one more year, until 2022. (Barry Coulter file photo)

Kootenay Children’s Festival set to take place in 2022

The event typically takes place on the day before Mother’s Day, and is now scheduled for 2022

The Kootenay Children’s Festival was last held in 2019 (pictured here). The biggest event for kids in southeast B.C. has been cancelled for one more year, until 2022. (Barry Coulter file photo)
The 2021 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo race has been postponed for a second year. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo cancelled for second year in a row

The 2021 event will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; refunds to be issued automatically

The 2021 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo race has been postponed for a second year. (Cranbrook Townsman file)