Corey Bullock

Pictured is Harry Manx, who will be performing live (online) at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook on Friday, April 30th. Tickets are available through the Key City Theatre. (File photo)

Key City Theatre may be dark, but there’s plenty going on

Live online concerts, curtain raffle, audio plays and more available through Key City Theatre

Pictured is Harry Manx, who will be performing live (online) at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook on Friday, April 30th. Tickets are available through the Key City Theatre. (File photo)
Balsamroot, pictured here, can be found on Sunflower Hill in the Kimberley Nature Park, Eager Hill, Wycliffe Buttes, and many other areas across the Rocky Mountain Trench. (Paul Rodgers file)

Spring’s yearly spectacle of balsamroot

Ever year in May, balsamroot emerges for a brief showy period

Balsamroot, pictured here, can be found on Sunflower Hill in the Kimberley Nature Park, Eager Hill, Wycliffe Buttes, and many other areas across the Rocky Mountain Trench. (Paul Rodgers 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 thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week

The local branch currently has several volunteer positions available

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)
Pictured is mosquito larvae in a body of water. (City of Cranbrook file)

Cranbrook mosquito control program underway

Early tests identify a possible boom in the local mosquito population

Pictured is mosquito larvae in a body of water. (City of Cranbrook file)
The Cranbrook Public Produce Garden will soon be a hub for activities with the addition of the Growing Together Garden Collective. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Growing Together Garden Collective coming to Cranbrook Public Produce Garden

The new programming will see seniors lunches, art activities and more

The Cranbrook Public Produce Garden will soon be a hub for activities with the addition of the Growing Together Garden Collective. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Cranbrook RCMP searching for stolen Dodge pickup truck

The truck was last seen on April 18th at the 200 block of Van Horne St. N.

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Western Financial Place is set to re-open on November 2, 2020. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Concourse at Western Financial Place to close for season April 16

The City encourages walking on the outdoor track at COTR

Western Financial Place is set to re-open on November 2, 2020. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is the new Cranbrook Food Bank on Industrial Rd. 2. This building will also soon be home to the Cranbrook Food Recovery program and Farm Kitchen. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Food Recovery, Farm Kitchen join Food Bank in new location

The organizations are partnering together to increase food security in the community

Pictured is the new Cranbrook Food Bank on Industrial Rd. 2. This building will also soon be home to the Cranbrook Food Recovery program and Farm Kitchen. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured left to right are Siobhan Staplin, Board Member with the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market, and Jessica Kazemi, Market Manager. The two are pictured standing in one of the many stalls at the Mount Baker RV Campground, after having put forth a formal expression of interest to the City to move the market to this new location. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Farmers Market hopes to relocate to Mount Baker RV Campground

The market has put forth a formal expression of interest to the City

Pictured left to right are Siobhan Staplin, Board Member with the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market, and Jessica Kazemi, Market Manager. The two are pictured standing in one of the many stalls at the Mount Baker RV Campground, after having put forth a formal expression of interest to the City to move the market to this new location. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Deer will often eat fruit that has fallen from fruit trees. The City’s bylaw states that residents must keep their yards free from fallen fruit. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Time to manage wildlife attractants, says City of Cranbrook

City reminds residents to keep yards free of fruit, pet food, food waste

Deer will often eat fruit that has fallen from fruit trees. The City’s bylaw states that residents must keep their yards free from fallen fruit. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The new 6,300 square foot Cranbrook Food Bank facility is located at 1624 Industrial Rd 2 and is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

New Cranbrook Food Bank officially open to the public

The new facility is located at 1624 Industrial Rd. 2 and open Monday, Wednesday, Friday

The new 6,300 square foot Cranbrook Food Bank facility is located at 1624 Industrial Rd 2 and is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The RDEK is urging residents to use caution while spring burning as early season grass fires are not uncommon. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

RDEK urges caution while spring burning

The Regional District of East Kootenay is asking residents to be vigilant while spring cleaning

The RDEK is urging residents to use caution while spring burning as early season grass fires are not uncommon. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook SAR, Bighorn Helicopters and BCEHS responded to multiple calls over the long weekend. (Cranbrook SAR file)

Cranbrook Search and Rescue respond to multiple calls over Easter weekend

SAR, BCEHS and Bighorn Helicopters worked together to successfully help several injured people

Cranbrook SAR, Bighorn Helicopters and BCEHS responded to multiple calls over the long weekend. (Cranbrook SAR file)
Pictured are Cameron Pukas (left) and Desiree Anthony (right), third year BSN students at College of the Rockies, who are spearheading an initiative that aims to help women in Tanzania gain access to education, find employment and start their own businesses. (Submitted file)

COTR nursing students helping Tanzanian women gain access to education, resources

The new partnership will help bridge cultural barriers through technology and mentorship

Pictured are Cameron Pukas (left) and Desiree Anthony (right), third year BSN students at College of the Rockies, who are spearheading an initiative that aims to help women in Tanzania gain access to education, find employment and start their own businesses. (Submitted file)
The City of Cranbrook is updating the patio program in an effort to help local restaurants. (File Photo)

City of Cranbrook to update patio program in light of new restrictions

The City will be rolling out the patio program early in an effort to help local restaurants

The City of Cranbrook is updating the patio program in an effort to help local restaurants. (File Photo)
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook SAR responded to two calls on Saturday morning, locating a missing man and an abandoned vehicle by 10 a.m. (Cranbrook SAR file)

Cranbrook Search and Rescue have busy start to weekend

SAR respond to vehicle in the Kootenay River, missing man in the Peavine area on Saturday morning

Cranbrook SAR responded to two calls on Saturday morning, locating a missing man and an abandoned vehicle by 10 a.m. (Cranbrook SAR file)
In 2020, Crisis Line Responders across the Interior Region provided close to 450,000 minutes of empowering support, skilled assessment and crisis de-escalation, helping 30,000 people. A record since the service began in 2012, explains a CMHA press release. (Black Press Media files)
In 2020, Crisis Line Responders across the Interior Region provided close to 450,000 minutes of empowering support, skilled assessment and crisis de-escalation, helping 30,000 people. A record since the service began in 2012, explains a CMHA press release. (Black Press Media files)
Wayne Stetski was officially confirmed as the NDP Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia at a virtual nomination meeting held on March 27, 2021. (Submitted file)

Wayne Stetski confirmed as NDP candidate for Kootenay-Columbia

Former MP Wayne Stetski was unanimously confirmed as a federal candidate on March 27

Wayne Stetski was officially confirmed as the NDP Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia at a virtual nomination meeting held on March 27, 2021. (Submitted file)
Pictured from left to right: Judy Mistal (Food Bank Volunteer), Tracie Rallison (Food Bank Volunteer) and Gerry Oviatt (Food Bank Manager) on Wednesday, March 24. Volunteers and staff are working hard to prepare to move in to the new Food Bank Facility on Industrial Road. The new facility will be open to the public as of April 7. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Food Bank prepares to move in to new facility

The Food Bank will be closed from March 31 to April 6

Pictured from left to right: Judy Mistal (Food Bank Volunteer), Tracie Rallison (Food Bank Volunteer) and Gerry Oviatt (Food Bank Manager) on Wednesday, March 24. Volunteers and staff are working hard to prepare to move in to the new Food Bank Facility on Industrial Road. The new facility will be open to the public as of April 7. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)