Corey Bullock

Pictured are employees of the East Kootenay Community Credit Union, who have won the 2020 Corporate Cycling Challenge with GoByBike Cranbrook and GoByBikeBC. The event was hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Cranbrook at the beginning of October. (Submitted file)

East Kootenay Community Credit Union wins 2020 Corporate Cycling Challenge

EKC had ten competitors compete in GoByBike Week in Cranbrook

Pictured are employees of the East Kootenay Community Credit Union, who have won the 2020 Corporate Cycling Challenge with GoByBike Cranbrook and GoByBikeBC. The event was hosted by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Cranbrook at the beginning of October. (Submitted file)
Bats are pictured snuggled in a bat box. (J. Saremba file)

Next week is International Bat Week

Monitoring for white-nose syndrome in B.C. will continue this winter

Bats are pictured snuggled in a bat box. (J. Saremba file)
This year’s Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship recipients. Top left: Kieran O Grady. Top Right: Nathaniel Ralph. Bottom Left: Robyn Anderson. Bottom Right: Emily Daly. (Submitted files)

Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club announces 2020 scholarship winners

Funds are awarded to post-secondary students who graduated high school in Cranbrook

This year’s Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship recipients. Top left: Kieran O Grady. Top Right: Nathaniel Ralph. Bottom Left: Robyn Anderson. Bottom Right: Emily Daly. (Submitted files)
Cranbrook’s Kootenay Orchards School has won the 2020 Cycling Challenge, this year being the second year in a row. (Submitted file)

Kootenay Orchards School wins 2020 Bike to School Challenge

This is the second year in a row that the school has won the challenge with GoByBike Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s Kootenay Orchards School has won the 2020 Cycling Challenge, this year being the second year in a row. (Submitted file)
A sign informing guests of guidelines due to COVID-19 is seen at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 10, 2020. The park is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a limited number of rides operating under reduced capacity due to COVID-19. Guests must purchase admission ahead of time online for one of two daily time slots and are also required to wear face masks while waiting in lines and while on rides. The park is closed for an hour each afternoon for sanitization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Masks4Canada group calls for federal mask mandate to slow spread of COVID-19

The group says cases continue to rise in crowded places, close-contact settings and closed spaces

A sign informing guests of guidelines due to COVID-19 is seen at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver, on Friday, July 10, 2020. The park is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a limited number of rides operating under reduced capacity due to COVID-19. Guests must purchase admission ahead of time online for one of two daily time slots and are also required to wear face masks while waiting in lines and while on rides. The park is closed for an hour each afternoon for sanitization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pictured is a screen shot of the newly designed City of Cranbrook website. You can view the new site at www.cranbrook.ca. (File photo)

City of Cranbrook launches newly designed website

The new features make it easier for residents and business owners to find and access information

Pictured is a screen shot of the newly designed City of Cranbrook website. You can view the new site at www.cranbrook.ca. (File photo)
Black Press file photo

Free community barbecue to be held in Cranbrook for Gambling Awareness Week

The BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program is hosting community barbecue on Sat. October 24

Black Press file photo
Fort Steele Spooktacular on Saturday, October 26, 2019. (Colin Ferguson/Syltography file)

How to celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween safely in Cranbrook

Businesses and organizations have come up with alternative ways to celebrate this fall season

Fort Steele Spooktacular on Saturday, October 26, 2019. (Colin Ferguson/Syltography file)
Melinda Howard has beat breast Cancer twice. She is pictured in front of the Marysville Falls in Kimberley in the fall of 2010, while she was undergoing chemotherapy. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook survivor tells of breast cancer journey

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

Melinda Howard has beat breast Cancer twice. She is pictured in front of the Marysville Falls in Kimberley in the fall of 2010, while she was undergoing chemotherapy. (Submitted file)
Construction has begun on a new facility for the Cranbrook Food Bank. (Submitted file)

Construction underway on new Cranbrook Food Bank facility

The 6,300 square foot facility will also house the Cranbrook Food Recovery Program and Farm Kitchen

Construction has begun on a new facility for the Cranbrook Food Bank. (Submitted file)
The Ekklesia Millennium Society would like to thank Cranbrook Hyundai for the donation of a Dodge Grand Caravan. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook Hyundai donates van to Ekklessia Millennium Society

Cranbrook businesses have donated three vehicles to the Society this year

The Ekklesia Millennium Society would like to thank Cranbrook Hyundai for the donation of a Dodge Grand Caravan. (Submitted file)
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)