Corey Bullock

Cranbrook Scouts and Girl Guides have had to cancel their annual Christmas Tree Pickup, which was scheduled for Jan. 2022. Trees can still be taken to the Cranbrook Transfer Station for free. (Townsman file)

Cranbrook Scouts, Girl Guides cancel annual Christmas tree pickup

Trees can still be taken to the Cranbrook Transfer Station

Cranbrook Scouts and Girl Guides have had to cancel their annual Christmas Tree Pickup, which was scheduled for Jan. 2022. Trees can still be taken to the Cranbrook Transfer Station for free. (Townsman file)
Volunteers are pictured at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, where they were picking up gifts for the 50+ Angel Tree Program. Amy Oakley (far left) and Shauna Beaulac (far right) are the organizers of the Angel Tree program. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Angel Tree program gets gifts to 161 Cranbrook residents

The program continues to grow every year

Volunteers are pictured at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, where they were picking up gifts for the 50+ Angel Tree Program. Amy Oakley (far left) and Shauna Beaulac (far right) are the organizers of the Angel Tree program. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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Styrofoam can once again be recycled at all of the RDEK's depots, as of December 27, 2021.

Styrofoam recycling resumes across RDEK

Glass and styrofoam can once again be recycled

Styrofoam can once again be recycled at all of the RDEK's depots, as of December 27, 2021.
Pictured is a Big Horn Helicopter in flight in February of 2021. Big Horn Helicopters often assist Cranbrook Search and Rescue with extractions in hard-to-reach places. As was the case on December 26, 2021, when several snowmobilers were stranded in the Galbraith area near Cranbrook. (Cranbrook Search and Rescue file)

Stranded snowmobilers rescued from Galbraith area on Boxing Day

Several snowmobilers were stranded in a cabin over the weekend, due to heavy snowfall, avalanche

Pictured is a Big Horn Helicopter in flight in February of 2021. Big Horn Helicopters often assist Cranbrook Search and Rescue with extractions in hard-to-reach places. As was the case on December 26, 2021, when several snowmobilers were stranded in the Galbraith area near Cranbrook. (Cranbrook Search and Rescue file)
Pictured are Cranbrook Ashley HomeStore staff with a youth sleep package - a twin memory foam mattress set with sheets and a comforter. (Submitted file)

Ten Cranbrook kids to get a better night’s sleep with Hope to Dream campaign

Do you know a child aged three to 16 who is in need of a new, comfortable bed?

Pictured are Cranbrook Ashley HomeStore staff with a youth sleep package - a twin memory foam mattress set with sheets and a comforter. (Submitted file)
The Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap in Cranbrook is once again feeding the community over the holiday season, having prepared 500 turkey dinners for anyone in need. (Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap file)

Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap spreads the love with 500 frozen holiday dinners

The restaurant has prepared frozen holiday meals for 500 people, to distribute Christmas Eve

The Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap in Cranbrook is once again feeding the community over the holiday season, having prepared 500 turkey dinners for anyone in need. (Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap file)
Cranbrook and surrounding areas have seen a substantial amount of snowfall over the past week. More is on the way for the holiday weekend, according to Mainroad East Kootenay. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Mainroad issues yet another weather advisory ahead of Christmas weekend

Periods of snow expected from Tuesday evening through to Sunday

Cranbrook and surrounding areas have seen a substantial amount of snowfall over the past week. More is on the way for the holiday weekend, according to Mainroad East Kootenay. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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Human remains found near Invermere are that of woman missing since 2019

One month after discovery, the body has been identified

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The Cranbrook Pro Rodeo is one recipient of the provincial fairs, festivals, events benefit funding, with a total of $33,408. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Local organizations benefit from provincial events recovery funding

The province announced nearly $30 million in one-time grants

The Cranbrook Pro Rodeo is one recipient of the provincial fairs, festivals, events benefit funding, with a total of $33,408. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to hit the East Kootenay region over the weekend, according to Environment Canada. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

More snow on the way for East Kootenay region

A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada

15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to hit the East Kootenay region over the weekend, according to Environment Canada. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
The RecycleBC depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. Trevor Crawley photo.

Glass recycling collection resumes in Cranbrook

Glass can once again be recycled at the transfer station, styrofoam recycling still unavailable

The RecycleBC depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. Trevor Crawley photo.
Members of the public and the East Kootenay Climate Hub are pictured with Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka on Monday, December 13, 2021. A vigil was held for those who have lost their lives this year to climate disasters. (Barry Coulter file)

Cranbrook mourns victims of climate disasters outside MLA office

Vigils were held across the province this week to remember those who have died from climate disasters

Members of the public and the East Kootenay Climate Hub are pictured with Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka on Monday, December 13, 2021. A vigil was held for those who have lost their lives this year to climate disasters. (Barry Coulter file)
Connor Schartner hiked Fisher Peak once a month, each month in 2021 for a total of 12 summits. He is pictured here on the summit this past summer. (Submitted file)

12 months at the top: Cranbrook man hikes Fisher Peak each month in 2021

Connor Schartner completed the famous hike 12 times in one year

Connor Schartner hiked Fisher Peak once a month, each month in 2021 for a total of 12 summits. He is pictured here on the summit this past summer. (Submitted file)
Kimberley local Winter Knudsgaard (left) has been signed to the College of the Rockies Women’s Avalanche Volleyball team. She is pictured with Head Coach Bryan Fraser (right) at a signing event on Friday, December 10, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

COTR Avalanche Women’s Volleyball signs Kimberley local Winter Knudsgaard

Knudsgaard will join the team while she studies at the College

Kimberley local Winter Knudsgaard (left) has been signed to the College of the Rockies Women’s Avalanche Volleyball team. She is pictured with Head Coach Bryan Fraser (right) at a signing event on Friday, December 10, 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Hazardous winter conditions expected in Elk Valley, snow for Cranbrook, Kimberley (File photo)

Weather event advisory issued for East Kootenay

Hazardous winter conditions expected in Elk Valley, snow for Cranbrook, Kimberley

Hazardous winter conditions expected in Elk Valley, snow for Cranbrook, Kimberley (File photo)
Columbia Outdoor School held their annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Pictured are staff, campers and volunteers with Columbia Outdoor School. Proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to Blue Lake Camp, helping to sponsor children who would otherwise not be able to attend. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Nearly $2,000 raised through Columbia Outdoor School’s Christmas Tree fundraiser

The annual fundraiser helps to support kids at Blue Lake Camp

Columbia Outdoor School held their annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Pictured are staff, campers and volunteers with Columbia Outdoor School. Proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to Blue Lake Camp, helping to sponsor children who would otherwise not be able to attend. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Cranbrook’s first-ever Stuff the Bus fundraiser took place at the Safeway parking lot on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4, 2021. NextGen Transit hosted the fundraiser with the goal of garnering 4,500 pounds of food for the Cranbrook Food Bank. Volunteers are pictured in the bus on the afternoon of December 4. The bus had already been completely filled with donations and emptied once before this photo was taken. All donations will go to the food bank. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Cranbrook’s first-ever Stuff the Bus fundraiser took place at the Safeway parking lot on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4, 2021. NextGen Transit hosted the fundraiser with the goal of garnering 4,500 pounds of food for the Cranbrook Food Bank. Volunteers are pictured in the bus on the afternoon of December 4. The bus had already been completely filled with donations and emptied once before this photo was taken. All donations will go to the food bank. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Connor Schartner hiked Fisher Peak once a month, each month in 2021 for a total of 12 summits. He is pictured here on the summit this past summer. (Submitted file)

12 months at the top: Cranbrook man hikes Fisher Peak each month in 2021

Connor Schartner completed the famous hike 12 times in one year

Connor Schartner hiked Fisher Peak once a month, each month in 2021 for a total of 12 summits. He is pictured here on the summit this past summer. (Submitted file)
The City of Cranbrook is looking for input on how it might improve the Viking Skate Park, as part of their long-term park planning strategy. (Barry Coulter file photo)

City seeks public input on future of Viking Skate Park

The Viking Skate Park has been a fixture in Cranbrook for many…

The City of Cranbrook is looking for input on how it might improve the Viking Skate Park, as part of their long-term park planning strategy. (Barry Coulter file photo)