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BGC Cranbrook will renovate a facility to relocate 24 existing spaces and add 24 new spaces with support from the Trust. Photo courtesy Columbia Basin Trust.

Grant funding to help create new childcare spaces in Cranbrook

Columbia Basin Trust providing $10,000 to BGC Cranbrook to help renovate new facility

BGC Cranbrook will renovate a facility to relocate 24 existing spaces and add 24 new spaces with support from the Trust. Photo courtesy Columbia Basin Trust.
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

Interior Health hospitals not strained by rising COVID case counts

While provincial hospitalizations rise, health care systems in the B.C. Interior remain robust, say officials

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News

COVID-19 cases rising in the East Kootenay: BC CDC

Cranbrook has highest case count since health officials began releasing weekly local data

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News
Advocates marched to city hall for overdose awareness on Wednesday, April 14, to mark five years since the province declared a public health emergency. Trevor Crawley photo.

Advocates march for overdose awareness as province marks five years of public health emergency

Advocates demanding action on the overdose crisis marched on city hall in…

Advocates marched to city hall for overdose awareness on Wednesday, April 14, to mark five years since the province declared a public health emergency. Trevor Crawley photo.
The patio at the HeidOut and other Cranbrook restaurant patios will still be open for business during the circuit breaker restriction period. Corey Bullock photo

Indoor dining restrictions likely to be extended: Industry group

Restrictions to in-person restaurant dining that were implemented as part of a…

The patio at the HeidOut and other Cranbrook restaurant patios will still be open for business during the circuit breaker restriction period. Corey Bullock photo
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.

MP Morrison hopes for economic recovery plan in upcoming federal budget

Kootenay-Columbia Conservative looking for post-pandemic recovery plan in next week’s Liberal budget

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada.
The East Kootenay Network of People Who Use Drugs is organizing a march to city hall on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. from the ANKORS office. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Advocates to march for overdose awareness, calls for action

B.C. declared the overdose crisis a public health emergency five years ago

The East Kootenay Network of People Who Use Drugs is organizing a march to city hall on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. from the ANKORS office. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
TC Energy donated $2,000 to Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services to be used towards the purchase of footwear for wildland firefighting situations. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

TC Energy donates $2,000 towards specialized fire department gear

Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services is the recipient of a $2,000 grant…

TC Energy donated $2,000 to Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services to be used towards the purchase of footwear for wildland firefighting situations. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
College of the Rockies Cranbrook campus. Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.

Province delivers student emergency assistance funding to COTR

The College of the Rockies is receiving funding from the provincial government…

College of the Rockies Cranbrook campus. Photo courtesy College of the Rockies.
Tri-Kon will be delivering concrete barriers on Friday afternoon for a patio space that will be shared between Soulfood Farm to Table and Sakura.Trevor Crawley photo.

Outdoor patios in the works for downtown core

Efforts already underway to set up outdoor patios on Baker St. from four local business

Tri-Kon will be delivering concrete barriers on Friday afternoon for a patio space that will be shared between Soulfood Farm to Table and Sakura.Trevor Crawley photo.
Juniper Lanes has been sold to a pair of investors who are planning to keep most of the bowling lanes and add a craft brewery. Trevor Crawley photo.

Juniper Lanes sold to pair of Cranbrook investors

Bowling lanes to stay, with addition of craft brewery, food service and more indoor entertainment

Juniper Lanes has been sold to a pair of investors who are planning to keep most of the bowling lanes and add a craft brewery. Trevor Crawley photo.
The RDEK is banning the sale of fireworks in electoral areas between May 1 - Oct. 1. Trevor Crawley photo.

Regional district’s ban on sale of fireworks to begin in May

A ban on the sale of fireworks in rural parts of the…

The RDEK is banning the sale of fireworks in electoral areas between May 1 - Oct. 1. Trevor Crawley photo.
Cranbrook city council has tweaked patio bylaw regulations in response to the three-week “circuit breaker” restrictions announced by the Province. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

City enacts emergency changes to seasonal patio bylaw

Changes made amid ‘circuit breaker’ restrictions announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Cranbrook city council has tweaked patio bylaw regulations in response to the three-week “circuit breaker” restrictions announced by the Province. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Cranbrook RCMP is investigating reports of a stolen Volkswagen Atlis, similar to the stock picture above. Photo submitted.

Cranbrook RCMP investigating report of stolen vehicle

Cranbrook RCMP is investigating a report of a vehicle stolen overnight in…

Cranbrook RCMP is investigating reports of a stolen Volkswagen Atlis, similar to the stock picture above. Photo submitted.
Traffic will be closed on Innes Ave for the next few weeks as contractors install storm sewer services for a housing development. Trevor Crawley photo.

Infrastructure upgrades closes Innes Ave to traffic

Innes Ave will be closed to vehicle traffic for the next three…

Traffic will be closed on Innes Ave for the next few weeks as contractors install storm sewer services for a housing development. Trevor Crawley photo.
Vandals destroyed newly installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. Photo submitted.

Vandals destroy recreation signage around Koocanusa

Newly-installed signs destroyed, with estimated $5,000 in property damage

Vandals destroyed newly installed recreation use signs in the Koocanusa area, causing an estimated $5,000 in property damage. Photo submitted.
ANKORS East Kootenay held a march in Cranbrook on Monday, August 31, 2020, for Overdose Awareness Day. They marched from the Cranbrook ANKORS location to City Hall, where there was a peaceful protest out front. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Grant funding awarded for overdose support in B.C. Interior

Funding to be used for overdose-related supports in rural, remote and Indigenous communities

ANKORS East Kootenay held a march in Cranbrook on Monday, August 31, 2020, for Overdose Awareness Day. They marched from the Cranbrook ANKORS location to City Hall, where there was a peaceful protest out front. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook city council discussed easing patio bylaw regulations, among other topics, during a special meeting on Wednesday evening, in response to the three-week "circuit breaker" restrictions announced by the Province. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.

Cranbrook tweaking outdoor patio regulations amid ‘circuit breaker’ restrictions

Cranbrook city council is moving towards amending a seasonal patio bylaw that…

Cranbrook city council discussed easing patio bylaw regulations, among other topics, during a special meeting on Wednesday evening, in response to the three-week "circuit breaker" restrictions announced by the Province. Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook.
Just in time for summer, the Mount Baker RV Park in downtown Cranbrook has reopened.

City still seeking formal feedback on future of Mount Baker RV Campground

The city is still seeking feedback on the future of the Mount…

Just in time for summer, the Mount Baker RV Park in downtown Cranbrook has reopened.
Irene Bischler has been awarded the provincial Medal of Good Citizenship

Cranbrook woman awarded provincial citizenship medal

The province has recognized a Cranbrook woman for her work and volunteerism…

Irene Bischler has been awarded the provincial Medal of Good Citizenship