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1914

It happened this week in 1914

June 6 -12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jun 11, 2021
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada

COLUMN: Conservatives call on Liberals to withdraw internet bill

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison writes about Bill C-10

  • Jun 10, 2021
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with…

  • Jun 8, 2021
Building the extension to the St. Eugene Hospital, August, 1912. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.

The long, agonizing end of a Cranbrook heritage building

The City of Cranbrook’s order to complete the demolition of structures, such…

Building the extension to the St. Eugene Hospital, August, 1912. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.
Dames Rocket in back, Hounds Tongue in front.

The Weed Warrior sets out to define weediness

First of all, I apologize to Cailey Chase of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation…

  • Jun 4, 2021
Dames Rocket in back, Hounds Tongue in front.
1914

It happened this week in 1914

May 30 – June 5: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jun 4, 2021
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Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
At the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with…

  • Jun 2, 2021
At the Cranbrook Public Library
The Kamloops Indian Residential School, circa 1930. COURTESY ARCHIVES DESCHÂTELETS-NDC, RICHELIEU

Woensdregt: On a dark piece of our history

215 children in an unmarked and forgotten mass grave

  • May 31, 2021
The Kamloops Indian Residential School, circa 1930. COURTESY ARCHIVES DESCHÂTELETS-NDC, RICHELIEU
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)
Cailey Chase and the Angora goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation at Idlewild Park in Cranbrook, Thursday, May 22. (Dave Humphrey photo)

The Weed Warrior: Having goats tackle invasive plants is an excellent strategy

On May 20th, I visited the weed control project at Idlewild Park…

  • May 28, 2021
Cailey Chase and the Angora goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation at Idlewild Park in Cranbrook, Thursday, May 22. (Dave Humphrey photo)
(Image by Willgard Krause from Pixabay)

Emotions in a pandemic: Wallow if you need to

We must allow ourselves all these feelings, so they don’t build up and come out in inappropriate ways

  • May 27, 2021
(Image by Willgard Krause from Pixabay)
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with…

  • May 25, 2021
At the Cranbrook Library
1914

It happened this week in 1914

May 16 - 22: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • May 20, 2021
1914
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Woensdregt: What’s so great about perfection?

Perfectionism is a savage god. It demands a physical cost, a social cost, a personal cost

  • May 20, 2021
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Gwynne Dyer: Falling birthrate, rising dependency rate

Don’t worry, there will be robots to care for us at age 125

  • May 20, 2021
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Knobby dandelion pancake with maple syrup— Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical. Photo courtesy Weed Warrior Frank.

The Weed Warrior returns, with a technique for dandelion pancakes

It is mid-May, 2021. A week ago, I pulled the last bag…

  • May 19, 2021
Knobby dandelion pancake with maple syrup— Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical. Photo courtesy Weed Warrior Frank.
News and notes from the Library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with some…

  • May 18, 2021
News and notes from the Library
The image used for the cover of PRISM's fourth album, "Young and Restless." Photo taken by Fred Herzog.

In search of the Young and Restless

The desired photo for PRISM’s fourth album sparked a desparate hunt for the anonymous spirit of youth

  • May 18, 2021
The image used for the cover of PRISM's fourth album, "Young and Restless." Photo taken by Fred Herzog.
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‘Mowing the Grass’: Last Round for Israel’s Strategy

Gwynne Dyer “We didn’t want this conflict, but now that it’s started…

  • May 18, 2021
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