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Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

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Ten Things You Can’t Do If You Follow Jesus

Rev. Yme Woensdregt Lots of people claim to follow Jesus, and then…

  • May 17, 2022
1915

It happened this week in 1915

May 15 - 21: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

1915

It happened this week in 1915

May 8 - 14: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • May 12, 2022
1915
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Meeting of the Cranbrook Automobile Club, May 5, 1915.

It happened this week in 1915

May 1 - 7: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Meeting of the Cranbrook Automobile Club, May 5, 1915.
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
Democracy sausage is a well-respected tradition in Australia. Every few years, Australians get together for a barbecue, and maybe vote as well. (Image courtesy of iStock)

Opinion: Vote 1, democracy sausage for Canada

An Australian institution is worth appropriating for Canadian electoral life

Democracy sausage is a well-respected tradition in Australia. Every few years, Australians get together for a barbecue, and maybe vote as well. (Image courtesy of iStock)
What's new at the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • Apr 26, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Library
Cranbrook’s Public Produce Garden is located beside MacKinnon Rotary Park on 18 Ave N. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Cranbrook’s Public Produce Garden is located beside MacKinnon Rotary Park on 18 Ave N. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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Dyer: French election, round two

By Gwynne Dyer French President Emmanuel Macron won the first round of…

  • Apr 14, 2022
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Woensdregt: Re–Imagining Holy Week

Rev. Yme Woensdregt We are in the middle of Holy Week. In…

  • Apr 13, 2022
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1915

It happened this week in 1915

April 3 - 9: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Apr 8, 2022
1915
Sgt. Leo Major on Hill 355, 22 November 1951

Annals of Canadian Combat: Leo Major and the Battle of Maryang-San

Leo Major, finding himself bored stiff with civilian life, accepted the nationwide recall request for experienced WWII veterans to fight in the Korean War

Sgt. Leo Major on Hill 355, 22 November 1951
This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
Anna Chyryvoko and her boys after being evacuated from Chernihiv to Kyiv, Ukraine. (Joti Heir photo)
Anna Chyryvoko and her boys after being evacuated from Chernihiv to Kyiv, Ukraine. (Joti Heir photo)
Part of a memorial at St. Eugene Resort, June, 2021, for the unmarked burials discovered at the site of a former residential school near Kamloops. Indigenous people are reclaiming their names as an act of reclaiming their personhood. (Barry Coulter photo)

Woensdregt: It all begins with a name

Yme Woensdregt I was interested this past week to watch the confirmation…

  • Apr 1, 2022
Part of a memorial at St. Eugene Resort, June, 2021, for the unmarked burials discovered at the site of a former residential school near Kamloops. Indigenous people are reclaiming their names as an act of reclaiming their personhood. (Barry Coulter photo)