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We celebrate the fall equinox (this year) on September 22nd and the harvest moon is set for September 20th. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Turning the page to autumn

Ive said it before, and I’ll say it again, autumn is my…

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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Morris

It happened this week in 1914

September 5 - 11: Compiled by Dave Humphreyfrom the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Sep 9, 2021
Cranbrook Library

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Sep 8, 2021
Cranbrook Library
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Prices are soaring, on all kinds of things

Great news, fans of eating. Groceries are set to get even more…

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We are fully moved in to our new house, and meanwhile our garden at the farm continues to provide. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: A time of transition and gratitude

Last night, as I was walking the dogs around our new neighbourhood…

We are fully moved in to our new house, and meanwhile our garden at the farm continues to provide. (Corey Bullock file)
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, centre, said the New Silk Road - a Chinese infrastructure initiative - was held in high regard by the Taliban

Afghanistan: Keeping the Elephants Away

By Gwynne Dyer A man is sitting in a train somewhere in…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, centre, said the New Silk Road - a Chinese infrastructure initiative - was held in high regard by the Taliban
Rousing send-off-for Cranbrook's first contingent, 1914.

It happened this week in 1914

August 29 – September 4: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Sep 2, 2021
Rousing send-off-for Cranbrook's first contingent, 1914.
Weed Warrior

When wildlife become weeds

As the 2021 Hunting Season approaches, a couple of questions come to…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Weed Warrior
At the Cranbrook Public Library

At the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Sep 1, 2021
At the Cranbrook Public Library
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Kindness needs to become action. We need to learn to speak kindly, act kindly, respond kindly, live kindly.

Changing the world through kindness

Kindness needs to become action. We need to learn to speak kindly, act kindly, respond kindly, live kindly

  • Aug 27, 2021
Kindness needs to become action. We need to learn to speak kindly, act kindly, respond kindly, live kindly.
Leo Major

Canada’s Leo Major: The one-eyed ghost at the Battle of Zwolle

The astounding war-time exploits of one of Canada’s most renowned soldiers

  • Aug 27, 2021
Leo Major
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
The 1st Contingent to Leave Cranbrook for European War.

It happened this week in 1914

August 22-28: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Aug 25, 2021
The 1st Contingent to Leave Cranbrook for European War.
Admit it: You want to vote for Rick Astley — for all the right reasons. The “Rick Astley for Prime Minister” sign on Cranbrook Street North. (Barry Coulter photo)

Election campaign signs: The Rick Astley strategy

You want your signs to give your election campaign the appearance of building momentum. Here’s how …

Admit it: You want to vote for Rick Astley — for all the right reasons. The “Rick Astley for Prime Minister” sign on Cranbrook Street North. (Barry Coulter photo)
Control of Parliament could conceivably come down to one or two seats in the House of Commons – and possibly the results in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding.

OPINION: Majority government unlikely as 44th federal election gets underway

None of Canada’s federal parties are within striking distance of a majority government

Control of Parliament could conceivably come down to one or two seats in the House of Commons – and possibly the results in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding.
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
1914

It happened this week in 1914

August 15 - 21: Compiled by Dave Humphreyfrom the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Aug 20, 2021
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The Gyro Swimming pool in Baker Park was one of Canada’s biggest. Photos courtesy David Humphrey

Memories of Cranbrook’s legendary outdoor swimming pool

By Patty Doering As the days pass, I find myself looking back…

  • Aug 19, 2021
The Gyro Swimming pool in Baker Park was one of Canada’s biggest. Photos courtesy David Humphrey