The Weed Warrior: an invasive weed, new to the East Kootenay

Wild Parsnip is a plant that most of us don’t want to have a Close Encounter of any Kind with

  • May 29, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

May 24 - 30: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
The Young Chickadee
RCMP policy on masks for Sikhs will change, Blair promises
Alberta horse owners struggle with disease
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks supporters after threats

Farm life: lessons learned while working from home

It’s important to slow down, be kind to one another, and enjoy the little moments in life

Taking the Auspices: What’s in a Murmuration?

This is the most wonderful time of year, if you ask me.…

The third photograph of Robert Johnson

An old photograph comes to light — a reminder that mythology is real and the past is still alive

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020

The Capacity for Amazement

Yme Woensdregt When I was in seminary many decades ago, studying to…

  • May 22, 2020

Boiling Frogs and Tropical Storms

Gwynne Dyer I’ve never really believed the story climate crusaders tell to…

  • May 22, 2020

The Weed Warrior: Do as the Romans did: Feast on Dandelions

Last year, after my Dandelion Article was published in the Cranbrook Townsman…

  • May 21, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

Week May 17 - 23: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the…

  • May 21, 2020

The Battle of Texel Island

75 years ago, Canadian soldiers witnessed the last European Battle of World War II - two weeks after VE Day

  • May 18, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

May 10 - 16: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • May 15, 2020

The Fantasy Life of Jordan Goudreau

Gwynne Dyer It’s hard being born Canadian if your ambition is to…

  • May 14, 2020

The Healing Power of Laughter

Yme Woensdregt Last week, I wrote about my personal journey into and…

  • May 14, 2020

Farm life: a letter to Mother Nature

A few months ago, I came across an Instagram influencer named ‘Pattie…

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Is a shuttered library a sign of an impending apocalypse?

More and more, I find myself missing the Public Library. I know…

Farm life: the little things that brought me joy in April

Podcasts, books, recipes and other recommendations to enjoy this spring.

Being and doing: An opportunity for practicing mindfulness

Yme Woensdregt I noted the idea for this column about three months…

  • May 1, 2020