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GoByBike week in Cranbrook takes place from May 30 to June 5, 2022. (File Photo)

GoByBike week returns to Cranbrook at the end of May

This year features some new and exciting challenges and prizes

A bald eagle is pictured taking off from its perch near Cranbrook. Photo submitted by Rebecca Peglar.

PHOTOS: Urban wildlife in Cranbrook

Weekly submissions of birds and wildlife

With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Mount Baker Secondary School held their trash fashion show at the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, May 14th at 2p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

PHOTOS: MBSS ‘Trashion Fashion’ show returns to Tamarack Centre

Grade 11 and 12 art students featured their costumes and clothing made of recycled materials

Mount Baker Secondary School held their trash fashion show at the Tamarack Centre on Saturday, May 14th at 2p.m. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.

Win a two night stay at Westin Whistler with Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science Space Edition…

  • May 9, 2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.
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
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
One of the panel displays at the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibition. David Humphrey photo

Travelling exhibit shows legacy of ‘Sixties Scoop’

Exhibit telling the history of the “Sixties Scoop” and its survivors was on display at the Cranbrook History Centre May 11.

One of the panel displays at the Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop exhibition. David Humphrey photo
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
Cadets

Air Cadets take to the range at field training exercise

The weather didn’t dampen spirits of the cadets at a Field Training Exercise (FTX) day at Cranbrook District Rod & Gun Club

Cadets
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • May 11, 2022
At the Cranbrook Library
Fred Penner (pictured), headlined at the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Penner is a renowned Canadian children’s music performer. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)

Return of Kootenay Children’s Festival a success

The festival took place alongside the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market on May 7th at Rotary Park

Fred Penner (pictured), headlined at the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Penner is a renowned Canadian children’s music performer. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)
Peter Warland: 1927-2022

Peter Warland, 1927-2022: Educator, writer, mountaineer

Peter Warland died April 23, after a remarkable life of 94 years

Peter Warland: 1927-2022
Baby turtles are only about two centimetres in diameter. (Janice Strong photo)

Go, baby, go! Baby Western Painted Turtles are emerging from their nests

Rocky Mountain Naturalists (RMN) hold Annual Turtle Day at Cranbrook’s Elizabeth Lake

  • May 5, 2022
Baby turtles are only about two centimetres in diameter. (Janice Strong 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.
Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo

Wildsight invites Kootenay youth to GoWild!

This summer, 14 Kootenay teenagers will have the opportunity to truly experience…

Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.

Science Fair Foundation BC kicked off its biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science, May 1

The Science Fair Foundation BC has kicked off its biggest fundraiser Sweatin’…

  • May 2, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.
Statistics Canada released the general census information on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New census data shows Cranbrook’s average age is 44.4

The largest age group is 15 to 64 years, with 12,610 people in that group

Statistics Canada released the general census information on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang