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An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

Superintendent Bury’s CPR House in Cranbrook. George Bury is on porch holding umbrella. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.

It Happened This Week in Cranbrook: 1914

For the week of Nov. 21-27 1914 KILLED IN CRANBROOK YARDS ……

Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
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It happened this week in 1914

Nov. 14 - 20: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Nov 19, 2021
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The Wasa outdoor rink will be one of the facilities maintained by the new service tax. Corey Bullock file

RDEK to go ahead with Wasa parcel tax

The tax will support operation and maintenance of facilities like the outdoor rink and community hall

The Wasa outdoor rink will be one of the facilities maintained by the new service tax. Corey Bullock file
The Stuff the Bus fundraiser has taken place in Trail, BC for the past seven years. This year, Cranbrook will be participating as well. (Trail Daily Times file)

Stuff the Bus fundraiser aims to collect 4,500 lbs of food for Cranbrook Food Bank

This is the first fundraiser of its kind in the East Kootenay region

The Stuff the Bus fundraiser has taken place in Trail, BC for the past seven years. This year, Cranbrook will be participating as well. (Trail Daily Times file)
Cranbrook Community Theatre is hosting and open house Nov. 27 to mark completed renovations at the Studio Stage Door.

Public invited to grand re-opening event at Studio Stage Door

Cranbrook Community Theatre hosting open house Nov. 27 to mark completed renovations

Cranbrook Community Theatre is hosting and open house Nov. 27 to mark completed renovations at the Studio Stage Door.
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
The Cranbrook Food Recovery van is pictured in Creston at the end of October, when they picked up 2000 pounds of frost-touched squash from Wloka Farms. The squash was diverted to local schools after being cooked at the CFR Farm Kitchen. (CFR file)

Cranbrook Food Recovery aims to raise $10K by Christmas

Part of their Giving Tuesday fundraiser, CFR looks to community for help with food security

The Cranbrook Food Recovery van is pictured in Creston at the end of October, when they picked up 2000 pounds of frost-touched squash from Wloka Farms. The squash was diverted to local schools after being cooked at the CFR Farm Kitchen. (CFR file)
SN: F26 100 569
Name: Eric Myers
Rank: Avr
Unit and Section: 4 ACSS Sqn
MOSID/TRADE: 00168 MAT MGT TECH 
DEPLOYED UNIT: OP REASSURANCE

Aviator Eric Myers: From Cranbrook to Romania

Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania – Aviator Eric Myers has travelled a…

  • Nov 15, 2021
SN: F26 100 569
Name: Eric Myers
Rank: Avr
Unit and Section: 4 ACSS Sqn
MOSID/TRADE: 00168 MAT MGT TECH 
DEPLOYED UNIT: OP REASSURANCE
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
College of the Rockies Recruitment Officers (l-r) Kristy Brons and Jennifer Inglis will join other College faculty, staff, and current students to share information about the College’s many programs and services at the virtual Open House from November 15 to 19.

College of the Rockies hosting virtual Open House

Interactive sessions and chances to win prizes offered at online event

  • Nov 8, 2021
College of the Rockies Recruitment Officers (l-r) Kristy Brons and Jennifer Inglis will join other College faculty, staff, and current students to share information about the College’s many programs and services at the virtual Open House from November 15 to 19.
Two new murals completed by Payton Hansen are featured on the east wall of the revitalized Morchella Market building in the downtown core. Trevor Crawley photo.

Two new murals featured in the downtown core

A new mural has been completed on the side of Morchella Market…

Two new murals completed by Payton Hansen are featured on the east wall of the revitalized Morchella Market building in the downtown core. Trevor Crawley photo.
Second contingent ready to entrain

It happened this week in 1914

Oct. 31- Nov. 6: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Nov 4, 2021
Second contingent ready to entrain
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby Great news! The Library has extended its hours once…

  • Nov 3, 2021
At the Cranbrook Library
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Minor hockey in Kimberley and Cranbrook received gaming funding. Kimberley Minor Hockey Facebook photo.

Provincial gaming grants support East Kootenay sports, arts and culture

The province of British Columbia recently announced the recipients of their annual…

Minor hockey in Kimberley and Cranbrook received gaming funding. Kimberley Minor Hockey Facebook photo.
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)