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Pictured is Cranbrook Arts student Cadence, with her Poppy Fairy. She is pictured in front of ‘Garden of Sorts’ by Heather Good. (CDAC file)

Cranbrook Arts prepares for busy fall and winter season

New exhibits, classes and AGM among plans for the remainder of 2021

A group of local seniors — The Chain Rattlers — has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it. Brian Clarkson photos

‘Chain Rattlers’ hosting disc golf clinic for seniors

A group of local seniors has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it

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
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
Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Morris
Waneta Roux and Max

Cranbrook Working Dog Club hosts first annual trial

Canine sporting event — called Schutzhund, or IGP sport — held for the first time in the Kootenays

Waneta Roux and Max
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
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
Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file

East Kootenay residents invited to Climb for Alzheimers

The Alzheimer Society of BC is inviting East Kootenay residents to Climb…

Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file
Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.

Wildsight to host apple picking and pressing events in Kimberley and Cranbrook

The Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook apple capture program is back just as fruit begins…

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.
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.
The last Downtown Walking Tours leave on Thursday August 26th and on September 2nd at 7pm. Attendees meet their guide in front of Cranbrook Photo. The last House History Walking Tours leave on Saturday August 28th and on September 4th at 10:30am. Attendees meet their guide on the south end of Rotary Park on the grass.

Cranbrook Walking Tour explores downtown in full

Thursday nights in downtown Cranbrook never fail to be vibrant and historical,…

The last Downtown Walking Tours leave on Thursday August 26th and on September 2nd at 7pm. Attendees meet their guide in front of Cranbrook Photo. The last House History Walking Tours leave on Saturday August 28th and on September 4th at 10:30am. Attendees meet their guide on the south end of Rotary Park on the grass.
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
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
1914
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
Pictured is a dried out sunflower head. Once dry, the sunflower seeds can easily be harvested to grow the following year (or roast and eat, if so desired). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook Public Library now accepting harvested seeds for seed library

The seed library works very similarly to a normal library

Pictured is a dried out sunflower head. Once dry, the sunflower seeds can easily be harvested to grow the following year (or roast and eat, if so desired). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
1914

It happened this week in 1914

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

  • Aug 13, 2021
1914
Pictured (at top): Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society directors Marnée Bellevance and Maureen Frank, and Cranbrook Rotary Club Membership director Bill Bennett, at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park, Saturday, August 7. Photos by Murray Hayward and Townsman Staff.

Rotary Club supports Fisher Peak Performing Artists with volunteer T-shirts

The Cranbrook Rotary Club is helping the Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society…

Pictured (at top): Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society directors Marnée Bellevance and Maureen Frank, and Cranbrook Rotary Club Membership director Bill Bennett, at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park, Saturday, August 7. Photos by Murray Hayward and Townsman Staff.