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Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

David Moskowitz file

Wildsight to present webinar on Inland Temperate Rainforest

Join Wildsight next Tuesday, December 1, 2020 for a free webinar on…

At the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Nov 24, 2020
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
Seniors in Partnership Presents “Smile with a Senior Photo Contest”

Seniors in Partnership presents “Smile with a Senior photo contest”

This season spend some time with your favourite senior. Capture the moments…

Seniors in Partnership Presents “Smile with a Senior Photo Contest”
Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Our fantastic and generous local businesses have contributed beautiful gift baskets, intended for silent auction, now to be auctioned virtually. Stay tuned for details.

Townsman Christmas Village will now be virtual: Stay tuned for details

New pandemic restrictions from the Province of B.C. on public gatherings means…

Our fantastic and generous local businesses have contributed beautiful gift baskets, intended for silent auction, now to be auctioned virtually. Stay tuned for details.
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
1913

It happened this week in 1913

Nov. 15 - 21: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Nov 17, 2020
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KCA staff and students marked Remembrance Day on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Rotary Park. Trevor Crawley photo.

KCA staff and students mark Remembrance Day

Kootenay Christian Academy marked Remembrance Day on Tuesday, Nov. 10, as staff…

KCA staff and students marked Remembrance Day on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Rotary Park. Trevor Crawley photo.
In communities all over North America and beyond, thousands of families are celebrating Adoption Month.

Adoption Awareness Month: How adoption works in B.C.

Children and young people need “Families That Fit” — people who are willing to build their families in a way that is not “traditional”

  • Nov 13, 2020
In communities all over North America and beyond, thousands of families are celebrating Adoption Month.
The Cranbrook Age Friendly Committee is looking to introduce the Seniors’ Centers Without Walls program for Cranbrook and area

Cranbrook Age Friendly Committee wants to bring in Seniors’ Centers Without Walls program for area

The Cranbrook Age Friendly Committee is looking at introducing a new program…

The Cranbrook Age Friendly Committee is looking to introduce the Seniors’ Centers Without Walls program for Cranbrook and area
Pictured is Charlie Willis, Christmas tree farmer with Kootenay Tree Farms. This will be the fourth year that Willis has donated cuts of Christmas trees to the Columbia Outdoor School fundraiser. (File photo)

Columbia Outdoor School hosts 4th annual Christmas tree fundraiser

Trees are sustainably grown and all proceeds will go towards youth programming

Pictured is Charlie Willis, Christmas tree farmer with Kootenay Tree Farms. This will be the fourth year that Willis has donated cuts of Christmas trees to the Columbia Outdoor School fundraiser. (File photo)
1913

It happened this week in 1913

Nov. 8 - 14: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Nov 10, 2020
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What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Nov 10, 2020
What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library
1913

It happened this week in Cranbrook

November 1 - 7: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Nov 6, 2020
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Harriet Pollock (Photo by Jamie Wiens)

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s ‘rock and anchor’

Theatre group pays tribute to retiring long-time volunteer

Harriet Pollock (Photo by Jamie Wiens)
Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca

107 years ago this month: 3 hangings in Nelson, and 1 reprieve

107 years ago this month, lawyers were trying to save the life of Bruno Cutri

Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)