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CNOY is a family friendly walk/fundraiser hosted by Canadian Mental Health Association for the Kootenays to help those who are hungry, homeless and hurting. Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 and we need your help! The CNOY is set for Feb. 20.

There’s a place for everyone: Coldest Night of the Year walk is back

CNOY fundraising walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger set for Feb. 20

Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)

General public shouldn’t expect vaccines until fall: Interior Health South Okanagan Similkameen

Interior Health focused on vaccinating long-term and first-line care workers

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It happened this week in 1914

Jan. 17-23: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

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It happened this week in 1914

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

  • Jan 15, 2021
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Wolf photo by Brian Hay

2020 hunting season review and wildlife update: Part III

This is Part III of a three-part series by F.J. Hurtak, looking at the issues of the 2020 hunting and wildlife management season

Wolf photo by Brian Hay
Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions

Missing Voices: Touchstones museum profiles underrepresented groups

Touchstones Nelson interviewed 15 people about their experiences living here

Basil Fuller. Photo: Watershed Productions
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Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
A Black-led march through Victoria is the third Black Lives Matter in June, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme

Nelson photographer documents Indigenous and Black social movements

Mike Graeme wants to express solidarity, not privilege

A Black-led march through Victoria is the third Black Lives Matter in June, 2020. Photo: Mike Graeme
Pictured are Volunteer Tom Blom (left) SPCA Manager Christy King (middle) and Volunteer Jack Selman (right) on Thursday, January 7, 2021. This date marks the one year anniversary of Blom and Selman taking over the recycling program at the East Kootenay SPCA branch. In just one year, the local branch raised over $50,000 through the program. (East Kootenay SPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA celebrates $50K milestone with recycling program

In just one year, the local branch raised over $50,000 through their recycling program

Pictured are Volunteer Tom Blom (left) SPCA Manager Christy King (middle) and Volunteer Jack Selman (right) on Thursday, January 7, 2021. This date marks the one year anniversary of Blom and Selman taking over the recycling program at the East Kootenay SPCA branch. In just one year, the local branch raised over $50,000 through the program. (East Kootenay SPCA file)
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It happened this week in 1914

Jan. 3 - 9: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Wolf photo by Brian Hay

2020 hunting season review and wildlife update: Part II

This is Part II of a three-part series by F.J. Hurtak, looking at the issues of the 2020 hunting and wildlife management seasons, which will appear in the Cranbrook Townsman over the next issues

Wolf photo by Brian Hay
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
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It happened this week in 1913/14

December 27 – January 2: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 31, 2020
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André Van Berlo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson guitarist succeeds online despite COVID-19

André van Berlo’s YouTube channel now has 123,000 subscribers

André Van Berlo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Wolf photo by Brian Hay

2020 hunting season review and wildlife update: Part I

This is Part I of a three-part series by F.J. Hurtak, looking at the issues of the 2020 hunting and wildlife management seasons, which will appear in the Cranbrook Townsman over the next issues

  • Dec 29, 2020
Wolf photo by Brian Hay
Builder Bruce Murdoch shared tips on turning a commitment to energy efficiency into smart building and renovation practices via zoom last week at the Cranbrook Climate Hub’s Climate Friday, a monthly talk highlighting sustainability related issues and initiatives relevant to the East Kootenay. Photo courtesy Ruth Kamnitzer

Comfortable, energy efficient homes that don’t break the bank

Builder Bruce Murdoch shares some tips at the Cranbrook Climate Hub’s monthly event

  • Dec 28, 2020
Builder Bruce Murdoch shared tips on turning a commitment to energy efficiency into smart building and renovation practices via zoom last week at the Cranbrook Climate Hub’s Climate Friday, a monthly talk highlighting sustainability related issues and initiatives relevant to the East Kootenay. Photo courtesy Ruth Kamnitzer
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It happened this week in 1913

Dec. 20 - 26: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 24, 2020
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The RDEK volunteers of the year: Area A – Brent Bidston; Area B – Bonnie Crosson; Area E – Larry Gould; Area F – Lyle Wilson; and Area G – Hedi Trescher. Photos courtesy RDEK

2020 RDEK Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year.

the Regional District of East Kootenay recently announced the recipients of the…

The RDEK volunteers of the year: Area A – Brent Bidston; Area B – Bonnie Crosson; Area E – Larry Gould; Area F – Lyle Wilson; and Area G – Hedi Trescher. Photos courtesy RDEK
Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021. Brian Clarkson photo

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s membership drive honours late Bud Abbott

Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021.

Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021. Brian Clarkson photo
Clayton and Joelle Parsons sing Christmas carols in Candy Cane Lane as part of the Reverse Christmas Parade 2020 organized by Connect Church. Trevor Crawley photo.

Christmas spirit comes alive with reverse drive-thru parade

COVID-19 can’t crush the Christmas spirit. Local residents took to the streets…

Clayton and Joelle Parsons sing Christmas carols in Candy Cane Lane as part of the Reverse Christmas Parade 2020 organized by Connect Church. Trevor Crawley photo.