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Art Gruenig at Turtle Day at Elizabeth Lake, May, 2014. Townsman file photo

Cranbrook naturalist receives national award

Art Gruenig awarded the Meritorious Service Cross for work with bluebirds, turtles

  • Mar 3, 2021
Art Gruenig at Turtle Day at Elizabeth Lake, May, 2014. Townsman file photo
Images from yesteryear: The Cranbrook Girls Bugle Band, with Joyce Metcalfe standing second from left.

Remembering Joyce Metcalfe, and the Cranbrook Girls Bugle Band

Isn’t it amazing when by chance in this huge world of ours, meet outstanding people that greatly influence our lives? One such person was Joyce Metcalfe.

  • Mar 2, 2021
Images from yesteryear: The Cranbrook Girls Bugle Band, with Joyce Metcalfe standing second from left.
At left: St. Aidan Orthodox Church. At right: The Studio Stage Door. Barry Coulter photos

St. Aidan, Studio Stage Door, benefit from historic grants

Two Cranbrook organizations getting sizable grants to upgrade their heritage facilities.

At left: St. Aidan Orthodox Church. At right: The Studio Stage Door. Barry Coulter photos
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It happened this week in 1914

Feb. 21-27: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

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Bonhomme!

COTR Education Students host Winter Carnival for TM Roberts School

La Carnaval d’hiver is a tradition in Quebec City that is over…

Bonhomme!
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo performer collects stories of Black rural experience

Shayna Jones will create a performance piece about Black people ‘tucked away in the countryside’

Shayna Jones. Photo: Louis Bockner
Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

MY COVID STORY: From doctor to patient

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
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…

  • Feb 24, 2021
At the Cranbrook Public Library
Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted

Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference offered free for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary

Virtual conference for girls in grades 8 to 12 will be taking place on March 8

Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted
Kyle, one of the volunteers with Critter Cruisers Transport, with Willy, one of the rescue dogs obtained from Mexico by BARCS Rescue and brought back to Canada. ( Photo courtesy @gwaiiadventures)

Dog Rescue Odyssey

BARCS Rescue brings shelter dogs to Canada to good homes — in the face of a continent-wide shortage of animal companions

Kyle, one of the volunteers with Critter Cruisers Transport, with Willy, one of the rescue dogs obtained from Mexico by BARCS Rescue and brought back to Canada. ( Photo courtesy @gwaiiadventures)
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
1914

It happened this week in 1914

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

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From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ couple goes all out for Mardi Gras

COVID may have ruined this year’s parades, but the pandemic was no match for Dave and Sharon Skelton

From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
What's on at the Cranbrook Library

What’s Happening At The Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Feb 16, 2021
What's on at the Cranbrook Library
Imre Rokus

‘I came here not for an easier life, but for a better life’

From the Hungarian revolution to a half century of dental practice in Cranbrook; Dr. Imre Rokus looks back on his journey

Imre Rokus
PIctured, left to right: Sandy Zeznik, President of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society; Nancy Lemire, Hospice Society administrator; Jerry Hatala, Hospice Board Chairman. Bob Williams was the winner of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice 50/50 draw, earning half of the $49, 240 raised. Barry Coulter photo

Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice 50/50 raised $49,240

Baynes Lake man winner of half the proceedings in draw held Sunday

PIctured, left to right: Sandy Zeznik, President of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society; Nancy Lemire, Hospice Society administrator; Jerry Hatala, Hospice Board Chairman. Bob Williams was the winner of the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice 50/50 draw, earning half of the $49, 240 raised. Barry Coulter photo
Mme. Ingrid’s Grade 4 class at TM Roberts Elementary School brought in 214 kg. /472 lbs of food. Way to go! (Photo submitted)

TM Roberts families donate over 3,000 lbs of food

Ecole TM Robert’s Youth Care Worker, Mrs. Lori Garson, put out a…

Mme. Ingrid’s Grade 4 class at TM Roberts Elementary School brought in 214 kg. /472 lbs of food. Way to go! (Photo submitted)
Khari Wendell McClelland is a Canadian singer-songwriter who will be presenting Nature and We: Models for Creativity, Justice and Collective Resilience for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson

Tiny Lights Festival plots new direction

The Ymir festival is focusing on paid professional development for artists

Khari Wendell McClelland is a Canadian singer-songwriter who will be presenting Nature and We: Models for Creativity, Justice and Collective Resilience for Tiny Lights this spring. Photo: Mary Matheson