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Angel Flight East Kootenay takes residents to medical appointments in Kelowna. Bulletin file

Save On launches Angel Flight fundraising campaign at seven Kootenay stores

Save-On-Foods stores in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Fernie, Creston, Golden and Nelson are…

Angel Flight East Kootenay takes residents to medical appointments in Kelowna. Bulletin file
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Friends of the Library are having a Book…

  • Aug 24, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Jason Heit: From the boxing ring to security for the stars

TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Summer Reading Club Closing Ceremonies are fast approaching!…

  • Aug 16, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Bowen Byram is pictured with the Stanley Cup in downtown Cranbrook, Tuesday, August 16. (Barry Coulter photo)

Stanley Cup makes the rounds in Cranbrook

NHL champion Bowen Byram is spending some of his summer in Cranbrook with Lord Stanley’s venerable piece of silver

Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Bowen Byram is pictured with the Stanley Cup in downtown Cranbrook, Tuesday, August 16. (Barry Coulter photo)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
Pictured are the folks of Flippin’ Crepes at the 2022 Hometown for Hunger Event in Cranbrook. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook’s 7th annual Hometown for Hunger raises over $9K for local food programs

Denham Ford and local sponsors came together to host the community event

Pictured are the folks of Flippin’ Crepes at the 2022 Hometown for Hunger Event in Cranbrook. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Photos Courtesy Shayla Stewart/Cranbrook 4-H

After more than 100 years in B.C., 4-H is thriving

After more than 100 years of existence, 4-H BC is thriving, in…

Photos Courtesy Shayla Stewart/Cranbrook 4-H
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
The banner of the Finally and Officially Shire of Ayresgarde — the East Kootenay Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism —is unveiled at an official event on Saturday, July 23. Photo courtesy the Finally and Officially Shire of Ayresgarde

Let the flag of the kingdom of Avacal fly once more

East Kootenay now has an official chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism — the Finally and Officially Shire of Ayresgarde

The banner of the Finally and Officially Shire of Ayresgarde — the East Kootenay Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism —is unveiled at an official event on Saturday, July 23. Photo courtesy the Finally and Officially Shire of Ayresgarde
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The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
1915

It happened this week in 1915

July 24 - 30: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 28, 2022
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What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Summer Reading Club is here! You can register…

  • Jul 27, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library