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What's new at the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • Apr 26, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Library
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.

Kimberley church fundraising to bring family from Ukraine

Summit Church hopes to raise enough to support the young family for their first year

Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.
Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed

Columbia Basin youth engage in climate events

Columbia Basin youth, ages 14 to 18, had an opportunity this winter…

Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.

Sweatin’ for Science Fundraiser supports Youth Innovation Showcase

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is…

  • Apr 18, 2022
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Kamloops resident shares his story to bring more visibility to dementia

Jim Mitchell immigrated from England to Canada with his wife Margaret and…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Local author and publisher Keith Powell is planning a book of historical Cranbrook photos — ‘Forgotten Cranbrook’. He’s pictured with a mock-up of the cover. (Barry Coulter photo)

Local author planning book of historical Cranbrook photos

“Forgotten Cranbrook” will tell Cranbrook’s story through historical photographs

Local author and publisher Keith Powell is planning a book of historical Cranbrook photos — ‘Forgotten Cranbrook’. He’s pictured with a mock-up of the cover. (Barry Coulter photo)
1915

It happened this week in 1915

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

  • Apr 8, 2022
1915
Sgt. Leo Major on Hill 355, 22 November 1951

Annals of Canadian Combat: Leo Major and the Battle of Maryang-San

Leo Major, finding himself bored stiff with civilian life, accepted the nationwide recall request for experienced WWII veterans to fight in the Korean War

Sgt. Leo Major on Hill 355, 22 November 1951
McKenzie and Ben Hawk with the rescued calf. Kurt Swanson photo

Missing calf rescued out Bull River way

The newly born calf was separated from its mother, found later at the side of the road

McKenzie and Ben Hawk with the rescued calf. Kurt Swanson photo
The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)

Kootenay Children’s Festival returns to Cranbrook this May

The festival will feature Fred Penner, Bonnie Harvey and Karima Essa

The 2022 Kootenay Children’s Festival takes place at Rotary Park in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 4pm. (Key City Theatre file)
Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies has established the Addressing Homelessness Fund

CFKR creates “Addressing Homelessness” Fund

Interest from fund will provide a yearly grant to help non-profits supporting people in Cranbrook who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness

Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies has established the Addressing Homelessness Fund
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science help provide students with mentorship connections with industry experts who can provide tools and lab space as well as educational workshops.

Sweatin’ for Science helps reduce barriers to STEM education in BC and Yukon

This May, the Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science…

  • Apr 4, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science help provide students with mentorship connections with industry experts who can provide tools and lab space as well as educational workshops.
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
The JulyFest soccer tournament typically brought 60 plus teams to town. Bulletin file

Soccer tournament will not be part of JulyFest this year

As most Kimberley residents are aware, JulyFest will be returning this summer.…

The JulyFest soccer tournament typically brought 60 plus teams to town. Bulletin file
Perogies and borscht were on the menu at the Ukraine Support Groups weekly vigil. Photo courtesy Tamara Cartwright

Perogies and borscht added to menu at Ukraine Support group’s weekly vigil

The weekly East Kootenay Ukraine Support Group vigil featured a perogies and…

Perogies and borscht were on the menu at the Ukraine Support Groups weekly vigil. Photo courtesy Tamara Cartwright
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • Mar 29, 2022
At the Cranbrook Library