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Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Rousing send-off-for Cranbrook's first contingent, 1914.

It happened this week in 1914

August 29 – September 4: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Sep 2, 2021
Rousing send-off-for Cranbrook's first contingent, 1914.
Weed Warrior

When wildlife become weeds

As the 2021 Hunting Season approaches, a couple of questions come to…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Weed Warrior
At the Cranbrook Public Library

At the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Sep 1, 2021
At the Cranbrook Public Library
Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file

East Kootenay residents invited to Climb for Alzheimers

The Alzheimer Society of BC is inviting East Kootenay residents to Climb…

Participants in last year’s Climb for Alzheimers. Alzheimers Society file
Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.

Wildsight to host apple picking and pressing events in Kimberley and Cranbrook

The Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook apple capture program is back just as fruit begins…

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has all kinds of apple picking, juice pressing and tree pruning equipment available. Wildsight file.
The 1st Contingent to Leave Cranbrook for European War.

It happened this week in 1914

August 22-28: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Aug 25, 2021
The 1st Contingent to Leave Cranbrook for European War.
The last Downtown Walking Tours leave on Thursday August 26th and on September 2nd at 7pm. Attendees meet their guide in front of Cranbrook Photo. The last House History Walking Tours leave on Saturday August 28th and on September 4th at 10:30am. Attendees meet their guide on the south end of Rotary Park on the grass.

Cranbrook Walking Tour explores downtown in full

Thursday nights in downtown Cranbrook never fail to be vibrant and historical,…

The last Downtown Walking Tours leave on Thursday August 26th and on September 2nd at 7pm. Attendees meet their guide in front of Cranbrook Photo. The last House History Walking Tours leave on Saturday August 28th and on September 4th at 10:30am. Attendees meet their guide on the south end of Rotary Park on the grass.
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
1914

It happened this week in 1914

August 15 - 21: Compiled by Dave Humphreyfrom the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Aug 20, 2021
1914
The Gyro Swimming pool in Baker Park was one of Canada’s biggest. Photos courtesy David Humphrey

Memories of Cranbrook’s legendary outdoor swimming pool

By Patty Doering As the days pass, I find myself looking back…

  • Aug 19, 2021
The Gyro Swimming pool in Baker Park was one of Canada’s biggest. Photos courtesy David Humphrey
Pictured is a dried out sunflower head. Once dry, the sunflower seeds can easily be harvested to grow the following year (or roast and eat, if so desired). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook Public Library now accepting harvested seeds for seed library

The seed library works very similarly to a normal library

Pictured is a dried out sunflower head. Once dry, the sunflower seeds can easily be harvested to grow the following year (or roast and eat, if so desired). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
1914

It happened this week in 1914

August 8 -14: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Aug 13, 2021
1914
Pictured (at top): Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society directors Marnée Bellevance and Maureen Frank, and Cranbrook Rotary Club Membership director Bill Bennett, at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park, Saturday, August 7. Photos by Murray Hayward and Townsman Staff.

Rotary Club supports Fisher Peak Performing Artists with volunteer T-shirts

The Cranbrook Rotary Club is helping the Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society…

Pictured (at top): Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society directors Marnée Bellevance and Maureen Frank, and Cranbrook Rotary Club Membership director Bill Bennett, at Summer Sounds in Rotary Park, Saturday, August 7. Photos by Murray Hayward and Townsman Staff.
Hailey is pictured throwing a ball at the dunk tank at the Hometown for Hunger event at Denham Ford in Cranbrook on Monday, August 9, 2021. Hailey is pictured with Steve Zsillei of Denham Ford, while Lisa Barnes, owner of Max’s Place, is in the dunk tank. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Hometown for Hunger raises over $10,000 for local food programs

The sixth annual Hometown for Hunger event took place at Denham Ford…

Hailey is pictured throwing a ball at the dunk tank at the Hometown for Hunger event at Denham Ford in Cranbrook on Monday, August 9, 2021. Hailey is pictured with Steve Zsillei of Denham Ford, while Lisa Barnes, owner of Max’s Place, is in the dunk tank. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
(File photo)

Cranbrook RCMP want to return recovered property

Foundt off a local Forest Service Rd: Duffle bag full of clothing and a photo album

(File photo)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
A family of wild pigs. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Weed Warrior: Pig in the Woods

The enterprise, adaptibility and havoc-causing ways of feral pigs

  • Aug 6, 2021
A family of wild pigs. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
1914

It happened this week in 1914

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

  • Aug 6, 2021
1914