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Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Cranbrook Library hosting sizzling summer book sale, Aug. 3, 4

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

  • Aug 3, 2021
What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
Great Blue Herons Phil Payne photo
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Golfer captures two bears playing in the middle of the fairway at Kimberley’s Trickle Creek Golf Resort.
Field Bindweed is still gradually taking over Cranbrook lawns and gardens. (Photo by Weed Warrior Frank)

Beware: Bindweed is taking over

Field Bindweed, akaPerennial Morning Glory, Creeping Jenny, Bellbine, Sheepbine or Cornbind, is…

  • Jul 23, 2021
Field Bindweed is still gradually taking over Cranbrook lawns and gardens. (Photo by Weed Warrior Frank)
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It happened this week in 1914

July 18-24: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 22, 2021
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Cops for Kids returns to Tamarack Centre in August

The annual event raises money for children

Submitted file
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It happened this week in 1914

July 11-17: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Sunrise Rotary Club are coming to the aid of Bachazile Mgwaba (right), a young African school teacher, who almost single-handedly constructed a small pre-school facility herself for children under five to prepare them for their future education.

Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club aids African pre-school

At least three members of the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club are coming…

  • Jul 14, 2021
Sunrise Rotary Club are coming to the aid of Bachazile Mgwaba (right), a young African school teacher, who almost single-handedly constructed a small pre-school facility herself for children under five to prepare them for their future education.
Barry Coulter photo

Cranbrook RCMP looking for volunteers

Cranbrook RCMP is currently looking to expand our volunteer programs and encourage…

Barry Coulter photo
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation returned to Idlewild Park in Cranbrook on Monday, July 12, to continue their invasive plant treatments. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Vahana goats return to Idlewild Park

The goats are grazing on invasive plant species in the wetlands of Idlewild in Cranbrook

The goats of Vahana Nature Rehabilitation returned to Idlewild Park in Cranbrook on Monday, July 12, to continue their invasive plant treatments. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Most conifers should be outside a ring of fire resistant broadleaf trees that protect our cities and towns.

The Weed Warrior: Managing forests for diversity

For years, forestry in B.C. has considered Aspens and other broadleaf trees…

  • Jul 8, 2021
Most conifers should be outside a ring of fire resistant broadleaf trees that protect our cities and towns.
Pictured is ‘Almost Home’ by Joan Wilson. Wilson is the featured artist for the month of July at Cranbrook Arts’ Baker Street location. (Joan Wilson file)

What’s on at Cranbrook Arts in July

Cranbrook Arts is pleased to present July’s featured artist, Joan Wilson, at…

  • Jul 8, 2021
Pictured is ‘Almost Home’ by Joan Wilson. Wilson is the featured artist for the month of July at Cranbrook Arts’ Baker Street location. (Joan Wilson file)
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It happened this week in 1914

July 4-10: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 8, 2021
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