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Pictured is Snowy Eagle by Teddy and Laurie Mahood. (Cranbrook Arts/Submitted file)

Summer is in full swing at Cranbrook Arts

Summer camps, exhibits and classes all happening during the summer months

  • Jul 4, 2022
Pictured is Snowy Eagle by Teddy and Laurie Mahood. (Cranbrook Arts/Submitted file)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Summer Reading Club is right around the corner.…

  • Jun 28, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Cranbrook Golf Club House, circa 1915

It happened this week in 1915

June 26 – July 2: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jun 28, 2022
Cranbrook Golf Club House, circa 1915
Cranbrook biologist Ian Adams in the Jumbo Valley. (Photo courtesy Nicole Trigg)

Cranbrook biologist on a quest to find B.C. biodiversity hotspots

By Nicole Trigg Kootenay Conservation Program The Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada…

  • Jun 28, 2022
Cranbrook biologist Ian Adams in the Jumbo Valley. (Photo courtesy Nicole Trigg)
Pictured is one section of the large garden at the home of Doris and Paul Lawson. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Open Garden Day returns to Cranbrook

Seven gardens will be showcased during the return of the garden tour on July 10

Pictured is one section of the large garden at the home of Doris and Paul Lawson. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Summer Reading Club is right around the corner.…

  • Jun 22, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Cranbrook’s Youth Ambassador candidates on the City of Cranbrook float for the Sam Steele Days parade, Saturday, June 18. Barry Coulter photo

Cranbrook’s Youth Ambassadors Crowned

The new ambassadors of the Sam Steele Sweetheart Society were crowned on…

Cranbrook’s Youth Ambassador candidates on the City of Cranbrook float for the Sam Steele Days parade, Saturday, June 18. Barry Coulter photo
Back row: Hailey Pearson, Gillian Olson, and Fiona McBride (all Castlegar Pathfinders). Front row: Serafina Veldman, Hannah Watalla, Jessica Romanick, Tesa Reutgen (all Cranbrook Pathfinders), Julie Higgins (Castlegar), Coralyn Mann and Murrin Gingras (of Sweet Pine Pathfinders in Nelson), and Brooklyn Webster (Fernie Pathfinders). Photo courtesy de Anna Romanick

Canada Cord awarded to Kootenay Pathfinders

The Canada Cord award was presented to Pathfinders from all over the…

Back row: Hailey Pearson, Gillian Olson, and Fiona McBride (all Castlegar Pathfinders). Front row: Serafina Veldman, Hannah Watalla, Jessica Romanick, Tesa Reutgen (all Cranbrook Pathfinders), Julie Higgins (Castlegar), Coralyn Mann and Murrin Gingras (of Sweet Pine Pathfinders in Nelson), and Brooklyn Webster (Fernie Pathfinders). Photo courtesy de Anna Romanick
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
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Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Frank Morro and his nephew Frank Magro, before Morro went off to war

Finding Frank Morro

Four Cranbrook Rovers went off to war and never came back.

Frank Morro and his nephew Frank Magro, before Morro went off to war
Pictured are the reigning Youth Ambassador team: Sweetheart Mia Miles and Princess Madeline Gauthier (Photo submitted)

Introducing the Sam Steele Sweetheart youth ambassador candidates

The 2022 princess and sweetheart will be crowned during Sam Steele Days

Pictured are the reigning Youth Ambassador team: Sweetheart Mia Miles and Princess Madeline Gauthier (Photo submitted)
Miriam Jones, who has roots in Cranbrook, is releasing a new record and will be performing at First Baptist Church on Thursday, June 16th. Photo courtesy Miriam Jones.

Songs of faith, hope and self-revelation in latest album from Miriam Jones

Jones will be performing at First Baptist Church on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30 pm

Miriam Jones, who has roots in Cranbrook, is releasing a new record and will be performing at First Baptist Church on Thursday, June 16th. Photo courtesy Miriam Jones.
As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, it felt natural for Kootenay resident Helen James to join them as an Emergency Management volunteer after her retirement.

Life as a Red Cross volunteer: Blazing a Trail of Her Own

By Gurpreet Somal “There we stood, a team of maybe six or…

  • Jun 13, 2022
As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, it felt natural for Kootenay resident Helen James to join them as an Emergency Management volunteer after her retirement.
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Cranbrook couple presented with Quilt of Valour

Honour, Respect and Gratitude were on display on June 7 at the…

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