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The Weed Warrior: Assess before you buy – The damage can be huge

Dame’s Rocket is on the loose in Creston. Knotweed is in Kimberley.…

  • Jul 2, 2021
Make sure what you're buying won't cause damage
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It happened in 1914

June 20-26: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jul 2, 2021
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A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Pictured is the cooling tent set up by Community Connections. The tent is located at 209A 16th Ave. North, but the Memorial Arena and available for anyone who needs a cool down over the next few days. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cooling tent set up at Community Connections for anyone in need

The cooling tent provides shade, sunscreen, and water

Pictured is the cooling tent set up by Community Connections. The tent is located at 209A 16th Ave. North, but the Memorial Arena and available for anyone who needs a cool down over the next few days. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, Sarah Clarricoates, received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, and spoke on behalf of the Class of 2021, at College of the Rockies virtual Commencement ceremonies. (Courtesy Darryl Dux)

College of the Rockies celebrates the Class of 2021

Two virtual Commencement ceremonies held to honour graduates

  • Jun 28, 2021
Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, Sarah Clarricoates, received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, and spoke on behalf of the Class of 2021, at College of the Rockies virtual Commencement ceremonies. (Courtesy Darryl Dux)
Clockwise from top left: 101 Kootenay Street Building; Left to right: Corinna Robinson (owner), Mike Robinson (owner) and Christel Hagn (general manager); Morchella Market & Cafe artist rendering; 101 Building co-working space, interior. (Photos submitted

New market, cafe and co-working space opening in downtown Cranbrook in August

Local business owners team up with local entrepreneur to transform one of Cranbrook’s historical buildings to a modern co-working space, cafe & market

Clockwise from top left: 101 Kootenay Street Building; Left to right: Corinna Robinson (owner), Mike Robinson (owner) and Christel Hagn (general manager); Morchella Market & Cafe artist rendering; 101 Building co-working space, interior. (Photos submitted
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It happened this week in 1914

June 20-26: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

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Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Jun 23, 2021
What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library
McKayla Robinson and Chantel Hennessy, two of the 260 members of the Mount Baker Secondary School Graduating Class of 2021, are pictured outside the school ahead of Wednesday’s commencement exercises. (Barry Coulter photo)

It’s Graduation Day in Cranbrook

Congratulations to Mount Baker Secondary School’s Class of 2021

McKayla Robinson and Chantel Hennessy, two of the 260 members of the Mount Baker Secondary School Graduating Class of 2021, are pictured outside the school ahead of Wednesday’s commencement exercises. (Barry Coulter photo)
The view from the Eager Hill lookout in the Cranbrook Community Forest. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The view from the Eager Hill lookout in the Cranbrook Community Forest. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured is Mrs. O and her grade 4/5 class at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Cranbrook. Mrs. O challenged her class to read 36,000 pages in May and they far surpassed that goal. The students were then allowed to choose her fate. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

WATCH: St. Mary’s Catholic School grade 4/5 class wins reading challenge

Teacher lets students choose fate after reading over 47,000 pages in one month

Pictured is Mrs. O and her grade 4/5 class at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Cranbrook. Mrs. O challenged her class to read 36,000 pages in May and they far surpassed that goal. The students were then allowed to choose her fate. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
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It happened this week in 1914

June 13 - 19: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers…

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at the library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Jun 16, 2021
at the library
Vendors and customers at one of the Cranbrook markets in 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Farmers Market updates operating hours for the summer

Markets will continue to run from 10a.m. to 1p.m. until October 30th

Vendors and customers at one of the Cranbrook markets in 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Cranbrook Arts will finally open the doors to their brand new gallery space on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 4pm. To see what is behind these doors, be sure to check out the exhibit, Kootenay's Best, running until Labour Day weekend. (Cranbrook Arts file)

Cranbrook Arts’ inaugural exhibit, Kootenay’s Best, opens this Friday

The exhibit features over 50 Kootenay-based artists and will run until Labour Day Weekend

Cranbrook Arts will finally open the doors to their brand new gallery space on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 4pm. To see what is behind these doors, be sure to check out the exhibit, Kootenay's Best, running until Labour Day weekend. (Cranbrook Arts file)
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.

Science Fair Foundation BC announces winners in third annual Youth Innovation Showcase

Keanu Chan and Taya Lee each win $5,000 for their innovations

  • Jun 14, 2021
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.
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It happened this week in 1914

June 6 -12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jun 11, 2021
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Supporters — and shoppers — lined up waiting at the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South, waiting for the doors to open on the store's first day of operations since the pandemic forced its closure. (Photo courtesy Kate Fox)

CHCA Thrift Store re-opens in Cranbrook

After a closure of 15 months, due to the pandemic, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South has once again opened its doors for business.

Supporters — and shoppers — lined up waiting at the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store on 8th Avenue South, waiting for the doors to open on the store's first day of operations since the pandemic forced its closure. (Photo courtesy Kate Fox)