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It happened this week in 1913/14

December 27 – January 2: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 31, 2020
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André Van Berlo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson guitarist succeeds online despite COVID-19

André van Berlo’s YouTube channel now has 123,000 subscribers

André Van Berlo. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Wolf photo by Brian Hay

2020 hunting season review and wildlife update: Part I

This is Part I of a three-part series by F.J. Hurtak, looking at the issues of the 2020 hunting and wildlife management seasons, which will appear in the Cranbrook Townsman over the next issues

  • Dec 29, 2020
Wolf photo by Brian Hay
Builder Bruce Murdoch shared tips on turning a commitment to energy efficiency into smart building and renovation practices via zoom last week at the Cranbrook Climate Hub’s Climate Friday, a monthly talk highlighting sustainability related issues and initiatives relevant to the East Kootenay. Photo courtesy Ruth Kamnitzer

Comfortable, energy efficient homes that don’t break the bank

Builder Bruce Murdoch shares some tips at the Cranbrook Climate Hub’s monthly event

  • Dec 28, 2020
Builder Bruce Murdoch shared tips on turning a commitment to energy efficiency into smart building and renovation practices via zoom last week at the Cranbrook Climate Hub’s Climate Friday, a monthly talk highlighting sustainability related issues and initiatives relevant to the East Kootenay. Photo courtesy Ruth Kamnitzer
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It happened this week in 1913

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

  • Dec 24, 2020
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The RDEK volunteers of the year: Area A – Brent Bidston; Area B – Bonnie Crosson; Area E – Larry Gould; Area F – Lyle Wilson; and Area G – Hedi Trescher. Photos courtesy RDEK

2020 RDEK Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year.

the Regional District of East Kootenay recently announced the recipients of the…

The RDEK volunteers of the year: Area A – Brent Bidston; Area B – Bonnie Crosson; Area E – Larry Gould; Area F – Lyle Wilson; and Area G – Hedi Trescher. Photos courtesy RDEK
Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021. Brian Clarkson photo

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s membership drive honours late Bud Abbott

Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021.

Bring a Buddy & Pay it Forward to celebrate Bud Abbott’s 100th Birthday, January 26, 2021. Brian Clarkson photo
Clayton and Joelle Parsons sing Christmas carols in Candy Cane Lane as part of the Reverse Christmas Parade 2020 organized by Connect Church. Trevor Crawley photo.

Christmas spirit comes alive with reverse drive-thru parade

COVID-19 can’t crush the Christmas spirit. Local residents took to the streets…

Clayton and Joelle Parsons sing Christmas carols in Candy Cane Lane as part of the Reverse Christmas Parade 2020 organized by Connect Church. Trevor Crawley photo.
Pictured are letters submitted by local kids to ReMax Blue Sky in Cranbrook. Kids were encouraged to send in letters explaining the acts of kindness they have done this year. They are shared in the front window of the ReMax office on Baker Street. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

RE/MAX Blue Sky spreads kindness, joy through letters from kids

The Cranbrook real estate office is spreading joy during a challenging holiday season

Pictured are letters submitted by local kids to ReMax Blue Sky in Cranbrook. Kids were encouraged to send in letters explaining the acts of kindness they have done this year. They are shared in the front window of the ReMax office on Baker Street. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)

COVID-19: Two more deaths in South Okanagan long-term care facility

McKinney Place in Oliver currently has 56 cases of the virus

Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)
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Urban wildlife Part VII: The East Kootenay birds of 2020

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VII

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Mark Kaiser of Cranbrook came across one of the cougars of Area C and took its portrait, just beside New Lake Road, this week. No animals were harmed in the encounter. Mark Kaiser photo

The Big Cats of Cranbrook

Mark Kaiser of Cranbrook came across one of the cougars of Area…

  • Dec 18, 2020
Mark Kaiser of Cranbrook came across one of the cougars of Area C and took its portrait, just beside New Lake Road, this week. No animals were harmed in the encounter. Mark Kaiser photo
Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror

Impaired driving survivor implores people to not drink and drive this holiday season

Campbell River man looks back on 37th anniversary of life-changing incident

Ron Nicolaye and the pole on the Island Highway at the Campbell River bridge that a drunk driver crashed into in 1983, changing his life forever. Photo by Marc Kitteringham – Campbell River Mirror
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It happened this week in 1913

Dec: 13 - 19: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk joined the 552 Key City Royal Air Cadets recently for an online discussion about life in space. (Photo contributed)

Local cadets talk space with retired astronaut

Retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk joined the 552 Key City Royal Air Cadets this week for an online discussion about life in space

Retired Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk joined the 552 Key City Royal Air Cadets recently for an online discussion about life in space. (Photo contributed)
The Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap in Cranbrook is taking on a long-standing community Christmas tradition to help those in need this holiday season. (Firehall Kitchen and Tap photo)

Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap to cook, deliver 400 meals on Christmas day

COVID has cancelled the annual Christmas dinner with Arby’s and DQ after 22 years

The Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap in Cranbrook is taking on a long-standing community Christmas tradition to help those in need this holiday season. (Firehall Kitchen and Tap photo)
News and notes from the Cranbrook Public LIbrary

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Dec 16, 2020
News and notes from the Cranbrook Public LIbrary
Pictured are Yvonne Vigne (left) and LaVerna Peters (right) in front of the newly installed mural at 1401 Art Space. Peters and Vigne are the artists behind the mural, while Don Smith (not pictured) was in charge of installation. Cranbrook Arts invites the public to take a stroll down 5th Street North and view the mural at their leisure. (Corey Bullock photo)

Cranbrook Arts reveals new mural at 1401 Art Space

The mural is now proudly displayed on the front of the building

  • Dec 16, 2020
Pictured are Yvonne Vigne (left) and LaVerna Peters (right) in front of the newly installed mural at 1401 Art Space. Peters and Vigne are the artists behind the mural, while Don Smith (not pictured) was in charge of installation. Cranbrook Arts invites the public to take a stroll down 5th Street North and view the mural at their leisure. (Corey Bullock photo)
Pine Grosbeaks are our largest finches and a welcome sight in the winter. The males are a showy pinkish red, with younger, immature males often sporting shades of orange, while the females are grey with yellow or russet tones on the head and rump. They eat mostly seeds, buds and fruits of various trees, shrubs and other plants and will visit feeders at this time of year. Helga Knote photo

Annual Christmas Bird Count is coming up

Soon it will be time to participate in a Christmas Bird Count near you.

  • Dec 15, 2020
Pine Grosbeaks are our largest finches and a welcome sight in the winter. The males are a showy pinkish red, with younger, immature males often sporting shades of orange, while the females are grey with yellow or russet tones on the head and rump. They eat mostly seeds, buds and fruits of various trees, shrubs and other plants and will visit feeders at this time of year. Helga Knote photo
The City of Cranbrook has confirmed that the annual Christmas Eve tour with Santa will take place this year, after having received approval from Victoria on Monday. (Submitted file)

Santa’s coming to town – annual Christmas Eve tour of Cranbrook confirmed

The office of Dr. Bonnie Henry has approved Santa’s safety for the annual tour of Cranbrook

The City of Cranbrook has confirmed that the annual Christmas Eve tour with Santa will take place this year, after having received approval from Victoria on Monday. (Submitted file)