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Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • Mar 2, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Cranbrook's third contingent, 1915

It happened this week in 1915

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

  • Feb 25, 2022
Cranbrook's third contingent, 1915
Frank Sandor, pictured with the award for the 2020 Cranbrook Business Person of the Year. (Photo courtesy Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce)
Frank Sandor, pictured with the award for the 2020 Cranbrook Business Person of the Year. (Photo courtesy Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce)
Sutter Rowse, 8, cuddles with Hazel, the cat, at the Williams Lake BCSPCA who he raised $850 toward the cost of her surgery. (Leslie Rowse photo)
Sutter Rowse, 8, cuddles with Hazel, the cat, at the Williams Lake BCSPCA who he raised $850 toward the cost of her surgery. (Leslie Rowse photo)
As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)

Sea of pink at B.C. pool a tribute to kindness, compassion during anti-bullying week

Swim BC offered pink swim caps to teams across the province for annual initiative

As others don pink t-shirts for anti-bullying day (Feb. 23), swimmers across British Columbia – including White Rock Wave members Bill Blair, Debbie Dunn and Cindy Yoc – are wearing pink caps as part of an initiative set up by Swim BC. (Contributed photo)
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Session helps East Kootenay families with advance care planning for people living with dementia

When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, the…

Photo submitted
The Cranbrook Rotary Club's birthday cake, feb. 17, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook Rotary Club celebrates 100th birthday

The Cranbrook Rotary Club — one of 35,000 clubs around the world…

The Cranbrook Rotary Club's birthday cake, feb. 17, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
1915

It happened this week in 1915

February 13 - 19: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Feb 17, 2022
1915
View of the Doukhobor fruit distribution outlet in the old CCS building on Newbury (10th) Avenue in Cranbrook. The Star Theatre is located directly across, while the Canadian Hotel is located beside it to the right. Image courtesy Prairie Towns.

How the Doukhobors brought their apples to Cranbrook

The Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood in Cranbrook, 1925-1926

  • Feb 17, 2022
View of the Doukhobor fruit distribution outlet in the old CCS building on Newbury (10th) Avenue in Cranbrook. The Star Theatre is located directly across, while the Canadian Hotel is located beside it to the right. Image courtesy Prairie Towns.
At the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby We are now fine free! Your library membership is…

  • Feb 15, 2022
At the Cranbrook Public Library
Ret’d Staff Sgt.Bob Termuende and his wife Orma at their home in Cranbrook. Photo submitted

Quilt of Valour presented to Cranbrook veteran

Cindy Postnikoff of Military Ames has presented another Quilt of Valour to…

Ret’d Staff Sgt.Bob Termuende and his wife Orma at their home in Cranbrook. Photo submitted
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Library’s regular hours are: 10 a.m. to 8…

  • Feb 9, 2022
At the Cranbrook Library
Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old B.C. firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)

The power of ink: how tattoos helped one woman through her breast cancer journey

Ami Salmen’s tattoos helped her throughout her breast cancer journey. She’s now in the running to be on the cover of Inked Magazine

  • Feb 4, 2022
Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)
1915

It happened this week in 1915

Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Feb 4, 2022
1915
Elizabeth Lake is rich in biodiversity. For example, 168 species of birds were seen here making it the most popular “hot spot” for bird watchers according to eBird Canada in 2021. An immature bald eagle watches as mallards, coots and a trumpeter swan enjoy the limited open water available as the lake froze over in November, 2020. Stewart Wilson photo

The remarkable wetland that is Elizabeth Lake

World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2; to recognize the importance of wetlands to the planet

  • Feb 2, 2022
Elizabeth Lake is rich in biodiversity. For example, 168 species of birds were seen here making it the most popular “hot spot” for bird watchers according to eBird Canada in 2021. An immature bald eagle watches as mallards, coots and a trumpeter swan enjoy the limited open water available as the lake froze over in November, 2020. Stewart Wilson photo
At the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Library’s regular hours are: 10 a.m. to 8…

  • Feb 1, 2022
At the Cranbrook Public Library
An artist's conception of a bench celebrating the late Bud Abbott and volunteerism past, present and future, to be placed outside the Studio Stage Door in downtown Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Community Theatre.

Original artwork downtown a tribute to Bud Abbott, volunteerism

Several community groups have come together to create a bench celebrating volunteerism and a legendary volunteer

An artist's conception of a bench celebrating the late Bud Abbott and volunteerism past, present and future, to be placed outside the Studio Stage Door in downtown Cranbrook. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Community Theatre.
Canadian soldier on Kiska Island inspects a captured Japanese Nambu machine gun.

The War in the Bering Sea

Canada’s role in the Aleutian Islands Campaign

  • Feb 1, 2022
Canadian soldier on Kiska Island inspects a captured Japanese Nambu machine gun.