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It happened this week in 1915

Jan. 23-29: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jan 27, 2022
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Pictured above: The U13 Female Bucks and the U15 East Kootenay Avalanche.

Local hockey teams gather food hampers for the region

The recent Hockey Christmas Food Hamper drive sent out 48 hampers to communities in the East Kootenay

Pictured above: The U13 Female Bucks and the U15 East Kootenay Avalanche.
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
Pictured above: Colin Sinclair, Brenna Baker, Ari Kupritz, Nolan Varley, Steve Mercandelli, Jason Spyksma

Foundry East Kootenay gets fundraising boost from Cranbrook Dodge

The Foundry East Kootenay project is getting another fundraising boost, this time…

Pictured above: Colin Sinclair, Brenna Baker, Ari Kupritz, Nolan Varley, Steve Mercandelli, Jason Spyksma
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It happened this week in 1915

Jan. 16-22: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jan 20, 2022
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What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby Happy belated New Years to everyone! The Library’s regular…

  • Jan 19, 2022
What's on at the Cranbrook Public Library
The participants from all countries at the Friendship PeeWee International Ice Hockey Tournament in Cranbrook, 1993. Photo by Brian Clarkson

How hockey unites the world

32 years after the launch of the Friendship PeeWee International Ice Hockey Tournament, Cranbrook remembers its late founder

The participants from all countries at the Friendship PeeWee International Ice Hockey Tournament in Cranbrook, 1993. Photo by Brian Clarkson
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It happened this week in 1915

Jan. 9 - 15: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

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Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
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It happened this week in 1915

Jan. 2 - 8: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Jan 6, 2022
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Elk photo by Larry Tooze

2021 hunting season in the East Kootenay

FJ Hurtak looks back on the issues and events that marked the 2021 hunting season.

  • Dec 30, 2021
Elk photo by Larry Tooze
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It happened this week in 1914

December 26 – January 1: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 30, 2021
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Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Top animal videos from B.C.’s Vancouver Island in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
Volunteers are pictured at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, where they were picking up gifts for the 50+ Angel Tree Program. Amy Oakley (far left) and Shauna Beaulac (far right) are the organizers of the Angel Tree program. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Volunteers are pictured at the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, where they were picking up gifts for the 50+ Angel Tree Program. Amy Oakley (far left) and Shauna Beaulac (far right) are the organizers of the Angel Tree program. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
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It happened this week in 1914

Dec.r 19 - 25: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 23, 2021
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(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Can Can dancers trot out Christmas flash mobs

City residents with amazing Christmas displays were treated to the surprise dances

(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah Leslie and Melanie Shenstone pose for a photo next to a family of snow people displayed at a home on 17th Avenue, near the intersection of 77th Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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It happened this week in 1914

Dec. 12 - 18: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Dec 16, 2021
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library

At the Cranbrook Library

By Mike Selby Our hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on…

  • Dec 15, 2021
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Rob and Scott Niedermayer, upon winning the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Mark Avery photo

Cranbrook’s Brothers of the Blades

Scott and Rob Niedermayer represented a Cranbrook family’s mark on an era in the NHL

  • Dec 14, 2021
Rob and Scott Niedermayer, upon winning the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Mark Avery photo