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1915

It happened this week in 1915

May 8 - 14: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • May 12, 2022
1915
Cadets

Air Cadets take to the range at field training exercise

The weather didn’t dampen spirits of the cadets at a Field Training Exercise (FTX) day at Cranbrook District Rod & Gun Club

Cadets
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
At the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • May 11, 2022
At the Cranbrook Library
Fred Penner (pictured), headlined at the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Penner is a renowned Canadian children’s music performer. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)

Return of Kootenay Children’s Festival a success

The festival took place alongside the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market on May 7th at Rotary Park

Fred Penner (pictured), headlined at the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Penner is a renowned Canadian children’s music performer. (Trevor Crawley/Cranbrook Townsman)
Peter Warland: 1927-2022

Peter Warland, 1927-2022: Educator, writer, mountaineer

Peter Warland died April 23, after a remarkable life of 94 years

Peter Warland: 1927-2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.

Win a two night stay at Westin Whistler with Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science Space Edition…

  • May 9, 2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.
Baby turtles are only about two centimetres in diameter. (Janice Strong photo)

Go, baby, go! Baby Western Painted Turtles are emerging from their nests

Rocky Mountain Naturalists (RMN) hold Annual Turtle Day at Cranbrook’s Elizabeth Lake

  • May 5, 2022
Baby turtles are only about two centimetres in diameter. (Janice Strong photo)
Meeting of the Cranbrook Automobile Club, May 5, 1915.

It happened this week in 1915

May 1 - 7: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Meeting of the Cranbrook Automobile Club, May 5, 1915.
Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo

Wildsight invites Kootenay youth to GoWild!

This summer, 14 Kootenay teenagers will have the opportunity to truly experience…

Teens on the 2019 adventure. Dave Quinn photo
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.

Science Fair Foundation BC kicked off its biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science, May 1

The Science Fair Foundation BC has kicked off its biggest fundraiser Sweatin’…

  • May 2, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.
Statistics Canada released the general census information on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New census data shows Cranbrook’s average age is 44.4

The largest age group is 15 to 64 years, with 12,610 people in that group

Statistics Canada released the general census information on Feb. 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
What's new at the Cranbrook Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Apr 26, 2022
What's new at the Cranbrook Library
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.

Kimberley church fundraising to bring family from Ukraine

Summit Church hopes to raise enough to support the young family for their first year

Sasha, Katrin and Tim. Sasha has remained in Ukraine to fight with the army. Katrin and Tim will hopefully arrive in Kimberley in May. Photo contributed.
Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed

Columbia Basin youth engage in climate events

Columbia Basin youth, ages 14 to 18, had an opportunity this winter…

Columbia Basin youth recently took part in climate action sessions and workshops. Photo contributed
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.

Sweatin’ for Science Fundraiser supports Youth Innovation Showcase

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is…

  • Apr 18, 2022
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Kamloops resident shares his story to bring more visibility to dementia

Jim Mitchell immigrated from England to Canada with his wife Margaret and…

  • Apr 18, 2022
Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)