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Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo

Urban wildlife Part XI: The East Kootenay birds (and others) of 2021

The work of local photographers in the Advertiser throughout 2021. Part XI. With links to Parts I-X

Two Pileated Woodpeckers sharing the bounty! Kathleen Opal photo
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Couple share their story to bring more visibility to dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 4, 2021
Susan Martin and Peter Gook are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino announced the appointment of Sandra van Steijn as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Barry Zwueste on April 30, 2021. (photo courtesy steugene.ca)

Van Steijn takes over as CEO at St. Eugene Resort

The Resort announced the appointment of Sandra van Steijn as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Barry Zwueste

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino announced the appointment of Sandra van Steijn as Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Barry Zwueste on April 30, 2021. (photo courtesy steugene.ca)
Eager class of students at Jose Trinidad Cabanas (JTC) School in La Cuesta near Santa Barbara, Honduras. one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Cranbrook’s Sunrise Rotary Club recently raised US$4,797 for a Rotary Global Grant that saw 12 new computers purchased for the school to enable students to learn new skills that will help them find employment and lift them out of poverty. The school, named after a former Honduran President, previously had only five computers to teach 250 students.

Cranbrook Rotarians provide computers for Honduras students

Thanks to the efforts of Cranbrook Rotarians, a school in a small…

  • Apr 30, 2021
Eager class of students at Jose Trinidad Cabanas (JTC) School in La Cuesta near Santa Barbara, Honduras. one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Cranbrook’s Sunrise Rotary Club recently raised US$4,797 for a Rotary Global Grant that saw 12 new computers purchased for the school to enable students to learn new skills that will help them find employment and lift them out of poverty. The school, named after a former Honduran President, previously had only five computers to teach 250 students.
Gaelen Schnare on the shore of Kootenay Lake. He says he first started watching birds when he was three or four. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Eagle eyes: Gaelen Schnare’s passion for birding

The 14 year old has earned respect from a community of bird watchers

Gaelen Schnare on the shore of Kootenay Lake. He says he first started watching birds when he was three or four. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Sherry Benko of Buds and Blooms in Sparwood plans to spread some cheer on National Nurses Day. (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)

Surprise an Elk Valley nurse with a rosy red gift this Nurses’ Day

Sherry Benko is organizing the delivery of flowers and gifts to 78 nurses in three communities this May

Sherry Benko of Buds and Blooms in Sparwood plans to spread some cheer on National Nurses Day. (Scott Tibballs/The Free Press)
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It happened this week in 1914

April 25 – May 1: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Pictured is ‘Visitors in the Peony Patch’ by Laura Leeder, a 16”x20” original work that is available at Cranbrook Arts. Leeder is the featured artist for May at Cranbrook Arts’ gallery and shop on Baker Street. (Laura Leeder file)

Spring is in full bloom at Cranbrook Arts

May’s featured artist, upcoming workshops and much more coming to the arts scene this spring

  • Apr 29, 2021
Pictured is ‘Visitors in the Peony Patch’ by Laura Leeder, a 16”x20” original work that is available at Cranbrook Arts. Leeder is the featured artist for May at Cranbrook Arts’ gallery and shop on Baker Street. (Laura Leeder file)
The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa Nation Council health research project gets $950,000 grant

A research collaboration between the Ktunaxa Nation Council, Interior Health, the University…

The Ktunaxa Building in Cranbrook, B.C. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Mount Baker Green Alliance and the Sunrise Rotary Club planted to trees on the island at Idlewild Park on Friday, April 23. (Barry Coulter photo)

MBSS, Sunrise Rotary, plant trees in Idlewild

One of Cranbrook’s greenest parks — Idlewild — is greener, after a…

The Mount Baker Green Alliance and the Sunrise Rotary Club planted to trees on the island at Idlewild Park on Friday, April 23. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo

Urban wildlife Part X: The East Kootenay birds of 2021

The work of local photographers in the Advertiser throughout 2021. Part X. With links to Parts I-IX

The Sandhill Cranes had been feeding in a slough near the railway tracks and took flight when were disturbed by atrain. Bob Whetham photo
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It happened this week in 1914

April 18 - 24: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Edna Whiteley in 2016. “Her whole life has been happy and about helping others,” says her nephew Bob Steed. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s ‘little firecracker’ Edna Whiteley turns 100

Whiteley is known as a welcoming ambassador for new arrivals in the city

Edna Whiteley in 2016. “Her whole life has been happy and about helping others,” says her nephew Bob Steed. Photo: Submitted
Clockwise from top left: The Studio Stage Door (Barry Coulter photo); Spencer Kerr (left) and Ferdy Belland, have along with Casey Wright purchased the historic Armond Theatre in downtown Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo); St. Eugene Mission Resort (Jim Cameron photo); Juniper Lanes Bowling Alley (Trevor Crawley photo)

Cranbrook’s Heritage Buildings: The Age Of Restoration

Cranbrook History Centre’s next “Ed Talk,” April 28, is “Building Community in Heritage Buildings”

Clockwise from top left: The Studio Stage Door (Barry Coulter photo); Spencer Kerr (left) and Ferdy Belland, have along with Casey Wright purchased the historic Armond Theatre in downtown Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo); St. Eugene Mission Resort (Jim Cameron photo); Juniper Lanes Bowling Alley (Trevor Crawley photo)
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It happened this week in 1914

April 11 - 17: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Apr 14, 2021
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Alexa Vanoni passed away in January, 2021 and her father Blair donated her drum set to Selkirk Secondary where she went to school and played in the music program.

Alexa’s drums: Behind every overdose statistic is a story

April 14 marks five years since the opioid crisis was declared a…

Alexa Vanoni passed away in January, 2021 and her father Blair donated her drum set to Selkirk Secondary where she went to school and played in the music program.
Social distancing on bird walk. Photo by Pat Morrow

Wings Over The Rockies is back

The most diverse wildlife festival in North America set for May 10-16

Social distancing on bird walk. Photo by Pat Morrow
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
The Symphony of the Kooenay‘s “A Team,” in concert in a 2019 photo by Lyle Grisedale.

The Symphony shines … even when we can’t be together

Yme Woensdregt Normally, I’d be writing a review of a concert presented…

  • Apr 1, 2021
The Symphony of the Kooenay‘s “A Team,” in concert in a 2019 photo by Lyle Grisedale.
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It happened this week in 1914

March 28 – April 3: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

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