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Jake, a service dog in Grand Forks, B.C. (Photo courtesy Rae-Lynne Dicks)

The world of working dogs: It’s important to show respect

Service Dogs, Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Pet Dogs – What is the difference and how should we behave around them and their handlers in public spaces?

  • Feb 8, 2023
Photographer Neal Panton’s exhibit at the Key City Theatre Gallery, ‘A Sense of Place,’ showcases breathtaking landscapes of the East Kootenay. Barry Coulter photo

An emotional connection to Kootenay backcountry

Photographic exhibit showcases the essence of the wild and majestic backcountry of the East Kootenay

Lúnasa —with Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell, Trevor Hutchison, Cillian Vallely and Ed Boyd ­ — plays the Key City Theatre on Thursday, Feb.16.

The best in Irish trad is back on the road, and heading to Cranbrook

Lúnasa, one of the top Irish bands on the planet, launches a seven week tour and heads west

A view of what will become Cranbrook’s downtown, taken from Baker Hill in 1900. The large expanse of water is where Rotary Park is now. (Cranbrook History Centre and Archives)

Cranbrook: 120 years of draining the swamp

Cranbrook built itself with drains and dams: But the geography has fought back for more than a century

  • Feb 7, 2023
A view of what will become Cranbrook’s downtown, taken from Baker Hill in 1900. The large expanse of water is where Rotary Park is now. (Cranbrook History Centre and Archives)
Angel Flight East Kootenay marks 600th flight in operation, as new aircraft makes transportation much smoother according to the organization’s founder. Photo courtesy Angel Flight East Kootenay/Brent Bidston.

Angel Flight East Kootenay marks 600th flight

Organization ferried 11 patients to and from Kelowna in a single day at the end of January

Angel Flight East Kootenay marks 600th flight in operation, as new aircraft makes transportation much smoother according to the organization’s founder. Photo courtesy Angel Flight East Kootenay/Brent Bidston.
Dr. Albert de Villiers, the former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority, has been found guilty on two counts of child sex crimes. (Photo Submitted)

Ex-top doctor in B.C., Alberta found guilty of child sex crimes

A judge released their verdict in the trial of Dr. Albert de Villiers on Tuesday

Dr. Albert de Villiers, the former chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority, has been found guilty on two counts of child sex crimes. (Photo Submitted)
Jack Henry (#2) and Jaden Fodchuk (#25) celebrate the Bucks’ first goal of the game on a shot from the point by Bauer Morrissey in Saturday night’s 4-2 win over the Vernon Vipers. Martin Ross photo.

Bucks clinch playoff spot with weekend wins

The Herd rattled off a pair of wins over the weekend, downing…

Jack Henry (#2) and Jaden Fodchuk (#25) celebrate the Bucks’ first goal of the game on a shot from the point by Bauer Morrissey in Saturday night’s 4-2 win over the Vernon Vipers. Martin Ross photo.
B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)
B.C.’s Lt. Governor Janet Austin at the B.C. Legislature ahead of the annual Throne Speech on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (Wolfgang Depner/Black Press Media)
Sandy Zeznik, (middle), is joined by past citizens of f the year during a gala celebration last weeek in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.

Zeznik celebrated as Cranbrook’s Citizen of the Year

The community gathered to celebrate Sandy Zeznik as Cranbrook’s Citizen of the…

Sandy Zeznik, (middle), is joined by past citizens of f the year during a gala celebration last weeek in Cranbrook. Trevor Crawley photo.
Local election signs adorned the greenways during last fall's local government election campaign. Trevor Crawley photo.

Local government election campaign financing details released

Newly-elected Cranbrook mayor Wayne Price won his bid despite being significantly out-raised…

Local election signs adorned the greenways during last fall's local government election campaign. Trevor Crawley photo.
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It happened this week in 1916

January 29 – February 4: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Feb 3, 2023
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Honourable Minister of State for Child Care, Grace Lore, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony at Marysville Elementary in Kimberley, the newly announced future site of a childcare facility that will add 148 child care spaces for children aged 0 to 10. Paul Rodgers photo.

Ground broken for 148-space childcare facility at Marysville Elementary

Honourable Minister of State for Child Care Grace Lore present for ceremony

Honourable Minister of State for Child Care, Grace Lore, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony at Marysville Elementary in Kimberley, the newly announced future site of a childcare facility that will add 148 child care spaces for children aged 0 to 10. Paul Rodgers photo.
The Cranbrook Arts Team: Shyre, Mo and Kristin.

Cranbrook Arts moves ahead into February

The first two weeks of January saw lots of hard work as…

The Cranbrook Arts Team: Shyre, Mo and Kristin.
Cranbrook City Hall.

City launches new diversity, equity and inclusion program

The City of Cranbrook has launched a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…

Cranbrook City Hall.
Benjamin Phillips as Algernon, in rehearsal for CCT’s “Time Importance Of Being Earnest.” Photo submitted

Wilde Days of February: CCT presents The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Wilde Days of February in Cranbrook are about to begin. Cranbrook…

Benjamin Phillips as Algernon, in rehearsal for CCT’s “Time Importance Of Being Earnest.” Photo submitted
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Free Press file
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Latest Columbia River Treaty modernization talks conclude

Negotiations were held in Vancouver this week, next round headed to Washington DC

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s new at the Cranbrook Public Library

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

  • Jan 31, 2023
What's new at the Cranbrook Public Library
Lunasa at the Key City Theatre, Feb. 16.

Know It All: Chase away the mid-winter blues

Fisher Peak Winter Ale Small but Mighty Concerts . • Feb. 22…

Lunasa at the Key City Theatre, Feb. 16.
Left to right: Heather of Fernie Brewing Company; Becky Fluker of Little Wildflowers; the Canadian Linen and Uniform branch in Cranbrook has moved to 565 Industrial Road D Crescent.

Kootenay Business Round-Up

Business News [New Brewer Added At FBC] The Fernie Brewing Company (FBC)…

  • Jan 31, 2023
Left to right: Heather of Fernie Brewing Company; Becky Fluker of Little Wildflowers; the Canadian Linen and Uniform branch in Cranbrook has moved to 565 Industrial Road D Crescent.