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Shamrocks are associated with Ireland, but a four-leaf clover is much more rare. Do you know the odds of finding a four-leaf clover? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How Irish are you?

St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17, is a celebration of Ireland and Irish culture

Shamrocks are associated with Ireland, but a four-leaf clover is much more rare. Do you know the odds of finding a four-leaf clover? (Pixabay.com)
The East Kootenay Track Club season starts April 4 at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook. Photo submitted
The East Kootenay Track Club season starts April 4 at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook. Photo submitted
Hula hoop artist Fox Spirals spun a routine at the Kootenay Children's Festival in 2022 (Barry Coulter photo)

Kootenay Children’s Festival promises fun and games for the whole family

Event will feature performances from Will’s Jams, Bonnie Harvey and The Amuse Troupe.

Hula hoop artist Fox Spirals spun a routine at the Kootenay Children's Festival in 2022 (Barry Coulter photo)
Jamie Adkins is an unconventional clown, having replaced the traditional red rubber nose and colourful outfit with a simple suit	(Gillian Francis photo)

PHOTOS: Virtuoso clown Jamie Adkins takes centre stage in Cranbrook

Adkins juggled for a crowd at the Key City Theatre on March 16

Jamie Adkins is an unconventional clown, having replaced the traditional red rubber nose and colourful outfit with a simple suit	(Gillian Francis photo)
The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary elected a new Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting, held Monday, March 13, at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook. Back row, left to right: Valarie Williamson, June DeGroot, Jean Lees, Anne Little, Eldene Smedstad and Kate Fox. Seated are the Executive Directors, left to right: Brenda Bosben, Secretary; Lynn Maffioli, Treasurer; Linda Foster, President; Sandy Savarie, 2nd Vice President; and Dianne Camilli, 1st Vice President. (Photo submitted)

Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary elects new Board of Directors

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary elected a new Board of Directors at…

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary elected a new Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting, held Monday, March 13, at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook. Back row, left to right: Valarie Williamson, June DeGroot, Jean Lees, Anne Little, Eldene Smedstad and Kate Fox. Seated are the Executive Directors, left to right: Brenda Bosben, Secretary; Lynn Maffioli, Treasurer; Linda Foster, President; Sandy Savarie, 2nd Vice President; and Dianne Camilli, 1st Vice President. (Photo submitted)
The Kragmont Community Society is reducing the risk of wildfire near Kragmont and Baynes Lake with support from the Trust. Photo courtesy Columbia Basin Trust.

Funding partnership provides $2.5M in wildfire mitigation for Kootenay communities

Communities in the Kootenay region are collectively receiving $2.5 million for wildfire…

The Kragmont Community Society is reducing the risk of wildfire near Kragmont and Baynes Lake with support from the Trust. Photo courtesy Columbia Basin Trust.
Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, August, 1983. Barry Coulter is hidden behind the beachball just left of centre,  in the middle distance. Photo by Brian Gavriloff/ Edmonton Journal.

The Arts & Cultural Life: 1983; Price of picks; Martin Lindquist, and other matters

There is a physics adage someone told me once, the science of…

Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, August, 1983. Barry Coulter is hidden behind the beachball just left of centre,  in the middle distance. Photo by Brian Gavriloff/ Edmonton Journal.
Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.

SD5 receives $1.5 million for school facility upgrades, new buses

The province has granted $1.5 million to the Southeast Kootenay school district,…

Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is restoring ecosystems in grasslands, open forests and wetlands with support of Columbia Basin Trust. Lyle Grisedale photo.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is restoring ecosystems in grasslands, open forests and wetlands with support of Columbia Basin Trust. Lyle Grisedale photo.
Avalanche Canada advises outdoor adventurers to avoid steep elevation, in light of recent weather conditions, which are ideal for avalanches. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Avalanche danger risk rated ‘considerable’ for Southern Interior

Storm slab and deep persistent slab avalanches are likely in Kootenay region

Avalanche Canada advises outdoor adventurers to avoid steep elevation, in light of recent weather conditions, which are ideal for avalanches. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cranbrook City Hall. File photo.

New 20-unit building proposed for Chief Agnes McCoy Centre development

Cranbrook city council approved a modified covenant agreement that permits 20 more units on site

Cranbrook City Hall. File photo.
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Hugs & Slugs, for the last days of winter

Hugs: I would like to thank the nurses on the third floor,…

  • Mar 15, 2023
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The City of Cranbrook is reducing the legal axel loading limit on local streets to accommodate for softer spring soil. This map shows the area where the loading limit changes and where it remains the same. Blue lines indicate areas where legal axel loading limits remain at 100 per cent. All other areas will be changed to 70 per cent (courtesy of Chris Zettel/City of Cranbrook).

Legal axel loading limit reduced for Cranbrook motorists

Restrictions will help mitigate unsafe road conditions brought on by softening spring soil

The City of Cranbrook is reducing the legal axel loading limit on local streets to accommodate for softer spring soil. This map shows the area where the loading limit changes and where it remains the same. Blue lines indicate areas where legal axel loading limits remain at 100 per cent. All other areas will be changed to 70 per cent (courtesy of Chris Zettel/City of Cranbrook).
The Irish Rovers are back on tour, marking their 60th year. They play the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Monday, April 3.

No end in sight for the Irish Rovers

Legendary Irish-Canadian band back on tour, marking their 60th year

The Irish Rovers are back on tour, marking their 60th year. They play the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Monday, April 3.
Pacific Coastal Airlines will be ending flight service between Cranbrook and Vancouver. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)

Pacific Coastal Airlines ending Cranbrook to Vancouver flight service

Pacific Coastal Airlines is ending regular flight service between Vancouver International Airport…

Pacific Coastal Airlines will be ending flight service between Cranbrook and Vancouver. (Pacific Coastal Airlines photo)
The City of Cranbrook intends to move forward with the construction project to install the sanitary sewer force main and lift stations at Shadow Mountain later this spring, with substantial completion expected by the end of 2023. (Map courtesy City of Cranbrook)

City of Cranbrook to move ahead with Shadow Mountain sanitary sewer construction

The City of Cranbrook intends to move forward with the construction project…

The City of Cranbrook intends to move forward with the construction project to install the sanitary sewer force main and lift stations at Shadow Mountain later this spring, with substantial completion expected by the end of 2023. (Map courtesy City of Cranbrook)
Burton Cummings and his All Star Band are taking the country on cross-Canada tour, called “Burton Cummings and Band Unplugged — the hits like you have never heard them before.”

Burton Cummings and the Band Unplugged: On their way to the Kootenays

Canada’s iconic Rock and Roll troubadour is back — and on his…

Burton Cummings and his All Star Band are taking the country on cross-Canada tour, called “Burton Cummings and Band Unplugged — the hits like you have never heard them before.”
Cadets with the 552 Key City Squadron carry out a mock injured victim during a recent field exercise. Photo courtesy Lori Bott.

552 Key City Squadron conducts field training exercise

Local air cadets with the 552 Key City Squadron recently braved the…

Cadets with the 552 Key City Squadron carry out a mock injured victim during a recent field exercise. Photo courtesy Lori Bott.
Bucks goalie Nathan Airey (#29) makes a spectacular save off a shot by Surrey’s Jake Bongo (#29) in the second period of the Buck’s lopsided 6-0 win over the visiting Eagles on Friday night. Martin Ross photo.

Bucks sweep weekend BCHL action during home doubleheader

The Bucks are streaking. The Herd picked up their fourth consecutive win…

Bucks goalie Nathan Airey (#29) makes a spectacular save off a shot by Surrey’s Jake Bongo (#29) in the second period of the Buck’s lopsided 6-0 win over the visiting Eagles on Friday night. Martin Ross photo.
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It happened this week in 1916

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

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