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Election 2022: A guide to Cranbrook candidates running for SD5 board of education

Here’s a roundup of candidates running as trustee for the SD5 (Southeast…

Nic Milligan, left, has been elected COTR board chair, while Jared Basil, right, has been elected vice chair. Photos courtesy College of the Rockies.

College board elects new board chair, vice chair

The College of the Rockies Board of Governors has elected a new…

Trina Ayling is running as trustee for the SD5 board of education. Photo courtesy Trina Ayling.

Trina Ayling running for another term on SD5 board of education

Trina Ayling is running for re-election as trustee for the SD5 board…

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo

Kootenay Save-On stores raise $33,000 for Angel Flight

A volunteer medical transport service has received a significant donation from a…

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo
Rotary Club of Cranbrook held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 to mark the official grand opening of phase one of the new Moir Park Perimeter Trail. Pictured are representatives from the organizations and businesses involved including Rotary, JCI Kootenay, McElhanney, the City of Cranbrook, BA Blacktop and Emco Waterworks. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Rotary Club of Cranbrook hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Moir Park Perimeter Trail

Phase one of the trail is officially complete, making the baseball diamonds and soccer fields more accessible

Rotary Club of Cranbrook held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 to mark the official grand opening of phase one of the new Moir Park Perimeter Trail. Pictured are representatives from the organizations and businesses involved including Rotary, JCI Kootenay, McElhanney, the City of Cranbrook, BA Blacktop and Emco Waterworks. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
The Cranbrook Skating Club believes that skating is a sport you can begin at any age.

Do you need to know how to skate? 92 per cent of Canadians think so

Local skating club offers skating programs for all ages, from the age of two to ninety-two, since 1953

  • Oct 2, 2022
The Cranbrook Skating Club believes that skating is a sport you can begin at any age.
Ktunaxa youth lead a Walk for Truth and Reconciliation out at the St. Eugene resort in the ʔaq̓am community on Friday, Sept. 30th. Trevor Crawley photo.

Walking and reflecting on truth and reconciliation

Hundreds of people marked the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation out at the ʔaq̓am Community

Ktunaxa youth lead a Walk for Truth and Reconciliation out at the St. Eugene resort in the ʔaq̓am community on Friday, Sept. 30th. Trevor Crawley photo.
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior Health advising drug testing after recent overdoses

Testing equipment is available in communities across the Interior

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The churches of the Cranbrook Ministerial Association united this summer to raise $30,000 for the local Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Many were able to attend the donation presentation in Rotary Park Thursday, Sept. 29. Pictured, back row, left to right: Anne Holden (Salvation Army); Ed Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Mission Thrift Store); Ron Short (The Dwelling Place); Lloyd Harvey (Mt. Zion Lutheran); Kevin Ewaskow (First Baptist); Grant McDowell (Cranbrook Alliance); Jan Hendrik Du Plessis (Knox Presbyterian). Middle row, left to right: Dawn Fenwick (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Ministerial Association President); Father Andrew Applegate (St. Aidan Orthodox); Kristy Hurrell (Cranbrook Alliance); Paul Bartlett (St. Aidan Orthodox); Brent Thompson (StreamLife); Kevin Arndt (Christ Church Anglican); Front row, left to right: John Hudak (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Pentecostal and Ministerial Association President); Bonnie Spence-Vinge (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Tamara Cartwright (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Wayne Stetski (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Jordan Culp (Cranbrook Alliance). (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook churches raise more than $30,000 for Ukraine refugee society

The 21 member Churches of the Cranbrook Ministerial each contributed ; $30,558.50 was donated to the Shelter for Ukrainians Society

The churches of the Cranbrook Ministerial Association united this summer to raise $30,000 for the local Shelter for Ukrainians Society. Many were able to attend the donation presentation in Rotary Park Thursday, Sept. 29. Pictured, back row, left to right: Anne Holden (Salvation Army); Ed Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Mission Thrift Store); Ron Short (The Dwelling Place); Lloyd Harvey (Mt. Zion Lutheran); Kevin Ewaskow (First Baptist); Grant McDowell (Cranbrook Alliance); Jan Hendrik Du Plessis (Knox Presbyterian). Middle row, left to right: Dawn Fenwick (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Presbyterian and Ministerial Association President); Father Andrew Applegate (St. Aidan Orthodox); Kristy Hurrell (Cranbrook Alliance); Paul Bartlett (St. Aidan Orthodox); Brent Thompson (StreamLife); Kevin Arndt (Christ Church Anglican); Front row, left to right: John Hudak (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Carolyn Crowell (Four Square Pentecostal and Ministerial Association President); Bonnie Spence-Vinge (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Tamara Cartwright (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Wayne Stetski (Shelter For Ukrainians Society); Jordan Culp (Cranbrook Alliance). (Barry Coulter photo)
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Cranbrook police looking for owner of found kayak, stolen Dodge Caravan

Police have a kayak in custody, and are asking for help searching for a stolen van

  • Sep 29, 2022
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Irene Bischler is running for trustee with the SD5 board of education. Photo submitted.

Irene Bischler running as trustee for SD5 board of education

Irene Bischler is running for School District 5 School Board Trustee in…

Irene Bischler is running for trustee with the SD5 board of education. Photo submitted.
Wendy Turner is running for re-election as trustee for the SD5 board of education. Photo courtesy Wendy Turner.

Wendy Turner running for re-election as trustee on SD5 board of education

Wendy Turner is seeking another term as a trustee on the SD5…

Wendy Turner is running for re-election as trustee for the SD5 board of education. Photo courtesy Wendy Turner.
Chris Johns is running for another term as school trustee for the School District 5 board of education. Photo courtesy Chris Johns.

Chris Johns running for another trustee term with SD5 board of education

Chris Johns is running for re-election as trustee for the Southeast Kootenay…

Chris Johns is running for another term as school trustee for the School District 5 board of education. Photo courtesy Chris Johns.
Stan Chung is running for a trustee position on the Southeast Kootenay (SD5) Board of Education. Photo courtesy Stan Chung.

Stan Chung running as trustee for SD5 board of education

Stan Chung is running for a trustee position on the Southeast Kootenay…

Stan Chung is running for a trustee position on the Southeast Kootenay (SD5) Board of Education. Photo courtesy Stan Chung.
Cranbrook mayoral candidate Wayne Price speaks while incumbent mayor Lee Pratt looks on during a forum hosted by the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook mayoral candidates field questions at business forum

Housing affordability, fiscal responsibility at city hall, inflationary challenges and policies to…

Cranbrook mayoral candidate Wayne Price speaks while incumbent mayor Lee Pratt looks on during a forum hosted by the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Trevor Crawley photo.
Doug McPhee is running for re-election as trustee for SD5 board of education. Photo courtesy Doug McPhee.

McPhee running for re-election as trustee for SD5 board of education

Doug McPhee is running for re-election as a trustee on the SD5…

Doug McPhee is running for re-election as trustee for SD5 board of education. Photo courtesy Doug McPhee.
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Interior-wide drug alert after cluster of fatal overdoses in Kelowna

Drug checks have found benzodiazepines and higher than average concentrations of fentanyl

First responders working on an overdose victim in Penticton in September, 2022. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
Pictured is the view from new lookout on Moir Park Perimeter Trail. There is a prescribed burn set to take place beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 just north of the Athletic Park at Moir Park. (JCI Kootenay/Submitted file)

Prescribed burn set for Moir Park in Cranbrook Wednesday

Smoke will likely be visible from surrounding communities

  • Sep 26, 2022
Pictured is the view from new lookout on Moir Park Perimeter Trail. There is a prescribed burn set to take place beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 just north of the Athletic Park at Moir Park. (JCI Kootenay/Submitted file)