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Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Chilliwack Realtor Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Aerial view from Kimberley: Funding of $2.9 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Kimberley and Wasa. CBT file

CBT announces fibre optic internet for Nelson to Fruitvale; Kimberley to Wasa

The Trust collaborates with several partners on fibre optic projects worth $7.6M

The East Kootenay Foundation for Health is hoping reach it’s goal of raising $1.4 million so that Foundry East Kootenay can break ground in spring 2022. Photo courtesy Brenna Baker/EKFH.

Foundry East Kootenay campaign gets boost from Teck

A youth health and wellness facilitiy in Cranbrook is closer to becoming a reality

Food Bank volunteer Christina Blaskovich is seen sorting food in the new Cranbrook Food Bank facility. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Food Bank volunteer Christina Blaskovich is seen sorting food in the new Cranbrook Food Bank facility. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
A winter storm warning is in effect for BC’s interior, with up to 40 centimetres of snow predicted to fall on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay pass between now (Thursday, Nov 25) and Friday afternoon.
(File photo)

Winter storm warning in effect for BC Interior

Up to 40 centimetres of snow is could hit Hwy 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

A winter storm warning is in effect for BC’s interior, with up to 40 centimetres of snow predicted to fall on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay pass between now (Thursday, Nov 25) and Friday afternoon.
(File photo)
BC CDC LHA COVID-19 map for Nov. 14-20th. Photo courtesy BC CDC.

Cranbrook COVID-19 cases climbing back up

Local COVID-19 case counts rose slightly in the latest data release from…

BC CDC LHA COVID-19 map for Nov. 14-20th. Photo courtesy BC CDC.
Pictured is the ginger bread sleigh and cookies donated by Amy Woodland school, which will be available for auction. (Submitted file)

Sixth annual Christmas Village raising funds for school Parent Advisory Committees

The village runs from December 7 to 10, 2021

  • Nov 25, 2021
Pictured is the ginger bread sleigh and cookies donated by Amy Woodland school, which will be available for auction. (Submitted file)
Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested at Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade released under conditions

Upon release, Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader calls arrests and injunction a violation of human rights

Sleydo (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt'en Checkpoint/Facebook)
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
The CBT began working in partnership with ʔaq̓am to implement a five-year project to restore approximately 1,300 hectares of mature forest, open forest and open grassland. CBT file
The Santa Claus Parade is back on in Cranbrook, taking place December 11 at 5:30 p.m. (File photo)

50th annual Cranbrook Santa Claus parade back on

The parade was originally cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions

The Santa Claus Parade is back on in Cranbrook, taking place December 11 at 5:30 p.m. (File photo)
Tyson Dyck and linemates celebrate the first ever BCHL regular season goal scored at Western Financial Place. The Cranbrook Bucks went on to a 5-3 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters to open the regular season. Trevor Crawley photo

Bucks forward Tyson Dyck chosen for BCHL All-Star event

Cranbrook Bucks F Tyson Dyck is headed to the BCHL 3-on-3 All-Star…

Tyson Dyck and linemates celebrate the first ever BCHL regular season goal scored at Western Financial Place. The Cranbrook Bucks went on to a 5-3 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters to open the regular season. Trevor Crawley photo
The Blind Pig Pub officially opened last week in the heart of historic downtown Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter file)

Blind Pig joins downtown Cranbrook’s hospitality scene

The Blind Pig Pub officially opened last week in the heart of historic downtown Cranbrook

The Blind Pig Pub officially opened last week in the heart of historic downtown Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter file)
A new aircraft acquired by Angel Flight East Kootenay will be based in Cranbrook at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Pictured, Will Nixon, Columbia Basin Trust, Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Mike Sosnowski, Area A Director for the RDEK. Trevor Crawley photo.

Angel Flight East Kootenay expands operational capability with new aircraft

Angel Flight East Kootenay has added a new aircraft to its operations.…

A new aircraft acquired by Angel Flight East Kootenay will be based in Cranbrook at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Pictured, Will Nixon, Columbia Basin Trust, Brent Bidston, Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Mike Sosnowski, Area A Director for the RDEK. Trevor Crawley photo.
The public transit buses in Cranbrook — and the East Kootenay region — will be operating under the auspices of Trail Transit, BC Transit announced this week. (Townsman file photo)

Charting a path forward on transit services in Cranbrook

Council, administration have options to consider as the city looks to streamline transit system

The public transit buses in Cranbrook — and the East Kootenay region — will be operating under the auspices of Trail Transit, BC Transit announced this week. (Townsman file photo)
Cranbrook city hall.

Cranbrook signs up for provincial entrepreneur immigration pilot program

Cranbrook is one of 50 communities across the province that has signed…

Cranbrook city hall.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of a business that has maintained a significant presence in the downtown core. (Barry Coulter file)

Bookstore marks half a century in downtown Cranbrook

What is now Huckleberry books has been a staple in the Cranbrook community for many years

  • Nov 23, 2021
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of a business that has maintained a significant presence in the downtown core. (Barry Coulter file)
The Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon program is an important aspect to the local market, and this year over $52,000 worth of coupons have been redeemed. (CFM photo)

Cranbrook Farmers’ Market reports successful 2021 season

There will be a winter market at Western Financial Place November 27th and 28th

The Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon program is an important aspect to the local market, and this year over $52,000 worth of coupons have been redeemed. (CFM photo)
Pictured is the styrofoam recycling area at the Cranbrook Recycle Depot, which will remain closed for the time being due to road closures and flooding in BC. (RDEK file)

Recycle BC temporarily suspending glass, foam collection in East Kootenay

Road closures caused by flooding and washouts cutting off access to facilities

Pictured is the styrofoam recycling area at the Cranbrook Recycle Depot, which will remain closed for the time being due to road closures and flooding in BC. (RDEK file)
File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

UPDATE: Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions under consideration

Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick’s concerns

File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
This Red 2000 Jeep TJ with AB Licence plate BSY0237 was stolen on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (RCMP file)

Cranbrook RCMP looking for stolen red Jeep

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the stolen vehicle

  • Nov 22, 2021
This Red 2000 Jeep TJ with AB Licence plate BSY0237 was stolen on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (RCMP file)