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YYC members are pictured gathering data in the Shadow Mountain area. (Wildsight file)

Cranbrook, Kimberley youth take action to reduce wildfire risks

The Youth Climate Corps gathered data to help inform future mitigation efforts

YYC members are pictured gathering data in the Shadow Mountain area. (Wildsight file)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)

Grocery corporations responding to supply challenges posed by Lower Mainland flooding

Loblaws says it is working to set up deliveries to B.C. Interior from Alberta distribution centres

The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)
The Stuff the Bus fundraiser has taken place in Trail, BC for the past seven years. This year, Cranbrook will be participating as well. (Trail Daily Times file)

Stuff the Bus fundraiser aims to collect 4,500 lbs of food for Cranbrook Food Bank

This is the first fundraiser of its kind in the East Kootenay region

The Stuff the Bus fundraiser has taken place in Trail, BC for the past seven years. This year, Cranbrook will be participating as well. (Trail Daily Times file)
The latest COVID numbers from the BCCDC.
The latest COVID numbers from the BCCDC.
Graeme Douglas (right) is pictured with Isaac Birdstone at St Eugene Resort in June of 2020, celebrating 20 years of golf. Douglas, Greens Superintendent of St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort, has been named by the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association (BCGSA) as the recipient of the 2021 “Syngenta BCGSA Superintendent of the Year.” Birdstone works for the resort as an historian. Corey Bullock photo

St. Eugene’s Douglas named Golf Superintendent of the Year

Graeme Douglas, Greens Superintendent of St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort, has been…

Graeme Douglas (right) is pictured with Isaac Birdstone at St Eugene Resort in June of 2020, celebrating 20 years of golf. Douglas, Greens Superintendent of St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort, has been named by the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association (BCGSA) as the recipient of the 2021 “Syngenta BCGSA Superintendent of the Year.” Birdstone works for the resort as an historian. Corey Bullock photo
The Cranbrook Food Recovery van is pictured in Creston at the end of October, when they picked up 2000 pounds of frost-touched squash from Wloka Farms. The squash was diverted to local schools after being cooked at the CFR Farm Kitchen. (CFR file)

Cranbrook Food Recovery aims to raise $10K by Christmas

Part of their Giving Tuesday fundraiser, CFR looks to community for help with food security

The Cranbrook Food Recovery van is pictured in Creston at the end of October, when they picked up 2000 pounds of frost-touched squash from Wloka Farms. The squash was diverted to local schools after being cooked at the CFR Farm Kitchen. (CFR file)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Pictured left to right: Nancy Rogers (Rotary Club of Cranbrook), Yvonne Redeker (Rotary Club of Invermere), Lynn Hauptman (Rotary Club of Kimberley), Penny Coyle (Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise), Brent Bidston (Angel Flight East Kootenay). Missing is Anita Palmer (Rotary Club of Fernie).

Regional Rotary clubs donate $22,000 to Angel Flight East Kootenay

Regional Rotary Clubs banded together to provide a $22,000 donation to a…

Pictured left to right: Nancy Rogers (Rotary Club of Cranbrook), Yvonne Redeker (Rotary Club of Invermere), Lynn Hauptman (Rotary Club of Kimberley), Penny Coyle (Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise), Brent Bidston (Angel Flight East Kootenay). Missing is Anita Palmer (Rotary Club of Fernie).
(Photo/RCAF)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
Cranbrook Community Theatre is hosting and open house Nov. 27 to mark completed renovations at the Studio Stage Door.

Public invited to grand re-opening event at Studio Stage Door

Cranbrook Community Theatre hosting open house Nov. 27 to mark completed renovations

Cranbrook Community Theatre is hosting and open house Nov. 27 to mark completed renovations at the Studio Stage Door.
Pictured is the ‘Thin Ice’ sign at Idlewild. The City is urging caution around local water bodies as temperatures drop and ice begins to form. (City of Cranbrook file)

Caution urged around local water bodies as ice begins to form

City of Cranbrook reminding residents of dangers of thin ice

Pictured is the ‘Thin Ice’ sign at Idlewild. The City is urging caution around local water bodies as temperatures drop and ice begins to form. (City of Cranbrook file)
Cokato Rd has been closed since flooding on Sunday. Pictured: Debris and damage to the road near Thompson Rd. (Image courtesy of Valerie Barry)

Evacuation alert issued for 11 properties near Hosmer

The RDEK issued the alert on Monday evening following ongoing rainfall

Cokato Rd has been closed since flooding on Sunday. Pictured: Debris and damage to the road near Thompson Rd. (Image courtesy of Valerie Barry)
Cranbrook city hall. Trevor Crawley photo.

Annual city budget talks set to get underway

City staff proposing a 2.95 per cent increase in the property tax levy for 2022

Cranbrook city hall. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Cranbrook public sandbag station is located directly beside the Public Works Yard (201 Cobham Avenue). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Cranbrook public sandbag station is located directly beside the Public Works Yard (201 Cobham Avenue). (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
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Name: Eric Myers
Rank: Avr
Unit and Section: 4 ACSS Sqn
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Aviator Eric Myers: From Cranbrook to Romania

Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania – Aviator Eric Myers has travelled a…

  • Nov 15, 2021
SN: F26 100 569
Name: Eric Myers
Rank: Avr
Unit and Section: 4 ACSS Sqn
MOSID/TRADE: 00168 MAT MGT TECH 
DEPLOYED UNIT: OP REASSURANCE
Cokato Creek has overflowed its banks prompting the closure of Cokato Road in the 4500 block. (Image courtesy of Brendan Morgan, City of Fernie)

Flooding, detours and an evacuation: Elk Valley drenched by torrential rain

Roads have been closed and neighbourhoods around Fernie and in the RDEK have seen localised flooding

Cokato Creek has overflowed its banks prompting the closure of Cokato Road in the 4500 block. (Image courtesy of Brendan Morgan, City of Fernie)
Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) became a pre-licensing requirement on Oct. 18, 2021, to ensure that new Class 1 drivers had consistent training prior to taking their road test, with a goal of increasing driver skill and road safety. (Image courtesy Pixabay)

Road Test Woes: Woman’s Class 1 plans foiled by new program

The driving job prospects for a Cranbrook woman are in limbo, due to an illness that coincided with the start of a new ICBC program.

Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) became a pre-licensing requirement on Oct. 18, 2021, to ensure that new Class 1 drivers had consistent training prior to taking their road test, with a goal of increasing driver skill and road safety. (Image courtesy Pixabay)
Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Snow School Director and Business Development Manager Rob Duncan has achieved CSIA Level 4 Ski Instructor certification, a lifelong goal for him. Jenny Rae Bateman photo.

Kootenay ski instructor achieves CSIA Level 4 certification

Level 4 akin to a PhD in other professions, representing decades of dedication

Kimberley Alpine Resort’s Snow School Director and Business Development Manager Rob Duncan has achieved CSIA Level 4 Ski Instructor certification, a lifelong goal for him. Jenny Rae Bateman photo.