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Wall of Honour vandalized on Nov. 11, 2021 in Cranbrook, B.C. (Reddit photo)

Wall of Honour for veterans vandalized with COVID-19 graffiti on Remembrance Day in Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP are investigating after someone spray painted COVID-19 related graffiti on…

Wall of Honour vandalized on Nov. 11, 2021 in Cranbrook, B.C. (Reddit photo)
Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day in Cranbrook

The Legion held a ceremony at Rotary Park to commemorate Remembrance Day

Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman
In June, the name of Prince Charles was removed from the front of Creston’s high school. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Process of renaming Creston’s high school now underway

Teachers say dropping the name ‘Prince Charles’ is a move towards reconciliation

In June, the name of Prince Charles was removed from the front of Creston’s high school. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Kimberley RCMP confirmed that a Kimberley resident turned in this blade, that allegedly was found in a child’s Halloween candy. Photo taken from Facebook.

Blades found in child’s Halloween candy turned into Kimberley RCMP

Sgt. Steven Woodcox of the Kimberley RCMP confirmed with the Bulletin that…

Kimberley RCMP confirmed that a Kimberley resident turned in this blade, that allegedly was found in a child’s Halloween candy. Photo taken from Facebook.
252 tonnes of recyclables have been collected in Cranbrook over the past six months, as the City celebrates the six month milestone of the new curb-side recycle program. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
252 tonnes of recyclables have been collected in Cranbrook over the past six months, as the City celebrates the six month milestone of the new curb-side recycle program. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
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Pictured are SD5 Trustees and Staff, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, in front of the new electric school bus, which has been in operation on the Moyie route since June of 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

SD5’s new electric bus making the rounds in Cranbrook

The bus has been on the Moyie route since June of 2021

Pictured are SD5 Trustees and Staff, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, in front of the new electric school bus, which has been in operation on the Moyie route since June of 2021. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka (right) has officially endorsed Ellis Ross (left) for the leadership of the B.C. Liberals. Ross, the MLA for Skeena, was in Cranbrook Monday evening, Nov. 8, at an event at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)

Shypitka endorses Ellis Ross for Leadership of the B.C. Liberals

Kootenay East MLA backs the MLA from Skeena out of the six official candidates

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka (right) has officially endorsed Ellis Ross (left) for the leadership of the B.C. Liberals. Ross, the MLA for Skeena, was in Cranbrook Monday evening, Nov. 8, at an event at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province requires proof of vaccination for acute care visitors as of Nov. 9

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
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City of Cranbrook ready for winter with first snowfall of the season

The City’s public works department is shifting into 24-hour operations

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RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
College of the Rockies Recruitment Officers (l-r) Kristy Brons and Jennifer Inglis will join other College faculty, staff, and current students to share information about the College’s many programs and services at the virtual Open House from November 15 to 19.

College of the Rockies hosting virtual Open House

Interactive sessions and chances to win prizes offered at online event

  • Nov 8, 2021
College of the Rockies Recruitment Officers (l-r) Kristy Brons and Jennifer Inglis will join other College faculty, staff, and current students to share information about the College’s many programs and services at the virtual Open House from November 15 to 19.
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Cousins Zander Coultry, left, and Yozsef Farkas, right, are “bestest friends”. A GoFundMe page was launched in November, 2021, in Farkas’ name to raise money for the BC Burn Fund after the extensive support Coultry and his family received from the fund following a May burn accident. (Image courtesy of L’wren Farkas)

Fernie family raises money for BC Burn Fund

Zander Coultry is healing well from burn injuries, so his family wants to give back

Cousins Zander Coultry, left, and Yozsef Farkas, right, are “bestest friends”. A GoFundMe page was launched in November, 2021, in Farkas’ name to raise money for the BC Burn Fund after the extensive support Coultry and his family received from the fund following a May burn accident. (Image courtesy of L’wren Farkas)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire in the early hours of the morning, Friday, November 5. (Cranbrook Fire Department file)

Cranbrook Fire Department responds to early morning trailer fire

The fire was contained, no injuries reported

  • Nov 5, 2021
Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire in the early hours of the morning, Friday, November 5. (Cranbrook Fire Department file)
Trophy Town director Robert Barrett is proud of the recently released documentary on the '39 and '61 Trail Smoke Eaters, which is premiering at the Royal Theatre in Trail Nov. 12-18. Photo: submitted

World champion Trail Smoke Eaters documentary premieres Nov. 12

Ray Ferraro narrates film on Trail Smoke Eaters ‘39 and ‘61 world championship hockey teams

Trophy Town director Robert Barrett is proud of the recently released documentary on the '39 and '61 Trail Smoke Eaters, which is premiering at the Royal Theatre in Trail Nov. 12-18. Photo: submitted
Parks crews with Public Works are working on trail improvements at Elizabeth Lake this week. (Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook)

City of Cranbrook working on trail improvements at Elizabeth Lake

Parks crews with City of Cranbrook Public Works department are working on…

Parks crews with Public Works are working on trail improvements at Elizabeth Lake this week. (Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook)
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