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Pictured (left to right) are Cranbrook Legion representatives Marry Parkyn, Ron Stevely, Bill Cnossan and Larry Miller. They are pictured at the Cranbrook Cemetery on Tuesday, November 2nd as they spent the day planting Canadian flags on the graves of the veterans buried in Cranbrook. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook Legion to host Remembrance Day ceremony at Rotary Park

Canadian flags have been planted at the Cranbrook cemetery where veterans are buried

Pictured (left to right) are Cranbrook Legion representatives Marry Parkyn, Ron Stevely, Bill Cnossan and Larry Miller. They are pictured at the Cranbrook Cemetery on Tuesday, November 2nd as they spent the day planting Canadian flags on the graves of the veterans buried in Cranbrook. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Pictured left to right: Lisa Barnes (CFKR Vice-Chair) and CCFS board member and volunteer Jim Nicol. Nicol is the recipient of the Knights of Pythias award through the CFKR. (CFKR file)

Jim Nicol receives Knights of Pythias award through CFKR

The award recognizes an ‘unsung hero’ in the community

  • Nov 2, 2021
Pictured left to right: Lisa Barnes (CFKR Vice-Chair) and CCFS board member and volunteer Jim Nicol. Nicol is the recipient of the Knights of Pythias award through the CFKR. (CFKR file)
JCI Kootenay’s annual Santa Claus Parade in Cranbrook has been cancelled for a second year in a row. (JCI Kootenay file)

Cranbrook Santa Claus Parade cancelled for second year in a row

JCI Kootenay cited pandemic restrictions as the reason for cancellation

JCI Kootenay’s annual Santa Claus Parade in Cranbrook has been cancelled for a second year in a row. (JCI Kootenay file)
The City of Cranbrook got an Honorable Mention in the annual Code of Silence Awards

City of Cranbrook invites residents to take part in new Official Community Plan development

There are several upcoming information sessions for the ‘Our Path to 2042’ OCP

The City of Cranbrook got an Honorable Mention in the annual Code of Silence Awards
College of the Rockies’ Dean of Trades and Technology (pictured) will be one of the hosts of a series of webinars introducing the institution’s work-integrated learning program. (COTR file)

COTR announces new work-integrated learning opportunities

Students and regional businesses invited to participate in co-operative learning opportunities

College of the Rockies’ Dean of Trades and Technology (pictured) will be one of the hosts of a series of webinars introducing the institution’s work-integrated learning program. (COTR file)
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Murder-suicide behind 2 bodies found in Osoyoos: RCMP

One body was found in an abandoned vehicle and another in a home

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A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)

Heavy rainfall expected for Elk Valley, heaviest downpour to hit Fernie

Fernie is expected to received 50 to 70 mm of rain between Thursday and midday Friday

A rainfall warning is in effect for the Elk Valley Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Government of Canada website)
The largest and one of the most complex capiral works projects for 2021 was the lagoon and influent trunk main (pictured), which saw the trunk main being completed from the lagoons to Victoria Avenue. (City of Cranbrook file)

City of Cranbrook made good progress on 2021 capital works projects

Nearly $9.6 million in construction was completed this year

The largest and one of the most complex capiral works projects for 2021 was the lagoon and influent trunk main (pictured), which saw the trunk main being completed from the lagoons to Victoria Avenue. (City of Cranbrook file)
If you have items in at Kootenay Cobblers, 250 Van Horne Street South, please pick them up before the end of the month.

Cranbrook loses its cobbler

Fred Schreiner passes away; Cranbrook shoe repair business to close

If you have items in at Kootenay Cobblers, 250 Van Horne Street South, please pick them up before the end of the month.
After historical, structural, and health and safety assessments, stabilization and other conservation efforts, the Trust is now pausing work on the grain elevators in Creston to seek other funding partners. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust)

Grain elevator restoration on pause in Creston, while Trust seeks funders

Significant work already completed on the historic landmark

After historical, structural, and health and safety assessments, stabilization and other conservation efforts, the Trust is now pausing work on the grain elevators in Creston to seek other funding partners. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust)
Pictured are Trevor Koot, executive officer with KAR, and realtor Joy Anderson. Anderson is the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award with KAR. (Submitted file)

Joy Anderson recipient of KAR Realtor of the Year Award

The award recognizes realtors who invest in their community and industry

Pictured are Trevor Koot, executive officer with KAR, and realtor Joy Anderson. Anderson is the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award with KAR. (Submitted file)
73-year-old Rudolf Hannes Hofer is wanted province-wide on an unendorsed warrant for possession of child pornography and breach of undertaking. (Photo via RCMP)

Public’s help sought to arrest man for child pornography offences

The Cranbrook RCMP are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating a…

73-year-old Rudolf Hannes Hofer is wanted province-wide on an unendorsed warrant for possession of child pornography and breach of undertaking. (Photo via RCMP)
Three grizzly bear cubs killed after being hit by a train near Elko, B.C. on October 6 2021. Their deceased mother was found further down the tracks. (Contributed by Dr. Clayton Lamb)

Mother grizzly, 3 cubs killed by train near Elko

A female grizzly and her three cubs died on train tracks on October 6

Three grizzly bear cubs killed after being hit by a train near Elko, B.C. on October 6 2021. Their deceased mother was found further down the tracks. (Contributed by Dr. Clayton Lamb)
Pictured is a fence that was erected along the property line of several homes on Mission Crescent in Cranbrook. Homeowners have expressed concerns that the fence reduces the value of their homes and impacts their quality of life. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook residents concerned after fence abruptly installed on property line

City signed MOU to have fence installed for security purposes

Pictured is a fence that was erected along the property line of several homes on Mission Crescent in Cranbrook. Homeowners have expressed concerns that the fence reduces the value of their homes and impacts their quality of life. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Renovations and upgrades at the Key City Theatre are nearing completion. Trevor Crawley photo.

Key City Theatre upgrades nearing completion

A number of renovations and upgrades at the Key City Theatre are…

Renovations and upgrades at the Key City Theatre are nearing completion. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Ktunaxa Nation governments have declared a mental health state of emergency for its vulnerable citizens.

Ktunaxa Nation governments declare a mental health state of emergency

Mental wellness of Ktunaxa youth and young adults is a particular concern, Nation says

The Ktunaxa Nation governments have declared a mental health state of emergency for its vulnerable citizens.
Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

Morrison sworn in as federal government prepares for fall session

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison has been officially sworn in for a second…

Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
WildSafeBC Kimberley-Cranbrook releases their year end report outlining all the wildlife reports made throughout the year. Paul Rodgers file.

WildSafeBC releases year end report for Cranbrook, Kimberley

Another active year has nearly drawn to a close for the WildSafeBC…

WildSafeBC Kimberley-Cranbrook releases their year end report outlining all the wildlife reports made throughout the year. Paul Rodgers file.
Pictured is the Bill Nye Mountain Fire during the 2021 wildfire season. The area surrounding the fire is now closed to motor vehicle access until further notice. Many backroads in the Thompson Okanagan region are also closed to motor vehicle access. (Corey Bullock file)

New backcountry road closures in Okanagan, Kootenays aim to aid wildlife recovery

15 new motor-vehicle closures have been put in place by the province of B.C.

Pictured is the Bill Nye Mountain Fire during the 2021 wildfire season. The area surrounding the fire is now closed to motor vehicle access until further notice. Many backroads in the Thompson Okanagan region are also closed to motor vehicle access. (Corey Bullock file)