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Cranbrook mayoral candidates Wayne Price (left) and Lee Pratt debated the issues during an All-Candidates Forum on Thursday night at the Key City Theatre. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook mayoral candidates debate issues at forum

The two candidates vying for the Cranbrook mayor’s office fielded questions pitched…

Cranbrook mayoral candidates Wayne Price (left) and Lee Pratt debated the issues during an All-Candidates Forum on Thursday night at the Key City Theatre. Trevor Crawley photo.
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed

Columbia River Treaty modernization concludes 14th round of negotiations

The 14th round of talks to modernize the Columbia River Treaty were…

The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed
A traditional powwow was held at the Dan Joe Memorial Gym at the ?aqamnik' School in the ʔaq̓am Community on Saturday, Oct. 1. Trevor Crawley photo.

PHOTOS: ʔaq̓am Community hosts traditional powwow

The Dan Joe Memorial Arena at the ʔaq̓amnik’ School hosted a traditional…

A traditional powwow was held at the Dan Joe Memorial Gym at the ?aqamnik' School in the ʔaq̓am Community on Saturday, Oct. 1. Trevor Crawley photo.
Pictured is the RDEK’s Cranbrook Transfer Station. Trevor Crawley photo.

RDEK staffed transfer stations to close on Thanksgiving Monday

While rural stations will be open, RDEK asks not to overfill bins, come back if they are full

Pictured is the RDEK’s Cranbrook Transfer Station. Trevor Crawley photo.
Fort Steele Spooktacular on Saturday, October 26, 2019. (Colin Ferguson/Syltography file)
Fort Steele Spooktacular on Saturday, October 26, 2019. (Colin Ferguson/Syltography file)
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RCMP report an unusual amount of thefts from sheds and construction trailers in Kimberley and Cranbrook

Update: Later Wednesday Columbia Valley RCMP alerted the Kimberley Detachment that the…

Black Press file
Cranbrook City Hall. File photo.

Advance voting begins today for local government elections

Today (Wednesday, Oct. 5) is the first day of advance voting in…

Cranbrook City Hall. File photo.
A prescribed burn is set for Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Cranbrook, south of Phillips Reservoir. Pictured is a map of the City, and the area outlined in red is where the 100 hectare burn will be taking place. (City of Cranbrook file)

Prescribed burn underway near Phillips Reservoir in Cranbrook

The 100 hectare burn will mean smoky skies for the area

  • Oct 5, 2022
A prescribed burn is set for Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Cranbrook, south of Phillips Reservoir. Pictured is a map of the City, and the area outlined in red is where the 100 hectare burn will be taking place. (City of Cranbrook file)
Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.

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…

Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook.
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…

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

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