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A pipe is getting ready for installation as part of the Wildstone PRV Replacement Project, as part of the City’s overall Capital Works program in 2022. Photo by the City of Cranbrook.

Capital Works projects well underway, says city

4th St. N project ahead of schedule, according to city staff.

A pipe is getting ready for installation as part of the Wildstone PRV Replacement Project, as part of the City’s overall Capital Works program in 2022. Photo by the City of Cranbrook.
Peter Warland: 1927-2022

Peter Warland, 1927-2022: Educator, writer, mountaineer

Peter Warland died April 23, after a remarkable life of 94 years

Peter Warland: 1927-2022
Representatives from CFKR and CCFS were very pleased to sign the agreement to develop the Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund. Front row, left to right: Joseph Cross, CCFS Board Chair and Jean-Ann Debreceni, Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund founding donor. Back row, left to right: Michele Bates, CFKR Board Chair and Sean Campbell, CFKR Director. (Photo courtesy of CFKR)

Permanent endowment fund created for Cranbrook Community Forest Society

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies is overseeing the grant, with a fundraising goal of $20K

Representatives from CFKR and CCFS were very pleased to sign the agreement to develop the Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund. Front row, left to right: Joseph Cross, CCFS Board Chair and Jean-Ann Debreceni, Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund founding donor. Back row, left to right: Michele Bates, CFKR Board Chair and Sean Campbell, CFKR Director. (Photo courtesy of CFKR)
Local hockey players Nathan Andrew and Tyler Bennettare  on Team BC for National Aboriginal Hockey Championship in Membertou Nova Scotia May 9-14.

Local hockey players on Team BC for National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Nathan Andrew and Tyler Bennett will help represent the province in Membertou, Nova Scotia, May 9-14.

Local hockey players Nathan Andrew and Tyler Bennettare  on Team BC for National Aboriginal Hockey Championship in Membertou Nova Scotia May 9-14.
Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)

Hazardous waste depot at Cranbrook Transfer Station closed following break-in

Vandals caused extensive damage to interior and exterior of building: RDEK

Pictured is the hazardous waste depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station. The building is closed until further notice following a break-in that caused extensive damage and safety concerns. (RDEK)
Over 480 tonnes of recyclables have been collected in Cranbrook since the curb-side program began one year ago. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook marks one year of curb-side recycling program

Over 480 tonnes of recyclables have been collected, but contamination still a factor

Over 480 tonnes of recyclables have been collected in Cranbrook since the curb-side program began one year ago. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Baby turtles are only about two centimetres in diameter. (Janice Strong photo)

Go, baby, go! Baby Western Painted Turtles are emerging from their nests

Rocky Mountain Naturalists (RMN) hold Annual Turtle Day at Cranbrook’s Elizabeth Lake

  • May 5, 2022
Baby turtles are only about two centimetres in diameter. (Janice Strong photo)
The Kootenay real estate market is cooling down after a torrid 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The Kootenay real estate market is cooling down after a torrid 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Firefighters responded to a wildfire in the Baynes Lake area on Tuesday (May 3) evening. Photo courtesy RDEK.

Firefighters contain wildfire near Baynes Lake

Fire crews respond to one-hectare wildfire Tuesday night in Strawberry Hill area near Baynes Lake

Firefighters responded to a wildfire in the Baynes Lake area on Tuesday (May 3) evening. Photo courtesy RDEK.
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UPDATE: Stolen U-Haul located and returned, one person arrested

Police thanked community for providing information leading to arrest, return of U-Haul

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The City of Cranbrook begins their annual uni-directional water flushing program on Wednesday, May 4, and residents may notice a slight discolouration or cloudiness to their water while the work is taking place. (File Photo)

City to begin annual water flushing program this week

Water may be briefly cloudy or discoloured, not a health concern, says City

The City of Cranbrook begins their annual uni-directional water flushing program on Wednesday, May 4, and residents may notice a slight discolouration or cloudiness to their water while the work is taking place. (File Photo)
A prescribed burn is planned for the Forest Crowne area this week, potentially Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Bulletin file
A prescribed burn is planned for the Forest Crowne area this week, potentially Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Bulletin file
The Sam Steele Sweetheart Youth Ambassador program held a banquet and ball to introduce the 2022 Youth Ambassador candidates on Saturday night at the Colomobo Hall. Pictured left to right: Halle French, Belle Alaric, Madeline Gauthier (2020 Princess of Sam Steele), Mia Miles (2020 Sweetheart of Sam Steele), Jaylyn Spyskma, Alyssa Davis, and Jolene Julian-Hirn.

Sam Steele Sweetheart youth ambassador candidates introduced at gala event

Five candidates participating in the 2022 edition of the Sam Steele Sweethearts Youth Ambassador program

The Sam Steele Sweetheart Youth Ambassador program held a banquet and ball to introduce the 2022 Youth Ambassador candidates on Saturday night at the Colomobo Hall. Pictured left to right: Halle French, Belle Alaric, Madeline Gauthier (2020 Princess of Sam Steele), Mia Miles (2020 Sweetheart of Sam Steele), Jaylyn Spyskma, Alyssa Davis, and Jolene Julian-Hirn.
Pictured are members of the Cranbrook RCMP detachment at a recent Polar Plunge for Special Olympics event at the Tamarack Centre. (Rebecca Moore - Cranbrook RCMP file)
Pictured are members of the Cranbrook RCMP detachment at a recent Polar Plunge for Special Olympics event at the Tamarack Centre. (Rebecca Moore - Cranbrook RCMP file)
Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge on Friday July 3, 2020. Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously to ask the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

P.E.I. asking Ottawa to change name of Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing

Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously Friday to ask…

Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge on Friday July 3, 2020. Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously to ask the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
The City of Cranbrook’s mosquito control program is underway, targeting larvae - pictured here. (Photo via Kendra Lewis, Morrow Bioscience Limited)

Mosquito control program underway in Cranbrook

As larvae begins to develop, the City has applied the first treatment

The City of Cranbrook’s mosquito control program is underway, targeting larvae - pictured here. (Photo via Kendra Lewis, Morrow Bioscience Limited)
As a result of the new health measures, the City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.

Cranbrook City Council reviews 2022 tax rates with proposed increases

If adopted, municipal property owners will see a 2.75% increase

As a result of the new health measures, the City of Cranbrook must follow the mandates from Interior Health.
At left: retiring School District 5 Superintendent Silke Yardley. At right: Viveka Johnson will begin her superintendentship in August, 2022.(File photos)

School District 5 hires new superintendent

Viveka Johnson, former principal at MBSS, will take over from Silke Yardley, who is retiring at the end of July

At left: retiring School District 5 Superintendent Silke Yardley. At right: Viveka Johnson will begin her superintendentship in August, 2022.(File photos)
The land where the Foundry East Kootenay facility will be located in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.

Foundry East Kootenay to break ground in coming months

The engineers are hired and the contractor is in place

The land where the Foundry East Kootenay facility will be located in Cranbrook. Photo submitted.
Marvin Rotrand, National Director of the League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada, speaks about the increase in antisemitic incidents in Canada during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada sees record rise in antisemitism in 2021, surge in violence toward Jews

Record levels of antisemitism were recorded in Canada last year, with sharp…

Marvin Rotrand, National Director of the League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada, speaks about the increase in antisemitic incidents in Canada during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick