Our Town

Crossing the Rock Creek Canyon Bridge between Osoyoos and Rock Creek. Bob Cortright/Wikipedia/Creative Common

British Columbia’s Great Highway turns 70

Today, the real wealth of the Crowsnest Highway encompasses more than mining, energy and forestry.

  • Sep 4, 2019
Anne Thomas, 21, and Caribou her bike and only companion on her cross-Canada journey made a stop in at the Cranbrook Townsman to share her story.

Me and Caribou on the road

Anne Thomas’ charitable cross-Canada bike trip takes her through Cranbrook

  • Jun 6, 2017
Cranbrook Community Theatre issues casting call for coming plays

Cranbrook Community Theatre issues casting call for coming plays

Twenty roles available for men and women; auditions set for Monday, June 5, and Sunday, June 11

A trip into Cranbrook’s colourful past

A trip into Cranbrook’s colourful past

The Cranbrook History Centre hosted a tour of the old Cranbrook Cemetery on Saturday, May 20.

A trip into Cranbrook’s colourful past
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Taking the First Step

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Taking the First Step

Men Standing Up Against Gender Violence

  • May 23, 2017
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Taking the First Step
Weed Warrior Frank’s Invasive Weed of the Week

Weed Warrior Frank’s Invasive Weed of the Week

Field Bindweed can take over your property

  • May 23, 2017
Weed Warrior Frank’s Invasive Weed of the Week
video
Tributes paid to broadcasting 'legend,' Larry King
Man spits on 7-Eleven manager over mask rule, sparking Vancouver police probe
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has resigned
Trudeau says he will call Biden to save Keystone XL pipeline
The Baker Hill area of Cranbrook was the scene of a Heritage Walking tour sponsored by the Cranbrook History Centre, May 6.

CHC puts on Baker Hill Heritage Walking Tour

“Cranbrook has more historic houses than they’d ever realized” was a common…

The Baker Hill area of Cranbrook was the scene of a Heritage Walking tour sponsored by the Cranbrook History Centre, May 6.
It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1907

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1907

1907 Knights of Pythias pass an enjoyable evening … Wm. Irvine, of…

  • Apr 23, 2017
It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1907
OVER THE TOP: Canadian troops begin the assault on Vimy Ridge.

100 years since the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Royal Canadian Legion to mark significant anniversary with special ceremony in Rotary Park

  • Apr 4, 2017
OVER THE TOP: Canadian troops begin the assault on Vimy Ridge.
Burt Decaire

Decaire was a legendary Kootenay Broadcaster

Burt Decaire, who had a long and storied career in radio in the Kootenays, passed away Friday, March 24

  • Mar 31, 2017
Burt Decaire
Alice Moore makes her case during a crowded school board meeting in 1974.

The textbook wars of Kanawha County

Alice Moore who began it all stated “I never dreamed it would come to this.”

  • Mar 28, 2017
Alice Moore makes her case during a crowded school board meeting in 1974.
'The Barry' is the best

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1907

News and notes from the week of March 26-April 1, 1907

  • Mar 28, 2017
'The Barry' is the best
Hair neglect illustrated

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1908/09

News and notes from yesterday, including the adventures and fate of Harry Deacon

  • Mar 22, 2017
Hair neglect illustrated
The Cranbrook Tritons Swim Team — pictured en masse at the Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place — hosted their 2nd Annual Invitational Swim Meet on the weekend of March 11 – 12.

Tritons host 2nd annual invitational swim meet

Forty-nine swimmers from Cranbrook attended this meet that included swimmers from Fernie, Radium and Lethbridge.

  • Mar 22, 2017
The Cranbrook Tritons Swim Team — pictured en masse at the Aquatic Centre at Western Financial Place — hosted their 2nd Annual Invitational Swim Meet on the weekend of March 11 – 12.
Paige and Peyton Hansen hit the streets in the new Cranbrook transportation norm.

Welcome to the Cranbrook spring

Now, let's hit those streets running — or paddling

  • Mar 19, 2017
Paige and Peyton Hansen hit the streets in the new Cranbrook transportation norm.
Left to right: Derek Van Leusden (Amy Woodland Elementary School) Nancy Lemire (Salvation Army)

Salvation Army provides $5,000 to local schools

Money will held schools beef up their programs to feed kids in the morning and at lunches.

  • Mar 17, 2017
Left to right: Derek Van Leusden (Amy Woodland Elementary School) Nancy Lemire (Salvation Army)
Doctor Love/Hemp City were among the vendors at the Women’s Expo

Women’s Expo a great success

Dragonboat season is set to begin, following the annual fundraiser for Abreast in The Rockies Dragonboat team.

  • Mar 17, 2017
Doctor Love/Hemp City were among the vendors at the Women’s Expo
Eliza Rosanna Gilbert — aka Lola Montez

The Dance of the Spider Woman

BookNotes looks at one of history’s greatest femme fatales

  • Mar 17, 2017
Eliza Rosanna Gilbert — aka Lola Montez
Breakwater at the Heidout Brewhouse and Restaurant

Video: Breakwater at the Heidout

Trio from Calgary at Heidout Brewhouse and Restauraunt, March 9, 2017

  • Mar 9, 2017
Breakwater at the Heidout Brewhouse and Restaurant

Video: The start of the Coldest Night of the Year Walk

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Cranbrook joined 100 cities across Canada in support of the homeless

  • Mar 1, 2017