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
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