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It’s that time again for A Book Under Every Tree! Left to Right: Major Linda Green of the Salvation Army; Ursula Brigl

Time for Good Reads: A Book Under Every Tree

Annual program to provide gift-quality books for toddlers, children, teens and adults for Christmas.

  • Nov 29, 2016
It’s that time again for A Book Under Every Tree! Left to Right: Major Linda Green of the Salvation Army; Ursula Brigl
The grey jay — the choice of the  Royal Canadian Geographic Society

Make the grey jay our National Bird

We at the Cranbrook Townsman and Kimberley Bulletin are raising our voices and pens in support of the grey jay — the great whisky jack

  • Nov 25, 2016
The grey jay — the choice of the  Royal Canadian Geographic Society
Barry Coulter photo A WINTER WONDERLAND is being created down at the Baker Street Mall by Black Press and the community. Pictured here are Steeples Elementary School students

Christmas Village a winter wonderland at Baker Street Mall

A winter wonderland is being created at the Baker Mall to help out the Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club.

  • Nov 18, 2016
Barry Coulter photo A WINTER WONDERLAND is being created down at the Baker Street Mall by Black Press and the community. Pictured here are Steeples Elementary School students
Dawn Douglas celebrated her 90th birthday recently with a marvelous “floral” cake

A volunteer extraordinaire

CHCA pays tribute to Dawn Douglas for longtime service

  • Nov 16, 2016
Dawn Douglas celebrated her 90th birthday recently with a marvelous “floral” cake
The Cranbrook Farmers’ Winter Market runs Nov. 25

Cranbrook Farmers’ Winter Market Nov. 25, 26 and 27

'Tis the season for local treats and treasures, grown and crafted with love

  • Nov 16, 2016
The Cranbrook Farmers’ Winter Market runs Nov. 25
Home Depot and Street Angel staff are celebrating another successful Orange Door Project fundraising drive.

Orange Door project raises $32,740 for Street Angels

The Ktunaxa Nation and Cranbrook Home Depot are celebrating another successful Orange Door Project fundraising drive.

  • Nov 16, 2016
Home Depot and Street Angel staff are celebrating another successful Orange Door Project fundraising drive.
A dollar could get you in to see the Beggar Prince at the Cranbrook Opera House in 1904 (75 cents for the cheaper seats)

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1904

News, notes and comments from November 13-19, 1904

  • Nov 16, 2016
A dollar could get you in to see the Beggar Prince at the Cranbrook Opera House in 1904 (75 cents for the cheaper seats)

Video: Rock of Ages will melt your faces

Wild Drama takes us back to the mythological world of the '80s Nov. 24-27 — be there or be square

  • Nov 15, 2016

Video: Tour Challenge kicks off in Cranbrook

Cranbrook is buzzing as the largest sporting event the community has ever hosted is underway.

  • Nov 9, 2016
Merlin Henry Ford served as an aircraft mechanic on Canada's military fleet for 33 years.

Reflecting on a lifetime of service

Retired aircraft mechanic served in the Canadian military for 33 years, with postings across the country and overseas.

Merlin Henry Ford served as an aircraft mechanic on Canada's military fleet for 33 years.
Jason and Kalvin Marsh with their haul from the 2016 Canadian Nationals and US Nationals.

Shooters club celebrates successful 2016

The 2016 season is drawing to a close for the Bull River Shooters with our final fun match and awards banquet set for Saturday November 19

  • Nov 4, 2016
Jason and Kalvin Marsh with their haul from the 2016 Canadian Nationals and US Nationals.
The Mount Baker Wild swim team hosted the Kootenay regional championships on Sunday.

The Great Watery Wild

The Mount Baker Wild swim team hosted the Kootenay regional championships on Sunday

  • Nov 2, 2016
The Mount Baker Wild swim team hosted the Kootenay regional championships on Sunday.
Cars are all well and fine in 1904

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1905/1906

Orchards a-plenty; the Fort Steele fire, and other news and notes from 1905/6

  • Nov 2, 2016
Cars are all well and fine in 1904
'Our spine is perfectly built for what we do. The problem now becomes … we’ve taken that active spine and stuck it in a chair all day long

Back to basics

Renowned back doctor Hamilton Hall talks the marvel of the spine, the normalcy of back pain, and his approach in treating it

  • Nov 2, 2016
'Our spine is perfectly built for what we do. The problem now becomes … we’ve taken that active spine and stuck it in a chair all day long
A tiny homeless kitten (left)

Chance to fix your cat for free still on at EKSPCA

The program is expected to finish in December, but may wrap up sooner if the remaining 200 surgeries are reached before the goal date.

  • Oct 26, 2016
A tiny homeless kitten (left)
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
To drink or not to drink: that was the question in 1904

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1904/1905

To drink or not to drink, a great train wreck, and other news and notes from October 16-22

  • Oct 19, 2016
To drink or not to drink: that was the question in 1904
Protective Services Game Changer went to Street Angel

‘Game Changers’ feted at inaugural gala event

An celebration honouring those who’ve efforts have helped take their communities to the next level was held Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Oct 17, 2016
Protective Services Game Changer went to Street Angel
Pianist Amy Zanrosso takes the stage with the Symphony of the Kootenays for Piano Concerto No. 4

Breaking through to Beethoven

Pianist Amy Zanrosso takes the stage with the Symphony of the Kootenays for Piano Concerto No. 4.

Pianist Amy Zanrosso takes the stage with the Symphony of the Kootenays for Piano Concerto No. 4

Strings, Keys, Valves, and Mallets

Yme Woensdregt previews the upcoming season with the Symphony of the Kootenays.

  • Oct 11, 2016