Our Town

All of the funds for the Garden Club’s beautification projects are raised through Open Garden Day

Cranbrook Garden Club celebrates 25 blooming years

What started as a group meeting in a kitchen to discuss love of gardening has since blossomed into a group of over 200 people.

  • Aug 19, 2016
All of the funds for the Garden Club’s beautification projects are raised through Open Garden Day
Carmen Biafore

Carmen Biafore: You won’t meet a finer person in life

Carmen Biafore passes on at the age of 69 after many years with the City of Cranbrook

  • Aug 19, 2016
Carmen Biafore
Katelyn Stromgren

One girl, one horse, one country

Riding a horse from Montreal to Kelowna suits Katelyn Stromgren’s fancy — and her wanderlust

  • Aug 18, 2016
Katelyn Stromgren
Initial work at Idlewild involved the the installation of a new bypass pipe and sediment control pond.

Idlewild work reprised – 103 years later

"Useful work was completed by the City Engineer," in 1913. Now that work is being done again. Everything old is new again, or will be.

  • Aug 12, 2016
Initial work at Idlewild involved the the installation of a new bypass pipe and sediment control pond.
Adolf Hungrywolf’s show “Recollections

Columbia Basin Culture Tour coming to the region

Kootenay Culture showcased around East Kootenay August 13, 14

  • Aug 10, 2016
Adolf Hungrywolf’s show “Recollections

It happened this week in Cranbrook: August 7-13

Items compiled from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre Archives

  • Aug 10, 2016
Pictured are Pip’s mother Aline Stairs

Stairs honoured for Fort Steele service

Perry “Pip” Stairs is being recognized for his exemplary service at Fort Steele Heritage Town with a bronze plaque

  • Aug 3, 2016
Pictured are Pip’s mother Aline Stairs
Olympic rower Joy Ward fera (left) takes to the water of Jim Smith lake with Rockies Rowing Club member Kristen Wilson at a training session Saturday

Cranbrook Olympic alumnus joins Rockies’ rowers

On the eve of the Olympics, it was fitting that Cranbrook's Rockies Rowing Club got a visit from one of Cranbrook's legendary rowers.

  • Aug 3, 2016
Olympic rower Joy Ward fera (left) takes to the water of Jim Smith lake with Rockies Rowing Club member Kristen Wilson at a training session Saturday
Training in martial arts is different from training for personal protection.

The cost of teaching personal-protection

Joel Huncar on the difference in training for martial arts and personal protection.

  • Jul 29, 2016
Training in martial arts is different from training for personal protection.

It Happened This Week In Cranbrook

Dave Humphrey chronicles the events in Cranbrook between July 10-16 as recorded by newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre.

  • Jul 13, 2016

Monday a busy day for Kimberley RCMP

Police kept busy with multiple calls including altercation, stolen trailer and motor vehicle incidents.

  • Jul 13, 2016

Elderly folk on the Rails 2 Trails: A guide

Peter Warland regals his latest adventure on the popular Rails 2 Trails network.

  • Jul 12, 2016
Members of the widespread Chlopan family gathered from across the country at Joseph Creek Village for a family reunion on Saturday

Gathering of the Chlopan Clan

One of the area's oldest families holds reunion in Cranbrook, Mayook

  • Jul 8, 2016
Members of the widespread Chlopan family gathered from across the country at Joseph Creek Village for a family reunion on Saturday
Cranbrook’s new source of water supply

The Once and Future Dam

From 1931 to 2016 and beyond, the dam on Joseph’s Creek has served as Cranbrook’s carotid artery

  • Jul 8, 2016
Cranbrook’s new source of water supply
Images from the Guido

Cranbrook’s Gardens of Earthly Delights

Take a tour through our botanical paradise on the Cranbrook Garden Club’s 20th annual Open Garden Day

  • Jul 6, 2016
Images from the Guido
Left to right: Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski

Youth honoured with citizenship awards

Nine Cranbrook students recognized at Canada Day for making Cranbrook and their schools better places.

  • Jul 3, 2016
Left to right: Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski
Heinrich Harrer (left) and Cyril Hoskins

Heinrich Harrer vs. Lobsang Rampa

Booknotes looks at a peculiar Tibetan literature relationship

  • Jun 30, 2016
Heinrich Harrer (left) and Cyril Hoskins
Blues duo Holly and Jon are among the acts performing at Canada Day festivities in Rotary Park

FPPAS presents the sounds of Canada Day

Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society, running July 1 entertainment, getting bigger every year

  • Jun 29, 2016
Blues duo Holly and Jon are among the acts performing at Canada Day festivities in Rotary Park
A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.

New toll-free number to report elder abuse

Interior Health is the first health authority in the province to introduce a region-wide number to report abuse.

A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.
(At left) Pictured  with newly-crowned Youth Ambassadors Brianna McWhirter and Jelena Jensen are the top six in the Fitness Inc. Sam Steele Strong Man Classic (back row

Feats of Strength at Sam Steele

One of the signature events of Sam Steele Days is the Fitness Inc. Strongman Classic.

  • Jun 24, 2016
(At left) Pictured  with newly-crowned Youth Ambassadors Brianna McWhirter and Jelena Jensen are the top six in the Fitness Inc. Sam Steele Strong Man Classic (back row