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Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta

Avalanche warning issued for Southern BC and Western Alberta

Warm temperatures and lots of sunshine are expected for the coming weekend, which will have a destabilizing effect on the snowpack

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta
The participants from all countries at the Friendship PeeWee International Ice Hockey Tournament in Cranbrook, 1993. Photo by Brian Clarkson

How hockey unites the world: The Friendship PeeWee International Ice Hockey Tournament

Tadakiyo Kaneiri, passes away 32 years after the launch of Tournament

The participants from all countries at the Friendship PeeWee International Ice Hockey Tournament in Cranbrook, 1993. Photo by Brian Clarkson
The Canadian Rockies International Airport (pictured before the massive snowfalls of December). Corey Bullock photo

Cranbrook airport deals with cancelled flights, weather

WestJet brings in larger aircraft Monday to accommodate cancelled Pacific Coastal flights

The Canadian Rockies International Airport (pictured before the massive snowfalls of December). Corey Bullock photo
Kimberley Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 2015 Warrren Avenue early Tuesday morning. Nicole Koran photo

Fire closes Warren Avenue in Kimberley

Warren Avenue now re-open after early Tuesday morning structure fire

Kimberley Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 2015 Warrren Avenue early Tuesday morning. Nicole Koran photo
Jesse Cook and his band at the Key City Theatre in September, 2015. Barry Coulter file photo

Jesse Cook: Tempest forecast for March, 2022

After a two year delay, renowned World guitarist hits the road to mark the 25 anniversary of the release of his first album

Jesse Cook and his band at the Key City Theatre in September, 2015. Barry Coulter file photo
Andrew Boden with a copy of his newly released book, “The Secret History Of My Hometown,” a counterfactual history of Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)

An alternative history of Cranbrook

Andrew Boden’s new book — “The Secret History Of My Hometown” — looks at the what-ifs of a counterfactual reality

Andrew Boden with a copy of his newly released book, “The Secret History Of My Hometown,” a counterfactual history of Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Bucks were to play the Chilliwack Chiefs at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook on Saturday, Nov. 20. The Trail Smoke Eaters will now be coming to town on Saturday.

Cranbrook Bucks will play Trail instead of Chilliwack Saturday

The Bucks were to play the Chilliwack Chiefs at Western Financial Place on Saturday, Nov. 20. The Trail Smoke Eaters will now be coming to town on Sunday

The Bucks were to play the Chilliwack Chiefs at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook on Saturday, Nov. 20. The Trail Smoke Eaters will now be coming to town on Saturday.
Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) became a pre-licensing requirement on Oct. 18, 2021, to ensure that new Class 1 drivers had consistent training prior to taking their road test, with a goal of increasing driver skill and road safety. (Image courtesy Pixabay)

Road Test Woes: Woman’s Class 1 plans foiled by new program

The driving job prospects for a Cranbrook woman are in limbo, due to an illness that coincided with the start of a new ICBC program.

Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) became a pre-licensing requirement on Oct. 18, 2021, to ensure that new Class 1 drivers had consistent training prior to taking their road test, with a goal of increasing driver skill and road safety. (Image courtesy Pixabay)
Wall of Honour vandalized on Nov. 11, 2021 in Cranbrook, B.C. (Reddit photo)

Wall of Honour for veterans vandalized with COVID-19 graffiti on Remembrance Day in Cranbrook

Cranbrook RCMP are investigating after someone spray painted COVID-19 related graffiti on…

Wall of Honour vandalized on Nov. 11, 2021 in Cranbrook, B.C. (Reddit photo)
The B.C. Government has introduced Bill 26, dissolving Jumbo Mountain Resort Municipality.

Ktunaxa First Nation pleased with the dissolution of Jumbo Resort Municipality

“The 2013 incorporation of this ‘town with no citizens,’ (with an appointed mayor and council), was an affront to all residents of British Columbia,”

The B.C. Government has introduced Bill 26, dissolving Jumbo Mountain Resort Municipality.
Golden Life’s Kootenay Street Village in Cranbrook has been notified that since Golden Life requires visitors to be fully vaccinated, Canada Post will no longer be delivering their mail. (Barry Coulter photo)

Mail delivery to Golden Life facilities cut off

Because of Golden Life’s policy that visitors must be fully vaccinated, Canada Post will not deliver mail to seniors care and assisted living facilities

Golden Life’s Kootenay Street Village in Cranbrook has been notified that since Golden Life requires visitors to be fully vaccinated, Canada Post will no longer be delivering their mail. (Barry Coulter photo)
73-year-old Rudolf Hannes Hofer is wanted province-wide on an unendorsed warrant for possession of child pornography and breach of undertaking. (Photo via RCMP)

Public’s help sought to arrest man for child pornography offences

The Cranbrook RCMP are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating a…

73-year-old Rudolf Hannes Hofer is wanted province-wide on an unendorsed warrant for possession of child pornography and breach of undertaking. (Photo via RCMP)
The Ktunaxa Nation governments have declared a mental health state of emergency for its vulnerable citizens.

Ktunaxa Nation governments declare a mental health state of emergency

Mental wellness of Ktunaxa youth and young adults is a particular concern, Nation says

The Ktunaxa Nation governments have declared a mental health state of emergency for its vulnerable citizens.
The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks

Changing the name of a B.C. mountain follows a robust process

Mt. Pétain on B.C.-Alberta border named after French war hero who later led the government of Vichy France

The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks
Cheyanne Kneller in CCT's "Shape of a Girl." Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 22-24 and 28-30. Barry Coulter photo

“Shape of a Girl:” Focus in on the Darkness

Live drama has returned, with Cranbrook Community Theatre’s presentation “Shape of a Girl,” based on the tragic story of Reena Virk

Cheyanne Kneller in CCT's "Shape of a Girl." Kneller and Jelena Jensen are alternating performances in this one-person play, playing Oct. 22-24 and 28-30. Barry Coulter photo
The Cranbrook RCMP Detachment is launching a “9PM routine” for residents in Cranbrook. The new initiative is designed to act as a reminder for you to remove valuables from your vehicles, lock your vehicle doors, lock the doors to your homes, garages, and sheds, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems.

Cranbrook RCMP launch ‘9 p.m. routine’ to help prevent thefts

Cranbrook RCMP Detachment is launching new initiative for residents in Cranbrook

The Cranbrook RCMP Detachment is launching a “9PM routine” for residents in Cranbrook. The new initiative is designed to act as a reminder for you to remove valuables from your vehicles, lock your vehicle doors, lock the doors to your homes, garages, and sheds, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems.
The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks

Mount Pétain in the Rockies to have name rescinded

Mountain, glacier and creek named after French general are facing a name-change, more than 100 years after their naming

The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks
Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces at Sweetwater Resort at Lake Koocanusa in the East Kootenay.

Two arrested, charged, in fraud case at Sweetwater Resort at Koocanusa

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces

Two Calgary men were arrested for fraudulent sales of RV camping lots, cabin lots and dock spaces at Sweetwater Resort at Lake Koocanusa in the East Kootenay.
Rob Morrison (left) and Wayne Stetski. Photos courtesy Jocelyn Doll and Claire Palmer

Kootenay Conservative candidate sits on top; final result pending mail-in ballots

Rob Morrison appears headed for second term as Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia

Rob Morrison (left) and Wayne Stetski. Photos courtesy Jocelyn Doll and Claire Palmer
Rana Nelson of Revelstoke is running for the Green Party in Kootenay-Columbia, in the 44th federal election set for Sept. 20.

Nelson brings Green Party values to the voters

Rana Nelson of Revelstoke running for Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Rana Nelson of Revelstoke is running for the Green Party in Kootenay-Columbia, in the 44th federal election set for Sept. 20.