Barry Coulter

The residents of the apartment at King Street and Cobham Avenue — the former nurses' residence — were all evacuated due to a fire that broke out on an upper storey Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Barry Coulter photo)

UPDATE: Cranbrook apartment evacuated after fire breaks out on upper floor

A fire broke out on an upper storey of the apartment building…

The residents of the apartment at King Street and Cobham Avenue — the former nurses' residence — were all evacuated due to a fire that broke out on an upper storey Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Barry Coulter photo)
“Can I see your license, Kitty?”

Cats must now be licensed in the City of Cranbrook

New feline fiat gives pet-owners paws; Where will a cat carry her license? In her purrse?

“Can I see your license, Kitty?”
The Cranbrook RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who smashed a window at a Shadow Mountain golf course.

Cranbrook RCMP seek man who smashed window at golf course

The Cranbrook RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male…

The Cranbrook RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male who smashed a window at a Shadow Mountain golf course.
An investigation by Cranbrook RCMP into a knife blade located in a box of candy reveals no malicious intent.

Investigation into a knife blade in a box of candy reveals no malicious intent

Cranbrook RCMP determined the blade embedded in the candy box originated at the manufacturer’s

An investigation by Cranbrook RCMP into a knife blade located in a box of candy reveals no malicious intent.
Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. (Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada)

The Battle of Vimy Ridge, in story and song

Brendan McLeod and the Fugitives presenting “Ridge,” a visceral music storytelling show about the momentous battle that shaped Canada, at the KCT on Remembrance Day

Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. (Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada)
The 2022 Ktunaxa Business Showcase, held at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, Oct. 27, created an opportunity for Ktunaxa entrepreneurs and artisans to connect and network with regional industries, enhance their brand awareness in the community, and highlight products and services. (Barry Coulter photo)

Ktunaxa business showcase features entrepreneurs, businesses, artisans

Over 31 Ktunaxa businesses, including artisans, were involved in the showcase, and more than a dozen industries came by for the networking opportunities

The 2022 Ktunaxa Business Showcase, held at the Prestige Inn on Thursday, Oct. 27, created an opportunity for Ktunaxa entrepreneurs and artisans to connect and network with regional industries, enhance their brand awareness in the community, and highlight products and services. (Barry Coulter photo)
Cranbrook’s Mayor and Council, left to right: Wesly Graham, Wayne Stetski, Norma Blissett, Mayor Wayne Price, Lynnette Wray, Ron Popoff and Mike Peabody. (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook’s new mayor and councillors sworn in

Judge Grant Sheard leads each councillor through the oath of office

Cranbrook’s Mayor and Council, left to right: Wesly Graham, Wayne Stetski, Norma Blissett, Mayor Wayne Price, Lynnette Wray, Ron Popoff and Mike Peabody. (Barry Coulter photo)

Sharing the culture at the Ktunaxa Business Showcase

Justus Cree, Sr., and Justus Cree, Jr., and father-and-son drum and dance…

Police are looking to speak with the driver of a small red hatchback after a hit-and-run on Cranbrook Street North. (Photo submitted by RCMP)

Cranbrook RCMP seek hit-and-run driver

On October 17 Cranbrook RCMP were called to a hit-and-run on Cranbrook…

Police are looking to speak with the driver of a small red hatchback after a hit-and-run on Cranbrook Street North. (Photo submitted by RCMP)
By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo

Kootenay Save-On stores raise $33,000 for Angel Flight

A volunteer medical transport service has received a significant donation from a…

By offering customers the opportunity to round up transactions at the till, Save-On-Foods stores in seven locations across the East and West Kootenays collected a total of $33,722 for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Brent Bidston, president of Angel Flight East Kootenay, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during a presentation at Cranbrook Save-On on Friday, Sept. 30. Barry Coulter photo
Poverty conference

Cranbrook conference will discuss ways to deal with homelessness, poverty

East Kootenay Collaborative for Reducing Poverty, Oct. 28 and 29, will share ideas and look a models that are working elsewhere

Poverty conference
East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.

Group seeks candidates’ position on climate issues

East Kootenay Climate Hub will be posting responses from all candidates in the B.C. election

East Kootenay Climate Hub is putting to all candidates in the local government elections a questionnaire, to get each one’s take on the climate issues of the day.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. The Cranbrook Legion is holding a memorial service on Sept. 19 at Rotary park (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)

Cranbrook Legion holding tribute for Queen on Sept. 19

Service for the late monarch will take place 10:45 in Rotary Park in Cranbrook

Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. The Cranbrook Legion is holding a memorial service on Sept. 19 at Rotary park (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
The Rocky Mountain Rogues of Cranbrook and Kimberley are rugby champions of the B.C. Summer League again, having successfully defended their Saratoga Cup title in Kamloops this weekend past, Sept. 10 and 11. Photo by Trixie Pacis

Rocky Mountain Rogues repeat as Saratoga Cup champs

Cranbrook-Kimberley rugby team defends its B.C. Interior championship at Kamloops tournament

The Rocky Mountain Rogues of Cranbrook and Kimberley are rugby champions of the B.C. Summer League again, having successfully defended their Saratoga Cup title in Kamloops this weekend past, Sept. 10 and 11. Photo by Trixie Pacis
Michael Scott Miller, 41 years of age, from Oliver, B.C., is facing multiple charges ranging from Possession of Stolen Property to driving offences, to breaches of previous release orders. Photo courtesy Grand Forks RCMP

Grand Forks and Midway RCMP catch suspected truck thief

On August 30, around 4:45 a.m., Grand Forks RCMP were alerted to…

Michael Scott Miller, 41 years of age, from Oliver, B.C., is facing multiple charges ranging from Possession of Stolen Property to driving offences, to breaches of previous release orders. Photo courtesy Grand Forks RCMP
Maddisun's new album, “Home Is Where The Music Is” is available everywhere for streaming and for purchase on CD, Cassette and Vinyl.

From Cranbrook to Dublin to LA and back; Home Is Where The Music Is

Kootenay singer-songwriter Maddisun releases a new album, another step along the creative road

Maddisun's new album, “Home Is Where The Music Is” is available everywhere for streaming and for purchase on CD, Cassette and Vinyl.
There was a heavy police presence at Victoria Ave/Cranbrook St. intersection on Saturday night as RCMP responded to a shooting in the area. Trevor Crawley photo.

Cranbrook RCMP seek witnesses after man shot during altercation

The Cranbrook RCMP are seeking witnesses after a man was shot during…

There was a heavy police presence at Victoria Ave/Cranbrook St. intersection on Saturday night as RCMP responded to a shooting in the area. Trevor Crawley photo.
Jumpstart your career at the free Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education Event Sept. 8. Black Press file photo.

Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education event to match job seekers with employers

Businesses and industries in most sectors are being impacted by labour shortages

Jumpstart your career at the free Cranbrook Career and Post-Secondary Education Event Sept. 8. Black Press file photo.
Riders with the Rolling Barrage, a cross-country motorcycle ride in support of people with PTSD, stopped to visit the Wall of Honour at Rotary Park before heading out of Cranbrook, Thursday, August 18. (Barry Coulter photo)

Thunder across the land: Rolling Barrage raises support for PTSD

Rolling Barrage create awareness of the affliction of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder raises funds for agencies that help sufferers of PTSD

Riders with the Rolling Barrage, a cross-country motorcycle ride in support of people with PTSD, stopped to visit the Wall of Honour at Rotary Park before heading out of Cranbrook, Thursday, August 18. (Barry Coulter photo)
Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Bowen Byram is pictured with the Stanley Cup in downtown Cranbrook, Tuesday, August 16. (Barry Coulter photo)

Stanley Cup makes the rounds in Cranbrook

NHL champion Bowen Byram is spending some of his summer in Cranbrook with Lord Stanley’s venerable piece of silver

Colorado Avalanche Defenceman Bowen Byram is pictured with the Stanley Cup in downtown Cranbrook, Tuesday, August 16. (Barry Coulter photo)