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A highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)

Interpersonal communication keeps evolving

Masks really enhanced the way we relate to each other. What happens when the mandate is lifted?

A highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)
Members of the Elko and Baynes Lake Fire Departments on the scene of a grassfire late Thursday afternoon in the Jaffray area. (Photo courtesy RDEK)

Remember the dangers of spring burning

Grass fires in the region prompt safety reminder from the RDEK

Members of the Elko and Baynes Lake Fire Departments on the scene of a grassfire late Thursday afternoon in the Jaffray area. (Photo courtesy RDEK)
Image courtesy Tamara Cartwright

Weekly candlelight vigils for Ukraine add borscht, perogies

The East Kootenay Ukraine Support Group is taking its weekly candlelight vigils…

Image courtesy Tamara Cartwright
Anastasiya, who has close family members under siege in Kyiv, Ukraine, holds a sign at a vigil held in Rotary Park, Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy Tamara Cartwright)

Cranbrook group formed to help unite Ukrainian refugees with relatives in the region

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine ongoing, a group of concerned Cranbrook…

Anastasiya, who has close family members under siege in Kyiv, Ukraine, holds a sign at a vigil held in Rotary Park, Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy Tamara Cartwright)
Vladimir Putin

Is Vladimir Putin a madman on steroids?

Gwynne Dyer It was my wife Tina who noticed it first, a…

Vladimir Putin
Poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, November, 2017. (Barry Coulter photos)

Renowned poet Shane Koyczan returning to Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre

In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening ceremonies…

Poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, November, 2017. (Barry Coulter photos)
Pictured above - The Cranbrook-Kimberley Special Olympians at Regional Qualifiers in Kelowna. Back row, left to right: Shaun Currie; Daryl Mayer; Head Coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit. Front row, left to right: Jessica Klassen; Erin Thom; Jesse Jensen; Coaches Barbara Phillips and Nina Lennie. (Photo submitted)

Local Special Olympians race at Regional Qualifiers

Team Cranbrook-Kimberley is back from the Regional Qualifiers for the 2023 Special…

Pictured above - The Cranbrook-Kimberley Special Olympians at Regional Qualifiers in Kelowna. Back row, left to right: Shaun Currie; Daryl Mayer; Head Coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit. Front row, left to right: Jessica Klassen; Erin Thom; Jesse Jensen; Coaches Barbara Phillips and Nina Lennie. (Photo submitted)
Pictured above, left to right:Nina Lennie, coach; Shaun Currie; Jessica Klassen; Jesse Jensen; Erin Thom; Daryl Mayer;Head coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit; Barbara Phillips, coach (in front). (Photo submitted)

Local Special Olympians off to regional qualifers

2023 Special Olympics to be held in Kamloops; Regional qualifiers are this weekend in Kelowna

Pictured above, left to right:Nina Lennie, coach; Shaun Currie; Jessica Klassen; Jesse Jensen; Erin Thom; Daryl Mayer;Head coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit; Barbara Phillips, coach (in front). (Photo submitted)
A walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men, Women and Girls was held on February 14 in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)

Walk for missing and murdered indigenous men, women and girls held in Cranbrook

A walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men, Women and Girls was…

A walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men, Women and Girls was held on February 14 in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)
The Aliens

CCT’s ‘The Aliens:” A journey to the margins

Cranbrook’s latest play running at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook

The Aliens
An avalanche warning has been issued for a widespread region across southern BC and Alberta. Avalanche Canada put out the notice Thursday, Feb. 10. It is effective immediately and runs through Sunday, Feb. 13.

Avalanche warning issued for southern B.C., Alberta

Avalanche Canada put out the notice Feb. 10, effective immediately and running through Feb. 13.

An avalanche warning has been issued for a widespread region across southern BC and Alberta. Avalanche Canada put out the notice Thursday, Feb. 10. It is effective immediately and runs through Sunday, Feb. 13.
Barry Coulter photo

WATCH: Ice carving at the Heid Out in Cranbrook

Ice carvers Rusty Cox and Jordon Aasland create Star Wars fighter for the patio

Barry Coulter photo
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)