Corey Bullock

Cranbrook SAR, Bighorn Helicopters and BCEHS responded to multiple calls over the long weekend. (Cranbrook SAR file)

Cranbrook Search and Rescue respond to multiple calls over Easter weekend

SAR, BCEHS and Bighorn Helicopters worked together to successfully help several injured people

Cranbrook SAR, Bighorn Helicopters and BCEHS responded to multiple calls over the long weekend. (Cranbrook SAR file)
The RDEK is urging residents to use caution while spring burning as early season grass fires are not uncommon. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

RDEK urges caution while spring burning

The Regional District of East Kootenay is asking residents to be vigilant while spring cleaning

The RDEK is urging residents to use caution while spring burning as early season grass fires are not uncommon. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Pictured are Cameron Pukas (left) and Desiree Anthony (right), third year BSN students at College of the Rockies, who are spearheading an initiative that aims to help women in Tanzania gain access to education, find employment and start their own businesses. (Submitted file)

COTR nursing students helping Tanzanian women gain access to education, resources

The new partnership will help bridge cultural barriers through technology and mentorship

Pictured are Cameron Pukas (left) and Desiree Anthony (right), third year BSN students at College of the Rockies, who are spearheading an initiative that aims to help women in Tanzania gain access to education, find employment and start their own businesses. (Submitted file)
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Wayne Stetski was officially confirmed as the NDP Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia at a virtual nomination meeting held on March 27, 2021. (Submitted file)

Wayne Stetski confirmed as NDP candidate for Kootenay-Columbia

Former MP Wayne Stetski was unanimously confirmed as a federal candidate on March 27

Wayne Stetski was officially confirmed as the NDP Candidate for Kootenay-Columbia at a virtual nomination meeting held on March 27, 2021. (Submitted file)
Pictured is the entrance to the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market on opening day in 2020. COVID-19 protocols, including hand sanitizing, mask wearing and physical distancing, remain in place for this year’s market season, which kicks off in May. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Artisans once again allowed to sell at BC Farmers Markets

Restrictions were lifted over the weekend, allowing non-food vendors to apply

Pictured is the entrance to the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market on opening day in 2020. COVID-19 protocols, including hand sanitizing, mask wearing and physical distancing, remain in place for this year’s market season, which kicks off in May. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Ben Miskulin is the recipient of the 2020 Kimberley Arts Council Don Davies Memorial Scholarship Award, formerly known as the Kimberley Arts Council Goolden Memorial Scholarship. Don Davies was a beloved member of the Kimberley arts community. Bulletin/John Allen file.

Cranbrook musician chosen for Don Davies Memorial Scholarship

Ben Miskulin is the recipient of the 2020 Kimberley Arts Council Don Davies Memorial Scholarship Award

Ben Miskulin is the recipient of the 2020 Kimberley Arts Council Don Davies Memorial Scholarship Award, formerly known as the Kimberley Arts Council Goolden Memorial Scholarship. Don Davies was a beloved member of the Kimberley arts community. Bulletin/John Allen file.
The Caregivers Network for East Kootenay Seniors Society will offer online support for seniors and their caregivers, such as caregiver Dave Dunbar, with support from Columbia Basin Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust file)

Cranbrook, East Kootenay organizations to benefit from CBT Social Grants program

Several Cranbrook organizations will receive funding for social well-being programs

The Caregivers Network for East Kootenay Seniors Society will offer online support for seniors and their caregivers, such as caregiver Dave Dunbar, with support from Columbia Basin Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust file)
RCMP (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Cranbrook RCMP locate stolen Volkswagen

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan was last seen in Marysville on Tuesday afternoon

RCMP (Black Press file photo)
Pictured are Meredith Funston of Cranbrook Food Recovery (left), Shannon Grey Duncan of Kimberley Food Recovery (middle) and Wade Jarvis of Bohemian Spirits (right). The three have teamed up to divert bread from the landfill and turn it into ethanol, which is used to make hand sanitizer. (Corey Bullock file)

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations team up to turn excess bread into ethanol

Local food recovery programs have teamed up with Bohemian Spirits to keep bread out of the landfill

Pictured are Meredith Funston of Cranbrook Food Recovery (left), Shannon Grey Duncan of Kimberley Food Recovery (middle) and Wade Jarvis of Bohemian Spirits (right). The three have teamed up to divert bread from the landfill and turn it into ethanol, which is used to make hand sanitizer. (Corey Bullock file)
Pictured is a Young Agrarians Land Matching group in Harrop, BC. Note: this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, when large gatherings in public were permitted. (Submitted file)

Land in short supply for new farmers in southeast B.C.

Young Agrarians hopes to match new farmers with land owners in the area

Pictured is a Young Agrarians Land Matching group in Harrop, BC. Note: this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, when large gatherings in public were permitted. (Submitted file)
Pictured is a photocopy, of a photocopy, of the photo taken when the foundation was being laid for the Fort Steele Diamond Jubilee Hospital in 1897. The hospital has the distinction of being the first public hospital opened in the Southeast Kootenay. The original version of the photo is in a museum in Victoria. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: A trove of history from the area’s first hospital

The Fort Steele Diamond Jubilee Hospital was built in 1897

Pictured is a photocopy, of a photocopy, of the photo taken when the foundation was being laid for the Fort Steele Diamond Jubilee Hospital in 1897. The hospital has the distinction of being the first public hospital opened in the Southeast Kootenay. The original version of the photo is in a museum in Victoria. (Corey Bullock file)
The RDEK is seeking comments on its draft-five year financial plan. The comment period is open until 9a.m. on March 1. (File Photo)

RDEK five-year financial plan available for review

The RDEK is seeking comments on the draft five-year financial plan until March 1

The RDEK is seeking comments on its draft-five year financial plan. The comment period is open until 9a.m. on March 1. (File Photo)
Pictured is Denim, the police service dog with Cranbrook RCMP. (Cranbrook RCMP file)

Cranbrook RCMP, police dog rescue stranded quadder

Police dog Demin aided in the rescue of an elderly gentleman and his wife

Pictured is Denim, the police service dog with Cranbrook RCMP. (Cranbrook RCMP file)
The newly formed East Kootenay Female Hockey association hopes to get teams formed by the 2021/22 season. (File Photo)

East Kootenay Female Hockey Association aims to get girls into the game

The association was formed after a growing need for a local program was identified

The newly formed East Kootenay Female Hockey association hopes to get teams formed by the 2021/22 season. (File Photo)
This food pantry is located at 111 8th Avenue South in Cranbrook. It is one of three food pantries in Cranbrook, while Kimberley has four. Another is expected to soon be installed on a BC Housing property in Kimberley, the first of its kind. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook, Kimberley food pantry program continues to be a success

A new pantry is expected to be installed at a BC Housing property in Kimberley

This food pantry is located at 111 8th Avenue South in Cranbrook. It is one of three food pantries in Cranbrook, while Kimberley has four. Another is expected to soon be installed on a BC Housing property in Kimberley, the first of its kind. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
We’ve got ambitious goals for this year’s garden, which means a lot of planning and organizing over the coming weeks. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: The seeds of tomorrow

Time to plan for the growing season

We’ve got ambitious goals for this year’s garden, which means a lot of planning and organizing over the coming weeks. (Corey Bullock file)
The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Cranbrook Climate Hub to host webinar on sustainable jobs

Bruce Wilson, former General Manager for Shell, will speak on ‘looking beyond Keystone XL’

The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)
Pictured is the outdoor skating rink in Wasa. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: An ode to the Wasa rink

On Sunday afternoon, after a morning filled with chores, we decided that…

Pictured is the outdoor skating rink in Wasa. (Corey Bullock file)