Corey Bullock

Pictured is the greenhouse at Apple Quill Farm in Cranbrook. Apple Quill is a local food producer, growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They also raise hens for eggs, and chickens and ducks for meat. The farm is an example of the type of producer that will be featured on the Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Asset map. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Hub to launch online food asset map

The map will help strengthen food security in the region

Pictured is the greenhouse at Apple Quill Farm in Cranbrook. Apple Quill is a local food producer, growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. They also raise hens for eggs, and chickens and ducks for meat. The farm is an example of the type of producer that will be featured on the Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Asset map. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
The RDEK is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver Emergency Support Services in the region. (News Bulletin photo)

RDEK, Red Cross partner up for delivery of local emergency support services

Volunteers are needed in several East Kootenay communities

The RDEK is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver Emergency Support Services in the region. (News Bulletin photo)
Pictured is Chelsea Cross’ work vehicle, which had a rock fly through the windshield and exit the back window on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook woman lucky to be alive after rock flies through windshield, exits back window

Chelsea Cross hopes her story will help make people more aware to tie their loads down

Pictured is Chelsea Cross’ work vehicle, which had a rock fly through the windshield and exit the back window on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (Submitted file)
The Cranbrook and District Search and Rescue Society will receive $26,000 for land search and rescue through provincial gaming grants. Pictured are Cranbrook SAR members getting into a Bighorn helicopter, which are often used to assist in rescue missions. (Cranbrook SAR/Facebook)

Cranbrook, Kimberley organizations benefit from provincial gaming grants

The Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society is one of four recipients

The Cranbrook and District Search and Rescue Society will receive $26,000 for land search and rescue through provincial gaming grants. Pictured are Cranbrook SAR members getting into a Bighorn helicopter, which are often used to assist in rescue missions. (Cranbrook SAR/Facebook)
Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)

B.C. outdoorsman charged with wildlife offences over 2019 survival challenge videos

Greg Ovens and Zachary Fowler both face multiple charges under the Canada National Parks Act

Greg Ovens (pictured) of Canal Flats, B.C. is before the courts for several charges under the Canada National Parks act for fishing and hunting during a 2019 survivalist YouTube series. (Facebook file)
Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)

Six-year-old Kootenay resident helps save orphaned bear cub, raises $320

Piper Alstad’s persistence ensured that bear cub Ebbe has a safe place to grow up

Six-year-old Piper Alstad is pictured at her birthday party in December, where she raised $320 for orphaned bear cub Ebbe. Piper helped to rescue Ebbe - calling in the orphaned cub to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter. (Submitted file)
Executive Chef Rusty and Brewer Jordon recently took part in the Lake Louise Invitational Ice Carving competition, bringing home the People’s Choice Award last weekend. (Heid Out/Facebook file)
Executive Chef Rusty and Brewer Jordon recently took part in the Lake Louise Invitational Ice Carving competition, bringing home the People’s Choice Award last weekend. (Heid Out/Facebook file)
Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director of Iron and Earth, will be presenting on Friday, Jan. 28 with the East Kootenay Climate Hub. (Submitted file)

EK Climate Hub to host online presentation on fossil fuel transition

The presentation, hosted by Iron and Earth, will discuss how energy workers can transition to net zero

Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director of Iron and Earth, will be presenting on Friday, Jan. 28 with the East Kootenay Climate Hub. (Submitted file)
Pictured are Tia Yakimovitch (left) and Pasi Ranasinghe (right) with adoptable animals Ricardo (left) and Bohdi (right). The four are pictured celebrating a $60K milestone, with the East Kootenay SPCA branch having raised those funds through their recycling program in 2021. (EKSPCA file)

East Kootenay SPCA raises $60K through recycling program

Donated cans and bottles are returned for funds that go directly back to the local branch

Pictured are Tia Yakimovitch (left) and Pasi Ranasinghe (right) with adoptable animals Ricardo (left) and Bohdi (right). The four are pictured celebrating a $60K milestone, with the East Kootenay SPCA branch having raised those funds through their recycling program in 2021. (EKSPCA file)
Pictured is Area F Volunteer of the Year for 2021, Doug Charlton, with Susan Clovechok. (RDEK file)

Nominations open for RDEK Volunteer of the Year

A volunteer or couple will be chosen from each of the six electoral areas in the region

Pictured is Area F Volunteer of the Year for 2021, Doug Charlton, with Susan Clovechok. (RDEK file)
Local business owners and politicians came together at Top Crop on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to call for better supports, systems and outreach in Cranbrook, and expressing concerns that a recent rise in crime correlates to a rise in homelessness in the city. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Cranbrook businesses vent frustration with rise in crime

Business owners, politicians meet to express concerns over crime and homelessness issues

Local business owners and politicians came together at Top Crop on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to call for better supports, systems and outreach in Cranbrook, and expressing concerns that a recent rise in crime correlates to a rise in homelessness in the city. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Campers are pictured during ‘survival week’ in July of 2020 at Blue Lake Camp. Registration is now open for the spring and summer of 2022. (Columbia Outdoor School file)

Blue Lake Camp a go for spring and summer of 2022

COVID-19 vaccines not required for campers, but highly recommended by Columbia Outdoor School

Campers are pictured during ‘survival week’ in July of 2020 at Blue Lake Camp. Registration is now open for the spring and summer of 2022. (Columbia Outdoor School file)
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RCMP rule out criminal intent after young woman followed

Man was confronted, charges not being entertained at this time

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Pictured are Abigail Betker and Bryan Fraser, coach of the women’s Avalanche volleyball team at COTR. Betker is the latest athlete to join the team. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kimberley’s Abigail Betker to join COTR women’s Avalanche volleyball

Betker was signed onto the team this week and will be playing for the Avalanche come the fall

Pictured are Abigail Betker and Bryan Fraser, coach of the women’s Avalanche volleyball team at COTR. Betker is the latest athlete to join the team. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on January 1, 2022. (Sumbitted file)

GoFundMe started for East Kootenay’s New Year’s baby and family

Baby Lennon and her mom were recently flown to Kelowna so baby can be cared for in NICU

Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on January 1, 2022. (Sumbitted file)
Pictured is Wildsight’s Apple Capture program at one of their past community events. The Apple Capture Community Connection program was one of the many recipients of CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas projects to receive grant funding for 2021/22. (Wildsight file)
Pictured is Wildsight’s Apple Capture program at one of their past community events. The Apple Capture Community Connection program was one of the many recipients of CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas projects to receive grant funding for 2021/22. (Wildsight file)
On Dec. 29, 2021, Kimberley resident Loni Nicholson took to Facebook to report a black bear sighting outside of her home. Video footage this photo show the bear wandering around the front yard. (Loni Nicholson/Facebook file)

Food-conditioned bears avoiding hibernation

But denning up for the winter is a vital skill critical for bruins’ survival, says WildSafeBC

On Dec. 29, 2021, Kimberley resident Loni Nicholson took to Facebook to report a black bear sighting outside of her home. Video footage this photo show the bear wandering around the front yard. (Loni Nicholson/Facebook file)
A roller skating club coming to Cranbrook in Spring of 2022. (Pixabay file)

Roller skate club starting up this spring in Cranbrook

Bi-weekly, themed roller skate and in-line skating nights coming to the curling centre

A roller skating club coming to Cranbrook in Spring of 2022. (Pixabay file)
Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on January 1, 2022. (Sumbitted file)

East Kootenay’s New Year’s baby welcomed six weeks early

The baby girl is the first to be born at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in 2022

Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on January 1, 2022. (Sumbitted file)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the East Kootenay region for Monday, January 3, 2022.(Cranbrook Townsman file)

Snowfall warning issued for East Kootenay region

The area is expected to get hit with 15 to 20cm of snow Monday throughout the day and night

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the East Kootenay region for Monday, January 3, 2022.(Cranbrook Townsman file)