Barry Coulter

RCMP responded to the report of a stabbing at the Shambala Music Festival, Friday, July 22.

One person sent to hospital after report of stabbing at Shambhala

RCMP are reporting a stabbing incident at the Shambhala Music Festival on Friday, July 22.

RCMP responded to the report of a stabbing at the Shambala Music Festival, Friday, July 22.
Ron James is touring B.C., including Trail, June 11. Photo: Shantero Productions

Legendary comic Ron James hits the Trail stage Saturday night

Canadian comedian is back on tour, with a new memoir that is a comedic map of the country

Ron James is touring B.C., including Trail, June 11. Photo: Shantero Productions
Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.

Two Cranbrook centenarians honoured

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary presented Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup with bouquets of roses and certificates of appreciation for their 100th birthdays.

Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.
Left to right: Poster for the CPR fast train running from Montreal to Vancouver (poster: Pinterest.ca); Eaton’s Fall and Winter catalogue 1922-1923 (poster: Ebay.ca); Peter Vasilevich Verigin 1859-1924 (photo: Library and Archives Canada)

Blasts from the Kootenay Boundary past

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Ledge (Greenwood); Vol: 31, No. 15 – Nov. 6, 1924

Left to right: Poster for the CPR fast train running from Montreal to Vancouver (poster: Pinterest.ca); Eaton’s Fall and Winter catalogue 1922-1923 (poster: Ebay.ca); Peter Vasilevich Verigin 1859-1924 (photo: Library and Archives Canada)
Kitten season is at hand in Grand Forks, the Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society took in 17 in one week recently. Photo: Boundary Helping Hands

Grand Forks’ feline rescue society ready for a new home

The Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society will have a new home — at last — and this time it will permanent

Kitten season is at hand in Grand Forks, the Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society took in 17 in one week recently. Photo: Boundary Helping Hands
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)

Group formed to help unite Ukrainian refugees with relatives in 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)
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.
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
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)
Wall of Honour vandalized on Nov. 11, 2021 in Cranbrook, B.C. (Reddit photo)
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)
The Ktunaxa Nation governments have declared a mental health state of emergency for its vulnerable citizens.

B.C. First Nation 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 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.
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.

2 arrested for fraudulent selling at southeast B.C. lake ‘resort’

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.
Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)

Rock’s Bif Naked on the return to performance post-COVID and rock as protest music

“Maybe not revolutionary, but evolutionary … bands have had to really shift their thinking”

Bif Naked, with Ace, at Huckleberry Books in Cranbrook (Barry Coulter photo)
Thirteen cats and kittens rescued from a Creston property last month are getting a new lease on life at the East Kootenay SPCA in Cranbrook. (Photo courtesy SPCA)

Cats rescued in Creston get new lease on life at Cranbrook SPCA

13 cats and kittens rescued from a Creston property last month are getting a new lease on life at the SPCA in Cranbrook.

Thirteen cats and kittens rescued from a Creston property last month are getting a new lease on life at the East Kootenay SPCA in Cranbrook. (Photo courtesy SPCA)
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Alberta bike gangs battle in Cranbrook

RCMP separate two brawling gangs; several bikers went to hospital with apparent stab wounds; one group escorted out of town

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A crowd in front of Buckingham Palace, London, July, 1914. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A tale of two Julys in British Columbia – 2021 and 1914

“These are, we might say, febrile times.”

A crowd in front of Buckingham Palace, London, July, 1914. (Photo via Wikipedia)