Barry Coulter

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.
At left: retiring School District 5 Superintendent Silke Yardley. At right: Viveka Johnson will begin her superintendentship in August, 2022.(File photos)

School District 5 hires new superintendent

Viveka Johnson, former principal at MBSS, will take over from Silke Yardley, who is retiring at the end of July

At left: retiring School District 5 Superintendent Silke Yardley. At right: Viveka Johnson will begin her superintendentship in August, 2022.(File photos)
Shane Koyczan, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, 2017. Koyczan returns to the Key City Theatre on Tueday, May 10, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

Shane Koyczan: Getting back to the air

The renowned poet and spoken word artist on how art is an element that feeds us, how hard the pandemic was on artists and the arts, and the trepidation of getting back on the road

Shane Koyczan, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, 2017. Koyczan returns to the Key City Theatre on Tueday, May 10, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
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)
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
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
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)
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka (right) has officially endorsed Ellis Ross (left) for the leadership of the B.C. Liberals. Ross, the MLA for Skeena, was in Cranbrook Monday evening, Nov. 8, at an event at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter photo)

Shypitka endorses Ellis Ross for Leadership of the B.C. Liberals

Kootenay East MLA backs the MLA from Skeena out of the six official candidates

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka (right) has officially endorsed Ellis Ross (left) for the leadership of the B.C. Liberals. Ross, the MLA for Skeena, was in Cranbrook Monday evening, Nov. 8, at an event at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook. (Barry Coulter 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.

Ktunaxa Nation governments 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 Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks

Changing the name of a B.C. mountain follows a robust process

Mt. Pétain on B.C.-Alberta border named after French war hero who later led the government of Vichy France

The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks
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.
The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks

Mount Pétain in the Rockies to have name rescinded

Mountain, glacier and creek named after French general are facing a name-change, more than 100 years after their naming

The Pétain Falls in the Pétain Basin. Photo courtesy BC Parks
Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as “Mike” invites you to peruse Journeying the Waters: A Book of Poetry and Prose.

Fernie author publishes first book

Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as “Mike” invites you to peruse Journeying the…

Huguette M. Forest-Coultry, known as “Mike” invites you to peruse Journeying the Waters: A Book of Poetry and Prose.
Deanne and Shawn Cornell.

New management at the helm of the Free Press

Deanne and Shawn Cornell appointed as Publisher, Circulation Manager

Deanne and Shawn Cornell.