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A tale of two worlds – rich and poor

Perceptions by Gerry Warner An item on CBC news this week stopped me in my tracks. Canada has 320,000 millionaires. Really! Whatever happened to the Great Recession? Oh, its effects are still being felt, but obviously being a millionaire isn’t … > Read More

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Reflections on my first term as a city councilor

By Coun. Sharon Cross Steep learning curve. Many new relationships. Like having several new dance partners; some stepping on toes and awkward moves. We readjust and move on, because there’s so much to do. Staff provide years of experience and … > Read More

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Habitat For Humanity applications available now

Project Leader Gord Johnston of the Cranbrook Habitat for Humanity project, announced today that the group is now ready to accept applications for a Habitat family. “The application process will run until Friday, January 31 with interviews and the final … > Read More

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Turkey Drive raised $27,635

Hundreds of people in Cranbrook had access to a turkey dinner this Christmas thanks to the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce’s Turkey Drive. The annual drive, started and still organized by Jason Wheeldon and Warren Bedell, narrowly missed matching … > Read More

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Bear, Toque and Mitten Toss at Dec. 13 ICE game

The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club will once again be taking part in the traditional A&W Bear, Toque and Mitten Toss on December 13 when the Red Deer Rebels are in town. Fans are encouraged to bring new and unused (due … > Read More

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Turkey Drive Day is Thursday, December 5

Did you know the need for Christmas hampers in our community is in excess of 750 this year? With the average Christmas hamper costing approximately $85.00 that means that both the Salvation Army and the Cranbrook Food Bank need $64,000 … > Read More

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Habitat For Humanity project proceeding

The Cranbrook Habitat for Humanity project, under the umbrella of the HFH West Kootenay Affiliate, will be ready to accept applications for a Habitat family starting in January. The application process will run through January with interviews and the final … > Read More

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Put a Book Under Every Tree

By Melba Hanson This year marks the fourth year that Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) has partnered with the Salvation Army and Sunrise Rotary’s Christmas Angel and the citizens of Cranbrook to provide gift-quality books for children, teens and … > Read More

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Mayor and council chats issues with Cabinet at UBCM conference

During the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ (UBCM) conference in Vancouver last week, Mayor Wayne Stetski and council were able to meet with Premier Christy Clark and eight different members of the Provincial Cabinet to discuss issues important to the city … > Read More

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Welcoming newcomers

By Melba Hanson It is ‘ready, set, go’ for Welcoming Communities partners in Cranbrook and Kimberley. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is coordinating a number of projects in the two communities to welcome immigrants and ease their integration. … > Read More

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