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Cranbrook deer cull caught ‘non-target’ animals

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by in Cranbrook

Cranbrook deer cull caught ‘non-target’ animals

The final report on Cranbrook’s deer cull revealed contractors captured and killed 11 whitetail deer despite the fact mule deer where the intended targets of the city’s attempt to reduce the deer population, reports Sally Macdonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

RCMP officer resigns after stealing computer

Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by in Cranbrook

RCMP officer resigns after stealing computer

A Cranbrook RCMP officer resigned after his superiors learned he stole a laptop computer that was meant to be evidence, reports Annalee Grant for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Cranbrook senior fighting RCMP over charges

Posted on 12. Jan, 2012 by in Cranbrook

Cranbrook senior fighting RCMP over charges

The RCMP pulled Margaret MacDonald, 82, over eight months and demanded a breathalyzer test. She couldn’t blow hard enough because of a medical condition and so she’s facing a charge of failing to provide a breath sample among other charges, reports Barry Coulter for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Weird growth confuses Cranbrook officials

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by in Cranbrook

Weird growth confuses Cranbrook officials

There’s something odd heaving up a section of a Cranbrook street, but officials have no idea what’s causing it and it’s got them a little concerned, reports Sally Macdonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Joe McGowan, director of Cranbrook’s public works department, doesn’t know what to call it and offers several options to the Townsman. Bump? Lump? Boil? (Editor’s note: Ew.)

Cranbrook deer cull underway

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by in Cranbrook

Cranbrook deer cull underway

Cranbrook has started thinning the herd of deer in their city limits, reports the CBC.

The city has a permit from the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations to kill 25 deer. They’re using net traps to catch the animals and then a bolt gun (similar to what’s used in slaughterhouses) to kill them.

Urban sprawl concerns stall Cranbrook development

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by in Cranbrook

Urban sprawl concerns stall Cranbrook development

Plans to build a 78-unit subdivision have been delayed after Interior Health raised concerns about the health impacts of the Cranbrook project, reports Sally MacDonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

The East Hill development was before the Regional District of East Kootenay board to receive its second reading to move ahead.

$250K for throwing a curling stone. Not bad.

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by in Cranbrook

$250K for throwing a curling stone. Not bad.

There’s usually a fair bit of yelling in curling (Hurry! Hurry hard!) but a Cranbrook woman will have even more reason to shout if she lands a stone on the button at this weekend’s Capital One Canada Cup of Curling, reports Barry Coulter for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Devon Twarowski could win $250,000 if she [...]

Felled tree destroys forestry sign

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by in Cranbrook

Felled tree destroys forestry sign

Vandals cut down a tree and destroyed a forestry sign with it near Cranbrook, reports Sally MacDonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Police believe a person used an axe to cut down the tree so it fell on the kiosk for the Cranbrook Community Forest. Kathleen Opal, a member of the community forest society, said the sign is complete write off.

Courts release babysitter on bail

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by in Cranbrook

Courts release babysitter on bail

The courts have released a woman charged with the death of a Cranbrook toddler, reports the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Tammy Bouvette is facing second-degree murder charges related to the death of a 19-month-old girl.

Cranbrook waives fees for homeless shelter

Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by in Cranbrook

Cranbrook waives fees for homeless shelter

Cranbrook’s city council waived thousands of dollars worth of fees to help get a homeless shelter started in their community, reports Sally MacDonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

The 80-bed shelter is reportedly at the top of BC Housing’s funding list and council voted to waive the $138,000 in development cost charges as a way to show the city’s support.