Stories

October 17th

Kristin Jubinville shared a story

BIG NIGHT OUT 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters Cranbrook Party Bridge Interiors Masquerade Style

The Ladies and Gentlemen arrived Dressed to the nines in Masks for the fundraising event. They entered Bridge Interiors at 7pm to Firemen Bouncers taking their tickets and jackets, to be led up the stairs to the Black Jack &...

October 12th

Lee Tengum shared a story

The US isn't the only country Canada shares a crossable border with!

And the food is amazing!

W5: France's best-kept secret in North America

September 24th

Nathan Hilton shared a story

Cranbrook Deer an Issue? We Found the Solution!

We scoured the globe in search of a solution to the Cranbrook deer crisis. We were successful as we found a place, while very different from Cranbrook, similar in a few key ways.      We scoured the globe to...

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Smash Hate!

 With February 27th fast approaching we at CranbrookCity.com wanted to know what got Jason De Rijk of Sidekick Stickers interested in supporting the anti-bully cause. So here it is straight from Jason's mouth.  This is the 4th year that Sidekick...

Zach Silver shared a story

Introducing Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap

Cranbrook's newest place to grab some grub has got some new things to get our tastebuds ready for opening day this spring! Take a look at some images of the building renovation, a few snapshots of the new branding as...

Lee Tengum shared a story

Cranbrook's Hottest App!

 We always knew that Cranbrook's deer were organized, we just didn't know to what extent. Well, it appears that all those lost and missing smartphones are getting put to good use by the neighbourhood ungulates. Here are a few profiles...

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Rockies Film Festival

 With the Rockies Film Festival running this weekend, we at CranbrookCity.com wanted to get a little background into this great Sunrise Rotary presentation. So we contacted Darryl Bishop to get the skinny. What was the reasoning/inspiration behind bringing a film...

Morganne Jones shared a story

Seems Like Things are Changin'

Much like a few of the other contributors to cranbrookcity, I grew up in Cranbrook. I spent my elementary school years at St. Mary's Catholic school, walking over the creek every morning. In my grade 12 year, I chose to...

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Tristen Chernove

Tristen Chernove is one of those guys. One of those guys that has a joy in his eyes and speaks with humility. One of those guys that as you learn more about him the more you are impressed. One of...

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Ryan Hamilton Tackles the Continent's Great Divide

 Last June (2015) a quietly determined high school teacher from Cranbrook hopped on his bike in Banff, Alberta and kept on peddling all the way to the Mexican border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Ryan Hamilton was taking part in...

Zach Silver shared a story

Hide in You

 The Self-Titled album marks the first album release from the Cranbrook indie/rock duo, Hide in You (Zach and Dariynn Silver). Since 2011, Hide in You has been a creative project. It started as an experiment of songwriting. Dariynn and Zach...

Nathan Hilton shared a story

Is Cranbrook Sinking?

Our team uncovers the mystery surrounding the water in Cranbrook. We found out what they don't want you to know, but you deserve to know the truth. We see it every day, crews of city workers line the streets to...

June 24th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Capturing our City with Joel Robison

When Joel Robison knew that he was coming home for a visit he reached out to CranbrookCity.com to help organize a photographic walk through town, as a way of connecting with some familiar faces and get to know some new...

March 24th

Lee Tengum shared a story

Smash Mouth Survival Kit

Everything you need to know about Smash Mouth’s Ultimate Beach Party. Sam Steele is gonna be an Allstar weekend. From the β€˜what to wears’ to the inside scoop on the band’s big surprise. With the recent announcement of their Ultimate...

June 23rd

Chelsea McCormack shared a story

Remedy For a Modern Stressful Life

 Mother nature has always been my favourite healer. No matter what I have been up against in my life it has been spending time outside that has helped me work through any challenge. With all the healthy living advice and...

May 23rd

Lee Tengum shared a story

The Layers of My Cranbrook Connection

The Kootenays have a magnetic draw, equal parts soothing and strong. Those of us who live in this area know that we have so much to appreciate and yet we tend to be pretty humble in our East Kootenay pride....

May 11th

Kyla Cornish shared a story

Not A Cranbrook Lowlife //004

Pam Berry

We at CranbrookCity.com know that this community is only as great as the people that live here.  We feel it is important to recognize those that are doing their part to make Cranbrook what it is. Today, we recognize Pam...

Kyla Cornish shared a story

Not A Cranbrook Lowlife //003

Dani Williams

We at CranbrookCity.com know that this community is only as great as the people that live here.  We feel it is important to recognize those that are doing their part to make Cranbrook what it is. Today we recognize Dani...

February 29th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Not A Cranbrook Lowlife //002

Timothy Matwey

We at CranbrookCity.com know that this community is only as great as the people that live here. We feel it is important to recognize those that are doing their part to make Cranbrook what it is.   Today we recognize Timothy...

February 25th

Zach Silver shared a story

Questions for a Councillor //003

Danielle Cardozo

We at CranbrookCity.com were wondering 'what makes those city hall types tick,' so we are just going to ask them. We wanted to get a really quick insight in to the whats and whys, without getting too political or topic...

February 18th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Not A Cranbrook Lowlife //001

Rhiannon Chippett

We at CranbrookCity.com know that this community is only as great as the people that live here. We feel it is important to recognize those that are doing their part to make Cranbrook what it is.   Today we recognize Rhiannon...

February 17th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Questions for a Councillor //002

Norma Blissett

We at CranbrookCity.com were wondering 'what makes those city hall types tick,' so we are just going to ask them. We wanted to get a really quick insight in to the whats and whys, without getting too political or topic...

February 16th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Questions for a Councillor //001

Wesly Graham

We at CranbrookCity.com were wondering 'what makes those city hall types tick,' so we are just going to ask them. We wanted to get a really quick insight in to the whats and whys, without getting too political or topic...

January 29th

Logan Shellborn shared a story

Up All Night

Nightmares, parties, studying, thoughts, electronics, travel: all things that keep you up at night. Mount Baker students listed about 30 different reasons why we might stay up all night in preparation for our art exhibition. Then we got to work...

January 23rd

Joel Robison shared a story

My Hometown - Joel Robison

I've been keeping a watchful eye on this Lonely Planet business over the last few weeks.  I watched at first the quick uprising of β€œhow dare they!?” after Cranbrook was labelled as a depressing work a day town, that shock...

December 18th

Lee Tengum shared a story

Making Christmas Rad for little Cranbrookians!

So last Thursday we had this idea to thumb our nose at The Lonely Planet, own our problems and find a way to address them. On Thursday Nathan designed these mugs and fired them off to Jason De rijk of...

Lee Tengum shared a story

A Depressingly Workaday Town

A depressingly workaday town, that's what the Lonely Planet called Cranbrook in a previous edition. Normally each community's entry follows a template, four categories, Something to see, something to do, somewhere to eat and somewhere to stay.  A depressingly workaday...

December 14th

Lee Tengum shared a story

Sometimes a Guy Gets a Break

Sometimes a guy gets a break - actually, I've been getting breaks all my life but that's another story - and I got another one recently. A friend asked if my wife and I would accompany his two children on...

Michael Peabody shared a story

Cranbrook is a Constant

 I first moved to Cranbrook in 1990, I was 10 years old.  I went to Murial Baxter Elementary School, Laurie Junior High School, Mount Baker High School, and then to the College of the Rockies. Like many people who grew...

Lee Tengum shared a story

Cranbrook, the premium community

Wait, we're not?

When did we stop being the premium offering? Fort Steele, gorgeous. The mountains, the river, heck even the grass smells better out there in addition to being greener. Cranbrook? Well, we must have been something truly special to turn Fort...

December 9th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Cranbrook is Not a Ski Town

At least that's what we are telling people

Whatever you do, don't tell anyone that these photos were taken in the backcountry immediately surrounding Cranbrook BC. Let's just keep this between us.  photo: Tara Szkorupa skier: Andrew McLeod photo: Matt Lynes photo: Matt Lynes rider: Kirt Nielsen  ...

Lee Tengum shared a story

One good turn deserves another

The clock tower as you've likely never seen it before

Each week since 1986 Gord Delamont has been climbing the clock tower, all 45 steps, to wind the mechanism by hand. In the early 1980s, Gord and his Father re-installed the mechanism, which had been in storage at Ft Steele...

December 7th

James Mckee shared a story

Star Wars and Bicycles

This will surely rob you of 10 minutes you can’t have back

The thing that astounds me the most, I suppose, is that years later, I’m still noticing things I haven’t seen yet. I’ve never been one to blindly honor the number of years a person has ridden bikes over the amount...

December 5th

Lee Tengum shared a story

Ironology

Paul Reimer put on quite the show!

Paul Reimer, the internationally acclaimed and locally revered blacksmith known for such works as he Spirit Tree outside the Royal Bank along with the book sculptures at the Cranbrook Public Library hosted a showing at 1710 Workspace.  All these amazing...

December 3rd

Nathan Siemens shared a story

The real top 17 things to do in Cranbrook!

17, give or take a few

Trip Advisor recently posted a top 17(?) things to do in Cranbrook list.  I am going to come right out and say that it sucked, but that is up to you to decide. Personally I think we have a lot...

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Isla's Trail-a-bike tour

Probably the cutest video you'll watch today

My little girl and I touring around Cranbrook. A short trip from our house, up the hill and back again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRa8Bs9YmjE