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Encyclopedia > Cranbrook, British Columbia
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Motto: Heart and Soul of the Kootenay Rockies
Coordinates: 49°30′49″N, 115°46′7″W
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Regional District Regional District of East Kootenay
Established 1898
Incorporation 1905
Government
 - City Mayor Ross Priest
 - Governing body Cranbrook City Council
 - MP Jim Abbott
 - MLA Bill Bennett
Area
 - City 25.14 km²  (9.71 sq mi)
Elevation 921 m (3,021 ft)
Population (2001)
 - City 18,267
Ranked 209th
 - Density 726.5/km² (1,881.6/sq mi)
 - Metro 24,138
Ranked 99th
Time zone Mountain Standard (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight (MDT) (UTC-6)
Postal code span V1C
Area code(s) 250
Website: City of Cranbrook

Cranbrook, British Columbia (49°30′40″N, 115°46′2″W) is a city in southeast British Columbia, seat of the Regional District of East Kootenay. As of the 2006 census the population is 18,267, spread over an area of 25.14 square kilometres for a population density of 726.5 persons per square kilometre. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (713x698, 57 KB) Location of Cranbrook, File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cranbrook, British Columbia ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_British_Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 925,186 km² 19,549 km... The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into Regional Districts, analogous to counties in other jurisdictions. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Jim Abbott (born August 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Conservative member of Canadas House of Commons. ... Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... William Bennett (born 1950) is a Canadian politician. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... 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MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), or summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. ... Mountain Daylight Time or MDT is the Mountain Standard Time Zone (or MST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A Canadian postal code is a string of six characters that form part of a postal address in Canada. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 925,186 km² 19,549 km... The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


Cranbrook is home to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel which presents static exhibits of passenger rail cars built in the 1920s for the CPR and in the 1900s for the Spokane International Railway. It is also the home of the Kootenay Ice, a WHL hockey team. The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel is in Cranbrook, British Columbia. ... The 1920s is a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... // First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ... The Kootenay Ice are a major junior hockey team based in Cranbrook, British Columbia and competing in the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...

Contents

History

Originally inhabited by the Ktunaxa natives the land that Cranbrook now occupies was bought by European settlers, notably Colonel James Baker who named his newly acquired land Cranbrook after his home in Cranbrook, Kent, England Kootenai Group Near Tipis (ca. ... This article is about the continent. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ775365 Administration District: Tunbridge Wells Shire county: Kent Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Kent Historic county: Kent Services Police force: {{{Police}}} Ambulance service: South East Coast Post office and telephone Post town: CRANBROOK Postal... This article is about the county in England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


In 1898 Baker had successfully convinced Canadian Pacific Railway to establish their Crowsnest Pass line through Cranbrook rather than nearby Fort Steele. With that accomplishment Cranbrook became the major centre of the region, while Fort Steele declined; however, the latter is today a preserved heritage site. 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... Freight train, Crowsnest Pass. ... Fort Steele was a town in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. ... Fort Steele was a town in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. ...


On November 1, 1905, Cranbrook was incorporated as a city November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ...


Geography

While much of the city is relatively flat, Cranbrook is surrounded by many rising hills where many residential homes are located[1]. In addition Cranbrook faces the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the north and east. The Purcell Mountains are a mountain range on the west side of the Columbia Valley and on the east side of the Kootney Valley. ... Rockies may also refer to the National League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies. ...


Climate

Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the most sunshine hours of any BC city at approximately 2228.6 hours annually. Because of that it is a fairly dry city throughout the year, and when precipitation does fall a good percentage of it will be in the form of snow. Environment Canada also states that the city experiences some of the lightest wind speeds year-round, has few foggy days, and has among the highest average barometric pressure of any Canadian city. (See link) Environment Canada is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for coordinating environmental policies and programs as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and conservation of wildlife. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 925,186 km² 19,549 km... Animation of snowcover changing with the seasons Snow covering a leaf. ... Environment Canada is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for coordinating environmental policies and programs as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and conservation of wildlife. ... Evening fog obscures Londons Tower Bridge from passers by. ... Atmospheric pressure is the pressure caused by the weight of air above any area in the Earths atmosphere. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ...


Frost-free days average 110 days, typically occurring between May 26 to September 14. Frost on black pipes Frost is a solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ...


Mean daily temperatures range from -8.3°C to 18.2°C. In statistics, mean has two related meanings: Look up mean in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Education

The East Kootenay city is home to the main campus of the College of the Rockies, which has over 2500 full and part-time students from over 21 countries[2]. The Kootenay Region (in common parlance The Kootenays) comprises the southeastern portion of British Columbia. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky The main square of the Catalan city of Sabadell during a popular celebration. ... The College of the Rockies is a Canadian public community college, located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Public schools are run by School District 5 Southeast Kootenay, consisting of seven elementary schools and two middle schools that feed into the city's only high school: Mount Baker Secondary School, home to approximately 1000 students. Prior to 2004 the middle schools were referred to as junior high schools housing grades 8-10 rather than the current 7-9. However, due to declining enrollment the school district adopted the new system. School District 5 Southeast Kootenay is a school district in British Columbia. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... Mount Baker Secondary School is a public high school in Cranbrook, British Columbia and part of School District 5 Southeast Kootenay. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... Middle school (known also as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... A grade may refer to many different concepts, including: in various contexts: Each item in a (generally ordered and finite) collection of symbols or designators used as a particular grade system to distinguish and rank corresponding groups, where distinct members or instances of each group are regarded as sufficiently similar...


Transportation

Cranbrook is at the junction of major highways 3 and 93/95, and due to its close proximity to the borders of Alberta and the United States it is an important transportation hub. Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total...


Approximately 9 km north is the Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, which is currently undergoing an expansion including the lengthening of its runway from 6000 to 8000 feet in order to accommodate a limited number of international flights[3]. Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (IATA: YXC, ICAO: CYXC) is a small regional airport located 5. ...


Cranbrook also has a public transit system, operating buses on seven different routes. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... This article is about the form of transport. ...


Notable people

The following notable people came from or were born in Cranbrook:

Brent Carver (born 1952 in Cranbrook, British Columbia) is a Canadian actor. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Louise Burns was born on November 14, 1986. ... Lacey-Lee Evin is a keyboard player for the band Lillix, known to be a computer geek. ... Tasha-Ray Evin was born on June 12, 1986. ... Brad Lukowich born August 12th, 1976 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, is a Canadian ice hockey defenseman who plays for the New York Islanders of the NHL. Lukowich was a 4th round selection, 90th overall by the Islanders in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Jason Marshall (born February 22, 1971 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the National Hockey League. ... Stephen Gregory Yzerman (born May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a former professional hockey player who played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at the corner of Front & Yonge in downtown Toronto The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL... Rob Niedermayer (b. ... Scott Niedermayer (born August 31, 1973, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey hockey player with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL. Standing 6 ft 1 in, 200 pounds (91 kg), Niedermayer is considered to be one of the top defencemen in the league. ...

Local Media

Newspapers

  • Cranbrook Daily Townsman - Daily paper
  • Kootenay Advertiser - Weekly paper

Radio Stations

FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Television Stations

  • Channel 5: CFCN, CTV
  • Channel 10: CBUT, CBC

CFCN-TV (also known as CTV Calgary) is a Canadian television station, broadcasting in Calgary, Alberta. ... CTV is Canadas largest privately owned English language television network. ... CBUT is the CBCs television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the flagship CBC-TV station for the Pacific Time zone. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Trivia

  • From 1995 to 2004 every Stanley Cup winning team had a player who was either born or raised in Cranbrook[4]

1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

Sister Cities

Cranbrook is twinned with

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Coeur dAlene (IPA: ) is the county seat and largest city of Kootenai County, IdahoGR6. ...

External links

  • Official City of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada Website
  • Cranbrook Community Nutshell
  • Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada 2001 Census Community Profile

  Results from FactBites:
 
Cranbrook, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (697 words)
Cranbrook, British Columbia (49°30′40″N, 115°46′2″W) is a city in southeast British Columbia, seat of the Regional District of East Kootenay.
Cranbrook is home to the Museum of Rail Travel which presents static exhibits of passenger rail cars built in the 1920s for the CPR and in the 1900s for the Spokane International Railway.
Cranbrook is at the junction of major highways 3 and 93/95, and due to its close proximity to the borders of Alberta and the United States it is an important transportation hub.
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