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Rossland developer applications for permits to remove trees on private property was denied by Rossland council in August 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey

Developer wins case against City of Rossland

Court rules that the city acted in bad faith when considering development permit applications

Rossland developer applications for permits to remove trees on private property was denied by Rossland council in August 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Murphy Family Foundation is providing over $1M to upgrade the Kids Rink and provide enhanced programming for Greater Trail youth. Annie and Rich Murphy have owned the Trail Smoke Eaters since 2016. Photo: Jim Bailey

Murphy foundation commits $1.1M for Kids Rink upgrades and programming

Kids Rink to get new concrete floor, new arena boards, and improvements to ice-level viewing area

The Murphy Family Foundation is providing over $1M to upgrade the Kids Rink and provide enhanced programming for Greater Trail youth. Annie and Rich Murphy have owned the Trail Smoke Eaters since 2016. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Nathan Dominci tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

KIJHL: Nitehawks win big over Leafs

Nathan Dominici tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 B.V. Nitehawks victory over Nelson Leafs

Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Nathan Dominci tallied a hat trick in a 7-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Rossland Arts Centre Society is rallying residents to vote for the Rossland Drill Hall in the the Next Great Save competition, a contest designed to help revitalize outstanding heritage sites. (Photo: Shauna Davis)

Rossland Arts Society looks for support in Next Great Save contest

Go online and vote for Rossland Drill Hall in national contest to help restore heritage buildings

The Rossland Arts Centre Society is rallying residents to vote for the Rossland Drill Hall in the the Next Great Save competition, a contest designed to help revitalize outstanding heritage sites. (Photo: Shauna Davis)
Columbia Basin Trust has committed more than $1 million for community trail upgrades in the Kootenays including those in Rossland and Fruitvale. (Jim Bailey photo)

Columbia Basin Trust supports trail improvements and trail-crew jobs

Columbia Basin Trust is helping to build and improve trail networks throughout…

Columbia Basin Trust has committed more than $1 million for community trail upgrades in the Kootenays including those in Rossland and Fruitvale. (Jim Bailey photo)
Rossland skier Xander Bankes competed in the 2023 World Junior Freeride Championship in Kappl, Austria, this week. (Contributed)

Rossland skier competes at Freeride Jr. World championship

Freeskier Xander Bankes is primed for his run at the Freeride World Championship in Kappl, Austria

Rossland skier Xander Bankes competed in the 2023 World Junior Freeride Championship in Kappl, Austria, this week. (Contributed)
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Ghostriders hold on for win over B.V. Nitehawks

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks fired 47 shots at the Ghostriders net but fell in a 3-1 final to Fernie

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Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Brady Smith scored twice and was named game MVP in a 6-2 Team East win over Team West at the BCHL Top Prospects game Friday in Penticton. Photo: Jen Small

Smoke Eater d-man earns Top Prospects MVP

Smoke Eaters Brady Smith scored twice and was named game MVP in Team East win over Team West

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Brady Smith scored twice and was named game MVP in a 6-2 Team East win over Team West at the BCHL Top Prospects game Friday in Penticton. Photo: Jen Small
Plans for a new day lodge will compliment the current warming building at the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club near Rossland. Photo: Jim Bailey

Black Jack rallies Rossland council support for REDIP grant

The cross-country ski club near Rossland has big plans for a day lodge in the near future

Plans for a new day lodge will compliment the current warming building at the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club near Rossland. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Special Olympic BC-Trail team is looking for good results and reconnecting when they travel to Kamloops to compete at the Special Olympics BC Winter Games in early February. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail athletes primed for return to SOBC Winter Games

10 Special Olympic BC-Trail athletes will compete in Kamloops at the Winter Games next month

The Special Olympic BC-Trail team is looking for good results and reconnecting when they travel to Kamloops to compete at the Special Olympics BC Winter Games in early February. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Retiree Murray Walsh slides out of the hack, as the retirees hosted their men’s bonspiel on Jan. 13-15. Photo: Submitted.

Trail Retirees kick off new year with good mix at bonspiel

Trail Retirees welcomed 20 West Kootenay teams to their men’s bonspiel on the weekend

Trail Retiree Murray Walsh slides out of the hack, as the retirees hosted their men’s bonspiel on Jan. 13-15. Photo: Submitted.
The popular Rail Jam on Queen and Columbia is a must-see event during the Rossland Winter Carnival and will start at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Jim Bailey photo)

Update: Rossland Winter Carnival getting back on track

Rail Jam will hit the half-pipes and rails in downtown Rossland at its familar course on Queen St.

The popular Rail Jam on Queen and Columbia is a must-see event during the Rossland Winter Carnival and will start at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27. (Jim Bailey photo)
Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association is celebrating Minor Hockey Day on Saturday, with games, tournaments and events going all day at the Trail Memorial Centre, Beaver Valley Arena and Rossland Arena, including the Trail U18 Smoke Eaters hosting Williams Lake on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail salutes Minor Hockey Day

Greater Trail minor hockey recognizes the special day with a pancake breakfast, games and events

Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association is celebrating Minor Hockey Day on Saturday, with games, tournaments and events going all day at the Trail Memorial Centre, Beaver Valley Arena and Rossland Arena, including the Trail U18 Smoke Eaters hosting Williams Lake on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Photo: Jim Bailey
Seven Summits student Parks Boutilier gets some air time while free skiing with friends. 
(Wyatt Joyce photo)

Seven Summits: Credit to shred it

Parks Boutilier came to Seven Summits Centre for Learning in Grade 10…

Seven Summits student Parks Boutilier gets some air time while free skiing with friends. 
(Wyatt Joyce photo)
The Rossland Curling Society is inviting participants to sign up for its 80’s themed ‘Throw’ Back Curling Bonspiel on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Rossland Arena. Photo: submitted

Join in the fun, sign up for Rossland bonspiel

The one-day ‘Spiel is part of the Rossland Winter Carnival festivities, with a ‘Throw’ Back 80’s theme

The Rossland Curling Society is inviting participants to sign up for its 80’s themed ‘Throw’ Back Curling Bonspiel on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Rossland Arena. Photo: submitted
Adopt a Senior for Christmas was made special by all the generous gifts contributed by Greater Trail residents and businesses. Photo: Submitted

Christmas cheer delivered to Greater Trail seniors

Volunteers make holidays brighter for 144 residents

Adopt a Senior for Christmas was made special by all the generous gifts contributed by Greater Trail residents and businesses. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Nordic skier Cale Francis competed in the Teck Kootenay Cup at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland over the weekend. The race saw about 150 skiers, ages U8 to Masters, from across the Kootenays race in the two-day event. Photos: Jim Bailey

Black Jack hosts Teck Kootenay Cup

Cross country skiers hit the track at Black Jack on the weekend for inaugural race

Nelson Nordic skier Cale Francis competed in the Teck Kootenay Cup at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland over the weekend. The race saw about 150 skiers, ages U8 to Masters, from across the Kootenays race in the two-day event. Photos: Jim Bailey
U15 West Kootenay Wildcats go undefeated in Castlegar tournament. photo: Jen Small

U15 West Kootenay Wildcats go undefeated at home tournament

West Kootenay Wildcats beat Cochrane Chaos in convincing fashion in Castlegar tournament final

U15 West Kootenay Wildcats go undefeated in Castlegar tournament. photo: Jen Small
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong lifts the puck past Penticton goalie Luca Di Pasquo in Friday’s match versus the Vees at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong lifts the puck past Penticton goalie Luca Di Pasquo in Friday’s match versus the Vees at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters struggles continue vs Silverbacks and Vees

Trail Smoke Eaters winless streak stretches to six games following holiday break

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong lifts the puck past Penticton goalie Luca Di Pasquo in Friday’s match versus the Vees at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong lifts the puck past Penticton goalie Luca Di Pasquo in Friday’s match versus the Vees at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
Nitehawks goalie Connor Stojan tallied two points and earned the shut out in a 3-0 victory over Castlegar Rebels. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Hawks shut out Rebels, fall in OT to Border Bruins

Nitehawks goalie leads in goals against and points for in shut out victory over Castlegar Rebels

Nitehawks goalie Connor Stojan tallied two points and earned the shut out in a 3-0 victory over Castlegar Rebels. Photo: Steve Piccolo