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Michigan Wolverines forward, Kent Johnson, earned the Big Ten First Star of the Week after tallying five points in a 9-0 win over Michigan State Spartans. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Former Smoke Eater earns Big Ten first star

U of Michigan forward Kent Johnson had a five-point night in win over Michigan State

Michigan Wolverines forward, Kent Johnson, earned the Big Ten First Star of the Week after tallying five points in a 9-0 win over Michigan State Spartans. Photo: Jim Bailey.
West Kootenay communities like Rossland are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Photo: Mathew Roland/BBJ

Rossland commits to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050

“It’s a really unique plan, and we have to go forward, we have to go to a low carbon future.”

West Kootenay communities like Rossland are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Photo: Mathew Roland/BBJ
The Rossland Public Library is one of 11 beneficiaries of the annual Community Grant Funding Program. Photo: Google Maps

City of Rossland awards community grants

Rossland non-profit groups beneficiaries of over $280,000 in community grant funding

The Rossland Public Library is one of 11 beneficiaries of the annual Community Grant Funding Program. Photo: Google Maps
Image: Trophy Town trailer

Trophy Town trailer previews film release

Trophy Town, the story of the ‘39 and ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters set for possible release in March

Image: Trophy Town trailer
The Penticton Vees had two players leave the team for the USHL last week. Photo: Jim Bailey.

BCHL to wait out health order as players fly south

U.S. born players in the BCHL are leaving teams and heading south for remainder of the season

The Penticton Vees had two players leave the team for the USHL last week. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Trail’s Travis St. Denis signed a one year contract with the Binghamton Devils of the AHL. Photo: Jim Bailey.

St. Denis signs with New Jersey Devils affiliate

Former Smoke Eater Travis St. Denis signed a contract with the Binghamton Devils last week

Trail’s Travis St. Denis signed a one year contract with the Binghamton Devils of the AHL. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Emergency responders were called to an accident at the intersection of Victoria St. and Bay Ave. on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Responders attend two-vehicle accident in Trail

Occupants of two vehicles were transported to the Trail hospital

Emergency responders were called to an accident at the intersection of Victoria St. and Bay Ave. on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Four cougars were reported in the Princeton area in 2020. Courtesy photo

Cougar put down after it attacks dog in Sunningdale

Investigators believe that the young cougar may have been separated from his mother.

Four cougars were reported in the Princeton area in 2020. Courtesy photo
Team Brown is going back to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary this year, after Curl BC cancelled the BC Women’s Curling Championship. Photo: Curl BC

Curl BC cancels women’s and men’s provincials

Brown and Laycock to represent BC women’s and men’s teams at national curling championship

Team Brown is going back to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary this year, after Curl BC cancelled the BC Women’s Curling Championship. Photo: Curl BC
The Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe will have to wait another month before finding out if they will be facing off in BCHL action. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Smoke Eaters prepared for start, whenever it happens

BC junior hockey leagues announce intent to wait out PHO order

The Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe will have to wait another month before finding out if they will be facing off in BCHL action. Photo: Jim Bailey.
One of the highest jumps was in Salmo, where homes went up 19 per cent from $225,000 on average to $268,000. Photo: Black Press

Across the board; Greater Trail house values are up

Majority of Kootenay Columbia homeowners can expect a moderate increase in their 2021 assessments

One of the highest jumps was in Salmo, where homes went up 19 per cent from $225,000 on average to $268,000. Photo: Black Press
Trail native Jake Lucchini attends Montreal Canadiens camp. Photo: Jim Bailey

Former Smoke Eater Jake Lucchini vies for spot in Canadiens line up

Jake Lucchini is the type of player that adapts quickly and makes players around him better.

Trail native Jake Lucchini attends Montreal Canadiens camp. Photo: Jim Bailey
Rossland passes bylaw to allow backyard chickens. Photo: file

Rossland council passes backyard chicken bylaw

Newest councilor, Terry Miller, finds elegant solution to residential-chicken bylaw

Rossland passes bylaw to allow backyard chickens. Photo: file
Rossland’s public works manager Darrin Albo retires after 33 years with the city. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland’s long time public works manager retires

Operations manager Darrin Albo calls it a career after 33 years working for the Golden City

Rossland’s public works manager Darrin Albo retires after 33 years with the city. Photo: Jim Bailey
Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Jones twins reunite in Swedish hockey league

Montrose products Connor and Kellen Jones will skate for Vaterviks IK of the Swedish league

Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Bylaw amendments have cleared the way for Phase 4 of the Birchwood Drive development to proceed. Photo: Jim Bailey

City of Trail clears way for Birchwood Dr. development

Trail council approves bylaw amendments for Phase 4 of Birchwood Dr. subdivision.

Bylaw amendments have cleared the way for Phase 4 of the Birchwood Drive development to proceed. Photo: Jim Bailey
Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Carson Briere earned Rookie of the Week honours for Mercyhurst after tallying a division leading five-points in two games. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Former Smoke Eater earns NCAA Rookie of Week

Smoke Eaters alumnus Carson Briere tallies five points in two games for rookie of week honour

Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Carson Briere earned Rookie of the Week honours for Mercyhurst after tallying a division leading five-points in two games. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Housing needs report released identifies gaps in housing in Greater Trail and Regional District Kootenay Boundary. Photo: Jim Bailey

Report identifies challenging gaps in Trail housing

A full 63 per cent of housing in the Silver City was built before 1960

Housing needs report released identifies gaps in housing in Greater Trail and Regional District Kootenay Boundary. Photo: Jim Bailey
The recent heavy snowfall has provided a welcomed gift for holiday skiers and outstanding ski conditions for Champion Lakes Ski Club and the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club. Photo: Champion Lakes website.

Prime time for West Kootenay cross-country skiers

“Cross-country skiing is a great way to safely get outside this winter for both fun and exercise.”

The recent heavy snowfall has provided a welcomed gift for holiday skiers and outstanding ski conditions for Champion Lakes Ski Club and the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club. Photo: Champion Lakes website.
Santa on the Run will be jogging through the West Kootenay to help raise funds for Covenant House Vancouver. Photo: Submitted

Santa takes a run through West Kootenay in fundraiser for homeless youth

Santa on the Run’s 12 Days of Christmas teams up with Ryan Reynolds for Covenant House Vancouver

Santa on the Run will be jogging through the West Kootenay to help raise funds for Covenant House Vancouver. Photo: Submitted