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Former Trail Smoke Eaters assistant captain Kent Johnson was selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Blue Jackets pick Trail Smoke Eater alum fifth overall in NHL Draft

Former Trail Smoke Eater and BCHL MVP, Kent Johnson, goes top five overall in 2021 NHL Draft

Former Trail Smoke Eaters assistant captain Kent Johnson was selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. Photo: Jim Bailey
The U15 Trail Orioles cruised to a two-game sweep of the U15 West Kelowna Diamondbacks on Saturday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey

U15 Trail Orioles open season with sweep over West Kelowna

U15 Orioles will host the D-Backs in a doubleheader on Sunday at Butler Park in Trail

The U15 Trail Orioles cruised to a two-game sweep of the U15 West Kelowna Diamondbacks on Saturday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey
Police Briefs

Police briefs: Wanted woman arrested for fraud

Greater Trail and District RCMP stress importance of locking vehicles and removing valuables

Police Briefs
Greater Trail Community Skills Centre staff have long enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week. From left: Morag Carter, Alison Girard, Jay Shete, Frank Marino, Tristan Ploeg, Harshil Patel, Karina Allis.

Greater Trail Skills Centre embraces four-day work week

An evolving trend? Greater Trail Skills Centre has long enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre staff have long enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week. From left: Morag Carter, Alison Girard, Jay Shete, Frank Marino, Tristan Ploeg, Harshil Patel, Karina Allis.
The Selkirk Mountain Music Society’s mobile stage is ready to roll, and will make its debut in Fruitvale at the Ruala Cafe on Friday night. Photo: Facebook

Selkirk Mt. Music Society’s mobile stage ready to roll and rock

The Freedom Stage makes its debut with an Open Mic Night at the Ruala Cafe in Fruitvale Friday

The Selkirk Mountain Music Society’s mobile stage is ready to roll, and will make its debut in Fruitvale at the Ruala Cafe on Friday night. Photo: Facebook
KBRFR responded to a brush fire in Rossland Saturday night.

Brush fire started in Rossland deemed suspicious

Kootenay Boundary Fire and Rescue were called out late Saturday night to a fire on Dunn Cres.

KBRFR responded to a brush fire in Rossland Saturday night.
Boswell’s Rod Stewart (left) is sharing the $1,000 angler incentive prize with his fishing partner.

Boswell angler splits prize with fishing partner

Rod Stewart kicked off July with a $1,000 angler incentive prize for his Kootenay Lake trout

Boswell’s Rod Stewart (left) is sharing the $1,000 angler incentive prize with his fishing partner.
Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin celebrate the Cyclone Taylor Cup championship in 2014. The pair will rejoin the Nitehawks as coach and off-ice fitness trainer, respectively, for 2021-22 KIJHL season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Nitehawks make changes, ready for return to ice

Former Nitehawk stars return to fold in preparation for 2021-22 KIJHL season

Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin celebrate the Cyclone Taylor Cup championship in 2014. The pair will rejoin the Nitehawks as coach and off-ice fitness trainer, respectively, for 2021-22 KIJHL season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Gas leak on Hazelwood Dr. in Sunningdale was under control at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Gas-line break causes evacuation of 11 homes in Trail

Residents were rerouted and area cordoned off while crews worked on gas line break

Gas leak on Hazelwood Dr. in Sunningdale was under control at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Photo: Jim Bailey
The U18 West Kootenay Orioles pitcher Marshall DeBruyn winds up vs Kamloops earlier this month, as the Orioles battle for a playoff spot in BCMB College Prep League. Photo: Jim Bailey

U18 West Kootenay Orioles remain in the mix

Injuries hurt U18 WK Orioles but manage to split four weekend games vs Sun Devils and Tigers

The U18 West Kootenay Orioles pitcher Marshall DeBruyn winds up vs Kamloops earlier this month, as the Orioles battle for a playoff spot in BCMB College Prep League. Photo: Jim Bailey
RAS

RSS bottle drop-off taking a summer break

Rossland Arena Society closed the bottle drop earlier this month and will reopen in September

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A concept drawing of proposed Rossland seniors development. (Contributed0

Proposed footprint too big for Cook Ave. property

Rossland developer taking seniors development to Trail

A concept drawing of proposed Rossland seniors development. (Contributed0
Don Mortimer (right) and Anthony Bell (left) are working to promote and deliver Rossland’s FireSmart Rebate Program. (D. Mortimer photo)

Rossland’s FireSmart program offers incentive to reduce fire risk

Don’t wait, get FireSmart hazard assessment and receive rebate for costs to make property safe

Don Mortimer (right) and Anthony Bell (left) are working to promote and deliver Rossland’s FireSmart Rebate Program. (D. Mortimer photo)
Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Esplanade in Trail.

Check out Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market on Saturday

Enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade and visit the most incredible farmers market in the Kootenays

Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Esplanade in Trail.
Slugger Conner Stainer hit a two-run home run to lead the U18 West Kootenay Orioles to a 5-2 win versus Penticton Tigers on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey file photo

Orioles split road games against Tigers and Sun Devils

U18 Orioles return home this weekend to take on the Kamloops RiverDogs in three-game series

Slugger Conner Stainer hit a two-run home run to lead the U18 West Kootenay Orioles to a 5-2 win versus Penticton Tigers on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey file photo
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Trail umpire earns BCBUA award

It takes character, comittment, and a calm demeanor to wear blue in baseball

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Kootenay Boundary fire crews attended a fire at Country Roads in Fruitvale on Tuesday night. Photo: Facebook.

Fire damages general store in Fruitvale

Fire crews douse a fire at Country Roads, “Damage was done but it could have been way worse.”

Kootenay Boundary fire crews attended a fire at Country Roads in Fruitvale on Tuesday night. Photo: Facebook.
Trail's new Butler Park pickleball and tennis court is drawing a lot of interest since opening last week.

Resurfacing project complete, tennis anyone?

The Butler Park tennis and pickleball courts are ready for play with a new and expanded look

Trail's new Butler Park pickleball and tennis court is drawing a lot of interest since opening last week.
The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay Orioles open season, split with Sun Devils

The Orioles will play a 24 game season in the BCMBA 18U College Prep League

The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey
plaques

Rossland Heritage Commission happy with return of missing plaque

Two plaques commemorating Rossland founder, Ross Thompson, were stolen from Rossland Heritage Square

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