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Trophy Town will air on TSN Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 PT

Trophy Town to air on TSN

Documentary on the ‘39 and ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters hockey teams and how they conquered the world

Trophy Town will air on TSN Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 PT
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks dropped two games to the Nelson Leafs in the preseason but will open the 2022-23 KIJHL regular season on Saturday versus the Osoyoos Coyotes. Photo: Jim Bailey

Nitehawks kick off 2022-23 KIJHL campaign

B.V. Nitehawks host the Osoyoos Coyotes on Saturday at the Beaver Valley Arena

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks dropped two games to the Nelson Leafs in the preseason but will open the 2022-23 KIJHL regular season on Saturday versus the Osoyoos Coyotes. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Trail Smoke Eaters named its leadership group just prior to opening the BCHL campaign in Penticton Friday. Evan Bushy will take over as Team Captain, and Jordan Hendry, Brady Hunter and Ethan Willoughby will all wear the ‘A’ as Assistant Captains for the 2022-23 season. From left: Hendry, Hunter, Bushy and Willoughby.

Smoke Eaters select veteran leadership group

Defenceman Evan Bushy named captain, will lead the Smoke Eaters into 2022-23 BCHL season

The Trail Smoke Eaters named its leadership group just prior to opening the BCHL campaign in Penticton Friday. Evan Bushy will take over as Team Captain, and Jordan Hendry, Brady Hunter and Ethan Willoughby will all wear the ‘A’ as Assistant Captains for the 2022-23 season. From left: Hendry, Hunter, Bushy and Willoughby.
From left: Pride Gym’s Brandon Krumm, Keanan Patershuck, Tyler Harry, and Matt Cousineau at the Fusion Fight League in Billings, Mont. (Contributed)

Big wins for Pride Gym in Big Sky state

Pride Gym MMA fighter Keanan Patershuk wins first professional bout in decisive fashion

From left: Pride Gym’s Brandon Krumm, Keanan Patershuck, Tyler Harry, and Matt Cousineau at the Fusion Fight League in Billings, Mont. (Contributed)
Rossland Rotary is one of several volunteer groups that gives back to the community. Come to Discover Rossland 2022 at the Miners Hall Thursday, Sept. 22 and find out more about the many volunteer opportunities and programs offered in the Golden City. Photo: Jim Bailey

‘Discover Rossland’ event invites all to Miners Hall

Local groups provide residents with information on how to participate and contribute to community

Rossland Rotary is one of several volunteer groups that gives back to the community. Come to Discover Rossland 2022 at the Miners Hall Thursday, Sept. 22 and find out more about the many volunteer opportunities and programs offered in the Golden City. Photo: Jim Bailey
West Kootenay Recreational Dirt Bike and ATV Society is holding a raffle and upcoming motocross races for all interested riders and supporters. From left front: WKRDAS president David Ketel, secretary Shannon Doleman, and treasurer Dane Tudor celebrate a new grader to keep the tracks groomed. (Back) Amelia Rauschenberger and Annabelle Rauschenberger (right). Photo: Submitted

Races and raffle going at West Kootenay KMX track

The Society is hosting an off-road race, the Tree Hugger Hare Scramble, on Sept. 24-25

West Kootenay Recreational Dirt Bike and ATV Society is holding a raffle and upcoming motocross races for all interested riders and supporters. From left front: WKRDAS president David Ketel, secretary Shannon Doleman, and treasurer Dane Tudor celebrate a new grader to keep the tracks groomed. (Back) Amelia Rauschenberger and Annabelle Rauschenberger (right). Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Mountaineering Club plans for three high-country camping and hiking adventures every year. Photo: KMC

Kootenay mountaineers living the high life

Members have been taking hikers into the backcountry for more than 50 years

Kootenay Mountaineering Club plans for three high-country camping and hiking adventures every year. Photo: KMC
The city is resurfacing 4.2 kilometres of road this year, primarily in West Trail. Photo: File

Trail council greenlights pavement contract

Decisions made during Aug. 15 governance meeting

The city is resurfacing 4.2 kilometres of road this year, primarily in West Trail. Photo: File
Tim Fragle signed a three-year contract extension as head coach and GM of the Trail Smoke Eaters. He will be running the Smoke Eaters Main Camp this weekend from Sept. 2-4 at the Trail Memorial Centre. The public is welcome to attend. Photo: Garrett James

Smoke Eaters start main camp; new contract for coach/GM Tim Fragle

Trail Smoke Eaters invite 38 skaters to compete for roster positions at main camp this weekend

Tim Fragle signed a three-year contract extension as head coach and GM of the Trail Smoke Eaters. He will be running the Smoke Eaters Main Camp this weekend from Sept. 2-4 at the Trail Memorial Centre. The public is welcome to attend. Photo: Garrett James
B.V. Nitehawks players competed for a spot on the roster at their Main Camp at the Hawks Nest this weekend. Photo: Steve Piccolo

B.V. Nitehawks camp full of promising prospects

Beaver Valley Nitehawks will carry almost 30 players into four-game exhibition season

B.V. Nitehawks players competed for a spot on the roster at their Main Camp at the Hawks Nest this weekend. Photo: Steve Piccolo
ICBC Motorcycle Rider Safety Tips suggest training and years of riding experience can make the difference when it comes to avoiding a crash. Photo: Unsplash

Close call has Trail RCMP cautioning of wildlife on roads

A motorcyclist from Penticton hit a deer near Rossland, both ended up in the ditch

ICBC Motorcycle Rider Safety Tips suggest training and years of riding experience can make the difference when it comes to avoiding a crash. Photo: Unsplash
Eliza Dawson from Trail is the first University of Calgary Dinos rower to be named to the Row for Canada 2022 NextGen National Team and competed in the World U23 Rowing Championship in Varese, Italy last month. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay athlete ascends to world rowing stage

Trail rower Eliza Dawson competed at the World U23 Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy

Eliza Dawson from Trail is the first University of Calgary Dinos rower to be named to the Row for Canada 2022 NextGen National Team and competed in the World U23 Rowing Championship in Varese, Italy last month. Photo: Submitted
Trail Smoke Eaters alumni Wayne Florko and Barry Zanier (middle), joined Smoke Eaters players Connor Michaud and Ethan Willoughby, and broadcaster Ben Phillips to kick off the Trail Smoke Eaters Alumni Association campaign on Mar. 25 at the Trail Memorial Centre. The alumni association is hosting its first golf scramble on Sept. 17, and invites supporters to participate. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters alumni tee up golf tournament

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni are hosting their inaugural golf scramble at Birchbank Golf Course

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni Wayne Florko and Barry Zanier (middle), joined Smoke Eaters players Connor Michaud and Ethan Willoughby, and broadcaster Ben Phillips to kick off the Trail Smoke Eaters Alumni Association campaign on Mar. 25 at the Trail Memorial Centre. The alumni association is hosting its first golf scramble on Sept. 17, and invites supporters to participate. Photo: Jim Bailey
Greg Barber, formerly of Montrose, took four months to complete the 4,200-km hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Turn to page 10 to see more photos of his epic journey. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay native reflects on 4,200-km trek on pacific trail

Greg Barber hikes from Mexico to Canada over Sierra and Cascade Mountains

Greg Barber, formerly of Montrose, took four months to complete the 4,200-km hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Turn to page 10 to see more photos of his epic journey. Photo: Submitted
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Quick response to Sunningdale fire

A fire broke out in the garage of a Portia Cres. home on Thursday afternoon

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An original Seth Martin goalie mask. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Museum acquires three more hockey treasures

The already impressive collection makes wonderful additions to Greater Trail’s hockey legacy

An original Seth Martin goalie mask. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks celebrate a Game 7 win over Creston in the 2022 playoffs. B.V. will host its Main Camp from Aug. 26-28 at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

Beaver Valley Nitehawks hold main camp this weekend

Nitehawks coach Terry Jones is excited about this year’s group of returning and recruited players

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks celebrate a Game 7 win over Creston in the 2022 playoffs. B.V. will host its Main Camp from Aug. 26-28 at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Trail Museum and Archives invited the Martin family and friends to the unveiling of ‘61 Smoke Eaters World Champion goaltender Seth Martin’s homemade hockey mask on Monday. The museum acquired the rare find through an auction, and invited the Martin family and friends to an informal ceremony. From left back: daughters Patty Stopanski and Lynne Kay, wife Bev Martin, daughter Susan Martin, Tiger Milburn and Lou DeRosa, and Sandy Hart from Trail Historical Society. Front: Museum collections coordinator Addison Oberg and manager Elinor Morrissey.

Trail museum adds Seth Martin mask to collection

The museum acquired the rare find through an auction

The Trail Museum and Archives invited the Martin family and friends to the unveiling of ‘61 Smoke Eaters World Champion goaltender Seth Martin’s homemade hockey mask on Monday. The museum acquired the rare find through an auction, and invited the Martin family and friends to an informal ceremony. From left back: daughters Patty Stopanski and Lynne Kay, wife Bev Martin, daughter Susan Martin, Tiger Milburn and Lou DeRosa, and Sandy Hart from Trail Historical Society. Front: Museum collections coordinator Addison Oberg and manager Elinor Morrissey.
The public is invited to an inaugural ribbon cutting at the court on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photo: RDKB

Pickleball court in session at Beaver Valley Family Park

The public is invited to a grand opening ribbon cutting of the pickleball court on Sept. 7

The public is invited to an inaugural ribbon cutting at the court on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photo: RDKB
Trail City Hall

Council hears from public on temporary extension for Trail shelter

Trail residents packed council chambers to address request for temporary La Nina shelter extension

Trail City Hall