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“Blue Dove of Peace,” by Michele Desjardins, will go to the highest bidder. All proceeds are to help settle a soon-to-arrive Afghan family. Photo: Submitted

Bid on beautiful art, help a compassionate West Kootenay cause

When the war in Ukraine began, Michele Desjardins, a member of West…

“Blue Dove of Peace,” by Michele Desjardins, will go to the highest bidder. All proceeds are to help settle a soon-to-arrive Afghan family. Photo: Submitted
Candidate forums are slated for: Sept. 29 (Trail); Oct. 4 (Montrose/Fruitvale); Oct. 5 (Rossland). Photo: File

Save the date; candidate forums start next week

General voting day is Saturday, Oct. 15 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Candidate forums are slated for: Sept. 29 (Trail); Oct. 4 (Montrose/Fruitvale); Oct. 5 (Rossland). Photo: File
Third place award; Sandra Irvine, “Taking the Plunge.”

Meet the artists Friday at the VISAC in downtown Trail

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

Third place award; Sandra Irvine, “Taking the Plunge.”
L-R: Angelika Brunner, constituency assistant for Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy; Myrt Servatius, Kootenay South Métis Society, president; Robert Cacchioni, Trail council; Carol Dobie, councillor incumbent for Trail; Toni Driutti, SD20 Area 3 ; Talia Verigin, SD20 Area I/J; Catherine Zaitsoff, incumbent trustee, chair SD20; incumbent Area 5 trustee Gordon Smith; Katherine Shearer, superintendent SD20; Trail (Area 4) trustee incumbents Mark Wilson and Terry Hanik. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Ground breaks for new elementary school in Trail

PHOTOS: New build expected to be ready for students in spring 2024

L-R: Angelika Brunner, constituency assistant for Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy; Myrt Servatius, Kootenay South Métis Society, president; Robert Cacchioni, Trail council; Carol Dobie, councillor incumbent for Trail; Toni Driutti, SD20 Area 3 ; Talia Verigin, SD20 Area I/J; Catherine Zaitsoff, incumbent trustee, chair SD20; incumbent Area 5 trustee Gordon Smith; Katherine Shearer, superintendent SD20; Trail (Area 4) trustee incumbents Mark Wilson and Terry Hanik. Photo: Sheri Regnier
“As I shared my book with family and friends, Sam King, librarian at the Trail and District Public Library, suggested I donate a copy to the Trail Museum and Archives, so I did.,” Beth said. L-R: Addison Oberg, archivist, Trail Museum and Archives; author Elizabeth Truant; Sam King, adult services librarian, Trail library. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Quiet days of pandemic had Trail author writing about life

Beth took the two years of social stopgap caused by COVID-19 to write her life story

“As I shared my book with family and friends, Sam King, librarian at the Trail and District Public Library, suggested I donate a copy to the Trail Museum and Archives, so I did.,” Beth said. L-R: Addison Oberg, archivist, Trail Museum and Archives; author Elizabeth Truant; Sam King, adult services librarian, Trail library. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Paying It Forward: The metal art piece was donated to residents, families and workers in Poplar Ridge Pavilion. Photo: Sheri Regnier

‘Gratitude’ gifted to health-care workers at hospital in Trail

On a sunny Friday, Candace brought “Gratitude” to the hospital and quietly donated it to Poplar Ridge

Paying It Forward: The metal art piece was donated to residents, families and workers in Poplar Ridge Pavilion. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber

Rossland council meeting re-scheduled

All non-emergency/on-call municipal operations will be closed in Rossland on Monday

Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber
The “Old Bags.” L-R: Elise Blood, Kathy Johnston, Karen Souter, Vicki Stevenson, Rith Desilets, Joanne Hilton, Sharon-Ann Gray and Dorothy Aaserud. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Ballad of the Bags

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

The “Old Bags.” L-R: Elise Blood, Kathy Johnston, Karen Souter, Vicki Stevenson, Rith Desilets, Joanne Hilton, Sharon-Ann Gray and Dorothy Aaserud. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The speed limit is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.

Trail RCMP remind drivers to slow down in school zones

The speed limit is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days

The speed limit is 30 km/h from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days.
First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted

West Kootenay artists shine in juried showcase

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted
Trail Daily Times, May 6, 1971.

Trail Blazers: 10,000 Cheer Landing of Royal 1

Trail Blazers is a historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Trail Daily Times, May 6, 1971.
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Toy season starts in the West Kootenay

The 34th annual toy run went Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 8 a.m. in Castlegar.

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Even the backcountry was looking rather ashen this week as wildfires continued to burn across the West Kootenay and beyond. “Smokey skies and the grey blue of Kokanee glacier created some beautiful shots,” Dan Derby said of his Sunday hike. Photo: Dan Derby

Thick blanket of wildfire smoke lingers in the West Kootenay

The response to several fires in the Southeast Fire Centre (SEFC) continued this week

Even the backcountry was looking rather ashen this week as wildfires continued to burn across the West Kootenay and beyond. “Smokey skies and the grey blue of Kokanee glacier created some beautiful shots,” Dan Derby said of his Sunday hike. Photo: Dan Derby
The Teck Trail groundwater treatment plant has been in operation since 2017. Photo: Teck.com

Trail smelter awarded $1.98M in leaky water tanks case

The tanks were installed at Teck Trail during groundwater treatment plant construction

The Teck Trail groundwater treatment plant has been in operation since 2017. Photo: Teck.com
The deadline for candidate withdrawal is Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. Photo: Unsplash

Greater Trail elections are ready, set, go

The nomination period for the local election closed Friday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

The deadline for candidate withdrawal is Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. Photo: Unsplash
On May 5, 1971, the Queen, Princess Anne and Prince Philip spent time in Castlegar for British Columbia’s Centennial year and the opening of Selkirk College. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: When The Queen made a visit

Trail Blazers are historical features in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

On May 5, 1971, the Queen, Princess Anne and Prince Philip spent time in Castlegar for British Columbia’s Centennial year and the opening of Selkirk College. Photo: Trail Historical Society
SED Provincial General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Services, and the E Division Explosive Device Unit assisted Trail RCMP with the crime scene investigation over the weekend. Image: RCMP logo

Trail RCMP looking for tips, video of Friday car bomb explosion

RCMP: Montrose victim expected to recover from his grievous injuries

SED Provincial General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Services, and the E Division Explosive Device Unit assisted Trail RCMP with the crime scene investigation over the weekend. Image: RCMP logo
Station 375 Trail attended to a wildfire ignited behind a downtown restaurant Friday afternoon. Photo: @ChiefDerby/Instagram

Crew quells suspicious grass fire in downtown Trail

Being in close proximity had regional firefighters containing the flames

Station 375 Trail attended to a wildfire ignited behind a downtown restaurant Friday afternoon. Photo: @ChiefDerby/Instagram
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Trail woman facing break-in, assault charges after allegedly head-butting homeowner

This case began shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5

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Trail RCMP: Driver not expected to survive head-on crash

The collision happened between a car and truck near Glenmerry Tuesday night at 6:10 p.m.

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