Trail Times Staff

Trail Smoke Eaters fell 5-0 to the Cranbrook Bucks in their final exhibition game on Saturday, and will kick off the 2022-23 BCHL season in Penticton versus the Vees Friday, Sept. 23. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters open season versus Vees

Tough test for Trail Smoke Eaters in opening BCHL game, face off against Penticton Vees

Trail Smoke Eaters fell 5-0 to the Cranbrook Bucks in their final exhibition game on Saturday, and will kick off the 2022-23 BCHL season in Penticton versus the Vees Friday, Sept. 23. Photo: Jim Bailey
Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz

‘Let’s get moving,’ for memorial fundraiser at hospital in Trail

Operation Owatz back for a second year; goal is to raise $30,000 to support KBRH ambulatory care

Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. Photo: Kootenay Bat Project

Kootenay advocates remind locals that bat activity increases in summer

BC Bat Community Program warns resident to never touch bats with bare hands

Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. Photo: Kootenay Bat Project
Violinist Carolyn Cameron

La Cafamore return to Trail stage Aug. 16

The classical musicians welcome violinist Kaito Takeda to the string quartet

Violinist Carolyn Cameron
Sarah Barr and Sharon Roberts, from the VISAC Gallery with Shelly Martin, KSCU Marketing Department. Photo: Submitted

Trail art gallery among recipients of Kootenay Savings foundation grant

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation has invested millions of dollars into communities it serves

Sarah Barr and Sharon Roberts, from the VISAC Gallery with Shelly Martin, KSCU Marketing Department. Photo: Submitted
Members of the community touring the Jewel Lake area prescription area. Photo: Dan Macmaster

Boundary wildfire risk reduction a model of collaboration

The project was undertaken in an area 20 minutes north of Greenwood

Members of the community touring the Jewel Lake area prescription area. Photo: Dan Macmaster
The Trail Smoke Eaters’ pre-season is set with four games, two in Wenatchee and their lone home game vs Cranbrook Bucks on Sept. 16 and in Cranbrook Sept. 17. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters pre-season set

Trail Smoke Eaters will play two games vs Wenatchee Wild and two against the Cranbrook Bucks

The Trail Smoke Eaters’ pre-season is set with four games, two in Wenatchee and their lone home game vs Cranbrook Bucks on Sept. 16 and in Cranbrook Sept. 17. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Main and emergency entrances temporarily closed at Trail hospital

Patients and visitors will be directed to the ambulance bay entrance.

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View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: File

Teck Trail shutdown to start in August

Upwards of 800 contractor employees will be onsite during the Teck Trail shutdown

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: File
The newly expanded pharmacy department at KBRH is now open. Photo: Interior Health

New pharmacy, modernized care spaces open at Trail hospital

A new pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) is now open,…

The newly expanded pharmacy department at KBRH is now open. Photo: Interior Health
Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file

Kootenay Savings Credit Union appoints new leader

Mark McLoughlin’s career has spanned many industries

Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file
The Family Action Network is hosting the first in a series of conversation cafes for parents with children ages five and under on Monday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is required for the sessions, which will run in the Trail United Church. Photo: Unsplash

Have a child 5 or younger? Parenting cafes in Trail start soon

Families can register for the series of cafes via FAN’s website: www.familyactionnetwork.ca.

The Family Action Network is hosting the first in a series of conversation cafes for parents with children ages five and under on Monday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is required for the sessions, which will run in the Trail United Church. Photo: Unsplash
Trail Creek at Lower Annable rack, June 14. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary flood watch update

The regional district activated its Emergency Operation Centre on June 3.

Trail Creek at Lower Annable rack, June 14. Photo: Trail Times
A maple tree was planted in Montrose on Thursday, June 9, signifying that community strength is achieved and maintained through diversity and inclusion. L-R: Larry Plotnikoff, Montrose operations manager; Kayleigh Postmus, Kootenays CLBC Community Council Self Advocate; and Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh. Photo: Submitted

Montrose plants roots for community diversity and inclusion

Self- Advocacy is a rights movement led by people labelled as having a developmental disability.

A maple tree was planted in Montrose on Thursday, June 9, signifying that community strength is achieved and maintained through diversity and inclusion. L-R: Larry Plotnikoff, Montrose operations manager; Kayleigh Postmus, Kootenays CLBC Community Council Self Advocate; and Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

Aim is to empower people through connectivity to nature

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted
Beyond Extinction traces Indigenous matriarchs who revive traditions and fight to save an ancient burial ground in the Slocan Valley. Declared “extinct” by the Indian Act, the film documents their intimate living histories and their decades long struggle for recognition.

‘Beyond Extinction: A Sinixt Resurgence,’ showing Friday at the Royal Theatre

The film documents three decades of Indigenous struggle by the Sinixt people

Beyond Extinction traces Indigenous matriarchs who revive traditions and fight to save an ancient burial ground in the Slocan Valley. Declared “extinct” by the Indian Act, the film documents their intimate living histories and their decades long struggle for recognition.
Tuesday’s event provides an opportunity to meet local service providers who are working to end gender based violence and to support victims of sexual and domestic abuse. VAWIR thanks Ferraro Foods for donating space and lunch supplies for The Clothesline Project.

Community invited to Clothesline Project event in Trail, Tuesday

T-shirts bearing anti-violence messages and local service providers will attend

Tuesday’s event provides an opportunity to meet local service providers who are working to end gender based violence and to support victims of sexual and domestic abuse. VAWIR thanks Ferraro Foods for donating space and lunch supplies for The Clothesline Project.
Agriculture in Rossland, circa 1910. Photo: Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre

Rossland history in pictures

Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history?

Agriculture in Rossland, circa 1910. Photo: Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
“Moving forward, we’ll be in a much better position to empower the public with the FireSmart knowledge and tools they need to reduce wildfire risks and impacts,” says Carlene Pires, regional emergency program coordinator. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary regional district awarded $277K for FireSmart action

Funding is meant to help build resilience during fire season

“Moving forward, we’ll be in a much better position to empower the public with the FireSmart knowledge and tools they need to reduce wildfire risks and impacts,” says Carlene Pires, regional emergency program coordinator. Photo: Submitted
West Kootenay old growth forests like this one along the Lardeau River need to be preserved through government commitment.

West Kootenay businesses urge MLAs to defend old growth forests

“Old-growth trees are a staple of the community,” says Dina Esposito, owner of Caffe Americano.

West Kootenay old growth forests like this one along the Lardeau River need to be preserved through government commitment.