Trail Times Staff

A HEART participant enjoys some equine assisted learning. Photo: Submitted

Confidence is key to job training programs at Trail Skills Centre

4 programs: Brave Beginnings for Newcomers; HEART; Spark Your Start-Up; and Tools for Trades

A HEART participant enjoys some equine assisted learning. Photo: Submitted
Restorative Justice has been practiced in B.C. since the 1990s as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Photo: Redd/Unsplash

Restorative Justice seeks to reduce crime impact in the West Kootenay

Restorative justice seeks to repair the harm caused by crime and violence.

Restorative Justice has been practiced in B.C. since the 1990s as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Photo: Redd/Unsplash
Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia students dig in to habitat restoration

Crowe students remove invasive plants and plant native plant and seeds at Beaver Creek

Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted
Skills Centre staff. Photo: Submitted

New living wage shows progress for Greater Trail low income earners

Government investments in child care and family supports offset other expense increases

Skills Centre staff. Photo: Submitted
Jimmy Schofield enlisted for the Great War in November 1916 at the age of 23. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Part 1: Letters from the frontline of the Great War

Remembrance Day feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Jimmy Schofield enlisted for the Great War in November 1916 at the age of 23. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca

Energy company purchases more land for Fruitvale plant

Construction was originally scheduled for fall 2020, then postponed until spring of 2021.

The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca
Riley Brandt

Trail product earns Canada West hockey honours in opening week

Accolades roll in for Riley Brandt, named MacEwan U. first star and Canada West Player of the Week

Riley Brandt
Trail Times file photo

Update: Trail RCMP report $5,000 stolen bike returned, laptop still missing

Thieves made off with about $10,000 worth of goods from Gerick’s Cycle last week

Trail Times file photo
RCMP

Man attacks Trail police officer

Knife-wielding man arrested, injures Trail RCMP officers

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L-R: Ruth Kohut, director of clinical operations at KBRH, guided Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy through the new ambulatory care wing, alongside Cindy Ferguson, KBRH ambulatory care and OR manager. The three are standing in the unit’s new procedure room. Photos: Submitted

New outpatient care unit opens in Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The top floor of the new wing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital…

L-R: Ruth Kohut, director of clinical operations at KBRH, guided Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy through the new ambulatory care wing, alongside Cindy Ferguson, KBRH ambulatory care and OR manager. The three are standing in the unit’s new procedure room. Photos: Submitted
McCarthy

Trail native named Blue Jackets new assistant coach

Former Trail Smoke Eater, Steve McCarthy, earns promotion to NHL Columbus Blue Jackets

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RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary bylaw officer educates, doesn’t enforce provincial health orders

When enforcement is required, the officer has the responsibility of issuing tickets and fines.

RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash
A donation from the Murphy Family Foundation has helped JL Crowe secure an activity bus for students. Photo: Submitted

Foundation helps Trail high school buy a new set of wheels

The Murphy foundation’s contribution, along with two other local donors, allowed for this purchase.

A donation from the Murphy Family Foundation has helped JL Crowe secure an activity bus for students. Photo: Submitted
Non vaccinated residents can take advantage of more drop-in clinics like this one in Gyro Park in Trail on Saturday. Photo: Geoff Fontes

Vaccination drop-in clinics return to West Kootenay

Trail residents can drop in and get their first or second shot at the Waneta Plaza on Aug. 26

Non vaccinated residents can take advantage of more drop-in clinics like this one in Gyro Park in Trail on Saturday. Photo: Geoff Fontes
Tara Howse is this riding’s Green Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. Photo: Submitted

Green Party of Canada candidate hails from Rossland

Tara Howse was the 2019 Green Party federal candidate.

Tara Howse is this riding’s Green Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. Photo: Submitted
The Trail Smoke Eaters will open the 2021 season on Oct. 8 against the Cranbrook Bucks in Cranbrook, and will have their home opener the next night against the same Bucks. Photo: Jack Murray

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Trail Smoke Eaters open season with home-and-home series versus Cranbrook Bucks

The Trail Smoke Eaters will open the 2021 season on Oct. 8 against the Cranbrook Bucks in Cranbrook, and will have their home opener the next night against the same Bucks. Photo: Jack Murray
An aerial firefighting services helicopter retrieves water from the Columbia River in front of Gyro Park to suppress a wildfire started near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Sept. 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Boundary firefighters brush up on wildfire suppression

Engine Boss course trains firefighters how to safely lead their crew during a wildland fire incident

An aerial firefighting services helicopter retrieves water from the Columbia River in front of Gyro Park to suppress a wildfire started near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Sept. 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey
The RDKB enacted Stage 1 water restrictions on May 1. Photo: Unsplash

New Kootenay Boundary water saving measures in play

RDKB water conservation restrictions were put into effect on May 1

The RDKB enacted Stage 1 water restrictions on May 1. Photo: Unsplash
This pre-COVID photo shows Rossland residents clearing the yard of potential combustible debris. Rossland’s FireSmart advisor is encouraging residents to clean up their yards and remove potential wildfire hazards. Photo: Submitted

Rossland FireSmart holds wildfire hazard clean-up day

Rossland’s FireSmart advisor encourages residents to fire-proof their yards this weekend

This pre-COVID photo shows Rossland residents clearing the yard of potential combustible debris. Rossland’s FireSmart advisor is encouraging residents to clean up their yards and remove potential wildfire hazards. Photo: Submitted
Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society hopes to have EcoGarden demonstration gardens throughout the region. Photo: Submitted

Eco gardens, a growing green initiative in the Kootenays

Project launch parallels May being Invasive Species Action Month in B.C.

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society hopes to have EcoGarden demonstration gardens throughout the region. Photo: Submitted