Trail Times Staff

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.
Nakusp is hiring a dedicated coordinator to promote FireSmart principles, activities and provide wildfire-related information. Photo: Submitted

Trust, Province of BC, fund projects ahead of fire season

First intake in 2021, supported 17 projects that created 200+ jobs in 14 communities

Nakusp is hiring a dedicated coordinator to promote FireSmart principles, activities and provide wildfire-related information. Photo: Submitted
East Shore resident Mike Jeffries and friend set to launch on a local river.

Kootenay Lake anglers support added incentive to fish

Kootenay Lake fishermen Nick Green and Mike Jeffery win angler incentive monthly $1,000 prize

East Shore resident Mike Jeffries and friend set to launch on a local river.
View the new camping reservation service at: http://camping.bcparks.ca. Photo: Jim Bailey

BC Parks camping registration now open

New system designed on input from campers, park operators and other service organizations

View the new camping reservation service at: http://camping.bcparks.ca. Photo: Jim Bailey
Tom Wayman has published two dozen collections of poems, as well as three collections of short stories, a novel, and four collections of essays. Photo: Rod Currie

West Kootenay author recognized with lifetime achievement award

Since 1994, the George Woodcock award has honored an outstanding literary career in B.C.

Tom Wayman has published two dozen collections of poems, as well as three collections of short stories, a novel, and four collections of essays. Photo: Rod Currie
Columbia Basin supports can help up-and-coming Black Jack skiers aspire to follow the path of Olympic and Jr. World Championship nordic skiers Remi and Jasmine Drolet. Photo: Jim Bailey

Columbia Basin brimming with sport success

With help of Basin support, Kootenay athletes make jump to world stage

Columbia Basin supports can help up-and-coming Black Jack skiers aspire to follow the path of Olympic and Jr. World Championship nordic skiers Remi and Jasmine Drolet. Photo: Jim Bailey
Student protesters brought an emotional message against sexual violence to the SD 20 school board office at Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Columbia students rally against sexual violence

Students carried a powerful and emotional message to SD20 school board office at KCLC

Student protesters brought an emotional message against sexual violence to the SD 20 school board office at Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
The girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference is a virtual and free event for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary in Grades 8-12. Photo: KAST

Inspiring opportunity coming up for Kootenay girls

Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference is a virtual and free event…

The girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference is a virtual and free event for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary in Grades 8-12. Photo: KAST
Get your beloved pet, like Bentley, in the SPCA calendar. Send a photo today. Photo: Jim Bailey

Picture perfect BC SPCA calendar contest launches

To register and learn more visit spca.bc.ca/calendar.

Get your beloved pet, like Bentley, in the SPCA calendar. Send a photo today. Photo: Jim Bailey
“Addiction and the Poisoned Drug Supply: What we need to know. How we can help,” runs on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The event is free, however registration is required. To join the conversation online or attend in person, register by visiting Selkirk.ca and click on “News and Events.” Scroll down to Feb. 15 on the calendar and click the Respect and Connect link. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay residents invited to join upcoming ‘Respect and Connect’ series

Register for Addiction and Poisoned Drug Supply Feb. 15 presentation at: Selkirk.ca

“Addiction and the Poisoned Drug Supply: What we need to know. How we can help,” runs on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The event is free, however registration is required. To join the conversation online or attend in person, register by visiting Selkirk.ca and click on “News and Events.” Scroll down to Feb. 15 on the calendar and click the Respect and Connect link. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Quinn Disher commits to Michigan Tech. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eater, Disher, signs with NCAA Huskies

Trail forward Quinn Disher commits to play for the NCAA Michigan Tech University Huskies

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Quinn Disher commits to Michigan Tech. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters sent goalie Bailey Monteith to the Virden Oil Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters make flurry of deals at deadline

Smoke Eaters shore up last line of defence with addition of veteran goalie Cole Tisdale

Trail Smoke Eaters sent goalie Bailey Monteith to the Virden Oil Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey
The ombudsperson recommends changes to strengthen oversight, compliance with the law, public accountability and transparency of riparian regulation. Photo: Trail Times

Environmental oversight strengthened by B.C. ombudsperson’s recommendations

Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released his final update last week.

The ombudsperson recommends changes to strengthen oversight, compliance with the law, public accountability and transparency of riparian regulation. Photo: Trail Times
Snow removal began Friday and is scheduled to continue all week in certain Trail neighbourhoods. Photo: Jim Bailey

Updated: City of Trail continues to dig out

Trail city crews will start its snow removal efforts at 10 p.m. Friday night (Jan. 7)

Snow removal began Friday and is scheduled to continue all week in certain Trail neighbourhoods. Photo: Jim Bailey
The class got to weigh themselves on the scale to see how much it would cost to dispose of the class weight. At 1,150 lb, it would cost $120 to dump everyone. Photo: Wildsight

Waste out of sight but not out of mind for Kootenay Columbia students

Beyond Recycling is a 24-week exploration into the energy, waste and consumption in daily lives.

The class got to weigh themselves on the scale to see how much it would cost to dispose of the class weight. At 1,150 lb, it would cost $120 to dump everyone. Photo: Wildsight