Trail Times Staff

J.L. Crowe debaters participated in the annual winter debate tourney in Nelson on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted

Trail high school students excel at debate tourney

Law Foundation Cup Debate Provincials to be held the first weekend in March

J.L. Crowe debaters participated in the annual winter debate tourney in Nelson on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
The Trust is inviting Basin residents to participate in its community engagement process and provide thoughts. Locally, the events go May 10 in Rossland and May 11 in Fruitvale. Photo: Trail Times

Symposium coming to Trail this summer, open houses in May

Open houses slated for May 10 in Rossland, and May 11 in Fruitvale.

The Trust is inviting Basin residents to participate in its community engagement process and provide thoughts. Locally, the events go May 10 in Rossland and May 11 in Fruitvale. Photo: Trail Times
The Gilpin grassfire seen near Grand Forks, Oct. 9, 2022. Photo: Tyler Takes Photos

Investigation examines enforcement of BC Wildfire Act

An investigation report released looks at how well government is investigating, deciding…

The Gilpin grassfire seen near Grand Forks, Oct. 9, 2022. Photo: Tyler Takes Photos
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.

Report reinforces need to scale up seniors’ services in B.C.

ER visits per 1,000 seniors (65+) has fallen 10% and hospitalization rates have fallen 6 %

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie.
Carlene Pires is the first female captain within Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Service. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue marks historic milestone

Carlene Pires is the first female Captain within Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue

Carlene Pires is the first female captain within Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Service. Photo: Submitted
The Le Roi Community Foundation awards grants to other registered charities for projects that benefit the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield, and Areas A and B. The foundation supports: arts and culture; education; environment; health and welfare; sports and recreation. Photo: LeRoiFoundation.com

Applications for community recovery funds open in January

For more information visit: communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca

The Le Roi Community Foundation awards grants to other registered charities for projects that benefit the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield, and Areas A and B. The foundation supports: arts and culture; education; environment; health and welfare; sports and recreation. Photo: LeRoiFoundation.com
BC Hydro is encouraging Trail residents to conserve energy by keeping their holiday lighting displays modest but fun this Christmas, much like this festive Santa family’s Sunningdale home. Photo: Jim Bailey

Mega lighting displays costly over holidays

“Bright on a Budget” report says that many are embracing budget-friendly holiday decorating

BC Hydro is encouraging Trail residents to conserve energy by keeping their holiday lighting displays modest but fun this Christmas, much like this festive Santa family’s Sunningdale home. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Sheri Regnier

Nursing program begins at Trail college campus next month

LPNs scope of practice is geared towards stable patients and predictable outcomes

Photo: Sheri Regnier
Join Shawn Hook at The Bailey Theatre on Jan. 21 for an intimate solo piano show celebrating his talent. Photo: Submitted
Join Shawn Hook at The Bailey Theatre on Jan. 21 for an intimate solo piano show celebrating his talent. Photo: Submitted
With the help of several local businesses, the Sinful Kings motorcycle riding club held its first Coats for Kids event at the Fieldhouse last month, providing families with much needed warm weather gear. Photo: Jeremy Brown

Riding club rallies ‘Coats for Kids’ drive in Trail area

Club will set up table at Breakfast with Santa at the Warfield hall, Dec. 4, 9-11 a.m.

With the help of several local businesses, the Sinful Kings motorcycle riding club held its first Coats for Kids event at the Fieldhouse last month, providing families with much needed warm weather gear. Photo: Jeremy Brown
The Welcome Back Monarchs planting day was part of the society’s Pollination Pathway initiative and TLC’S Fort Shepherd Conservancy Area’s ongoing land stewardship programming. Photo: Submitted

Volunteers add 1,000 native plants to Fort Shepherd

Fort Shepherd has experienced loss of biodiversity from industrial pollution and off-road vehicles

The Welcome Back Monarchs planting day was part of the society’s Pollination Pathway initiative and TLC’S Fort Shepherd Conservancy Area’s ongoing land stewardship programming. Photo: Submitted
Photo: thebailey.ca

Teck Family Series returns to the Trail stage, Sunday

Next year the series continues with two performances that emphasize movement and joy

Photo: thebailey.ca
At 7 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2023, many of BC Parks’ campsites will open for reservations. Photo: File

B.C. camping reservations open soon for 2023

More than 5,000 people have signed up to be part of user-experience research

At 7 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2023, many of BC Parks’ campsites will open for reservations. Photo: File
L-R: Brooke Leathermanfrom the Kalein Centre and Trail Hospice chair Brenda Hooper navigate transfer of Navigate program to ensure Nav-CARE services will continue uninterrupted for all of West Kootenay benefit. Photo: Submitted

Hospice Society navigates care into West Kootenay communities

Trail Hospice ensures Nav-CARE program will continue to provide services throughout region

L-R: Brooke Leathermanfrom the Kalein Centre and Trail Hospice chair Brenda Hooper navigate transfer of Navigate program to ensure Nav-CARE services will continue uninterrupted for all of West Kootenay benefit. Photo: Submitted
For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press

Learn about the Lower Columbia Community Health Centre proposal

Group proposing new health centre to serve Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A & B

For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press
The long COVID project is the second phase of a project funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, which initially learned more about the impact of pain. Photo: Unsplash

Project seeks Kootenay citizen-scientists to help solve long COVID puzzle

“No one knows more about it than the people who live with it”

The long COVID project is the second phase of a project funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, which initially learned more about the impact of pain. Photo: Unsplash
Brenda Hooper, chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society, invites all to Grief Support Training workshops. Photo: Jim Bailey

Greater Trail hospice course addresses loss and grief

“The pandemic has resulted in an increase in grief, both from death and changes in how we live.”

Brenda Hooper, chair of the Greater Trail Hospice Society, invites all to Grief Support Training workshops. Photo: Jim Bailey
Regional firefighter Mike Parsons encourages residents to upgrade carbon monoxide detectors this week. Photo: Submitted

Trail fire station offers free CO detectors, while supplies last

Replace old carbon monoxide detectors with free replacements while supplies last

Regional firefighter Mike Parsons encourages residents to upgrade carbon monoxide detectors this week. Photo: Submitted
Teens who want to participate have until Nov. 15 to submit their entries. Image: Interior Health

Interior Health invites young artists to ‘Take a Breath’

More information on how to enter the contest can be found at www.interiorhealth.ca/takeabreath

Teens who want to participate have until Nov. 15 to submit their entries. Image: Interior Health
L-R: The Technical Advisory Group came together to help craft the RDKB Climate Action Plan, including Mark Stephens, manager of emergency management; Freya Phillips, senior energy specialist; Goran Denkovski manager of infrastructure and sustainability; and Donna Dean, manager of planning and development. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary regional district takes bold climate action

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary releases Climate Action Plan

L-R: The Technical Advisory Group came together to help craft the RDKB Climate Action Plan, including Mark Stephens, manager of emergency management; Freya Phillips, senior energy specialist; Goran Denkovski manager of infrastructure and sustainability; and Donna Dean, manager of planning and development. Photo: Submitted