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The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

Trophy Town will air on TSN Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 PT

Trophy Town to air on TSN

Documentary on the ‘39 and ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters hockey teams and how they conquered the world

“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
Seven Summits Centre for Learning celebrates its 10th year in 2022-23, starting off with a back to school camping trip, the best way to ensure the growth of a positive school culture. (Tara Hauck photo)

Seven Summits: Creating a school culture

Back to school camping trip is best way to welcome students to Rossland learning centre

  • Sep 22, 2022
Seven Summits Centre for Learning celebrates its 10th year in 2022-23, starting off with a back to school camping trip, the best way to ensure the growth of a positive school culture. (Tara Hauck photo)
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
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
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
Rossland Rotary is one of several volunteer groups that gives back to the community. Come to Discover Rossland 2022 at the Miners Hall Thursday, Sept. 22 and find out more about the many volunteer opportunities and programs offered in the Golden City. Photo: Jim Bailey

‘Discover Rossland’ event invites all to Miners Hall

Local groups provide residents with information on how to participate and contribute to community

Rossland Rotary is one of several volunteer groups that gives back to the community. Come to Discover Rossland 2022 at the Miners Hall Thursday, Sept. 22 and find out more about the many volunteer opportunities and programs offered in the Golden City. Photo: Jim Bailey
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 West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
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.
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WorkSafeBC fines GFL Environmental over $700,000 for infraction on Kimberley job site

WorkSafeBC has issued a $710,488 fine against GFL Environmental Inc. after a…

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The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file

Province will work with Alberta to translocate wild turkeys from Kootenay towns

Coun. Kent Goodwin comments that for every turkey the ministry should also take two deer

The Ministry of Forests is looking to transplant wild turkeys to southern Alberta. Bulletin file
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.