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Workers poured the foundation this week as construction rolls along on the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant coming soon to downtown Trail. Business owners at BJT Properties say the new build represents a $2.5M investment, 20 full time jobs, and 25 part-time jobs. Photo: Jim Bailey

Help wanted: Will the labour shortage impact Trail businesses?

For insight, the Trail Times went to job market experts at The Skills Centre

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RCMP take proactive approach to alerting public to unlocked vehicles

Officers saw purses, wallets, computers, and other items of value left unattended in open vehicles

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press

B.C. Seniors Advocate invites participation in residential care survey

British Columbians to participate in the second landmark survey of people in residential care

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s Kootenay Lake Hospital reopens to non-essential visitors

Interior Health had previously said the closure was due to COVID-19 cases

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File

RCMP help rescue neglected pets in Fruitvale

Police says both animals continue to do well in care of shelter staff.

The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File
What to expect from the June 4 day: great presentations from three knowledgeable speakers; networking with local area vendors and therapists and other Lymphedema patients; opportunity to win a custom compression garment (up to $800 value) supplied by Juzo. Image: bclymph.org

Need help dealing with Lymphedema? Workshop coming to Winfield

The workshop on June 4 is designed to help those dealing with Lymphedema.

  • May 19, 2022
What to expect from the June 4 day: great presentations from three knowledgeable speakers; networking with local area vendors and therapists and other Lymphedema patients; opportunity to win a custom compression garment (up to $800 value) supplied by Juzo. Image: bclymph.org
Jeppesen Aviation has presented a plan to the City of Castlegar to improve reliability at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Jeppesen Aviation has presented a plan to the City of Castlegar to improve reliability at the West Kootenay Regional Airport. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
Much needed improvements are coming to the Aqueduct Trail from Mann Road to Gibbers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland council briefs: Tender approved for Aqueduct Trail upgrades

Access agendas, minutes, staff reports, news and much more at rossland.ca

Much needed improvements are coming to the Aqueduct Trail from Mann Road to Gibbers. Photo: Jim Bailey
UBC forestry student Liam Jones of Nelson takes an inventory of carbon stocks and biodiversity in a clear-cut near Argenta in 2022. Photo: Arianna Murphy-Steed

Stop clear-cutting, says forestry professor after research in West Kootenay

Dr. Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree, worked with students in forest near Argenta

UBC forestry student Liam Jones of Nelson takes an inventory of carbon stocks and biodiversity in a clear-cut near Argenta in 2022. Photo: Arianna Murphy-Steed
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City of Rossland invites input into Official Community Plan

City invites residents to attend an open house on May 26 to help refine draft of the OCP

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The Rossland Community Farmers Market organizer Jenny Dueck is helping revive the Wednesday market with local West Kootenay resources like Earthy Organics from Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland farmers market revived by local volunteers

The new Rossland Community Farmers Market will go every Wednesday starting in June

The Rossland Community Farmers Market organizer Jenny Dueck is helping revive the Wednesday market with local West Kootenay resources like Earthy Organics from Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey
There are four species of bats that are commonly found in B.C. buildings. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project

BC Annual Bat Count seeks bat roosts and volunteers

The count is easy, fun, and safe, not to mention vital for monitoring bat population.

There are four species of bats that are commonly found in B.C. buildings. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project
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Police campaign aims to prevent B.C. seniors falling victim to scams

The Times often receives calls about locals, usually seniors, targeted by a scammer.

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One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Interior Health creates Community Health and Climate Change maps

Interior Health has created a series of community health and climate change…

One of the maps showing heat vulnerability in the Regional District of East Kootenay.
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Rossland student wins prestigious playwright award

Sety Roshdibenam’s play ‘The Christmas Heist’ earns Young Playwrights Festival top honour

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RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner

RCMP make arrests at logging protest north of Nelson

Last Stand West Kootenay was camped out on a road near Argenta

RCMP are seen here making arrests May 17 near Argenta, B.C., north of Nelson. A group had been camped out protesting a logging company’s plans for the area. Photo: Louis Bockner
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Rossland Public Library news and information

The Raven Reads book club will be discussing Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, The Glass Castle

  • May 17, 2022
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Lake Koocanusa. File photo.

Ktunaxa slam federal decision on Kootenay River pollution referral

Ktunaxa governments call for transboundary water issue dispute resolution through International Joint Commission

Lake Koocanusa. File photo.
Rossland Public Library announcements and programming. Photo: Jim Bailey

Library Corner: Books of my life with Hartlei Mckinnon

Attn: Library Corner is seeking book lovers of all ages to interview for Books of My Life

  • May 17, 2022
Rossland Public Library announcements and programming. Photo: Jim Bailey
Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB

Ambassador ready to help Kootenay Boundary water users

“WaterSmart Ambassadors have a huge impact on the ground,” says the RDKB’s Gabe Wiebe.

Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB