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Crossing the Rock Creek Canyon Bridge between Osoyoos and Rock Creek. Bob Cortright/Wikipedia/Creative Common

British Columbia’s Great Highway turns 70

Today, the real wealth of the Crowsnest Highway encompasses more than mining, energy and forestry.

  • Sep 4, 2019
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Rossland Moutain Market’s summer season begins

Rossland Moutain Market’s summer season begins on Thursday, June 1.

The Trail Maple Leaf band on May 24

100 years and counting, Trail Maple Leaf Band

The Trail Maple Leaf Band is still marching strong into its centennial celebration.

After riding her bicycle 12

Retired Trail doctor shares her incredible journey

Retired Dr. Brenda Trenholme cycled 12,000 kilometres in a four-month journey from Cairo to Cape Town.

After riding her bicycle 12
When hitting the highways and byways this winter

Time change can wreak havoc on drivers

And that isn't the only reason accidents on B.C. roads spike right after the clocks fall back.

When hitting the highways and byways this winter
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
SD20 is making application via a transportation plan to the education ministry for $243

Bus fees rescinded in SD20

Trustees agreed on SD20 Transportation Plan, bus fees will be eliminated pending its approval from the ministry.

SD20 is making application via a transportation plan to the education ministry for $243
This startled-looking bobcat was snapped by a trail camera in January 2015.

Photos helping in wildlife study

Pictures submitted by outdoor enthusiasts are shining new light on bobcat and lynx habitats in the province.

This startled-looking bobcat was snapped by a trail camera in January 2015.
Mail service may cease by Monday if bargaining between Canada Post and CUPW drag on.

Trail: Prepare for no mail delivery next week

Mail service may cease by Monday if negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) remain at a standstill.

Mail service may cease by Monday if bargaining between Canada Post and CUPW drag on.
Valedictorian Nathan McKay addressed his classmates with funny stories and heartwarming encouragement as the J.L. Crowe Secondary Class of 2016 celebrated grad on Friday in the Cominco Arena.

Trail: Live the life of your dreams, Class of 2016

Work hard and never lose sight of your dreams, are two themes from the grade ceremony for J.L. Crowe's 2016 class.

  • Jun 29, 2016
Valedictorian Nathan McKay addressed his classmates with funny stories and heartwarming encouragement as the J.L. Crowe Secondary Class of 2016 celebrated grad on Friday in the Cominco Arena.
A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.

New toll-free number to report elder abuse

Interior Health is the first health authority in the province to introduce a region-wide number to report abuse.

A new toll-free number for the entire Interior Health region will make it easier to report elder abuse.
The community is invited to Gyro Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. when the Kootenay South Métis Society hosts its first Aboriginal Day in Trail. The cultural event features Ktunaxa youth dancers

Community invited to Aboriginal Day in Trail

For the first time in Trail, Aboriginal Day will be celebrated this weekend. The community is invited to Gyro Park on Sunday.

The community is invited to Gyro Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. when the Kootenay South Métis Society hosts its first Aboriginal Day in Trail. The cultural event features Ktunaxa youth dancers
The Kootenay Chito Ryu Karate Team of Megan Campsall and Sensai Scott Hutcheson performed brilliantly at the BC Karate championships in Burnaby last week.

Hutcheson golden at Karate provincials

Sensai Scott Hutcheson of the Beaver Valley and Rossland Chito Ryu Karate dojos won gold and silver at the BC Karate championships.

The Kootenay Chito Ryu Karate Team of Megan Campsall and Sensai Scott Hutcheson performed brilliantly at the BC Karate championships in Burnaby last week.
Deputy Fire Chief and regional emergency coordinator

Kootenay Boundary coordinator says everyone plays a part in emergency planning

Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility, says regional emergency coordinator Dan Derby.

Deputy Fire Chief and regional emergency coordinator
Danny Ferraro from Trail Ferraro Foods helps Keith Smyth load up 500 pounds of grapes for Saturday's Silver City Grape Stomp.

Grape Stomp returns to Silver City Days

Danny Ferraro (right) from Trail Ferraro Foods helps Silver City Days organizer Keith Smyth pack up 500 pounds of grapes before the stomp.

Danny Ferraro from Trail Ferraro Foods helps Keith Smyth load up 500 pounds of grapes for Saturday's Silver City Grape Stomp.

Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race is a carnival tradition

Bobsled team ready to knock out competition

New Canadian families reflect on Christmas traditions past and present

New Canadian families reflect on Christmas traditions past and present

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees help settle newcomers to Rossland; families reflect on Christmas traditions

New Canadian families reflect on Christmas traditions past and present
Trail and Beaver Valley have signed a one-year recreation agreement effective Sept. 1. This will allow Beaver Valley residents to take part in programs at Trail facilities at Trail resident fees.

Trail, Beaver Valley sign rec deal

New one-year recreation deal will allow Beaver Valley residents to use Trail facilities at Trail resident prices

Trail and Beaver Valley have signed a one-year recreation agreement effective Sept. 1. This will allow Beaver Valley residents to take part in programs at Trail facilities at Trail resident fees.
Pierre Cloutier stopped along a shady part of Columbia Gardens Road Tuesday morning to give his horses a rest and talk to the Trail Times about his trip across Canada.

Quebecer on cross-Canada cowboy trek

A former workaholic from Quebec is pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a cowboy, with a trip out West by wagon train.

Pierre Cloutier stopped along a shady part of Columbia Gardens Road Tuesday morning to give his horses a rest and talk to the Trail Times about his trip across Canada.
Police are requesting assistance in locating Gavin Wade Ballard

Police seek help in locating missing Trail man

Gavin Wade Ballard was last seen in Trail on July 14

  • Jul 21, 2015
Police are requesting assistance in locating Gavin Wade Ballard