City of Trail

Ron Simms (right) is the winner of this year’s first grand prize, a 2022 Polaris Side by Side ATV from Main Jet Motorsports. From left: Kirsten Clarke of the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Kevin Westerhaug and Aaron Seminoff of Main Jet Motor Sports, Dale Williams of the BC Wildlife Federation, Gordie Grunerud of the West Arm Outdoors Club, and winner Ron Simms. (Contributed)

Creston retiree hooks first Grand Prize of Kootenay Lake derby

Ron Simms is the new owner of a 2022 Polaris Side by Side ATV courtesy of Main Jet Motorsports

  • Dec 1, 2022

 

L-R: Ann Godderis, Jan Beck, Noma Kurulok, Olivia Folvik, and Patsy Harmston gathered at Trail FAIR on a snowy Monday, to tie-up last minute details for the White Ribbon Campaign. Missing from the photo are Nadia Usher and Katie Laramie. At the Friday night Smoke Eaters home game, white ribbons will be distributed as a way to encourage awareness about Dec. 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Through the White Ribbon Campaign, it is a way of saying, “Our future has no violence against women.” Photo: Sheri Regnier

Lower Columbia advocates encourage white ribbons, pause to remember

It (gender violence) is not a problem that happens “out there somewhere,” says Trail RCMP Sgt.

 

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks skated to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Jim Bailey

B.V. Nitehawks edge Nelson Leafs in 2-1 thriller

Nitehawks forward Gavin Tritt scored the game winner in the B.V. victory over the Leafs Tuesday

 

Instead of saying ‘talk to the hand,’ two Fruitvale neighbours took to the “middle finger,” escalating a dispute. Photo: Unsplash

Trail RCMP advise, ‘It’s not nice to point fingers’

Attending officer finds ongoing neighbour dispute and continuing escalation between the pair

Instead of saying ‘talk to the hand,’ two Fruitvale neighbours took to the “middle finger,” escalating a dispute. Photo: Unsplash
As Christmas nears and online shopping surges both near and far, beware the package pilferer. Photo: Element5-Digital/Unsplash

Stolen packages has Trail police warning of ‘porch pirates’

To avoid front porch theft ask someone to accept the package if they are home during the day

As Christmas nears and online shopping surges both near and far, beware the package pilferer. Photo: Element5-Digital/Unsplash
A Trail woman has died of a suspected drug overdose, police are asking for patience and compassion of the city’s vulnerable. Photo: Kristina Tripkovic/Unsplash

Suspected overdose death of Trail woman has police asking for compassion as drug crisis rages

71 per cent of those who have fatally overdosed this year were between 30-59 years old

A Trail woman has died of a suspected drug overdose, police are asking for patience and compassion of the city’s vulnerable. Photo: Kristina Tripkovic/Unsplash
The Royal Theatre in downtown Trail. Photo: Royal Theatre

‘We have a lot to lose’

Letter from Jos Sharp of Trail

  • Nov 29, 2022
The Royal Theatre in downtown Trail. Photo: Royal Theatre
Erin Sheppard’s “One of a kind Cakes” creations were more than enough to draw in sweet tooths eager to try the Trail baker’s tasty treats at the Last Minute Christmas Market. Her little helper, however, was the cherry on top as many stopped by to say hello to Erin’s son, Alexander, and wish him a very merry first Christmas. Follow Erin on Instagram: one.ofakindcakes. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Shopping in the Trail area has never been better

It’s BC Buy Local Week, encouraging consumers to holiday shop at locally owned businesses

Erin Sheppard’s “One of a kind Cakes” creations were more than enough to draw in sweet tooths eager to try the Trail baker’s tasty treats at the Last Minute Christmas Market. Her little helper, however, was the cherry on top as many stopped by to say hello to Erin’s son, Alexander, and wish him a very merry first Christmas. Follow Erin on Instagram: one.ofakindcakes. Photo: Sheri Regnier
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks got back on the winning track on Friday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

B.V. Nitehawks beat Kelowna Chiefs in shootout

Stojan stymies Kelowna shooters, Hanson scores in shootout for the Nitehawks 4-3 victory over Chiefs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks got back on the winning track on Friday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
Cache of items Trail RCMP allegedly located in Timothy Johnston’s parked vehicle. Photo: Trail RCMP

Sleeping in a running vehicle leads to drugs, weapons seized from Trail man

Trail police responded to complaint of man sleeping in a parked vehicle that was still running

Cache of items Trail RCMP allegedly located in Timothy Johnston’s parked vehicle. Photo: Trail RCMP
(From left) Annick de Goode and Ash Hodgson encourage residents to support the Adopt a Family program.

Celebrate the magic of Christmas, Adopt a Family for the Holidays

Trail business brings back Adopt a Family for the Holidays, connect online or go to Good Stuff

(From left) Annick de Goode and Ash Hodgson encourage residents to support the Adopt a Family program.
Alvin Caron skipped his team to the Trail Retirees First Section win. Photo: File

Trail Retirees Curling: Caron wins Section 1

Team Caron won the first section of Trail Retirees Curling; new teams selected for Section 2

Alvin Caron skipped his team to the Trail Retirees First Section win. Photo: File
The annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign launched in downtown Trail this week, with Mayor Colleen Jones providing the first cash donation to the kettle and Ferraro Foods providing $500 in gift cards. L-R: Mayor Jones, Pastors Rachel and Eric Olson, and Danny Ferarro. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kettle alms needed to help Trail ministry fill 200+ Christmas hampers

Volunteers needed to oversee the kettle from Monday to Saturday, in two-hour shifts

The annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign launched in downtown Trail this week, with Mayor Colleen Jones providing the first cash donation to the kettle and Ferraro Foods providing $500 in gift cards. L-R: Mayor Jones, Pastors Rachel and Eric Olson, and Danny Ferarro. Photo: Jim Bailey
There’s something for everyone at VISAC’s annual holiday pottery sale, running Friday and Saturday. This sale is presented by the Trail Pottery Club.

Pottery sale, reception for exhibit Friday at Trail art gallery

Leading all goings-on in the downtown Trail gallery is a new executive director, Sharon Roberts

There’s something for everyone at VISAC’s annual holiday pottery sale, running Friday and Saturday. This sale is presented by the Trail Pottery Club.
It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas as Santa’s elves, aka the Trail Smoke Eaters, all showed up at the Waneta Mall Sunday to unload a truck full of Douglas fir trees for the annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Kiwanis Christmas tree fundraiser set for holidays

Kiwanis celebrates more than 70 years of raising charitable funds via annual Christmas tree sale

It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas as Santa’s elves, aka the Trail Smoke Eaters, all showed up at the Waneta Mall Sunday to unload a truck full of Douglas fir trees for the annual Kiwanis Christmas Tree sale. Photo: Jim Bailey
Comic artist and illustrator Erin Shuttleworth has a great gift idea for the holidays; her colouring book called <em>Birdur</em>. She’ll be selling her book, and “colour yourself” postcards at the Last-Minute Christmas Market this weekend at the Trail mall. Photo: Submitted

Purrfect gift: Trail artist launches colouring book at weekend market

Last-Minute Christmas Market goes Saturday and Sunday at Waneta Plaza

Comic artist and illustrator Erin Shuttleworth has a great gift idea for the holidays; her colouring book called <em>Birdur</em>. She’ll be selling her book, and “colour yourself” postcards at the Last-Minute Christmas Market this weekend at the Trail mall. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Royal Theatre

Harsh reality for The Royal Theatre has Trail movie-goer penning plea

Letter to the editor from Virginia Clover

  • Nov 23, 2022
Photo: Royal Theatre
Photo: Times file

Okanagan man charged with uttering threats at Trail business

Man arrested and lodged him in Trail cellblock until sober

Photo: Times file
“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash

Light Up The Hospitals! Pledge Day returning live to Trail mall

Who’s ready for children fa la la’ing, fiddlers a fiddlin’, dancers a…

“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash
Living wages 2022 graphic. Image: Skills Centre

Food and housing costs impact West Kootenay living wage numbers

In Trail, the new living wage calculation is $21.13 an hour for 2022, up 16 per cent over last year

Living wages 2022 graphic. Image: Skills Centre