City of Trail

Swallowtail butterflies taking a breather near a mud puddle at Waneta Dam, June 10. Photo: Ron Wilson

Butterfly beauty is brief

Ron Wilson shares photos he took near Waneta Dam, the outskirts of Trail

Swallowtail butterflies taking a breather near a mud puddle at Waneta Dam, June 10. Photo: Ron Wilson
J. L. Crowe athletes performed well at the BC High School Sports Track and Field Championship in Langley last week with Jaxon Kuchar sprinting to a bronze medal finish in the 3,000-m run. Photo: Deborah Shergold

Strong showing for J.L. Crowe athletes at BC track and field championship

Six athletes from J. L. Crowe Secondary competed at the provincial track and field championship

J. L. Crowe athletes performed well at the BC High School Sports Track and Field Championship in Langley last week with Jaxon Kuchar sprinting to a bronze medal finish in the 3,000-m run. Photo: Deborah Shergold
The Gyro Park boat launch is closed due to high river levels. Barricades and signs are in place to keep the public away. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rain, freshet quenches land across the West Kootenay

After a three-day pelting of rain across the City of Trail, sun…

The Gyro Park boat launch is closed due to high river levels. Barricades and signs are in place to keep the public away. Photo: Jim Bailey
This 14-pound bull trout was caught on Kootenay Lake earlier this month. Photo: Kerry Reed

West Kootenay Fishing Report

Weather has been challenging but fish still biting on West Kootenay lakes and streams

  • Jun 15, 2022
This 14-pound bull trout was caught on Kootenay Lake earlier this month. Photo: Kerry Reed
Weather permitting, the Trail Pipe Band and Boomer will open Music in the Park at 6:15 p.m., June 16.

Music in the Park returns to Trail this week

Weather permitting live music returns to Gyro Park Thursday, 6:15 p.m.

Weather permitting, the Trail Pipe Band and Boomer will open Music in the Park at 6:15 p.m., June 16.
The city is keeping an eye on Trail Creek at the intake in the Gulch, and the Gorge Creek intake in West Trail. Photo: Times file

Update: Trail on flood watch, heavy rainfall called for Tuesday

There is localized flooding in the 300 block of Ritchie Avenue in Tadanac.

The city is keeping an eye on Trail Creek at the intake in the Gulch, and the Gorge Creek intake in West Trail. Photo: Times file
From blue skies to grey, and rain in Trail on Sunday. Photo: Trail Times

Prolonged rainfall called for West Kootenay-Boundary

The special weather statement calls for prolonged rainfall from tonight through Tuesday.

From blue skies to grey, and rain in Trail on Sunday. Photo: Trail Times
Community, government and Selkirk College representatives gathered outside the downtown Trail campus last week to celebrate the college taking ownership of the building from the regional district. The province has committed $1 million to upgrade the site. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College acquires Trail campus, nursing course in the works

College buys the downtown Trail building for $1 from the Kootenay Boundary regional district

Community, government and Selkirk College representatives gathered outside the downtown Trail campus last week to celebrate the college taking ownership of the building from the regional district. The province has committed $1 million to upgrade the site. Photo: Selkirk College
“THINK provides five simple steps to prevent becoming the victim of one of the most common crimes in the Trail and Greater District area,” advises Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Trail RCMP; Life of senior is saved and remember to ‘THINK’

Trail senior expected to recover from this medical emergency.

“THINK provides five simple steps to prevent becoming the victim of one of the most common crimes in the Trail and Greater District area,” advises Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
All proceeds from Move to Cure ALS remain in B.C. to support patient services programs and research. Photo: Submitted

Trail and area gather in a big way to show support, fundraise for ALS

June is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

All proceeds from Move to Cure ALS remain in B.C. to support patient services programs and research. Photo: Submitted
The City of Trail reminds all residents to store their garbage in a secure location until their scheduled collection day. Photo: Submitted

Last bear-proof garbage bin in Trail has been removed

The Glenmerry bin will be permanently removed on Monday, June 13.

The City of Trail reminds all residents to store their garbage in a secure location until their scheduled collection day. Photo: Submitted
Chapter 12 of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees president Rick Lewis and vice president Steve Dewell stand behind the memorial in the future place for a bench honouring steelworker retirees. Photo: Jim Bailey

Greater Trail retiree organization seeks new members

SOAR is in recruitment mode after a palpable loss in membership over the past three years.

Chapter 12 of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees president Rick Lewis and vice president Steve Dewell stand behind the memorial in the future place for a bench honouring steelworker retirees. Photo: Jim Bailey
WildsafeBC is reminding residents to keep garbage secure as bears make their way down into the river valleys. Photo: Jitze Couperus

The bears are back in town – and so is WildSafeBC

Selkirk College graduate Jade Gustafson is taking charge of the WildsafeBC program in Trail-Rossland

WildsafeBC is reminding residents to keep garbage secure as bears make their way down into the river valleys. Photo: Jitze Couperus
The West Kootenay Rebels fast pitch team went undefeated at the Fleetwood U17 Softball Tournament in Surrey last week. The team won its second consecutive tournament, cruising through the round robin before beating the Delta Devils 7-4 in the final gold medal match. The Rebels also won gold at the Kamloops U17 Knockout tournament on May 8. Congratulations Rebels!! Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay Rebels golden again!

The West Kootenay team includes players from Trail, Rossland, Castlegar and Salmo

The West Kootenay Rebels fast pitch team went undefeated at the Fleetwood U17 Softball Tournament in Surrey last week. The team won its second consecutive tournament, cruising through the round robin before beating the Delta Devils 7-4 in the final gold medal match. The Rebels also won gold at the Kamloops U17 Knockout tournament on May 8. Congratulations Rebels!! Photo: Submitted
Lauran Bay Regula engaged and inspired participants letting them get up close and personal with her Olympic bronze medal that she won with Team Canada softball team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Hockey

Trail icon inspires ballplayers at Teck coaching series

Olympic bronze medalist Lauren Bay Regula held a fun afternoon of instruction for local players

Lauran Bay Regula engaged and inspired participants letting them get up close and personal with her Olympic bronze medal that she won with Team Canada softball team at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: Mike Hockey
Kayleigh Postmus contributes to a Speak, Share, Laugh seminar at the 2022 BC Inclusion Conference in Surrey. Photo: Submitted

To live a normal life: Fruitvale woman returns from Inclusion conference

Kayleigh Postmus along with dad Ben attended the enriching 2022 Inclusion BC event in Surrey

Kayleigh Postmus contributes to a Speak, Share, Laugh seminar at the 2022 BC Inclusion Conference in Surrey. Photo: Submitted
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Foundation gifted $24,000+ for advanced urology care

Urodynamics will enable enhanced diagnosis for those requiring complex urology care.

Photo: Submitted
Handgun seized by Trail RCMP during recent traffic stop. Photo: Trail RCMP

Vehicle stop yields drugs, handgun to Trail RCMP

A Trail officer was on a routine patrol when she detained a woman and man

Handgun seized by Trail RCMP during recent traffic stop. Photo: Trail RCMP
Entrepreneur Dhiraj Chatpar, his wife Sughand Tolani and their two children Piyusha and Rysha Chatpar are settling into their new home in Trail. Chatpar is participating in the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which helps enterprising immigrants move to B.C. and start new businesses in small communities. (Stacked Films photo)

Greater Trail benefits from capital injection, new business job creation

Man moves life, career from Dubai to Trail, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him

  • Jun 2, 2022
Entrepreneur Dhiraj Chatpar, his wife Sughand Tolani and their two children Piyusha and Rysha Chatpar are settling into their new home in Trail. Chatpar is participating in the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which helps enterprising immigrants move to B.C. and start new businesses in small communities. (Stacked Films photo)
Catalytic converters contain valuable and rare materials such as platinum and rhodium, making them a target for theft. Photo: Mission RCMP

Trail business targeted, catalytic converters stolen from 10 cars

Trail police say they are continuing to investigate the May 25 theft.

Catalytic converters contain valuable and rare materials such as platinum and rhodium, making them a target for theft. Photo: Mission RCMP