City of Trail

West Kootenay old growth forests like this one along the Lardeau River need to be preserved through government commitment.

West Kootenay businesses urge MLAs to defend old growth forests

“Old-growth trees are a staple of the community,” says Dina Esposito, owner of Caffe Americano.

West Kootenay old growth forests like this one along the Lardeau River need to be preserved through government commitment.
Photo: Hannah Busing/Unsplash

‘What does Trail CAT do, anyway?’

“Stigma is a major barrier to people seeking out help when they need it.”

  • Apr 3, 2022
Photo: Hannah Busing/Unsplash
More than the history of a union, Smelter Wars is a cultural study of a community shaped by the dominance of a world-leading industrial juggernaut set on keeping the union drive at bay. Smelter Wars is available for purchase in paperback at the Crockett Book Company store, located in the Trail mall. The book can also be ordered via Crockett’s website: CrockettBookCo.com. Photo: Sheri Regnier

‘Smelter Wars’ tells the story of the labour-union legacy in Trail

Smelter Wars is available at The Crockett Book Company, located in Waneta Plaza, Trail.

More than the history of a union, Smelter Wars is a cultural study of a community shaped by the dominance of a world-leading industrial juggernaut set on keeping the union drive at bay. Smelter Wars is available for purchase in paperback at the Crockett Book Company store, located in the Trail mall. The book can also be ordered via Crockett’s website: CrockettBookCo.com. Photo: Sheri Regnier
City worker Petri Rantanen reminds motorists to take it slow for street sweepers as the spring cleaning continues on Trail city streets. Photo: Jim Bailey

Heads up Trail: Watch for city workers and street sweepers

A sure sign of spring in Trail is the sighting of the…

City worker Petri Rantanen reminds motorists to take it slow for street sweepers as the spring cleaning continues on Trail city streets. Photo: Jim Bailey
Team Ron Schmidt from Comox and Team Kim Dennis from Delta won gold at the men’s and women’s 2022 BC Curling Club Championship on Sunday at the Trail Curling Centre. From right: Ron Schmidt, Allison Dentoom, Norm Cole, Jennifer Gauthier, Randy Baert, Heather Beatty, Mike Meeres, and Kim Dennis. Photo: Jim Bailey

Delta and Comox curl to gold at BC club championship

Team Kim Dennis and Ron Schmidt win the women’s and men’s BC Curling Club titles in Trail

Team Ron Schmidt from Comox and Team Kim Dennis from Delta won gold at the men’s and women’s 2022 BC Curling Club Championship on Sunday at the Trail Curling Centre. From right: Ron Schmidt, Allison Dentoom, Norm Cole, Jennifer Gauthier, Randy Baert, Heather Beatty, Mike Meeres, and Kim Dennis. Photo: Jim Bailey
Access to the Trail aquatic centre is managed through the use of an outdoor light. When the light is green, all patrons can enter the facility and cashiers will process people in order of arrival. When the light is red, pool users are asked to wait to enter while the previous swim session leaves. Photo: Times file

Bookings no longer required for gym users at Trail fitness centre

Pool users must continue to book their swim times either online or by phone.

Access to the Trail aquatic centre is managed through the use of an outdoor light. When the light is green, all patrons can enter the facility and cashiers will process people in order of arrival. When the light is red, pool users are asked to wait to enter while the previous swim session leaves. Photo: Times file
The U15 West Kootenay AA Crusaders fell to the Cloverdale Colts 4-3 in the gold-medal game at the Tier 1 U15 provincial championship in Juan de Fuca on Wednesday. Still, a great result for the WK Zone team made up of players from Greater Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. Photo: U15 Crusaders gold medal win at East Kootenay Invitational tournament held in Cranbrook in February.

A silver lining for West Kootenay Crusaders

West Kootenay AA Crusaders earn silver medal at Tier 1 hockey provincial tournament

The U15 West Kootenay AA Crusaders fell to the Cloverdale Colts 4-3 in the gold-medal game at the Tier 1 U15 provincial championship in Juan de Fuca on Wednesday. Still, a great result for the WK Zone team made up of players from Greater Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. Photo: U15 Crusaders gold medal win at East Kootenay Invitational tournament held in Cranbrook in February.
Photo: Trail Times

Trail landmark lights up red for World Tuberculosis Day

Landmarks across Canada are lighting up in red for World TB Day, Thursday, March 24

Photo: Trail Times
Local club curlers also performed well at the Masters 2022 BC Curling Championship March 14 at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. Kootenay Savings Super League veterans Bill van Yzerloo (skip) with third Myron Nichol, second Don Freschi of Trail, and lead Gary Beaudry and Richard Faunt (missing) earned the bronze medal. Photo: Curl BC

Trail hosts 2022 BC Club Curling Challenge

Four Greater Trail teams are set to compete in the BC Club Challenge at the Trail Curling Centre

Local club curlers also performed well at the Masters 2022 BC Curling Championship March 14 at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. Kootenay Savings Super League veterans Bill van Yzerloo (skip) with third Myron Nichol, second Don Freschi of Trail, and lead Gary Beaudry and Richard Faunt (missing) earned the bronze medal. Photo: Curl BC
Trail RCMP officers had their hands full responding to calls for service this past week. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of community centre payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

Trail RCMP officers had their hands full responding to calls for service this past week. (Pixabay.com)
Students ages eight to adult learn basic rhythm, notes, and technique, and then practice playing music together. Photo: Submitted

Trail and district after-school band focuses on percussion amid COVID

For more information visit: www.traildistrictafterschoolband.weebly.com.

  • Mar 17, 2022
Students ages eight to adult learn basic rhythm, notes, and technique, and then practice playing music together. Photo: Submitted
Pride’s Matt Consineau fought in the 155-pound division winning a unanimous decision over Liam Burke of Bellingham.

Pride Gym fighters excel at Liberty Proving Grounds MMA

Pride Gym’s Matt Consineau and Keanan Patershuk battle to MMA victories at Liberty, Wa.

Pride’s Matt Consineau fought in the 155-pound division winning a unanimous decision over Liam Burke of Bellingham.
SD20 will not be creating a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. File photo

Kootenay Columbia SD20 decides against staff vaccine policy

The district will not be implementing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement

SD20 will not be creating a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. File photo
Violinist Carolyn Cameron

La Cafamore trio returns to Trail stage

Rossland’s Carolyn Cameron and La Cafamore trio perform March 27 at the Bailey Theatre

Violinist Carolyn Cameron
Trail RCMP report that officers seized $3,800 in cash, 26 grams of suspected cocaine and seven grams of suspected heroin from a Greenwood man after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction. Photo: Trail RCMP
Trail RCMP report that officers seized $3,800 in cash, 26 grams of suspected cocaine and seven grams of suspected heroin from a Greenwood man after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction. Photo: Trail RCMP
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Re/Max captures TCHL championship

Kyle Hope netted a hat trick in a 7-3 Re/Max victory over Gerick Sport

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The Aerie is a Rossland real estate project that provided high-end townhomes for the Kootenay city. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay realty prices rising despite decrease in listings

Kootenay MLS® in February 2022 show 339 new listings and 657 active listings overall

The Aerie is a Rossland real estate project that provided high-end townhomes for the Kootenay city. Photo: Jim Bailey
L-R: Public service employee Paige Hicks, municipal employee Kristin Moore, and Trail RCMP Const. Carissa Fowler had their Thursday brightened by a trio of all-things-good. Photo: Trail RCMP

Golden guests drop by the Greater Trail police station

3 puppies were on their way to new homes when they stopped by the Trail RCMP

L-R: Public service employee Paige Hicks, municipal employee Kristin Moore, and Trail RCMP Const. Carissa Fowler had their Thursday brightened by a trio of all-things-good. Photo: Trail RCMP
City hall announced this week that a third-party investigation found Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin and Coun. Sandy Santori committed code of conduct violations. These findings followed a previous third-party investigation that ruled Coun. Robert Cacchioni violate the code in a Jan. 2020 exchange with David Perehudoff, Trail’s then-Chief Administrative Officer. As a result Perehudoff took early leave, costing the city $369,750 in wages, benefits and legal council to date. Photo: Trail Times

Trail mayor, councillor respond to code of conduct violations

Trail council meetings can be watched in full on YouTube at: City of Trail Local Government.

City hall announced this week that a third-party investigation found Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin and Coun. Sandy Santori committed code of conduct violations. These findings followed a previous third-party investigation that ruled Coun. Robert Cacchioni violate the code in a Jan. 2020 exchange with David Perehudoff, Trail’s then-Chief Administrative Officer. As a result Perehudoff took early leave, costing the city $369,750 in wages, benefits and legal council to date. Photo: Trail Times
Trail resident Maureen Ogley and best friend Dory send a thank you to good Samaritans who helped her after a fall last week. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail woman sends thank you to unknown Samaritans

Two strangers stop to help 83 year old woman who had slipped and fallen in the snow

Trail resident Maureen Ogley and best friend Dory send a thank you to good Samaritans who helped her after a fall last week. Photo: Jim Bailey