Columbia River

Love 2 Learn t-shirts and hoodies are available for order as part of the 2022 campaign. Photo: Submitted

‘Love 2 Learn’ to support Columbia Basin literacy

T-shirts and hoodies can be ordered online until Nov. 7 at: cbal.org/booksforkids/

 

David Dudeck shares a serene “fogscape” spotted from the shore of the Columbia River in Trail last week. Photo: David Dudeck

Picturesque ‘fogscapes’ from Trail riverbanks

If you have a recent photo to share email: editor@trailtimes.ca

 

Artist Michael Hepher’s unique representation of the Columbia Basin. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin artists showcase the beauty of the region

” … the show is quite colourful and cheerful and there’s lots of fun in it … “

  • Oct 10, 2022

 

Columbia Basin Trust Energy Retrofit Program to benefit affordable housing units like the Rossland Yards new affordable housing development. Photo: Jim Bailey

Energy-efficiency upgrades coming to affordable housing in Columbia Basin

Columbia Basin Trust invests $6.1M to keep affordable housing more energy efficient and sustainable

Columbia Basin Trust Energy Retrofit Program to benefit affordable housing units like the Rossland Yards new affordable housing development. Photo: Jim Bailey
Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro

Sturgeon habitat restoration project underway near Arrow Lakes Generating Station

The project aims to enhance spawning area on the Columbia River

Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro
Crews install fibre optic cable using a directional drill on the rail trail this summer. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust adds 125 km to broadband network

High-speed backbone expanded in the Slocan Valley and beyond

  • Sep 10, 2022
Crews install fibre optic cable using a directional drill on the rail trail this summer. Photo: Submitted
Board chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 22, online and in person in Valemount. Photo: Submitted

Sign up for Trust AGM, learn about annual report

To attend in-person or online register at: ourtrust.org/agm.

Board chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 22, online and in person in Valemount. Photo: Submitted
Medicinal plants used by members of the Yakama Nation grow near the Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Lyle, Wash. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Columbia River salmon are at the core of ancient religion

Pollution and climate change threatening river’s health, Indigenous spiritual traditions

Medicinal plants used by members of the Yakama Nation grow near the Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Lyle, Wash. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
Rossland’s TR Byhand will feature fibre work and soapmaking, #5 on the Columbia Basin Culture Tour list this weekend.(Columbia Basin Culture Tour/Facebook photo)

Columbia Basin Culture Tour hits the road this weekend

The 2022 culture tour has 84 locations featuring the work of talented West Kootenay artists

Rossland’s TR Byhand will feature fibre work and soapmaking, #5 on the Columbia Basin Culture Tour list this weekend.(Columbia Basin Culture Tour/Facebook photo)
Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File

Kokanee restoration, bull trout monitoring underway in Kootenay-Columbia

FWCP supports Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society & Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File
Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed

Invasive species fish out derby coming to Columbia River

Derby runs from July 22-31 and entrants can target two invasive predators, walleye and northern pike

Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed
Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed

Invasive species fish out derby coming to Columbia River

Derby runs from July 22-31 and entrants can target two invasive predators, walleye and northern pike

Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed
Photo: City of Trail

East Trail boat launch re-opens, wharf remains closed

High water shut down this area, popular for dog owners, in mid-June

Photo: 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
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)
Camas sign unveiling. L-R: Sinixt Matriarch Marilyn James; Coun. Carol Dobie.

Camas sign unveiled on Trail walkway

The city urges people to not pick or disturb the heritage plant

Camas sign unveiling. L-R: Sinixt Matriarch Marilyn James; Coun. Carol Dobie.
Unless exempt, all travellers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to the CBSA without delay. Photo: Unsplash

Canada border agency reminds boaters of entry and reporting requirements

Travellers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to the CBSA without delay.

Unless exempt, all travellers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to the CBSA without delay. Photo: Unsplash
The regional office is located on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary directors approve $92.5M regional budget

This year’s budget is the largest passed in the regional district’s history

The regional office is located on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Trail Times
Nakusp is hiring a dedicated coordinator to promote FireSmart principles, activities and provide wildfire-related information. Photo: Submitted

Trust, Province of BC, fund projects ahead of fire season

First intake in 2021, supported 17 projects that created 200+ jobs in 14 communities

Nakusp is hiring a dedicated coordinator to promote FireSmart principles, activities and provide wildfire-related information. Photo: Submitted
The ombudsperson recommends changes to strengthen oversight, compliance with the law, public accountability and transparency of riparian regulation. Photo: Trail Times

Environmental oversight strengthened by B.C. ombudsperson’s recommendations

Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released his final update last week.

The ombudsperson recommends changes to strengthen oversight, compliance with the law, public accountability and transparency of riparian regulation. Photo: Trail Times