Kootenays

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

 

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Update: West Kootenay storm warning remains in effect

Warning of hazardous road conditions at higher elevations

 

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

 

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FortisBC electric customers to receive a one-time cost-of-living credit

The credit will appear automatically on bills, there is no need to apply

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At the Friday launch of Stuff the Bus 2022, staff at the Trail branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union jumped right in with a generous contribution. Big kudos Kootenay Savings staff! Photo: Submitted

Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ today in downtown Trail

The event runs at Trail Ferraro Foods from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At the Friday launch of Stuff the Bus 2022, staff at the Trail branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union jumped right in with a generous contribution. Big kudos Kootenay Savings staff! Photo: Submitted
The survey team will include British Columbians from a wide variety of backgrounds who engage with seniors as equals, in a conversation about what life is like in the place they live. Photo: Unsplash

Volunteers needed to survey West Kootenay seniors living in care

Nelson and Kaslo are first, with others to follow after Christmas

The survey team will include British Columbians from a wide variety of backgrounds who engage with seniors as equals, in a conversation about what life is like in the place they live. Photo: Unsplash
The Welcome Back Monarchs planting day was part of the society’s Pollination Pathway initiative and TLC’S Fort Shepherd Conservancy Area’s ongoing land stewardship programming. Photo: Submitted

Volunteers add 1,000 native plants to Fort Shepherd

Fort Shepherd has experienced loss of biodiversity from industrial pollution and off-road vehicles

The Welcome Back Monarchs planting day was part of the society’s Pollination Pathway initiative and TLC’S Fort Shepherd Conservancy Area’s ongoing land stewardship programming. Photo: Submitted
Rossland and Nelson Run Clubs will be raising funds and awareness for men’s mental health in the Move for Movember 69-km run from Nelson to Trail on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Move for Movember, support West Kootenay run for mental health

Plan to leave Lakeside Park in Nelson at 7 a.m., reach Gyro Park in Trail over 10 to 12 hours

Rossland and Nelson Run Clubs will be raising funds and awareness for men’s mental health in the Move for Movember 69-km run from Nelson to Trail on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
At 7 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2023, many of BC Parks’ campsites will open for reservations. Photo: File

B.C. camping reservations open soon for 2023

More than 5,000 people have signed up to be part of user-experience research

At 7 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2023, many of BC Parks’ campsites will open for reservations. Photo: File
L-R: Brooke Leathermanfrom the Kalein Centre and Trail Hospice chair Brenda Hooper navigate transfer of Navigate program to ensure Nav-CARE services will continue uninterrupted for all of West Kootenay benefit. Photo: Submitted

Hospice Society navigates care into West Kootenay communities

Trail Hospice ensures Nav-CARE program will continue to provide services throughout region

L-R: Brooke Leathermanfrom the Kalein Centre and Trail Hospice chair Brenda Hooper navigate transfer of Navigate program to ensure Nav-CARE services will continue uninterrupted for all of West Kootenay benefit. Photo: Submitted
Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be after his million dollar win — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. Photo: BC Lotto

Castlegar’s newest millionaire treats himself to a stylin’ car

To win a Maxmillions prize, you must exactly match all seven numbers on one line of your ticket

Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be after his million dollar win — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. Photo: BC Lotto
For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press

Learn about the Lower Columbia Community Health Centre proposal

Group proposing new health centre to serve Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A & B

For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press
Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada

Battle of Vimy Ridge in story and song on Trail stage

Brendan McLeod and the Fugitives presenting “Ridge,” a visceral music storytelling show about the momentous battle that shaped Canada

Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. Photo: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada
ILMA has 13 family-owned, independent forest company members across the southern interior of B.C.- including ATCO Wood Products in Fruitvale, Porcupine Wood Products in Salmo, and Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. in Thrums. Image: ILMA.com

New president takes reins at southern B.C. lumber association

ILMA represents family-owned small and mid-sized forest product companies

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ILMA has 13 family-owned, independent forest company members across the southern interior of B.C.- including ATCO Wood Products in Fruitvale, Porcupine Wood Products in Salmo, and Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. in Thrums. Image: ILMA.com
Photo: Brenda Haley

Behold the Kootenay’s majestic ‘Ben Hur’

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

Photo: Brenda Haley
Police caution locals that sunset will occur at 5:44 p.m., which means that most trick-or-treaters will be walking around neighbourhoods in the dark. Photo: Daniel Lincoln/Unsplash

Trail RCMP safety tips for a Happy Halloween!

Make sure your pets are safe and secure indoors for the evening

Police caution locals that sunset will occur at 5:44 p.m., which means that most trick-or-treaters will be walking around neighbourhoods in the dark. Photo: Daniel Lincoln/Unsplash
Rossland and Trail Rotary Clubs are just two of countless Rotaries across the province that will miss out on community funds with the BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch’s cancellation of online Bingo. Photo: Mick Haupt/Unsplash

Kootenay Rotaries feel the pinch after gaming branch scuttles online Bingo

Community groups across the province will be impacted by decision to cancel online Rotary Bingo

Rossland and Trail Rotary Clubs are just two of countless Rotaries across the province that will miss out on community funds with the BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch’s cancellation of online Bingo. Photo: Mick Haupt/Unsplash
SwingSations perform at a dance in the Colombo Hall pre-pandemic. Photo: Submitted

Wanted: Singer, sax and trumpet player for Kootenay big band

SwingSationS big band conductor ready to get back on stage, but first he needs some new members

SwingSations perform at a dance in the Colombo Hall pre-pandemic. Photo: Submitted
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Trail RCMP sergeant sheds light on latest crime stats

Trail police responded to 4,151 calls for service over the first nine months of 2022 …

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Students from HD Hutton’s grade 6/7 class examine their finds under microscopes. Photo: Chris Hammett

West Boundary Community Forests; knowledge and connectedness is key

RPFs and RFTs create forest stewardship plans, landscape level plans, site plans …

  • Oct 23, 2022
Students from HD Hutton’s grade 6/7 class examine their finds under microscopes. Photo: Chris Hammett