Kootenays

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

 

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Trail police find Jesus and Mary

The statutes are being stored at the Trail RCMP detachment until returned to rightful owner

 

According to survey results, the strongest motivation among British Columbians to reduce their energy use was, of course, to help lower their monthly energy costs (89 per cent), followed closely by 83 per cent saying energy efficiency measures made their home more comfortable and 82 per cent saying that lowering energy use is an important way for them to help reduce the effects of climate change. Photo: Rohan Makhecha/Unsplash

Survey says British Columbians putting plenty of energy into reducing power consumption

30 % engage more in energy conservation behaviors than they did last year

 

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Be on the lookout for fires in downtown Trail

Trail RCMP officers put out two small fires in the downtown area with snow over the holidays

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Image of the trucks stuck on the Warfield Hill Monday. Photo: Amy Shepherd posted this photo on the West Kootenay Highway & Road Conditions Facebook page.

Trail emergency responders meet with highway contractor after 4 stuck trucks back up traffic

The Trail area was hit with upwards of 25 cm of snow by Monday morning

Image of the trucks stuck on the Warfield Hill Monday. Photo: Amy Shepherd posted this photo on the West Kootenay Highway & Road Conditions Facebook page.
Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Métis National Council president makes a hometown visit to the Kootenays

Cassidy Caron, Rossland born and raised, was elected president of the national council on Sept. 30

Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier
La Nina shelter is open nightly in downtown Trail. Access is through the alley behind Bay Avenue at the south end of town. Photo: Trail Times

British Columbians urged to prepare for winter driving conditions

Winter tire regulations are in effect on designated routes

La Nina shelter is open nightly in downtown Trail. Access is through the alley behind Bay Avenue at the south end of town. Photo: Trail Times
L-R: Aron Burke from KSCU, presents a $5,000 donation to JL Crowe teacher David Sterpin, JL Crowe student athletes; Emma Smith, Eamon Misurak, and Emma Degan, and JL Crowe teacher Stacy Ewankiw. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings foundation helps grant holiday wishes

17 groups and service clubs collectively granted $67,000 from the KS Community Foundation

L-R: Aron Burke from KSCU, presents a $5,000 donation to JL Crowe teacher David Sterpin, JL Crowe student athletes; Emma Smith, Eamon Misurak, and Emma Degan, and JL Crowe teacher Stacy Ewankiw. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Lake is one of the bodies of water re-surveyed by Living Lakes Canada this summer, in a study of ecological and urban development changes to Basin shorelines. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Empowering B.C. communities to protect their local watersheds

The time is now to create a Watershed Security Fund.

  • Dec 21, 2021
Kootenay Lake is one of the bodies of water re-surveyed by Living Lakes Canada this summer, in a study of ecological and urban development changes to Basin shorelines. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Montrose is adding a 20,000-square foot parcel to the Montrose Park.

Montrose buys land to expand park

Columbia Basin Trust covered 60 per cent of the parkland acquisition

Montrose is adding a 20,000-square foot parcel to the Montrose Park.
Foundation Board Director, Paul Butler (centre, left), accepted this donation from Rotary Club of Rossland representative, Mike Ramsey (left), Rotary Club of Trail President, Bruce Fawcett (centre, right), and Rotary Club of Waneta Sunshine representative, Maddy Harlamovs (right).

Rotarians donate to Kootenay-Boundary respiratory care

Funds will be used to help treat sleep apnea at KBRH

Foundation Board Director, Paul Butler (centre, left), accepted this donation from Rotary Club of Rossland representative, Mike Ramsey (left), Rotary Club of Trail President, Bruce Fawcett (centre, right), and Rotary Club of Waneta Sunshine representative, Maddy Harlamovs (right).
Dressember

Rossland students fundraise for freedom with fashion

Students at Seven Summits Centre for Learning are taking part in ‘Dressember’

  • Dec 16, 2021
Dressember
The Green Party EDA’s sock drive is on for the Trail area shelter this month as well as nonprofits on the Okanagan side of the riding. Photo: Submitted

Sock drive underway for Trail area shelter

South Okanagan-West Kootenay EDA for the Green Party of Canada has partnered with local nonprofits

The Green Party EDA’s sock drive is on for the Trail area shelter this month as well as nonprofits on the Okanagan side of the riding. Photo: Submitted
Milfred Paulson of Trail recently came across this historical postcard showing the Salmo Railway Station way back in the day. Image courtesy Milfred Paulson.

Postcard from the Kootenay past

The Salmo Railway Station was first in use 108 years ago

Milfred Paulson of Trail recently came across this historical postcard showing the Salmo Railway Station way back in the day. Image courtesy Milfred Paulson.
“The powers that be need to hire more staff for the Trail laboratory,” writes Ken Schroeder. Photo: Unsplash

Letter: Wait times at Trail lab are unacceptable

Letter to the Editor from Ken Schroeder of Warfield

“The powers that be need to hire more staff for the Trail laboratory,” writes Ken Schroeder. Photo: Unsplash
What is your Epic Day in the South Kootenay region?

‘Epic Day’ campaign launched in the South Kootenay

Be a tourist in your own town and submit your ‘Epic Day’ for a chance to win

What is your Epic Day in the South Kootenay region?
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river in Abbotsford, Nov. 30. Photo: Canadian Press

B.C. needs a province-wide public bus network — especially now

There should be frequent and affordable buses on routes connecting destinations in the Interior

  • Dec 13, 2021
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river in Abbotsford, Nov. 30. Photo: Canadian Press
Lydia Verigin of Salmo won $75K on BC/49. Photo: BC Lotto

Salmo lottery winner eyes new SUV after landing $75,000

“I’ve been playing BC/49 ever since it started, and always select my own numbers,” Lydia said.

Lydia Verigin of Salmo won $75K on BC/49. Photo: BC Lotto
Jennifer Bredl shared her festive dollhouse with the Second Hand Store and Sewing Centre in East Trail, a unique addition for the holiday season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Consider ‘new-to-you’ in the West Kootenay this Christmas

A great example is this wonderfully festive dollhouse on display at East Trail secondhand store

Jennifer Bredl shared her festive dollhouse with the Second Hand Store and Sewing Centre in East Trail, a unique addition for the holiday season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Lights on the Trail bridge will turn red on Monday to reflect National Day of Remembrance and Action to Prevent Violence Against Women. Photo: Trail Times

Join Monday vigil in Trail, national day of remembrance

Dec. 6: Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

Lights on the Trail bridge will turn red on Monday to reflect National Day of Remembrance and Action to Prevent Violence Against Women. Photo: Trail Times