School District No. 20 Kootenay-Columbia

Anyone with information on the spate of vandalism at Fruitvale Elementary School is encouraged to contact the Trail RCMP detachment at 250.364.2566. Photo: School District 20

Ongoing vandalism at Fruitvale Elementary School puts children in harm’s way

The school is located at 1867 Columbia Gardens Road in Fruitvale

 

School crossing in Warfield circa 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: School safety patrol 50+ years ago

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

 

Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photo: Trail Times

Trail RCMP reminds drivers to slow down in school zones

In playground zones, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect every day from dawn to dusk.

 

A donation from the Murphy Family Foundation has helped JL Crowe secure an activity bus for students. Photo: Submitted

Foundation helps Trail high school buy a new set of wheels

The Murphy foundation’s contribution, along with two other local donors, allowed for this purchase.

A donation from the Murphy Family Foundation has helped JL Crowe secure an activity bus for students. Photo: Submitted
J. L. Crowe Secondary will host the convocation for 2021 Graduates on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Photo: Jim Bailey

Convocation goes Saturday with Kootenay Columbia grads in learning groups, no parents

Parents can live-stream the ceremony of their 2021 graduates online

J. L. Crowe Secondary will host the convocation for 2021 Graduates on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Photo: Jim Bailey
School District 20 will receive two new school buses in 2021. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New HVAC systems for Rossland, Fruitvale schools

SD20 awarded 1.6M in upgrades as Ministry of Education doles out $240.5M in maintenance grants

School District 20 will receive two new school buses in 2021. Photo by Mike Chouinard
VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Student art being showcased at Trail mall

The Crowe Art Showcase runs until May 30

VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier
L-R: Megan Caron and Marci Brooks presented the Crowe class’ donation to the KBRH Health Foundation last week. Photo: Submitted

Grads at Trail high school raise money for mental health care

Funds were raised by students running laps (pledged) around the two Trail bridges

L-R: Megan Caron and Marci Brooks presented the Crowe class’ donation to the KBRH Health Foundation last week. Photo: Submitted
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

District confirms positive COVID case at Trail high school

The person is at home self-isolating, administration advised on Wednesday

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter

Showcase of artwork by Kootenay Columbia students opens April 22

Young Visions 2021 runs April 22 to May 29 in the Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar

This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
Crowe students spent three weeks researching for the provincial debates, and they consulted a local lawyer. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia students debate virtually for provincial cup

Two Grade 8 students are bound for the Canadian Junior Nationals in May via Zoom

Crowe students spent three weeks researching for the provincial debates, and they consulted a local lawyer. Photo: Unsplash
Crowe students spent three weeks researching for the provincial debates, and they consulted a local lawyer. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia students debate virtually for provincial cup

Two Grade 8 students are bound for the Canadian Junior Nationals in May via Zoom

Crowe students spent three weeks researching for the provincial debates, and they consulted a local lawyer. Photo: Unsplash
Some of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School 2020 grads. Photo: Jennifer Small

Kootenay Columbia School District grad rates above provincial average for 2020

The district’s Indigenous student graduation rate matched its non-Indigenous rate

Some of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School 2020 grads. Photo: Jennifer Small
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Shop class receives wonderful response from West Kootenay residents

“Each item came with its own little story which was really neat to hear.” - Dale Smyth

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Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley
Greater Trail nonprofits are funding Chromebooks for low income high school students. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia counsellor aims to supply 100 Chromebooks for low income students

COVID has widened the gap between students who struggle with financial hardship and those who don’t

Greater Trail nonprofits are funding Chromebooks for low income high school students. Photo: Unsplash
Skool Aid volunteers help around 230 students living in a low-income bracket by supplying pencils, paper, and all the essentials they need for the school year. Photo: Ramakant Sharda on Unsplash
Skool Aid volunteers help around 230 students living in a low-income bracket by supplying pencils, paper, and all the essentials they need for the school year. Photo: Ramakant Sharda on Unsplash
Webster Elementary School students add poppies to their Remembrance Day tree. Photo: Submitted

Webster students remember Canada’s war dead and veterans

Remembrance Day services were virtual at the Warfield elementary school

Webster Elementary School students add poppies to their Remembrance Day tree. Photo: Submitted
Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay mom turns COVID lockdown into positive action

Take a Hike runs from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in East Trail

Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)