School District No. 20 Kootenay-Columbia

Ten years ago this week, Marilyn Fayant Taylor, then-Kootenay regional director for Métis Nation B.C., was anticipating the inaugural Métis flag raising in the City of Trail. “This is the first time we have asked the city to raise our flag,” Taylor said Nov. 14, 2013. On behalf of 400 local Métis people, that year Taylor and Myrtle Servatius, president of Kootenay South Métis Society, approached Trail council to request the flag raising in honour of Louis Riel, a spiritual and political Métis leader hanged for treason on Nov. 16, 1885. “For many years we were invisible in the community,” Taylor shared. “And with the good response, we will be happy to see the Métis flag flying this year.” Photo: Trail Times

Community invited to Métis flag raising at Trail city hall

The event will start at 10 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 16

 

SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia school trustees take office

The SD20 Board was sworn in Nov. 7

 

L-R: Angelika Brunner, constituency assistant for Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy; Myrt Servatius, Kootenay South Métis Society, president; Robert Cacchioni, Trail council; Carol Dobie, councillor incumbent for Trail; Toni Driutti, SD20 Area 3 ; Talia Verigin, SD20 Area I/J; Catherine Zaitsoff, incumbent trustee, chair SD20; incumbent Area 5 trustee Gordon Smith; Katherine Shearer, superintendent SD20; Trail (Area 4) trustee incumbents Mark Wilson and Terry Hanik. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Ground breaks for new elementary school in Trail

PHOTOS: New build expected to be ready for students in spring 2024

 

Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Columbia students head back to class

School zones are in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday on regular school days

Photo: Trail Times
Valedictorian Marguerite Helberg giving her speech at convocation, June 24. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail high school valedictorian; Here’s to the grads of 2022

‘Throughout our time at JL Crowe, we have built a beautiful community … ‘

Valedictorian Marguerite Helberg giving her speech at convocation, June 24. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Jim Bailey

Caps off the Crowe grads!

Convocation was Friday night in the Trail Memorial Centre

Photo: Jim Bailey
“We are back to the big show in the arena,” Principal Aaron McKenzie said. “Some kids are more nervous because of the size of the crowd, but kids and families are excited.” Photo: Unsplash

Graduation convocation returns to Trail arena Friday

Convocation for JL Crowe grads of 2022 starts at 6 pm Friday, June 24, in the Trail Memorial Centre

“We are back to the big show in the arena,” Principal Aaron McKenzie said. “Some kids are more nervous because of the size of the crowd, but kids and families are excited.” Photo: Unsplash
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Trail RCMP detain suspected thief

A judge released the woman the next day pending a court appearance on a future date.

Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash
Greater Trail police were informed on June 9 of a student allegedly making a threat against a local school on social media. Image: RCMP logo

Student pulled from Trail school after allegedly making threats

Trail RCMP working with school, supporting professionals, and parents

Greater Trail police were informed on June 9 of a student allegedly making a threat against a local school on social media. Image: RCMP logo
Bremen Sims of Fruitvale is leaving to study for a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Photo: Unsplash

‘Gute Reise’ to a Kootenay Columbia student

Bremen has been accepted at a high school in Louer, Northern Germany, to complete his Grade 12.

  • Jun 9, 2022
Bremen Sims of Fruitvale is leaving to study for a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Photo: Unsplash
The tournament was held from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. Over that 48 hour period, over 22 hours of debate were held via Zoom. Photo: Unsplash

Trail and Rossland debate duo shine at 2022 Junior Nationals

The tournament was held from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22.

The tournament was held from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. Over that 48 hour period, over 22 hours of debate were held via Zoom. Photo: Unsplash
The JL Crowe grad class of 2012 reunited last weekend. Photo: Submitted

Class of 2012 reunites in Trail

Crowe graduation class of 2012 held their 10-year reunion at the Riverbelle

The JL Crowe grad class of 2012 reunited last weekend. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia student art showcase opens April 21

‘Young Visions’ runs at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from April 21 to May 28

Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted
Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted

Wanted: student journalists for Kootenay Teen News

The Kootenay Teen News is a newspaper written by teens for teens in southeastern BC

Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted
Electrical apprentice Jesse Ihas, a top-of-his-class trades student, is a two-year apprentice at local company A Plus Electric (Kootenay A Plus Systems Ltd.). Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia trades students earn prestigious scholarships

Students who have met the Youth Work in Trades Award criteria receive $1,000.

Electrical apprentice Jesse Ihas, a top-of-his-class trades student, is a two-year apprentice at local company A Plus Electric (Kootenay A Plus Systems Ltd.). Photo: Submitted
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
The annual debate finals for secondary students across British Columbia were held virtually at the end of February. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia students debate for Law Foundation Cup

The provincial event went virtually again this year

The annual debate finals for secondary students across British Columbia were held virtually at the end of February. Photo: Unsplash
Student protesters brought an emotional message against sexual violence to the SD 20 school board office at Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Columbia students rally against sexual violence

Students carried a powerful and emotional message to SD20 school board office at KCLC

Student protesters brought an emotional message against sexual violence to the SD 20 school board office at Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
In anticipation of all students returning to classes this week, Pete Stamper of KC Recycling in Trail and his staff went around delivering KN95 masks to area schools for staff members. Pictured is Stamper donating 100 masks to Webster Elementary School Principal, Brian Stefani. Photo:Submitted

Trail recycling company donates N95 masks to schools

KC Recycling is located in the Waneta industrial area

In anticipation of all students returning to classes this week, Pete Stamper of KC Recycling in Trail and his staff went around delivering KN95 masks to area schools for staff members. Pictured is Stamper donating 100 masks to Webster Elementary School Principal, Brian Stefani. Photo:Submitted
L-R: Constable Ben Ansems, Principal Brian Stefani, and Constable Alanna Fitzgerald joined forces to address the harm of cyberbullying with Webster’s elementary students. Photo: Trail RCMP

RCMP address cyberbullying with Kootenay Columbia students

Cyberbullying involves threatening or aggressive e-mails, instant messages etc.

L-R: Constable Ben Ansems, Principal Brian Stefani, and Constable Alanna Fitzgerald joined forces to address the harm of cyberbullying with Webster’s elementary students. Photo: Trail RCMP