Jim Bailey

Motorists encountered a delay on Hwy. 3B in Trail Thursday morning. Environment Canada expects up to 20 cm of snow to fall on communities between the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass. Photo: Jim Bailey

Snow causes early morning traffic delays in Trail

Environment Canada is calling for up to 20 cm of snow to fall in the West Kootenay region Thursday

Motorists encountered a delay on Hwy. 3B in Trail Thursday morning. Environment Canada expects up to 20 cm of snow to fall on communities between the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass. Photo: Jim Bailey
An online post caused some concern after two former Olympian skiers visited Rossland despite the city and provincial health recommendations to stay and play local.

Rossland man responds to Olympian ski controversy

A visit to Rossland by former Olympic gold medalists has created controversy for local man

An online post caused some concern after two former Olympian skiers visited Rossland despite the city and provincial health recommendations to stay and play local.
Rossland neighborhoods embrace the FireSmart program. Photo: Don Mortimer

Fire mitigation programs upgrade plans for Rossland

The CWPP is a toolbox that can be used to review and assess areas of high fire risk

Rossland neighborhoods embrace the FireSmart program. Photo: Don Mortimer
A roof replacement at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre is on the priority list of the city’s capital budget. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail council prioritizes capital projects

The list is extensive and expensive but does not include all of the capital expenditure budget

A roof replacement at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre is on the priority list of the city’s capital budget. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Rossland outdoor skating rink is a popular attraction and one of the many recreation amenities locals enjoy. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland council revisits corporate strategic plan

The strategic plan undergoes an annual review that sets priorities and sharpens focus

The Rossland outdoor skating rink is a popular attraction and one of the many recreation amenities locals enjoy. Photo: Jim Bailey
Jake Miller took the Polar plunge at Gyro Park last week in an fundraising effort for Special Olympics’s BC virtual Polar Plunge #freezing for reason. Photo: Submitted
Jake Miller took the Polar plunge at Gyro Park last week in an fundraising effort for Special Olympics’s BC Virtual Polar Plunge #freezing for reason. Photo: Submitted

Trail athlete takes Polar Plunge for a very good reason

SOBC-Trail athlete Jake Miller is #freezin for a reason, takes a chilly dip in the Columbia

Jake Miller took the Polar plunge at Gyro Park last week in an fundraising effort for Special Olympics’s BC virtual Polar Plunge #freezing for reason. Photo: Submitted
Jake Miller took the Polar plunge at Gyro Park last week in an fundraising effort for Special Olympics’s BC Virtual Polar Plunge #freezing for reason. Photo: Submitted
Fruitvale land purchase to boost the memorial centre master plan. Photo: Jim Bailey

Village of Fruitvale to extend green space behind memorial centre

Village bumps up overnight fees at Fruitvale RV Park to cover electrical costs

Fruitvale land purchase to boost the memorial centre master plan. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Rossland Heritage Commission is celebrating its history and rallying Rosslanders to share their favourite heritage elements, like skiing pioneer Olaus Jeldness, during Heritage Week, Feb. 15-21. Photo: Jim Bailey

Heritage Week: Win a piece of Rossland heritage

The theme for the City of Rossland’s Heritage Week this year is: “Where do you find heritage?”

The Rossland Heritage Commission is celebrating its history and rallying Rosslanders to share their favourite heritage elements, like skiing pioneer Olaus Jeldness, during Heritage Week, Feb. 15-21. Photo: Jim Bailey
Julien Locke

Black Jack skier creates innovative new tool for tracking trail conditions

NST member Julien Locke creates Nordic Pulse an online program that tracks ski club grooming teams

Julien Locke
Smoke Eaters alumnus Carson Briere is up for the Hobey Baker Award, along with Kent Johnson and Braedon Tuck. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters Santerno earns PoW, Briere up for Hobey Baker Award

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni are making their mark in NCAA Div. 1 hockey action

Smoke Eaters alumnus Carson Briere is up for the Hobey Baker Award, along with Kent Johnson and Braedon Tuck. Photo: Jim Bailey
Montrose receives Basin Plays grant from Columbia Basin Trust

Montrose, Rossland group receive Basin PLAYS funding

Columbia Basin Trust funds 80 projects with $500,000 in Basin PLAYS grants

Montrose receives Basin Plays grant from Columbia Basin Trust
Do large turnouts to anti-mask rallies in Nelson and Castlegar as well as RCMP callouts to COVID incidents, reveal troubling trend in West Kootenay? Photos: by Black Press

Rossland doctor troubled by COVID deniers in Kootenays

Kootenay patient refuses heart treatment due to belief in ‘Big Pharma’ conspiracy

Do large turnouts to anti-mask rallies in Nelson and Castlegar as well as RCMP callouts to COVID incidents, reveal troubling trend in West Kootenay? Photos: by Black Press
Visiting architects advise that conserving and showcasing Trail’s rich heritage and historic buildings and structures should be a priority. Photo: Jim Bailey

Architects lend advice on revitalizing downtown Trail

Preserving the old bridge, the most valuable heritage asset in Trail, should be a priority

Visiting architects advise that conserving and showcasing Trail’s rich heritage and historic buildings and structures should be a priority. Photo: Jim Bailey
#ThinkLocalFirst is a campaign to keep dollars in local communities. Photo: Trail and District Chamber of Commerce

Kootenay businesses respond to COVID impact survey

BC Chamber survey looks to gauge impact of pandemic on businesses by region

#ThinkLocalFirst is a campaign to keep dollars in local communities. Photo: Trail and District Chamber of Commerce
Photo: File

Rossland doubles up recreation bursary

The bursary will increase to $200 per applicant.

Photo: File
A public meeting will held Feb. 8 for the Bench development at Waneta Junction. Photo: Google Maps

Townhouse development proposed for Waneta

Developer looks to clear bylaw hurdles before proceeding with purchase of three Waneta properties

A public meeting will held Feb. 8 for the Bench development at Waneta Junction. Photo: Google Maps
The City of Trail has awarded the task of taking down Butler Park poles to Hil-Tech Contracting beginning Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Butler Park light poles coming down

Contract has been awarded and work will begin Monday on the removal of light poles from Trail park

The City of Trail has awarded the task of taking down Butler Park poles to Hil-Tech Contracting beginning Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey
The upper park at Fruitvale Memorial Park has been named Ella Matteucci Park in honour of the Fruitvale athlete. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Fruitvale names upper park after local athlete

Ella Matteucci thrilled at having hometown Fruitvale park named after her

The upper park at Fruitvale Memorial Park has been named Ella Matteucci Park in honour of the Fruitvale athlete. Photo: Jim Bailey.
The Village of Fruitvale is working to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting active transportation like e-bikes. Photo: Jim Bailey

Village of Fruitvale working to reduce carbon footprint

Village of Fruitvale considers West Kootenay 100 per cent renewable energy plan

The Village of Fruitvale is working to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting active transportation like e-bikes. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters alumni Braedon Tuck (above) and Kent Johnson are up for the Hobey Baker Award. Photo: Jim Bailey

Two Trail Smoke Eaters alumni nominated for Hobey Baker award

Former Smoke Eaters Braedon Tuck and Kent Johnson are on the ballot for the NCAA Div. 1 elite award

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni Braedon Tuck (above) and Kent Johnson are up for the Hobey Baker Award. Photo: Jim Bailey