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Cody Franson signs a one-year deal with Chicago Blackhawks affiliate, Rockford IceHogs. Photo courtesy of Rockford IceHogs.

Former B.V. Nitehawk signs with Blackhawks AHL affiliate

Cody Franson signs on with the Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate, Rockford IceHogs

Cody Franson signs a one-year deal with Chicago Blackhawks affiliate, Rockford IceHogs. Photo courtesy of Rockford IceHogs.
Tristan Amonte (28) returned to play on Friday with a two-goal night against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Jim Bailey photo.

BCHL returns to ice with Okanagan Cup

Vees, Warriors sweep weekend series over Silverbacks and Vipers, Smoke Eaters set to go Saturday

Tristan Amonte (28) returned to play on Friday with a two-goal night against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Jim Bailey photo.
From right: President Darlene McIsaac, Secretary Treasurer Wilbur Wostraydowski, and Vice President Evelyn Jones announced that Trail Branch 47 is closing down the Senior Centre at the end of 2020 as a result of COVID-19. (Jim Bailey photo)

Sombre farewell; Trail seniors branch closing doors after 63 years

The association will disband in December

From right: President Darlene McIsaac, Secretary Treasurer Wilbur Wostraydowski, and Vice President Evelyn Jones announced that Trail Branch 47 is closing down the Senior Centre at the end of 2020 as a result of COVID-19. (Jim Bailey photo)
Trail city council reconvened at their chamber in city hall earlier this summer the first time since COVID-19 forced city council to conduct their sessions online. In attendance and self-distanced were (from left) Colleen Jones, Paul Butler, Carol Dobie, Sandy Lucchini, Mayor Lisa Pasin, CAO David Perehudoff, and Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson. Councillor Robert Cacchioni participated on Zoom, while Sandy Santori was absent. (Jim Bailey photo)

Trail green-lights wintertime purchases

Council gave their approval at the Sept. 14 governance meeting

Trail city council reconvened at their chamber in city hall earlier this summer the first time since COVID-19 forced city council to conduct their sessions online. In attendance and self-distanced were (from left) Colleen Jones, Paul Butler, Carol Dobie, Sandy Lucchini, Mayor Lisa Pasin, CAO David Perehudoff, and Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson. Councillor Robert Cacchioni participated on Zoom, while Sandy Santori was absent. (Jim Bailey photo)
John Turner (Canadian Press photo)

Times reporter recalls John Turner’s return to Rossland home

“Mr. Turner treated my wife, Gerry, and I like we were long lost friends.” - Jim Swettenham

John Turner (Canadian Press photo)
Real estate in Trail and the Kootenays had a robust August with home sales up over 30 per cent compared to 2019. (Canadian Press photo)

Kootenay home sales are on the rise

The number of residential home sales in the Kootenays rose over 30 per cent in August 2020

Real estate in Trail and the Kootenays had a robust August with home sales up over 30 per cent compared to 2019. (Canadian Press photo)
Beaver Valley Curling Club’s Ed Wilcox holds the Beaver Valley Senior Men’s Curling trophy, winning the club title with the Mel Moncrief team in 2018. The Beaver Valley Curling Club is looking forward to a return to the rink in November, although things will look different under the Phase 3 return-to-play guidelines. Submitted photo.

Beaver Valley Curling Club set to return to the rink

B.V. Curling is following Curl BC’s lead and will have ice layouts that allow for physical distancing

Beaver Valley Curling Club’s Ed Wilcox holds the Beaver Valley Senior Men’s Curling trophy, winning the club title with the Mel Moncrief team in 2018. The Beaver Valley Curling Club is looking forward to a return to the rink in November, although things will look different under the Phase 3 return-to-play guidelines. Submitted photo.
viaSport is encouraging parents and athletes to go online in celebration of National Coaches Week Sept. 19-27. In 2019, Olympic champion Beckie Scott shared gold-medal tips with over 40 local skiers at Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in Rossland as part of the Teck Coaching Series. Submitted photo.

viaSport celebrates National Coaches Week

Go online and post a photo and comment of your favourite coach in honour of National Coaches Week

viaSport is encouraging parents and athletes to go online in celebration of National Coaches Week Sept. 19-27. In 2019, Olympic champion Beckie Scott shared gold-medal tips with over 40 local skiers at Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in Rossland as part of the Teck Coaching Series. Submitted photo.
(Jim Bailey photo)

Work before play

The playground at Gyro Park in East Trail is slayed to reopen in October

(Jim Bailey photo)
Fruitvale hosts well-attended middle school forum

Fruitvale hosts well-attended middle school forum

Fruitvale council hosted their public forum Sept. 12 on their master plan for the middle school

Fruitvale hosts well-attended middle school forum
The Trail Smoke Eaters sent defenceman Trevor Isaksson to the Merritt Centennials for future considerations. Jim Bailey photo.

Trail Smoke Eaters send veteran d-man to Merritt, add former WHLer

Smoke Eaters deal Isaksson, add veteran forward

The Trail Smoke Eaters sent defenceman Trevor Isaksson to the Merritt Centennials for future considerations. Jim Bailey photo.
School District 20 reports COVID case in Rossland school

School District 20 reports COVID case in Rossland school

A case of COVID-19 was reported at Rossland Summit School on Monday

School District 20 reports COVID case in Rossland school
The Trail Smoke Eaters are scheduled to open the extended exhibition season against the Cranbrook Bucks on Oct. 3. Jim Bailey photo.

Trail Smoke Eaters to host Cranbrook Bucks to open exhibition season

The BCHL announces a 100-plus game exhibition season

The Trail Smoke Eaters are scheduled to open the extended exhibition season against the Cranbrook Bucks on Oct. 3. Jim Bailey photo.
Trail RCMP remind residents that gatherings of over 50 people must follow PHO guidelines, or result in hefty fines.

Trail RCMP investigate party in Pend d’Oreille

Trail RCMP remind residents that unlawful gatherings can result in hefty fines

Trail RCMP remind residents that gatherings of over 50 people must follow PHO guidelines, or result in hefty fines.
Trail Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle puts the players through an extended training camp in preparation for October exhibition games. Jim Bailey photo.

Trail Smoke Eaters prepare for October exhibition

Trail Smoke Eaters players have been diligent in observing COVID protocol, as they prep for season

Trail Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle puts the players through an extended training camp in preparation for October exhibition games. Jim Bailey photo.
Glenmerry Bowl ready to roll

Glenmerry Bowl ready to roll

The lanes at Glenmerry Bowl in Trail are open to the public this week, call to reserve a time

Glenmerry Bowl ready to roll
Two cases of COVID-19 were reported at the School District 20 office on Wednesday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Update: School District 20 office reports COVID cases

Two cases of COVID were reported at the School District 20 office in Trail

Two cases of COVID-19 were reported at the School District 20 office on Wednesday. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Kootenay regional districts have been recognized with a sustainability award from the FCM. (Submitted photo)

Regional districts earn Canadian sustainability award

Accelerate Kootenays program earns Kootenay Regional Districts Canadian municipalities honour

Kootenay regional districts have been recognized with a sustainability award from the FCM. (Submitted photo)
The Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre pool reopened on Sept. 16. (Jim Bailey photo)

Trail reboots pool and rec programs

Check out the city’s ‘Welcome Back’ newsletter for info on pool and fall programs

The Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre pool reopened on Sept. 16. (Jim Bailey photo)
Jessica Hanson with her parents Kevin and Theresa, and head coach Dub Huband (far right). Photo by Wilson Wong.

UBC grad with Trail ties signs on to play pro-basketball in Ireland

Trail couple’s granddaughter Jessica Hanson to pursue sports and academics in Ireland

Jessica Hanson with her parents Kevin and Theresa, and head coach Dub Huband (far right). Photo by Wilson Wong.