Sheri Regnier

As Christmas nears and online shopping surges both near and far, beware the package pilferer. Photo: Element5-Digital/Unsplash

Stolen packages has Trail police warning of ‘porch pirates’

To avoid front porch theft ask someone to accept the package if they are home during the day

As Christmas nears and online shopping surges both near and far, beware the package pilferer. Photo: Element5-Digital/Unsplash
A Trail woman has died of a suspected drug overdose, police are asking for patience and compassion of the city’s vulnerable. Photo: Kristina Tripkovic/Unsplash

Suspected overdose death of Trail woman has police asking for compassion as drug crisis rages

71 per cent of those who have fatally overdosed this year were between 30-59 years old

A Trail woman has died of a suspected drug overdose, police are asking for patience and compassion of the city’s vulnerable. Photo: Kristina Tripkovic/Unsplash
Erin Sheppard’s “One of a kind Cakes” creations were more than enough to draw in sweet tooths eager to try the Trail baker’s tasty treats at the Last Minute Christmas Market. Her little helper, however, was the cherry on top as many stopped by to say hello to Erin’s son, Alexander, and wish him a very merry first Christmas. Follow Erin on Instagram: one.ofakindcakes. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Shopping in the Trail area has never been better

It’s BC Buy Local Week, encouraging consumers to holiday shop at locally owned businesses

Erin Sheppard’s “One of a kind Cakes” creations were more than enough to draw in sweet tooths eager to try the Trail baker’s tasty treats at the Last Minute Christmas Market. Her little helper, however, was the cherry on top as many stopped by to say hello to Erin’s son, Alexander, and wish him a very merry first Christmas. Follow Erin on Instagram: one.ofakindcakes. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Shirley Bingley and Denzil Cooke were overseeing the Trail Lions Club raffle table this weekend at the Trail mall. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail Lions holding Christmas grocery raffle

First prize is a $200 grocery certificate

Shirley Bingley and Denzil Cooke were overseeing the Trail Lions Club raffle table this weekend at the Trail mall. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Cache of items Trail RCMP allegedly located in Timothy Johnston’s parked vehicle. Photo: Trail RCMP

Sleeping in a running vehicle leads to drugs, weapons seized from Trail man

Trail police responded to complaint of man sleeping in a parked vehicle that was still running

Cache of items Trail RCMP allegedly located in Timothy Johnston’s parked vehicle. Photo: Trail RCMP
Original building that housed a hospital and doctor’s residence circa 1896. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The finest building in town

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

Original building that housed a hospital and doctor’s residence circa 1896. Photo: Trail Historical Society
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Update: West Kootenay storm warning remains in effect

Warning of hazardous road conditions at higher elevations

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The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Operation Owatz hits $30K goal to benefit Kootenay Boundary patients

Movement challenge/fundraiser in memory of KBRH surgeon Dr. Todd Owatz

The second annual Operation Owatz event crossed the finish line, meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000. L-R: Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz event organizer; Sandra Owatz, Operation Owatz event organizer and wife of Dr. Todd Owatz; and Dr. Andrew Schumacher, General Surgeon and colleague and friend of Dr. Owatz; presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
The annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign launched in downtown Trail this week, with Mayor Colleen Jones providing the first cash donation to the kettle and Ferraro Foods providing $500 in gift cards. L-R: Mayor Jones, Pastors Rachel and Eric Olson, and Danny Ferarro. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kettle alms needed to help Trail ministry fill 200+ Christmas hampers

Volunteers needed to oversee the kettle from Monday to Saturday, in two-hour shifts

The annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign launched in downtown Trail this week, with Mayor Colleen Jones providing the first cash donation to the kettle and Ferraro Foods providing $500 in gift cards. L-R: Mayor Jones, Pastors Rachel and Eric Olson, and Danny Ferarro. Photo: Jim Bailey
There’s something for everyone at VISAC’s annual holiday pottery sale, running Friday and Saturday. This sale is presented by the Trail Pottery Club.

Pottery sale, reception for exhibit Friday at Trail art gallery

Leading all goings-on in the downtown Trail gallery is a new executive director, Sharon Roberts

There’s something for everyone at VISAC’s annual holiday pottery sale, running Friday and Saturday. This sale is presented by the Trail Pottery Club.
Comic artist and illustrator Erin Shuttleworth has a great gift idea for the holidays; her colouring book called <em>Birdur</em>. She’ll be selling her book, and “colour yourself” postcards at the Last-Minute Christmas Market this weekend at the Trail mall. Photo: Submitted

Purrfect gift: Trail artist launches colouring book at weekend market

Last-Minute Christmas Market goes Saturday and Sunday at Waneta Plaza

Comic artist and illustrator Erin Shuttleworth has a great gift idea for the holidays; her colouring book called <em>Birdur</em>. She’ll be selling her book, and “colour yourself” postcards at the Last-Minute Christmas Market this weekend at the Trail mall. Photo: Submitted
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Okanagan man charged with uttering threats at Trail business

Man arrested and lodged him in Trail cellblock until sober

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Fire at 425 Rossland Ave. Monday night. Photo: Submitted

Raging house fire in Trail Gulch Monday night

Fire department confirms no injuries to firefighters or home occupants

Fire at 425 Rossland Ave. Monday night. Photo: Submitted
“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash

Light Up The Hospitals! Pledge Day returning live to Trail mall

Who’s ready for children fa la la’ing, fiddlers a fiddlin’, dancers a…

“We encourage everyone to support Light-Up on December 2, and donate to our local healthcare sites to ensure your contributions improve patient care right here in the Kootenay Boundary,” says Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Diego PH/Unsplash
Living wages 2022 graphic. Image: Skills Centre

Food and housing costs impact West Kootenay living wage numbers

In Trail, the new living wage calculation is $21.13 an hour for 2022, up 16 per cent over last year

Living wages 2022 graphic. Image: Skills Centre
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FortisBC electric customers to receive a one-time cost-of-living credit

The credit will appear automatically on bills, there is no need to apply

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COVID outbreak declared over at Trail hospital

Interior Health confirms seven COVID cases, no death

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The Beaver Valley Arena, located in Fruitvale, is operated and managed by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Photo: RDKB

Kootenay Boundary regional district employee suspended after voyeurism allegation in girls change room

The 21-year old man is expected to make his first appearance in court next year on Feb. 23

The Beaver Valley Arena, located in Fruitvale, is operated and managed by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. Photo: RDKB
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Heads up: Military training near Trail this weekend

Stay out of the range areas and comply with all signs, barriers, and gates

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At the Friday launch of Stuff the Bus 2022, staff at the Trail branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union jumped right in with a generous contribution. Big kudos Kootenay Savings staff! Photo: Submitted

Help ‘Stuff the Bus’ today in downtown Trail

The event runs at Trail Ferraro Foods from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At the Friday launch of Stuff the Bus 2022, staff at the Trail branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union jumped right in with a generous contribution. Big kudos Kootenay Savings staff! Photo: Submitted