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Diane Verigin of Grand Forks won almost $56,000 from BC Lotto last month. Photo: BC Lotto

Grand Forks woman shakes-it-up after big win

Diana Verigin couldn’t believe her eyes upon scanning her BC 50/50 ticket on Feb. 7

Diane Verigin of Grand Forks won almost $56,000 from BC Lotto last month. Photo: BC Lotto
Police reported they seized a hunting knife (not pictured) and BB pistol from a Trail man. Photo: David Ballew on Unsplash
Police reported they seized a hunting knife (not pictured) and BB pistol from a Trail man. Photo: David Ballew on Unsplash
Photo: Brenda Haley

Mel DeAnna Magic

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Photo: Brenda Haley
After a one year hiatus due to COVID, the village is planning on re-opening the Warfield pool this summer. Seen here are seasonal pool employees pre-pandemic. Photo: Trail Times

Warfield and union workers ink new deal

The three-year contract is retroactive from March 1, 2021 to Feb. 29, 2024

After a one year hiatus due to COVID, the village is planning on re-opening the Warfield pool this summer. Seen here are seasonal pool employees pre-pandemic. Photo: Trail Times
Police and the conservation service were notified of a cougar sighting in Warfield on Wednesday, only to find it was a decoy to ward birds away from the treatment plant reservoir. After originally reporting it was a plush, zooming in on the object, police later discovered it is actually a plastic animal/coyote decoy. Photo: Trail RCMP

Update: Trail police track down cougar, discover it’s a decoy

Animal spotted in reservoir of water treatment plant near Warfield

Police and the conservation service were notified of a cougar sighting in Warfield on Wednesday, only to find it was a decoy to ward birds away from the treatment plant reservoir. After originally reporting it was a plush, zooming in on the object, police later discovered it is actually a plastic animal/coyote decoy. Photo: Trail RCMP
South Columbia Search and Rescue is a dedicated group of professional volunteers who provide emergency services to the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, and BC Coroners Service. Primary roles are to find and assist people who become lost or injured within their service area and support local authorities during natural disasters or mass casualty incidents. South Columbia’s service area encompasses the municipalities of Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, and Salmo and the area west of the Columbia River to the Kootenay Pass and north from the U.S. border to the Village of Ymir. Photo: Submitted

Search and rescue training underway in Trail tonight

The mock scenario will be held in a ravine near the Glenmerry traffic lights, just off the highway

South Columbia Search and Rescue is a dedicated group of professional volunteers who provide emergency services to the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, and BC Coroners Service. Primary roles are to find and assist people who become lost or injured within their service area and support local authorities during natural disasters or mass casualty incidents. South Columbia’s service area encompasses the municipalities of Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, and Salmo and the area west of the Columbia River to the Kootenay Pass and north from the U.S. border to the Village of Ymir. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Cpl. Darryl Orr presents Thomas Robinson with his RCMP plaque. Photo: BC RCMP

Long-serving Kootenay commissionaire recognized for dedicated service

Thomas Robinson was awarded with a special plaque by the Salmo RCMP on March 5

L-R: Cpl. Darryl Orr presents Thomas Robinson with his RCMP plaque. Photo: BC RCMP
The BC SPCA is holding online spring break camps for children ages 8 to 11 beginning March 15. Photo: BC SPCA

Virtual BC SPCA spring break camps coming up

Participants must pre-register for the events

The BC SPCA is holding online spring break camps for children ages 8 to 11 beginning March 15. Photo: BC SPCA
No Frills

No Frills staff carries on legacy fundraiser for cancer care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Buy a daisy at Kurtis’ No Frills starting March 9, enter draw for prizes and gift certificates

No Frills
Pictured here are part of the Oxide Leaching crew on Dec. 31, 1944. L-R: Reg Bilkey, Mary Rohacks, Mabel Schiavon, Bill Saitherswaite, Bobby Mason held by Carmela Demeo, Jean Stainton, Skid Marsters, Ingrid “Atty” Atkinson, Andy Adie, and Jessie Woodridge. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Pillars of strength – our women

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

Pictured here are part of the Oxide Leaching crew on Dec. 31, 1944. L-R: Reg Bilkey, Mary Rohacks, Mabel Schiavon, Bill Saitherswaite, Bobby Mason held by Carmela Demeo, Jean Stainton, Skid Marsters, Ingrid “Atty” Atkinson, Andy Adie, and Jessie Woodridge. Photo: Trail Historical Society
A drive-thru COVID-19 test site is run from the Trail ICBC office on Highway Drive.

Week 7 with no new COVID cases in Trail/Rossland

The latest localized BCDCD COVID-19 numbers

A drive-thru COVID-19 test site is run from the Trail ICBC office on Highway Drive.
Police also describe a car crash in the parking lot that sent a woman to the hospital for assessment. Photo: Black Press file

Trail RCMP save senior from losing $10,000 in phone scam

Weekly briefs provided to media by Greater Trail Sgt. Mike Wicentowich

Police also describe a car crash in the parking lot that sent a woman to the hospital for assessment. Photo: Black Press file
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
David Dudeck shares this photo he took on a recent stroll in Gyro Park, noting, “The mergansers are very distinctive and interesting to watch.” Photo: David Dudeck

Duck dynasty

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David Dudeck shares this photo he took on a recent stroll in Gyro Park, noting, “The mergansers are very distinctive and interesting to watch.” Photo: David Dudeck
Mascot Super Saver Sam sends a socially-distanced high-five to all Kootenay Savings community partners. As part of Kootenay Savings ongoing commitment to giving back to the Kootenays, through good times and challenging times, the credit union has teamed up with their community-minded employees to distribute $9,500 in donations to 17 non profits.Photo: Kootenay Savings

Kootenay Savings gives a boost to non-profits

Employees at each branch picked a non-profit for a $500 gift

Mascot Super Saver Sam sends a socially-distanced high-five to all Kootenay Savings community partners. As part of Kootenay Savings ongoing commitment to giving back to the Kootenays, through good times and challenging times, the credit union has teamed up with their community-minded employees to distribute $9,500 in donations to 17 non profits.Photo: Kootenay Savings
Electrophysiology (EP) studies the electrical activity of the heart to determine where an arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) is coming from. Tests must be performed in an EP Lab, a highly specialized medical diagnostic environment. Photo: KGHFoundation.com

New advanced heart rhythm program opens for Interior Health patients

Medical internists provide cardiac care in Trail, Cranbrook, Vernon, Salmon Arm, and Penticton

Electrophysiology (EP) studies the electrical activity of the heart to determine where an arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) is coming from. Tests must be performed in an EP Lab, a highly specialized medical diagnostic environment. Photo: KGHFoundation.com
B.C.’s court of appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Kootenay man appeals 7-year conviction for New Year’s Eve kidnapping, beating

Brandon Coons, 27, was convicted on five charges, including assault with a weapon

B.C.’s court of appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A Montrose man is suspected of using his drone to look into neighbourhood homes, and possibly film those inside. Photo: David Henrichs on Unsplash

Trail RCMP report drone mischief and a hit and run

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Trail detachment

A Montrose man is suspected of using his drone to look into neighbourhood homes, and possibly film those inside. Photo: David Henrichs on Unsplash
The Rossland Scouts Community Hall is directing a Trust grant into upgrading the building’s energy efficiency. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust

Columbia Basin Trust helps scouts hall become energy efficient

Columbia Basin Trust grants $18, 250 for Rossland Scouts Hall upgrades

The Rossland Scouts Community Hall is directing a Trust grant into upgrading the building’s energy efficiency. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust
The free income tax service for low income earners in Greater Trail will run from March 2 to April 30 with pandemic protocols in place. Photo: Scott Graham on Unsplash

Free tax service returns for Greater Trail limited income earners

COVID-19 protocols must be adhered to

The free income tax service for low income earners in Greater Trail will run from March 2 to April 30 with pandemic protocols in place. Photo: Scott Graham on Unsplash