Trail Times Staff

Tara Howse is this riding’s Green Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. Photo: Submitted

Green Party of Canada candidate hails from Rossland

Tara Howse was the 2019 Green Party federal candidate.

Tara Howse is this riding’s Green Party candidate in the upcoming federal election. Photo: Submitted
The Trail Smoke Eaters will open the 2021 season on Oct. 8 against the Cranbrook Bucks in Cranbrook, and will have their home opener the next night against the same Bucks. Photo: Jack Murray

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Trail Smoke Eaters open season with home-and-home series versus Cranbrook Bucks

The Trail Smoke Eaters will open the 2021 season on Oct. 8 against the Cranbrook Bucks in Cranbrook, and will have their home opener the next night against the same Bucks. Photo: Jack Murray
The flotation line at Gyro Park beach in East Trail, shown here during low water, is for emergency purposes only and does not delineate a safe swimming area. Photo: Trail Times file

City of Trail cautions beach users

Gyro Park beach questions should be directed to the roads superintendent at 250.364.0817.

The flotation line at Gyro Park beach in East Trail, shown here during low water, is for emergency purposes only and does not delineate a safe swimming area. Photo: Trail Times file
The Fruitvale community garden is located on Beaver Street across from the municipal office. Photo: Submitted

Harvest Central Community Garden opens in Fruitvale

A growing opportunity for all Beaver Valley residents, from kindergarten and upwards

The Fruitvale community garden is located on Beaver Street across from the municipal office. Photo: Submitted
An aerial firefighting services helicopter retrieves water from the Columbia River in front of Gyro Park to suppress a wildfire started near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Sept. 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Boundary firefighters brush up on wildfire suppression

Engine Boss course trains firefighters how to safely lead their crew during a wildland fire incident

An aerial firefighting services helicopter retrieves water from the Columbia River in front of Gyro Park to suppress a wildfire started near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Sept. 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail water conservation measures are applicable until Sept. 30. Photo: Mani Sankar/Unsplash

City of Trail water restrictions now in effect

Hand watering of greenery permitted day and evening, providing a flow control device is used

Trail water conservation measures are applicable until Sept. 30. Photo: Mani Sankar/Unsplash
The RDKB enacted Stage 1 water restrictions on May 1. Photo: Unsplash

New Kootenay Boundary water saving measures in play

RDKB water conservation restrictions were put into effect on May 1

The RDKB enacted Stage 1 water restrictions on May 1. Photo: Unsplash
This pre-COVID photo shows Rossland residents clearing the yard of potential combustible debris. Rossland’s FireSmart advisor is encouraging residents to clean up their yards and remove potential wildfire hazards. Photo: Submitted

Rossland FireSmart holds wildfire hazard clean-up day

Rossland’s FireSmart advisor encourages residents to fire-proof their yards this weekend

This pre-COVID photo shows Rossland residents clearing the yard of potential combustible debris. Rossland’s FireSmart advisor is encouraging residents to clean up their yards and remove potential wildfire hazards. Photo: Submitted
Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society hopes to have EcoGarden demonstration gardens throughout the region. Photo: Submitted

Eco gardens, a growing green initiative in the Kootenays

Project launch parallels May being Invasive Species Action Month in B.C.

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society hopes to have EcoGarden demonstration gardens throughout the region. Photo: Submitted
Funds will be raised through a virtual concert on April 15 showcasing Canadian talent. Image: Grans to Grans

Trail Grans to Grans invites locals to virtual fundraising concert

90 minutes of music, dance, storytelling, and drumming will stream April 15

Funds will be raised through a virtual concert on April 15 showcasing Canadian talent. Image: Grans to Grans
The Trail Regional Airport will receive $180,000 from the provincial government to assist operations and keep flying through the pandemic.

Trail airport receives $180,000 provincial boost

Funding will help airports provide essential services to rural communities

The Trail Regional Airport will receive $180,000 from the provincial government to assist operations and keep flying through the pandemic.
Judy Kurtz proudly displays her dad’s Smoke Eater jersey and Canada shirt in a shadow box in her Horseshoe Valley, home. Dick’s favourite hat is perched on top. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a ‘39 Trail Smoke Eater World Champion, a Canadian hockey icon

Born Richard B. Kowcinak on May 25, 1917, in Winnipeg, Dick had a long and successful hockey career

Judy Kurtz proudly displays her dad’s Smoke Eater jersey and Canada shirt in a shadow box in her Horseshoe Valley, home. Dick’s favourite hat is perched on top. Photo: Submitted
Village of Fruitvale council voted unanimously on the 100 per cent renewable energy plan by 2050. The pre-pandemic photo includes from left: Counc. Bill Wenman, Counc. Vickie Fitzpatrick, Mayor Steve Morissette, Counc. Lindsay Kenny, and Counc. Bert Kniss.

Fruitvale commits to 100 per cent renewable energy plan

Fruitvale joins Rossland, Warfield, Kaslo, Castlegar, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan, Nelson

Village of Fruitvale council voted unanimously on the 100 per cent renewable energy plan by 2050. The pre-pandemic photo includes from left: Counc. Bill Wenman, Counc. Vickie Fitzpatrick, Mayor Steve Morissette, Counc. Lindsay Kenny, and Counc. Bert Kniss.
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Trail Times

Columbia Basin Trust welcomes new board members

Codie Morigeau and Aimee Watson join the Trust board

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Trail Times
Camp Koolaree’s wash house was crushed by a downed tree in last week’s windstorm. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay windstorm had trees crashing down on Camp Koolaree

To donate funds to help rebuild Camp Koolaree, residents can go to canadahelps.org

Camp Koolaree’s wash house was crushed by a downed tree in last week’s windstorm. Photo: Submitted
Lily May. Photo: RCAC

Lily May rides into Rossland

This innovative sculpture, commissioned by RCAC, is in her new home at Rossland Miners Hall

Lily May. Photo: RCAC
Violinist Carolyn Cameron with piano accompaniment by Nina Horvath. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay friends rally for nursing student newcomer

The goal of the evening was to provide tuition for Tibetan refugee Lobsang Dolma

Violinist Carolyn Cameron with piano accompaniment by Nina Horvath. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Trail Times

Trail, Warfield renew rec and library agreement

Warfield residents can access the Trail library and rec services through the Trail Resident Program

Photo: Trail Times
View of YZZ live cam, Dec. 15. Image: Trail.ca

Trail Airport installs new weather system

AWOS uses ceilometer to gauge real-time weather and precise height of the cloud level

View of YZZ live cam, Dec. 15. Image: Trail.ca
A thief was recorded by a home security camera assessing a package on the porch. Photo: Travis Paterson

Porch pirates trying to steal Christmas

Recent FedEx survey found one in three online shoppers have experienced package theft in 2020

A thief was recorded by a home security camera assessing a package on the porch. Photo: Travis Paterson