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Cooper Tidmarsh has benefited from the CHAMP program thanks to public support of the Key Tag Service. Photo: War Amps

War Amps 2022 key tag mailing begins in B.C.

War Amps receives no government grants; programs are possible through public support

Cooper Tidmarsh has benefited from the CHAMP program thanks to public support of the Key Tag Service. Photo: War Amps
Trail Smoke Eaters sent goalie Bailey Monteith to the Virden Oil Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters make flurry of deals at deadline

Smoke Eaters shore up last line of defence with addition of veteran goalie Cole Tisdale

Trail Smoke Eaters sent goalie Bailey Monteith to the Virden Oil Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey
The ombudsperson recommends changes to strengthen oversight, compliance with the law, public accountability and transparency of riparian regulation. Photo: Trail Times

Environmental oversight strengthened by B.C. ombudsperson’s recommendations

Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released his final update last week.

The ombudsperson recommends changes to strengthen oversight, compliance with the law, public accountability and transparency of riparian regulation. Photo: Trail Times
Snow removal began Friday and is scheduled to continue all week in certain Trail neighbourhoods. Photo: Jim Bailey

Updated: City of Trail continues to dig out

Trail city crews will start its snow removal efforts at 10 p.m. Friday night (Jan. 7)

Snow removal began Friday and is scheduled to continue all week in certain Trail neighbourhoods. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Amy Shamblen on Unsplash

Happy retirement to our favourite Trail Times employee!

Jeanine has been with the company nearing 24 years.

Photo: Amy Shamblen on Unsplash
The class got to weigh themselves on the scale to see how much it would cost to dispose of the class weight. At 1,150 lb, it would cost $120 to dump everyone. Photo: Wildsight

Waste out of sight but not out of mind for Kootenay Columbia students

Beyond Recycling is a 24-week exploration into the energy, waste and consumption in daily lives.

The class got to weigh themselves on the scale to see how much it would cost to dispose of the class weight. At 1,150 lb, it would cost $120 to dump everyone. Photo: Wildsight
Tickets for the Trail show go on sale Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted

Washboard Union coming to Trail’s Charles Bailey Theatre

Washboard Union has been certified gold twice in Canada for “Country Thunder” and “Shot of Glory”

Tickets for the Trail show go on sale Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted
Riley Brandt was named to the USports all-star team set to face off against Team Canada’s potential world junior squad in Calgary this weekend. Photo: contributed

Trail player named to USports all-star team

Trail native Riley Brandt will face off against Team Canada’s World Junior prospects in Calgary

Riley Brandt was named to the USports all-star team set to face off against Team Canada’s potential world junior squad in Calgary this weekend. Photo: contributed
Selkirk College students will benefit from new co-op and work-integrated learning funding.

Selkirk College students to benefit from co-op funding

47 projects are being supported including those at the Trail, Castlegar, and Nelson campuses

Selkirk College students will benefit from new co-op and work-integrated learning funding.
Betty Anne Marino was nominated by the regional district to the Trust board of directors. She starts Jan. 1.

Trail-Warfield leader joins Trust board

Betty Anne Marino has been part of many community fundraising campaigns and enhancing projects

Betty Anne Marino was nominated by the regional district to the Trust board of directors. She starts Jan. 1.
A HEART participant enjoys some equine assisted learning. Photo: Submitted

Confidence is key to job training programs at Trail Skills Centre

4 programs: Brave Beginnings for Newcomers; HEART; Spark Your Start-Up; and Tools for Trades

A HEART participant enjoys some equine assisted learning. Photo: Submitted
Restorative Justice has been practiced in B.C. since the 1990s as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Photo: Redd/Unsplash

Restorative Justice seeks to reduce crime impact in the West Kootenay

Restorative justice seeks to repair the harm caused by crime and violence.

Restorative Justice has been practiced in B.C. since the 1990s as an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Photo: Redd/Unsplash
Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia students dig in to habitat restoration

Crowe students remove invasive plants and plant native plant and seeds at Beaver Creek

Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Lydia Matzel/Unsplash via KootenayGallery.com
Photo: Lydia Matzel/Unsplash via KootenayGallery.com
Skills Centre staff. Photo: Submitted

New living wage shows progress for Greater Trail low income earners

Government investments in child care and family supports offset other expense increases

Skills Centre staff. Photo: Submitted
Jimmy Schofield enlisted for the Great War in November 1916 at the age of 23. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Part 1: Letters from the frontline of the Great War

Remembrance Day feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Jimmy Schofield enlisted for the Great War in November 1916 at the age of 23. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca

Energy company purchases more land for Fruitvale plant

Construction was originally scheduled for fall 2020, then postponed until spring of 2021.

The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca
Riley Brandt

Trail product earns Canada West hockey honours in opening week

Accolades roll in for Riley Brandt, named MacEwan U. first star and Canada West Player of the Week

Riley Brandt
The City of Trail begins fall flushing project which is anticipated to go into November. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail begins fall flushing program

The annual maintenance cleans and disinfects water distribution pipes and reservoirs

The City of Trail begins fall flushing project which is anticipated to go into November. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Times file photo

Update: Trail RCMP report $5,000 stolen bike returned, laptop still missing

Thieves made off with about $10,000 worth of goods from Gerick’s Cycle last week

Trail Times file photo