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L-R: Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin circa 1988, former Trail Mayor Marc Marcolin, and Torch Run Committee member, Don McLachlan. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Celebrating the ‘88 Torch Run

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

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Seven Summits Learning Centre students helped out at the Earth Day community cleanup in Rossland April 2021. From left Aisha Goertzen, Wyatt Joyce, Parks Boutilier, and Reid Johannson. Vivienne Hurley photo

Volunteering: Here’s to giving back in 2022

7-Summits Learning Centre students see volunteering as a healthy way to help their community thrive

Seven Summits Learning Centre students helped out at the Earth Day community cleanup in Rossland April 2021. From left Aisha Goertzen, Wyatt Joyce, Parks Boutilier, and Reid Johannson. Vivienne Hurley photo
The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees and members Kathy Moore and Dave Cornelius (front) as well as Moore’s son Nick Blue (left) helped Afghan refugee Ramin Nuri (top right) get settled in Phoenix. Photo: submitted

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees help settle Afghan émigré

Rossland refugee group go above and beyond to help Ramin Nury find a safe place in the U.S.

The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees and members Kathy Moore and Dave Cornelius (front) as well as Moore’s son Nick Blue (left) helped Afghan refugee Ramin Nuri (top right) get settled in Phoenix. Photo: submitted
Congratulations to Jenneka Plug and Matt Chessor of Rossland who ushered in 2022 with not one but two New Years babies.The couple’s twin boys, Dawson and Harvey Plug, were the first to arrive in the new year, and were born on Jan. 5 at 4:01 a.m. and 4:46 a.m. respectively at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Congratulations, it’s twins

The first newborn babies to ring in the New Year are twin brothers Dawson and Harvey Plug

  • Jan 7, 2022
Congratulations to Jenneka Plug and Matt Chessor of Rossland who ushered in 2022 with not one but two New Years babies.The couple’s twin boys, Dawson and Harvey Plug, were the first to arrive in the new year, and were born on Jan. 5 at 4:01 a.m. and 4:46 a.m. respectively at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
The Polar Bear Swim at Gyro Park circa 1989. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Past ‘polar bears’ who took the plunge

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

The Polar Bear Swim at Gyro Park circa 1989. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Liaison Officer Joan LaFond, on behalf of the Rossland Legion Ladies Auxiliary, donates $15,000 to the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 and president Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof.

Rossland Legion receives timely and generous donation

Rossland Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary donated $15,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14

Liaison Officer Joan LaFond, on behalf of the Rossland Legion Ladies Auxiliary, donates $15,000 to the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 and president Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof.
Photo: David Dudeck

Landing in 2022

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Photo: David Dudeck
Trail Times photo dated Dec. 30, 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society.

Trail Blazers: When life hands you snow …

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

Trail Times photo dated Dec. 30, 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society.
Volunteers with the Trail United Church food bank graciously accept a huge load of groceries from Liberty Foods staff. Photo: Liberty Foods/Instagram

Liberty Foods gives back to Kootenay communities

Customers have donated 55,000+ lbs of food since 2009

Volunteers with the Trail United Church food bank graciously accept a huge load of groceries from Liberty Foods staff. Photo: Liberty Foods/Instagram
Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Top animal videos from B.C.’s Vancouver Island in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
A story of love and loss that started in the Emerald Isle 95 years ago has drifted across the ocean and gently landed in the City of Trail. Photo: Belinda Fewing/Unsplash

Finding John McGinnis

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A story of love and loss that started in the Emerald Isle 95 years ago has drifted across the ocean and gently landed in the City of Trail. Photo: Belinda Fewing/Unsplash
Rossland native Sarah Burwash illustrated the recently released "Orca Rescue."

Rossland native illustrates non-fiction children’s novel ‘Orca Rescue’

“It all felt serendipitous, whales were on my mind.” - Sarah Burwash

Rossland native Sarah Burwash illustrated the recently released "Orca Rescue."
Photo: Submitted

Music therapy donation to Trail seniors home

The $2,000 donation to Columbia View Lodge comes from the Hamber Foundation

Photo: Submitted
About 40 Trail Sr. Smoke Eaters alumni reunited for a holiday gathering at the Trail Memorial Centre and then attended the Smoke Eaters game vs the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday, Dec. 17. Photos: Jim Bailey

Sr. Smoke Eaters reunite for a memorable night

Players who played for the Trail Smoke Eaters in the WIHL met at the Trail Memorial Centre Dec. 17

About 40 Trail Sr. Smoke Eaters alumni reunited for a holiday gathering at the Trail Memorial Centre and then attended the Smoke Eaters game vs the Cranbrook Bucks on Friday, Dec. 17. Photos: Jim Bailey
L-R: Trail Fire Department Lieutenant Fred Nagel and firefighter Gordon Whyte, circa 1970. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Our very own ‘Toy Story’

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

L-R: Trail Fire Department Lieutenant Fred Nagel and firefighter Gordon Whyte, circa 1970. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey

‘Tis the season

Trail Hockey Club Society donates generously to minor hockey.

Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey
Snowfall over the past several days has blanketed Holy Trinity Parish in East Trail with a seasonal coat of white that, at night, is illuminated by classic Christmas lights and a Nativity Scene. Photo: Howard Regnier

Christmas countdown in East Trail

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Snowfall over the past several days has blanketed Holy Trinity Parish in East Trail with a seasonal coat of white that, at night, is illuminated by classic Christmas lights and a Nativity Scene. Photo: Howard Regnier