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The Kootenay Indian Residential School in Cranbrook. Photo: Courtesy of the Deschatelets-NDC Archives in Richelieu, Quebec in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Trail Blazers: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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

Len Vallie shares photos of motocross riders he took at the Pass Creek Fair this past weekend. The riders, from a Canadian company called Global FMX, travel the world with their show. Photos: Len Vallie

Catching Central Kootenay air

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Great Blue Heron. Photo: Shay McAuley

True blue beauty spotted at Beaver Creek

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Arlington Hotel, circa 1908/1909. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: 126 years of propriety at The Arlington

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

Arlington Hotel, circa 1908/1909. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo

Pass Creek Fall Fair taking place this weekend

The 30th annual event takes place just outside of Castlegar

Lawn mower races are popular at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. File photo
The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre hosting Borshch Cook-off 2022

Do you have the best borshch in town? Prove it on Oct. 1

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is hosting a borshch cook-off on Oct. 1. Photo: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Train enthusiasts roll into Nelson for convention, exhibit

International conference coincided with Nelson museum’s history exhibit on trains in the Kootenays

The Touchstones Museum exhibit Back on Track features a working model train from the Creston Museum from the 1980s. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce outside of their store. Photo: Wes Friesen

Wloka Farms: Enjoying winter squash

There is a great variety of squash to enjoy in the upcoming season

  • Sep 18, 2022
Barb and Frank Wloka pose with some of the fresh produce outside of their store. Photo: Wes Friesen
The “Old Bags.” L-R: Elise Blood, Kathy Johnston, Karen Souter, Vicki Stevenson, Rith Desilets, Joanne Hilton, Sharon-Ann Gray and Dorothy Aaserud. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Ballad of the Bags

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

The “Old Bags.” L-R: Elise Blood, Kathy Johnston, Karen Souter, Vicki Stevenson, Rith Desilets, Joanne Hilton, Sharon-Ann Gray and Dorothy Aaserud. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small

PHOTOS: Riding for Kootenay kids

Annual Toy Run fundraiser cruises the West Kootenay

The West Kootenay Toy Run cruised around the region Sunday. More than 260 drivers and passengers participated in the ride. The West Kootenay Toy Run Association has been riding since 1988, raising money through their love of motorcycling to support those in need throughout the region. The winner of this year’s raffle for a 2022 Harley-Davidson fatboy was Gord Oja from Enderby. Photos: Jennifer Small
A customer picks up fresh corn and other garden varieties from Sharon St. Onge, owner of Super C’s Farm in Grand Forks. Photo: Submitted

Fruitvale Farmers Market plants new program

Connecting Local Growers to Community With BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons

  • Sep 15, 2022
A customer picks up fresh corn and other garden varieties from Sharon St. Onge, owner of Super C’s Farm in Grand Forks. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Trail.SA/Instagram

Toy season starts in the West Kootenay

The 34th annual toy run went Sunday, Sept. 11, starting at 8 a.m. in Castlegar.

Photo: Trail.SA/Instagram
On May 5, 1971, the Queen, Princess Anne and Prince Philip spent time in Castlegar for British Columbia’s Centennial year and the opening of Selkirk College. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: When The Queen made a visit

Trail Blazers are historical features in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

On May 5, 1971, the Queen, Princess Anne and Prince Philip spent time in Castlegar for British Columbia’s Centennial year and the opening of Selkirk College. Photo: Trail Historical Society
To start the school year of 1972, students from the music department at JL Crowe held a fundraising car wash. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Throwback Thursday

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

To start the school year of 1972, students from the music department at JL Crowe held a fundraising car wash. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
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Growing the next generation of Greater Trail greenthumbs

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Photo: Submitted
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
Electrolytic zinc plant at CM&S circa 1928. Far right is Giovanni Cristofoli, far left is Nello Cristofoli. To view more photos like this from the Hughes and Carpenter Exhibit visit trailhistory.com. Photo: Trail Historical Society.

Trail pioneers: Building Unity and Strength for Workers

Mine Mill increased its membership drive and achieved certification in 1944.

Electrolytic zinc plant at CM&S circa 1928. Far right is Giovanni Cristofoli, far left is Nello Cristofoli. To view more photos like this from the Hughes and Carpenter Exhibit visit trailhistory.com. Photo: Trail Historical Society.
Norm Murdoch, USW Local 480 Financial Secretary, presents this donation to Kara Hannigan, Foundation Board Director.

Trail Local 480 donates $5,000 to sick children’s fund

Gordy Steep Sick Children’s Fund provide financial assistance to families travelling for medical care

  • Sep 1, 2022
Norm Murdoch, USW Local 480 Financial Secretary, presents this donation to Kara Hannigan, Foundation Board Director.