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“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: From the roaring 20s to Y2K, a hotspot hall

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

Photo: Trail Historical Society
Adopt a Senior brings joy to our most vulnerable. Photo: Pixabay

Sign up for Adopt a Senior program

Trail senior caregiver is asking residents to support the Adopt A Senior Program

Adopt a Senior brings joy to our most vulnerable. Photo: Pixabay
Ski Patrol donation

RED Mt. Ski Patrol forms society to help communities thrive

RED Mountain Ski Patrol Society donates funds to the Trail United Church foodbank

Ski Patrol donation
ATCO Wood Products has donated $35,000 to the KBRH Ambulatory Care Campaign. This donation will support the patient and visitor waiting area in the Ambulatory Care Unit. Scott Weatherford, CEO and Rebecca Weatherford, President of ATCO Wood Products (right and centre) presented this generous donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Fruitvale family-run business donates $35,000 to hospital campaign

ATCO’s contribution is being directed into the KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign

ATCO Wood Products has donated $35,000 to the KBRH Ambulatory Care Campaign. This donation will support the patient and visitor waiting area in the Ambulatory Care Unit. Scott Weatherford, CEO and Rebecca Weatherford, President of ATCO Wood Products (right and centre) presented this generous donation to Lisa Pasin, executive director, KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
The Golden City has great skiing, as well as world class restaurants and pubs. Vote Rossland for the Best Ski Town in North America. (Jim Bailey photo)

Rossland in running for Top Ski Town

Register your vote for Rossland as the Best Ski Town in North America

The Golden City has great skiing, as well as world class restaurants and pubs. Vote Rossland for the Best Ski Town in North America. (Jim Bailey photo)
Terry Martin, KBRH health foundation board member (right), accepted this generous donation from Kathleen (left) and Brad Zubrick (centre), McDonald’s Trail and Castlegar owners. Photo: Submitted

McHappy Day in Trail and Castlegar supports regional health care

Generous donation supports medical equipment upgrades for ambulatory care at KBRH.

Terry Martin, KBRH health foundation board member (right), accepted this generous donation from Kathleen (left) and Brad Zubrick (centre), McDonald’s Trail and Castlegar owners. Photo: Submitted
Rita Moir recently released her latest memoir Not Of Reason: A Recipe For Outrunning Sadness. The book details the deaths of her mother and sister, and how Moir worked to cope with the loss. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Joy is work’: Rita Moir on her new memoir about family and overcoming grief

Not Of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness was released in September

Rita Moir recently released her latest memoir Not Of Reason: A Recipe For Outrunning Sadness. The book details the deaths of her mother and sister, and how Moir worked to cope with the loss. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Michaud Creek wildfire as it reaches the boundary of the Kutasewich property. Submitted photo

‘I had to do it’: A Castlegar couple’s fight to save their property from wildfires

The Michaud Creek fire devastated the area surrounding the Kutasewich family’s Arrow Lakes property

The Michaud Creek wildfire as it reaches the boundary of the Kutasewich property. Submitted photo
Garth Ukrainetz feeding a chickadee in Blackmud Creek; “They uplift my soul when they land on my finger.” Photo: Cassandra Ukrainetz

With a smile and a wink Canadian poet pens ‘Hero Trail’

Garth Paul Ukrainetz, Poet Laureate of the Blackmud Creek, wrote ‘Hero Trail’ for the people of Trail

Garth Ukrainetz feeding a chickadee in Blackmud Creek; “They uplift my soul when they land on my finger.” Photo: Cassandra Ukrainetz
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Richard Schutte, Retriev Vice President Technology, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Retriev Technologies donates to regional hospital in Trail

Trail company gives to Ambulatory Care Campaign

Richard Schutte, Retriev Vice President Technology, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted

Victim in head-on collision near Genelle facing long recovery

On Oct. 25, a Kia crossed the centre line of Hwy 22 and struck Jessica Kluckert’s Honda

Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Glenn Wallace and Keith Smyth are volunteering their time to cover graffiti defacement in memory of their friend Ev Cross, Trail’s founding “Graffiti Granny.” Photo: Lynn Callender

Graffiti grandpas?

Volunteers are stepping up in memory of Ev Cross, Trail’s OG “Graffiti Granny”

L-R: Glenn Wallace and Keith Smyth are volunteering their time to cover graffiti defacement in memory of their friend Ev Cross, Trail’s founding “Graffiti Granny.” Photo: Lynn Callender
Company story staff circa 1951. First row L-R: Manager J. Lloyd Crowe, Albert Hild, Al Coverdale, Tommy Alty, Hilda Phillips, Christina Wolfe, Lena Fresu, Jimmy Kinahan, Rita LePage, Peggy Royce, Ernie Andreas. Second row L-R: Danny MacDonald, Noreen Sewell, Dorothy St. Marie, Jean Hewlett, Joan Rogers, Anna Devito, Celia D’Arcangelo, Betty Forgie-Thompson, Rose Venier, Jean York, Jim Kirker, Jack Reardon. Third row L-R: Harry Mann, Jack Arnold, Lloyd Wilkinson, Draga Wolfe, Sheldon Craig, Tony Krause, Jim Mark, Grace Hall, Johnny Woods, Geoff Hinton. Back: Ernie Strudwick. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Retailers of yore

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

Company story staff circa 1951. First row L-R: Manager J. Lloyd Crowe, Albert Hild, Al Coverdale, Tommy Alty, Hilda Phillips, Christina Wolfe, Lena Fresu, Jimmy Kinahan, Rita LePage, Peggy Royce, Ernie Andreas. Second row L-R: Danny MacDonald, Noreen Sewell, Dorothy St. Marie, Jean Hewlett, Joan Rogers, Anna Devito, Celia D’Arcangelo, Betty Forgie-Thompson, Rose Venier, Jean York, Jim Kirker, Jack Reardon. Third row L-R: Harry Mann, Jack Arnold, Lloyd Wilkinson, Draga Wolfe, Sheldon Craig, Tony Krause, Jim Mark, Grace Hall, Johnny Woods, Geoff Hinton. Back: Ernie Strudwick. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Paul Butler (Trail branch), Jessica Stajduhar (member service centre), Shelly Martin (corporate office), and Keith Smyth (board of directors) presented their donation to Jennie Kelly and Sheila Adcock of Career Development Services. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings employees put their money where their heart is

Contributions to local good causes comes from the Care Wear program

Paul Butler (Trail branch), Jessica Stajduhar (member service centre), Shelly Martin (corporate office), and Keith Smyth (board of directors) presented their donation to Jennie Kelly and Sheila Adcock of Career Development Services. Photo: Submitted
KBRH Pumpkin Carving Judges; Sgt. Mike Micentowich and Rebecca Smyth, with Dr. Susan Babensee, Lead Physician for the Project and Dr. Susan Benzer, Chief of Staff KBRH. Photo: Submitted

Pumpkin Fever: Announcing KBRH pumpkin carving contest winners

Second annual Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pumpkin Carving Contest got underway last Friday

KBRH Pumpkin Carving Judges; Sgt. Mike Micentowich and Rebecca Smyth, with Dr. Susan Babensee, Lead Physician for the Project and Dr. Susan Benzer, Chief of Staff KBRH. Photo: Submitted
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)