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Kaitlyn and Olivia Pedersen are giving their Fruitvale neighbours an especially eerie showcase this year with their spooky Halloween house set up in the front yard, which includes a giant spider with her babies! With Halloween going Sunday, the Greater Trail RCMP remind locals that the sun will set at dinnertime, which means most trick-or-treaters will be walking around neighbourhoods in the dark. Night will be the perfect setting to take in the girls’ spooky display, however motorists are reminded to drive very slowly and keep a sharp eye out for trick-or-treaters. Photo: Submitted

Happy Halloween from the Trail Times

Trail RCMP will be out in force on Sunday

Kaitlyn and Olivia Pedersen are giving their Fruitvale neighbours an especially eerie showcase this year with their spooky Halloween house set up in the front yard, which includes a giant spider with her babies! With Halloween going Sunday, the Greater Trail RCMP remind locals that the sun will set at dinnertime, which means most trick-or-treaters will be walking around neighbourhoods in the dark. Night will be the perfect setting to take in the girls’ spooky display, however motorists are reminded to drive very slowly and keep a sharp eye out for trick-or-treaters. Photo: Submitted
Brandon Bryden, Hil-Tech President, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Hil-Tech donates to Trail hospital campaign

The KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign is now underway

Brandon Bryden, Hil-Tech President, presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Coralyn Mann, Lyra Saunders and Ryleigh Lam, from Girl Guides Camp Rory, are presented a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Trail’s Chris Vlanich. Photo: Submitted

Kiwanis Club of Trail donates to local causes

Proceeds from ‘Christmas Trees for Kids’ pay it forward

L-R: Coralyn Mann, Lyra Saunders and Ryleigh Lam, from Girl Guides Camp Rory, are presented a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Trail’s Chris Vlanich. Photo: Submitted
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
This pumpkin was up for speculation a few weeks ago, as Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goers guessed its total weight in hopes of winning a gift certificate. Photo: Jim Bailey

Halloween fun goes at Trail market on Saturday

The final outdoor farmers market in downtown Trail runs from 10 a.m. to 2 .m. Oct. 23

This pumpkin was up for speculation a few weeks ago, as Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goers guessed its total weight in hopes of winning a gift certificate. Photo: Jim Bailey
Forty seven years ago, a group of 12 Trail teens broke a world record for non-stop continuous shinny played. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Teenagers play the longest shinny game ever

The record breaking feat took place over 16 hours in a City of Trail park on Oct. 26, 1974

Forty seven years ago, a group of 12 Trail teens broke a world record for non-stop continuous shinny played. Photo: Trail Historical Society
A double rainbow appeared following a recent forum held in Nelson by the newly-formed Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy. Board members took it as a sign of encouragement. Photo: Laura Sacks

Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy forum points way to resilient future

A new group met recently to discuss the climate crisis and opportunities to create green jobs

A double rainbow appeared following a recent forum held in Nelson by the newly-formed Columbia Institute for Renewable Energy. Board members took it as a sign of encouragement. Photo: Laura Sacks
Photo: Madeline Williams/Submitted to The Grand Forks Gazette

Northern lights shine on Kootenay Boundary mountain

If you have a recent photo to share with Times readers email it large size to editor@trailtimes.ca

Photo: Madeline Williams/Submitted to The Grand Forks Gazette
The Salmo Post Office has planted a Reconciliation Tree, and placed an orange bench in front of the property located at 207 Main Street, Salmo. The Reconciliation Tree and bench are a tribute to residential school survivors. Photo: Submitted

Reconciliation tribute outside Salmo Post Office

Permits took over three months to approve.

The Salmo Post Office has planted a Reconciliation Tree, and placed an orange bench in front of the property located at 207 Main Street, Salmo. The Reconciliation Tree and bench are a tribute to residential school survivors. Photo: Submitted
More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)
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Beautiful conditions at Birchbank

Golfers look for more good days ahead on local links

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Members can practice their back country riding at the Trail Horsemen Grounds new Mountain Trail Course. Photo: submitted

Greater Trail riders mount up for new Mountain Trail Course

Trail Horsemen Society and Back Country Horsemen celebrate opening of Mountain Trail Course

Members can practice their back country riding at the Trail Horsemen Grounds new Mountain Trail Course. Photo: submitted
Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Castlegar students help plant 1 million seeds for pollinators

Castlegar Butterflyway is creating meadows near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
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
Opened Oct. 15, 1958, Trail Kresge became the 87th Kresge store in Canada. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Opened Oct. 15, 1958, Trail Kresge became the 87th Kresge store in Canada. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmoller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. Photo: Submitted
Celebrating the new playground at Taghum Hall are board members (top to bottom) Marty Sutmoller, Jude Stralak, Heather Haake, Patty Kelly, and honorary board member Sadie. Photo: Submitted
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Kayaking the Columbia!

Kayakers from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Rossland ride white water near Rock Island

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Community grants

Changes to applications for Rossland grant funding

Financial assistance to community groups will be part of the annual budgeting process

Community grants
Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper

12 Nelson eateries taking part in Restaurants For Change

The Oct. 20 fundraiser is for the Nelson Community Food Centre

Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper
Seven Summits students spent a night at the haunted Windsor Hotel in Trout Lake as part of their annual adventure travelling the historic West Kootenay loop. (Shannon Doleman photo)

Students savour a magical historical tour through West Kootenay

7-Summits students combine adventure and learning on a historical tour of Slocan and Lardeau valleys

  • Oct 13, 2021
Seven Summits students spent a night at the haunted Windsor Hotel in Trout Lake as part of their annual adventure travelling the historic West Kootenay loop. (Shannon Doleman photo)