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Photo: Trail Historical Society circa Aug. 1, 1924.

Trail Navy Cadets of yore

Check out our Trail Blazers historical feature every Thursday in the Trail Times newspaper

Photo: Trail Historical Society circa Aug. 1, 1924.
The Rossland Rotary is banding together, while staying six-feet apart, for another community fundraiser this holiday season with the ‘100 Rosslanders Who Care project’. Photo: Submitted

Rotary seeks 100 Rosslanders Who Care!

“One Hundred Rosslanders Who Care” each pledge $100 to fund a community project

The Rossland Rotary is banding together, while staying six-feet apart, for another community fundraiser this holiday season with the ‘100 Rosslanders Who Care project’. Photo: Submitted
Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore presents Larry Doell with Community Contributor Award. Photo: City of Rossland

Rossland honours longtime volunteer with community award

Larry Doell picked “because of his impressive years of service and the breadth of his contributions.”

Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore presents Larry Doell with Community Contributor Award. Photo: City of Rossland
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Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Ordained officers Olivia and Andrew Sweet, from the Trail Salvation Army Church, launched the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on Friday. With heightened health orders announced the previous day, the Sweets advise the community that bell-ringers won’t be out until at least Dec. 7. There are, however, modified ways to donate this season such as through the Salvation Army website or locally at “tip tap” sites. Photos: Sheri Regnier

How to help the Trail Salvation Army give a hand-up this year

Bell ringers will not stand at the kettles until Dec. 7

Ordained officers Olivia and Andrew Sweet, from the Trail Salvation Army Church, launched the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on Friday. With heightened health orders announced the previous day, the Sweets advise the community that bell-ringers won’t be out until at least Dec. 7. There are, however, modified ways to donate this season such as through the Salvation Army website or locally at “tip tap” sites. Photos: Sheri Regnier
Rotarians from the Trail Rotary Club brightened up the Columbia View Lodge courtyard with Christmas lights and decorations earlier this month, leaving a special message for residents: ‘The People of Trail are thinking of you’. Photo: Submitted.

Rotary lights up courtyard and brightens day at Trail seniors home

Rotary provided an early Christmas present for residents at Columbia View Lodge

Rotarians from the Trail Rotary Club brightened up the Columbia View Lodge courtyard with Christmas lights and decorations earlier this month, leaving a special message for residents: ‘The People of Trail are thinking of you’. Photo: Submitted.
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
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Stuff the Bus starts in downtown Trail on Friday

The fundraiser runs Friday and Saturday in Ferraro Foods parking lot

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Photo: Sheri Regnier

Unity is Strength

Local 480 donates $1,000 to Trail Salvation Army Christmas campaign

Photo: Sheri Regnier
Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost Cranbrook kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
The Company Store, circa 1926. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The Company Store was part of the community

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

The Company Store, circa 1926. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
L-R: Rachel Swanson and Allison McCarthy representing the Trail Smoke Eaters, and Brian Stefani, school principal. Photo: Submitted

Murphy family donates to Greater Trail education

$2,000 USD will go toward elementary school causes

L-R: Rachel Swanson and Allison McCarthy representing the Trail Smoke Eaters, and Brian Stefani, school principal. Photo: Submitted
Kyle Boutin, Director Trail Fire Fighters Charitable Society presented a $2,500 donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Trail firefighters donate to chronic pain clinic

Trail Firefighters Charitable Society has donated well over $110,000 to causes in the past decade

Kyle Boutin, Director Trail Fire Fighters Charitable Society presented a $2,500 donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Barb Johnson works to finish a piece that will be part of an online fundraiser for the Tuesday Morning Quilters. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Greater Trail quilters take their autumn sale online

Tuesday Morning Quilters turn to Facebook for their annual fundraiser

Barb Johnson works to finish a piece that will be part of an online fundraiser for the Tuesday Morning Quilters. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Photo: Lorraine Collis

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Image: Nelson Cares Society

Greater Trail talent wins big in ‘Together apART’

“Together, apART” project was an online contest with the theme, “Physical Distance, Social Inclusion.”

Image: Nelson Cares Society
Photo: Irina Iriser on Unsplash

Thank you to the Trail bloomin’ volunteers

Trail Community in Bloom committee wraps up season

Photo: Irina Iriser on Unsplash
Seabiscuit, a CM&S truck converted into a wartime armoured car. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Remembering wartime years in the city

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

Seabiscuit, a CM&S truck converted into a wartime armoured car. Photo: Trail Historical Society