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Hundreds to people wanting to pay last respects to Dick Dar attended Friday’s procession outside Liberty Foods in Fruitvale. Photo: Geoff Fontes, Focal Point Media

Farewell to a Fruitvale legend

Dick Dar bought a little grocery story in the outskirts of Fruitvale in 1957

Hundreds to people wanting to pay last respects to Dick Dar attended Friday’s procession outside Liberty Foods in Fruitvale. Photo: Geoff Fontes, Focal Point Media
L-R: Mrs. Roger Terhune, Jackie Drysdale, Bev McEwan, and J.D. McDonald. Date unknown. Photo: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History.

Rossland Tea Party

Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history?

  • Nov 12, 2020
L-R: Mrs. Roger Terhune, Jackie Drysdale, Bev McEwan, and J.D. McDonald. Date unknown. Photo: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History.
Photo: Submitted by Beaver Valley Scout group

Beaver Valley Scout group honour Remembrance Day

Youth gathered at the Trail Cenotaph on Tuesday night using pandemic precautions

Photo: Submitted by Beaver Valley Scout group
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
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In Flanders Fields

Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote the war poem during the First World War

  • Nov 11, 2020
Photo: Corina Ardeleanu on Unsplash
Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a young man from Trail who went to war and never came home

Henry Carruthers is buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery in Serbia.

Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted
Trail bear-proof bins will remain out until Nov. 27. Photo: City of Trail

Trail’s bear-proof bins will remain out to month-end

Trail residents who can’t secure garbage, can access bear-proof bins in Glenmerry and the Gulch

Trail bear-proof bins will remain out until Nov. 27. Photo: City of Trail
Trail’s first city council. L-R front: Ald. James Dawson, Mayor E.S. Topping, D.J. Jelly, Ald. Noble Binns, City Treasurer F.W. Warren. Middle: J.H. Schofield. L-R third row sitting: Ald. Alexander Steele, R.H. Coleman, W.J. Devitt, Rev. Irvine, T.W. Coleman, R. E. Strong. L-R back: Ald. J.P. Byres, Dr.R.M. Perdue, Ald. W.J. Furnell. Charles McAnally (not pictured) Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The moustache, from fashion statement to fundraiser for men

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

Trail’s first city council. L-R front: Ald. James Dawson, Mayor E.S. Topping, D.J. Jelly, Ald. Noble Binns, City Treasurer F.W. Warren. Middle: J.H. Schofield. L-R third row sitting: Ald. Alexander Steele, R.H. Coleman, W.J. Devitt, Rev. Irvine, T.W. Coleman, R. E. Strong. L-R back: Ald. J.P. Byres, Dr.R.M. Perdue, Ald. W.J. Furnell. Charles McAnally (not pictured) Photo: Trail Historical Society
Creston carver Bob Graham crafted this Remembrance Day tribute from a shed moose antler. Photo: Aaron Hemens

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Bob Graham crafted this Remembrance Day tribute from a shed moose antler.

Creston carver Bob Graham crafted this Remembrance Day tribute from a shed moose antler. Photo: Aaron Hemens
Denise Currie’s class at South Nelson School won the Kootenay Contraption Contest in 2019. Photo: Submitted
Denise Currie’s class at South Nelson School won the Kootenay Contraption Contest in 2019. Photo: Submitted
Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca

107 years ago this month: 3 hangings in Nelson, and 1 reprieve

107 years ago this month, lawyers were trying to save the life of Bruno Cutri

Illustration courtesy twinkl.ca
Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Sharp shooters sharply dressed

Check out the Trail Times later this month to meet the Trail Smoke Eaters 2020/21 Junior A roster

Photo: Trail Historical Society
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Chantel Evers wears her presidential regalia at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 59. Evers is holding grandfather Ray A. V. Lovergrove’s Second World War service medals from the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Legion President Evers is the new face of an enduring legacy

Chantel Evers will be wearing her grandfather’s presidential tie at the 11th-hour.

Chantel Evers wears her presidential regalia at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 59. Evers is holding grandfather Ray A. V. Lovergrove’s Second World War service medals from the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Doukhobor communal enterprise at Brilliant, c. 1918. Photo: BC Archives

History of the Doukhobor Grain Elevator at Brilliant

Grain was hauled from the Prairies to fill the elevator each year.

  • Nov 3, 2020
Doukhobor communal enterprise at Brilliant, c. 1918. Photo: BC Archives
The fundraiser is anticipated to occur again next year. Photo: Deb Penner

Pet store raises $15K+ for Kootenay animal charities

Staff decided to hold fundraiser after they had to cancel their pet festival this fall

The fundraiser is anticipated to occur again next year. Photo: Deb Penner
Sandy Thor-Larsen, CEO Kootenay Insurance (right) presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Insurance donates to pain clinic

Dr. Sri Kollipara, Anasethesiologist and Pain Management specialist heads the new KBRH service

Sandy Thor-Larsen, CEO Kootenay Insurance (right) presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
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Trick or Treat!!

Ron Wilson shared these spooky yet creative scenes from Saturday’s All Hallows Eve night in Trail

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Trail Parks and Rec launches a free Choose to Move online program for seniors.

Trail Rec rolls out free Choose to Move program for seniors

Choose to Move program extends seniors’ social circle and improves health and fitness

Trail Parks and Rec launches a free Choose to Move online program for seniors.
Actors taking a final bow at a Liberty Theatre performance, circa 1926. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Remembering The Liberty Theatre

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

Actors taking a final bow at a Liberty Theatre performance, circa 1926. Photo: Trail Historical Society
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Trail Legion launches poppy campaign

Trail residents can pay their respects during the two weeks up to Remembrance Day by wearing a poppy

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