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Rossland Seniors Association Society is rebooting programs after 2 years of COVID pause. (Photo contributed)

Rossland seniors society back in action

The board is confident that it can finally open its doors to members and the general public

  • Jun 23, 2022
Rossland Seniors Association Society is rebooting programs after 2 years of COVID pause. (Photo contributed)
Whether it’s in days long past like this photo from the Trail Historical Society shows, or present day, free ice cream at community events will always draw in a crowd of kids eager to cool down with the sweet treat. Do you recognize anyone in this photo? <ins> Photo: Trail Historical Society </ins>

Trail Blazers: Let’s eat ice cream

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

Whether it’s in days long past like this photo from the Trail Historical Society shows, or present day, free ice cream at community events will always draw in a crowd of kids eager to cool down with the sweet treat. Do you recognize anyone in this photo? <ins> Photo: Trail Historical Society </ins>
L-R: Paul Butler, KBRH foundation board member, has accepted this generous donation from Kathleen and Brad Zubick, owners of McDonald’s Trail. Photo: Submitted

McDonald’s Trail makes generous donation to hospital campaign

Donation allows for the purchase of much needed medical equipment for staff and patients at KBRH

L-R: Paul Butler, KBRH foundation board member, has accepted this generous donation from Kathleen and Brad Zubick, owners of McDonald’s Trail. Photo: Submitted
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
L-R: Archbishop Lynne McNaughton of the Diocese of Kootenay, assisted by Rev. Suzanne Basek, looks on as Josh Smienk pulls the bell rope to ring the bell for the last time at the historic Balfour Anglican church. Photo: Submitted

Bells ring for the last time in Balfour church

Historic church in Balfour was officially deconsecrated earlier this month.

  • Jun 19, 2022
L-R: Archbishop Lynne McNaughton of the Diocese of Kootenay, assisted by Rev. Suzanne Basek, looks on as Josh Smienk pulls the bell rope to ring the bell for the last time at the historic Balfour Anglican church. Photo: Submitted
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)

Muddbunnies bike club organizes Cascade Cup

Muddbunny members can compete in the inaugural Cascade Cup on June 26 at Red Mountain

The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)
Smoke Eaters head of marketing Allison McCarthy. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail Smoke Eaters Allison McCarthy earns top BCHL marketing award

The BCHL marketing award was voted on by fellow marketers and league staff

Smoke Eaters head of marketing Allison McCarthy. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The city’s very own sandlot

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

Photo: Trail Historical Society
The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)

Muddbunnies bike club organizes Cascade Cup

Muddbunnies is an all women’s club and invites old and new members to participate in the fun race

The Rossland chapter of the Muddbunnies Riding Club meets every Wednesday for a ride, and will hold its inaugural Cascade Cup mountain bike race at Red Mountain on June 26. (Benoit Renault photo)
Swallowtail butterflies taking a breather near a mud puddle at Waneta Dam, June 10. Photo: Ron Wilson

Butterfly beauty is brief

Ron Wilson shares photos he took near Waneta Dam, the outskirts of Trail

Swallowtail butterflies taking a breather near a mud puddle at Waneta Dam, June 10. Photo: Ron Wilson
A maple tree was planted in Montrose on Thursday, June 9, signifying that community strength is achieved and maintained through diversity and inclusion. L-R: Larry Plotnikoff, Montrose operations manager; Kayleigh Postmus, Kootenays CLBC Community Council Self Advocate; and Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh. Photo: Submitted

Montrose plants roots for community diversity and inclusion

Self- Advocacy is a rights movement led by people labelled as having a developmental disability.

A maple tree was planted in Montrose on Thursday, June 9, signifying that community strength is achieved and maintained through diversity and inclusion. L-R: Larry Plotnikoff, Montrose operations manager; Kayleigh Postmus, Kootenays CLBC Community Council Self Advocate; and Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh. Photo: Submitted
Rossland Beer Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its annual food drive. Make donations of non-perishable items or cash at the brewery at 1990A Columbia Ave. In the photo above are (from left): Manager Nate, COO Petri Raito, manager Jenn and owner/brewmaster Ryan Arnaud. (Contributed)

10 years of beer bliss

Rossland Beer Co. celebrates 10th anniversary with a fundraiser for local food banks

Rossland Beer Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its annual food drive. Make donations of non-perishable items or cash at the brewery at 1990A Columbia Ave. In the photo above are (from left): Manager Nate, COO Petri Raito, manager Jenn and owner/brewmaster Ryan Arnaud. (Contributed)
Payton Maffioli poses with Miss Teen BC 2021, Marina Wang. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks student crowned first runner up at Miss Teen B.C. pageant

Payton Maffioli will be at the Miss Teen Canada competition this summer in Toronto

Payton Maffioli poses with Miss Teen BC 2021, Marina Wang. Photo: Submitted
“The Storm,” is photo #11033 in the archives. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: ‘The Storm’

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

“The Storm,” is photo #11033 in the archives. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted

Slocan Valley Rail Trail introduces lend-a-leash program

Dog leashes are available to borrow at several locations on the trail

Helene Dostaler, chairperson of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society stands by the signage of their new lend-a-leash program. Currently, leashes are available to borrow at the Crescent Valley, Passmore and Winlaw Trailheads. Photo: Submitted
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
All proceeds from Move to Cure ALS remain in B.C. to support patient services programs and research. Photo: Submitted

Trail and area gather in a big way to show support, fundraise for ALS

June is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

All proceeds from Move to Cure ALS remain in B.C. to support patient services programs and research. Photo: Submitted
Bremen Sims of Fruitvale is leaving to study for a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Photo: Unsplash

‘Gute Reise’ to a Kootenay Columbia student

Bremen has been accepted at a high school in Louer, Northern Germany, to complete his Grade 12.

  • Jun 9, 2022
Bremen Sims of Fruitvale is leaving to study for a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Photo: Unsplash