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Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Gaelen Schnare will host one of the presentations at this year’s Creston Valley Bird Festival. Photo: Submitted
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
LeRoi Community Foundation President, Scott Daniels presented a $12,000 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation.#ECSFund	Photo: Submitted

Foundation donates $12,000 to Kootenay Boundary COVID relief

KBRH Health Foundation received $12,000 towards its COVID-19 Greatest Need Fund #ECSFund

LeRoi Community Foundation President, Scott Daniels presented a $12,000 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation.#ECSFund	Photo: Submitted
The Birchbank Club House, circa 1965. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The Birchbank Club House back in the day

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

The Birchbank Club House, circa 1965. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Entries for the Warfield Easter egg hunt must be submitted by Tuesday, April 6 at noon. Photo: File

Warfield geocache hunt is on for Easter eggs!

Entries must be submitted to the Warfield committee by Tuesday at noon

Entries for the Warfield Easter egg hunt must be submitted by Tuesday, April 6 at noon. Photo: File
Photo: Deb Dowd on Unsplash

What is Easter all about?

Here’s a hint – it is not about bunnies and chocolate.

Photo: Deb Dowd on Unsplash
Pastor Bob Babic is from the Trail Seventh-day Adventist Church. Photo: Aaron Burden on Unsplash
Pastor Bob Babic is from the Trail Seventh-day Adventist Church. Photo: Aaron Burden on Unsplash
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Reza Binab began his Great International Rezarace in Spokane, WA, on March 18, 1975. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The Great International Rezarace

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

Reza Binab began his Great International Rezarace in Spokane, WA, on March 18, 1975. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Rotary Club Community Bingo goes every Friday night, purchase tickets online.

Rotary community Bingo growing by leaps and bounds

It’s been so popular, that the Rotary clubs have the difficult task of sharing the funds raised

Rotary Club Community Bingo goes every Friday night, purchase tickets online.
Myrt Servatius alongside members of Kootenay Métis South dished up homemade bannock and soup after the flag raising at Trail City Hall, Nov. 15, 2019. *THIS PHOTO IS FROM 2019.* Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay South Métis leader recognized for dedication amid pandemic

Nominations came from boards, community members, co-workers, grandchildren, and friends.

Myrt Servatius alongside members of Kootenay Métis South dished up homemade bannock and soup after the flag raising at Trail City Hall, Nov. 15, 2019. *THIS PHOTO IS FROM 2019.* Photo: Trail Times
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is located on Pine Street in downtown Trail. Photo: File

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic

Our response to COVID has given us solutions to some of the problems we have faced for decades …

  • Mar 28, 2021
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is located on Pine Street in downtown Trail. Photo: File
Bringing Community to Your Door is a program that provides hot meals for Greater Trails vulnerable families and individuals. Photos: Submitted

Home-cooked meal delivery in Greater Trail comes with a side of community goodwill

Food security is becoming a major concern for communities, when unemployment and isolation is high

Bringing Community to Your Door is a program that provides hot meals for Greater Trails vulnerable families and individuals. Photos: Submitted
The first hospital in Trail was built in 1905 and used as such until 1925. Photo: Submitted

Trail Blazers: Remembering the C.S. Williams Clinic, a community anchor

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

The first hospital in Trail was built in 1905 and used as such until 1925. Photo: Submitted
Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline

Castlegar Hospice director wins Health Care Hero award

Suzanne Lehbauer recognized by Health Employers Association of B.C

Suzanne Lehbauer is the executive director of the Castlegar Hospice Society. Photo: Betsy Kline
SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo

SD20 to offer school-at-home program next year

Kootenay Columbia School District creating new distributed learning program

SD20 is planning on offering a distributed learning, school at home option for next year. File photo
Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part VIII: The Birds of 2021

The work of local photographers printed in the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2021. Part VIII

Great Grey Owl resting before an evening hunt. Miriam Saville photo
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
Jolene Bruce, Registered Nurse ICU and Greg Rollins, PPL Respiratory Services, were on hand at KBRH to accept the CMA Foundation donation and display the new ventilator and one of the new IV pumps purchased with the grant. Photo: Submitted

Foundation donates $81,140 to hospital in Trail

The money was used to purchase vital new medical equipment

Jolene Bruce, Registered Nurse ICU and Greg Rollins, PPL Respiratory Services, were on hand at KBRH to accept the CMA Foundation donation and display the new ventilator and one of the new IV pumps purchased with the grant. Photo: Submitted