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TACL members sang to many appreciative listeners at the Waneta Plaza on Monday. Photo: TACL

Trail association shares the love for Community Inclusion Month

October is Community Inclusion Month in British Columbia

TACL members sang to many appreciative listeners at the Waneta Plaza on Monday. Photo: TACL
Photo: Rose Karges

Blue about snow?

If you have a recent photo to share email it large or actual-size editor@trailtimes.ca

  • Oct 27, 2020
Photo: Rose Karges
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo

Urban wildlife Part V: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser over the spring, summer and fall of 2020. Part V.

Neighbourly Northern Flicker and friend drop by for a visit. Miriam Saville photo
The new playground and swing-set project at Gyro Park is tantalizingly close to opening, but park enthusiasts will have to wait another three weeks before it can be enjoyed. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Gyro Park new playground opening … soon

The City of Trail has about three weeks of work to do before new playground opens at Gyro Park

The new playground and swing-set project at Gyro Park is tantalizingly close to opening, but park enthusiasts will have to wait another three weeks before it can be enjoyed. Photo: Jim Bailey
L-R: Millicent Saundry and Rita Holmes presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Rossland Auxiliary donates to senior care

Funds will be used for seniors living in Poplar Ridge Pavilion

  • Oct 23, 2020
L-R: Millicent Saundry and Rita Holmes presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Photo: Submitted

LeRoi foundation donates to Kootenay Boundary COVID relief

The community foundation gave $19,370 for the cause

Photo: Submitted
Telephone operators at the Trail exchange in the early 1900s. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Early communication began with 30 telephones

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

Telephone operators at the Trail exchange in the early 1900s. Photo: Trail Historical Society
The Murphy Foundation donated $23,500 US to the Gyro Park Playground Project set to open soon.

Murphy Foundation lends hand to Gyro Playground

Rich and Annie Murphy are incredible Silver City citizens even though their home is in Minnesota.

The Murphy Foundation donated $23,500 US to the Gyro Park Playground Project set to open soon.
The Black Jack Ski Club is holding its annual membership drive with an early incentive to get your membership before Nov. 1. Photo: submitted.

Black Jack Ski Club invites new members

An early-bird discount means it’s a good time to get your membership to the Black Jack Ski Club

The Black Jack Ski Club is holding its annual membership drive with an early incentive to get your membership before Nov. 1. Photo: submitted.
Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine

Senior celebrates 500th hike up Kootenay trail

Larry Plummer began his quest to complete 1,000th hike up Antenna Trail just over three years ago

Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine
Trail was the first interior city to have concrete paved streets. Bay and Riverside Avenues were paved in 1926 at a cost of $40,000. The rest of downtown and all of Rossland Avenue were paved in 1927. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Paving the way: “Just 28 Gas Wagons now in City of Trail”

In June 1916, the City of Trail was adapting to an influx of automobiles

Trail was the first interior city to have concrete paved streets. Bay and Riverside Avenues were paved in 1926 at a cost of $40,000. The rest of downtown and all of Rossland Avenue were paved in 1927. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine

B.V. senior celebrates 500th hike up Montrose trail

Larry Plummer began his quest to complete 1,000th hike up Antenna Trail just over three years ago

Three years ago, Larry Plummer challenged himself to hike up to the flag viewpoint on the Montrose Antenna trail 1,000 times. Photo: Gordon McAlpine
Bats in B.C. help control agricultural and forest pests, as well as mosquitoes. Photo: Submitted

Bat Week soon lands – go to bat for bats!

Watch the Kootenay Community Bat Project Facebook page to learn about bats

Bats in B.C. help control agricultural and forest pests, as well as mosquitoes. Photo: Submitted
Rossland firefighters raised $1,700 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada in a Sept. 25 boot drive. L-R: Jonas Holden, Tom Premier, Jeffery Landry, Kieran Hill-Rabbitte, Eric Smyth, Gerry Mitchell, Jessica Woolsey, and Brent Anhel.

Rossland firefighters #filltheboot for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

More than 600 fire departments across Canada raise $3-million annually in support of the disease.

Rossland firefighters raised $1,700 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada in a Sept. 25 boot drive. L-R: Jonas Holden, Tom Premier, Jeffery Landry, Kieran Hill-Rabbitte, Eric Smyth, Gerry Mitchell, Jessica Woolsey, and Brent Anhel.
Author and activist Desmond Cole will the keynote speaker at an Oct. 23 event being put on by Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and School District 8. Cole is the author of the bestselling book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, which was released in January. Photo: Kate Yang-Nikodym
Author and activist Desmond Cole will the keynote speaker at an Oct. 23 event being put on by Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and School District 8. Cole is the author of the bestselling book The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, which was released in January. Photo: Kate Yang-Nikodym
LeRoi Community Foundations donates $1,500 to senior's music therapy. Photo: Submitted

Donation to Trail music therapy program

The funding will be directed into residents living in Columbia View Lodge

  • Oct 15, 2020
LeRoi Community Foundations donates $1,500 to senior's music therapy. Photo: Submitted
The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.

West Kootenay Fly Fishing club hosts virtual International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Buy online tickets and support Trail Salvation Army, with virtual screening of IF4

The West Kootenay Fly Fishing Club is hosting their third edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in virtual mode, with all proceeds going to the Trail Salvation Army. Photo from ‘Iqaluk’, a film by Hooké.
Sunningdale, circa 1948. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Affordable housing first built in Sunningdale

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

Sunningdale, circa 1948. Photo: Trail Historical Society