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Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Ktunaxa poet reads at Touchstones Nelson for parade-less Pride week

Smokii Sumac describes himself as two-spirit, transmasculine, and a member of the Ktunaxa Nation

Smokii Sumac with Alone Time 9 by JJ Levine at the Touchstones Nelson gallery. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A Labour Day model airplane competition drew plenty of interest at Butler Park in 1948. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Looking at long-ago Labour Day leisure

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

A Labour Day model airplane competition drew plenty of interest at Butler Park in 1948. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Jeff Schuepfer, USW Benefits Coordinator (left), and Nylan Lafreniere, USW Safety Coordinator (right), presented a $5,000 donation to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Local 480 donates $5,000 to sick children’s fund

Funds were made possible through the generous contributions of the USW Local 480 membership

Jeff Schuepfer, USW Benefits Coordinator (left), and Nylan Lafreniere, USW Safety Coordinator (right), presented a $5,000 donation to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington

Legendary Nelson photographer publishes new book

Fred Rosenberg has been photographing the people of Nelson for 40 years

Fred Rosenberg's book Anecdotal Evidence, which contains 116 of his photographs of Nelson people over the past four decades, will be launched at Touchstones on Sept. 10. Photo: Jeremy Addington
Mark and Aren Cej of Calgary fish with their grandfather on Kootenay Lake.

Kootenay Lake anglers of all ages net great prizes

Local and visiting anglers help revive kokanee stocks on Kootenay Lake

Mark and Aren Cej of Calgary fish with their grandfather on Kootenay Lake.
Anne and Stu Heard are Kaslo’s Citizens of the Year. Mayor Suzan Hewat (Centre) presented them with their plaque on Aug. 13. Photo: John Boivin

Giving couple chosen as Kaslo Citizens of the Year

Anne and Stu Heard were chosen for the annual honour

Anne and Stu Heard are Kaslo’s Citizens of the Year. Mayor Suzan Hewat (Centre) presented them with their plaque on Aug. 13. Photo: John Boivin
Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.

REVIEW: New book features Kootenay hunting and fishing stories

Bob Dickson’s memoir is based on a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Bob Dickson has followed up his first book about his life as a firefighter with a new volume detailing his hunting and fishing expeditions.
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
Elevate Athletics’ Dallas Calvin (left) and Andrew van der Ham held an open house for their state of the art new fitness centre in downtown Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey

Elevate’s new fitness centre up and running in downtown Trail

The added space at the Cedar Ave. gym will definitely help accomodate larger groups

Elevate Athletics’ Dallas Calvin (left) and Andrew van der Ham held an open house for their state of the art new fitness centre in downtown Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey
Seasoned gardeners at Mountain Side Village in Fruitvale bought many plants from local sources to grow this season. But this particular bounty of purple tomatoes, called the Indigo Rose, is something new to them. Photos: Submitted

Perplexed by a purple tomato? Learn about the ‘Indigo Rose’

Indigo Rose is a new breed of cherry-tomato that contains anthocyanin

Seasoned gardeners at Mountain Side Village in Fruitvale bought many plants from local sources to grow this season. But this particular bounty of purple tomatoes, called the Indigo Rose, is something new to them. Photos: Submitted
Midway firefighters and Chief Mike Daloise stop for lemonade at Finley Kamigochi’s department fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo: Cam Kamigochi.

Goodwill starts early in this Midway family

The department honoured five-year-old Finley Kamigochi at a special presentation this week

Midway firefighters and Chief Mike Daloise stop for lemonade at Finley Kamigochi’s department fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo: Cam Kamigochi.
A view of the city circa the 1930s. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Remembering the cool …

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

A view of the city circa the 1930s. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Womacks of Fruitvale. Photo: Submitted
Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Womacks of Fruitvale. Photo: Submitted
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Everyone invited to a Night at the Rossland Museum

The Rossland Museum is wrapping up its summer program on Aug. 19, with a final Night at the Museum

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Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA

Kootenay emergency response organization awarded first special operations accreditation in Canada

Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association responds to life-threatening incidents

Dr. Nicholas Sparrow with the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association (KERPA) vehicle. Photo: KERPA
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
A distinctive blue-tailed guest recently appeared on the patio of the Dudeck home - a Western Skink. Photo: David Dudeck

Blue-tailed guest visits Trail patio

If you have a recent photo to share with readers email it (large) to editor@trailtimes.ca

A distinctive blue-tailed guest recently appeared on the patio of the Dudeck home - a Western Skink. Photo: David Dudeck
Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to Second World War Kootenay flying legend

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)