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Rich Hanson made a stopover in Trail and Rossland in May of 1987, while on his historic “Man in Motion” worldwide tour. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The day the “Man in Motion” came to town

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

Rich Hanson made a stopover in Trail and Rossland in May of 1987, while on his historic “Man in Motion” worldwide tour. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Cadets Claire Lawder from 531 Trail and Charlotte Farangher from 561 Nelson work on their shelter. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay Air Cadets learn survival skills

Castlegar, Nelson and Trail cadets gathered for training

Cadets Claire Lawder from 531 Trail and Charlotte Farangher from 561 Nelson work on their shelter. Photo: Submitted
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.

Two Cranbrook centenarians honoured

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary presented Edith Rose and Margaret Westrup with bouquets of roses and certificates of appreciation for their 100th birthdays.

Jean Lees, (right) President of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and Director Dianne Camilli (left )presented Edith Rose (above, centre) with a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation honoring her on the celebration of her 100th birthday.
Seven Summits student Blaise Swain defies gravity on his BMX spending time doing the activities he loves. (Tanis Shippy photo)

Seven Summits: Work hard and play harder

Blaise Swain’s ‘work hard to play hard’ ideology directed his choice to attend high school in Rossland

  • May 24, 2022
Seven Summits student Blaise Swain defies gravity on his BMX spending time doing the activities he loves. (Tanis Shippy photo)
Greater Trail Stingrays swimmers attended a skills camp and breaststroke clinic on Saturday, May 14, at the aquatic centre in Trail. The camp was coached by Jaren LeFranc (on deck, middle) from the UBC varsity swim team, along with Stingrays coach Ian Markus (left) and assistant coach Claire Cartwright. (Jim Bailey photo)

Greater Trail Stingrays dive into new competitive season

Stingrays swim coaches are excited about competing in West Kootenay swim meets this year

Greater Trail Stingrays swimmers attended a skills camp and breaststroke clinic on Saturday, May 14, at the aquatic centre in Trail. The camp was coached by Jaren LeFranc (on deck, middle) from the UBC varsity swim team, along with Stingrays coach Ian Markus (left) and assistant coach Claire Cartwright. (Jim Bailey photo)
“From the Archives” feature of an image along the Columbia River in 1948, as seen from Groutage Avenue. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Columbia River and Groutage Avenue circa 1948

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

“From the Archives” feature of an image along the Columbia River in 1948, as seen from Groutage Avenue. Photo: Trail Historical Society
West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted

Farm to Friends invests in Kootenay farmers and families

West Kootenay EcoSociety created Farms to Friends during the height of the pandemic in 2020.

West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted
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Rossland Public Library news and information

The Raven Reads book club will be discussing Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, The Glass Castle

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With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted

CBT provides support as summer festivals return to the Kootenays

The last few summers have been bereft of the staple of many…

With support from CBT, the Kootenay Children’s Festival has already taken place, to great success. Photo submitted
Brothers Phil and Clem Buesnel posing in front of their produce display inside the Nakusp Fair Building, circa 1914-15. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society

The Buesnel Brothers of Nakusp

The Spicer Farm continues to flourish in Nakusp nearly 75 years later.

Brothers Phil and Clem Buesnel posing in front of their produce display inside the Nakusp Fair Building, circa 1914-15. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society
The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) has received a donation of $6,500+ from the Castlegar Rotary Club. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Rotary donates to respiratory care at KBRH

Donation will support the purchase of a Cough Assist Machine at KBRH.

The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) has received a donation of $6,500+ from the Castlegar Rotary Club. Photo: Submitted
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
For 50+ years in May, until the pandemic hit in 2020, Silver City Days has drawn large crowds to downtown streets. Midway rides, like this one from the ’80s called ‘Ring of Fire,’ have always been a thrilling attraction. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Silver City version of ‘Ring of Fire’

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

For 50+ years in May, until the pandemic hit in 2020, Silver City Days has drawn large crowds to downtown streets. Midway rides, like this one from the ’80s called ‘Ring of Fire,’ have always been a thrilling attraction. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou brings her new memoir to Elephant Mountain Literary Festival. She’ll be joined by authors Suzanne Simard, Shaena Lambert, and Tom Wayman at the All-Star event on Saturday, June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
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Retriev Technologies donates to Trail hospital campaign

Retriev is a global leader in battery recycling and management.

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Police briefs. (File photo)

Rossland hit by series of thefts

Police reports that a man and woman were seen rummaging through unlocked vehicle in Rossland.

Police briefs. (File photo)
Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted

Camp Koolaree celebrates 90th anniversary with film, galas

1920s-era footage of the Kootenays will be screened

Camp Koolaree visitors are seen here in 1944. The camp is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Photo: Submitted