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B.C. attractions like the Butchart Gardens (above), along with museums, amusement parks, other visitor landmarks and tour bus companies, can apply for new government grants to help them prepare for the loosening of travel restrictions. (Jennifer Blyth photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about gardens and gardening?

This is the time of year when many people love to watch their gardens grow

B.C. attractions like the Butchart Gardens (above), along with museums, amusement parks, other visitor landmarks and tour bus companies, can apply for new government grants to help them prepare for the loosening of travel restrictions. (Jennifer Blyth photo)
Jessica is running more than 900 kilometres from Nelson to Victoria as part of “Aubrey’s Run Across B.C. to End Toxic Drug Death,” passing through the Okanagan and stopping in communities for events along the way. She is running in memory of her son Aubrey, who died from toxic drug poisoning on Aug. 30, 2022. (Bill Metcalfe photo)
Jessica is running more than 900 kilometres from Nelson to Victoria as part of “Aubrey’s Run Across B.C. to End Toxic Drug Death,” passing through the Okanagan and stopping in communities for events along the way. She is running in memory of her son Aubrey, who died from toxic drug poisoning on Aug. 30, 2022. (Bill Metcalfe photo)
Postcard Image: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: The Swinging ‘60s

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

Postcard Image: Trail Historical Society
Photo: Trail CiB

Trail volunteers plant a rainbow between raindrops

Trail will welcome CiB judges to town next month

Photo: Trail CiB
Community lands and orchards along Spencer hill, c. 1918. Photo: Submitted
Community lands and orchards along Spencer hill, c. 1918. Photo: Submitted
Julian Hengsbach, Torii Table – black cherry, hard maple, black walnut. Julian is a grade 12 student at LVR who has taken woodworking there since Grade 9. "I came to the Selkirk program because it is a legendary program, and because I want to make custom furniture, possibly as a career. A torii is a gateway to a Japanese temple, so this has a Japanese esthetic." Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Julian Hengsbach, Torii Table – black cherry, hard maple, black walnut. Julian is a grade 12 student at LVR who has taken woodworking there since Grade 9. "I came to the Selkirk program because it is a legendary program, and because I want to make custom furniture, possibly as a career. A torii is a gateway to a Japanese temple, so this has a Japanese esthetic." Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Jessie Simpson blowing kisses to the camera. (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

Call for cards as Kamloops attack victim turns 26

Sue Simpson requests cards every Christmas and every July for Jessie’s birthday

  • May 29, 2023
Jessie Simpson blowing kisses to the camera. (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
Old growth cedars. Wildsight file

Connecting Kootenay residents to old growth forests

Wildsight to host guided old-growth forest hikes in seven Kootenay communities

Old growth cedars. Wildsight file
Grey Canal Coldstream Valley Estates Trail and interpretive sign. (ROGTS photo)

Celebrate B.C.’s Trails Day in the capital – Vernon

Ribbons of Green Trails Society invites community out for International Trails Day

Grey Canal Coldstream Valley Estates Trail and interpretive sign. (ROGTS photo)
Eddie Pacholko, 12, shared his fishing wisdom with the Trail Times circa September 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Big Fish Tales

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

Eddie Pacholko, 12, shared his fishing wisdom with the Trail Times circa September 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society’s new board. Submitted photo
Kootenay Doukhobor Historical Society’s new board. Submitted photo
Three of the four members of the patrol sent to search for any sign of the missing Fitzgerald party in February 1911. (from l) Ex-Constable F. Turner; Corporal William Dempster; Constable J.F. Fyfe.

The Lost Patrol 2: Police patrol turns to tragedy in the Arctic

The search for a missing Royal North-West Mounted Police patrol uncovers shocking scenes

Three of the four members of the patrol sent to search for any sign of the missing Fitzgerald party in February 1911. (from l) Ex-Constable F. Turner; Corporal William Dempster; Constable J.F. Fyfe.
A class participating in the Metis jigging program. CBEEN file

Wild Voices for Kids in Kootenay communities

CBEEN offers spring programs for children of all ages

A class participating in the Metis jigging program. CBEEN file
Photo: Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Adopt a Senior Trail brings joy on Mother’s Day

Anyone interested in joining the cause is encouraged to email: jenwill26@yahoo.ca

Photo: Brooke Lark on Unsplash
Charles and Mary Ann Pengelly will be recognized as Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year Friday night. Photo: Submitted

An inspiration to all, Beaver Valley couple awarded Citizen of the Year

“We do what we do because we love it, we volunteer because we love it …”

Charles and Mary Ann Pengelly will be recognized as Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year Friday night. Photo: Submitted
Dr. Hilary Brotherhood, Urologist at KBRH, and KBRH Health Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Pasin gratefully receive this donation. Photo: Submitted

Foundation donates to urological care at hospital in Trail

Funds were used towards the purchase of a uroflowmeter

Dr. Hilary Brotherhood, Urologist at KBRH, and KBRH Health Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Pasin gratefully receive this donation. Photo: Submitted
Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, date unknown.

The Lost Patrol 1: In 1910, a routine police patrol in the Arctic goes wrong

In the winter of 1910/11, a Royal North-West Mounted Police dog sled patrol goes missing

Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, date unknown.
Mike Gee held the first annual Seamus’ Stroll last year in memory of his late son in Campbell Valley Regional Park to raise funds for the Langley Foundry facility for youth mental health in memory of his late son (inset). On June 4, the second 3K walk will take place. (Langley Advance Times files)
Mike Gee held the first annual Seamus’ Stroll last year in memory of his late son in Campbell Valley Regional Park to raise funds for the Langley Foundry facility for youth mental health in memory of his late son (inset). On June 4, the second 3K walk will take place. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kalesnikoff has integrated energy efficiencies at its mass timber facility. Photo: Betsy Kline

Kalesnikoff mill recognized with energy efficiency award

The West Kootenay lumber and mass timber company recognized for energy saving efforts by FortisBC

Kalesnikoff has integrated energy efficiencies at its mass timber facility. Photo: Betsy Kline
Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Muckrakers of the past

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

Photo: Trail Historical Society