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Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary (RHA) has donated $10,000 to the Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude project. Photo: Submitted

Rossland auxiliary gifts $10,000 to gratitude garden

This generous donation will help fund the Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude project

The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary (RHA) has donated $10,000 to the Columbia View Lodge Garden of Gratitude project. Photo: Submitted
Kids participating in the Earth Day “Clean up the park” event at the Grand Forks Skate Park. Photo: Grand Forks Skate Park Committee

Grand Forks skate park to begin revitalization, thanks to community support

The skate park is in need of repairs and expansion, and is currently raising funds for the project

Kids participating in the Earth Day “Clean up the park” event at the Grand Forks Skate Park. Photo: Grand Forks Skate Park Committee
Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)

PODCAST: Victoria and Kelowna are Canada’s best small cities

TODAY IN B.C.: Mayors, Chamber CEOs talk amenities, housing, business and more

Canada's Best City Report. (photos submitted)
Bee-utiful
“I found this beautiful bee basking in the sun on my house,” says Andrea Jolly. “I love its big green eyes — they look like ski goggles!” A google search shows this is likely a green-eyed longhorn bee (genus Melissodes). Photo: Andrea Jolly

What you see …

PHOTOS: If you have recent photo to share email it large-size to editor@trailtimes.ca

Bee-utiful
“I found this beautiful bee basking in the sun on my house,” says Andrea Jolly. “I love its big green eyes — they look like ski goggles!” A google search shows this is likely a green-eyed longhorn bee (genus Melissodes). Photo: Andrea Jolly
Do you remember this flood? Consider sharing your memories with the Trail Museum and Archives if you do. Photo: Trail Museum and Archives

Trail Blazers: One enormous Silver City sinkhole

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

Do you remember this flood? Consider sharing your memories with the Trail Museum and Archives if you do. Photo: Trail Museum and Archives
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline

Ukrainian family finds refuge in Castlegar

Nina Kucheruk and her family have arrived from Kyiv

Nina Kutcheruk and her family have recently arrived in Castlegar from Ukraine. Photo: Betsy Kline
If you have information on Enderby’s Ranch, contact our research department at archives@rosslandmuseum.ca. This photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives – we can also scan them and the donor can retain the original.

Our History in Pictures

Are you familiar with Enderby’s Ranch? Alfred Enderby’s Ranch was located somewhere…

If you have information on Enderby’s Ranch, contact our research department at archives@rosslandmuseum.ca. This photo from the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre collection digitized courtesy of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History. Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives – we can also scan them and the donor can retain the original.
Ruth Hackett (Passmore Public Hall Association) & Amy Bell (KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager)

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation awards over $123,000 in grants and bursaries

Bulletin staff Kootenay Savings credit Union Foundation recently announced $65,000 in new…

Ruth Hackett (Passmore Public Hall Association) & Amy Bell (KSCU Kaslo/South Slocan Branch Manager)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Jan Rabson – A voice with character and character voices

TODAY IN B.C.: Actor has worked with Johnny Carson, Robin Williams, voiced ‘Minions’ and more

Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
Goats were employed to help reduce invasive species at the pollinator meadow at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Photo: Terran Ambrosone

Goats eat away invasive plants at Castlegar pollinator garden

The Butterflyway project brought goats in to help at the Kootenay Gallery garden

Goats were employed to help reduce invasive species at the pollinator meadow at the Kootenay Gallery of Art. Photo: Terran Ambrosone
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Boy Scouts diving off of a man-made pier at Camp Koolaree, circa 1950. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: A quintessential Kootenay camp going on 90 years

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

Boy Scouts diving off of a man-made pier at Camp Koolaree, circa 1950. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Photo: Scott Daniels

Jubilee Place marks 40-year milestone in downtown Trail

Doors to Jubilee Place officially opened Oct. 20, 1982.

Photo: Scott Daniels
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
The Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #14 Royal Canadian Legion in Rossland made a donation of $1,000 to the 2nd Rossland Scouts. Photo: Submitted

Legion ladies donate to Rossland Scouts

Funding will support the Scouts upcoming trip to Finland this summer

The Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #14 Royal Canadian Legion in Rossland made a donation of $1,000 to the 2nd Rossland Scouts. Photo: Submitted
The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan

City of Castlegar planning Canada’s tallest castle playground

The new play structure will be built at Millennium Park

The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan
Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted

Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship recipients announced

Adam Doskoch, Roah Levy and Michelle Moses will each receive $3,300

Michelle Moses is among this year’s recipients of the Neil Muth Scholarship. Photo: Submitted
Trail’s famed highland dancers pose proudly with their instructor, Katie Shaw (right). Featured are Linda Forbes, Sharon Ross, Gerry Burns, Mary Cruickshank, unknown, and Mabel Leonard in 1955. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Remembering a legend of Highland Dance

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

Trail’s famed highland dancers pose proudly with their instructor, Katie Shaw (right). Featured are Linda Forbes, Sharon Ross, Gerry Burns, Mary Cruickshank, unknown, and Mabel Leonard in 1955. Photo: Trail Historical Society