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Walmart Trail donates to regional hospital

Funds will go toward the ICU/HART campaign

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The Trail-Tadanac Hospital, now Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, first opened in 1954. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Hospital faced a nursing shortage in the summer of ‘65

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

The Trail-Tadanac Hospital, now Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, first opened in 1954. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Emily Cardiff, Patient Care Coordinator, presented the Legion Foundation donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Legion Foundation donates to hospital in Trail

KBRH Health Foundation; A partnership that reaches back to the beginnings of organized medicine

Emily Cardiff, Patient Care Coordinator, presented the Legion Foundation donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
Crowe students file down the wooden staircase circa the early 1960s. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: School’s out for summer …

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

Crowe students file down the wooden staircase circa the early 1960s. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Esplanade in Trail.

Check out Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market on Saturday

Enjoy a stroll along the Esplanade and visit the most incredible farmers market in the Kootenays

Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday on the Esplanade in Trail.
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Anita Fricke, auxiliary volunteer, presents the donation for these bright and colourful flowers on behalf of the Trail Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. Photo: Submitted

Trail auxiliary helps brighten hospital with flowers

The Trail Hospital Auxiliary formed in 1943

Anita Fricke, auxiliary volunteer, presents the donation for these bright and colourful flowers on behalf of the Trail Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. Photo: Submitted
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The Rossland Miner: A look back in time

‘Glories of the Dominion Described by Citizens From Every Section’ - Rossland Weekly Miner

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The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.

Castlegar Legion building boasts new mural

Tyler Toews of Canadian Murals created the design

The Castlegar Robson Royal Canadian Legion branch has commissioned a mural for the front of their downtown building. (L-R) Artist Tyler Toews, legion vice president Dean Burdeyny, ways and means officer Bev Storvold and president Chris McBain.
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
We are so excited for the summer and can’t wait to get out on some more hikes. Here are some ski club members out on a hike in the Squaw Basin looking for a cabin site in June 1939. Standing third from right is Harold Fox, fourth from right is Tryg Nora. What’s your favourite hike in Rossland?
Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and you retain the original.

Rossland: History in Pictures

Historic photos are generously provided by the Rossland Museum Discovery Centre collection

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We are so excited for the summer and can’t wait to get out on some more hikes. Here are some ski club members out on a hike in the Squaw Basin looking for a cabin site in June 1939. Standing third from right is Harold Fox, fourth from right is Tryg Nora. What’s your favourite hike in Rossland?
Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? Consider donating them to the Rossland Archives where they can be scanned and you retain the original.
The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay Orioles open season, split with Sun Devils

The Orioles will play a 24 game season in the BCMBA 18U College Prep League

The WK U18 Orioles split a pair of doubleheaders on the weekend, as they opened up their BC Minor Baseball Association College Prep League season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Rossland Heritage Commission happy with return of missing plaque

Two plaques commemorating Rossland founder, Ross Thompson, were stolen from Rossland Heritage Square

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Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Shoes and toys were placed by the altar at the Circle of Indigenous Nations of Castlegar Indigenous Peoples Day gathering on Monday. Photo: Betsy Kline
Greater Trail barrel racer Hunter Weishaupt will race for a coveted spot in the Calgary Stampede. Photos: Parker Weishaupt

West Kootenay barrel racer takes run at Stampede

Hunter Weishaupt is inviting sponsors to get on board in her quest to compete in Calgary Stampede

Greater Trail barrel racer Hunter Weishaupt will race for a coveted spot in the Calgary Stampede. Photos: Parker Weishaupt
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Keith Smyth, Kootenay Savings director at-large joins children from the Kids’ Care Centre at St. Michael’s Catholic School. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings continues credit union’s tradition of giving

Funding totalling $48,250, is going to a wide array of Kootenay initiatives

Keith Smyth, Kootenay Savings director at-large joins children from the Kids’ Care Centre at St. Michael’s Catholic School. Photo: Submitted
A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted

Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Beaver Valley Grads of 2021

Beaver Valley mayors, RDKB Area A director celebrate their 2021 graduates with gift ceremony

Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey