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Glacier Gymnastics was one of the Nelson non-profit organizations to receive a Community Gaming Grant. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson arts, sports organizations receive provincial funding

The annual Community Gaming Grants have been revealed

One of the completed projects was the installation of a level 2 EV charging station at the Marysville Eco Park in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Kootenay Rockies Tourism announces completed tourism amenity projects

In the midst of the pandemic in 2020, destination marketing organization Kootenay…

Saturday was clearly a perfect day for Dan Derby, his trusty companion Romeo, and friends, to hike the Strawberry Pass and strike a pose at the viewpoint. Photo: Mike Wicentowich

Picture perfect paradise near Rossland

Have a nice photo to share? Email it to: editor@trailtimes.ca

Interior Health says despite staffing shortages, they never had the intention of closing the Boundary District Hospital ER.

Interior Health says no plans to close Grand Forks’ ER

In November, officials called for urgent action from the province on the potential ER closure

Interior Health says despite staffing shortages, they never had the intention of closing the Boundary District Hospital ER.
West Kootenay Transit stuffed the bus last month for local food banks throughout Greater Trail, and will be starting up its Red Mountain ski bus route on Dec. 10. From left: Kelly Hutchison, Bill Hicks, Trevor Stach, and Sherry McCuaig, GM of West Kootenay BC Transit. Missing: Brenda Simonetta. (Jim Bailey photo)

Red Mt. ski bus back on schedule

Route 48 Red Mountain will operate once daily on Saturday, Sunday and when school is not in session

West Kootenay Transit stuffed the bus last month for local food banks throughout Greater Trail, and will be starting up its Red Mountain ski bus route on Dec. 10. From left: Kelly Hutchison, Bill Hicks, Trevor Stach, and Sherry McCuaig, GM of West Kootenay BC Transit. Missing: Brenda Simonetta. (Jim Bailey photo)
Electric rates are set to increase Jan. 1.

FortisBC increasing electricity rates by almost 4% in January

Get ready to pay almost four per cent more on your hydropower bill next month

Electric rates are set to increase Jan. 1.
Katrine Conroy is the new provincial finance minister. Photo: Government of B.C.
Katrine Conroy is the new provincial finance minister. Photo: Government of B.C.
Seniors are invited to a holiday dance on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trail Memorial Centre gym. Registration is required. Photo: Unsplash

Seniors Christmas Dance in Trail, Dec. 21

Register in advance by calling 250.364.0888 or 250.364.0858 by Monday, Dec. 19

Seniors are invited to a holiday dance on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Trail Memorial Centre gym. Registration is required. Photo: Unsplash
Susan Faye took this photo of a mother bear with cubs in her yard in Uphill in Nelson on Sept. 7.

Bear Smart status helps, but two West Kootenay communities still struggled last summer

Nelson council will decide in the new year whether to join the provincial program

Susan Faye took this photo of a mother bear with cubs in her yard in Uphill in Nelson on Sept. 7.
Photo: Trail RCMP

Trail police asking for help to identify alleged thief

If you recognize the man, police ask you to call the detachment at 250.364.2566

Photo: Trail RCMP
Surveillance photo of the suspect who broke through the drive-thru window at Trail McDonald’s and stole $150. Photo: Trail RCMP

Trail police ask, “Recognize this robber?”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Trail RCMP detachment at 250.364.2566

Surveillance photo of the suspect who broke through the drive-thru window at Trail McDonald’s and stole $150. Photo: Trail RCMP
The Village of Silverton is enhancing the playground in Dewis Memorial Park with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay outdoor recreation facilities receive CBT funding

The Village of Slocan is restoring its soccer field with $169K

The Village of Silverton is enhancing the playground in Dewis Memorial Park with support from the Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Submitted
Royal Theatre owner Lisa Milne is appreciative of all the support she has received following traumatic incidents at theatre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail theatre owners thankful for support after series of traumatic events

Royal Theatre owners Jason and Lisa Milne considered selling the heritage landmark

Royal Theatre owner Lisa Milne is appreciative of all the support she has received following traumatic incidents at theatre. Photo: Jim Bailey
THEP, in partnership with the City of Trail, held a day camp last summer. Camp kids learned about soil testing, ground cover, the importance of removing shoes indoors and handwashing especially before eating. Photos: Submitted

Trail area lead levels continue to decline: 2022 report

Staff initiate support for all children at or above the serum lead threshold of 5ug/dL

THEP, in partnership with the City of Trail, held a day camp last summer. Camp kids learned about soil testing, ground cover, the importance of removing shoes indoors and handwashing especially before eating. Photos: Submitted
BC Transit warns riders there may be delays, detours and cancellations with snow in the forecast. Photo: Black Press

BC Transit reminds ridership of winter service impacts

For up-to-date information check bctransit.com or the Transit App

BC Transit warns riders there may be delays, detours and cancellations with snow in the forecast. Photo: Black Press
With the possibility of more snow in the coming days and weeks ahead, ICBC is asking drivers to slow down and adjust theirdriving to winter conditions, and ensure their vehicle is prepared. Photo: ICBC

Winter snowstorms driving up claims: ICBC

ICBC advises, “If you don’t have to drive in poor conditions, that is the safer choice.”

With the possibility of more snow in the coming days and weeks ahead, ICBC is asking drivers to slow down and adjust theirdriving to winter conditions, and ensure their vehicle is prepared. Photo: ICBC
Photo: Sheri Regnier

Nursing program begins at Trail college campus next month

LPNs scope of practice is geared towards stable patients and predictable outcomes

Photo: Sheri Regnier
The Backyard Astronomer, Gary Boyle. Photo: Submitted

The ‘Mars Show’ coming to Kootenay skies Dec. 7

All of Canada, much of the United States will see this amazing sight

  • Dec 5, 2022
The Backyard Astronomer, Gary Boyle. Photo: Submitted
Heritage Credit Union Interim CEO Doug Eveneshen presented the case for the institution’s merger with East Kootenay Community Credit Union to members in Slocan Park on Nov. 24. Photo: John Boivin

Slocan Valley residents express concerns over Heritage Credit Union merger plans

The credit union is considering a merger with East Kootenay Community Credit Union

Heritage Credit Union Interim CEO Doug Eveneshen presented the case for the institution’s merger with East Kootenay Community Credit Union to members in Slocan Park on Nov. 24. Photo: John Boivin
Members of the Castlegar Ukrainian community and their supporters gathered in front of Castlegar City Hall on Holodomor Memorial Day to remember those who perished in the man-made Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933. Photo: Terran Ambrosone
Members of the Castlegar Ukrainian community and their supporters gathered in front of Castlegar City Hall on Holodomor Memorial Day to remember those who perished in the man-made Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933. Photo: Terran Ambrosone