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Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. (Submitted)

Flour mill supports food security in Creston Valley

‘Producers like us have created a self-sufficiency for our region’

Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. (Submitted)
Selkirk College nursing students will provide year-round support for Trail’s transient and homeless population through the Bridging Rural Homelessness and Well-Being Project. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail helps fund full time nursing student for homeless

Trail support helps Selkirk College project secure funds for homelessness and well-being project

Selkirk College nursing students will provide year-round support for Trail’s transient and homeless population through the Bridging Rural Homelessness and Well-Being Project. Photo: Jim Bailey
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Trail council agreed to exempt building permits for projects at the landfill and Columbia Pollution Control Centre. Photo: Sheri Regnier

City exempts building permits for pricey Kootenay Boundary projects

The City of Trail and Kootenay Boundary Regional District avoid new environmental hurdle

Trail council agreed to exempt building permits for projects at the landfill and Columbia Pollution Control Centre. Photo: Sheri Regnier
West Kootenay areas continue to set high COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Nelson area sets yet another COVID-19 case record

Trail and Castlegar are also showing high numbers

West Kootenay areas continue to set high COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
A look at the wetland complex area in King George park. Photo: Rossland Society for Environmental Action/Facebook

Kootenay Boundary board tackles park rename, better internet and budgets

To register and for information on other town hall dates visit: rdkb.com. (Regional Government tab)

A look at the wetland complex area in King George park. Photo: Rossland Society for Environmental Action/Facebook
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
L-R: Rotary Club of Trail President Bruce Fawcett; Salvation Army Officers Andrew and Olivia Sweet; Richard Fish, Rotary President Elect; and Rotary Carol Festival Co-ordinator Ardith White with the $2,270 presentation cheque for the Salvation Army in lieu of the Carol Festival. Photo: Submitted

Rotary Club of Trail hopeful to carol this year

In the meantime, Rotary Bingo raises money for locals in-need

L-R: Rotary Club of Trail President Bruce Fawcett; Salvation Army Officers Andrew and Olivia Sweet; Richard Fish, Rotary President Elect; and Rotary Carol Festival Co-ordinator Ardith White with the $2,270 presentation cheque for the Salvation Army in lieu of the Carol Festival. Photo: Submitted
The RDCK is investing in an inventory to help locals find regional food suppliers, which can be accessed in case of emergency. Photo: Mike Thomas

Inventory in West Kootenay to bolster food security plans

The inventory will help businesses find local suppliers

The RDCK is investing in an inventory to help locals find regional food suppliers, which can be accessed in case of emergency. Photo: Mike Thomas
Construction continues on the 46-unit, five-storey building located on Victoria Street. The building is expected to be completed by August. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson issued record number of building permits in 2021

Construction association concerned about increasing building costs

Construction continues on the 46-unit, five-storey building located on Victoria Street. The building is expected to be completed by August. Photo: Tyler Harper
Call outs for paramedics attending drug overdoses doubled in Trail in 2021. (File photo)

Paramedic calls for drug overdose doubles in Greater Trail in 2021

“We have seen a dramatic increase in drug overdoses in the area,” said Trail Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Call outs for paramedics attending drug overdoses doubled in Trail in 2021. (File photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
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Rossland launches COVID safe Winter Carnival

Rossland’s Winter Carnival is back on although with some COVID considerations

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New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash

Homeowner grants remain unchanged for West Kootenay

Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply.

The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

City of Trail responds to rising COVID cases

Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, the Trail Local Health Area had 121 new COVID-19 cases

Photo: Mufid Majnun on Unsplash
Utilities will cost homeowners $816.50 this year. Photo: Unsplash

New year, new utilities rates for Trail

If paid in full, the early payment discount deadline is Monday, Feb. 28.

Utilities will cost homeowners $816.50 this year. Photo: Unsplash
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A New Year

‘Let us plan on making 2022 the healthiest and happiest year that we can.’

  • Jan 16, 2022
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.