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Amazon is warning customers about fraudsters. Photo: Hello Im Nik on Unsplash

Fraudsters target Amazon consumers

Better Business Bureau teams up with Amazon to prevent con-artists from targeting online shoppers

  • Oct 22, 2020
Amazon is warning customers about fraudsters. Photo: Hello Im Nik on Unsplash
Quintessential photo of Canadiana by Guillaume Jaillet on Unsplash.

Kootenay councillor re-elected to FCM board

As the national voice of local governments, FCM plays a critical role in supporting municipalities

Quintessential photo of Canadiana by Guillaume Jaillet on Unsplash.
L-R: Terry Jones, Woodbury Resort owner; Jan Thomas, September winner; Tim Rutherglen, West Arm Outdoors Club; and Scott Girdwood, Woodbury Resort Technician. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake anglers report a Woodbury win

The grand prize draw will be held in June 2021.

L-R: Terry Jones, Woodbury Resort owner; Jan Thomas, September winner; Tim Rutherglen, West Arm Outdoors Club; and Scott Girdwood, Woodbury Resort Technician. Photo: Submitted
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The Murphy Foundation donated $23,500 US to the Gyro Park Playground Project set to open soon.

Murphy Foundation lends hand to Gyro Playground

Rich and Annie Murphy are incredible Silver City citizens even though their home is in Minnesota.

The Murphy Foundation donated $23,500 US to the Gyro Park Playground Project set to open soon.
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for the Kootenays on Friday. File photo
Residents should run their taps until cold before using their water. (Black Press file photo)

Water disruptions expected at certain Glenmerry addresses on Thursday

The city advises affected residents to prepare in advance by having water on hand.

Residents should run their taps until cold before using their water. (Black Press file photo)
A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times

Trail Ford dealer’s frustration grows with ICBC

Trail AM Ford owner Dan Ashman says he just wants fair compensation from ICBC

A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: Trail Times

Trail police report Friday night mischief, theft and more

District Sgt. Mike Wicentowich released a news brief earlier this week

Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: Opioid crisis

Seventh in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

  • Oct 21, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper

Take cover! Cold War bunker opens to public in Nelson

The shelter was built in 1964 in case of nuclear fallout

Touchstones Museum has opened up Nelson’s Cold War bunker to the public. The unique exhibit includes artifacts from the 1950s and 60s. Photo: Tyler Harper
UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)

Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
Trail police seized baggies of suspected meth and fentanyl during an assault call. Image: Courtesy of Medline Plus

Assault call in Trail leads to drug seizure

The incident was called into the Trail police station Friday night just before 7 p.m.

Trail police seized baggies of suspected meth and fentanyl during an assault call. Image: Courtesy of Medline Plus
Balancing Bountiful will be available for purchase on Oct. 23. Photo: Caitlin Press

Mary Jayne Blackmore to release memoir of life and growing up in Bountiful

Balancing Bountiful will explore Blackmore’s life growing up in the polygamist community of Bountiful, as well as her journeys around the world and how all of these experiences have contributed to the shaping of her understanding of faith, community, family and feminism

Balancing Bountiful will be available for purchase on Oct. 23. Photo: Caitlin Press
Trail was the first interior city to have concrete paved streets. Bay and Riverside Avenues were paved in 1926 at a cost of $40,000. The rest of downtown and all of Rossland Avenue were paved in 1927. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Paving the way: “Just 28 Gas Wagons now in City of Trail”

In June 1916, the City of Trail was adapting to an influx of automobiles

Trail was the first interior city to have concrete paved streets. Bay and Riverside Avenues were paved in 1926 at a cost of $40,000. The rest of downtown and all of Rossland Avenue were paved in 1927. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Circulation clerks Erin Lundine (left) and Jennifer Boose were the first point of contact for visitors to the Trail Riverfront Centre this summer. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Drop in Trail tourism reflects regional COVID-19 impacts

“We saw a drop in tourists by about 40 per cent compared to last year.” - Sarah Benson-Lord

Circulation clerks Erin Lundine (left) and Jennifer Boose were the first point of contact for visitors to the Trail Riverfront Centre this summer. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: Child care

Sixth in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

  • Oct 20, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).
The Trail RCMP remind locals to lock their cars to avoid interior damage by hungry bears looking for food. Photo: Bruce Warrington on Unsplash

Trail RCMP: Lock your car to avoid bears destroying the interior

Police report in interior of two cars parked in Rossland were destroyed by hungry bears

The Trail RCMP remind locals to lock their cars to avoid interior damage by hungry bears looking for food. Photo: Bruce Warrington on Unsplash
A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Interior Health records 21 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Thirty-six cases remain active; two people are in the hospital, one of whom is in intensive care

A health-care worker prepares to swab a man at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal North, Sunday, May 10, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
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Teck incurs no tax penalty

Provincial Economic Stabilization (COVID-19) Act extended commercial tax deadline to Sept. 30

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Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).

Q&A with Kootenay West candidates: BC Parks

Fifth in a series of Q&As with the candidates, look for a new set each morning.

  • Oct 19, 2020
Kootenay West Candidates (L to R) Glen Byle (Conservative), Katrine Conroy (NDP), Andrew Duncan (Green), Corbin Kelley (Liberal), Fletcher Quince (Independent, Ed Varney (Independent).