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The assessed value of a typical Nelson single family home is now 646,000. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson has highest housing value in West Kootenay

A typical single family home in Nelson is now assessed at $646,000

The assessed value of a typical Nelson single family home is now 646,000. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Trail’s weekly cases have soared as numbers increase across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Trail’s weekly cases have soared as numbers increase across the West Kootenay. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Photo: Amy Shamblen on Unsplash

Happy retirement to our favourite Trail Times employee!

Jeanine has been with the company nearing 24 years.

Photo: Amy Shamblen on Unsplash
Only the bottom two floors and part of the basement level parking would covered by the city’s grant application for a new library. The financing and status of the top four floors of housing would still need to be financed by a public-private partnership. Illustration: Stanley Office of Architecture and City of Nelson

City of Nelson still waiting for money to fund 3 projects, including new pier

New library, Hall Street pier, Civic Centre upgrades were intended to create jobs in the pandemic

Only the bottom two floors and part of the basement level parking would covered by the city’s grant application for a new library. The financing and status of the top four floors of housing would still need to be financed by a public-private partnership. Illustration: Stanley Office of Architecture and City of Nelson
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Liaison Officer Joan LaFond, on behalf of the Rossland Legion Ladies Auxiliary, donates $15,000 to the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 and president Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof.

Rossland Legion receives timely and generous donation

Rossland Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary donated $15,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14

Liaison Officer Joan LaFond, on behalf of the Rossland Legion Ladies Auxiliary, donates $15,000 to the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 and president Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof.
Liaison Officer Joan LaFond, on behalf of the Rossland Legion Ladies Auxiliary, donates $15,000 to the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 and president Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof.

Rossland Legion receives generous donation in trying times

Rossland Legion’s Ladies Auxilliary donated $15,000 to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14

Liaison Officer Joan LaFond, on behalf of the Rossland Legion Ladies Auxiliary, donates $15,000 to the Rossland Royal Canadian Legion Branch 14 and president Ray Van Den Nieuwenhof.
One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.
One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Photo: Trail Times file

Hospital worker assaulted at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The woman, 39, has alleged an assault occured on Jan. 2 just before noon

Photo: Trail Times file
Photo: Gary Ellis/Unsplash

Be on the lookout for fires in downtown Trail

Trail RCMP officers put out two small fires in the downtown area with snow over the holidays

Photo: Gary Ellis/Unsplash
Image of the trucks stuck on the Warfield Hill Monday. Photo: Amy Shepherd posted this photo on the West Kootenay Highway & Road Conditions Facebook page.

Trail emergency responders meet with highway contractor after 4 stuck trucks back up traffic

The Trail area was hit with upwards of 25 cm of snow by Monday morning

Image of the trucks stuck on the Warfield Hill Monday. Photo: Amy Shepherd posted this photo on the West Kootenay Highway & Road Conditions Facebook page.
The City of Trail is still cleaning up after the snowstorm pelted municipal roads and streets with upwards of 25 cm of snow earlier this week. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay towns and cities brace as another major snowstorm blows in

An intense winter storm forecast to move into southeastern B.C. tonight

The City of Trail is still cleaning up after the snowstorm pelted municipal roads and streets with upwards of 25 cm of snow earlier this week. Photo: Trail Times
Anna’s Hummingbird. (Photo by Eloise Carr)

Creston birders spot 73 species in annual Christmas Bird Count

The totals included two birds that have never been seen before on count day

  • Jan 5, 2022
Anna’s Hummingbird. (Photo by Eloise Carr)
Four teams sidelined by COVID protocols. (Twitter)

Penticton Vees postpone games due to COVID-19

Four BCHL teams including Trail have all team activities paused for the next 5 days

Four teams sidelined by COVID protocols. (Twitter)
The Trail Smoke Eaters home game vs Prince George on Wednesday, Jan. 5 has been postponed, while other make-up games against Cranbrook, Wenatchee and West Kelowna have been rescheduled. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters upcoming home game postponed due to COVID

The Trail-Prince George game will be rescheduled for a later date

The Trail Smoke Eaters home game vs Prince George on Wednesday, Jan. 5 has been postponed, while other make-up games against Cranbrook, Wenatchee and West Kelowna have been rescheduled. Photo: Jim Bailey
Waste Management is asking business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters. Photo: submitted by WM

Waste Management asking Kootenay business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters

If snow and ice blocking are blocking collection containers, trucks cannot collect the waste

Waste Management is asking business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters. Photo: submitted by WM
Downtown on the early morning of Jan. 3, just as the City of Nelson was starting to test out its new snow clearing policies. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson approves new snow clearing policy following Supreme Court decision

The policy sets out priority routes, standards, and maps

Downtown on the early morning of Jan. 3, just as the City of Nelson was starting to test out its new snow clearing policies. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College closed Jan. 4 due to snow

Unless otherwise communicated, campuses, learning centres, and facilities will reopen Jan. 5.

More than 60 centimetres of snow greeted some areas of the Selkirk College region on the morning of Jan. 3. To ensure safety of students and staff, all campuses and facilities at the regional post-secondary will be closed on Jan. 4. Photo: Submitted
Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Métis National Council president makes a hometown visit to the Kootenays

Cassidy Caron, Rossland born and raised, was elected president of the national council on Sept. 30

Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Photo: Trail.ca

City of Trail clarifies vaccine requirements for pool users

Full vaccination against COVID-19 currently refers to two doses.

Photo: Trail.ca