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With Christmas little more than one month away, seasonal food drives and fundraisers are launching around town. Photo: Trail Times

Stuff the Bus in downtown Trail this weekend

Event to run at Trail Ferraro Foods 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19

With Christmas little more than one month away, seasonal food drives and fundraisers are launching around town. Photo: Trail Times
L-R: Brooke Leathermanfrom the Kalein Centre and Trail Hospice chair Brenda Hooper navigate transfer of Navigate program to ensure Nav-CARE services will continue uninterrupted for all of West Kootenay benefit. Photo: Submitted

Hospice Society navigates care into West Kootenay communities

Trail Hospice ensures Nav-CARE program will continue to provide services throughout region

L-R: Brooke Leathermanfrom the Kalein Centre and Trail Hospice chair Brenda Hooper navigate transfer of Navigate program to ensure Nav-CARE services will continue uninterrupted for all of West Kootenay benefit. Photo: Submitted
An invested crowd of Rossland voters showed up to the RSS Gymnasium for the Candidates Forum on Oct. 5. Rossland’s elections official has released a report on 2022 municipal election. (Jim Bailey photo)

Rossland election report recommends electronic voting

Elections official Cynthia Anonuevo released the Election Officer Report at council Nov. 7

An invested crowd of Rossland voters showed up to the RSS Gymnasium for the Candidates Forum on Oct. 5. Rossland’s elections official has released a report on 2022 municipal election. (Jim Bailey photo)
A light dusting of snow on downtown Trail streets, Nov. 9. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Snow removal priorities in the City of Trail

Number of employees involved in snow removal is dependent on the amount and duration of snowfall

A light dusting of snow on downtown Trail streets, Nov. 9. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Ten years ago this week, Marilyn Fayant Taylor, then-Kootenay regional director for Métis Nation B.C., was anticipating the inaugural Métis flag raising in the City of Trail. “This is the first time we have asked the city to raise our flag,” Taylor said Nov. 14, 2013. On behalf of 400 local Métis people, that year Taylor and Myrtle Servatius, president of Kootenay South Métis Society, approached Trail council to request the flag raising in honour of Louis Riel, a spiritual and political Métis leader hanged for treason on Nov. 16, 1885. “For many years we were invisible in the community,” Taylor shared. “And with the good response, we will be happy to see the Métis flag flying this year.” Photo: Trail Times

Community invited to Métis flag raising at Trail city hall

The event will start at 10 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 16

Ten years ago this week, Marilyn Fayant Taylor, then-Kootenay regional director for Métis Nation B.C., was anticipating the inaugural Métis flag raising in the City of Trail. “This is the first time we have asked the city to raise our flag,” Taylor said Nov. 14, 2013. On behalf of 400 local Métis people, that year Taylor and Myrtle Servatius, president of Kootenay South Métis Society, approached Trail council to request the flag raising in honour of Louis Riel, a spiritual and political Métis leader hanged for treason on Nov. 16, 1885. “For many years we were invisible in the community,” Taylor shared. “And with the good response, we will be happy to see the Métis flag flying this year.” Photo: Trail Times
The Glade Watershed Preservation Society, along with the Laird Creek Water Users Association, have both expressed concerns about logging in forests from which they get their drinking water. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Preserve first, log second, says West Kootenay rural watershed report

Watershed groups in Laird and Glade produce ‘nature-directed stewardship’ plan

The Glade Watershed Preservation Society, along with the Laird Creek Water Users Association, have both expressed concerns about logging in forests from which they get their drinking water. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Leanne Heppell, executive vice president and chief ambulance officer at BC Emergency Health Services; Bruce Moffat, service medal recipient; and Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Photo: Submitted

B.C. paramedic, formerly of Trail, recognized for 30 years of exemplary service

Bruce Moffat awarded an Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal

L-R: Leanne Heppell, executive vice president and chief ambulance officer at BC Emergency Health Services; Bruce Moffat, service medal recipient; and Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary directors sworn in

13 regional district directors to their oath to office at the Nov. 9 inaugural board meeting

Photo: Submitted
On Nov. 9, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file

COVID outbreak declared at Trail hospital, 7 confirmed cases

As of Nov. 14, there were six IH facilities in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak, including KBRH

On Nov. 9, Interior Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Times file
Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be after his million dollar win — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. Photo: BC Lotto

Castlegar’s newest millionaire treats himself to a stylin’ car

To win a Maxmillions prize, you must exactly match all seven numbers on one line of your ticket

Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be after his million dollar win — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. Photo: BC Lotto
Internationally known peace advocate and author, Medea Benjamin will be the featured guest at Selkirk College’s Mir Lecture Series event that takes place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 15 starting at 7 p.m.

Mir lecture series speaker puts focus on diplomacy in Ukraine

Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink: Women for Peace

  • Nov 13, 2022
Internationally known peace advocate and author, Medea Benjamin will be the featured guest at Selkirk College’s Mir Lecture Series event that takes place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 15 starting at 7 p.m.
Photo: Sheri Regnier

Services return to Trail area Cenotaphs on Friday

The day starts at 10:30 a.m. with a march from the Fortis building to the Trail Cenotaph

Photo: Sheri Regnier
“Remember that none of us are immune to the consequences of poor winter driving habits,” advises Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Photo: Trail Times
“Remember that none of us are immune to the consequences of poor winter driving habits,” advises Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Photo: Trail Times
Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)

‘Excruciating pain’: Grand Forks man waited 59 hours with broken hip for ambulance transfer

Rural hospital lost its in-patient services in March due to a staffing shortage

Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)
Nakusp and Area Community Forest is an example of a place benefitting from wildfire fuel mitigation. Photo: Nakusp and Area Community Forest

Wildfire mitigation in West Kootenay community forests having positive impact: report

The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. cites work done in Kaslo and Nakusp

Nakusp and Area Community Forest is an example of a place benefitting from wildfire fuel mitigation. Photo: Nakusp and Area Community Forest
SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted
SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted
For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press

Learn about the Lower Columbia Community Health Centre proposal

Group proposing new health centre to serve Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Area A & B

For information on the proposed Lower Columbia Community Health Centre Network, visit: kootenayclinics.org. Photo: Canadian Press
Biologist Rosie Wijenberg at a grove of eight western red cedars in the Russell Creek area of the West Kootenay. These trees are temporarily protected from logging because they are in an old growth deferral area. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Finding the Kootenays’ biggest trees: Biologist mapping the region’s forest giants

But only timber companies may nominate trees for a new provincial list of protected trees

Biologist Rosie Wijenberg at a grove of eight western red cedars in the Russell Creek area of the West Kootenay. These trees are temporarily protected from logging because they are in an old growth deferral area. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
No one was injured in a helicopter crash in the Selkirk Mountains northeast of New Denver in March. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Investigation report describes West Kootenay helicopter crash

Incident occurred in March near New Denver, no one injured

No one was injured in a helicopter crash in the Selkirk Mountains northeast of New Denver in March. Photo: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
The long COVID project is the second phase of a project funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, which initially learned more about the impact of pain. Photo: Unsplash

Project seeks Kootenay citizen-scientists to help solve long COVID puzzle

“No one knows more about it than the people who live with it”

The long COVID project is the second phase of a project funded by the BC SUPPORT Unit, which initially learned more about the impact of pain. Photo: Unsplash