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Ron Bendle posted this image of his face in a Facebook post on Nov. 7, and alleged he was assaulted by a Nelson police officer. Photo: Facebook
Ron Bendle posted this image of his face in a Facebook post on Nov. 7, and alleged he was assaulted by a Nelson police officer. Photo: Facebook
Dr. Paul Raju and Nurse Emily LaRochelle helped acquire supplies at the Trail hospital to send to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photos: Submitted

Kootenay medical staff send aid to children’s hospital in Sri Lanka

Kootenay nurses were able to collect and transfer 80 endrotracheal tubes and 48 laryngeal masks

Dr. Paul Raju and Nurse Emily LaRochelle helped acquire supplies at the Trail hospital to send to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photos: Submitted
Generation to Generation Society is dependent on community donations for Sanctuary funding. As a financial shortfall looms, the society is fundraising through an online raffle at: sanctuary.rafflenexus.com. Photo: Submitted

Sanctuary faces financial shortfall, online raffle launched

Tickets for the 50-50 are available online at: sanctuary.rafflenexus.com.

Generation to Generation Society is dependent on community donations for Sanctuary funding. As a financial shortfall looms, the society is fundraising through an online raffle at: sanctuary.rafflenexus.com. Photo: Submitted
Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College breaks ground on new student housing in Castlegar and Nelson

Construction has started on 112-bed project on the Castlegar Campus and a 36-unit project in Nelson

Construction has begun on new student housing at the Castlegar Selkirk College campus. Photo: Selkirk College
“There are two separate surveys targeting different audiences and we are hoping to hear from as many members of the community as possible,” the city states. Image: Rossland.ca

City seeks insight on future of child care in Rossland

Visit the Rossland.ca and click on the “Have Your Say: Rossland Childcare Study” links

  • Nov 7, 2022
“There are two separate surveys targeting different audiences and we are hoping to hear from as many members of the community as possible,” the city states. Image: Rossland.ca
L-R: Major Gavin Robertson; Captain Bart Fyffe; Sergeant Jeffery Klick; Corporal Daryl Guse; Corporal Victor Helgren; and Corporal Ben Schmidt. Photo: Submitted

Departure with Dignity; Trail recognizes retirement of 6

The event was held at the Kemball Armouries in Trail on Oct. 29

L-R: Major Gavin Robertson; Captain Bart Fyffe; Sergeant Jeffery Klick; Corporal Daryl Guse; Corporal Victor Helgren; and Corporal Ben Schmidt. Photo: Submitted
West Kootenay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Regional Coordinator, Erin Rooney, holds the Community Futures British Columbia Award for Excellence and Innovation. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay immigration pilot receives award for excellence

Pilot addresses labour shortages by helping employers hire and retain foreign workers

  • Nov 6, 2022
West Kootenay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Regional Coordinator, Erin Rooney, holds the Community Futures British Columbia Award for Excellence and Innovation. Photo: Submitted
Biarki Weeks stands in front of the University of Victoria communication tower that will receive signals from ORCASat, due to be launched later this month. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay-raised engineering student sets sights on the stars

Biarki Weeks is contributing to a satellite built by the University of Victoria

Biarki Weeks stands in front of the University of Victoria communication tower that will receive signals from ORCASat, due to be launched later this month. Photo: Submitted
Kelowna’s unemployment rate increased to 5.3 per cent from January to February, according to Stats Canada. (File photo)

CPABC: Kootenay unemployment rate down but some sectors struggle to fill jobs

Although the unemployment rate in the Kootenays declined from 6.5 per cent…

Kelowna’s unemployment rate increased to 5.3 per cent from January to February, according to Stats Canada. (File photo)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
Photo: Unsplash

Fall back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 6

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

Photo: Unsplash
Volunteers and supporters planted at Fort Shepherd and Syringa Creek Park in October. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Native Plant Society launches fall planting season

Society supports Monarch Butterflies, makes call to action to Kootenay community

  • Nov 3, 2022
Volunteers and supporters planted at Fort Shepherd and Syringa Creek Park in October. Photo: Submitted
Heavy snow is expected for the Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit tonight and continuing to Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Heavy snowfall warning issued for West Kootenay

Environment Canada says as much as 25 cm of snow is expected to fall over the next two days

Heavy snow is expected for the Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit tonight and continuing to Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Trail Times

Police report another crash near Tadanac

RCMP were called to the intersection of Stoney Creek Road and Highway 22 Saturday night

Photo: Trail Times
Trail Coat of Arms.

Trail moves up the hill for Oath of Office

Inaugural Trail council meeting will remain, as per procedural bylaw, Monday, Nov. 7

Trail Coat of Arms.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman and local MLA Brittny Anderson tour KC Recycling’s plastic recycling plant. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay company partners to ‘Close the Loop’ for recycled plastic

KC Recycling is currently recycling over 2,000MT annually of polypropylene

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman and local MLA Brittny Anderson tour KC Recycling’s plastic recycling plant. Photo: Submitted
A male mule deer is pictured in Kimberley. Kimberley Bulletin file

WildSafe BC reminds Kootenay residents to be cautious during fall mule deer rut

As many Kootenay residents will have noticed, the mule deer rut is…

A male mule deer is pictured in Kimberley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Darla Smith, then 11 years old, receives her first COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 in Vernon. Child vaccine rates in Interior Health are among the lowest in B.C. Photo: Jennifer Smith

After one year of child COVID-19 vaccines, most kids in Interior Health remain unprotected

The region has the second-lowest rate of child vaccinations in B.C.

Darla Smith, then 11 years old, receives her first COVID-19 vaccination in 2021 in Vernon. Child vaccine rates in Interior Health are among the lowest in B.C. Photo: Jennifer Smith
ILMA has 13 family-owned, independent forest company members across the southern interior of B.C.- including ATCO Wood Products in Fruitvale, Porcupine Wood Products in Salmo, and Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. in Thrums. Image: ILMA.com

New president takes reins at southern B.C. lumber association

ILMA represents family-owned small and mid-sized forest product companies

  • Nov 2, 2022
ILMA has 13 family-owned, independent forest company members across the southern interior of B.C.- including ATCO Wood Products in Fruitvale, Porcupine Wood Products in Salmo, and Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. in Thrums. Image: ILMA.com
Winter tires are required on most B.C. highways by October 1, 2022. Photo: Bulletin file

Trail RCMP remind locals to shift into winter

RCMP responded to reports of vehicles that had slid off the snowy and icy highways last week

Winter tires are required on most B.C. highways by October 1, 2022. Photo: Bulletin file