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Campuses and learning centres will open on Jan. 4, 2022 as scheduled to provide services during regular working hours, which includes access to the library, bookstore, cafeteria and computer labs. But most classes and other activities will be postponed. File photo

Selkirk College delays winter semester start to Jan. 10

The precaution is because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant

Campuses and learning centres will open on Jan. 4, 2022 as scheduled to provide services during regular working hours, which includes access to the library, bookstore, cafeteria and computer labs. But most classes and other activities will be postponed. File photo
Elevate Athletics spin class room will be empty until at least Jan. 18 after the PHO shut down gyms on Dec. 23. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail’s Elevate Athletics grounded by COVID health orders

“It’s been super frustrating because we’ve hit restriction after restriction for the last two years,”

Elevate Athletics spin class room will be empty until at least Jan. 18 after the PHO shut down gyms on Dec. 23. Photo: Jim Bailey
Lisa Pasin enters her fourth year as Trail mayor in 2022. She first served as a city councillor from 2014 to 2018. Pasin was elected as the first female mayor of Trail in the fall of 2018. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail Mayor Lisa Pasin reflects on the past 12 months

PHOTOS: Year end images scroll to bottom of story

  • Dec 30, 2021
Lisa Pasin enters her fourth year as Trail mayor in 2022. She first served as a city councillor from 2014 to 2018. Pasin was elected as the first female mayor of Trail in the fall of 2018. Photo: Sheri Regnier
COVID-19 statistics for the week of Dec. 19 to 25. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control.
COVID-19 statistics for the week of Dec. 19 to 25. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control.
City of Rossland chief financial officer Elma Hamming was key in preparing the financial report during her tenure as CFO from 2016 to 2021. (Contributed)

City of Rossland earns prestigious financial reporting award

Over 1,600 governments have been recognized for transparency in budgeting.

City of Rossland chief financial officer Elma Hamming was key in preparing the financial report during her tenure as CFO from 2016 to 2021. (Contributed)
Rossland Arena Society received grants from the Community Grant Funding (CGF) stream and the 
COVID-19 Community Support grants. (Jim Bailey photo)

Rossland non-profits benefit from community grant funding

Groups accessed the Community Grant Funding (CGF) stream and the COVID-19 Community Support grants

Rossland Arena Society received grants from the Community Grant Funding (CGF) stream and the 
COVID-19 Community Support grants. (Jim Bailey photo)
Rossland native Sarah Burwash illustrated the recently released “Orca Rescue.”

Rossland native illustrates non-fiction children’s novel ‘Orca Rescue’

“It all felt serendipitous, whales were on my mind.” - Sarah Burwash

Rossland native Sarah Burwash illustrated the recently released “Orca Rescue.”
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: File
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: File
L-R: Constable Ben Ansems, Principal Brian Stefani, and Constable Alanna Fitzgerald joined forces to address the harm of cyberbullying with Webster’s elementary students. Photo: Trail RCMP

RCMP address cyberbullying with Kootenay Columbia students

Cyberbullying involves threatening or aggressive e-mails, instant messages etc.

L-R: Constable Ben Ansems, Principal Brian Stefani, and Constable Alanna Fitzgerald joined forces to address the harm of cyberbullying with Webster’s elementary students. Photo: Trail RCMP
A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Hatchery salmon program hit hard by ‘perfect storm’

First drought, then flooding decimate chum numbers in West Shore spawning river

A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)
General public swim and AquaFit are still permitted in the aquatic centre, though booking is required. Photo: Trail.ca

City of Trail responds to changing health orders

Tightened restrictions will stay in effect until at least Jan. 18.

General public swim and AquaFit are still permitted in the aquatic centre, though booking is required. Photo: Trail.ca
Snow plow operators are on the roads at all hours in order to make winter driving safer. Photo: Jenna Hauck

A list of ‘do’s and don’ts’ when driving near a snow plow

Give snow plows plenty of space — about 10 car lengths.

Snow plow operators are on the roads at all hours in order to make winter driving safer. Photo: Jenna Hauck
La Nina shelter is open nightly in downtown Trail. Access is through the alley behind Bay Avenue at the south end of town. Photo: Trail Times

British Columbians urged to prepare for winter driving conditions

Winter tire regulations are in effect on designated routes

La Nina shelter is open nightly in downtown Trail. Access is through the alley behind Bay Avenue at the south end of town. Photo: Trail Times
Columbia Pollution Control Centre will undergo a $63M upgrade to allow for a switch from primary to secondary sewage treatment. The facility, located above Highway 3B near Waneta Mall, serves users in Rossland, Trail, Warfield, Oasis and Rivervale. Photo: RDKB

$46M coming for infrastructure job that serves Rossland, Trail, Warfield,

“It is great news and it’s after 14 years that we finally get to start on the project.”

Columbia Pollution Control Centre will undergo a $63M upgrade to allow for a switch from primary to secondary sewage treatment. The facility, located above Highway 3B near Waneta Mall, serves users in Rossland, Trail, Warfield, Oasis and Rivervale. Photo: RDKB
Photo: Jim Bailey

Merry Christmas from the Trail Times!

Our office is closed Monday, Dec. 27.

  • Dec 25, 2021
Photo: Jim Bailey
From right: President Darlene McIsaac, Secretary Treasurer Wilbur Wostraydowski, and Vice President Evelyn Jones announced that Trail Branch 47 is closing down the Senior Centre at the end of 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Jim Bailey photo.

Trail council increases funding for shared seniors coordinator

Trail, Warfield, and Rossland fund seniors coordinator to run programs and keep seniors engaged

From right: President Darlene McIsaac, Secretary Treasurer Wilbur Wostraydowski, and Vice President Evelyn Jones announced that Trail Branch 47 is closing down the Senior Centre at the end of 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Jim Bailey photo.
Trail Memorial Centre

Council briefs: Yeti gets arena refrigeration contract

Trail council supports community action team’s ‘Respect and Connect’ campaign with funding

Trail Memorial Centre
COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 12 to 18, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 12 to 18, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
A collapsed section of bridge destroyed by severe flooding is seen in Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Nov. 22. Photo: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dick

United for BC flood response fund makes an impact

As winter sets in, United Way anticipates long-term needs for neighbours in crisis

  • Dec 23, 2021
A collapsed section of bridge destroyed by severe flooding is seen in Merritt, B.C., in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Nov. 22. Photo: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dick
Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. The road shown south of the tenure is Highway 31A between New Denver and Kaslo. Photo: Brent Harley and Associates

RDCK wants concerns addressed before supporting Zincton

The regional district wants the province to consider a number of issues

Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. The road shown south of the tenure is Highway 31A between New Denver and Kaslo. Photo: Brent Harley and Associates