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Temporary road closures for downtown Trail event

Check out the Trail Times on Thursday for news about a Spooktacular show

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Erin Rooney, co-ordinator of the Rural and Northern Immigration Program, is seen here with Kootenay Tamil Kitchen cooks Macton Milton Gomez (far left), Harigaranraj Ramakichenin (second from right), and owner Ciraj Premanatham. The program makes it easier for people from other countries to get permanent resident status here while meeting local job demands. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

2021 Census: Record number of immigrants moving to Nelson

Castlegar and Trail are also seeing jumps in residents from other countries

Erin Rooney, co-ordinator of the Rural and Northern Immigration Program, is seen here with Kootenay Tamil Kitchen cooks Macton Milton Gomez (far left), Harigaranraj Ramakichenin (second from right), and owner Ciraj Premanatham. The program makes it easier for people from other countries to get permanent resident status here while meeting local job demands. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Rossland Museum invites the public to all to its annual Halloween scavenger hunt, trick or treating, crafts and more on Saturday, Oct. 29. Don’t miss out on the fun! (Contributed)

Visit Rossland Museum for Halloween fun

Join museum for a spooky scavenger hunt, a trick or treat, costume contest, movies and more …

The Rossland Museum invites the public to all to its annual Halloween scavenger hunt, trick or treating, crafts and more on Saturday, Oct. 29. Don’t miss out on the fun! (Contributed)
Larry Spencer, right, has been involved in the logging industry for 45 years. He attended a rally Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 in Port Alberni. Photo: Susan Quinn

New B.C. council aims to build resiliency in forestry communities

Council will include voices from the West Kootenay

Larry Spencer, right, has been involved in the logging industry for 45 years. He attended a rally Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 in Port Alberni. Photo: Susan Quinn
The incident happened on Tuesday. Photo: File

Update: Shots fired at Trail hospital; 1 person arrested

RCMP reported that shots were fired at the BCEHS ambulance station near Trail hospital

The incident happened on Tuesday. Photo: File
Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)

Wild B.C. population of critically endangered spotted owl jumps from 1 to 4

Conservation made possible due to partnership between Spuzzum First Nation and provincial government

Deemed as an historic milestone for conservation, it was the result fo a partnership between the provincial Spotted Owl Breeding and Release Program and Spuzzum First Nation. (BC Gov News)
Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)

List of B.C.’s ‘scariest and least-wanted trick-or-treaters’ unveiled with actors

Crime Stoppers offers reward of up to $5,000 for anonymous information that leads to an arrest

Actors dressed in Halloween costumes each wore a mask of one of the most wanted individuals. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Elevate partner Chris Derochie and employee Elyse Vickers are thrilled to be part of building the new gym in Rossland. (Jim Bailey photo)

Natural leader joins Elevate Fitness team

Chris Derochie brings a long history of leadership, business acumen to Elevate in Trail and Rossland

Elevate partner Chris Derochie and employee Elyse Vickers are thrilled to be part of building the new gym in Rossland. (Jim Bailey photo)
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Trail RCMP sergeant sheds light on latest crime stats

Trail police responded to 4,151 calls for service over the first nine months of 2022 …

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Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Photo: Submitted

‘The Geography of Memory’ book tour stopping in Trail

Author brings new and expanded legacy of Sinixt people to Trail in free event at The Bailey

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Photo: Submitted
The Rossland Running Club joined up with the Nelson club to tackle the Seven Summits Trail earlier this month. The groups are hosting its Rossland to Nelson Run over the next four Saturdays, starting Oct. 29. (submitted photo)

Rossland Run Club hosts challenging and fun event

Join the Rossland Running Club in its run to Nelson event going over the next four weeks

The Rossland Running Club joined up with the Nelson club to tackle the Seven Summits Trail earlier this month. The groups are hosting its Rossland to Nelson Run over the next four Saturdays, starting Oct. 29. (submitted photo)
Kootenay Lake is seen here from Pilot Bay. Experts say the West Kootenay needs more climate change data. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Local experts call for more West Kootenay data to adapt to climate change

Two new web-based tools for water and climate data have been created

Kootenay Lake is seen here from Pilot Bay. Experts say the West Kootenay needs more climate change data. Photo: Kelsey Yates
The City of Rossland is asking residents to nominate citizens for the Community services award. Photo: Jim Bailey

City of Rossland seeks nominations for community service award

Nominees must demonstrate extraordinary leadership and community service outside of employment

The City of Rossland is asking residents to nominate citizens for the Community services award. Photo: Jim Bailey
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting near Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests, seizure of 5 dead deer, guns and truck

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Bat boxes can provide a secure roost site for bats if properly installed and maintained. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project

Help your Kootenay bat population this Halloween

International Bat Week begins October 24

Bat boxes can provide a secure roost site for bats if properly installed and maintained. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project
L-R: Sai Batta from India, Shanique Eldemire from Jamaica, and Guilherme Alano from Brazil, all say they are pleased about the federal government’s decision to allow them to work full time while studying. They are students in the culinary management diploma program at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus. The program is for people who already have a culinary or hospitality credential from outside of Canada. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Sai Batta from India, Shanique Eldemire from Jamaica, and Guilherme Alano from Brazil, all say they are pleased about the federal government’s decision to allow them to work full time while studying. They are students in the culinary management diploma program at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus. The program is for people who already have a culinary or hospitality credential from outside of Canada. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
L-R: Faculty assistant Shawn Curran and Brad Pommen, aka “Mr. Technology.” Photo: Submitted

Innovation meets reuse in West Kootenay’s Metal Tech Alley

Lower Columbia businesses exemplify circular economy in action

  • Oct 24, 2022
L-R: Faculty assistant Shawn Curran and Brad Pommen, aka “Mr. Technology.” Photo: Submitted
Students from HD Hutton’s grade 6/7 class examine their finds under microscopes. Photo: Chris Hammett

West Boundary Community Forests; knowledge and connectedness is key

RPFs and RFTs create forest stewardship plans, landscape level plans, site plans …

  • Oct 23, 2022
Students from HD Hutton’s grade 6/7 class examine their finds under microscopes. Photo: Chris Hammett
Kootenay heating mechanics say it’s nearly impossible to find someone in the area who can service aging oil furnaces, so good maintenance is essential for avoiding real problems this winter. Photo by John Boivin
Kootenay heating mechanics say it’s nearly impossible to find someone in the area who can service aging oil furnaces, so good maintenance is essential for avoiding real problems this winter. Photo by John Boivin
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)