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During the recent Grand Forks Airshow, Air Cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet the pilots and ground crew of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds. The cadets who were also helping out at the airshow where able meet the ground crew before the show and the pilots after the show. Master Corporal Russel Egler, the Deputy Crew Chief Avionics Technician for the Snowbirds showed the cadets the inside of Snowbird 5 and answered questions about the maintainers that keep the RCAF flying. After the show, the cadets met several of the Snowbird pilots. The cadets learned that of the current pilots in the Snowbirds, almost half earned their pilot licences with the Air Cadet program.

Kootenay Boundary cadets meet Snowbirds

Air cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet Snowbird pilots.

  • Jul 28, 2017
During the recent Grand Forks Airshow, Air Cadets from Trail, Nelson and Grand Forks had the chance to meet the pilots and ground crew of 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds. The cadets who were also helping out at the airshow where able meet the ground crew before the show and the pilots after the show. Master Corporal Russel Egler, the Deputy Crew Chief Avionics Technician for the Snowbirds showed the cadets the inside of Snowbird 5 and answered questions about the maintainers that keep the RCAF flying. After the show, the cadets met several of the Snowbird pilots. The cadets learned that of the current pilots in the Snowbirds, almost half earned their pilot licences with the Air Cadet program.
Safe Boating Council launches Operation Dry Water

Safe Boating Council launches Operation Dry Water

Drinking and boating accounts for 40 per cent of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.

  • Jul 28, 2017
Safe Boating Council launches Operation Dry Water
Shmyra from Kootenay Hoop Troop will be demonstrating the great art of hula hoop exercise during Saturday’s incrEDIBLE farmers market in downtown Trail. Besides plenty of entertainment, which includes musician Ev Kinsella and the Gold Fever Follies, market organizers are hosting a large fundraiser for BC Wildfire Relief from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. With a minimum donation of $10 toward the cause, visitors will be entered into a draw for more than $1,400 worth of prizes, all donated by the Trail area business community. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market aims to help wildfire victims

Lots to do on Saturday at the Cedar Avenue farmers market, 10 am until 2 pm.

Shmyra from Kootenay Hoop Troop will be demonstrating the great art of hula hoop exercise during Saturday’s incrEDIBLE farmers market in downtown Trail. Besides plenty of entertainment, which includes musician Ev Kinsella and the Gold Fever Follies, market organizers are hosting a large fundraiser for BC Wildfire Relief from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. With a minimum donation of $10 toward the cause, visitors will be entered into a draw for more than $1,400 worth of prizes, all donated by the Trail area business community. (Sheri Regnier photo)
The nationally renowed Snowbirds aerial demonstration team took to the skies above Grand Forks on July 19 for an air show in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The Snowbirds, who last appeared in Grand Forks in 2001, were joined by other air show acts including Bud Granley, Sky Dancer Anna Serbinenko, and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Sky Hawks parachute team. Thousands watched the show from across Grand Forks.

Snowbirds soar over Grand Forks

Snowbirds took to the Grand Forks sky on July 19 to celebrate Canada 150.

  • Jul 27, 2017
The nationally renowed Snowbirds aerial demonstration team took to the skies above Grand Forks on July 19 for an air show in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The Snowbirds, who last appeared in Grand Forks in 2001, were joined by other air show acts including Bud Granley, Sky Dancer Anna Serbinenko, and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Sky Hawks parachute team. Thousands watched the show from across Grand Forks.
Members of the Trail Professional Fire Fighters Local 941 presented cheques of $2,800 to two worthy community causes, Sanctuary and Kate’s Kitchen, on Tuesday. The money was raised during the firefighters’ quad raffle and from boot drive donations. From the left, Capt. Glen Gallamore, Ken Potter of Sanctuary, Rick Morris, Major Ginny Kristensen from Kate’s Kitchen, Capt. Grant Tyson and Matt Larmour.

Greater Trail firefighters support local charities

Trail Professional Fire Fighters Local 941 presented $2,800 to two worthy community causes.

  • Jul 26, 2017
Members of the Trail Professional Fire Fighters Local 941 presented cheques of $2,800 to two worthy community causes, Sanctuary and Kate’s Kitchen, on Tuesday. The money was raised during the firefighters’ quad raffle and from boot drive donations. From the left, Capt. Glen Gallamore, Ken Potter of Sanctuary, Rick Morris, Major Ginny Kristensen from Kate’s Kitchen, Capt. Grant Tyson and Matt Larmour.
For more than 60 years a buffalo fur coat has been a story-telling topic for Courtney Gimbel.

Creston man donates historic buffalo coat

Montana’s National Bison Range is now home to coat purchased in Peace River in 1955.

For more than 60 years a buffalo fur coat has been a story-telling topic for Courtney Gimbel.
Beaver Valley Adventure Picnic is on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena. The Beaver Valley Library, Beaver Valley Recreation Department, CBAL and other sponsor’s will be arranging a fun morning of games, crafts, information and lunch for preschoolers. Lunch (hot dog, juice and cookies) will be provided for everyone.

Beaver Valley Adventure Picnic

Beaver Valley Adventure Picnic is on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena.

Beaver Valley Adventure Picnic is on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beaver Valley Arena. The Beaver Valley Library, Beaver Valley Recreation Department, CBAL and other sponsor’s will be arranging a fun morning of games, crafts, information and lunch for preschoolers. Lunch (hot dog, juice and cookies) will be provided for everyone.
The Alberta champion Wainwright Bisons defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 in overtime on Sunday to claim the 2017 Keystone Cup

Beaver Valley loses in OT in Keystone Cup final

Beaver Valley Nitehawks edged 4-3 by Alberta champs in title game

The Alberta champion Wainwright Bisons defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 in overtime on Sunday to claim the 2017 Keystone Cup
Maple Leaf Band

The 1960s bring ‘herstory’ as well as history to Trail Maple Leaf Band

The Trail Times is featuring stories and photos of the Trail Maple Leaf Band's 100-year history.

  • Apr 13, 2017
Maple Leaf Band
A clean up crew from Career Development Services has been hired to clean up heaps of garbage illegally dumped on wild land in the Upper Sunningdale bench. A hiker called Trail public works last week to report a number of offenses which include mattresses

Illegal dumpers trashing Trail’s trails

“Upper Sunningdale is back into being a neighbourhood dump,” says Larry Abenante, Trail public works manager. “It’s quite a mess.”

A clean up crew from Career Development Services has been hired to clean up heaps of garbage illegally dumped on wild land in the Upper Sunningdale bench. A hiker called Trail public works last week to report a number of offenses which include mattresses
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Chase Heat 5-2 on Thursday to sweep the best-of-five KIJHL final series.

Big win for Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Game 1 of Cyclone Taylor Cup

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks were strong in every aspect of the game, rolling to a 6-0 win over the Campbell River Storm.

  • Apr 7, 2017
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Chase Heat 5-2 on Thursday to sweep the best-of-five KIJHL final series.
Trail’s Sybil Cowlin poses with a picture of her brother

Soldier’s letter home described visit to Vimy Ridge

Trail native Lorne Doubleday and a friend made a trek to visit the Canadian National Vimy Memorial back in November 1944.

Trail’s Sybil Cowlin poses with a picture of her brother
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Something’s brewin’ in Trail

The City of Trail's first Starbucks is coming to the downtown Ferraro Foods.

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Homegrown and coastal talent

What’s cooking for Silver City Days?

There are plenty of things already cooking for the second year of Silver City Day's a “Homecoming Celebration.”

Homegrown and coastal talent
Seven Summit Gravity Racing Team riders from left: Kian Merringer

Seven Summits Gravity racers ride to podium at Hub-a-Palooza

SSGR racers all had podium results at the Hub-a-Palooza downhill mountain biking races on the weekend in Spokane.

Seven Summit Gravity Racing Team riders from left: Kian Merringer
Montrose native Conner Jones made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Montrose native makes NHL debut

Montrose native Connor Jones made his NHL debut for the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Montrose native Conner Jones made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders on Sunday.
There were many mini-giggles at the CBAL locale in downtown Trail on Thursday when a roomful of little ones and their caregivers met for Mother Goose. The free program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes

Basin literacy programs given million dollar boost by Trust

CBAL's diverse programs were recently given a boost with Columbia Basin Trust committing $1 million over two years.

There were many mini-giggles at the CBAL locale in downtown Trail on Thursday when a roomful of little ones and their caregivers met for Mother Goose. The free program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes
Birchbank golf manager Dennis Bradley and Trail golfer Pat Patterson took some warm-up swings on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the driving range at Birchbank Golf Course on Saturday. Local golfers can hit the range at 9 a.m. with the pro-shop open and fully stocked with all the latest clubs

Tune up for tee time

Birchbank golf manager Dennis Bradley and Trail golfer Pat Patterson took some warm-up swings on Thursday.

  • Mar 31, 2017
Birchbank golf manager Dennis Bradley and Trail golfer Pat Patterson took some warm-up swings on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the driving range at Birchbank Golf Course on Saturday. Local golfers can hit the range at 9 a.m. with the pro-shop open and fully stocked with all the latest clubs
Special Olympic BC bowlers from Trail and Creston went head-to-head in the Wilbert Ackerman Tournament on the weekend joining about 80 other bowlers that competed at Glenmerry Lanes for the annual 5-pin roll-

Special Olympic BC athletes roll into Trail

Special Olympic athletes from around the Kootenays hit the lanes at Glenmerry Bowl for the annual Wilbert Ackerman tournament.

  • Mar 30, 2017
Special Olympic BC bowlers from Trail and Creston went head-to-head in the Wilbert Ackerman Tournament on the weekend joining about 80 other bowlers that competed at Glenmerry Lanes for the annual 5-pin roll-
Pride Gym students brought back a bucket of medals after travelling to North Vancouver last week for the Tiger Balm International Tournament. In the Lei Tai Division: Mackenzie Mager won gold

Pride Gym fighters medal at Tiger Balm

Pride Gym fighters found great results at the Tiger Balm International kickboxing tournament.

  • Mar 29, 2017
Pride Gym students brought back a bucket of medals after travelling to North Vancouver last week for the Tiger Balm International Tournament. In the Lei Tai Division: Mackenzie Mager won gold