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Sandon

Sandon named for drowned prospector

Sandon, the West Kootenay’s greatest ghost town, was named after Sandon Creek, in turn named for prospector John Sandon.

  • Mar 23, 2017
Sandon
The Tier 2 Pee Wee West Kelowna Warriors beat the West Kootenay Rapids 5-3 in Wednesday's semifinal match to advance to the gold medal match against the Burnaby Winter Kings.

Pee Wee Tier 2 hockey championship down to two teams

The West Kelowna Warriors and Burnaby Winter Kings meet in the Tier 2 Pee Wee provincial final Wednesday night.

  • Mar 22, 2017
The Tier 2 Pee Wee West Kelowna Warriors beat the West Kootenay Rapids 5-3 in Wednesday's semifinal match to advance to the gold medal match against the Burnaby Winter Kings.
The Burnaby Pee Wee Tier 2 Winter Kings won the provincial championship on Wednesday at the Cominco Arena in an entertaining 5-2 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors.

Burnaby Winter Kings win Pee Wee Tier 2 provincial championship

The Burnaby Winter Kings went undefeated in the Tier 2 Pee Wee provincials winning the final over West Kelowna.

  • Mar 22, 2017
The Burnaby Pee Wee Tier 2 Winter Kings won the provincial championship on Wednesday at the Cominco Arena in an entertaining 5-2 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors.
Trail Pee Wee Smoke Eaters Samuel Owatz's backhand shot is stopped by the Powell River goalie as the two teams played to a 3-3 draw on Monday.

BC Tier 2 Pee Wee playoff picture comes into focus

The B.C. Tier 2 Pee Wee championships starts its playoffs on Wednesday

Trail Pee Wee Smoke Eaters Samuel Owatz's backhand shot is stopped by the Powell River goalie as the two teams played to a 3-3 draw on Monday.
The Tier 2 Trail Pee Wee Smoke Eaters hosted the opening ceremonies on Sunday at the Cominco Arena as nine teams from across the province began play for the BC Tier 2 Pee Wee championship.

The Pee Wee Tier 2 provincial championship opens at Trail’s Cominco Arena

The Trail Pee Wee Tier 2 Smoke Eaters picked up a point on the opening day of the provincial championships at the Cominco Arena Sunday.

The Tier 2 Trail Pee Wee Smoke Eaters hosted the opening ceremonies on Sunday at the Cominco Arena as nine teams from across the province began play for the BC Tier 2 Pee Wee championship.
Percy J. Gleazer

Salmon Rapids rapidly faded from sight

On July 8, 1910, the Nelson Daily News carried the first in a series of ads placed by the Salmon River Valley Land Co.

  • Mar 17, 2017
Percy J. Gleazer
Fruitvale native Jodie Schreiner was presented with the J.R. McCaig Award by the Calgary Flames for her passion and dedication to the club and the community. Photo courtesy of the Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames honour Fruitvale native

A Fruitvale native has been recognized by the NHL’s Calgary Flames for her role with the organization and throughout the community.

Fruitvale native Jodie Schreiner was presented with the J.R. McCaig Award by the Calgary Flames for her passion and dedication to the club and the community. Photo courtesy of the Calgary Flames
The Groundwater Treatment Plant at Teck Trail Operations. The facility is expected to be fully operational this summer.

Teck announces completion of Groundwater Treatment Plant

Commissioning of the Groundwater Treatment Plant is underway, the facility is expected to be fully operational by the summer

The Groundwater Treatment Plant at Teck Trail Operations. The facility is expected to be fully operational this summer.
A 1940s photo of the band in the Trail parade. Mystery DiPasquale is pictured to the right.

Trail musicians join military bands during war years

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

  • Mar 15, 2017
A 1940s photo of the band in the Trail parade. Mystery DiPasquale is pictured to the right.
On a rainy Monday

The Babysitters Club

Ten young ladies were in class on Monday learning the basics of infant and child care to become a certified babysitter.

  • Mar 14, 2017
On a rainy Monday
Each year the Rocky Mountain big horn sheep get some winter nourishment courtesy of the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association

Deer sheep, it’s feeding time

The weekend’s feeding frenzy not only attracted the big sheep but some hungry deer as well.

  • Mar 10, 2017
Each year the Rocky Mountain big horn sheep get some winter nourishment courtesy of the West Kootenay Big Game Trophy Association
Spring ahead? Judging by the temperature and snowfall Thursday morning

Spring forward, in winter boots?

Don’t forget to “spring forward” and turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday.

Spring ahead? Judging by the temperature and snowfall Thursday morning
Murray Walsh won a chance of a lifetime

Curling with Legends: Trail man to curl with Randy Ferbey

Trail curler Murray Walsh won a chance to play against Canadian curling legend Randy Ferbey at the Everest-Ferbey National Pro-Am.

  • Mar 7, 2017
Murray Walsh won a chance of a lifetime
Sarah Benson

Yes, there is a Trail connection to Canada’s first Prime Minister

A recent donation to the Trail Museum and Archives is not only special, but especially fitting given 2017 is Canada’s sesquicentennial year.

Sarah Benson
Pickleball pro and instructor Mark Renneson will run a series of pickleball clinics in Trail and area this week.

Pickleball pro to teach clinics in Trail

Mark Renneson of Third Shot Sports brings his expertise to the West Kootenay next week for a series of pickleball seminars.

  • Mar 1, 2017
Pickleball pro and instructor Mark Renneson will run a series of pickleball clinics in Trail and area this week.
Kyla Moffat had meat at the top of her grocery list Tuesday morning after she won a 60-second shopping spree at Liberty Foods.

Meat and cheese top list for Fruitvale shopping spree!

Kyla Moffat, of Trail, was the lucky local winner of the Great Grocery Giveaway contest held by AG Foods.

Kyla Moffat had meat at the top of her grocery list Tuesday morning after she won a 60-second shopping spree at Liberty Foods.
Tom Cochrane brought his Mad Mad World Tour to Trail for a sold-out concert at the Charles Bailey Theatre on Saturday night.

Tom Cochrane rocks The Bailey

Cochrane's Mad Mad World Tour performs for sold-out crowd in Trail

Tom Cochrane brought his Mad Mad World Tour to Trail for a sold-out concert at the Charles Bailey Theatre on Saturday night.
Trail native Bill Hanlon standing above the robe garment

Story of ‘Long Ago Person Found’ finally comes to Trail

Bill Hanlon is bringing his incredible story about discovering an ancient hunter to the Muriel Griffiths Room on Thursday.

Trail native Bill Hanlon standing above the robe garment
The original Rossland townsite plan

Postal confusion blamed for ‘Thompson’ becoming Rossland

Greg Nesteroff, Special to Black Press; A series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Feb 24, 2017
The original Rossland townsite plan
The Visitors Information Centre

Chamber week in Trail

The province and City of Trail have proclaimed this week as "Chamber of Commerce" week in B.C.

The Visitors Information Centre