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Beaver Valley Nitehawks head coach and GM Terry Jones hoists the 2014 KIJHL championship trophy

Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach marks two decades at the helm

After 20 years behind the Hawks bench, Terry Jones is looking forward to adding another KIJHL title when the Hawks begin playoffs on Friday.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks head coach and GM Terry Jones hoists the 2014 KIJHL championship trophy
A new look was put up on a billboard in East Trail as the Maple Leaf Band turns 100 this year.

We want you!

The Trail Maple Leaf Band is recruiting new musicians as the concert ensemble heads into its 100th year.

  • Feb 21, 2017
A new look was put up on a billboard in East Trail as the Maple Leaf Band turns 100 this year.
Trail Beer Refinery brewmaster Andrew Aanker keeps a close watch as the first batch of beer begins its process. Sherry Konkin (in background) adds the grain to the hopper which is sent to the vat. The brewhouse in downtown Trail is hoping to be serving up the suds by mid-to-late March.

First batch brewing for Trail Beer Refinery

Initial brewing underway for Trail beer enterprise

Trail Beer Refinery brewmaster Andrew Aanker keeps a close watch as the first batch of beer begins its process. Sherry Konkin (in background) adds the grain to the hopper which is sent to the vat. The brewhouse in downtown Trail is hoping to be serving up the suds by mid-to-late March.
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Columbia Avenue in Rossland as see in the late 1890s or early 1900s.

Rossland’s long history of names

One hundred sixty-sixth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Feb 17, 2017
Columbia Avenue in Rossland as see in the late 1890s or early 1900s.
2016 had the lowest annual average for lead and arsenic in community air ever recorded

Council briefs; Trail air quality best ever

2016 had the lowest annual average for lead and arsenic in community air ever recorded, according to THEC report.

2016 had the lowest annual average for lead and arsenic in community air ever recorded
Trail Junior curlers host bonspiel

Trail Junior curlers host bonspiel

The Trail Junior Curling Club will see 16 teams compete in its annual bonspiel this year.

  • Feb 16, 2017
Trail Junior curlers host bonspiel
Way to go Mason

Food drives scores at Smokies game

Over 600 pounds of food and $140 in cash donations were collected for the local food bank at the Friday night Smoke Eaters game in Trail.

  • Feb 15, 2017
Way to go Mason
The Trail Maple Leaf band on May 24

100 years and counting, Trail Maple Leaf Band

The Trail Maple Leaf Band is still marching strong into its centennial celebration.

The Trail Maple Leaf band on May 24
It might have been holiday on Monday

Flawless flowers

Julia Love and staff from Ye Olde Flower Shoppe were spending the day with long stem roses on Family Day.

  • Feb 13, 2017
It might have been holiday on Monday
Rehearsals are underway for the 10th annual J. L. Crowe Variety Show slated for Thursday

Crowe variety show celebrates 10 years on stage

The 10th annual JL Crowe Variety Show is set for Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 pm in The Bailey Theatre.

Rehearsals are underway for the 10th annual J. L. Crowe Variety Show slated for Thursday
Nicolene McKenzie travels from Nelson to Trail to use MIDAS’ state-of-the-art technology. McKenzie is a recent graduate of industrial design and says the facility is providing her hands on experience with otherwise inaccessible high end tools such as 3D printers

MIDAS Fab Lab, a golden opportunity

The MIDAS Fab Lab has become an integral part of creative and innovative regional community, including 150 high school students.

Nicolene McKenzie travels from Nelson to Trail to use MIDAS’ state-of-the-art technology. McKenzie is a recent graduate of industrial design and says the facility is providing her hands on experience with otherwise inaccessible high end tools such as 3D printers
The waiting area for the Trail United Church food bank was already full an hour before the service opened on Tuesday.

Smokies game on Friday; bring along goodwill and good cheer

Locals are asked to bring a food item and cheer to the Smoke Eaters game Friday night. All proceeds to the Trail United Church food bank.

The waiting area for the Trail United Church food bank was already full an hour before the service opened on Tuesday.
The Trail Smoke Eaters operations staff (from left) of Steve Robinson

Smoke Eaters Phase 1 complete, upgrades continue

Trail Smoke Eaters opened its new offices on Wednesday, and continue with upgrades to the Trail Memorial Centre.

The Trail Smoke Eaters operations staff (from left) of Steve Robinson
The first copper furnace came on line 121 years ago today.

Birth of a Trail icon

A look back in Silver City history, Feb. 1, 1896. The first copper furnace came on line in Trail Creek Landing.

  • Feb 1, 2017
The first copper furnace came on line 121 years ago today.
The McAlpines share their story about their journey through lung cancer since Ian's diagnosis.

Breaking the stigma; Montrose man puts a face to lung cancer

Ian and Kathy McAlpine of Montrose are featured in the 2016 Lung Cancer Canada 2016 ‘The Faces of Lung Cancer Report.’

The McAlpines share their story about their journey through lung cancer since Ian's diagnosis.
Jakki Van Hemert is the new local coordinator for the Trail chapter of the BC Special Olympics program.

Trail Special Olympics welcomes new coordinator

Jakki Van Hemert brings a wealth of experience to her new position as local coordinator of the Trail Special Olympics program.

Jakki Van Hemert is the new local coordinator for the Trail chapter of the BC Special Olympics program.
Jamie Forbes of the Trail Historical Society is asking residents to look through their homes for any items that might be of interest for the new museum in the Riverfront Centre. The society only has a couple of weeks left to complete the content for exhibits and is hoping the call out to the public will help fill some gaps left in the society’s artifact collection.

Where are Trail’s hidden treasures?

Behind the scenes the clock is ticking to stock the museum/library with important historical artifacts.

Jamie Forbes of the Trail Historical Society is asking residents to look through their homes for any items that might be of interest for the new museum in the Riverfront Centre. The society only has a couple of weeks left to complete the content for exhibits and is hoping the call out to the public will help fill some gaps left in the society’s artifact collection.
The Greater Trail minor hockey Pee Wee Vipers won the Pee Wee House Tournament on Sunday. The Trail team tied Kimberley 4-4 in their opening match

Pee Wee Vipers, tourney champs

The Pee Wee Vipers won the Peed Wee House Tournament in Trail on Sunday. This was the third tourney win this season for the Vipers.

  • Jan 25, 2017
The Greater Trail minor hockey Pee Wee Vipers won the Pee Wee House Tournament on Sunday. The Trail team tied Kimberley 4-4 in their opening match
Dave Thompson is the Trail Times columnist of Sports 'n' Things

Visitors energize Smokies fans

The rink was rocking Saturday night, and the Smoke Eaters were loving it, writes Trail Times columnist Dave Thompson.

  • Jan 20, 2017
Dave Thompson is the Trail Times columnist of Sports 'n' Things
The Myron Nichol rink and Bill van Yzerloo team finished tied for top spot in Kootenay Savings Super League regular season curling action. The playoffs start Thursday at the Trail Curling Club at 7 p.m.

Kootenay Savings Super League wraps up regular season

Myron Nichol and Bill van Yzerloo skipped their respective teams to a tie for first place in the Kootenay Savings Super League.

  • Jan 18, 2017
The Myron Nichol rink and Bill van Yzerloo team finished tied for top spot in Kootenay Savings Super League regular season curling action. The playoffs start Thursday at the Trail Curling Club at 7 p.m.