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As the big night creeps closer for trick-or-treaters to come knocking

Spooky fun in Trail

A little rain won't take the fun out of Halloween in downtown Trail on Saturday.

As the big night creeps closer for trick-or-treaters to come knocking
Marylynn Rakuson (left) and Jen Hill are two dedicated volunteers at the Gulch Community Food Bank Garden.

Growing the incrEDIBLE trail

What a difference a few years can made with dedicated volunteers who freely give their time to make Trail, incrEDIBLE.

Marylynn Rakuson (left) and Jen Hill are two dedicated volunteers at the Gulch Community Food Bank Garden.
The De Jager family have been harvesting at their Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery since the beginning of October. The family-run business was recently awarded international top honours in Atlanta

International accolade for Columbia Gardens Winery

It's been a steep learning curve since the De Jagers bought Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery three years ago.

The De Jager family have been harvesting at their Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery since the beginning of October. The family-run business was recently awarded international top honours in Atlanta
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
Debbie McDonnell set up a table at Liberty Foods on the weekend to spread word about Operation Christmas Child. The campaign asks people to pack a shoebox with everyday items

Trail: giving begins with Operation Christmas Child

People are asked to pack a shoebox for a needy child, boxes are shipped to third world countries for Christmas.

Debbie McDonnell set up a table at Liberty Foods on the weekend to spread word about Operation Christmas Child. The campaign asks people to pack a shoebox with everyday items
The Kootenay Glacier Kings men's 55-plus hockey team embarked on an epic two-week road trip to Europe on Friday where they will play five games against teams from Switzerland

Kootenay Glacier Kings embark on Euro-tour

The Kootenay Glacier Kings 55- and 60-plus hockey teams embark on a two-week, five-game tour of Europe.

The Kootenay Glacier Kings men's 55-plus hockey team embarked on an epic two-week road trip to Europe on Friday where they will play five games against teams from Switzerland
HEU leaders Shannon Calhoun (left) and Brandi Gademans offered up sweet treats during HEU Day at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Thursday.

HEU Day in Trail

HEU memnbers at KBRH celebrated 72 years of public health care service during HEU Day on Thursday.

HEU leaders Shannon Calhoun (left) and Brandi Gademans offered up sweet treats during HEU Day at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Thursday.
Visit avivacommunityfund.org to vote for a new playground project at Fruitvale Elementary School. The granting opportunity closes Oct. 28 so Fruitvale PAC encourages all locals to cast their 18 votes now.

Vote now for new playground in Fruitvale

Fruitvale PAC is asking locals to vote for their school's LEAP project in a grant opportunity available through Aviva Community Fund.

Visit avivacommunityfund.org to vote for a new playground project at Fruitvale Elementary School. The granting opportunity closes Oct. 28 so Fruitvale PAC encourages all locals to cast their 18 votes now.
A Tasty Take on Pumpkins

A Tasty Take on Pumpkins

Brenda Wyatt shares her simple, tried and true, pumpkin pie recipe.

  • Oct 10, 2016
A Tasty Take on Pumpkins
The Wyatt family pumpkin patch not only yields plenty of pumpkin for Thanksgiving pies

For the love of pumpkin!

Selling pumpkins has become a fun way for the Wyatt girls to earn money.

  • Oct 6, 2016
The Wyatt family pumpkin patch not only yields plenty of pumpkin for Thanksgiving pies
Fruitvale's Debbie Korn won first place for the Kootenay Rockies region with 'Hail to Our Farmers.'

Poem nets honour for retired Fruitvale teacher

"Hail to Our Farmers," by Debbie Korn, was the winner from the Kootenay Rockies in the 4th annual BCAFM poetry contest.

Fruitvale's Debbie Korn won first place for the Kootenay Rockies region with 'Hail to Our Farmers.'
“Decadence” was a highlight during the re-opening of the VISAC Gallery on Saturday night. The human statue was one half of gallery director Kristen Renn’s vision for the reception of “Dimensions of Colour

Brights lights and live colour open art season in Trail

Gallery opening and "God" on stage were highlights during the Trail Art Council's season kick off on the weekend.

“Decadence” was a highlight during the re-opening of the VISAC Gallery on Saturday night. The human statue was one half of gallery director Kristen Renn’s vision for the reception of “Dimensions of Colour
Bruce Steffan shows a photo of the Old Trail Bridge circa 1950. The picture has garnered much interest from Artisan shoppers since Steffan began re-printing and framing the image his father Ambrose captured all those decades ago.

Restored photos give a glimpse into Trail history

At the centre of the story is an image of the good ol’ days in Trail.

Bruce Steffan shows a photo of the Old Trail Bridge circa 1950. The picture has garnered much interest from Artisan shoppers since Steffan began re-printing and framing the image his father Ambrose captured all those decades ago.
The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Business Excellence Awards on Saturday at the Italo Canadese.

Trail: Honouring business excellence

The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Business Excellence Awards this weekend.

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Business Excellence Awards on Saturday at the Italo Canadese.
October is Reach a Reader month.

Trail: October, Reach a Reader month

Black Press, local credits unions, leaders and volunteers across the Columbia Basin and Boundary join CBAL to Reach a Reader.

  • Sep 28, 2016
October is Reach a Reader month.
Emergency training tests local response

Emergency training tests local response

The reality of living in an industrial town is that an urgent crises, like an ammonia or SO2 gas leak, can happen via rail or road.

Emergency training tests local response
Anson Bell

Aquavan brings ocean life to Trail

BC Rivers Day in Trail invited a special guest this year, the Vancouver Aquarium Aquavan, a mobile education program.

Anson Bell
Preparation for the Trail United Church Food Bank begins on Monday with a rationing of staples

Lineups keep growing at Trail food bank

The Trail United Church food bank is starting to fret now that the lineup spills onto the street.

Preparation for the Trail United Church Food Bank begins on Monday with a rationing of staples
The J. L. Crowe High Performance Hockey Academy's Jr. Varsity team practices before school during the week and are hoping for sanction by BC Hockey to play in games and tournaments this season.

J. L. Crowe High Performance Hockey Academy ices Jr. Varsity team

The Crowe Jr. Varsity team hits Cominco Ice almost every morning and is a development squad for the Major Midget Kootenay Ice.

The J. L. Crowe High Performance Hockey Academy's Jr. Varsity team practices before school during the week and are hoping for sanction by BC Hockey to play in games and tournaments this season.
The Trail Smoke Eaters helped Luana Martin warm up about 200 participants in the annual Terry Fox Run at Gyro Park on Sunday. The 2016 Greater Trail event raised over $10

Trail runs for Terry Fox

The 2016 Greater Trail Terry Fox Run raised over $10,000 for Canadian cancer research.

  • Sep 20, 2016
The Trail Smoke Eaters helped Luana Martin warm up about 200 participants in the annual Terry Fox Run at Gyro Park on Sunday. The 2016 Greater Trail event raised over $10