Columbia Basin

Rossland’s TR Byhand will feature fibre work and soapmaking, #5 on the Columbia Basin Culture Tour list this weekend.(Columbia Basin Culture Tour/Facebook photo)

Columbia Basin Culture Tour hits the road this weekend

The 2022 culture tour has 84 locations featuring the work of talented West Kootenay artists

 

The Montrose Park has grown and added amenities to make it an ideal community hub. Photo: Carmen Adams

Montrose revitalizes spaces for social connections

“It’s the heart of our community,” Mayor Walsh says. “It’s just beautiful.”

  • Jul 26, 2022

 

The Hills to Valley tour last went in July 2019, and showcased this gorgeous rose-filled garden. Photo: Hills to Garden Facebook page

From Rossland to the Beaver Valley, garden and art tour returns

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/kootenaygardentour

 

The Family Action Network is hosting the first in a series of conversation cafes for parents with children ages five and under on Monday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is required for the sessions, which will run in the Trail United Church. Photo: Unsplash

Have a child 5 or younger? Parenting cafes in Trail start soon

Families can register for the series of cafes via FAN’s website: www.familyactionnetwork.ca.

The Family Action Network is hosting the first in a series of conversation cafes for parents with children ages five and under on Monday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is required for the sessions, which will run in the Trail United Church. Photo: Unsplash
Swallowtail butterflies taking a breather near a mud puddle at Waneta Dam, June 10. Photo: Ron Wilson

Butterfly beauty is brief

Ron Wilson shares photos he took near Waneta Dam, the outskirts of Trail

Swallowtail butterflies taking a breather near a mud puddle at Waneta Dam, June 10. Photo: Ron Wilson
Entrepreneur Dhiraj Chatpar, his wife Sughand Tolani and their two children Piyusha and Rysha Chatpar are settling into their new home in Trail. Chatpar is participating in the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which helps enterprising immigrants move to B.C. and start new businesses in small communities. Photo: Stacked Films

Lower Columbia benefits from new business job creation

The LCIC is elated about this program and its new resident

  • Jun 9, 2022
Entrepreneur Dhiraj Chatpar, his wife Sughand Tolani and their two children Piyusha and Rysha Chatpar are settling into their new home in Trail. Chatpar is participating in the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which helps enterprising immigrants move to B.C. and start new businesses in small communities. Photo: Stacked Films
Site of the upcoming Beaver Valley Child Care Centre. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust

More child care spaces coming for Beaver Valley families

The centre is expected to open in the summer 2023.

Site of the upcoming Beaver Valley Child Care Centre. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust
A Yellow Warbler. Photo: David Dudeck

Beautiful birds of the lower Columbia Basin

If you have a recent photo to share with readers email it (large) to editor@trailtimes.ca

A Yellow Warbler. Photo: David Dudeck
Camas sign unveiling. L-R: Sinixt Matriarch Marilyn James; Coun. Carol Dobie.

Camas sign unveiled on Trail walkway

The city urges people to not pick or disturb the heritage plant

Camas sign unveiling. L-R: Sinixt Matriarch Marilyn James; Coun. Carol Dobie.
The former Beaver Valley Middle School. Plans are rolling along to tear down the old school and build affordable housing units and a child care centre. Photo: Times file

Beaver Valley families to benefit from new child care spaces

“We’ve been working on this for three years,” explains Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette.

The former Beaver Valley Middle School. Plans are rolling along to tear down the old school and build affordable housing units and a child care centre. Photo: Times file
Photo: Scott Leyland

Balsam beauty in the Basin

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Photo: Scott Leyland
Looking for a fun night out? The community is invited to join local author Rosa Jordan for a reading of her latest novel, In Search of a Happy Ending, Tuesday night in the Rossland library. Valemount author Maureen Brownlee will read from her new novel, Cambium Blue that night as well. A chat about writing, small towns, and the people who inspired them will follow.

Authors unite for a literary evening in Rossland library

The evening will begin in the Rossland library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

Looking for a fun night out? The community is invited to join local author Rosa Jordan for a reading of her latest novel, In Search of a Happy Ending, Tuesday night in the Rossland library. Valemount author Maureen Brownlee will read from her new novel, Cambium Blue that night as well. A chat about writing, small towns, and the people who inspired them will follow.
Unless exempt, all travellers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to the CBSA without delay. Photo: Unsplash

Canada border agency reminds boaters of entry and reporting requirements

Travellers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to the CBSA without delay.

Unless exempt, all travellers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to the CBSA without delay. Photo: Unsplash
Mock search and rescue training in Trail, April 19. Photo: Submitted

Trail RCMP join search and rescue training session

South Columbia SAR is always looking for great people to join

Mock search and rescue training in Trail, April 19. Photo: Submitted
Agriculture in Rossland, circa 1910. Photo: Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre

Rossland history in pictures

Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history?

Agriculture in Rossland, circa 1910. Photo: Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre
The Trail FAIR building will fix an exterior wall and replace the old windows using a grant from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Fixes coming to key East Trail service agency building

Trail FAIR has been providing free, confidential services in the area for 40 years

The Trail FAIR building will fix an exterior wall and replace the old windows using a grant from Columbia Basin Trust. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Kerry Reed from Real Adventures Sport-fishing Charters takes a selfie with a nice Columbia River rainbow. Photo: Submitted/File

West Kootenay Fishing Report

With rising water temperatures, the fish should become more and more aggressive

  • Apr 19, 2022
Kerry Reed from Real Adventures Sport-fishing Charters takes a selfie with a nice Columbia River rainbow. Photo: Submitted/File
Pictured are past participants of the Columbia River Field School with Wildsight. Photo: Bailey Repp/Wildsight

Wildsight offers Columbia Basin youth a river adventure

Youth from across the Kootenays have an opportunity this summer to be immersed in the mighty Columbia River

Pictured are past participants of the Columbia River Field School with Wildsight. Photo: Bailey Repp/Wildsight
Patrick Checknita is the Trust’s newest community liaison. Photo: Trust

Trust hires community liaison for Columbia Basin west

Patrick Checknita to support community efforts in the west

Patrick Checknita is the Trust’s newest community liaison. Photo: Trust
The Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society will carry out energy retrofits and repairs with support from the Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust)

Columbia Basin Trust funding supports sustainability projects

Community-purpose buildings in 12 communities received $1.2 million in support

The Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society will carry out energy retrofits and repairs with support from the Trust. (Columbia Basin Trust)