Columbia Basin

Living Lakes Canada is stressing the importance of water monitoring while the effects of climate change continue to impact local waterbodies, such as Kootenay Lake, pictured here. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Calls for Columbia Basin watershed monitoring

By the 2050s, average seasonal temperatures in the region are expected to increase by 3 to 5 degrees

  • Oct 5, 2021

 

Money raised during this campaign helps local CBAL teams focus on specific literacy and learning needs.

Columbia Basin ‘Books for Kids’ kicks off

October kicks off CBAL’s annual Books for Kids campaign held in partnership with Black Press etc.

 

Evan Johnston, owner of Island Toys & Hobbies, located in downtown Trail, utilized the Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program to expand his business management, promotion and other skills. Photo: Submitted

Trail hobby shop builds model following

Island Toys and Hobbies gets a boost with business advice

  • Sep 14, 2021

 

To learn more about the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society and Columbia Park Housing visit: lowercolumbiahousing.ca.

Columbia Park Housing in Trail creates affordable new homes for local residents

The three-storey complex contains nine-units for a mix of single tenants and families

To learn more about the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society and Columbia Park Housing visit: lowercolumbiahousing.ca.
Board of the Columbia Basin Trust, L-R: Don McCormick, Krista Turcasso, Corky Evans, Jocelyn Carver (Chair), Owen Torgerson, Carol Andrews, Bill van Yzerloo, David Raven (Vice-Chair), Murray McConnachie. Missing: Codie Morigeau, Ron Oszust, Aimee Watson. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust

Regional district looking for new Columbia Basin Trust rep

Board declines to nominate incumbent Murray McConnachie for another term.

  • Aug 6, 2021
Board of the Columbia Basin Trust, L-R: Don McCormick, Krista Turcasso, Corky Evans, Jocelyn Carver (Chair), Owen Torgerson, Carol Andrews, Bill van Yzerloo, David Raven (Vice-Chair), Murray McConnachie. Missing: Codie Morigeau, Ron Oszust, Aimee Watson. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust
The City of Trail is asking property owners to cut their outdoor water usage in half. Photo: Pravin Gangurde/Unsplash

Residents in Trail and across the Lower Columbia asked to reduce water usage

Level 4, or “extremely dry,” is the second-highest drought designation

The City of Trail is asking property owners to cut their outdoor water usage in half. Photo: Pravin Gangurde/Unsplash
“The Cultus Creek fire currently burning on the Darkwoods Conservation Area is a distressing example of a wildfire that is burning out of control and threatening the very natural values we have been working to protect on that land,” Richard Klafki writes. Photo: OurTrust.org

Controlling the uncontrollable: fires burning we wish we could put out

Darkwoods Conservation Area is a distressing example of a wildfire burning out of control

  • Aug 5, 2021
“The Cultus Creek fire currently burning on the Darkwoods Conservation Area is a distressing example of a wildfire that is burning out of control and threatening the very natural values we have been working to protect on that land,” Richard Klafki writes. Photo: OurTrust.org
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
Stumped by Steve Milroy is one of many pieces that can be seen on the Castlegar Sculpturewalk, which is venue No. 11 of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour that is taking place Aug. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Photo by D. Gluns)
The Trail CBAL office is located at 1160 Cedar Ave. Photo: Trail Times

Columbia Basin and Boundary literacy programs get a funding boost

Funds help create learning opportunities for families and adults across the Basin and Boundary

The Trail CBAL office is located at 1160 Cedar Ave. Photo: Trail Times
Canada Border Services Agency issued a June 10 across-country reminder that border restrictions for fishing and boating in Canadian waters remain in place. Photo: Jim Bailey

Border restrictions for fishing and boating in Canadian waters remain in place

The CBSA and its law enforcement partners are actively monitoring Canadian waterways.

Canada Border Services Agency issued a June 10 across-country reminder that border restrictions for fishing and boating in Canadian waters remain in place. Photo: Jim Bailey
“The Spirit of Family” enhances the Beaver Valley both in the daytime and at night. Photo: Submitted

Family sculpture installed at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall

“The Spirit of Family,” by Spring Shine, was selected from 13 submissions.

“The Spirit of Family” enhances the Beaver Valley both in the daytime and at night. Photo: Submitted
The man was extricated and taken to shore via the regional rescue boat. Photo: Trail Times file

Emergency call for help prompts advisory for Greater Trail

To get the man out safely and quickly, firefighters used the rescue boat to extricate him.

The man was extricated and taken to shore via the regional rescue boat. Photo: Trail Times file
Trail water conservation measures are applicable until Sept. 30. Photo: Mani Sankar/Unsplash

City of Trail water restrictions now in effect

Hand watering of greenery permitted day and evening, providing a flow control device is used

Trail water conservation measures are applicable until Sept. 30. Photo: Mani Sankar/Unsplash
Kootenay Lake Anger Incentive Program wraps up June 1. Photo: Jim Bailey

Incentive program rewards Kootenay angler with $1,000 prize

In catching and retaining Kootenay Lake rainbow and bull trout, fishers are supporting conservation

Kootenay Lake Anger Incentive Program wraps up June 1. Photo: Jim Bailey
A $34,520 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation’s ICU/HART Project was made from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) through Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. The foundation is grateful to the RDKB and the Trust for this investment in regional health care. Diane Langman, RDKB chair, presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation on behalf of the City of Trail, City of Rossland, Village of Warfield and Area B. Photo: Submitted

Big boost for Kootenay Boundary ICU/HART Project

Money raised will be invested a range of new equipment

A $34,520 donation to the KBRH Health Foundation’s ICU/HART Project was made from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) through Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. The foundation is grateful to the RDKB and the Trust for this investment in regional health care. Diane Langman, RDKB chair, presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation on behalf of the City of Trail, City of Rossland, Village of Warfield and Area B. Photo: Submitted
CBAL opens workshop to help seniors safely navigate the internet. Photo: Jim Bailey

Greater Trail seniors encouraged to sign up for online safety workshop

Greater Trail seniors will have an opportunity to ramp up their computer…

CBAL opens workshop to help seniors safely navigate the internet. Photo: Jim Bailey
Located outside of Trail FAIR on Columbia Avenue, a 12-by-12-foot enclosed gazebo is bringing visibility to Indigenous culture in the community. Photo: Submitted

New space created in Trail to host inclusive ceremonies and practices

Gazebo designed and constructed by Ron Sorenson of Lone Rock Contracting with culture in mind

  • May 6, 2021
Located outside of Trail FAIR on Columbia Avenue, a 12-by-12-foot enclosed gazebo is bringing visibility to Indigenous culture in the community. Photo: Submitted
Sunshine Daycare

Trust helps out childcare services across Basin

Improvements, new equipment and more spaces coming to 80 Basin facilities

Sunshine Daycare
Jack and Holly Hanson learning how to make waterproof matches with Scouter Melissa Cackette.

Beaver Valley kids keep scouting with COVID measures in place

From now until June 15, go to scoutpopcorn.ca to view options and order right to your door.

Jack and Holly Hanson learning how to make waterproof matches with Scouter Melissa Cackette.
‘One World Story Time’ is a unique project provided by the Trail and District Public Library in partnership with CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy). Photo:file

Columbia Basin families invited to the virtual sphere of ‘One World Story Time’

New dual-languages videos will be available Wednesdays until June 16

‘One World Story Time’ is a unique project provided by the Trail and District Public Library in partnership with CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy). Photo:file