Columbia River

Love 2 Learn t-shirts and hoodies are available for order as part of the 2022 campaign. Photo: Submitted

‘Love 2 Learn’ to support Columbia Basin literacy

T-shirts and hoodies can be ordered online until Nov. 7 at: cbal.org/booksforkids/

 

Photo: Ron Wilson

Hunter’s Moon glows in the Columbia Basin valley

If you have a recent photo to share email: editor@trailtimes.ca

 

David Dudeck shares a serene “fogscape” spotted from the shore of the Columbia River in Trail last week. Photo: David Dudeck

Picturesque ‘fogscapes’ from Trail riverbanks

If you have a recent photo to share email: editor@trailtimes.ca

 

Artist Michael Hepher’s unique representation of the Columbia Basin. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin artists showcase the beauty of the region

” … the show is quite colourful and cheerful and there’s lots of fun in it … “

  • Oct 10, 2022
Artist Michael Hepher’s unique representation of the Columbia Basin. Photo: Submitted
Photo: File

The Dollars and Sense of Literacy

Fundraiser helps CBAL to deliver family literacy programs in 77 communities

  • Sep 27, 2022
Photo: File
Columbia Basin Trust Energy Retrofit Program to benefit affordable housing units like the Rossland Yards new affordable housing development. Photo: Jim Bailey

Energy-efficiency upgrades coming to affordable housing in Columbia Basin

Columbia Basin Trust invests $6.1M to keep affordable housing more energy efficient and sustainable

Columbia Basin Trust Energy Retrofit Program to benefit affordable housing units like the Rossland Yards new affordable housing development. Photo: Jim Bailey
Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro

Sturgeon habitat restoration project underway near Arrow Lakes Generating Station

The project aims to enhance spawning area on the Columbia River

Senior environmental coordinator James Crossman releases a hatchery-origin juvenile white sturgeon into the Columbia River. Photo: BC Hydro
Crews install fibre optic cable using a directional drill on the rail trail this summer. Photo: Submitted

Columbia Basin Trust adds 125 km to broadband network

High-speed backbone expanded in the Slocan Valley and beyond

  • Sep 10, 2022
Crews install fibre optic cable using a directional drill on the rail trail this summer. Photo: Submitted
Board chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 22, online and in person in Valemount. Photo: Submitted

Sign up for Trust AGM, learn about annual report

To attend in-person or online register at: ourtrust.org/agm.

Board chair Jocelyn Carver and President and CEO Johnny Strilaeff will share highlights of the Trust’s annual report at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 22, online and in person in Valemount. Photo: Submitted
Sergeant Denny Chrétien, BCCOS K9 AIS, and K9 Unit “Major” conduct watercraft inspections on Aug. 19, 2022. Photo: Okanagan Nation Alliance

Columbia Basin Trust supports effort to keep invasive mussels at bay

The Invasive Mussel Defence Program was created at an integral time

Sergeant Denny Chrétien, BCCOS K9 AIS, and K9 Unit “Major” conduct watercraft inspections on Aug. 19, 2022. Photo: Okanagan Nation Alliance
Medicinal plants used by members of the Yakama Nation grow near the Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Lyle, Wash. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Columbia River salmon are at the core of ancient religion

Pollution and climate change threatening river’s health, Indigenous spiritual traditions

Medicinal plants used by members of the Yakama Nation grow near the Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Lyle, Wash. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
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

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)
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 Montrose Park has grown and added amenities to make it an ideal community hub. Photo: Carmen Adams
Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File

Kokanee restoration, bull trout monitoring underway in Kootenay-Columbia

FWCP supports Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society & Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File
Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed

Invasive species fish out derby coming to Columbia River

Derby runs from July 22-31 and entrants can target two invasive predators, walleye and northern pike

Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed
Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed

Invasive species fish out derby coming to Columbia River

Derby runs from July 22-31 and entrants can target two invasive predators, walleye and northern pike

Help reduce invasive predators like this northern pike taken from the Columbia River by signing up for the Castlegar Invasive Species Fish Out Derby going from July 22-31. Photo: contributed
Photo: City of Trail

East Trail boat launch re-opens, wharf remains closed

High water shut down this area, popular for dog owners, in mid-June

Photo: City of Trail
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
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
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. (Stacked Films photo)

Greater Trail benefits from capital injection, new business job creation

Man moves life, career from Dubai to Trail, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him

  • Jun 2, 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. (Stacked Films photo)