Community Leadership

Sarah Robinson’s spirit lives on in the newly formed Sarah Robinson Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Sarah Robinson Foundation carries on the work of departed Indigenous women’s advocate

A fundraiser in Vancouver on Aug. 7, Sarah’s 36th birthday, helps the charity take flight

 

L-R: Rachel Swanson and Allison McCarthy representing the Trail Smoke Eaters, and Brian Stefani, school principal. Photo: Submitted

Murphy family donates to Greater Trail education

$2,000 USD will go toward elementary school causes

 

Hundreds to people wanting to pay last respects to Dick Dar attended Friday’s procession outside Liberty Foods in Fruitvale. Photo: Geoff Fontes, Focal Point Media

Farewell to a Fruitvale legend

Dick Dar bought a little grocery story in the outskirts of Fruitvale in 1957

 

TACL members sang to many appreciative listeners at the Waneta Plaza on Monday. Photo: TACL

Trail association shares the love for Community Inclusion Month

October is Community Inclusion Month in British Columbia

TACL members sang to many appreciative listeners at the Waneta Plaza on Monday. Photo: TACL
Mark Carlson (left) was presented his Order of the Sash earlier this month by President Myrt Servatius of the Kootenay South Métis Society (middle) and by then-Nation director Marilyn Fayant Taylor, as she served the last days in her regionally elected role. Fayant Taylor retired from the position, which Debra Fisher was elected into on Sept. 21. (Submitted photo)

Trail man recognized with Order of the Sash

Métis Nation BC held its election Sept. 21

Mark Carlson (left) was presented his Order of the Sash earlier this month by President Myrt Servatius of the Kootenay South Métis Society (middle) and by then-Nation director Marilyn Fayant Taylor, as she served the last days in her regionally elected role. Fayant Taylor retired from the position, which Debra Fisher was elected into on Sept. 21. (Submitted photo)
Beaver Valley Lions award scholarships with social distancing in mind. (L-R) Sue Henke (left) accepted Caleb’s scholarship, the BV Lion, and recipient Paige Witt. (Submitted photo)

Beaver Valley Lions award $1,000 scholarships

The topic of Lions Bingo is still under discussion

Beaver Valley Lions award scholarships with social distancing in mind. (L-R) Sue Henke (left) accepted Caleb’s scholarship, the BV Lion, and recipient Paige Witt. (Submitted photo)
A view of the top of the pole. (Louanne Flintoft photo)

Restorative pole project finished in Edgewood

Louanne Flintoft painted, stained and carved portions of pole to complete the project

A view of the top of the pole. (Louanne Flintoft photo)
Matthew Brown packs produce as part of the Farms to Friends program. (Submitted photo)

Farms to Friends brings fresh local food to West Kootenay families

“It is a really fulfilling project for everyone,” says executive director Montana Burgess.

Matthew Brown packs produce as part of the Farms to Friends program. (Submitted photo)
ATCO Wood Products has donated $1,000 to the COVID-19 Greatest Need Fund which will provide medical equipment to enhance patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Scott Weatherford, CEO of ATCO Wood Products presents this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. (Submitted photo)

ATCO Wood donates to COVID-19 relief

ATCO donation goes to Greatest Need Fund which enhances patient safety during COVID-19

  • Jul 1, 2020
ATCO Wood Products has donated $1,000 to the COVID-19 Greatest Need Fund which will provide medical equipment to enhance patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Scott Weatherford, CEO of ATCO Wood Products presents this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH Health Foundation. (Submitted photo)
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USW Local 480 donates to family cause

The Fund assists families travelling to access medical care for their child.

  • Jun 26, 2020
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Rossland auxiliary completes $155K pledge

Rossland auxiliary completes $155K pledge

Donation will go towards the new central care station at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

  • Jun 10, 2020
Rossland auxiliary completes $155K pledge
(Submitted photo)

Ledcor donates to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The hospital health foundation is fundraising for the new emergency department

  • Jun 4, 2020
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Beaver Valley First Scouters picked up plenty of garbage on May 2. From left: Elizabeth, Beaver; Erin, Group Commissioner; Brayden, Cub; Holly, Beaver; Danielle, Beaver Scouter; Jack, Beaver. (Submitted photo)

Beaver Valley Scouters ‘Trash the Trash’ while physical distancing

International Scouts Trash the Trash Day was Saturday, May 2

Beaver Valley First Scouters picked up plenty of garbage on May 2. From left: Elizabeth, Beaver; Erin, Group Commissioner; Brayden, Cub; Holly, Beaver; Danielle, Beaver Scouter; Jack, Beaver. (Submitted photo)
Anyone willing to dig in and help keep Trail in bloom this summer, is asked to call Rachael Brown 250.368.7024. (Submitted photo)

On the bright side, Trail will soon be in bloom

Trail Community in Bloom Committee has been part of CiB since 2002

Anyone willing to dig in and help keep Trail in bloom this summer, is asked to call Rachael Brown 250.368.7024. (Submitted photo)
Mary Austin, CEO of Austin Innovation, is passionate about the cleantech field as well as raising the bar for women in business. Here she is representing the Lower Columbia Womens Business Club, which fosters business opportunity for women, at Community Futures annual THRIVE event. (Submitted photo)

New Cleantech Company launches in Trail

Austin Innovation to enhance networks through data systems, cleantech software, & hardware products

Mary Austin, CEO of Austin Innovation, is passionate about the cleantech field as well as raising the bar for women in business. Here she is representing the Lower Columbia Womens Business Club, which fosters business opportunity for women, at Community Futures annual THRIVE event. (Submitted photo)
Brenda Trenholme on her 2018 cycling tour through Asia. (Submitted photo)
Brenda Trenholme on her 2018 cycling tour through Asia. (Submitted photo)
Lana and Dan Rodlie were honoured with the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year award by the Knights of Columbus last week. (Submitted photo)

Trail couple awarded Citizen of the Year honour

Dan and Lana Rodlie devoted more than 40 years to the improvement of the Greater Trail community

Lana and Dan Rodlie were honoured with the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year award by the Knights of Columbus last week. (Submitted photo)
President Clément Chartier awarded regional director Marilyn Fayant Taylor with the Order of the Métis Nation last week. The MNBC President presented the honour in recognition of Fayant Taylor’s years of service and commitment to the Nation.(MNBC Photo)

Kootenay Métis leader recognized with prestigious award

The Order of the Métis Nation is the highest award of honour and recognition that can be bestowed

President Clément Chartier awarded regional director Marilyn Fayant Taylor with the Order of the Métis Nation last week. The MNBC President presented the honour in recognition of Fayant Taylor’s years of service and commitment to the Nation.(MNBC Photo)
President Clément Chartier awarded regional director Marilyn Fayant Taylor with the Order of the Métis Nation last week. The MNBC President presented the honour in recognition of Fayant Taylor’s years of service and commitment to the Nation.(MNBC Photo)

Trail leader awarded Order of the Métis Nation

The Order is the highest award of honour and recognition that can be bestowed

President Clément Chartier awarded regional director Marilyn Fayant Taylor with the Order of the Métis Nation last week. The MNBC President presented the honour in recognition of Fayant Taylor’s years of service and commitment to the Nation.(MNBC Photo)
Special education students donated goodies to the wintertime shelter in Trail this week as part of a project to give back to the community. Members of TACL, CDS, and the Getting to Home Program met with the class on Monday to give a big thank you to the thoughtful students on behalf of the shelter’s patrons. (Kim Martin photo)

Trail students bake with heart

The temporary winter shelter will close at the end of March

Special education students donated goodies to the wintertime shelter in Trail this week as part of a project to give back to the community. Members of TACL, CDS, and the Getting to Home Program met with the class on Monday to give a big thank you to the thoughtful students on behalf of the shelter’s patrons. (Kim Martin photo)