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Driver taken to hospital after hitting ditch near Genelle

Kootenay Boundary first responders attend single vehicle accident, RCMP investigate

 

Big White firefighters follow a century-long tradition of using human power to push their new apparatus into its fire station bay. The one-of-a-kind Ladder 311 is ready for deployment to fight structural fires at Big White. Photo: Andrew Jay

New ladder truck for Big White fire department

The new RDKB workhorse is the product of five years’ work

 

Photo: Raymond Thomas

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A crew of 8 regional firefighters attended a house fire in Fruitvale on Friday. Photo: Trail Times

Friday house fire in Fruitvale

Three firefighters from Station 374 Trail attended; 2 from Montrose; 3 from Fruitvale

A crew of 8 regional firefighters attended a house fire in Fruitvale on Friday. Photo: Trail Times
The statistics related to wildlife collisions in B.C. are sobering. Photo: Unsplash

Preventing wildlife collisions in British Columbia

A cost that cannot be calculated is the value and significance of all living things

The statistics related to wildlife collisions in B.C. are sobering. Photo: Unsplash
The RDKB is highlighting decisions made over the last two months of 2020. In Trail, the regional district runs from an office on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Jim Bailey

Year-end highlights at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

The next board meeting is Jan. 13 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

The RDKB is highlighting decisions made over the last two months of 2020. In Trail, the regional district runs from an office on Rossland Avenue. Photo: Jim Bailey
Violinist Carolyn Cameron with piano accompaniment by Nina Horvath. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay friends rally for nursing student newcomer

The goal of the evening was to provide tuition for Tibetan refugee Lobsang Dolma

Violinist Carolyn Cameron with piano accompaniment by Nina Horvath. Photo: Submitted
Rossland Arena Society (RAS) and the City of Rossland received funding from the Le Roi Community Foundation to support the conversion of the arena lounge into a multi-use inclusive community space to accommodate a variety of group interests including physically distanced programming for arts, culture and recreation. L-R: Alex Forshaw, RAS volunteer; and Suzanne Belanger, RAS secretary. Photo: Submitted

Le Roi Foundation announces COVID-19 grants

$87,825 in COVID-19 relief funding was awarded to local organizations

Rossland Arena Society (RAS) and the City of Rossland received funding from the Le Roi Community Foundation to support the conversion of the arena lounge into a multi-use inclusive community space to accommodate a variety of group interests including physically distanced programming for arts, culture and recreation. L-R: Alex Forshaw, RAS volunteer; and Suzanne Belanger, RAS secretary. Photo: Submitted
The RDKB program is funded by FortisBC through its own BUILTbetter program. Photo: Jesse Orrico on Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary regional district launches Build Energy Smart program

New building energy codes becoming mandatory in 2022

The RDKB program is funded by FortisBC through its own BUILTbetter program. Photo: Jesse Orrico on Unsplash
Photo: Kate Hliznitsova on Unsplash

Trail FAIR; Domestic violence and abuse services available

Staff are always there to listen, provide information and help create a safety plan

Photo: Kate Hliznitsova on Unsplash
Vases of red roses will be placed in remembrance at several locations in Trail on Monday. Photo: Jamie Street

Trail bridge goes red on Sunday to honour national remembrance

Every night in Canada over 3,400 women and their children are in shelters trying to escape violence

Vases of red roses will be placed in remembrance at several locations in Trail on Monday. Photo: Jamie Street
Every year on Dec. 6, Canada observes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The day commemorates the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in 1989. To recognize this day, the City of Trail lights the bridge red. Photo: Trail Times

Trail advocates call attention to violence against women

“The 16 Days are an opportunity to unite with others,” saya Ann Godderis.

Every year on Dec. 6, Canada observes National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The day commemorates the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in 1989. To recognize this day, the City of Trail lights the bridge red. Photo: Trail Times
RDKB board chair Diane Langman (left) will serve a second term, and Grace McGregor, is returning vice-chair. Photo: RDKB, November 2019

Warfield director starts second term as regional lead

Diane Langman was acclaimed as the RDKB board chair on Nov. 10

RDKB board chair Diane Langman (left) will serve a second term, and Grace McGregor, is returning vice-chair. Photo: RDKB, November 2019
Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941

Close call has Kootenay fire chief reminding drivers to slow down, move over

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore advises all drivers that emergency vehicles have right-of-way

Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941
Photo: BÜNYAMİN GÖRÜNMEZ on Unsplash

Engine sparks fire in Fruitvale workshop

14 regional firefighters attended the scene Thursday afternoon

Photo: BÜNYAMİN GÖRÜNMEZ on Unsplash
Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford

Snowfall warning in effect for West Kootenay

Snow is forecast for the higher elevations Thursday morning and in valley at night

Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford
Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to West Trail house fire

Station 374 Trail and Station 372 Warfield attended the scene on Sunday afternoon

Photo: Trail Times
In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey
In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey
Night time view of Area B. Photo: RDKB.com

Conservation plan underway for Rivervale water

The plan is to reduce water demand and streetlight energy consumption by 20 per cent in four years

Night time view of Area B. Photo: RDKB.com
Volunteer from Sept. 30 volunteer planting day at Beaver Creek. Photo: CKISS

Kootenay volunteers dig in to plant at Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Provincial Park is undergoing restoration by CKISS

Volunteer from Sept. 30 volunteer planting day at Beaver Creek. Photo: CKISS