Kootenay Boundary Regional District

First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during a May 2014 mock disaster scenario. Photo: Trail Times

Traffic diversion in Warfield on Wednesday for emergency training exercise

The mock scenario will go Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Teck’s Warfield Operations

First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during a May 2014 mock disaster scenario. Photo: Trail Times
Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: Trail Firefighters/Twitter

Technical training for Kootenay Boundary firefighters

The composite service is made up of paid-on-call and career firefighters

Photo: Trail Firefighters/Twitter
DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file

UPDATE: Police asking for dash-cam footage of highway crash near Castlegar

DriveBC reports the highway will reopen Monday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file
An upcoming public consultation via BC Transit will ask for community feedback on two options: upgrading the main bus exchange at its current Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street locale; or if moving it to the Cedar Avenue block between Eldorado and Farwell Street is preferable. Photo: Trail Times

Trail moving ahead with downtown Transit Exchange

A delegation from BC Transit approached the GOC on Oct. 12

An upcoming public consultation via BC Transit will ask for community feedback on two options: upgrading the main bus exchange at its current Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street locale; or if moving it to the Cedar Avenue block between Eldorado and Farwell Street is preferable. Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay Boundary fire rescue held a training day on the Skywalk in Sept. 2020. Photo: @ChiefDerby/Twitter

Tuesday is training day at Trail Skywalk

The walkway will remain open during the training set to go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kootenay Boundary fire rescue held a training day on the Skywalk in Sept. 2020. Photo: @ChiefDerby/Twitter
The RDKB applied for an active transportation planning grant to invest in the Lower Columbia Rolling Green Ribbon. Image: RDKB

Fruitvale, Trail, RDKB to improve connectivity away from cars

Fruitvale, Trail and the Kootenay Boundary regional district (RDKB) will be forging…

The RDKB applied for an active transportation planning grant to invest in the Lower Columbia Rolling Green Ribbon. Image: RDKB
A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria. Photo: Black Press

Greater Trail municipalities and regional offices closed on Thursday

Sept. 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria. Photo: Black Press
Fruitvale fire

Fire breaks out in Fruitvale home’s garage

Kootenay Boundary firefighters contain a garage fire on First St. in Fruitvale Wednesday

Fruitvale fire
RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary bylaw officer educates, doesn’t enforce provincial health orders

When enforcement is required, the officer has the responsibility of issuing tickets and fines.

RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash
Bighorn sheep, like this ram, are prized among hunters and photographers for their majestic headgear. Photo: Chris Hammett

Alliance calls for halt to bighorn sheep hunt in the Boundary

Bluetongue disease is uncommon in B.C., though it has affected herds south of the border.

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Bighorn sheep, like this ram, are prized among hunters and photographers for their majestic headgear. Photo: Chris Hammett
Those who work within Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue are also first responders - often they are the first on scene at medical calls, car accidents, river rescues, and countless other life-threatening events. Photo: Trail Times

Firefighters’ National Memorial Day recognized on Sept. 12

Flags at half-mast over the Parliament in Victoria to honour firefighters in B.C. and beyond

Those who work within Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue are also first responders - often they are the first on scene at medical calls, car accidents, river rescues, and countless other life-threatening events. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: @YRBKootenayBoundary /Twitter

Road re-surfacing underway in Fruitvale and Area A

Drivers reminded to heed construction zone speed limits and traffic control personnel

Photo: @YRBKootenayBoundary /Twitter
Raven’s Ridge part of a trail loop that leads to a scenic lookout over the hospital. Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Boundary fire rescue called to two backcountry rescues in a few days

A hiker was injured on a trail above Miral Heights, a biker injured on Rossland railgrade

Raven’s Ridge part of a trail loop that leads to a scenic lookout over the hospital. Photo: Trail Times
Photo: Trail Times file

Fire in Trail Gulch early Friday

Smoke was showing from the second floor window reports Captain Greg Ferraby

Photo: Trail Times file
Conservative candidate Helena Konanz

SOWK Conservative candidate coming to Trail

Helena Konanz invites Greater Trail residents to meet with her at Gyro Park at 1 p.m. Thursday

Conservative candidate Helena Konanz
David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck

Update: Evacuation alert rescinded for wildfire burning near Trail

BC and local wildfire crews responded to a wildfire started Sunday afternoon on Bear Creek Rd.

David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck
Divers in the Columbia River near Rock Island when overage from the Glenmerry pump house spilled sewage into the river in July of 2012. Photo: File

Update: Repair complete following sewage spill into the river near Trail

A report from the State of Washington shows the incident happened at the Glenmerry pump on Sunday

Divers in the Columbia River near Rock Island when overage from the Glenmerry pump house spilled sewage into the river in July of 2012. Photo: File
On Saturday, 98 firefighters from Mexico left the NK’Mip Creek wildfire for a well deserved rest, BC Wildfire Service tweeted Aug. 7. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Crews take a breather from fighting Kootenay Boundary-Okanagan wildfire

As of Aug. 5, 123 properties in the RDKB remain on evacuation order

On Saturday, 98 firefighters from Mexico left the NK’Mip Creek wildfire for a well deserved rest, BC Wildfire Service tweeted Aug. 7. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
Fire Chief Joe Geary stands in front of Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s 24 year-old water tanker. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Loan for Christina Lake Fire Rescue equipment goes ahead

The loan was put to an alternative approval process starting this spring

Fire Chief Joe Geary stands in front of Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s 24 year-old water tanker. Photo: Laurie Tritschler