Kootenay Boundary Regional District

In the early days of construction the highway was built by hand. (Photo is courtesy the Beaver Valley and Pend d’Oreille Historical Society)

Blasting through to the Beaver Valley

80 years ago; ‘Pretty near all the people from Fruitvale were working on it’

In the early days of construction the highway was built by hand. (Photo is courtesy the Beaver Valley and Pend d’Oreille Historical Society)
Christina Lake is quiet right now and the RDKB wants to keep it that way. (RKDB photo)

Don’t travel to vacation homes or cabins, urges Kootenay Boundary district

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary asks residents not to travel to secondary homes

Christina Lake is quiet right now and the RDKB wants to keep it that way. (RKDB photo)
(Trail RCMP photo)

Police looking for witnesses to East Trail arson

The Trail RCMP report the fire was started on March 28 at around 1 a.m.

(Trail RCMP photo)
(Submitted)

Police investigate car crash on Trail highway

Kootenay Boundary fire rescue reports small fire resulted from single vehicle rollover

(Submitted)
Trail ambassador program is cancelled for 2020. The goal is to re-start next year with the same candidates. (Clockwise back row, from left): Miss Knights of Pythias Jasmine Smith; Miss Trail Legion Gracie Bobbitt; Miss Trail Firefighters Grace Worosz; Miss Remax All Pro Realty Gaby Gaul; Miss Colombo Lodge Trinity Gademans; Miss Italo Canadese Maria Pumar; Miss Shoppers Drug Mart Madeline Clarke; and Miss Kiwanis Raquel Collins. (Sheri Regnier photo)

No Miss Trail this year

Coronavirus pandemic puts full stop on City of Trail ambassador programme

Trail ambassador program is cancelled for 2020. The goal is to re-start next year with the same candidates. (Clockwise back row, from left): Miss Knights of Pythias Jasmine Smith; Miss Trail Legion Gracie Bobbitt; Miss Trail Firefighters Grace Worosz; Miss Remax All Pro Realty Gaby Gaul; Miss Colombo Lodge Trinity Gademans; Miss Italo Canadese Maria Pumar; Miss Shoppers Drug Mart Madeline Clarke; and Miss Kiwanis Raquel Collins. (Sheri Regnier photo)
The RDKB has closed outdoor facilities and parks across the region to limit the potential for spread of COVID-19. This includes the new pickleball courts in Oasis near Trail and 10 other parks across the Kootenay-Boundary. (Photo: RDKB)

All Kootenay Boundary parks and outdoor facilities closed

RDKB reminds all residents the shutdown is for public safety and in response to COVID-19

The RDKB has closed outdoor facilities and parks across the region to limit the potential for spread of COVID-19. This includes the new pickleball courts in Oasis near Trail and 10 other parks across the Kootenay-Boundary. (Photo: RDKB)
Trail police investigating early morning brush fire

Trail police investigating early morning brush fire

Call of trees on fire came into Kootenay Boundary fire department just before 1:30 a.m.

Trail police investigating early morning brush fire
Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard

Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard

Ruth Kaspick’s couch cushions went up in flames when a smouldering heat pack was hit with oxygen

Close call has B.C. senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard
While Ruth Kaspick was sleeping on the couch, her heat pack, or cloth bag filled with wheat husks, was smoldering at her feet. (Chris Kaspick photo)

Close call has Trail senior warning of an unexpected fire hazard

Ruth Kaspick’s couch cushions went up in flames when a smouldering heat pack was hit with oxygen

While Ruth Kaspick was sleeping on the couch, her heat pack, or cloth bag filled with wheat husks, was smoldering at her feet. (Chris Kaspick photo)
BC Transit asks ridership across the province to board buses through the rear doors. Also announced Friday afternoon that fares will be waived for 30 days. Image: BC Transit

BC Transit implements rear door loading, no fares

BC Transit introduces these changes as a social distancing measure

BC Transit asks ridership across the province to board buses through the rear doors. Also announced Friday afternoon that fares will be waived for 30 days. Image: BC Transit
The Kootenay Hotel in Atlin was in business from 1899 to 1968, although it burned down three times.

Trading on Kootenay’s good name

Kootenay has been used to sell everything from stoves to washboards to cigars — even a patent medicine

The Kootenay Hotel in Atlin was in business from 1899 to 1968, although it burned down three times.
Say ‘Thank You’ to BC Transit drivers today

Say ‘Thank You’ to BC Transit drivers today

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Wednesday, March 18

Say ‘Thank You’ to BC Transit drivers today
David Suzuki is coming to Trail on May 1, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Free screening of Suzuki film in Trail, Saturday

The film is being shown in anticipation of David Suzuki’s visit to Trail

David Suzuki is coming to Trail on May 1, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Simon Fraser University’s Jeremy Stone led participants through a disaster relief planning session at Community Futures-Trail last week. (Submitted photo)

Disaster planning session held in Trail

Goal of the day-long session was to begin developing strategies and plans

  • Mar 12, 2020
Simon Fraser University’s Jeremy Stone led participants through a disaster relief planning session at Community Futures-Trail last week. (Submitted photo)
RDKB staff collect sample of treated effluent from the Columbia Pollution Control Centre for analysis. (RDKB photo)

Provincial approval key to RDKB’s $46M grant application

Approval letter key to $46 million grant application for sewage treatment plant upgrades

RDKB staff collect sample of treated effluent from the Columbia Pollution Control Centre for analysis. (RDKB photo)
The next court date is slated for today (March 11). (Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash)

Court makes a ruling on Kootenay highway acid spills

Justice Riley ruled to let 3 plaintiffs pursue separate claims instead of one joint action

The next court date is slated for today (March 11). (Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash)
(Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash)

Court makes a ruling on Kootenay highway acid spills

Justice Riley ruled to let 3 plaintiffs pursue separate claims instead of one joint action

(Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash)
All the world’s a stage

All the world’s a stage

Tickets on sale now at The Bailey in downtown Trail

  • Feb 26, 2020
All the world’s a stage
RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding

RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding

Cost for sewer treatment plant modernization rises to $63M

RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding