Kootenays

The Enchanted Forest. (Facebook photo)

Top 10 things to do in the Kootenays for the summer

Variety of attractions, activities for visitors of all ages

 

Trail RCMP will recommend that Crown Counsel pursue criminal charges of resisting arrest and drug possession against a 34-year-old Trail man. Photo: Trail RCMP

Two flights from Trail police all in day’s work

Fruitvale man flees in his truck, later in the day a Trail man flees on foot

 

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue and Emergency Health Services (ambulance) were notified and took over the medical care of the man after arriving on scene. Photo: File

Man found dead on Trail riverbank, police suspect overdose

The man’s death is under investigation by the coroner, though RCMP suspect an illicit drug overdose

 

RCMP officers responded to an aggressive coyote that was actively stalking a leashed dog and his owner through a Tadanac park the night of Tuesday, July 19. Photo: Unsplash

Coyote destroyed after stalking dog walker in Tadanac

Trail RCMP inform there have been repeated complaints about this coyote stalking residents and pets

RCMP officers responded to an aggressive coyote that was actively stalking a leashed dog and his owner through a Tadanac park the night of Tuesday, July 19. Photo: Unsplash
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
Brenda Haley shares photos she took of a hike up Mount Gladstone on Sunday, July 17. Considered a challenging route, this trail near Christina Lake takes an average of six hours to complete. Photos: Brenda Haley

The Kootenay’s great Mount Gladstone

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Brenda Haley shares photos she took of a hike up Mount Gladstone on Sunday, July 17. Considered a challenging route, this trail near Christina Lake takes an average of six hours to complete. Photos: Brenda Haley
In the few minutes standing near the billboard in the Cominco Arena parking lot early Monday, the temperature rose two degrees to 19 C. According to the latest forecast for the Trail area, hot days are ahead this week. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Heat wave called for West Kootenay

The forecast is calling for daytime high temperatures of 35 C to 40 C starting Tuesday

In the few minutes standing near the billboard in the Cominco Arena parking lot early Monday, the temperature rose two degrees to 19 C. According to the latest forecast for the Trail area, hot days are ahead this week. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Sarah Barr and Sharon Roberts, from the VISAC Gallery with Shelly Martin, KSCU Marketing Department. Photo: Submitted

Trail art gallery among recipients of Kootenay Savings foundation grant

Kootenay Savings Community Foundation has invested millions of dollars into communities it serves

Sarah Barr and Sharon Roberts, from the VISAC Gallery with Shelly Martin, KSCU Marketing Department. Photo: Submitted
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
Cynthia Pelletier

‘Directed paths and divine appointments’

Enjoy the music at the Gospel Music Festival …

  • Jul 24, 2022
Cynthia Pelletier
Skills Cente staff Alison Girard, Jay Shete, and Alia Locken display some of the work the Skills Centre has accomplished in the last year. Photo: Submitted

After 25 years of West Kootenay success, future shines bright for Skills Centre

“Several of our programs ran at full capacity, and the rest were almost full,” says Morag Carter.

Skills Cente staff Alison Girard, Jay Shete, and Alia Locken display some of the work the Skills Centre has accomplished in the last year. Photo: Submitted
Located at the north end of Slocan Lake and straddling the mouth of Bonanza Creek, land donated by the Alvarez family builds on efforts to protect the entire Bonanza Marsh wetland. Photo: Submitted

Former Trail family gifts beloved wetland to nature conservancy

“It would be hard to overstate the value of this land from a conservation perspective.”

Located at the north end of Slocan Lake and straddling the mouth of Bonanza Creek, land donated by the Alvarez family builds on efforts to protect the entire Bonanza Marsh wetland. Photo: Submitted
Police briefs from the Trail and Greater District RCMP for the second week of July. Photo: Times file

Trail RCMP report crashes, lost valuable and more

Police highlights from the second week of July in Trail and the surrounding area

Police briefs from the Trail and Greater District RCMP for the second week of July. Photo: Times file
Photo: Ron Wilson

No Mothra, just a moth invasion Kootenay-style

Photos: The hatching of millions (maybe billions) of river moths the night of July 16

Photo: Ron Wilson
The Ross Spur area is very dark once the sun goes down. The driver became disoriented trying to get a cell phone signal after her car broke down. Photo: Unsplash

Search and Rescue called to the outskirts of Fruitvale for lost driver

The call came in for a ground sweep around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, July 20

The Ross Spur area is very dark once the sun goes down. The driver became disoriented trying to get a cell phone signal after her car broke down. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Ron Wilson

Moth mayhem, Kootenay-style

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Photo: Ron Wilson
Australian guests meet the Trail team at the downtown Community Program Office located at 1319 Bay Avenue. Residents are welcome to drop-in, ask questions, and sign up for programs. Photo: THEP

Australians tap into Trail successes with reducing lead exposure

THEP has caught the attention of Australian communities that also have active smelting operations

Australian guests meet the Trail team at the downtown Community Program Office located at 1319 Bay Avenue. Residents are welcome to drop-in, ask questions, and sign up for programs. Photo: THEP
Photo: South Columbia SAR

Three injured, one serious, after multiple-ATV crash near Ymir

The rescue operation deployed in a remote location near Barrett Lake Sunday night

Photo: South Columbia SAR
Bee-utiful
“I found this beautiful bee basking in the sun on my house,” says Andrea Jolly. “I love its big green eyes — they look like ski goggles!” A google search shows this is likely a green-eyed longhorn bee (genus Melissodes). Photo: Andrea Jolly

What you see …

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Bee-utiful
“I found this beautiful bee basking in the sun on my house,” says Andrea Jolly. “I love its big green eyes — they look like ski goggles!” A google search shows this is likely a green-eyed longhorn bee (genus Melissodes). Photo: Andrea Jolly
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