Kootenays

Trail police warn the public about thieves targeting vehicles, yards, and businesses. The RCMP remind locals to secure items and lock vehicles, residences, garages, and properties. Photo: Unsplash

Truck stolen in Warfield

Latest briefs from the Trail RCMP

 

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.

COVID-19 cases decline across West Kootenay

Across the West Kootenay there was a total of 53 new cases last week

 

Early days at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Photo: Submitted

Celebrating 50 years at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre

The museum officially opened in Castlegar on Nov. 13, 1971.

  • Oct 21, 2021

 

Photo: Madeline Williams/Submitted to The Grand Forks Gazette

Northern lights shine on Kootenay Boundary mountain

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Photo: Madeline Williams/Submitted to The Grand Forks Gazette
The Salmo Post Office has planted a Reconciliation Tree, and placed an orange bench in front of the property located at 207 Main Street, Salmo. The Reconciliation Tree and bench are a tribute to residential school survivors. Photo: Submitted

Reconciliation tribute outside Salmo Post Office

Permits took over three months to approve.

The Salmo Post Office has planted a Reconciliation Tree, and placed an orange bench in front of the property located at 207 Main Street, Salmo. The Reconciliation Tree and bench are a tribute to residential school survivors. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Betsy Kline

September weather yields first ‘average’ month of 2021 in West Kootenay

After months of drought and heat followed by a rainy August, September had normal weather

Photo: Betsy Kline
Living Lakes Canada is stressing the importance of water monitoring while the effects of climate change continue to impact local waterbodies, such as Kootenay Lake, pictured here. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Calls for Columbia Basin watershed monitoring

By the 2050s, average seasonal temperatures in the region are expected to increase by 3 to 5 degrees

  • Oct 5, 2021
Living Lakes Canada is stressing the importance of water monitoring while the effects of climate change continue to impact local waterbodies, such as Kootenay Lake, pictured here. Photo: Kelsey Yates
Cindy Wiley shares this striking photo she took of “hippie heads” on a recent hike up to Jumbo Pass in the Purcells. Photo: Cindy Wiley

Hippie heads abound in Kootenay range

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Cindy Wiley shares this striking photo she took of “hippie heads” on a recent hike up to Jumbo Pass in the Purcells. Photo: Cindy Wiley
Neil Thomas shares this photo of a rubber boa he snapped near the Fort Shepherd viewing area on Monday. “The rubber boa is a true constrictor native to B.C.,” Thomas says. “Its family includes the reticulated pythons and anacondas!” Photo: Neil Thomas

Beautiful British Columbia boa

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Neil Thomas shares this photo of a rubber boa he snapped near the Fort Shepherd viewing area on Monday. “The rubber boa is a true constrictor native to B.C.,” Thomas says. “Its family includes the reticulated pythons and anacondas!” Photo: Neil Thomas
Melanie Chartres, Indigenous Support Teacher at Webster Elementary School, talks about Truth and Reconciliation with students. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia teacher talks truth and reconciliation with students

Thursday, Sept. 30 is a federal holiday in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Melanie Chartres, Indigenous Support Teacher at Webster Elementary School, talks about Truth and Reconciliation with students. Photo: Submitted
Michael McIsaac would have celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 24. Photo: Submitted

Driver sentenced to 3 years in prison for death of West Kootenay man

“It is still hard to believe he is gone,” says Michael McIsaac’s mom, Sonia McIsaac.

Michael McIsaac would have celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 24. Photo: Submitted
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
Tracey Tetreau shares this captivating image of a pair of turkey vultures she spotted near the Waneta Dam last week. Photo: Tracey Tetreau

Kootenay view of ‘Cathartes aura’

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Tracey Tetreau shares this captivating image of a pair of turkey vultures she spotted near the Waneta Dam last week. Photo: Tracey Tetreau
Photo: Myriam Zilles/Unsplash

Apply for energy savers before West Kootenay winter rolls in

Income-qualified support programs help ease winter heating bills

Photo: Myriam Zilles/Unsplash
(Trail Times file photo)

September is bustling for the Greater Trail RCMP

Highlights from the Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment calls this month to date

(Trail Times file photo)
Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash

No horsin’ around, Trail police called to resolve manure spat

The argument between neighbours happened at a rural property in Rossland on Sunday

Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash
Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash

No horsin’ around, Trail police called to resolve manure spat

The argument between neighbours happened at a rural property in Rossland on Sunday

Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash
Masks are required on all buses in the Interior Health region. Photo: BC Transit
Masks are required on all buses in the Interior Health region. Photo: BC Transit
Isaiah 53:6: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned — every one — to his own way….” Photo: Unsplash

What’s wrong with our world?

“Needless to say I’ve done more than my share of wrong … “

  • Sep 19, 2021
Isaiah 53:6: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned — every one — to his own way….” Photo: Unsplash
Warfield’s first harvest picking day goes in the community hall on Saturday, Sept. 25. Photo: Kayla Smith

Warfield to host first harvest picking day

Residents will get a flyer in their mailbox outlining the steps to register for the Sept. 25 event

Warfield’s first harvest picking day goes in the community hall on Saturday, Sept. 25. Photo: Kayla Smith