School District No. 20 Kootenay-Columbia

In anticipation of all students returning to classes this week, Pete Stamper of KC Recycling in Trail and his staff went around delivering KN95 masks to area schools for staff members. Pictured is Stamper donating 100 masks to Webster Elementary School Principal, Brian Stefani. Photo:Submitted

Trail recycling company donates N95 masks to schools

KC Recycling is located in the Waneta industrial area

 

L-R: Constable Ben Ansems, Principal Brian Stefani, and Constable Alanna Fitzgerald joined forces to address the harm of cyberbullying with Webster’s elementary students. Photo: Trail RCMP

RCMP address cyberbullying with Kootenay Columbia students

Cyberbullying involves threatening or aggressive e-mails, instant messages etc.

 

The class got to weigh themselves on the scale to see how much it would cost to dispose of the class weight. At 1,150 lb, it would cost $120 to dump everyone. Photo: Wildsight

Waste out of sight but not out of mind for Kootenay Columbia students

Beyond Recycling is a 24-week exploration into the energy, waste and consumption in daily lives.

 

The After School Band Program is readying to start up Nov. 23. Photo: Mathias P.R. Reding/Unsplash

Greater Trail After School Band program warming up to start teaching again

Band practise and lessons have been on hold since the pandemic began

The After School Band Program is readying to start up Nov. 23. Photo: Mathias P.R. Reding/Unsplash
Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia students dig in to habitat restoration

Crowe students remove invasive plants and plant native plant and seeds at Beaver Creek

Crowe students helped remove invasive plants at Beaver Creek and replace them with native plants and seeds. Be on the lookout for small orange flags placed by each new native species, and please step around these flags. Photo: Submitted
Trail Rotarians, blooming volunteers and Take a Hike students came together the first week of November to plant almost 1,000 bulbs that will surely beautify the city this coming spring. Photo: Submitted

Growing an inclusive Trail community, one bulb at a time

Students, volunteers and Rotarians planted 1,000 bulbs around Trail to blossom in the spring

Trail Rotarians, blooming volunteers and Take a Hike students came together the first week of November to plant almost 1,000 bulbs that will surely beautify the city this coming spring. Photo: Submitted
Citing potential labour implications, the board says all its meetings regarding the guidelines for vaccination policies will be held in-camera. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay-Columbia board reviewing vaccine policies for K-12 staff

Superintendent to move forward with gathering data and evidence in alignment with privacy rules

Citing potential labour implications, the board says all its meetings regarding the guidelines for vaccination policies will be held in-camera. Photo: Unsplash
Students and staff and Webster Elementary School collected goods for the local food banks in their campaign called “Halloween For Hunger,” and as part of their school-wide goal of expressing gratitude. Photo: Submitted

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Students and staff and Webster Elementary School collected goods for the local…

  • Oct 31, 2021
Students and staff and Webster Elementary School collected goods for the local food banks in their campaign called “Halloween For Hunger,” and as part of their school-wide goal of expressing gratitude. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Nico Ismaili/Unsplash

Trail police warn against mixing drugs and alcohol after youth falls ill

Youth did the right thing and called authorities for help

Photo: Nico Ismaili/Unsplash
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
Chris Kryski graduated from Crowe in 2012. He first became interested in the field of nuclear medicine technology while on work experience as a high school student. Photo: Trail Times

Trail nuclear medicine tech recognized with award of excellence

Chris earned the highest mark in Canada on his 2020 Nuclear Medicine Certification Exam

Chris Kryski graduated from Crowe in 2012. He first became interested in the field of nuclear medicine technology while on work experience as a high school student. Photo: Trail Times
Anyone with information on the spate of vandalism at Fruitvale Elementary School is encouraged to contact the Trail RCMP detachment at 250.364.2566. Photo: School District 20

Ongoing vandalism at Fruitvale Elementary School puts children in harm’s way

The school is located at 1867 Columbia Gardens Road in Fruitvale

Anyone with information on the spate of vandalism at Fruitvale Elementary School is encouraged to contact the Trail RCMP detachment at 250.364.2566. Photo: School District 20
School crossing in Warfield circa 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: School safety patrol 50+ years ago

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

School crossing in Warfield circa 1968. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photo: Trail Times

Trail RCMP reminds drivers to slow down in school zones

In playground zones, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect every day from dawn to dusk.

Every school day, unless otherwise posted, a 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photo: Trail Times
A donation from the Murphy Family Foundation has helped JL Crowe secure an activity bus for students. Photo: Submitted

Foundation helps Trail high school buy a new set of wheels

The Murphy foundation’s contribution, along with two other local donors, allowed for this purchase.

A donation from the Murphy Family Foundation has helped JL Crowe secure an activity bus for students. Photo: Submitted
J. L. Crowe Secondary will host the convocation for 2021 Graduates on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Photo: Jim Bailey

Convocation goes Saturday with Kootenay Columbia grads in learning groups, no parents

Parents can live-stream the ceremony of their 2021 graduates online

J. L. Crowe Secondary will host the convocation for 2021 Graduates on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Photo: Jim Bailey
Area A Director Ali Grieve and Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette present Crowe students Marci Brooks and Tyler Dalton with a token of their appreciation for volunteering their time to help Beaver Valley seniors in the Pay It Forward program. Photos: Jim Bailey

Students lift the spirits of Beaver Valley seniors one word, kind act, at a time

Grade 6 and 7 Fruitvale students set up a pen-pal program with Beaver Valley seniors

Area A Director Ali Grieve and Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette present Crowe students Marci Brooks and Tyler Dalton with a token of their appreciation for volunteering their time to help Beaver Valley seniors in the Pay It Forward program. Photos: Jim Bailey
School District 20 will receive two new school buses in 2021. Photo by Mike Chouinard

New HVAC systems for Rossland, Fruitvale schools

SD20 awarded 1.6M in upgrades as Ministry of Education doles out $240.5M in maintenance grants

School District 20 will receive two new school buses in 2021. Photo by Mike Chouinard
VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Student art being showcased at Trail mall

The Crowe Art Showcase runs until May 30

VISAC Gallery’s Mena McGill invites locals to pop by the Waneta Plaza to take in the pop-up gallery showcasing art from Trail high school students. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Ryler Dodds-Baker holds hatched robin eggshells found beneath the tree holding his cinquain poem titled “Drama.” A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia students share poems for National Poetry Month

The League of Canadian Poets hosted the 23rd National Poetry Month in Canada in April.

Ryler Dodds-Baker holds hatched robin eggshells found beneath the tree holding his cinquain poem titled “Drama.” A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing. Photo: Submitted