School District No. 20 Kootenay-Columbia

Ten years ago this week, Marilyn Fayant Taylor, then-Kootenay regional director for Métis Nation B.C., was anticipating the inaugural Métis flag raising in the City of Trail. “This is the first time we have asked the city to raise our flag,” Taylor said Nov. 14, 2013. On behalf of 400 local Métis people, that year Taylor and Myrtle Servatius, president of Kootenay South Métis Society, approached Trail council to request the flag raising in honour of Louis Riel, a spiritual and political Métis leader hanged for treason on Nov. 16, 1885. “For many years we were invisible in the community,” Taylor shared. “And with the good response, we will be happy to see the Métis flag flying this year.” Photo: Trail Times

Community invited to Métis flag raising at Trail city hall

The event will start at 10 a.m., Wednesday Nov. 16

 

SD20 Kootenay Columbia trustees were sworn in Nov. 7.(L-R) Gordon Smith, Terry Hanik, Mark Wison, Kristin Ali, Catherine Zaitsoff, Darilyn Simister, Darrel Ganzert, Gavin Fox with Natalie Verigin, Secretary Treasurer issuing the oath of office. Trustee Stephen Piccolo is not pictured. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia school trustees take office

The SD20 Board was sworn in Nov. 7

 

“Realizing inspiration and motivation can come from many ways, mine came almost exclusively from the teachers I had,” writes Ron McDougall. Photo: Unsplash

‘Thank you to all the teachers’

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  • Oct 30, 2022

 

Glenmerry Elementary School’s Parent Action Committee recently hosted a school community BBQ for over 200 children and parents. Colleen Jones, mayor-elect, assisted Kiwanis members Chris Vlanich and Colleen Hodge with a BBQ and cheque presentation to Terry Jones, principal of Glenmerry Elementary School. Kiwanis Club of Trail has made a commitment to supporting the local elementary schools meals programs during fall and spring semesters. $500 was donated to each; Glenmerry, Fruitvale, Webster and Holy Trinity Skool Aid.

Trail Kiwanis donates to school meal programs

Glenmerry PAC held a barbeque last week

Glenmerry Elementary School’s Parent Action Committee recently hosted a school community BBQ for over 200 children and parents. Colleen Jones, mayor-elect, assisted Kiwanis members Chris Vlanich and Colleen Hodge with a BBQ and cheque presentation to Terry Jones, principal of Glenmerry Elementary School. Kiwanis Club of Trail has made a commitment to supporting the local elementary schools meals programs during fall and spring semesters. $500 was donated to each; Glenmerry, Fruitvale, Webster and Holy Trinity Skool Aid.
General voting day is Oct. 15. Photo: File

Trustee candidates for Fruitvale/Montrose/Area A

Advance voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 5

General voting day is Oct. 15. Photo: File
L-R: Angelika Brunner, constituency assistant for Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy; Myrt Servatius, Kootenay South Métis Society, president; Robert Cacchioni, Trail council; Carol Dobie, councillor incumbent for Trail; Toni Driutti, SD20 Area 3 ; Talia Verigin, SD20 Area I/J; Catherine Zaitsoff, incumbent trustee, chair SD20; incumbent Area 5 trustee Gordon Smith; Katherine Shearer, superintendent SD20; Trail (Area 4) trustee incumbents Mark Wilson and Terry Hanik. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Ground breaks for new elementary school in Trail

PHOTOS: New build expected to be ready for students in spring 2024

L-R: Angelika Brunner, constituency assistant for Kootenay-West MLA Katrine Conroy; Myrt Servatius, Kootenay South Métis Society, president; Robert Cacchioni, Trail council; Carol Dobie, councillor incumbent for Trail; Toni Driutti, SD20 Area 3 ; Talia Verigin, SD20 Area I/J; Catherine Zaitsoff, incumbent trustee, chair SD20; incumbent Area 5 trustee Gordon Smith; Katherine Shearer, superintendent SD20; Trail (Area 4) trustee incumbents Mark Wilson and Terry Hanik. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay Columbia students head back to class

School zones are in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday on regular school days

Photo: Trail Times
It is important to learn about online safety before heading back to school. Photo: Unsplash

BC RCMP offer tips for teens to navigate cyberbullying

Thirty-one per cent of Canadian youth say they have experienced cyberbullying

It is important to learn about online safety before heading back to school. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Sheri Regnier

School’s out for summer!

School in the Kootenay Columbia is slated to be back in session Sept. 6

Photo: Sheri Regnier
Valedictorian Marguerite Helberg giving her speech at convocation, June 24. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail high school valedictorian; Here’s to the grads of 2022

‘Throughout our time at JL Crowe, we have built a beautiful community … ‘

Valedictorian Marguerite Helberg giving her speech at convocation, June 24. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo: Jim Bailey

Caps off the Crowe grads!

Convocation was Friday night in the Trail Memorial Centre

Photo: Jim Bailey
“We are back to the big show in the arena,” Principal Aaron McKenzie said. “Some kids are more nervous because of the size of the crowd, but kids and families are excited.” Photo: Unsplash

Graduation convocation returns to Trail arena Friday

Convocation for JL Crowe grads of 2022 starts at 6 pm Friday, June 24, in the Trail Memorial Centre

“We are back to the big show in the arena,” Principal Aaron McKenzie said. “Some kids are more nervous because of the size of the crowd, but kids and families are excited.” Photo: Unsplash
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Trail RCMP detain suspected thief

A judge released the woman the next day pending a court appearance on a future date.

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Greater Trail police were informed on June 9 of a student allegedly making a threat against a local school on social media. Image: RCMP logo

Student pulled from Trail school after allegedly making threats

Trail RCMP working with school, supporting professionals, and parents

Greater Trail police were informed on June 9 of a student allegedly making a threat against a local school on social media. Image: RCMP logo
Bremen Sims of Fruitvale is leaving to study for a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Photo: Unsplash

‘Gute Reise’ to a Kootenay Columbia student

Bremen has been accepted at a high school in Louer, Northern Germany, to complete his Grade 12.

  • Jun 9, 2022
Bremen Sims of Fruitvale is leaving to study for a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. Photo: Unsplash
The tournament was held from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. Over that 48 hour period, over 22 hours of debate were held via Zoom. Photo: Unsplash

Trail and Rossland debate duo shine at 2022 Junior Nationals

The tournament was held from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22.

The tournament was held from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. Over that 48 hour period, over 22 hours of debate were held via Zoom. Photo: Unsplash
The JL Crowe grad class of 2012 reunited last weekend. Photo: Submitted

Class of 2012 reunites in Trail

Crowe graduation class of 2012 held their 10-year reunion at the Riverbelle

The JL Crowe grad class of 2012 reunited last weekend. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia student art showcase opens April 21

‘Young Visions’ runs at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from April 21 to May 28

Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted
Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted

Wanted: student journalists for Kootenay Teen News

The Kootenay Teen News is a newspaper written by teens for teens in southeastern BC

Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted
Regular Trail council reconvenes via Zoom on March 28. Photo: Times file

Trail council gets their raise, but not all members agree

Mayor Lisa Pasin moved that council take a zero per cent (0 %) increase this year.

Regular Trail council reconvenes via Zoom on March 28. Photo: Times file