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Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey

‘Tis the season

Trail Hockey Club Society donates generously to minor hockey.

 

Betty Anne Marino was nominated by the regional district to the Trust board of directors. She starts Jan. 1.

Trail-Warfield leader joins Trust board

Betty Anne Marino has been part of many community fundraising campaigns and enhancing projects

 

Heather Kennedy, Rossland Health Care Auxiliary vice president (right), presented their donation to the KBRH Health Foundation vice chair, Lindy Welsby. Photo: Submitted

Rossland auxiliary donates $54,000+ to local healthcare facilities

Money for donations is raised through sales in the Rossland Thrift Store

 

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
L-R: Jill Peacock and Christine DeMarco of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees visited the Rossland Gallery to admire the lovely Tyler Toews painting donated by group member Ivy Miller. Gallery owner Fletcher Quince barely had time to put the artwork on display before it sold. He has generously donated his usual commission to help support the group’s efforts. Photo: Nicole Coenen

Painting proceeds help West Kootenay group prepare for newcomers

Ivy Miller donated $3,000 from the sale of a Tyler Toews piece to West Kootenay Friends of Refugees

L-R: Jill Peacock and Christine DeMarco of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees visited the Rossland Gallery to admire the lovely Tyler Toews painting donated by group member Ivy Miller. Gallery owner Fletcher Quince barely had time to put the artwork on display before it sold. He has generously donated his usual commission to help support the group’s efforts. Photo: Nicole Coenen
After the Tuesday Morning Quilters must-see show and sale was cancelled last year due to COVID, the group is returning to the Trail United Church to hold the usually annual event in-person on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pandemic protocols will be in place. Photo: Jim Bailey

Quilt show and sale returning to Trail church

Tuesday Morning Quilters are holding their show and sale on Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After the Tuesday Morning Quilters must-see show and sale was cancelled last year due to COVID, the group is returning to the Trail United Church to hold the usually annual event in-person on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pandemic protocols will be in place. Photo: Jim Bailey
L-R: Coralyn Mann, Lyra Saunders and Ryleigh Lam, from Girl Guides Camp Rory, are presented a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Trail’s Chris Vlanich. Photo: Submitted

Kiwanis Club of Trail donates to local causes

Proceeds from ‘Christmas Trees for Kids’ pay it forward

L-R: Coralyn Mann, Lyra Saunders and Ryleigh Lam, from Girl Guides Camp Rory, are presented a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Trail’s Chris Vlanich. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Marjorie Nutini and Maureen Kowalchuk, auxiliary volunteers, presented a $1,200 donation to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation. The total amount the Rossland auxiliary has donated to the foundation, to date, is $1,533,428. Photo: Submitted

Rossland auxiliary donates to seniors’ comfort

Extended care residents live in Poplar Ridge Pavilion, located in a wing of KBRH

L-R: Marjorie Nutini and Maureen Kowalchuk, auxiliary volunteers, presented a $1,200 donation to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation. The total amount the Rossland auxiliary has donated to the foundation, to date, is $1,533,428. Photo: Submitted
“I have been able to talk to my friends about the subject and help them reevaluate how they perceive homelessness,” writes Emily. Photo: Unsplash

Teen expresses heartfelt gratitude to Trail cooling centre volunteers

The cooling site stayed open during the July heat wave

“I have been able to talk to my friends about the subject and help them reevaluate how they perceive homelessness,” writes Emily. Photo: Unsplash
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs more volunteers. Photo: Submitted
The Riverside Food Bank Garden has 32 planters, most donated by individuals, local businesses, and several nonprofits. Located near the Trail walking bridge, the garden is maintained and harvested by volunteers. Everything grown at the site goes to Trail food banks and the shelter. “We are grateful to our sponsors,” saying Gina Ironmonger, incrEDIBLE market volunteer. She thanks the Kiwanis Club of Trail, Columbia Valley Greenhouses, Ye Olde Flower Shoppe, Trails Incredible Farmers Market and volunteers. Photo: Submitted

COVID doesn’t stop incrEDIBLE Trail volunteers from growing community bonds

The Riverside Food Bank Garden is located near the Columbia River Skywalk

The Riverside Food Bank Garden has 32 planters, most donated by individuals, local businesses, and several nonprofits. Located near the Trail walking bridge, the garden is maintained and harvested by volunteers. Everything grown at the site goes to Trail food banks and the shelter. “We are grateful to our sponsors,” saying Gina Ironmonger, incrEDIBLE market volunteer. She thanks the Kiwanis Club of Trail, Columbia Valley Greenhouses, Ye Olde Flower Shoppe, Trails Incredible Farmers Market and volunteers. Photo: Submitted
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted

Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Trail Community in Bloom volunteers dug into a new project in Shaver’s Bench on Friday. Photo: Submitted

Let’s bring on the tomatoes, Trail!

The 23-unit complex called the Senior Citizens Villa is located on 7th Avenue in Shaver’s Bench

Trail Community in Bloom volunteers dug into a new project in Shaver’s Bench on Friday. Photo: Submitted
During National Volunteer Week, hospices across B.C. are celebrating their dedicated volunteers who collectively support over 120,000 British Columbians annually with hospice palliative care. Photo: Matthew Bennett on Unsplash

Greater Trail volunteers, the heart of hospice care

National Volunteer Week runs from April 19 to April 25

During National Volunteer Week, hospices across B.C. are celebrating their dedicated volunteers who collectively support over 120,000 British Columbians annually with hospice palliative care. Photo: Matthew Bennett on Unsplash
Jack and Holly Hanson learning how to make waterproof matches with Scouter Melissa Cackette.

Beaver Valley kids keep scouting with COVID measures in place

From now until June 15, go to scoutpopcorn.ca to view options and order right to your door.

Jack and Holly Hanson learning how to make waterproof matches with Scouter Melissa Cackette.
L-R: Heather Hamer, property manager, presents Candice Radtke and Michael Cooper their five-year certificates from Scouts Canada alongside Victor Giraud, camp chairman. Photo: Submitted

Beaver Valley Scout leaders recognized for service

“It was great to be asked by national office to make this presentation on their behalf.”

L-R: Heather Hamer, property manager, presents Candice Radtke and Michael Cooper their five-year certificates from Scouts Canada alongside Victor Giraud, camp chairman. Photo: Submitted
Myrt Servatius alongside members of Kootenay Métis South dished up homemade bannock and soup after the flag raising at Trail City Hall, Nov. 15, 2019. *THIS PHOTO IS FROM 2019.* Photo: Trail Times

Kootenay South Métis leader recognized for dedication amid pandemic

Nominations came from boards, community members, co-workers, grandchildren, and friends.

Myrt Servatius alongside members of Kootenay Métis South dished up homemade bannock and soup after the flag raising at Trail City Hall, Nov. 15, 2019. *THIS PHOTO IS FROM 2019.* Photo: Trail Times
Walmart Trail representatives, Nicole, Charity Team Lead (left) and Ryan, Store Manager (right) presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted

Trail Walmart donates to regional hospital

Donation made to KBRH Health Foundation

Walmart Trail representatives, Nicole, Charity Team Lead (left) and Ryan, Store Manager (right) presented this donation to the KBRH Health Foundation. Photo: Submitted
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

Midway Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP