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Chris Vlanich, president of Trail Kiwanis, and Jocelyn Johnson, volunteer, drew the winners for Ferraro Foods gift certificates. Photo: Submitted

Trail Kiwanis draws Christmas raffle winners

Everyone who bought a Christmas tree from the Kiwanis lot was entered into the draw

 

Photo: Monika Stawowy on Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary Light-Up the Hospitals! goes virtual

Focus of Light-Up is the Chronic Pain Service Project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

  • Dec 8, 2020

 

Greater Trail nonprofits are funding Chromebooks for low income high school students. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay Columbia counsellor aims to supply 100 Chromebooks for low income students

COVID has widened the gap between students who struggle with financial hardship and those who don’t

 

Skool Aid volunteers help around 230 students living in a low-income bracket by supplying pencils, paper, and all the essentials they need for the school year. Photo: Ramakant Sharda on Unsplash
Skool Aid volunteers help around 230 students living in a low-income bracket by supplying pencils, paper, and all the essentials they need for the school year. Photo: Ramakant Sharda on Unsplash
Barb Johnson works to finish a piece that will be part of an online fundraiser for the Tuesday Morning Quilters. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Greater Trail quilters take their autumn sale online

Tuesday Morning Quilters turn to Facebook for their annual fundraiser

Barb Johnson works to finish a piece that will be part of an online fundraiser for the Tuesday Morning Quilters. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Photo: Irina Iriser on Unsplash

Thank you to the Trail bloomin’ volunteers

Trail Community in Bloom committee wraps up season

Photo: Irina Iriser on Unsplash
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Cpt. John Billwiller retired last month after 40 years with the department. He is pictured driving Hall 351’s 1957 International at a parade circa 2010. Photo: John Billwiller

“The people got older and the equipment got newer,” says retired Fire Captain John Billwiller

Billwiller was a volunteer firefighter in North Fork for 40 years

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Cpt. John Billwiller retired last month after 40 years with the department. He is pictured driving Hall 351’s 1957 International at a parade circa 2010. Photo: John Billwiller
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Cpt. John Billwiller retired last month after 40 years with the department. He is pictured driving Hall 351’s 1957 International at a parade circa 2010. Photo: John Billwiller

“The people got older and the equipment got newer,” says retired Fire Captain John Billwiller

Billwiller was a volunteer firefighter in North Fork for 40 years

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Cpt. John Billwiller retired last month after 40 years with the department. He is pictured driving Hall 351’s 1957 International at a parade circa 2010. Photo: John Billwiller
New leader at Habitat Southeast B.C.

New leader at Habitat Southeast B.C.

Elaine Pura is taking over the role of executive director, effective Oct. 1

New leader at Habitat Southeast B.C.
Simone and Melissa Tancorre donated a new Madonna to the Colombo Piazza after the original was destroyed by vandalism lat fall.(Submitted photo)

Restoring Madonna

The statue sits in the Colombo Lodge Piazza in the City of Trail Gulch

Simone and Melissa Tancorre donated a new Madonna to the Colombo Piazza after the original was destroyed by vandalism lat fall.(Submitted photo)
Beaver Valley Lions award scholarships with social distancing in mind. (L-R) Sue Henke (left) accepted Caleb’s scholarship, the BV Lion, and recipient Paige Witt. (Submitted photo)

Beaver Valley Lions award $1,000 scholarships

The topic of Lions Bingo is still under discussion

Beaver Valley Lions award scholarships with social distancing in mind. (L-R) Sue Henke (left) accepted Caleb’s scholarship, the BV Lion, and recipient Paige Witt. (Submitted photo)
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Trail Kiwanians wrap up $10,000 hospital donation

The new KBRH emergency department opened its doors a few weeks ago

  • Sep 18, 2020
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LeRoi Foundation donates to hospital in Trail

$5,000 comes to KBRH via Community Foundations Canada and ECSF

  • Sep 18, 2020
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Midway fire chief Walt Osellame is stepping down after 30 years at the helm. (Submitted)

Midway fire chief to retire after 40 years of service

Osellame was principal at Boundary Creek Secondary for most of his tenure as chief

Midway fire chief Walt Osellame is stepping down after 30 years at the helm. (Submitted)
So good you can almost smell em! The success of Nelson Italian-Canadian Society’s 1st annual Italian Sausage Sale fundraiser was floating through the air across the Kootenays on Aug. 9. (BBQ photo courtesy DL Afford)

Grazie Tutti! to Nelson, Trail and the Kootenay Boundary

The Nelson Italian-Canadian Society completed with nearly 450 online sausage orders

So good you can almost smell em! The success of Nelson Italian-Canadian Society’s 1st annual Italian Sausage Sale fundraiser was floating through the air across the Kootenays on Aug. 9. (BBQ photo courtesy DL Afford)
Karen Fontaine and other volunteers connected with BC Transplant worked hard to transform a portion of the Shavers Bench bed, using flowers and painted rocks. The group gives Steve at McKelvey Creek landfill a big shout out for allowing waste from this project to be dumped without cost.

Trail volunteers make the blooms go round

PHOTOS: Planting around the City of Trail is underway

  • Jun 2, 2020
Karen Fontaine and other volunteers connected with BC Transplant worked hard to transform a portion of the Shavers Bench bed, using flowers and painted rocks. The group gives Steve at McKelvey Creek landfill a big shout out for allowing waste from this project to be dumped without cost.
(Submitted photo)

Trail auxiliary donates to hospital

The money will be used for various KBRH departments

  • May 21, 2020
(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Trail auxiliary aid

The donation will go toward ENT/urology care

  • May 19, 2020
(Submitted photo)
Beaver Valley First Scouters picked up plenty of garbage on May 2. From left: Elizabeth, Beaver; Erin, Group Commissioner; Brayden, Cub; Holly, Beaver; Danielle, Beaver Scouter; Jack, Beaver. (Submitted photo)

Beaver Valley Scouters ‘Trash the Trash’ while physical distancing

International Scouts Trash the Trash Day was Saturday, May 2

Beaver Valley First Scouters picked up plenty of garbage on May 2. From left: Elizabeth, Beaver; Erin, Group Commissioner; Brayden, Cub; Holly, Beaver; Danielle, Beaver Scouter; Jack, Beaver. (Submitted photo)
Anyone willing to dig in and help keep Trail in bloom this summer, is asked to call Rachael Brown 250.368.7024. (Submitted photo)

On the bright side, Trail will soon be in bloom

Trail Community in Bloom Committee has been part of CiB since 2002

Anyone willing to dig in and help keep Trail in bloom this summer, is asked to call Rachael Brown 250.368.7024. (Submitted photo)