Kootenay Boundary Regional District

Community, government and Selkirk College representatives gathered outside the downtown Trail campus last week to celebrate the college taking ownership of the building from the regional district. The province has committed $1 million to upgrade the site. Photo: Selkirk College

Selkirk College acquires Trail campus, nursing course in the works

College buys the downtown Trail building for $1 from the Kootenay Boundary regional district

 

Firefighters from Trail and Montrose rescued a local man from a steep bank Wednesday afternoon following injuries he sustained while felling trees. Photo: Submitted

Man injured felling trees, flown to trauma centre after Kootenay Boundary rope rescue

11 first responders from Station 374 Trail attended with 3 firefighters from Station 375 Montrose

 

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

Aim is to empower people through connectivity to nature

 

As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted

Christina Lake launching ‘Live Music at the lake 2022’ with power trio

For prices and to purchase advance tickets visit the society’s website: christinalakearts.com.

As a perfect antidote to post-pandemic restrictions, the Christina Lake Arts and Artisans Society is excited to present Jack Semple and his power trio in an evening of great music and dancing. Image: Submitted
The call of a wildfire came into regional fire rescue Sunday afternoon. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Boundary crews knock down 2 suspicious wildfires

Regional fire rescue is investigating what caused the Sunday wildland fires

The call of a wildfire came into regional fire rescue Sunday afternoon. Photo: Submitted
The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash

Homeowner grants remain unchanged for West Kootenay

Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply.

The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash
Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times
DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file

UPDATE: Police asking for dash-cam footage of highway crash near Castlegar

DriveBC reports the highway will reopen Monday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file
David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck

Update: Evacuation alert rescinded for wildfire burning near Trail

BC and local wildfire crews responded to a wildfire started Sunday afternoon on Bear Creek Rd.

David Dudeck shares this striking photo of amber skies overhead in Trail on Sunday. Middle left is a wildfire service plane, part of the fleet fighting the Bear Creek fire. Photo: David Dudeck
Fire at the former Alpine Disposal, and now GFL recycling facility, on Hwy 22 South of Trail. Photo taken just before 6 p.m. Monday June 21. Photo: John Piccolo

Industrial fire outside of Trail ravages recycling plant

Photos: The fire is reported to be at the GFL recycling facility

Fire at the former Alpine Disposal, and now GFL recycling facility, on Hwy 22 South of Trail. Photo taken just before 6 p.m. Monday June 21. Photo: John Piccolo
‘Ram I am’
Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie

Popular West Kootenay photo show returns in June

This year’s exhibition will feature favourite photos of club members

‘Ram I am’
Ellen Vallie is a member of the West Kootenay Camera Club. Her photographs will be among those displayed in the club’s upcoming photo exhibit. Photo: Ellen Vallie
KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted

True champions: Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital pharmacy team

The expanded KBRH pharmacy is slated for completion in 2023.

KBRH pharmacy team L-R: Carrie St.Onge, Gabrielle Deneault, Shelby Jorgensen, Amanda Cupello, Sheri Ford, Victor Ponte, Michael Conci, Alana Minty, Karly Lenardon, Margaret Horechka and Pam Caron. Photo: Submitted
Brenda Haley shares these fantastic views taken during a snowshoe trek in the Kootenay Pass on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photos: Brenda Haley

Extreme cold warning for the West Kootenay

Frigid temperatures expected this week, following a mild and sodden January

Brenda Haley shares these fantastic views taken during a snowshoe trek in the Kootenay Pass on Sunday, Jan. 24. Photos: Brenda Haley
Allan Johnson won $75,000 from a Bingo Multiplier Scratch & Win ticket. Photo: Submitted

Genelle man scores $75,000 on ‘Scratch & Win’ ticket

“I thought the machine was falling off the table!”

Allan Johnson won $75,000 from a Bingo Multiplier Scratch & Win ticket. Photo: Submitted
Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941

Close call has Kootenay fire chief reminding drivers to slow down, move over

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Gallamore advises all drivers that emergency vehicles have right-of-way

Glen Gallamore, a 19-year member of Trail Firefighters Local 941, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue in June 2020. Photo: Trail Firefighters Local 941
Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford

Snowfall warning in effect for West Kootenay

Snow is forecast for the higher elevations Thursday morning and in valley at night

Up to 40 cm of snowfall is called for the mountain passes along Highway 3. Photo: Michelle Bedford
Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is still underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but the regional centre is poised to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. (Jim Bailey photo)

Chronic pain clinic coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Dr. Kollipara, Anesthesiologist and chronic pain specialist, will lead the KBRH team

Construction for a new pharmacy and ambulatory care wing is still underway at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but the regional centre is poised to open a Chronic Pain Clinic, thanks to fundraising efforts from the KBRH Health Foundation and anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Kollipara. (Jim Bailey photo)
Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)

Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town

RCMP making progress in arson investigation of Marsh Creek fires

Arson is likely cause of a string of fires set in Marsh Creek near Fruitvale on Friday night. (Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue photo)
REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for Fruitvale

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

REN Energy will source waste wood from ATCO Wood Products and other forest companies to create Renewable Natural Gas in a new facility planned for Park Siding just outside of Fruitvale. Townsman file photo.
Trail Times file photo

Police report spree of vehicle thefts in the Kootenays

Cpl. Devon Reid says police suspect the same person or persons involved in all three cases

Trail Times file photo