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Local ski legend Olaus Jeldness would be proud. For the second straight year the City of Rossland is ranked the top ski town in Canada. (Jim Bailey photo)

Rossland ranked top ski town in Canada

For the second straight year, the city of Rossland is named Top Ski Town in Canada by USA Today poll

Local ski legend Olaus Jeldness would be proud. For the second straight year the City of Rossland is ranked the top ski town in Canada. (Jim Bailey photo)
Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.

Rossland-Trail to host 2026 B.C. Winter Games

Trail and Rossland will welcome over 2,000 athletes, officials and coaches to 2026 BC Winter Games

Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.
Jennifer Bredl shared her festive dollhouse with the Second Hand Store and Sewing Centre in East Trail, a unique addition for the holiday season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Consider ‘new-to-you’ in the West Kootenay this Christmas

A great example is this wonderfully festive dollhouse on display at East Trail secondhand store

Jennifer Bredl shared her festive dollhouse with the Second Hand Store and Sewing Centre in East Trail, a unique addition for the holiday season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Sharlene Huska shaves the head of Samara Profili after the Webster student made short work of her $500 goal by raising more than $2,500 for three different cancer foundations. Webster principal Brian Stefani awaits his turn after making a pact with Samara to shave his head when she reached her goal. Photo: Geoff Fontes

West Kootenay student meets fundraising goal overnight, shaves head for cancer

Webster Elementary student Samara Profili raised over $2500 for fight against cancer

Sharlene Huska shaves the head of Samara Profili after the Webster student made short work of her $500 goal by raising more than $2,500 for three different cancer foundations. Webster principal Brian Stefani awaits his turn after making a pact with Samara to shave his head when she reached her goal. Photo: Geoff Fontes
Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey

KIJHL team fined, coach suspended for COVID-19 policy breach

Two players with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks played games despite not having two vaccine doses

Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Props Master hopes to bring more movie biz to the Kootenays

Props Master Paul Wagner sourced a variety of local talent to contribute to Netflix movie Love Hard

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey
Artist Andrew Raney and Inga Leavell of the Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge are looking for a serene space to harbour the Viking ship garden bench in honour of the Lodge’s 60th anniversary. Photo: Jim Bailey

Sons of Norway ship seeks friendly harbour in the Kootenays

Viking ship/bench celebrates the Sons of Norway’s, Nordic Lodge 76, 60th anniversary in West Kootenay

Artist Andrew Raney and Inga Leavell of the Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge are looking for a serene space to harbour the Viking ship garden bench in honour of the Lodge’s 60th anniversary. Photo: Jim Bailey
Cindy Devine at the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 30 in Chateau Bromont, Que. (Rob Jones photo)

Devine induction into Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame

Rossland rider Cindy Devine influenced and inspired a generation of mountain bike racers

Cindy Devine at the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 30 in Chateau Bromont, Que. (Rob Jones photo)
Trophy Town director Robert Barrett is proud of the recently released documentary on the '39 and '61 Trail Smoke Eaters, which is premiering at the Royal Theatre in Trail Nov. 12-18. Photo: submitted

World champion Trail Smoke Eaters documentary premieres Nov. 12

Ray Ferraro narrates film on Trail Smoke Eaters ‘39 and ‘61 world championship hockey teams

Trophy Town director Robert Barrett is proud of the recently released documentary on the '39 and '61 Trail Smoke Eaters, which is premiering at the Royal Theatre in Trail Nov. 12-18. Photo: submitted
St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey
St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey
Rob Nobert slides to victory in the final against Team McCrady at the Torchlight Brewery Classic on Sunday at the Trail Curling Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Nobert slides to victory at World Curling Tour event

Team Nobert delivered a convincing win over Team McCrady in the curling event final

Rob Nobert slides to victory in the final against Team McCrady at the Torchlight Brewery Classic on Sunday at the Trail Curling Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
Athletics Canada ranked Trail Track and Field athletes Sadie Joyce, Makenna Gallon, Jendaya and Ellery Shields among the top athletes in the province for their respective events.

Trail track athetes excel at Calgary meet

Trail Track and Field athletes ranked among the best in province by Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada ranked Trail Track and Field athletes Sadie Joyce, Makenna Gallon, Jendaya and Ellery Shields among the top athletes in the province for their respective events.
The TransRockies Singletrack 6 mountain bike race cancelled the event and its stop in Rossland Sept. 11-12, following more COVID Health restrictions. Photo: Gibson photos

TransRockies Singletrack 6 cancels race

Rossland was set to host final two legs of the six day mountain bike race through the Rockies

The TransRockies Singletrack 6 mountain bike race cancelled the event and its stop in Rossland Sept. 11-12, following more COVID Health restrictions. Photo: Gibson photos
Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Lifeguard shortage impacts West Kootenay aquatic centre

Trail aquatic centre hours reduced 19 hours per week for the pools and 10 hours for fitness centre

Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre
A micro flats development at Red Mountain was approved by council on Aug. 9.

Rossland council supports micro-flats development at Red

The proposed building is five stories with 97-residential units at the foot of Red Mountain

A micro flats development at Red Mountain was approved by council on Aug. 9.
The Spokane Braves will not play in the KIJHL this season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Spokane Braves pull out of 2021-22 KIJHL season

Uncertainty around U.S. border opening forces Braves to pull out of upcoming junior season

The Spokane Braves will not play in the KIJHL this season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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
Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue quickly put out a fire Friday morning near Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail firefighters rush to douse blaze on Casino Road

KBRFR is investigating a fire on the bank of the Columbia River near downtown Trail

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue quickly put out a fire Friday morning near Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Update: Lightning caused fire started near Fruitvale

The small fire is believed to be burning near Kelly Creek

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