Kootenays

Living Lakes Canada is seeking public insight to understand concerns and priorities around freshwater. The Columbia River was very low at Gyro Park Beach in Trail, Jan. 23, 2023. Photo: Trail Times

Help Lower Columbia-Kootenay stewardship streamline freshwater priorities

Living Lakes Canada has 3 in-person meetings, 1 Zoom meeting and online survey to participate in

 

With more than $3.7 million in government and private sector funding actioned in the fiscal year ending March 2021, Selkirk College’s arm for research and innovation sits 29th in the latest rankings of Canada’s top research colleges. Photo: Selkirk College

West Kootenay’s Selkirk College recognized nationally for research and innovation

Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges is published annually by Research Infosource Inc.

  • Jan 30, 2023

 

Image: RCMP logo

Trail RCMP respond to 2 separate stabbings in just over a week

Unrelated alleged crimes occurred Dec. 28 in Montrose and Jan. 5 in Trail

 

The first baby of 2023 was born in Abbotsford. In the Okanagan, the first tyke was born in Penticton, and in the Interior Health region, the first baby was delivered in Cranbrook. (Black Press - file photo)

Interior Health region’s first baby born in Cranbrook

Okanagan’s first tyke delivered in Penticton; B.C.’s first baby born at 12:02 a.m. in Abbotsford

The first baby of 2023 was born in Abbotsford. In the Okanagan, the first tyke was born in Penticton, and in the Interior Health region, the first baby was delivered in Cranbrook. (Black Press - file photo)
Pend d’Oreille property owner Jim Urquhart gets about $500 per year for two transmission lines running through his back yard. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay landowner seeks fair land-use compensation from power companies

Jim Urquhart calls out landowners to protest power companies’ in perpetuity right-of-way agreements

Pend d’Oreille property owner Jim Urquhart gets about $500 per year for two transmission lines running through his back yard. Photo: Jim Bailey
Photo of an early morning fogscape along the Columbia River near Trail. Photo: David Dudeck

Kootenay West MLA; A busy year for Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Katrine Conroy is also Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, and Minister of Finance

  • Dec 15, 2022
Photo of an early morning fogscape along the Columbia River near Trail. Photo: David Dudeck
FortisBC; Gas bills will decrease by about four per cent or $4 a month on average effective Jan. 1. Photo: Unsplash

FortisBC decreasing natural gas rates by 4% next month

Depending upon gas consumption, this equates to paying around $4 less per month

FortisBC; Gas bills will decrease by about four per cent or $4 a month on average effective Jan. 1. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Trail Times

Heavy snow called for West Kootenay Saturday

Communities near Trail are expected to be particularly hit with snow today, Dec. 10

Photo: Trail Times
Electric rates are set to increase Jan. 1.

FortisBC increasing electricity rates by almost 4% in January

Get ready to pay almost four per cent more on your hydropower bill next month

Electric rates are set to increase Jan. 1.
Photo: Times file

Update: West Kootenay storm warning remains in effect

Warning of hazardous road conditions at higher elevations

Photo: Times file
Living wages 2022 graphic. Image: Skills Centre

Food and housing costs impact West Kootenay living wage numbers

In Trail, the new living wage calculation is $21.13 an hour for 2022, up 16 per cent over last year

Living wages 2022 graphic. Image: Skills Centre
The survey team will include British Columbians from a wide variety of backgrounds who engage with seniors as equals, in a conversation about what life is like in the place they live. Photo: Unsplash

Volunteers needed to survey West Kootenay seniors living in care

Nelson and Kaslo are first, with others to follow after Christmas

The survey team will include British Columbians from a wide variety of backgrounds who engage with seniors as equals, in a conversation about what life is like in the place they live. Photo: Unsplash
Rossland and Nelson Run Clubs will be raising funds and awareness for men’s mental health in the Move for Movember 69-km run from Nelson to Trail on Saturday. Photo: Submitted

Move for Movember, support West Kootenay run for mental health

Plan to leave Lakeside Park in Nelson at 7 a.m., reach Gyro Park in Trail over 10 to 12 hours

Rossland and Nelson Run Clubs will be raising funds and awareness for men’s mental health in the Move for Movember 69-km run from Nelson to Trail on Saturday. Photo: Submitted
Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be after his million dollar win — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. Photo: BC Lotto

Castlegar’s newest millionaire treats himself to a stylin’ car

To win a Maxmillions prize, you must exactly match all seven numbers on one line of your ticket

Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be after his million dollar win — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. Photo: BC Lotto
Image: Eclipse Moon Nov. 2003

Total lunar eclipse expected on Nov. 8

In the early morning hours of Nov. 8, many will get the…

Image: Eclipse Moon Nov. 2003
Photo: Brenda Haley

Behold the Kootenay’s majestic ‘Ben Hur’

If you have a recent photo to share email: sheri.regnier@trailtimes.ca

Photo: Brenda Haley
Rossland and Trail Rotary Clubs are just two of countless Rotaries across the province that will miss out on community funds with the BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch’s cancellation of online Bingo. Photo: Mick Haupt/Unsplash

Kootenay Rotaries feel the pinch after gaming branch scuttles online Bingo

Community groups across the province will be impacted by decision to cancel online Rotary Bingo

Rossland and Trail Rotary Clubs are just two of countless Rotaries across the province that will miss out on community funds with the BC Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch’s cancellation of online Bingo. Photo: Mick Haupt/Unsplash
Minister of Forests, Katrine Conroy, takes a close-up look at a student’s find. Photo: Chris Hammett

West Boundary Community Forests; knowledge and connectedness is key

RPFs and RFTs create forest stewardship plans, landscape level plans, site plans …

  • Oct 26, 2022
Minister of Forests, Katrine Conroy, takes a close-up look at a student’s find. Photo: Chris Hammett
After the last paddle of the season, the Robusters celebrate a safe transfer from the beach to the new boat house. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Robusters hang up their paddles for the season

The dragonboat is safely denned up for winter

  • Oct 20, 2022
After the last paddle of the season, the Robusters celebrate a safe transfer from the beach to the new boat house. Photo: Submitted
Frank Schlichting and wife Sharon at Yankee Boy Mine (photo contributed by Frank Schlichting).

Couple restores abandoned Grand Forks gold mine to share mine experience

The Grand Forks Exploring Abandoned Mines Museum is making an exciting move…

Frank Schlichting and wife Sharon at Yankee Boy Mine (photo contributed by Frank Schlichting).