Kootenays

Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file

Kootenay Savings Credit Union appoints new leader

Mark McLoughlin’s career has spanned many industries

 

One day after celebrating a very warm Canada Day in Trail on Friday, Brenda Haley and her hiking pals set out on a trek through the snow to take in the majestic views of Kootenay Glacier Provincial Park. Photos: Brenda Haley

Got snow? Summertime in the Kootenays sure does

PHOTOS: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is one of the oldest major parks in the provincial system

 

David Dudeck’s “star of the show,” the Indigo Bunting he spotted near the Trail airport last month. Photo: David Dudeck

How one bird brought a West Kootenay community together on a rainy day

If you have a recent photo to share with Times readers email it (large) to editor@trailtimes.ca

 

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: Times file

Union workers at Teck Trail vote 99% in favour of strike

The five-year Local 480 and Local 9705 contract with Teck expired June 1, 2022.

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: Times file
Treverton (middle) flying helicopters with the Royal Navy display team in 1988. Photo: Vince Treverton

Trail Flying Club has its very own Top Gun pilot: A Royal Air Force veteran

Vince Treverton flew with the Royal Air Force for 19 years

Treverton (middle) flying helicopters with the Royal Navy display team in 1988. Photo: Vince Treverton
Wayne McCrory in 2005 with his granddaughters on a grizzly viewing trail developed by the Valhalla Wilderness Society in the Selkirk Mountains. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay conservationist wins Land Champion Award

Biologist Wayne McCrory has been recognized by the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.

Wayne McCrory in 2005 with his granddaughters on a grizzly viewing trail developed by the Valhalla Wilderness Society in the Selkirk Mountains. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks celebrates its 125th year in 2022, and the City will celebrate with a community birthday party in the Market District Sept. 2.

As Grand Forks turns 125 this summer, it’s time to celebrate!

Grand Forks is excited to be celebrating its 125th year in 2022!…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Grand Forks celebrates its 125th year in 2022, and the City will celebrate with a community birthday party in the Market District Sept. 2.
From blue skies to grey, and rain in Trail on Sunday. Photo: Trail Times

Prolonged rainfall called for West Kootenay-Boundary

The special weather statement calls for prolonged rainfall from tonight through Tuesday.

From blue skies to grey, and rain in Trail on Sunday. Photo: Trail Times
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

Firefighters from Trail and Montrose rescued a local man from a steep bank Wednesday afternoon following injuries he sustained while felling trees. Photo: Submitted
Wilgress Lake is a mid-elevation mountain lake with easy access, wheelchair-accessible washrooms and boat launch, making it great for a variety of anglers. Darren Robinson photo

Casting a line in Boundary Country

Glistening sunlight on the water’s surface, a packed picnic, and nothing but…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Wilgress Lake is a mid-elevation mountain lake with easy access, wheelchair-accessible washrooms and boat launch, making it great for a variety of anglers. Darren Robinson photo
Cover of "When Trains Ruled the Kootenays." courtesy Terry Gainer

Author explores the glory days of Nelson rail in his latest work

When Trains Ruled the Kootenays to be launched June 22 at the Touchstone Museum of Arts and History

Cover of "When Trains Ruled the Kootenays." courtesy Terry Gainer
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

A new hiking challenge launched in the Kootenay Boundary is motivating residents…

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
The suspect tripped over his own feet and fell down; which promptly resulted in the Trail RCMP officer arresting him for criminal break, enter and theft. Photo: Max Bender/Unsplash

Trail RCMP arrest klutzy Castlegar thief after he trips up

The suspect attempted to flee but the officer followed him in a marked police vehicle

The suspect tripped over his own feet and fell down; which promptly resulted in the Trail RCMP officer arresting him for criminal break, enter and theft. Photo: Max Bender/Unsplash
A 33-year old Kelowna man is behind bars after the Trail and Salmo RCMP joined forces to track down the alleged thief of a BMW. Photo: Bastian Pudill/Unsplash

Trail and Salmo RCMP team up to nab alleged car thief from Kelowna

Michael Shimaro-Campbell remains in custody charged with criminal offences in Trail and Salmo.

A 33-year old Kelowna man is behind bars after the Trail and Salmo RCMP joined forces to track down the alleged thief of a BMW. Photo: Bastian Pudill/Unsplash
A very large black bear broke into a West Trail house in the early hours of May 8. By the time the bruin retreated, five windows were shattered. Conservation was called. Photo: Submitted

Bears are back: Bruin smashes 5 windows breaking into Trail home

Hungry bear has Trail police are warning locals to stay vigilant with bear smart practices

A very large black bear broke into a West Trail house in the early hours of May 8. By the time the bruin retreated, five windows were shattered. Conservation was called. Photo: Submitted
At the Kettle River Museum, attractions include the restored Canadian Pacific Railway caboose and original Station House, housing exhibits commemorating the steam railway era of southern B.C. Darren Robinson photo / Boundary Country

Discover the treasures of Boundary Country’s museums

Pioneer tales, rail road stations and echoes of storied pasts; you might…

  • May 3, 2022
At the Kettle River Museum, attractions include the restored Canadian Pacific Railway caboose and original Station House, housing exhibits commemorating the steam railway era of southern B.C. Darren Robinson photo / Boundary Country
Ron Wilson snapped this photo of a coyote during a bike ride down Hanna Creek Road (Thunder Road) on Saturday. This is the coyote that never chased the cyclists. Wilson is giving hikers/cyclists a heads up that there may be a den in this particular area so anyone going down the road should use caution. Photo: Ron Wilson

Close call with coyote has West Kootenay cyclist warning others

Getting on his bike and not knowing what he might find, Ron started heading towards Dave.

Ron Wilson snapped this photo of a coyote during a bike ride down Hanna Creek Road (Thunder Road) on Saturday. This is the coyote that never chased the cyclists. Wilson is giving hikers/cyclists a heads up that there may be a den in this particular area so anyone going down the road should use caution. Photo: Ron Wilson
This June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trail, Castlegar RCMP bust trafficking ring, seize drugs and $15,000

Operation E-PREPPY was carried out over 3 months in 2020

This June 17, 2019, file photo shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com

Hop on West Kootenay public transit for free on Friday

Take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day

West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com
Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks Aug. 4 to 6 with bands like Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, 54-40, April Wine, Theory of a Deadman and Bachman/Cummings set to perform.

Grand Forks is ready to rock this summer!

Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks this year. Thousands of festival-goers…

  • Apr 19, 2022
Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks Aug. 4 to 6 with bands like Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, 54-40, April Wine, Theory of a Deadman and Bachman/Cummings set to perform.