Kootenays

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.
Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted

Jann Arden hits Kootenay stages this summer

Live! Jann Arden! Cross Canada Tour in Trail on June 26 and Cranbrook on June 27

Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted
L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay women selling cookies to support Canucks Autism Network

The cookies are available from Kaslo to Rossland, Salmo to Slocan and all points in between

L-R: Emily Duggan and Dani Kent are selling cookies to support the Canucks Autism Network. Photo: 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
Many high profile areas of the resort have had to close at points this year, due to a shortage of lift operators. (Claire Palmer photo)

Lift operators at Kicking Horse take stand for better pay, working conditions

Lift operators are hopeful that they can get a retroactive wage increase

Many high profile areas of the resort have had to close at points this year, due to a shortage of lift operators. (Claire Palmer photo)
As spring thaws the last touches of winter in Boundary Country, the farms and the region start to teem with life again. Darren Robinson

Farm Touring Boundary Country

Tour + taste your way through the full menu of stories found in Boundary Country

  • Apr 4, 2022
As spring thaws the last touches of winter in Boundary Country, the farms and the region start to teem with life again. Darren Robinson
Trail RCMP report that officers seized $3,800 in cash, 26 grams of suspected cocaine and seven grams of suspected heroin from a Greenwood man after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction. Photo: Trail RCMP
Trail RCMP report that officers seized $3,800 in cash, 26 grams of suspected cocaine and seven grams of suspected heroin from a Greenwood man after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction. Photo: Trail RCMP
Tom Wayman has published two dozen collections of poems, as well as three collections of short stories, a novel, and four collections of essays. Photo: Rod Currie

West Kootenay author recognized with lifetime achievement award

Since 1994, the George Woodcock award has honored an outstanding literary career in B.C.

Tom Wayman has published two dozen collections of poems, as well as three collections of short stories, a novel, and four collections of essays. Photo: Rod Currie
Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times

Fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary cancer patients now underway

The daisy memorial fundraiser at Kurtis’ No Frills in Trail is in memory of Lee and Kim Page

Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times
The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament returns June 28 to July 3 – marking the 38th year the city will welcome teams and baseball fans from near and far to play ball.

Play ball! Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament returns this summer

Welcome to Grand Forks, home of the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament.…

  • Feb 28, 2022
The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament returns June 28 to July 3 – marking the 38th year the city will welcome teams and baseball fans from near and far to play ball.
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline

Air Canada resuming flights from Castlegar to Calgary this spring

West Kootenay Regional Airport also receiving $524,000 federal grant to support airport services

Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Breann Hallstrom of Kaslo netted $50,000 just after Christmas from a BCLC “Happy Camper” scratch and win ticket. Photo: Submitted

Kaslo ticket scratcher a ‘happy camper’ after $50,000 lotto win

Breann Hallstrom says scratch and win tickets were a Christmas tradition for her and her father.

Breann Hallstrom of Kaslo netted $50,000 just after Christmas from a BCLC “Happy Camper” scratch and win ticket. Photo: Submitted
Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times

West Kootenay town nixes ‘free’ charging station for EVs

A grant had previously covered the expense at the municipal charging station in Fruitvale

Fruitvale council’s decision to start having EV owners pay for power consumed at the municipal charging station brings up the question of who’s footing the bill elsewhere. In downtown Trail this EV was charging up early Monday morning at one of the free charging stations. Photo: Trail Times
Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)

New B.C. think tank shares vision for how humanity will live 500 years from now

The time has come to start thinking as a species, about where we need to go in the long term, Aspen Group says

Campfire. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media - File)
Kokanee spawning at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel in September. Only 24,000 spawning kokanee were counted on Kootenay Lake in 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Lake kokanee spawning numbers a growing concern

The Kootenay Lake kokanee spawners down to 24,000 in 2021

Kokanee spawning at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel in September. Only 24,000 spawning kokanee were counted on Kootenay Lake in 2021. Photo: Jim Bailey
A ranch vacation is a perfect way to immerse in Boundary Country’s culture. Peter Kalasz photo

Cosy ranch stays in Boundary Country

Find the ideal home base for an epic Boundary Country, B.C. journey…

  • Jan 28, 2022
A ranch vacation is a perfect way to immerse in Boundary Country’s culture. Peter Kalasz photo