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“Teck has extensive response systems and procedures in place to address operational issues and ensure the safety of employees and the community,” the company states. Photo: Trail Times

Teck responds to ‘over-pressurized’ tank emergency

Teck reported no injuries and the incident had no impact to the community or environment

“Teck has extensive response systems and procedures in place to address operational issues and ensure the safety of employees and the community,” the company states. Photo: Trail Times
After almost 50 years Ron Sandnes is retiring, and will happily pass the keys to Glenmerry Bowl to the Ferraro family. Photo: Jim Bailey

After 50 years, Trail bowling alley being left in good hands

Ferraros looking forward to taking over Glenmerry Bowl and making it a fun family destination

After almost 50 years Ron Sandnes is retiring, and will happily pass the keys to Glenmerry Bowl to the Ferraro family. Photo: Jim Bailey
An elderly Trail lady was frustrated at poor parking etiquette that left her unable to enter the driver’s side of her vehicle.

Parking faux pas frustrates Trail senior

Carroll McKenzie couldn’t squeeze her slim frame between the 2 vehicles to get in the driver seat

An elderly Trail lady was frustrated at poor parking etiquette that left her unable to enter the driver’s side of her vehicle.
Retiring Trail Curling Centre ice technician Mike Williams went out in style. Williams donned a tuxedo and a broom for making a clean sweep of his last sheet of ice, and handed over the scraper and pebbler to new ice technician Murray Walsh. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay ice technician retires in style

Trail Curling Centre’s ice technician Mike Williams retired earlier this month

Retiring Trail Curling Centre ice technician Mike Williams went out in style. Williams donned a tuxedo and a broom for making a clean sweep of his last sheet of ice, and handed over the scraper and pebbler to new ice technician Murray Walsh. Photo: Submitted
It is unknown if and how the proposed Record Ridge open pit mining project will affect recreational use of the Record Ridge and Seven Summits trails. (sitesandtrailsbc.ca photo)

Mayor concerned about open pit mine proposal near Rossland

West High Yield Resources sends pre-feasibility study for Record Ridge mining project

It is unknown if and how the proposed Record Ridge open pit mining project will affect recreational use of the Record Ridge and Seven Summits trails. (sitesandtrailsbc.ca photo)
Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted

Wanted: student journalists for Kootenay Teen News

The Kootenay Teen News is a newspaper written by teens for teens in southeastern BC

Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted
Black Jack skiers Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie just released the Nordic Pulse Newsletter to keep users up to date on the website’s progress and platforms. (Contributed)

Explosive growth for Black Jack skiers’ Nordic Pulse website

Nordic Pulse offers x-country skiers and clubs cutting edge technology with user friendly website

Black Jack skiers Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie just released the Nordic Pulse Newsletter to keep users up to date on the website’s progress and platforms. (Contributed)
Richard Kemick

Rossland writer’s podcast examines cousin’s life in a Michigan prison

Richard Kemick’s podcast focuses on his second cousin, who is sentenced to life in prison for murder

Richard Kemick
Dan Bouillon, environmental manager at Teck Trail, is heading out to sea and joining a team of scientists studying the effects of climate change on migrating salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo: Submitted

Trail biologist sets sail on international salmon expedition

Scientists launch largest winter study of North Pacific salmon populations and climate change

Dan Bouillon, environmental manager at Teck Trail, is heading out to sea and joining a team of scientists studying the effects of climate change on migrating salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo: Submitted
Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay band, Dirt Floor, releases Rosie Blue

The distinct Kootenay melodies of Dirt Floor reverbrate through the tracks on new digital album

Dirt Floor's digital album release goes at bandcamp.com on Friday, Mar. 4. Photo: Submitted
Many from the Kootenay Freedom Convoy were still at the Paterson Border as of press time. Photo: Kootenay Freedom Convoy/Facebook

Kootenay convoy rallies at Paterson border

Man arrested, but more freedom rallies planned for Paterson border crossing

Many from the Kootenay Freedom Convoy were still at the Paterson Border as of press time. Photo: Kootenay Freedom Convoy/Facebook
Fruitvale Elementary School students Peyton Hollis and Hayden Demoskoff will make good use of their new Chromebooks thanks to support from ATCO Wood Products and REN Energy. Photo: Submitted

Industry leaders make generous connection with Kootenay-Columbia school

Two West Kootenay companies purchase Chromebooks for Fruitvale Elementary School

Fruitvale Elementary School students Peyton Hollis and Hayden Demoskoff will make good use of their new Chromebooks thanks to support from ATCO Wood Products and REN Energy. Photo: Submitted
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
Lend support to ‘61 Trail Smoke Eater Harold Jones and wife Goldie through Go Fund Me.

GoFundMe page started for ‘61 Smoke Eaters family

Daughter of Trail Smoke Eater Harold Jones seeks community support for ailing parents

Lend support to ‘61 Trail Smoke Eater Harold Jones and wife Goldie through Go Fund Me.
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey

Hospital in Trail impacted by staff shortages, surgeries delayed

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital covers a large health care service area

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Jim Bailey
Black Jack skier Remi Drolet (second from left) anchored Team Canada to a silver medal at the Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Germany in 2020. Photo: Nordiq Canada

West Kootenay skier heading to Winter Olympics

Rossland’s Remi Drolet and Quebec’s Olivia Bouffard Nesbitt join Olympic x-country ski team

Black Jack skier Remi Drolet (second from left) anchored Team Canada to a silver medal at the Nordic World Junior Ski Championships in Germany in 2020. Photo: Nordiq Canada
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