Kootenays

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

 

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 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

 

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
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)
Whitewater Ski Resort has announced a new quad chair lift, which will begin operating for the 2023-24 season. Illustration: Whitewater

Kootenays’ Whitewater Ski Resort to add new chairlift in 2023

The lift will provide access to a new part of the mountain

Whitewater Ski Resort has announced a new quad chair lift, which will begin operating for the 2023-24 season. Illustration: Whitewater
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
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
The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)