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Kootenay man arrested for voyeurism at Beaver Valley Arena

Trail RCMP arrest a man for recording young women while changing at a hockey arena in Fruitvale

 

Gene Lahrkamp of Trail, a fugitive who was wanted for the killing of Abbotsford gangster Jimi Sandhu in Thailand, was killed in a plane crash April 30 in Ontario.

2 wanted B.C. men died in Ontario plane crash due to inexperienced pilot, poor visibility

Investigations found that the plane was overloaded and the pilot was not certified to fly in the adverse conditions

 

L-R: Leanne Heppell, executive vice president and chief ambulance officer at BC Emergency Health Services; Bruce Moffat, service medal recipient; and Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Photo: Submitted

B.C. paramedic, formerly of Trail, recognized for 30 years of exemplary service

Bruce Moffat awarded an Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal

 

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman and local MLA Brittny Anderson tour KC Recycling’s plastic recycling plant. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay company partners to ‘Close the Loop’ for recycled plastic

KC Recycling is currently recycling over 2,000MT annually of polypropylene

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman and local MLA Brittny Anderson tour KC Recycling’s plastic recycling plant. Photo: Submitted
The incident happened on Tuesday. Photo: File

Update: Shots fired at Trail hospital; 1 person arrested

RCMP reported that shots were fired at the BCEHS ambulance station near Trail hospital

The incident happened on Tuesday. Photo: File
L-R: Faculty assistant Shawn Curran and Brad Pommen, aka “Mr. Technology.” Photo: Submitted

Innovation meets reuse in West Kootenay’s Metal Tech Alley

Lower Columbia businesses exemplify circular economy in action

  • Oct 24, 2022
L-R: Faculty assistant Shawn Curran and Brad Pommen, aka “Mr. Technology.” Photo: Submitted
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UPDATE: Trail police say missing woman has been found

Bree Blackstaffe is safe, according to RCMP

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RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)

Man accused of impersonating doctor in Trail dies a week later by electrocution

Trail RCMP believe the man was electrocuted while attempting to climb down a power pole

RCMP officers respond to sudden death in downtown Trail early Wednesday, Oct. 12. (File photo)
The incident was report the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. Image: RCMP logo

Man arrested for impersonating doctor and going on rampage at Trail hospital

The Trail man, 39 was later released from police custody on several conditions.

The incident was report the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. Image: RCMP logo
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Mother killed, 4 children injured in head-on crash near Trail

The accident occurred after a Ford pickup entered oncoming traffic and collided with the family’s car

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The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo

RCMP suspect car blast linked to West Kootenay drug trafficking, organized crime

The explosion happened at 6:39 a.m. in the 200-block of 8th Avenue on Friday, Sept. 9

The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo
First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted

West Kootenay artists shine in juried showcase

The showcase — “365 All in a Year” — will run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 at the Trail VISAC

First place award; Elaine Alfoldy, “Berries and Flowers and Unusual Leaves. “ Photos: Submitted
The Teck Trail groundwater treatment plant has been in operation since 2017. Photo: Teck.com

Trail smelter awarded $1.98M in leaky water tanks case

The tanks were installed at Teck Trail during groundwater treatment plant construction

The Teck Trail groundwater treatment plant has been in operation since 2017. Photo: Teck.com
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RCMP investigating attempted murder after Montrose explosion leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Man left with life-threatening injuries — RCMP bomb and forensics teams assisting in investigation

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Eliza Dawson from Trail is the first University of Calgary Dinos rower to be named to the Row for Canada 2022 NextGen National Team and competed in the World U23 Rowing Championship in Varese, Italy last month. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay athlete ascends to world rowing stage

Trail rower Eliza Dawson competed at the World U23 Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy

Eliza Dawson from Trail is the first University of Calgary Dinos rower to be named to the Row for Canada 2022 NextGen National Team and competed in the World U23 Rowing Championship in Varese, Italy last month. Photo: Submitted
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Seven Summits: Creating Adventures In Learning

Seven Summits is inviting new students to apply for its Scholar Awards for the 2022-23 school year

  • Aug 19, 2022
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The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation

How a meaningful stained glass window in the Trail hospital came to be

The window was created by Gavin Holland in 2010, a stained glass artist based in Nelson.

The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation
Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be “sacred space.” The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted

Cancer patient plans sacred space in Kootenay hospital

The space will allow patients to focus on emotional wellness and find support from their peers.

Aaron Banfield poses in front of the non-denominational stained glass window in the soon-to-be “sacred space.” The space will support connectedness and mindfulness among patients at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Submitted
Skills Cente staff Alison Girard, Jay Shete, and Alia Locken display some of the work the Skills Centre has accomplished in the last year. Photo: Submitted

After 25 years of West Kootenay success, future shines bright for Skills Centre

“Several of our programs ran at full capacity, and the rest were almost full,” says Morag Carter.

Skills Cente staff Alison Girard, Jay Shete, and Alia Locken display some of the work the Skills Centre has accomplished in the last year. Photo: Submitted
Located at the north end of Slocan Lake and straddling the mouth of Bonanza Creek, land donated by the Alvarez family builds on efforts to protect the entire Bonanza Marsh wetland. Photo: Submitted

Former Trail family gifts beloved wetland to nature conservancy

“It would be hard to overstate the value of this land from a conservation perspective.”

Located at the north end of Slocan Lake and straddling the mouth of Bonanza Creek, land donated by the Alvarez family builds on efforts to protect the entire Bonanza Marsh wetland. Photo: Submitted