Kootenays

All photos of Kokanee Glacier Park are courtesy Brenda Haley. Photos: Brenda Haley

Kokanee Glacier Park, a wonderland in summer

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All photos of Kokanee Glacier Park are courtesy Brenda Haley. Photos: Brenda Haley
Join in on the fun of the Grand Forks Fall Fair on Sept. 3 and 4, and Rock Creek’s Fall Fair and Rodeo on Sept. 17 and 18! Charnley v. Wyk photo/courtesy Boundary Tourism

Fall Fairs in Boundary Country

Boundary Country is a landscape of rolling hills, refreshing bodies of water…

  • Aug 22, 2022
Join in on the fun of the Grand Forks Fall Fair on Sept. 3 and 4, and Rock Creek’s Fall Fair and Rodeo on Sept. 17 and 18! Charnley v. Wyk photo/courtesy Boundary Tourism
One of the work parties that helped removed 1,500 metres of wire fencing from the Pend D’Oreille Valley this year. of Photo: TWA

West Kootenay seniors do the hard work to restore habitat

Barbed wire fencing has impeded wildlife movement through the Pend d’Oreille Valley corridor

One of the work parties that helped removed 1,500 metres of wire fencing from the Pend D’Oreille Valley this year. of Photo: TWA
Artist Frantisek Strouhal’s work ‘Soul Journey’ was juried and invited to participate in the 54th Open International Juried Exhibition by the Society of Canadian Artists. Photo: contributed

West Kootenay artist’s work selected for international exhibition

“My work is a reflection of my own personal renaissance,” said Frantisek Strouhal.

Artist Frantisek Strouhal’s work ‘Soul Journey’ was juried and invited to participate in the 54th Open International Juried Exhibition by the Society of Canadian Artists. Photo: contributed
All photos of the MacBeth Icefield are courtesy of Brenda Haley, an experienced hiker from Trail. Photos: Brenda Haley

Macbeth Icefield; Palatial landscape of the West Kootenay

PHOTOS: If you have a recent photo to share email it large-size to editor@trailtimes.ca

All photos of the MacBeth Icefield are courtesy of Brenda Haley, an experienced hiker from Trail. Photos: Brenda Haley
The Enchanted Forest. (Facebook photo)

Top 10 things to do in the Kootenays for the summer

Variety of attractions, activities for visitors of all ages

The Enchanted Forest. (Facebook photo)
At Boundary Country’s Kettle River, pull up a lawn chair and dip your feet in the cool river, or simply float in the sunshine. Peter Kalasz photo

Splish, splash, and spend the rest of summer in Boundary!

Summer in Boundary Country is in the final countdown but have no…

  • Jul 29, 2022
At Boundary Country’s Kettle River, pull up a lawn chair and dip your feet in the cool river, or simply float in the sunshine. Peter Kalasz photo
Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File

Kokanee restoration, bull trout monitoring underway in Kootenay-Columbia

FWCP supports Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society & Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

Kootenay Lake’s shore spawning kokanee restoration and research project is in Year 3, with funding from the FWCP Columbia Region. Photo: File
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
Photo: Ron Wilson

No Mothra, just a moth invasion Kootenay-style

Photos: The hatching of millions (maybe billions) of river moths the night of July 16

Photo: Ron Wilson
The Ross Spur area is very dark once the sun goes down. The driver became disoriented trying to get a cell phone signal after her car broke down. Photo: Unsplash

Search and Rescue called to the outskirts of Fruitvale for lost driver

The call came in for a ground sweep around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, July 20

The Ross Spur area is very dark once the sun goes down. The driver became disoriented trying to get a cell phone signal after her car broke down. Photo: Unsplash
Australian guests meet the Trail team at the downtown Community Program Office located at 1319 Bay Avenue. Residents are welcome to drop-in, ask questions, and sign up for programs. Photo: THEP

Australians tap into Trail successes with reducing lead exposure

THEP has caught the attention of Australian communities that also have active smelting operations

Australian guests meet the Trail team at the downtown Community Program Office located at 1319 Bay Avenue. Residents are welcome to drop-in, ask questions, and sign up for programs. Photo: THEP
Photo: South Columbia SAR

Three injured, one serious, after multiple-ATV crash near Ymir

The rescue operation deployed in a remote location near Barrett Lake Sunday night

Photo: South Columbia SAR
NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star

NextRide now lives in West Kootenay transit system

Customers can track their bus arrivals in real-time and see how full the bus is at any given time

NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star
In Grand Forks, you’ll have endless possibilities for fun in the sun this summer!

Sunny summer days were made for a big adventures in Grand Forks

There’s no shortage of fun to be had this summer in Grand…

  • Jul 11, 2022
In Grand Forks, you’ll have endless possibilities for fun in the sun this summer!
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

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
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

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
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

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