Kootenays

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
This year will mark the 125th anniversary of the City of Grand Forks and to help celebrate, a local Geocaching team will be creating new caches around the city to lead visitors and locals on their own adventure.

Geocaching adventure marks 125 years of the City of Grand Forks

As the world looks to do more and more in wide-open spaces,…

  • Jan 28, 2022
This year will mark the 125th anniversary of the City of Grand Forks and to help celebrate, a local Geocaching team will be creating new caches around the city to lead visitors and locals on their own adventure.
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)
Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo

Discover the Market District in Downtown Grand Forks

It is no secret that Downtown Grand Forks was one of the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo
Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo

Winter experiences abound in Boundary

In Boundary Country, winter adventure is in abundance. Wide-open spaces rule the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo
The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is helping woman entrepreneurs grow their technology-based businesses by introducing the Woman in Tech Entrepreneurship Mastermind Program. (Contributed-KAST)

New program designed to help women tech entrepreneurs in the Kootenays

The event is taking place virtually or in Nelson

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is helping woman entrepreneurs grow their technology-based businesses by introducing the Woman in Tech Entrepreneurship Mastermind Program. (Contributed-KAST)
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo

15 ski runs, family-friendly setting make Phoenix Mountain a winter favourite

Grand Forks area offers plenty to enjoy for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts

  • Nov 24, 2021
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo
Big White Resort offers 7,355 acres of terrain with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner runs and groomers to double black diamonds. Photo courtesy Boundary Country Tourism

Plan your Boundary Country skiing adventure

Boundary Country is a winter wonderland filled with snow-blanketed natural beauty, endless…

  • Nov 23, 2021
Big White Resort offers 7,355 acres of terrain with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner runs and groomers to double black diamonds. Photo courtesy Boundary Country Tourism
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.

Kootenay mountain bike trails poised to become global destination for athletes with disabilities

Trails are a major component of British Columbia’s tourism industry, and a…

  • Nov 21, 2021
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography

Arts & culture along the Crowsnest in Boundary Country

The Crowsnest scenic Highway 3 stretches from Hope, British Columbia to Medicine…

  • Nov 1, 2021
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography
Stop by the Visitor Centre as you enter downtown Grand Forks and pick up an updated trail map (also available at most local bike stores and coffee shops) and head out to enjoy the view. Crownest Creative photo

Discover the Trestles of Grand Forks

Don’t forget your camera as you take a self-guide trestle tour

  • Nov 1, 2021
Stop by the Visitor Centre as you enter downtown Grand Forks and pick up an updated trail map (also available at most local bike stores and coffee shops) and head out to enjoy the view. Crownest Creative photo