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The Trail Smoke Eaters couldn’t find their footing and muster much offence in a 4-0 loss to the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. 
Jagger Williamson registered three points in the game, scoring twice and adding an...

Dear Neighbours,

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Braeden Tuck (’98) has committed to Sacred Heart University for the 2019/20 season. 

Editor's Note:  This letter would have been better addressed to residents of all local commuities, not just  the "Trail residents" mentioned in the last line. The spills affected vehicles from a number of communities.

Dear Neighbours,

Regional News

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has been recognized by the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) as a climate leader for achieving Level 3, the second highest level in a four-level program toward becoming fully carbon neutral.

Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.

Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.

By Seth Klein

Among the fear-mongering claims of the “No” side in BC’s electoral reform debate, a favorite is that proportional representation (pro rep) will result in unstable minority governments that can’t get anything done.

The claim is unsubstantiated nonsense.

One part of the claim is true - pro rep almost always produces minority or...