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By Colin Payne On on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the stage this December 4, 5 and 6 at the Capitol Theatre, this year’s panto is called Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime – and it’s set to turn Nelson into a fairytale world.

Written by Nelson local, Lisel...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 06 2014

2014 Equine Empowerment Camps are being offered for West Kootenay area youth from ages five to 19 free of charge.  These camps are sponsored by Columba Basin Trust, Arrow Lakes Therapeutic Riding Association and Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society.  

Camp participants will receive two, 1.5 hour lessons per camp, which will be tailored to each individual and include working with...

By Contributor On on Saturday Jun 07 2014

The Trail Historical Society has been awarded $20,000 by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance towards capital costs of the proposed Riverfront Centre, which will join Trail’s library and museum facilities.

“We are thrilled to kick off our capital fundraising campaign with this announcement and are grateful to the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) and the Columbia Basin Trust...

By Alex Atamanenko MP On on Wednesday Jun 04 2014

On June 3, BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko hosted the Ottawa premiere of “The Change Agents”.

The evening was co-sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby, Ontario Chapter and saw more than 70 people in attendance, including 10 Members of Parliament.

“It was an honour for me to host this important event. I would like to thank Cathy Orlando of the Citizens Climate Lobby for...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Friday May 30 2014

The Trail Relay for Life is a go for tomorrow (Saturday), but organizers say they'd love a few more volunteers tonight and tomorrow help the day go smoothly.

"We are looking for Volunteers to join Relay For Life in Trail and be a part of the biggest cancer...

By Tayla Scott On on Thursday May 29 2014

The City of Trail and the Village of Warfield have reached a new recreation and library agreement.

“Our five-year agreement expired in January and we didn’t renew it,” said Bert Crockett, the mayor of Warfield. “So we met with [Trail] and the negotiations broke down. We figured what they were asking was too much. We opted to go...

By Tayla Scott On on Thursday May 29 2014

“Putting children and families first” is a one time event that will be free to the public in Trail on June 10 and 11. Participating in the event will be Joanne Schroeder, who is a child development expert from the University of British Columbia.

People who are passionate about children and families will...

By Tayla Scott On on Thursday May 08 2014

The city's next Citizen of the Year Award is up for grabs, as Castlegar's Knights of Columbus are accepting nominations until May 16. The Knights as a group will decide who the celebrated recipient will be on May 20. According to Brian Bogle, manager of Safeway in Castlegar and Knights of Columbus member, the winner should be announced by May 24.


By Contributor On on Tuesday Apr 01 2014

One of Canada’s most articulate horticulturalist will be coming to Trail next week. Jim Hole is seen and heard frequently on CBC radio and Global TV in Alberta.

Jim is the son of the late garden guru, Lois Hole, whose garden books are popular with gardeners all across the nation. He has carried on the family tradition: writing bestselling books, a syndicated newspaper column and...

By Michelle Croissant On on Friday Mar 14 2014

Saturday March 8 marked the date of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2014, which was celebrated with thousands of events around the world, inspiring and celebrating the achievements of women and their allies.  This year’s global theme, Inspiring Change,was intended to encourage advocacy for women's advancement through challenging the status...