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By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday May 22 2013

A group of local residents is using three Facebook pages, an online petition, and several hard copy petitions to try to pressure the City of Castlegar to ban pesticide use in city parks and play areas.

Elise Bourgeois, a mother of three who lives right next to Millennium Park, said she opposes any kind of spraying at all.

“People are shocked to hear the dangers, because they...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Wednesday May 22 2013

Five Trail teens got the experience of a lifetime while bringing a whole new realm of publicity for Silver City Days' 50th anniversary this year.

City communication and events coordinator Andrea Jolly said she was surprised by the initiative shown by Grade 11 J. L. Crowe student Eric Gonzalez, 17, when he approached her offering his videography skills to the city.


By Trail Champion On on Friday May 17 2013

May 2013 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic, the longest and one of the most critical battles of the Second World War.

From Sept. 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945, tens of thousands of Canadian men and women, on hundreds of ships and airplanes, bravely faced the cold and dangerous waters of the North Atlantic in order to ensure critical supplies reached our troops and...

By Contributor On on Friday May 17 2013

The time has come to share your thoughts and hopes for the future of the Charles Bailey Theatre. As the business plan project moves into the information gathering phase, feedback is being gathered to assess the market, make recommendations to the theatre and collect ideas on how things could be improved.

The population of Greater Trail is being asked to help out by getting online or...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday May 16 2013

Some $100 bills, thought to be invincible to counterfeit gangs are turning up in the Lower Mainland.

So the BC RCMP is reminding the public to check the security features of all the bank notes that they receive, including the new polymer series notes after a small number of counterfeit $100 polymer bills have recently been detected.

The public can protect themselves by checking...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Sunday May 12 2013

I'm so sorry I'm late getting this to you – believe it or not, I was trying to get a stuffed turkey in the oven early enough that we won't be eating at 8 or 9 p.m. Do I know how to celebrate Mother's Day, or WHAT?

The shish kabobs would've been my first choice for tonight, but they needed to be cooked and photographed early enough for you to make them your Sunday dinner, if the spirit...

By Trail Champion On on Saturday May 11 2013

The City of Trail and the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce say vendor space is filling up in the Trail Market on the Esplanade for the summer of 2013, with over 50 per cent of the spaces already allocated for the full year.

Because the event achieved such tremendous success in 2012 with over 6,000 visitors and 125 different vendors, the Trail Market on the Esplanade is...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday May 09 2013

A glitch that saw the rides stop working during the first night of Silver City Days is fixed in plenty of time for the causeway's opening this afternoon, according to festival society president Ian McLeod.

"One of the main generators blew up on us at about 6 p.m. (Wednesday)," he said, adding the mechanical issue put the rides out of commission, but not the food court or the...

By Kyra Hoggan On on Sunday May 05 2013

There's something about this amazing weather that turns every red-blooded Canadian's mind to ... that's right ... BARBECUE!

Ribs being the quintessential barbecue item, I spent many years longing for barbecue but unable to find gluten-free barbecue sauce we could eat. Oh, the horror.

Turns out, though, that ribs are easy and don't even require a barbecue, if you haven't got one...

By Castlegar Source On on Tuesday Apr 30 2013

A rollicking tale of long hours, camaraderie, and bodily fluids—along with a healthy dose of humour—comes to Castlegar & District Public Library on May 13 at 7 p.m. with a presentation by author Jennifer Craig.  

Yes Sister, No Sister, is a funny, engaging memoir of the author’s life as a trainee nurse in the 1950s in Leeds, England, delivered with Craig’s trademark...