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By CBT on Friday Dec 18 2015

Columbia Basin Trust announces several updates to its Board of Directors, including the appointment of Rick Jensen as Chair and the retirement of current Chair Greg Deck.

From Cranbrook, Jensen is replacing Deck as Chair as of January 1, 2016. He joined the Trust Board in 2013 and served as Vice-Chair in 2015. He is the Chair of New Dawn Developments, a director of New Dawn Restorations...

By Ryan Lengsfeld on Wednesday Dec 02 2015

As a teen the fantastical technology of Star Trek riveted me. The phaser weapon, universal translator, hand held computer and medical tricorder all found an 'if only' niche in my imagination.  A half century later my 'if only' has come closer to reality than I could ever have imagined.  Laser pointers and battleship mounted laser weaponry exist.  Universal translators can be accessed on almost...

By Sara Golling on Monday Nov 23 2015

Marijuana:  Anticipating Changes in Legislation

A recent press release from the "Women Grow:  Kootenay Chapter"  says,

"Are you interested in cultivating a career in the cannabis industry? Would you like to know more about cannabis and the future of the industry in general?

"We invite you to join us on the evening of Thursday, January...

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 18 2015

"Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes, sometimes with devastating consequences." This statement is from a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

The article addresses a common problem in North American medical practice:  wrong diagnoses, and inappropriate treatments based on wrong diagnoses. The article is by Dr. Hardeep Singh and...

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 10 2015

Calling all storytellers and Vinyl Café fans-- Trail’s version of New York City’s ’The Moth’ returns to The Griff at The Bailey Theatre Friday November 20th at 7:30pm.

‘Little Moths’ is based on ‘The Moth’ in New York City where people gather (standing room only) to hear raconteurs and novice storytellers tell true stories of human experience. Throughout the long, dark...

By Chris Stedile on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

The lengthy road to a new bridge in Trail has been made even longer after council voted to reject all the submitted tenders at Monday’s council meeting.

The proposed pipe-pedestrian bridge was intended to be a $10 million project, but the newly-received tender shows the final cost to be in excess of $15.7 million. Council decided that going along with the project at this cost was...

By Contributor on Monday Aug 10 2015

Editor's Note: This news comes after charges were laid against Wirischagin for impaired driving. Wirischagin is scheduled to appear in Grand Forks court Aug. 18. 


Coun. Michael Wirischagin, advised city staff over the weekend that he will be leaving his seat on city council effective immediately.

Wirischagin is eight months into his...

By Trail Champion on Wednesday May 20 2015

The Castlegar Source and Trail Champion are delighted to introduce the newest member of our team, account executive extraordinaire Llora McTeer.

McTeer, 32, is a multi-talented, community-minded go-getter from Fruitvale with a strong background in sales, and she said she’s excited to dig in and become an integral part of the region’s fastest-growing media outlets via the Lone Sheep news...

By Contributor on Monday May 04 2015

On Jan. 12, 2015, Pacific Coastal Airlines initiated air service between the Trail Regional Airport and Kelowna International Airport. The decision to provide the air link between the West Kootenays and the Okanagan was made, partly, as a result of the overwhelming feedback the airline received within the region about the necessity of this service.

"Starting any new service...

By City of Trail on Monday May 04 2015

The City is disappointed to learn that Pacific Coastal Airlines (PASCO) will discontinue the Sunday through Friday Trail to Kelowna flight out of the Trail Regional Airport (TRA)  with the last scheduled flight being May 15, 2015.  The airline did not experience the necessary user-uptake to justify its continuance at this time. 

“We were hopeful this route would be well-used by leisure...