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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...

By Columbia Power on Wednesday Apr 29 2015

The Junior Dragons’ Den live show is happening this Friday, May 1, at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail and students and judges got together on Wednesday for a final run-through before the event.

A  Greater Trail Community Futures initiative, Junior Dragons’ Den is modeled after CBC’s popular show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to potential investors. On...

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 28 2015

In his media release on the recent federal budget, the Conservative candidate seems proud of his party’s “balanced” budget.  This budget was only balanced by raiding the EI fund (which belongs to the workers who paid dues into it) for $1.8 billion, taking $2 billion out of the $3-billion contingency fund (good fiscal managers should know that contingency funds are for year-end spending in...

By Contributor on Saturday Apr 25 2015

Sturgeon:  "the ancients of the deep."

(From material submitted by Angus Glass, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program)

Release your very own pre-historic-like fish into the Columbia River on Tuesday, May 5, at Gyro Park from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

The annual Juvenile White Sturgeon Release is hosted by the...

By Sara Golling on Friday Apr 24 2015

The Foggy Goggle Boys made it to the Regional Finals in the annual CBC "Searchlight" competition. Over 3300 bands were originally entered in the competition, and only 225 made the regional finals.   On April 28, the National Finalists were announced.   23 musical entries made that cut, but they did not include our guys.

The Foggy Goggle Boys now consist...

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 08 2015

Crystal Klym is the new Program Manager for the Columbia region’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), replacing Trevor Oussoren who is now managing the FWCP across the province.

The FWCP is a partnership of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders to compensate for the impacts to fish and wildlife resources...