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By Contributor on Thursday Mar 05 2015

Good news for backcountry snowsport enthusiasts: Avalanche Canada is receiving $325,000 over two years from Columbia Basin Trust to help it continue its work of increasing public safety for winter backcountry users.

Avalanche Canada is a national public avalanche safety organization, with world-leading accident prevention programs and services. Based in Revelstoke, the organization...

By Contributor on Friday Feb 20 2015

U19 is back!

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be presenting the 8th annual West Kootenay U19 Film Festival this spring. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the Rossland Miners Hall. The Festival is being run as an event during National Youth Week, of which Rossland participation is coordinated by the Rossland Youth Action Network...

By Contributor on Friday Feb 13 2015


Application forms for popular Summer Works Program available February 19

(Columbia Basin) – If you own a small business in the Columbia Basin, you can get financial help to hire a student over the summer by applying for a wage subsidy from Columbia Basin Trust’s Summer Works Program....

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

As many as 465 people have signed a petition asking Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to fund a local abattoir, underlining the need for upcoming community consultations, according to CBT spokesperson Delphi Hoodicoff.

The petition, posted by Slocan resident Jim Ross, is entitled ‘We ask the Columbia Basin Trust to fund an abattoir, processing, storage, distribution and retail system to...

By Contributor on Saturday Nov 15 2014

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by Pacific Coastal:

Pacific Coastal Airlines is pleased to announce the addition of another new route to its network of more than sixty-five destinations in British Columbia effective Monday January 12, 2015.

The new Trail-Kelowna flight will operate...

By Contributor on Thursday Nov 13 2014

Many are familiar with the saying “the credit union difference”. It will be the acts of our 60 employees that will make that difference, since today is the day that Nelson & District Credit Union will break through the $3 million mark in community giving from its 15 year old Community Investment Program.

Some might call it a coincidence that World Kindness Day falls on the same day...

By City of Trail on Tuesday Oct 28 2014

The City is responding to Mr. Norm Gabana’s Letter to the Editor, Bridge Reports and Statements Differ, that was published in the Trail Times on Oct. 23. Mr. Gabana is the individual who initiated a petition against the City’s Loan Authorization Bylaw 2775 that was advanced to provide the City with authority to borrow up to $4.916 million to construct a pipeline/pedestrian...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 10 2014

The nomination period for municipal elections closed today at 4 p.m., and Trail’s chief electoral officer Michelle McIsaac has released the names of fully four candidates wanted to replace Trail’s retiring leader, Dieter Bogs: Doug Jones, Roger Catalano, Mike Martin and Ian McLeod.

The election will be held Nov. 15.

Incumbent councillors seeking re-election include Eleanor...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 03 2014

A fire yesterday morning outside the old Toxco location (now home to Retriev Technologies) drew 17 firefighters from Trail, four from Warfield and one from Montrose, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue chief Terry Martin.

He said the blaze was quickly controlled, and while crews continue to investigate, the fire doesn’t appear suspicious. He also said it was a clean burn...

By City of Trail on Monday Sep 29 2014

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that Columbia Basin Trust has dedicated $500,000 in grant funding for the proposed Library/Heritage Centre (Riverfront Centre). The facility, estimated at $6.9 million, will be built on the land previously occupied by the Eagles’ building if Trail’s electors vote in favour of the Loan Authorization Bylaw at the upcoming election on November 15th....