KBRH Health Foundation donations help keep expectant families closer to home

Thanks to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation and its generous donors, Interior Health will be able to keep more Kootenay Boundary expectant families facing early deliveries closer to home. A new Tier 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at KBRH, made possible by $745,000 in additional Foundation-funded equipment and the addition of specialized […]

Canadian Cancer Society urgently seeking volunteer drivers to help cancer patients in Trail

Dear Editor, The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is calling on residents of Trail, BC to help community members facing a cancer diagnosis by becoming a volunteer driver with our Wheels of Hope transportation program. Volunteer drivers not only provide a means for clients to get to and from cancer-related appointments, they also offer a safe […]

Wildsight Education program recognized with national award

Wildsight’s EcoStewards program is the inaugural recipient of Wildlife Habitat Canada’s Diane Griffin Award. EcoStewards encourages students to learn about local ecosystems and undertake projects in their wild backyards. Wildsight educators guide students on an immersive learning journey through multiple in-class sessions, culminating in a community action project. We were humbled and grateful that this […]

Kootenay cadets compete in marksmanship competition

The cadet marksmanship competition was held last weekend for the Sea, Army and Air cadets in the Kootenays. A total of 41 cadets competed. On Saturday, cadets from Nelson, Trail and Castlegar were at the Trail Armory. On Sunday, cadets from Golden, Invermere, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and the Elk Valley were in Cranbrook Armory. The […]

Trail Community Action Team presents Respect & Connect 2024

The Trail Community Action Team (TCAT) is holding a free event on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at JL Crowe Secondary School. TCAT’s Youth World Café will give youth and their parents information on the various organizations offering services to youth at risk of harm from drug use, and how to […]

Rekindle Rossland 2023 schedule of events

Join us for Rekindle on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Rossland, BC! There will be street vendors, an artisan market, carollers, a gift basket giveaway, free and fun activities, lots of in-store specials and SANTA! 𝟗:𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎: -Yoga at Madhu Collective in support of the Rossland Food Bank. Please bring a food item to donate. 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎: -Event […]

KERPA welcomes new physician, response vehicle to program

KERPA (Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association) is excited to announce a few additions to the program. KERPA would like to welcome Dr. Amy Rudkoski to the team. Dr. Rudkoski, born in the Kootenays, is committed to serving her community and will be undergoing a one-year training program with KERPA before responding to 911 calls on […]

Trail's living wage increases 2% as government support offsets rising costs

Trail’s living wage has risen by 2 per cent, or 42 cents per hour this year, and is now $21.55. Despite this increase, it remains one of the lowest in the Kootenays, with Golden at $25.78, Revelstoke at $24.60, and the Columbia Valley at $22.63. Only Nelson is lower at $21.14. The living wage is […]

Kootenay Lake Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Award

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Teacher Sean Marechal has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Marechal teaches Grade 9 and 10 students in the Valhalla Wilderness Program at W.E. Graham School in the Village of Slocan. “I can’t think of a teacher more deserving of this recognition than Sean. His dedication and passion for building […]

A place to call home: Freedom Quest’s new head office offers stability

Creating a safe, stable space for young people was one of Freedom Quest Youth Services Society’s key goals in purchasing a building for their head office in Castlegar. Now they can continue to deliver free community programming to those impacted by substance use in a place that feels like home. Serving young people between ages […]