Teck Trail Operations Conducting KIVCET Boiler Replacement This Spring

As previously announced, Trail Operations will be undertaking maintenance work in the spring of 2024. The work will focus on the KIVCET radiant boiler, which has been in use since 1997 and requires replacement. In addition, several other projects and maintenance work in the lead smelter will be executed during this time. Work is expected […]

Plant Operator Program Opens Door to Opportunity at Teck

Entry into an exciting and rewarding career in the industrial sector is only a short program away at Selkirk College. Teck Trail Operations is one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc/lead smelting and refining complexes. To make it function on a daily basis, the intricate operation requires a community of dedicated employees with a […]

Court criticizes Minister Stephen Guilbeault's interpretation of law

A Federal Court Justice has ruled in favour of conservation groups that challenged the federal Environment Minister for failing to take action to protect the critical habitats of at-risk migratory birds across the country. This includes the threatened Marbled Murrelet, a seabird that relies on coastal old-growth forests in B.C. for nesting. Ecojustice lawyers, on […]

Kokanee Comeback: Insights from a Kootenay Angler, Biologist

Matt Neufeld said fishing on Kootenay Lake is both a pastime and a purpose. “Fishing off the neighbour’s dock for whitefish on the shores of Kootenay Lake was my first exposure to angling,” Neufeld explained. “I was around four years old. As a young adult, I spent much of my time in a tin boat […]

COLUMN: David Suzuki reflects on science and its effects on our lives over his lifetime

I was trained to be a scientist. A book I cowrote with Tony Griffiths became the most widely used genetics text in the United States. But as I was beginning my career in Canada, I was struck by the priorities of newspapers and television. Whole sections and programs were devoted to politics, business, sports and […]

Shoplifting arrest leads to drug and weapon charges against a 37-year-old Trail man

On Thursday, Feb. 1,  at 2:11 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a man who allegedly stole a large quantity of meat from a business in the 1600 block of Marcolin Drive, in Trail. The officer conducted an investigation and obtained a photograph of the suspect. The photograph […]

BC Chamber Calls for Nominations to the 2024-25 Board of Directors

The BC Chamber of Commerce has launched its search for five (5) new Directors to join its 2024-25 Board of Directors.Four vacancies will be filled by individuals from Northwest BC, Central BC, the Kootenays, and the LowerMainland/Southwest. The fifth vacancy can be filled by an individual from any of the seven economic regions of BC. […]

Suspect leads cops in lengthy downtown Trail footrace

On Thursday, Feb. 1, at 12:30 p.m., frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to a report of a 30-year-old Trail man allegedly shoplifting condoms, lubricant, and band-aids from a business located in the 1500 block of Second Avenue, in Trail. Unfortunately for the man, the employees knew his identity and reported it, and […]

Heating up: warm weather keeps snow base repressed in region

Warm winter weather isn’t exclusive to the West Kootenay. One of the warmest periods on record for part of January has not only touched the region, but it was also the warmest January on record across the world, according to Reuters. The warm winter in the West Kootenay has also crimped Whitewater Ski Resort’s snow […]

City’s HUB announces doors to close in March after funding fizzles

One of the core service locations for the city’s street community is closing the doors at its current location after the stream of federal funding has dried up. The coordinated access HUB is closing on March 31 — terminating its lease at 521 Vernon St. — after the Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) found its […]