Smokies sign Coccimiglio for 2024-25

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce the signing of Jared Coccimiglio (’04) for the upcoming 2024-25 upcoming season. Coccimiglio is a 5’8″, 170-pound right shot forward from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and played last season with the Philadelphia Rebels in the NAHL. Jared scored 23 goals and added 14 assists for 37 points […]

Trail RCMP respond to single-vehicle rollover

On Friday, May 24,  at 3:35 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a single motor vehicle rollover incident near the intersection of Carnation Drive and Hwy 3B, in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue was at the scene when the officer arrived. […]

Selkirk College Distinguished Alumni Frances Swan Illustrates Outcomes

Humble and determined steps towards creating stronger rural communities that ultimately result in great leaps forward define the impact made by Selkirk College’s 2024 Distinguished Alumni recipient Frances Swan. A graduate of the Forest Technology Program with the Class of 1991, Swan is a lifelong learner who has made numerous contributions to responsible resource management […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

Dear Community Members, Since February, I’ve been working with Premier David Eby and my BCNDP MLA colleagues in the Legislature to pass legislation that will make a difference to people in B.C. The cost-of-living, health care, and housing – these are the issues I hear about from people like you, constituents and community members and hardworking British Columbians who […]

Future looks bright as Kootenay kids dream up innovations to promote accessibility

The Kootenay Contraption Contest, made possible by FortisBC and The Province of British Columbia, is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest, an annual initiative that challenges Kootenay youth to dream big and design a contraption that solves a relevant problem using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and innovation. Throughout […]

Column: The importance of native bees

For many people “bees” means “honeybees” — the prolific insects that flit from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen to take back to their hives. They’re important agricultural pollinators and produce honey and wax that humans gather and use. Their utility to people has heightened fears about “colony collapse disorder,” in which various suspected […]

Modernized Treaty would go beyond flood control: Canadian negotiation team

The Columbia River Treaty won’t get ‘modernized’ unless it reduces impacts on Columbia Basin communities and ecosystems, says the team representing Canada at the negotiation table. The Canadian negotiation delegation — which includes Canada, B.C. and the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc and Syilx Okanagan Nations — maintains that a modernized Treaty will have to meet B.C. Indigenous […]

Tips, tricks on avoiding ticks and safe removal — Interior Health

Spring is here and the warmer weather means more people will be out hiking in tall grass or wooded areas. This can also mean an increased chance of getting tick bites. Ticks are small bugs that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease. Fortunately, there are precautions […]

Selkirk College Valedictorians Epitomize Spirit of Accomplishment

Carrying forward the power of community nurtured at Selkirk College into the broader world is the ambition of the Class of 2024 co-valedictorians. Convocation 2024 takes place at the Castlegar Campus on May 30 with two different ceremonies that celebrate the graduating class. Contemporary Music & Technology Program graduate Jay Porteous and Recreation, Fish & […]

FROM THE HILL: MP speaks to Canada Disability Act

When the House of Commons passed the Canada Disability Act almost a year ago, my colleagues and I were initially buoyed at this long-overdue action to lift people living with a disability out of poverty once and for all. Like many government announcements, details were slim, and we knew we’d have to fight hard alongside […]

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