Jim Bailey

Rossland council encourages everyone to support locals only recommendations. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Rossland council promotes ‘Locals Only’ inititative

Rossland mayor encourages people to restrict travel and enjoy what your home has to offer

Rossland council encourages everyone to support locals only recommendations. Photo: Jim Bailey.
The Trail Curling Club closed its doors for the rest of season in response to an extension of provincial health orders. Photo: submitted.

Trail Curling Club cancels remainder of season

The Trail Curling Club had an emergency meeting last week to deal with the PHO extension

The Trail Curling Club closed its doors for the rest of season in response to an extension of provincial health orders. Photo: submitted.
Long-term care staff and physicians from the priority group received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 15, including Dr. Corrine Knox. Photo: Submitted

Moderna vaccine arrives in Castlegar

Vaccine rollout began in West Kootenay with long term care residents and staff the first recipients

Long-term care staff and physicians from the priority group received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 15, including Dr. Corrine Knox. Photo: Submitted
Team Buchy skipped by Kimberley curler Kaila Buchy are unable to defend their BC junior women's title this year, after CurlBC announced the cancellation of the event due to the pandemic. Photo: CurlBC

CurlBC cancels U18 and U21 championships

With curling clubs closing due to PHO order, CurlBC was forced to cancel U18 and U21 events

Team Buchy skipped by Kimberley curler Kaila Buchy are unable to defend their BC junior women's title this year, after CurlBC announced the cancellation of the event due to the pandemic. Photo: CurlBC
Rossland passes bylaw to allow backyard chickens. Photo: file

Rossland council passes backyard chicken bylaw

Newest councilor, Terry Miller, finds elegant solution to residential-chicken bylaw

Rossland passes bylaw to allow backyard chickens. Photo: file
Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Jones twins reunite in Swedish hockey league

Montrose products Connor and Kellen Jones will skate for Vaterviks IK of the Swedish league

Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.
The recent heavy snowfall has provided a welcomed gift for holiday skiers and outstanding ski conditions for Champion Lakes Ski Club and the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club. Photo: Champion Lakes website.

Prime time for West Kootenay cross-country skiers

“Cross-country skiing is a great way to safely get outside this winter for both fun and exercise.”

The recent heavy snowfall has provided a welcomed gift for holiday skiers and outstanding ski conditions for Champion Lakes Ski Club and the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club. Photo: Champion Lakes website.
Santa on the Run will be jogging through the West Kootenay to help raise funds for Covenant House Vancouver. Photo: Submitted

Santa takes a run through West Kootenay in fundraiser for homeless youth

Santa on the Run’s 12 Days of Christmas teams up with Ryan Reynolds for Covenant House Vancouver

Santa on the Run will be jogging through the West Kootenay to help raise funds for Covenant House Vancouver. Photo: Submitted
A family of black bears in Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey

WildSafeBC concerned about non-reporting of wildlife encounters

Wildlife encounters are down in some areas due to residents reluctance to report

A family of black bears in Trail. Photo: Jim Bailey
Organizations like Trail Youth Baseball cancelled its summer season, but were able to access funds through the Community Gaming Grants. Photo: Jim Bailey

Gaming grants give boost to Greater Trail arts, culture and sports

Trail Youth Baseball taps into Community Gaming Grant for first time

Organizations like Trail Youth Baseball cancelled its summer season, but were able to access funds through the Community Gaming Grants. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce is asking the province to consider regional. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail chamber requests PHO restraint for rural communities

Kootenay-Boundary businesses and residents suffer inordinately when considering COVID numbers

The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce is asking the province to consider regional. Photo: Jim Bailey
Black Jack ski racers Remi Drolet (pictured), Jasmine Drolet, and Molly Miller were selected to compete at the 2021 World Jr/U23 Nordic Championship in Finland in February. Photo: Doug Stephen.

Black Jack trio selected to race in world championships

Black Jack skiers Molly Miller, and Remi and Jasmine Drolet to race for Team Canada at World Jr./U23

Black Jack ski racers Remi Drolet (pictured), Jasmine Drolet, and Molly Miller were selected to compete at the 2021 World Jr/U23 Nordic Championship in Finland in February. Photo: Doug Stephen.
1961-62 Trail Smoke Eaters captain Cal Hockley and Norm Lenardon stop for a photo in front of the mural dedicated to the ‘61 Smoke Eaters and Minor Hockey Day in Canada<font face="Courier New, Courier, monospace" size="3"></font>. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Cal Hockley passes, leaves lasting legacy for the Silver City

Cal was a fixture at the Smoke Eaters games and longtime supporter of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks

1961-62 Trail Smoke Eaters captain Cal Hockley and Norm Lenardon stop for a photo in front of the mural dedicated to the ‘61 Smoke Eaters and Minor Hockey Day in Canada<font face="Courier New, Courier, monospace" size="3"></font>. Photo: Jim Bailey.
‘61 Smoke Eaters captain Cal Hockley and former Trail Mayor Mike Martin drop the puck on a game between the Trail Smoke Eaters alumni and the Montreal Canadians alumni in February, 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey

Senior Smoke Eaters annual Christmas reunion cancelled

The popular dinner sees up to 70 Trail Senior Smoke Eaters and WIHL alumni meet annually in December

‘61 Smoke Eaters captain Cal Hockley and former Trail Mayor Mike Martin drop the puck on a game between the Trail Smoke Eaters alumni and the Montreal Canadians alumni in February, 2018. Photo: Jim Bailey
West Kootenay professional golfer Garrett Kucher announces new venture and launch of online store last week. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay golfer launches kuchergolf.com

Golfer Garrett Kucher finds positive way to direct his energies during the COVID pandemic

West Kootenay professional golfer Garrett Kucher announces new venture and launch of online store last week. Photo: Submitted
Caretakers Bruce and Irene Montgomery join resident John Carter for a photo by the Christmas tree at Chateau Manor. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay manor makes festive holiday season for seniors

Every wall, nook, doorway, and shelf is feted with seasonal decor

Caretakers Bruce and Irene Montgomery join resident John Carter for a photo by the Christmas tree at Chateau Manor. Photo: Jim Bailey
Caretakers Bruce and Irene Montgomery join resident John Carter for a photo by the Christmas tree at Chateau Manor. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail manor makes festive holiday season for seniors

Every wall, nook, doorway, and shelf is feted with seasonal decor

Caretakers Bruce and Irene Montgomery join resident John Carter for a photo by the Christmas tree at Chateau Manor. Photo: Jim Bailey
West Kootenay disc golfers can’t wait to play Little Bear Golf Course’s highly anticipated disc golf course addition this spring. Photo: submitted.

Little Bear adding disc-golf option to its par-3 course

Little Bear enjoys the infrastructure that will make it a one-of-a-kind disc golf course

West Kootenay disc golfers can’t wait to play Little Bear Golf Course’s highly anticipated disc golf course addition this spring. Photo: submitted.
The J. L. Crowe shop class

Kootenay Columbia shop class on the lookout for small-engine donations

“The community is awesome, every time we put out the call we get some responses right away.”

The J. L. Crowe shop class
Red Mountain

RED Mountain delays ski-hill opening

Date extended to Dec. 31 for residents to purchase ‘Kootenay Locals Only’ card

Red Mountain