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
Non-profits jumped at a Columbia Basin Trust grant for helping local businesses, including the ‘Gifts for Anglers’ promotion generated by Community Futures’ We-Sport-Fish project.

Community Futures, Trail chamber access Trust’s buy-local campaign

Columbia Basin Trust provides holiday grant to support basin businesses and services

Non-profits jumped at a Columbia Basin Trust grant for helping local businesses, including the ‘Gifts for Anglers’ promotion generated by Community Futures’ We-Sport-Fish project.
The Trail Smoke Eaters are practicing preparation and patience for whenever the provincial health authority gives them and the BCHL the green light to play hockey. Photo: File photo.

Trail Smoke Eaters ready and willing to play, when able

Trail Smoke Eaters staff are keeping players engaged and committed as suspension of play continues

The Trail Smoke Eaters are practicing preparation and patience for whenever the provincial health authority gives them and the BCHL the green light to play hockey. Photo: File photo.
Early steals opened the door for Team Nichol in a victory over Team Small on Thursday at Kootenay Savings Super League curling. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Super League Curling: van Yzerloo-Fines match goes down to wire

Kootenay Savings Super League goes every Thursday night at the Trail Curling Club

Early steals opened the door for Team Nichol in a victory over Team Small on Thursday at Kootenay Savings Super League curling. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Terry Miller won the Rossland byelection.on Saturday.  Photo: Terry Miller

Rossland voters select Terry Miller as new councillor

City of Rossland releases results of advance voting and final voting day of council byelection

Terry Miller won the Rossland byelection.on Saturday.  Photo: Terry Miller
Trail city council made a difficult decision and cancelled the 2021 Silver City Days celebration. 
Photo: Trail Times

Silver City Days – cancelled

With pandemic uncertainty still looming, Trail council scuttled plans for 2021 Silver City Days

Trail city council made a difficult decision and cancelled the 2021 Silver City Days celebration. 
Photo: Trail Times
USA Today ranked the City of Rossland as its top Canadian ski town, and no. 2 in all of North America, while Nelson was ranked no. 10 overall. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland and Nelson rank among top North American ski towns

USA Today ranked two West Kootenay communities among Top 10 Ski Towns in North America

USA Today ranked the City of Rossland as its top Canadian ski town, and no. 2 in all of North America, while Nelson was ranked no. 10 overall. Photo: Jim Bailey
With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.

New COVID regs suspend junior and minor hockey rep play

All West Kootenay travelling hockey teams have been grounded until Dec. 7

With new Provincial Health Orders, area sports teams will suspend all travel including the Trail Smoke Eaters and Trail minor hockey rep teams and some house teams. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP successfully dealt with a person in crisis on a rooftop Sunday, Nov. 8. (Black Press Media file)

Trail RCMP report on dead man found in vehicle

Coroner investigates dead body discovered in Fruitvale

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP successfully dealt with a person in crisis on a rooftop Sunday, Nov. 8. (Black Press Media file)
2020 has been a good year for the Kootenay real estate market. Photo: File

Kootenay real estate market remains robust

Kootenay housing sales up 65 per cent compared to October 2019

2020 has been a good year for the Kootenay real estate market. Photo: File
A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times

ICBC ordered to keep paying storage fees for Trail acid-spill auto claims

ICBC paid more than 1.6M on cars written off by Trail acid spill, Judge orders insurer to continue

A glimpse of some of the 480 (approx) cars written off as a result of the acid spills along the Trail highway in 2018. Photo: Trail Times
Royal Theatre owner/operator Lisa Milne welcomes Greater Trail residents back to a new and wondrous entertainment experience. Go online to book a ticket at royaltheatretrail.com.  Photo: Jim Bailey.

Covid intermission reels in a new era for the Royal Theatre

COVID safe, the newly renovated Royal Theatre in Trail welcomes patrons back to the movies

Royal Theatre owner/operator Lisa Milne welcomes Greater Trail residents back to a new and wondrous entertainment experience. Go online to book a ticket at royaltheatretrail.com.  Photo: Jim Bailey.
Royal Theatre owner/operator Lisa Milne welcomes Greater Trail residents back to a new and wondrous entertainment experience. Go online to book a ticket at royaltheatretrail.com.  Photo: Jim Bailey.

Covid intermission reels in new era for Kootenay moviehouse

COVID safe, the newly renovated Royal Theatre in Trail welcomes patrons back to the movies

Royal Theatre owner/operator Lisa Milne welcomes Greater Trail residents back to a new and wondrous entertainment experience. Go online to book a ticket at royaltheatretrail.com.  Photo: Jim Bailey.
Castlegar Rebels will kick off the KIJHL season this weekend with a pair of exhibition games against the Nelson Leafs, before the season start on Nov. 13.  Photo: Jim Bailey.

Rebels, Leafs set to open KIJHL season

The Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs kick off the KIJHL season with a pair of exhibition games

Castlegar Rebels will kick off the KIJHL season this weekend with a pair of exhibition games against the Nelson Leafs, before the season start on Nov. 13.  Photo: Jim Bailey.