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COVID-19 numbers for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

74 new COVID-19 cases in Trail; 31 in Nelson

Trail is again the centre of new cases in the West Kootenay

COVID-19 numbers for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 2021. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file
Snow is right around the corner and highway maintenance vehicles will be out. Above, snow removal equipment near Jaffray in the East Kootenay. Mainroad file
Suspect one. Photo: Trail RCMP

Update: Trail RCMP prioritize return of stolen 3D printers

The suspects jacked a rear door to the library to gain entry

Suspect one. Photo: Trail RCMP
The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Missing person: Creston RCMP seeking Jesse Markwart

The 21-year-old was last seen on Sept. 21

The Creston RCMP are seeking a missing person. (Black Press Media stock photo)
L-R, Peter de Groot’s sisters Danna de Groot, Shannon de Groot, and Michelle de Groot, with father Peter de Groot, brother Miles de Groot and sister Kristen de Groot, at the courthouse in Nelson for the inquest into the death Peter de Groot in 2014 near Slocan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

RCMP officer who shot Peter de Groot testifies at inquest

Retired officers Brian Burke and Robert Courcelles recalled the events of Oct. 13, 2014, near Slocan

L-R, Peter de Groot’s sisters Danna de Groot, Shannon de Groot, and Michelle de Groot, with father Peter de Groot, brother Miles de Groot and sister Kristen de Groot, at the courthouse in Nelson for the inquest into the death Peter de Groot in 2014 near Slocan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Photo: Trail Times file

Chronic pain clinic at Trail hospital shuts down

For an unknown reason the pain clinic at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital…

Photo: Trail Times file
The 2021 Nakusp Fire Department. (Contributed)

Nakusp Fire Department looks back on 2021 wildfire season

Fire Chief Terry Warren recounts incidents dealt with by Nakusp Fire Department over the summer

The 2021 Nakusp Fire Department. (Contributed)
A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)

Protests renewed along CGL pipeline near Houston

Two people have been arrested; protesters continue to block construction work

A group of supporters pictured at the encampment located just before the RCMP access control checkpoint at kilometre 27 of the Morice West Forest Service Road from Feb. 5, 2020 show their support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their fight against CGL. (File photo/Houston Today)
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
Kootenay Lake is currently a metre below its normal height. File photo
Kootenay Lake is currently a metre below its normal height. File photo
The City of Nelson says it is ahead of most municipalities in the province other than Vancouver with its research into the carbon footprint of new houses. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The City of Nelson says it is ahead of most municipalities in the province other than Vancouver with its research into the carbon footprint of new houses. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Trail is experiencing an unexpected rise in COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Trail is experiencing an unexpected rise in COVID-19 cases. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Trent Mason and Emily Chambers made the move to Creston from Fernie to fulfill their dream of owning an orchard. (Photo Submitted)

First-time orchard owners in the Creston Valley reflect on lessons learned

Half the crops at Blue Canoe Orchard were lost to the summer heatwave

Trent Mason and Emily Chambers made the move to Creston from Fernie to fulfill their dream of owning an orchard. (Photo Submitted)
Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)

First Nations Leadership Council frustrated by former Kelowna social worker’s plea deal

Robert Riley Saunders pleaded guilty to stealing from and harming at-risk youth in his care, many of whom are Indigenous

Robert Riley Saunders. (Facebook photo)
Pictured is the kamnin’tk (The Children) statue at St. Eugene. This statue was put in place to honour all of the children who attended Indian Residential Schools. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Ktunaxa Nation releases statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

How to honour the day and make personal commitments to reconciliation

Pictured is the kamnin’tk (The Children) statue at St. Eugene. This statue was put in place to honour all of the children who attended Indian Residential Schools. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey
St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey
Michael McIsaac would have celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 24. Photo: Submitted

Driver sentenced to 3 years in prison for death of West Kootenay man

“It is still hard to believe he is gone,” says Michael McIsaac’s mom, Sonia McIsaac.

Michael McIsaac would have celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 24. Photo: Submitted
Forest consultant and project manager John Cathro points to a fallen tree in a trail area south of the Kaslo Aerodrome. Extreme wind events in recent years has FireSmart planners re-assessing the kind of clearing they’re doing in and around Kaslo to try to address the problem. Photo: John Boivin

Kaslo set to begin wildfire risk reduction project in Village-owned forest

Kaslo’s Wildfire Risk Reduction Program was launched three years ago

Forest consultant and project manager John Cathro points to a fallen tree in a trail area south of the Kaslo Aerodrome. Extreme wind events in recent years has FireSmart planners re-assessing the kind of clearing they’re doing in and around Kaslo to try to address the problem. Photo: John Boivin
Photo: Myriam Zilles/Unsplash

Apply for energy savers before West Kootenay winter rolls in

Income-qualified support programs help ease winter heating bills

Photo: Myriam Zilles/Unsplash