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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 14 2020

By Jesse Cole, The Nelson Daily

The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society (CLPS) has a little under a year to raise $750,000 and save Cottonwood Lake park. 

In early 2020, Andrew McBurney, a spokesperson for the CLPS, announced that the society had entered into an agreement with the current landowner to purchase a portion of land surrounding the lake by the end of 2020. 

By BC Hydro on Monday Jan 13 2020

BC Hydro is notifying the public of changes to the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir in order to undertake repairs to the guidewall at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam:

·         At 12:30 p.m. today, Arrow flows were reduced from 1,784 cubic metres per second (63,000 cubic feet per second) to 1,642 cubic metres per second (58,000 cubic feet per second).

By Trail Champion on Friday Jan 10 2020

The Trail McDonald’s is up and running again after a fire last night, according to co-owner Kathleen Zubick.

Kootenay Boundary Regional fire Rescue got the call at 5:22 p.m. and Cpt. Jason Milne said crews were on scene by 5:24 p.m.

The fire was extinguished almost immediately, and was limited to the men’s washroom.

“Obviously, we had (the restaurant) closed to clean up and get inspected, but we’re open and good to go now,” Zubick said.

The fire is being considered suspicious and is under investigation by KBRFR and the RCMP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 10 2020

A family backcountry skiing near the Kootenay Pass Summit Tuesday was forced to spend the night on top of the Kootenay Pass Summit after a natural avalanche closed Highway 3 in both directions.

The part of the highway between Salmo and Creston had been closed for hours due to the recent winter storm that dropped huge amounts of snow on highways in the southern part of the province.

By CBT on Thursday Jan 09 2020

At the end of 2019, Rick Jensen wrapped up seven years on Columbia Basin Trust’s Board of Directors, including four as Chair. The Trust thanks him for his dedication and meaningful contributions, which have impacted the lives of countless people in the region.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 09 2020

British Columbia’s hunters and anglers have long been the vanguard of wildlife conservation efforts in our province. Over the years, many of us have raised concerns about declining wildlife populations, large-scale habitat fragmentation and deterioration of true backcountry wilderness. Members of the British Columbia chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are therefore pleased to see our provincial government bring forward a plan to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation through the “Together for Wildlife” proposal.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 09 2020

Looking for something different to do this winter? Bring the family out to experience live shows at The Bailey Theatre. This season Trail and District Arts Council presents The Teck Family Series, kicking off on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. with the one-hour show Rythmo 2 from Montreal’s SAMAJAM.

SAMAJAM’s Rythmo 2 is an innovative, energizing and educational musical experience for kids and families. All participants receive musical instruments to play during the performance, for a participatory immersion in the world of African rhythms, percussion and dance.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Jan 09 2020

The Trail Smoke Eaters announced today that they have acquired 19-year-old forward Matt Osadick from the Merritt Centennials for future consideration. The deal comes ahead of the January 10th CJHL trade deadline.

Osadick, a native of Grande Pointe, Manitoba, is in his first BCHL season and has played 36 games thus far. Prior to making the jump to the BCHL Osadick spent two seasons in the MJHL with the Swan Valley Stampeders, amassing 104 points in 99 games. Osadick comes to Trail with a University of Maine commitment for 2020-21.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 09 2020

Enjoy the Fringe Fest up-close and personal atmosphere of The Griff as Trail & District Arts Council presents Travis Bernhardt's improv comedy Unscriptured as part of the E2: Experiments in Entertainment series on Friday, Jan.17 at 7:30 p.m.

A big hit at Spooktacular 2018, Travis Bernhardt never ceases to amaze. Whether he’s dropping your jaw with impossible-seeming magic or transcending you to new planes of consciousness with his delicate mentalism, Bernhardt is an intuitive and wildly talented performer.

By City of Trail on Thursday Jan 09 2020

The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2018 Annual Report. This is the City’s third consecutive year to receive the CAnFR award for its excellence in financial reporting.