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By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday May 11 2022

Interior Health would like to inform people in Trail and the surrounding area of an upcoming temporary change to access Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH).

As part of the ongoing redevelopment of KBRH, upgrades are taking place to the hospital’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems. As a result of this work, the hospital’s main corridor will be closed to foot traffic from May 14 to 30.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday May 11 2022

As more people head outdoors across Interior Health, it is likely they may encounter bats. Bats can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. This PSA provides tips on how to avoid bat exposures and when to seek health advice.

Bats and rabies

By Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday May 11 2022

Peskett will join the Smoke Eaters after making a stellar impression after attending the Smoke Eaters ID camp at the end of April. The 15-year-old from North Vancouver, BC, played as an underaged this past season with the West Van Academy U18 prep team where he produced 13 goals and four assists for 17 points in 30 games. Peskett added four more goals in the playoffs in just three games. The 6'2" right shot forward was also selected in the WHL Bantam draft in December.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 11 2022

Autonomous Sinixt are hosting a film tour through the Sinixt təmxʷúlaʔxʷ (homeland) between May 12 and May 15.

The screening times are as follows: 

Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Arrow Lake Theatre 

Nakusp, BC

Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. 

The Royal Theatre 

Trail, BC

Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m.

By City of Trail on Tuesday May 10 2022

 The City of Trail’s Parks & Recreation Department is still seeking fun and energetic camp leaders for Camp Cawabunga and Summer Adventure Camp, both scheduled to run from July 4 to August 26. The camps offer theme weeks packed full of adventure, games, sports, arts, crafts, and a whole lot of fun. The camp leader position is a great opportunity for those looking to improve their skills in leadership and program planning in a fun and fulfilling environment.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday May 10 2022

A Kelowna man is in police custody facing charges stemming from a car theft and subsequent flight from authorities, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“Trail and Greater District and Salmo RCMP joined forces to investigate and arrest a 33-year-old Kelowna man for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle and fleeing from police in Salmo and Trail.”

Wicentowich said that on May 3, at 8:43 p.m., a Trail woman reported her blue 2016 BMW had been stolen from the 1700 block of 2nd Avenue in Trail.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 09 2022

Interior Health said in a media release Monday advising residents in the New Denver area that the emergency department at the Slocan Community Health Centre will be resuming 24-hour service.

“I would like to thank the community for its support while we managed Omicron-driven staffing challenges earlier this year and reduced emergency services to maintain safe patient care,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown in the media release.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 09 2022

The city’s downtown market will have a new look this year.

For the first time the brick-and-mortar businesses surrounding the Wednesday Market will be allowed to participate in the event, without any cost.

The downtown core businesses can set up small displays — tables, booths or racks — outside of their businesses during the Wednesday Market at no cost in order to capitalize on the increased traffic on market days by showcasing their wares. The displays would be limited in size to the linear frontage of the business.

By Wildsight on Sunday May 08 2022

This summer brings back an engaging educational experience for teens that’s been sidelined since COVID-19 hit.

Go Wild! is a six-day Kootenay-based adventure and outdoor leadership program for youth. With loaded backpacks and two experienced, certified wilderness guides, 14 teens will have the opportunity this July to experience the great outdoors as they may never have before.

Go Wild! isn’t just a backpacking trip: it’s an education in backcountry camping and hiking that will open the door to a lifetime of adventure.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday May 08 2022

Groundwork is still needed for the Nelson Regional Sports Council before it can gain a seat and a say on the Nelson and District Recreation Commission No. 5, says the commission’s chair.

Keith Page said Thursday in a letter to the council that someone from the NRSC must attend a few public commission meetings before a seat is considered — but an NRSC representative has yet to attend a commission meeting over the last few years, nor provide public comment on the business before the commission.