Sheri Regnier

Workers poured the foundation this week as construction rolls along on the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant coming soon to downtown Trail. Business owners at BJT Properties say the new build represents a $2.5M investment, 20 full time jobs, and 25 part-time jobs. Photo: Jim Bailey

Help wanted: Will the labour shortage impact Trail businesses?

For insight, the Trail Times went to job market experts at The Skills Centre

Workers poured the foundation this week as construction rolls along on the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant coming soon to downtown Trail. Business owners at BJT Properties say the new build represents a $2.5M investment, 20 full time jobs, and 25 part-time jobs. Photo: Jim Bailey
“From the Archives” feature of an image along the Columbia River in 1948, as seen from Groutage Avenue. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Columbia River and Groutage Avenue circa 1948

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

“From the Archives” feature of an image along the Columbia River in 1948, as seen from Groutage Avenue. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press

B.C. Seniors Advocate invites participation in residential care survey

British Columbians to participate in the second landmark survey of people in residential care

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press
The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File

RCMP help rescue neglected pets in Fruitvale

Police says both animals continue to do well in care of shelter staff.

The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File
West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted

Farm to Friends invests in Kootenay farmers and families

West Kootenay EcoSociety created Farms to Friends during the height of the pandemic in 2020.

West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted
There are four species of bats that are commonly found in B.C. buildings. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project

BC Annual Bat Count seeks bat roosts and volunteers

The count is easy, fun, and safe, not to mention vital for monitoring bat population.

There are four species of bats that are commonly found in B.C. buildings. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project
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Police campaign aims to prevent B.C. seniors falling victim to scams

The Times often receives calls about locals, usually seniors, targeted by a scammer.

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Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB

Ambassador ready to help Kootenay Boundary water users

“WaterSmart Ambassadors have a huge impact on the ground,” says the RDKB’s Gabe Wiebe.

Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB
Brothers Phil and Clem Buesnel posing in front of their produce display inside the Nakusp Fair Building, circa 1914-15. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society

The Buesnel Brothers of Nakusp

The Spicer Farm continues to flourish in Nakusp nearly 75 years later.

Brothers Phil and Clem Buesnel posing in front of their produce display inside the Nakusp Fair Building, circa 1914-15. Photo: Arrow Lakes Historical Society
The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) has received a donation of $6,500+ from the Castlegar Rotary Club. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar Rotary donates to respiratory care at KBRH

Donation will support the purchase of a Cough Assist Machine at KBRH.

The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) has received a donation of $6,500+ from the Castlegar Rotary Club. Photo: Submitted
Users are asked to make a $5 per bag payment in the secure money collection box located on the front of the bin. Photo: City of Trail

Bear-proof bin available at Trail works yard

Without the fees, NCA is not able to support this service.

Users are asked to make a $5 per bag payment in the secure money collection box located on the front of the bin. Photo: City of Trail
Since 2019, WorkSafeBC has slapped Teck Metals with two work site penalties collectively totalling $701,362. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Metals fined $55,000 for ammonia leak in Trail

The latest work site violation from April follows a $646K WorkSafeBC penalty in May 2019

Since 2019, WorkSafeBC has slapped Teck Metals with two work site penalties collectively totalling $701,362. Photo: Trail Times
Taxpayers must claim their homeowner grant directly with the province by calling 1.888.355.2700 or online by visiting: www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant. Photo: Black Press file

Property taxes up 4.5 per cent for Trail homeowners

The property tax payment deadline date for 2022 is Monday, July 4.

Taxpayers must claim their homeowner grant directly with the province by calling 1.888.355.2700 or online by visiting: www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant. Photo: Black Press file
The suspect tripped over his own feet and fell down; which promptly resulted in the Trail RCMP officer arresting him for criminal break, enter and theft. Photo: Max Bender/Unsplash

Trail RCMP arrest klutzy Castlegar thief after he trips up

The suspect attempted to flee but the officer followed him in a marked police vehicle

The suspect tripped over his own feet and fell down; which promptly resulted in the Trail RCMP officer arresting him for criminal break, enter and theft. Photo: Max Bender/Unsplash
Following a night of showcasing all they’ve learned over seven months, the Trail ambassadors’ pageant culminated in the crowning of new royalty; Miss Trail Rannde Wyatt (right) and Miss Trail Princess Esther Lawe. The Trail Times congratulates all the candidates for their remarkable accomplishments. Photo: Trail Ambassador Programme/Facebook

Trail ambassadors shine: Miss Trail and Miss Trail Princess crowned

“The pageant this year really showcased Trail youth at their finest.”

Following a night of showcasing all they’ve learned over seven months, the Trail ambassadors’ pageant culminated in the crowning of new royalty; Miss Trail Rannde Wyatt (right) and Miss Trail Princess Esther Lawe. The Trail Times congratulates all the candidates for their remarkable accomplishments. Photo: Trail Ambassador Programme/Facebook
The month of May marks the beginning of increased traffic on British Columbia roadways and, with more road users, BC Highway Patrol cautions commuters about the potential for an increase in collisions. Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash

Trail RCMP catch driver going 122 clicks in 60 km zone

BC Highway Patrol: May is High Risk Driving month

The month of May marks the beginning of increased traffic on British Columbia roadways and, with more road users, BC Highway Patrol cautions commuters about the potential for an increase in collisions. Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash
From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times

Foot traffic changes coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The temporary changes to the hospital’s main corridor are part of ongoing renovations

From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times
For 50+ years in May, until the pandemic hit in 2020, Silver City Days has drawn large crowds to downtown streets. Midway rides, like this one from the ’80s called ‘Ring of Fire,’ have always been a thrilling attraction. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Silver City version of ‘Ring of Fire’

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

For 50+ years in May, until the pandemic hit in 2020, Silver City Days has drawn large crowds to downtown streets. Midway rides, like this one from the ’80s called ‘Ring of Fire,’ have always been a thrilling attraction. Photo: Trail Historical Society
Reg Stone Park, located at 19 Ritchie Ave., Tadanac. Photo: Waymarking.com

Trail council advances green project, awards park contract

HVAC, boiler, and refrigeration system integration will reduce carbon footprint

Reg Stone Park, located at 19 Ritchie Ave., Tadanac. Photo: Waymarking.com
Selkirk College Giving Day runs today, May 12. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings foundation contributes $10,000 on Giving Day

Selkirk College Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising challenge

Selkirk College Giving Day runs today, May 12. Photo: Submitted