Rivers Day tackles Trail shoreline Sunday

River Day begins at 9am in Jubliee Park. Volunteers are advised to wear durable footwear.

The clean up teams are organized, Local 480 Steelworkers have been honing their barbecuing skills all summer, and the Teck and City of Trail crews will have trucks on hand ready to haul. It’s the end of September and that means that this Sunday is Rivers Day in Trail.

In its first-time run with the city taking over the organization of the event the centre of operations has been moved to Jubilee Park in downtown Trail where teams and individuals will meet at 9 a.m. to be assigned areas to cover for the annual river bank clean up and gather afterwards for a free hotdog lunch and prize draws.

“We have some amazing major sponsors for the shoreline cleanup this year, Columbia Power, Columbia Basin Trust, Teck, BC Hydro, and Kiwanis,” said Andrea Jolly, communications and events coordinator for the city. “All sponsors will either be sending a team or a representative to take part and volunteers from the Air Cadets and the Skills Centre, who previously organized the event will be there as well.”

The organizers have an aerial map of the shoreline and have specific areas they hope to target for clean-up. Volunteers will be assigned areas based on the size of their teams and access to transportation to get to the locations.

City of Trail and Teck trucks will be circulating to pick up garbage collected throughout the event.

In previous years the 44th Field Engineers had been on hand to tackle old vehicles and appliances that had been dumped over the river bank in the past but won’t be involved on Sunday.

“The 44th Field Engineers were not available to help us this year on Rivers Day but we hope to work with them in the near future to pull some of the larger items out of the river or from the shoreline,” said Jolly. “We’ve already received some tips that there are some larger items that need to be cleaned up along the shoreline near Casino.”

Volunteers are advised to wear durable footwear and will be provided with garbage bags and disposable gloves.

For more information on the shoreline cleanup contact Andrea Jolly at (250) 364-0834 or by email at ajolly@trail.ca.

Just Posted

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

The pilot of this single-engine propeller plane was unhurt after crash-landing in a Como Road orchard Friday, June 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Plane crash lands into Grand Forks orchard, pilot injured

RCMP have secured the crash site, pending investigation by Transport Canada

Author John Vaillant joins Lisa Moore and Fred Wah for Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Alumni Reading on Friday, July 9. All three authors were featured at the inaugural festival in 2012. Photo: Submitted
FESTIVAL TALES: When 2012 meets 2021

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will include authors from the event’s inaugural year

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

Bella Bella is on B.C.’s Central Coast, accessible only by air and ocean. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. provides $22 million for Heiltsuk development on Central Coast

Elders care home project, tourism, lumber mill supported

Most Read