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An eye for detail

An eye for detail

Communities in Bloom judges Alex Pearl (right) from Lebanon, Ohio, and Berta Briggs from Wetaskiwin, Alta., toured through Trail on Monday as part of the evaluation process for the Communities in Bloom 2011 International Challenge. Trail is competing in the Small Population category against Gibbons, Alta., Echo, Ore., Boissevain, Man., Hampton, N.B., Fogo, Nfld., Garstang, U.K., Tallanstown, Ire., and North Berwick, U.K. The winner will be announced on Oct. 29.
Pigeon Puddle

Pigeon Puddle

On a hot day even a little puddle on Cedar Ave., can be a welcome sight to a thirsty bird as this pigeon makes a quick landing for a little refreshment on Monday.
Red-hot railing repairs

Red-hot railing repairs

Barry Schmidt welds together two metal railings behind the Union Hotel on Cedar Avenue last Friday. He and his brother, Kevin, were installing new railings after the original ones were damaged in a hit and run collision on July 8. RCMP are still searching for the person responsible.
Painting the town green

Painting the town green

Fruitvale is going green - as part of the Communities in Bloom project, Fruitvale’s Aaron Boss helps the village spruce up its barriers and picnic tables with a fresh coat of green paint.
Getting smiles out of driving miles

Getting smiles out of driving miles

You could say that Larry Womacks is a guy who doesn’t mind going the extra mile. The retired plumber and Atco Sawmill planer man now volunteers much of his free time to drive people to and from their medical appointments. But when one of his regular clients needed a new set of faucets installed and was unable to do it himself, Larry happily gathered his tools and did the job for him.
Campers take Teck tour

Campers take Teck tour

A little rain on Wednesday didn’t spoil the day for Trail Parks and Recreation’s Camp Cawabunga as the group did a tour of the Teck Interpretive Centre. Sebastian Stephens of Rossland, who turns nine today, learned how the furnaces operate.
Wheelin’ around

Wheelin’ around

Trail resident Bella Whawell, 9, and her 12-year-old cousin Jane Stewart wheeled through Gyro Park last week. Stewart got a taste of West Kootenay weather while visitng from Surrey.
Local Scouts receive national recognition

Local Scouts receive national recognition

Two Beaver Valley residents have once again been honoured for their contributions to the community.
Veggies galore in Golden City garden

Veggies galore in Golden City garden

Effort provides education and community spirit
Boom lowers blooms

Boom lowers blooms

City of Trail workers Ceral Maloff and Terry Yuris delicately remove half-ton flower planters from a flat bed Monday as part of Trail’s Communities in Bloom ongoing efforts. Last year CiB won the national title and is looking to keep their “Five-Bloom” streak going.