Greater Trail’s two-decade efforts at mitigating the health and developmental impact of toxic industrial chemicals emanating from local industry have been recognized as among the best examples in the province.
The city was notified last week that the Trail Health and Environment Committee (THEC), which entailed co-operation among local governments, Teck Cominco and several provincial ministries, has received a Premier’s Award as the best partnership in Interior and Northern B.C.
The awards are presented by the premier’s office for groups, “Promoting Innovation and Excellence,” to the betterment of their communities.
Participants for the award were nominated by peers and colleagues. The THEC was nominated by Mike MacFarlane of the Ministry of Environment as an example of an outstanding partnership between government, local community and the private sector, said a press release.
The THEC was one of for nominees short listed in the Interior/North Partnership category.
The THEC will now represent the Interior/North region in the Partnership category at the provincial level, going up against winners from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island (yet to be named).
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Victoria in late May.