The Trail Times looks back at February 2018.

Trail Times looks back at February 2018

In this second installment of Year in Review we look at what was happening the second month of 2018


4 – School District 20 is reporting that graduation rates are climbing in the region. A total of 93 percent of students graduated last year compared to the provincial average of 84 per cent.

4 – The Trail Youth Centre announced it would be closing when the board decided to dissolve. At a meeting to save the centre, the Career Development Services, a non-profit service, announced it will take over operations.

7 – Children’s lead exposure continued on its downward trend according to the latest report from the Trail Area Health and Environment Committee.

9 – Scarlet Sway, a northern B.C. band which includes Trail natives Karli Harrison and Kim and Jordan Fines, enters the CBC Searchlight 2018 competition for undiscovered music talent in Canada. Thanks to their original song entry “Room of Mirrors,” the band emerged from over 2,000 entries to reach the top-10 finalists in the competition.

13 – The City of Trail’s latest budget is showing a trend where the city is increasing its dependency on taxpayers to finance its annual operations. Four years ago the city’s dependency on property taxes was at 72 per cent. The number now nears 80 per cent.

15 – The Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Trail is no longer a church. Built in 1938, the church, which was no longer in use, was sold to the Wewerke Design company.

21 – Calls into the Trail Fire Dispatch were up by 200 in 2017, a 12 per cent increase over 2016.

21 – A request is out for volunteers to come forward and help fill the book shelves at the soon-to-be-opened Riverfront Centre.

25 – Blue Rodeo front man Jim Cuddy and friends and family entertain a large crowd at The Bailey.

28 – The City of Trail announces that the official opening of the Riverfront Centre will occur on April 2.

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February 25 - Jim Cuddy brought his music talents to The Bailey theatre for an intimate performance featuring his two sons as well as Barney Bentall for an entertaining evening. Guy Bertrand photo

February 6 - Emcon workers were busy trying to tap down a rash of severe potholes that emerged along Highway 3B through Trail.

February 16 - The Montreal Canadiens alumni wowed the crowd at the Cominco Arena with a fun and entertaining matchup against the Trail Oldtimers.

February 16 - Handsome husky Crook along with SPCA volunteer Katelyn Olson posed to usher in the Year of the Dog in celebration of the Chinese lunar calendar’s new year. Sheri Regnier photo

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