Trail Times looks back at what was happening around the city in May.

Trail Times looks back at May 2018

In this installment Year in Review looks back at goings-on around Trail in the fifth month


1 – A snapshot of Trail’s financial picture shows the city still looking good in the books. Audited 2017 statements show revenue outpaces expenses by $7.4 million.

3 – Trail’s Columbia River Skywalk won a provincial award from BC Recreation and Parks Association. The award recognizes the unique example of excellence in concept, design and development of parks and open spaces.

3 – One month after its grand opening the Trail Riverfront Centre is proving to be a popular attraction. The facility averaged almost 350 visits per day in April.

4 – Margie Crawford, a retired teacher-counsellor and tireless community volunteer, is named the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year for her lifetime of advocacy.

8 – Just two weeks into May and the fire season is already heating up locally after crews responded to two grass fires near Fruitvale.

10 – The Village of Fruitvale is on alert as Beaver Creek levels continue to rise from the spring runoff.

11 – Flooding in and around the Grand Forks region has brought evacuation orders for 114 properties around Christina Lake. the Boundary rivers are expected to reach their highest levels since 1948.

12 – Air tankers were brought in to help extinguish a wildfire near Sunningdale that was suspected to be human caused.

17 – Parking meter vandalism has left Trail taxpayers on the hook for $16,000 in repairs after at least 30 meters were damaged.

19 – The Trail Salvation Army Church celebrates 100 years of service in the community.

21 – Trail native and former Nelson police chief Dan Maluta died in an ATV accident.

22 – Diane Miller may like to stay behind the scenes but her efforts, especially with the Beaver Valley Blooming Society and several other community groups, earned her the Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year honour.

23 – Teck has suspended Westcan trucking company after a second acid spill.

25 – A Rossland Ave. home was gutted after an explosion and fire. Police blocked off the area and deemed the fire “suspicious” as the investigation continued.

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May 8 - Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year Margie Crawford (left) poses by a plaque made in her honour with sister Kay.

May 11 - Trail royalty was crowned at the annual Miss Trail pageant. From the left; Kathryn Daines, Miss Trail Isabelle Impey and Clarice Tuai.

May 12 - Sunshine and warm temperatures brought out big crowds to the Silver City Days midway.

May 30 - The JL Crowe Players were going through their final rehearsal for their Wizard of Oz performance at the Charles Bailey Theatre.

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