May 12 - Marley Lemieux is crowned Miss Trail during Silver City Days. Sheri Regnier photo

Trail Times Year in Review: May

Trail Times staff looks back at highlights from May 2017

May

5 — Trail’s newest centenarian turned 100 as Vicki Bisaro celebrated her birthday.

6 —The Beaver Valley Skatepark in Montrose is officially opened to the public.

9 — Ray Tenisci is honoured as the 2016 Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year at a ceremony at St. Micheal’s School to kick off Trail’s Silver City Days.

9 — A water quality advisory was issued for about 60 homes in Waneta Junction. No boil water notice was issued and the original notice was rescinded a week later.

9 —NDP incumbent Katrine Conroy is re-elected as the MLA for Kootenay West following the B.C. general election. The Liberal Party fell one seat shy of a majority with 43 seats while the NDP had 41 and the Green Party won three seats.

10 — A Trail man, Jeffrey Bauder, was missing and presumed drowned after a jet ski carrying three passengers capsized knocking all three into the Columbia River. The two other people involved were rescued. The search for Bauder continued for several days with no success.

12 —Teck announces it has reached a deal to sell its shares of the Waneta Dam to Fortis for $1.2 billion. The deal, which is expected to be finalized by the end of 2017, allows B.C. Hydro the right to first offer.

14 —Trail’s Silver City Days proves to be another success. Marley Lemieux is named Miss Trail.

18 — Ground breaks on the $3 million Trail Regional Airport terminal.

23 —The Fruitvale Community Chest is recognized as Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year.

24 — The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation unveils its Metal Tech Alley marketing program to highlight the diverse expertise available to companies seeking to re-locate to the region.

25 —Montrose native Greg Barber reaches the summit of Mount Everest then dons his Trail Smoke Eater hat for a photo.

31 — Crimes of opportunity are up along with the summer temperatures as break-ins are reported around the region. Police note that most of the petty crimes come as a result of unlocked vehicles.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Southeast Division Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli asked IH to expand the program

Rosslanders celebrate Canada Day in style

Locals organized a museum scavenger hunt, a Mt. Roberts flag-raising ceremony and evening fireworks

Hwy 1 flooding causes massive delays on certain Arrow Lakes ferry routes

Motorists have been waiting around three hours to get on ferries

Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre expands operations online

The facility also opened back up to the public earlier in June

Rossland’s Sourdough Alley a ‘muddy collection of shacks’

Rossland’s earliest thoroughfare was once derided as a ‘muddy collection of shacks’

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read