May 7 - Marisa Jimenez was honoured as the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year.                                 Sheri Regnier photo

May 7 - Marisa Jimenez was honoured as the Trail-Warfield Citizen of the Year. Sheri Regnier photo

Trail Times Year in Review, Part 5

Top Trail Times news-making stories for May, 2019


1 – The City of Trail and the Trail Smoke Eaters joined forces to submit a bid for the 2021 National Junior A Championship to Hockey Canada.

1 – The City of Trail and RCMP launch recruitment for the Citizens on Patrol program.

3 – The Trail Riverfront Centre is recognized for its concept and design and wins the Facility Excellence Award from the BC Recreation and Parks Association at its annual conference held in Whistler.

3 – Trail’s head of Parks and Recreation Trisha Davison was elected president of the BC Recreation and Parks Association for a two-year term.

3 – A Montrose woman, later identified as Morag Sigsworth, was found deceased in her home. Her husband, William Sigsworth, was arrested at the scene.

6 – A Trail senior was cheated out of $2,000 by a phone scam claiming there was a Visa charge to be paid. Police remind people not to provide any financial information over the phone.

8 – Cst. Eva Harding of the Trail and Greater District RCMP is recognized for outstanding leadership and dedication to the health and safety of her co-workers at a ceremony in Kelowna.

9 – Six names are added to the Home of Champions Monument – Dr. Peter Dewdney, Greg Barber, Glen Sanders, Glen Kalesniko, Charles Bisset and Terry Jones.

10 – Robyn Chadwick is crowned Miss Trail at the annual Trail Ambassador pageant. Joining her are Princess Jade LeRose and Princess Georgia Derby.

10 – Trail firefighters extinguish a string of suspicious fires set along the riverside at Columbia Ave. between the old bridge and the Skywalk.

11 – Sunny skies greet fair-goers for Silver City Days.

14 – Work is underway on a $1.3 million infrastructure project in Glenmerry replacing 60-year-old pipes and repaving.

16 – New rules for pets and parking are established near the boat launch and Trail Sk8Park.

17 – The City of Trail took a step towards creating a second access road to the regional hospital by awarding a contract to a local engineering firm to report on the feasibility.

21 – The Fruitvale Firefighters’ Society is named the Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year. The group will be recognized during Beaver Valley May Days.

24 – Police suspect arson was the cause of a fire at a residence in the 1400 block of East Trail. Nobody was injured as a result of the blaze. No arrests have been made.

27 – The City of Trail, in conjunction with FortisBC, will be adding two more vehicle charging stations in the Cominco parking lot.

29 – Police issued the advance warning, set up checkpoints, and confiscated liquor from minors in an effort to stem impaired driving and under-age drinking from a Stag Night party in the Pend d’Oreille.


May 10 - Trail royalty, Princess Jade LeRose, Miss Trail Robyn Chadwick and Princess Georgia Derby.                                 Sheri Regnier photo

May 10 - Trail royalty, Princess Jade LeRose, Miss Trail Robyn Chadwick and Princess Georgia Derby. Sheri Regnier photo

May 21 – The Fruitvale Firefighters’ Society is named the Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year.

May 21 – The Fruitvale Firefighters’ Society is named the Beaver Valley Citizen of the Year.

Just Posted

“I want to see the difference in the world, embrace it, celebrate it … ” Photo: David Cantelli/Unsplash
A new way to say ‘Hello’

“Inclusion, you see, is NOT about making us all the same.”

Waneta Manor is located on Laburnum Drive in Trail. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Senior dies as Trail tenants continue wait for broken elevator to be fixed

The elevator in Waneta Manor has been out of commission since February

Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Grads of 2021

Beaver Valley mayors, RDKB Area A director celebrate their 2021 graduates with gift ceremony

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

FILE – Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Feds to issue update on border measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents

Border with U.S. to remain closed to most until at least July 21

A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C. in this Friday, June 18, 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, BC Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Blaze near Lytton spread across steep terrain, says BC Wildfire Service

Fire began Wednesday and is suspected to be human-caused, but remains under investigation

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Fort St. John man arrested after allegedly inviting sexual touching from children

Two children reported the incident to a trusted adult right away

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

Most Read