Reported so far, is a smashed front window of Salsman Insurance on Bay Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Vandalism has Trail businesses seeking immediate action

Business community is asking for better security measures amid pandemic

“The mayor and City of Trail have asked us to do our part and stay home,” says Lisa Milne, owner of the Royal Theatre in downtown Trail.

“We are,” she said.

“Now they must do their part and stay vigilant on increased crime and vandalism within our town.”

Milne is speaking out after Salsman Insurance Company, next door to the Royal Theatre, had their front windows smashed sometime over weekend.

“This is exactly why the business community needs to have increased patrols in the downtown and other vacant business areas during this COVID-19 crisis,” she said.

Council is meeting tonight (April 6) to discuss this issue as mentioned by Coun. Sandy Santori during a business roundtable held on Tuesday, Milne noted.

She asks business owners to take a minute to express their concerns to Santori via email at, Mayor Lisa Pasin at or Erika Krest at the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce,

As well, the business community is encouraged to join the virtual discussion during the roundtable every Tuesday held on the Facebook page South Kootenay Virtual Business Roundtable.

Milne’s suggestions to help protect Trail businesses during the pandemic include: City of Trail implement a curfew; increased Citizens on Patrol during the evening/peak hours; Selkirk Security provide a quote for patrol that is partly subsidized by businesses, The City of Trail and the chamber with a nominal fee to the already impacted business owners.

More to come.

City of TrailCoronavirusCrime

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

Just Posted

Suspect in Montrose gas station stabbing found dead

Police say the 30-year-old suspect stabbed a Montrose gas station employee

Trail family rallies for Ronald McDonald House

“We always described it as our oasis in the middle of the desert.”

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday afternoon.

RDKB launches survey to address housing needs in the district

Communities in the district include Trail, Grand Forks, Rossland and Fruitvale

Trail chamber sources PPE for local businesses

Trail businesses can purchase PPE through their local chamber of commerce

Vancouver Island bride held wedding in seniors home so dying stepdad could walk her down aisle

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

PHOTOS: U.S. cities brace for increasing unrest over police killing of George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has fully mobilized the state’s National Guard

$200,000 Maybach impounded after ‘L’ driver caught excessively speeding in Vancouver

Meanwhile, the supervisor sat in the passenger seat, police said

COVID-19 cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a B.C. mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Yukon ready to lift COVID travel restrictions with B.C. in July: premier

Premier Sandy Silver says the territory’s health-care system can cope with the virus.

‘It is dire:’ Study finds B.C. logging continues on critical caribou habitat

The federal Species At Risk Act requires provinces to identify critical habitat for caribou herds

Grieving together, but apart: How funeral homes are handling the pandemic

‘Hugs are so important and right now hugs can’t happen’

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

Most Read