Year in Review – December

Notable December events include the reduction of the proposed Riverfront Centre and Robert Brown's appointment as provincial judge.

  • Dec. 31, 2015 7:00 a.m.

December

1 – In an effort to trim costs of the new Riverfront Centre, Trail’s building committee opted to reduce the size of the proposed building by 2,000 square feet.

1 – Teck Trail Operations names Thompson Hickey as the new general manager, replacing Greg Belland.

7 – Longtime Trail lawyer Robert Brown is appointed a provincial court judge.

14 – A public meeting regarding a proposal to close some main roads in the Pend D’Oreille valley draws a rebuke from attendants who asked for better information. People cited inaccurate maps or lack of proper consultation on the process.

20 – Montrose confirms January byelection after four candidates enter their names in bid for the one open councillor seat.

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