Year in Review – November

Notable Nov 2015 events include Teck's announcement of workforce reduction and the bridge's lighting project is greenlit.

  • Dec. 31, 2015 2:00 p.m.

November

2 – Less than a year after he was elected, Montrose councillor Mark Reid resigns from council. Two candidates step forward during the nomination period for a by-election to be held in January.

5 – Rossland and Trail announce that they have failed to reach a recreation agreement. Rossland cites financial constraints due to other pressing projects while Trail said it would have to severely compromise its position to make a deal happen.

13 – Fruitvale councillor Tabatha Webber is in Paris just hours before a terrorist attack leaves 130 people dead.

17 – Citing a desire to keep students focused on exams, J.L. Crowe plans to move the annual graduation ceremonies to the end of June.

18 – Teck announces that it will be reducing its workforce at Trail Operations by five per cent by the end of 2016. That equates to approximately 80 jobs.

19 – Wait times for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are expected to decrease after the provincial government announced a $20-million strategy to reduce the backlog. The Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital shares a mobile unit with Cranbrook and Penticton.

23 – SD20 is forecasting a potential $1.35 million budget deficit for the 2016-17 school year.

25 – The Trail Area Health and Environment Committee (THEC) reports blood lead level for Trail remain relatively static since last year.

30 – Trail council gives the green light for the bridge lighting project with Mayor Mike Martin stating that he’s hoping to have the bridge lit in time for the Silver City Days celebration in May 2016.