Year in Review – September

Stories from September include the announced closure of Selkirk Family Medicine and the search for evidence on the Feeney homicide.

  • Dec. 30, 2015 9:00 a.m.

11 – Trail council announces a Calgary company has been signed on to build the pedestrian/pipe bridge. Last minute negotiations helped trim the bid from Graham Infrastructure LP after initial tenders were well above the projected costs.

12 – Participants gathered at the Piazza Colombo Park on Sept. 12  to show their support to the Trail and District United Way by taking the fun run or walk challenge. Participants like River Jones collected pledges before lacing up and climbing 1,500 stairs and running four kilometres through West Trail.

13 – Trail residents were seeking answers after Selkirk Family Medicine announced it would be closing its doors in December affecting almost 1,500 patients. The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice was working to help the displaced patients.

16 – The Village of Fruitvale unveils a free gym for the community’s seniors. In a bid to encourage a healthy lifestyle for its residents, the village purchased gym equipment and located it in the Fruitvale Memorial Centre.

17 – Rossland resident Samantha Troy announces she will be running for the Green Party in the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding in the Oct. 19 federal election.

19 – On the heels of the arrest of two Fruitvale men over possession of Crystal meth, police acknowledge there has been a growing number of calls associated with people taking the drug.

21 – The City of Trail is awarded an $800,000 grant from the province, through BikeBC, for its pedestrian portion of the new bridge to be constructed. It was the largest single grant in the province under the program.

22 – The Guinness Book of World Records confirms that employees from ATCO Wood Products were part of a record-setting tree planting effort in May. Groups across North America combined to plant 202,935 trees in 60 minutes.

24 – Brody McKellar of Fruitvale is in custody after a one-man crime spree that allegedly saw two vehicles stolen, computer equipment stolen, a trailer broken into and a foot chase in Fruitvale.

27 – A seniors group was going door-to-door in a campaign to encourage residents to vote for parties that address the growing health care needs in the upcoming federal election.

27 – The United Steelworkers international president, Loe Gerrard, makes a visit to Trail to stress the importance of union members voting in the upcoming federal election.

28 – An RCMP dive team searched the Rossland Reservoir in hopes of finding evidence in connection with the 2014 homicide of Rossland senior Thomas Feeney.

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