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West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted

Farm to Friends invests in Kootenay farmers and families

West Kootenay EcoSociety created Farms to Friends during the height of the pandemic in 2020.

West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted
Since 2019, WorkSafeBC has slapped Teck Metals with two work site penalties collectively totalling $701,362. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Metals fined $55,000 for ammonia leak in Trail

The latest work site violation from April follows a $646K WorkSafeBC penalty in May 2019

Since 2019, WorkSafeBC has slapped Teck Metals with two work site penalties collectively totalling $701,362. Photo: Trail Times
L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

Aim is to empower people through connectivity to nature

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College Giving Day runs today, May 12. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Savings foundation contributes $10,000 on Giving Day

Selkirk College Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising challenge

Selkirk College Giving Day runs today, May 12. Photo: Submitted
“Teck has extensive response systems and procedures in place to address operational issues and ensure the safety of employees and the community,” the company states. Photo: Trail Times

Teck responds to ‘over-pressurized’ tank emergency

Teck reported no injuries and the incident had no impact to the community or environment

“Teck has extensive response systems and procedures in place to address operational issues and ensure the safety of employees and the community,” the company states. Photo: Trail Times
Teck Trail Operations has donated $35,000 towards the Ambulatory Care Campaign at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This generous donation will fund the Telehealth Room in the Ambulatory Care Department. Lisa Pasin (left), KBRH Health Foundation Executive Director, accepts this donation from Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader for Teck. Photo: Submitted

Teck Trail donates $35,000 to hospital campaign

Teck Trail Operations has donated $35,000 towards the Ambulatory Care Campaign at…

Teck Trail Operations has donated $35,000 towards the Ambulatory Care Campaign at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This generous donation will fund the Telehealth Room in the Ambulatory Care Department. Lisa Pasin (left), KBRH Health Foundation Executive Director, accepts this donation from Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader for Teck. Photo: Submitted
After almost 50 years Ron Sandnes is retiring, and will happily pass the keys to Glenmerry Bowl to the Ferraro family. Photo: Jim Bailey

After 50 years, Trail bowling alley being left in good hands

Ferraros looking forward to taking over Glenmerry Bowl and making it a fun family destination

After almost 50 years Ron Sandnes is retiring, and will happily pass the keys to Glenmerry Bowl to the Ferraro family. Photo: Jim Bailey
“As with all businesses, ecommerce business owners must complete the applicable T2125 business schedules within the T1 Personal tax return, or in the case of an incorporated business, the T2 Corporate return’s Schedule 88.”
“As with all businesses, ecommerce business owners must complete the applicable T2125 business schedules within the T1 Personal tax return, or in the case of an incorporated business, the T2 Corporate return’s Schedule 88.”
Enrico Moehrle is the new Trail Regional Airport manager. He has been working as an operations specialist at the Trail airport since October 2021. Photo: City of Trail

City welcomes new manager at Trail Regional Airport

The city has announced the hiring of a new manager to oversee…

Enrico Moehrle is the new Trail Regional Airport manager. He has been working as an operations specialist at the Trail airport since October 2021. Photo: City of Trail
“CRA emails will never have an attachment. CRA will never ask you to reply to an email.”

Tax season or scam season?

Ron Clarke, owner of JBS Business Services in Trail, provides accounting and tax services.

  • Apr 7, 2022
“CRA emails will never have an attachment. CRA will never ask you to reply to an email.”
” Track down the “T” slips regardless of value, and ensure they get entered on your tax return. And if you can’t get the official “T” slip, estimate the value and enter it, at least then you can say you tried.”

Little known tax penalty is no joke

by Ron Clarke Did you know that if a taxpayer fails to…

  • Apr 5, 2022
” Track down the “T” slips regardless of value, and ensure they get entered on your tax return. And if you can’t get the official “T” slip, estimate the value and enter it, at least then you can say you tried.”
The next step is to launch a pilot that aims to remove barriers to undertaking home retrofits by providing a “concierge service” to homeowners. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust

Rossland receives climate resiliency grant

Trust provides more than $1.7M in funds to eight Basin municipalities

The next step is to launch a pilot that aims to remove barriers to undertaking home retrofits by providing a “concierge service” to homeowners. Photo: Columbia Basin Trust
This Hughes photo from 1925 shows a snap shot of the slimes melting furnace in the silver refinery at the Trail smelter, now Teck Trail Operations. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Why Trail became known as ‘The Silver City’

Silver is often a byproduct of mining for other metals, including gold, lead, copper and zinc.

This Hughes photo from 1925 shows a snap shot of the slimes melting furnace in the silver refinery at the Trail smelter, now Teck Trail Operations. Photo: Trail Historical Society
CIBC Trail Banking Centre Leader Alison Varga along with team members Mandeep and Anna (center), presented a $10,000 donation to Lisa Pasin, KBRH health foundation executive director. Photo: Submitted

CIBC gives $10,000 for breast cancer care at Trail hospital

Donation will help purchase a Mammotome Biopsy machine, used to diagnose breast cancer

CIBC Trail Banking Centre Leader Alison Varga along with team members Mandeep and Anna (center), presented a $10,000 donation to Lisa Pasin, KBRH health foundation executive director. Photo: Submitted
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)

B.C. minister chided for ‘misleading’ statement about pandemic benefits for business

‘Our members have not been filling their pockets with free public money’

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Tax Tips & Pits: “If you have ever completed a medical claim on your personal tax return you likely know that it’s not a straightforward process.”

Attendant care, nursing home, and the disability tax credit

This type of claim involves many rules, and many variations on those rules.

  • Mar 10, 2022
Tax Tips & Pits: “If you have ever completed a medical claim on your personal tax return you likely know that it’s not a straightforward process.”
Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times

Fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary cancer patients now underway

The daisy memorial fundraiser at Kurtis’ No Frills in Trail is in memory of Lee and Kim Page

Lee Page started the campaign at Kurtis’ No Frills	in honour of his wife Kim, saying, “One small act of kindness can change the world when it’s multiplied by many.” After Lee passed away in July 2020, store owner Kurtis MacGillivray and his staff committed to carrying on the annual fundraiser for cancer care at the hospital in Trail. Photo: Trail Times
Teck reports the Trail plant’s KIVCET furnace will have its hearth replaced and a zinc roaster will have its dome replaced later this year. Photo: Trail Times

Major maintenance planned for Teck Trail this year

Teck Resources’ 2021 and fourth quarter results came out at the end of February

Teck reports the Trail plant’s KIVCET furnace will have its hearth replaced and a zinc roaster will have its dome replaced later this year. Photo: Trail Times
“A reminder from the 2020 tax season. For those who received a COVID benefit during 2020 and also had taxes payable, qualified for an interest free extension to pay their taxes. That extension ends April 30, 2022, and is coming quickly.”

What’s new for 2021 income tax prep?

Ron Clarke, owner of JBS Business Services in Trail, provides accounting and tax service

  • Mar 3, 2022
“A reminder from the 2020 tax season. For those who received a COVID benefit during 2020 and also had taxes payable, qualified for an interest free extension to pay their taxes. That extension ends April 30, 2022, and is coming quickly.”
Enquiries may be directed to the Trail FAIR Society at 250.364.2326 or email: cvitp@gmail.com. Photo: Unsplash

Free tax service for Greater Trail low-income earners starts March 1

Community Volunteers Income Tax Program getting ready to prepare income tax forms

Enquiries may be directed to the Trail FAIR Society at 250.364.2326 or email: cvitp@gmail.com. Photo: Unsplash