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“Until an agreement is in place, any payments made cannot be considered spousal support and cannot be reported to CRA by either the payer or recipient.”

Tackling a common tax season topic — spousal support payments

Typically if the agreement has an unqualified sunset clause CRA will deny a claim of spousal support

  • Feb 24, 2022
“Until an agreement is in place, any payments made cannot be considered spousal support and cannot be reported to CRA by either the payer or recipient.”
Generation to Generation Society was pleased to receive a cheque for $10,000 from Teck Trail Operations. Ashley Allin, Sanctuary supervisor, provided a tour to Carol Vanelli Worosz to show the upgraded facilities. Teck Trail Operations has funded Sanctuary operations since its beginning in 1998. Photo: Submitted

Pandemic stretches resources thin for Trail after-school program

A grant from the United Way helped to keep the nonprofit afloat last year

Generation to Generation Society was pleased to receive a cheque for $10,000 from Teck Trail Operations. Ashley Allin, Sanctuary supervisor, provided a tour to Carol Vanelli Worosz to show the upgraded facilities. Teck Trail Operations has funded Sanctuary operations since its beginning in 1998. Photo: Submitted
Up to 50 per cent of the eligible pension can be split with the spouse of any age but if under 65, there is a restriction on types of eligible pension.

Word of caution; optimizing a pension split is not simple

Tax Tips & Pits with Trail business owner Ron Clarke of JBS Business Services

  • Feb 17, 2022
Up to 50 per cent of the eligible pension can be split with the spouse of any age but if under 65, there is a restriction on types of eligible pension.
Trail Times front page Feb. 10, 2022.

Doggone sweethearts!

Special thank you to Barks and Recreation and their superstar shutterbug Kaylee Borrowman

Trail Times front page Feb. 10, 2022.
“The taxation impact of a tax credit is not always 100 per cent of its reported value, but a percentage of that amount. In other words, a dollar is not always worth a dollar.”

‘Sometimes tax credits create benefit beyond tax reduction’

Tax Tips & Pits with Ron Clarke, Trail business owner

  • Feb 10, 2022
“The taxation impact of a tax credit is not always 100 per cent of its reported value, but a percentage of that amount. In other words, a dollar is not always worth a dollar.”
The downtown Trail lot that used to house the Union Hotel will soon be filled with crews building a new Dairy Queen restaurant. Photo: Trail Times

A sign that the Trail Dairy Queen is coming soon?

If you have a recent photo to share email it large-size to editor@trailtimes.ca

The downtown Trail lot that used to house the Union Hotel will soon be filled with crews building a new Dairy Queen restaurant. Photo: Trail Times
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Tax Tips and Pits: Perks from employer

Are you an employer who bestows gifts, awards, staff parties, even cash upon your staff?

  • Feb 3, 2022
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“The Business Excellence Awards are intended to create magic and excitement where our communities can gather to celebrate and honour the local businesses and organizations that go above and beyond in their commitment to business excellence.”
Photo: Submitted

Nominations open for your favourite local businesses

Trail and District Chamber of Commerce launches Business Excellence Awards

“The Business Excellence Awards are intended to create magic and excitement where our communities can gather to celebrate and honour the local businesses and organizations that go above and beyond in their commitment to business excellence.”
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UBCO doctoral student Yue Zhang holds up a sample of tellurium, while Dr. Jian Liu shows a tiny and powerful disc battery that uses the mining waste product. Photo: UBCO

Wave of the future; Okanagan university partners with Trail clean tech leaders

Next-generation battery research offers electric cars a boost

UBCO doctoral student Yue Zhang holds up a sample of tellurium, while Dr. Jian Liu shows a tiny and powerful disc battery that uses the mining waste product. Photo: UBCO
The Trail 7-Eleven is located at the intersection of Victoria Street and Pine Avenue. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail 7-Eleven gearing up to open this spring

The site is currently fenced off and monitored daily by a local security company

The Trail 7-Eleven is located at the intersection of Victoria Street and Pine Avenue. Photo: Jim Bailey
The revolving door refers to the scenario that arrested suspects can be quickly released on bail (or no bail) after they’ve been processed into the system. Photo: Unsplash

Letter: Rules of law differ on 3 levels

Send letters to editor@trailtimes.ca

  • Dec 14, 2021
The revolving door refers to the scenario that arrested suspects can be quickly released on bail (or no bail) after they’ve been processed into the system. Photo: Unsplash
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Last Minute Christmas Market runs this weekend at Waneta Plaza in Trail. Photo: Olesia Buyar/Unsplash

Looking for some great gifts from Kootenay artisans?

75+ West Kootenay artisans part of Last Minute Christmas Market this weekend in Trail

The Last Minute Christmas Market runs this weekend at Waneta Plaza in Trail. Photo: Olesia Buyar/Unsplash
Lana Swanson, the new VISAC Gallery director, invites the community to the Holiday Pottery Sale on Friday and Saturday. It will be held in the downtown Trail gallery, located in the basement of Selkirk College. Entrance is gained through the red door, located underneath the Cedar Avenue-facing “Gallery” awning. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail gallery welcomes new director, throws pottery sale

The VISAC Gallery has a new executive director whose first order of…

Lana Swanson, the new VISAC Gallery director, invites the community to the Holiday Pottery Sale on Friday and Saturday. It will be held in the downtown Trail gallery, located in the basement of Selkirk College. Entrance is gained through the red door, located underneath the Cedar Avenue-facing “Gallery” awning. Photo: Jim Bailey
Teck Trail Operations has donated $50,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation to support the KBRH medical department. This donation will provide a Central Monitoring System to monitor patient’s vital signs remotely and increase the capacity to care for patients while following COVID-19 infection control protocols. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader for Teck Trail Operations (left), presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation.Photo: Submitted

Teck Trail donates $50,000 to regional hospital

Funding will be used to upgrade patient monitoring on the KBRH medical floor

Teck Trail Operations has donated $50,000 to the KBRH Health Foundation to support the KBRH medical department. This donation will provide a Central Monitoring System to monitor patient’s vital signs remotely and increase the capacity to care for patients while following COVID-19 infection control protocols. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader for Teck Trail Operations (left), presented this donation to Lisa Pasin, Executive Director for the KBRH Health Foundation.Photo: Submitted
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Props Master hopes to bring more movie biz to the Kootenays

Props Master Paul Wagner sourced a variety of local talent to contribute to Netflix movie Love Hard

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Chamber launches South Kootenay shopping bag initiative

#ThinkLocalFirst Shopping Bag Campaign kicks off this month.

  • Nov 18, 2021
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Construction on the new 7-Eleven at the corner of Victoria St. and Pine Ave. in Trail has been delayed because it is waiting for proprietary equipment for its car wash from the U.S. Photo: Jim Bailey
Construction on the new 7-Eleven at the corner of Victoria St. and Pine Ave. in Trail has been delayed, while it waits for proprietary equipment for its car wash from the U.S. Photo: Jim Bailey

Construction on 7-Eleven in Trail delayed

Supply of proprietary equipment from the U.S. has delayed work on Victoria St. 7-Eleven

Construction on the new 7-Eleven at the corner of Victoria St. and Pine Ave. in Trail has been delayed because it is waiting for proprietary equipment for its car wash from the U.S. Photo: Jim Bailey
Construction on the new 7-Eleven at the corner of Victoria St. and Pine Ave. in Trail has been delayed, while it waits for proprietary equipment for its car wash from the U.S. Photo: Jim Bailey
A rendition of a proposed six-storey apartment complex called The Highmark, to be built on 11th Avenue in Castlegar.

Six-storey apartment complex proposed in Castlegar

City staff recommend shorter building, but council not so sure.

  • Aug 19, 2021
A rendition of a proposed six-storey apartment complex called The Highmark, to be built on 11th Avenue in Castlegar.
Rossland council agreed the main problem with the proposals was that there were no plans to develop anything other than removing marketable trees from the property. Photo: Matthew Smith/Unsplash

Rossland council denies logging, four-property development permits

Coun. Dirk Lewis said Rossland’s OCP does not support this kind of activity.

Rossland council agreed the main problem with the proposals was that there were no plans to develop anything other than removing marketable trees from the property. Photo: Matthew Smith/Unsplash