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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

 

“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 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…

 

More than the history of a union, Smelter Wars is a cultural study of a community shaped by the dominance of a world-leading industrial juggernaut set on keeping the union drive at bay. Smelter Wars is available for purchase in paperback at the Crockett Book Company store, located in the Trail mall. The book can also be ordered via Crockett’s website: CrockettBookCo.com. Photo: Sheri Regnier

‘Smelter Wars’ tells the story of the labour-union legacy in Trail

Smelter Wars is available at The Crockett Book Company, located in Waneta Plaza, Trail.

More than the history of a union, Smelter Wars is a cultural study of a community shaped by the dominance of a world-leading industrial juggernaut set on keeping the union drive at bay. Smelter Wars is available for purchase in paperback at the Crockett Book Company store, located in the Trail mall. The book can also be ordered via Crockett’s website: CrockettBookCo.com. Photo: Sheri Regnier
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
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
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
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
In partnership with the City of Trail, THEP held a science-themed day camp this summer. THEP’s soil management program team shared with the camp kids information on soil testing, ground cover and the importance of removing shoes at the door and handwashing after playing in the dirt and especially before eating. Photo: Submitted

Children’s lead levels in Trail area remain similar to last year

Ongoing decline show progress toward the ultimate goal which is, “no lead is good lead.”

In partnership with the City of Trail, THEP held a science-themed day camp this summer. THEP’s soil management program team shared with the camp kids information on soil testing, ground cover and the importance of removing shoes at the door and handwashing after playing in the dirt and especially before eating. Photo: Submitted
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
Firefighters contain a small zinc fire at Trimac’s base in the Waneta industrial area. Photo: Submitted

Crews attend zinc fire at transportation work site in Trail outskirts

The report of a zinc fire came into Kootenay Boundary fire rescue Sunday morning

Firefighters contain a small zinc fire at Trimac’s base in the Waneta industrial area. Photo: Submitted
First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during a May 2014 mock disaster scenario. Photo: Trail Times

Traffic diversion in Warfield on Wednesday for emergency training exercise

The mock scenario will go Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Teck’s Warfield Operations

First responders from Teck Trail Operations suited up in hazmat suits to contain a pseudo-ammonia gas leak at the company’s Warfield plant during a May 2014 mock disaster scenario. Photo: Trail Times
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

National Counterintelligence and Security Center warns about risks of accepting Chinese investment

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Gig apps offer part-time, no-commitment work in a pandemic economy

Apps are helping form an ultra-short-term worker-employee relationships

Co-founders of the app Stint, brothers Sam, left, and Sol Schlagman, sit on a couch, at their headquarters in Camden, London, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. With Britain facing a pandemic and Brexit-induced labor shortage, some apps that recruit gig workers are playing a role in alleviating this shortage, such as Stint. In the U.S., similar apps addressing the pandemic-induced labor shortage are Gig Pro and Instaworks.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) is the voice of mining in British Columbia, speaking on behalf of operating coal, metal, industrial mineral producers and smelters, as well as advanced development companies in the province. Image: MABC

Teck’s Marcia Smith named 2020 Mining Person of the Year

Smith oversees health and safety, environment, communities, Indigenous Peoples, and more

The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) is the voice of mining in British Columbia, speaking on behalf of operating coal, metal, industrial mineral producers and smelters, as well as advanced development companies in the province. Image: MABC
Smoke and a lack of rain is characterizing mid-summer in Trail and across the province. Smoke was so thick in the Silver City last week that operations were affected at Teck Trail. As well, due to extreme drought, the City of Trail has cut its outdoor water usage at most parks by 50 per cent and is asking property owners to voluntarily do the same. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Wildfire smoke impacts operations at Trail smelter

The oxygen plant at Teck Trail has been shutdown due to thick wildfire smoke

Smoke and a lack of rain is characterizing mid-summer in Trail and across the province. Smoke was so thick in the Silver City last week that operations were affected at Teck Trail. As well, due to extreme drought, the City of Trail has cut its outdoor water usage at most parks by 50 per cent and is asking property owners to voluntarily do the same. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.

West Kootenay tech innovator hosts circular economy conference

Metal Tech Alley welcomed leaders from across the globe to virtually rethink the linear economy

Metal Tech Alley leader Pete Stamper, CEO of KC Recycling, participated in ICE 2021.
Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Image: IndspireFunding.ca

Teck partners with Indspire to support Indigenous students

The focus is students from Indigenous communities in areas where Teck operates.

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Image: IndspireFunding.ca
Teck has reported three separate incidents of ammonia leaks at Trail fertilizer ops this year. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail reports third ammonia leak this year

The company closed Bingay Road temporarily as a precaution

Teck has reported three separate incidents of ammonia leaks at Trail fertilizer ops this year. Photo: Trail Times