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By Contributor on Monday Sep 19 2016

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Teck Trail Operations, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue and the Regional District Kootenay Boundary Emergency Program will be conducting an emergency response exercise. The exercise will be a beneficial training opportunity for emergency response agencies within the region.

During the exercise, access to residential Tadanac along Stoney Creek Road will be...

By Trail Champion on Monday Sep 12 2016

Regional Fire Rescue crews responded to a call-out Sunday night at roughly 8:45 p.m. to lower Casino Road, straight across from Glenmerry.

Deputy regional fire chief Dan Derby said a single vehicle with one occupant had gone over the banks, and crews arrived to assist BC Ambulance Service in extricating the driver.

One woman was transported to hospital with unspecified injuries...

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 06 2016

To The Editor:

A big thank you to members of the Nelson, Castlegar and Trail communities for your generous contributions to support the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I reached out to family, friends and the community and was overwhelmed by how much money was donated to the Ride.

The three communities helped me raise $6490 and contributed to the $7.1 million...

By Contributor on Saturday Jun 04 2016

BC Timber Sales personnel in conjunction with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn Monday (June 6) weather permitting.

Smoke from this prescribed burn will be visible from the communities of Queens Bay, Balfour, Crawford Bay and from the Kootenay Lake ferry. Trained BC Wildfire Service personnel will carefully monitor the fires at all times.


By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 13 2016

On April 13, at just before 2 p.m., there was a hazardous materials spill at the Teck Trail Operations facility, according to Richard Deane, manager, Commercial Services and Public Affairs

“It was a short duration discharge of water containing metals at our operation this afternoon,” Deane said. “It is believed to be the result of a break in a line that carries water from an area...

By Trail Champion editor on Tuesday Mar 29 2016

A calamity of errors that plagued Trail first responders today has thankfully ended with no one harmed or injured, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

Oelke said Search and Rescue had been called out regarding a missing local man (see http://...

By City of Trail on Wednesday Mar 16 2016

Columbia River Skywalk is the name that has been selected for the Pipeline/Pedestrian Bridge that is currently being constructed and will span the Columbia River from Rotary Park (west) to McQuarrie Street (east) in Trail.

The name, submitted by Trail resident Glenn Schneider, was among the 80+ suggestions that were submitted to the City of Trail at the end of 2015. The list...

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 08 2016

Rossland residents are invited to examine draft versions of Rossland’s Life and Environment Action plans and to provide valuable input.

Second-year Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program students prepared the plans.  People can see them at an open house on Monday, March 14 at the Old Fire Hall (2115 Queen Street) in Rossland between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The meeting is an...

By City of Trail on Friday Feb 12 2016

The traffic lanes and pedestrian walkway on the eastbound (downstream) side of the Victoria Street Bridge will be closed from Monday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 29. The closure will accommodate crews from Power Tech Electrical Ltd. who will be installing LED lights as part of the Victoria Street Bridge Lighting Project. The westbound (upstream) side of the bridge will be open for single-...

By Llora McTeer on Monday Dec 21 2015

The City of Trail has finalized the Funding Contribution Agreement for the Pedestrian Pipeline Bridge, with the RDKB contributing $7.2 million toward the total project cost of $15.076 million. According to Councillor Robert Cacchioni, Chair of the RDKB Sewerage Committee, Trail residents will not be looked at to pick up any additional costs for the new bridge.

“There are no increases in...