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By Contributor on Thursday Nov 13 2014

Many are familiar with the saying “the credit union difference”. It will be the acts of our 60 employees that will make that difference, since today is the day that Nelson & District Credit Union will break through the $3 million mark in community giving from its 15 year old Community Investment Program.

Some might call it a coincidence that World Kindness Day falls on the same day...

By City of Trail on Tuesday Oct 28 2014

The City is responding to Mr. Norm Gabana’s Letter to the Editor, Bridge Reports and Statements Differ, that was published in the Trail Times on Oct. 23. Mr. Gabana is the individual who initiated a petition against the City’s Loan Authorization Bylaw 2775 that was advanced to provide the City with authority to borrow up to $4.916 million to construct a pipeline/pedestrian...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 10 2014

The nomination period for municipal elections closed today at 4 p.m., and Trail’s chief electoral officer Michelle McIsaac has released the names of fully four candidates wanted to replace Trail’s retiring leader, Dieter Bogs: Doug Jones, Roger Catalano, Mike Martin and Ian McLeod.

The election will be held Nov. 15.

Incumbent councillors seeking re-election include Eleanor...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 03 2014

A fire yesterday morning outside the old Toxco location (now home to Retriev Technologies) drew 17 firefighters from Trail, four from Warfield and one from Montrose, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue chief Terry Martin.

He said the blaze was quickly controlled, and while crews continue to investigate, the fire doesn’t appear suspicious. He also said it was a clean burn...

By City of Trail on Monday Sep 29 2014

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that Columbia Basin Trust has dedicated $500,000 in grant funding for the proposed Library/Heritage Centre (Riverfront Centre). The facility, estimated at $6.9 million, will be built on the land previously occupied by the Eagles’ building if Trail’s electors vote in favour of the Loan Authorization Bylaw at the upcoming election on November 15th....

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 03 2014

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Kootenay Pass summit east of Salmo (Friday) August 29 as William Richard Wells, aged 57, of Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Wells was the operator of a westbound motorcycle which...

By City of Trail on Friday Jul 04 2014

The City of Trail is one step closer to extending its boundaries into Columbia Gardens (Electoral Area A). As of Wednesday, July 2, the city has officially received support from the property owners in the proposed extended region.  As directed by the province, a letter was sent to all residents who would be impacted by the extension. The city received only one response from a property owner...

By Tayla Scott on Thursday Jun 12 2014

As part of Trail's downtown revitalization plan, the Trail bridge on Highway 3B will have LED lights, both white and coloured, attached to it sometime next year, if all goes according to plan. Trail's Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee is working on raising enough money for the project.

“We contributed $5,000 [on June 10] towards the lighting project that they're working on,”...

By Tayla Scott on Saturday Jun 07 2014

A bedroom was consumed by fire in a house on Topping Street in West Trail this morning.

“At this 2114 Topping Street, it’s a rental unit with a unit on the bottom and a unit on the top. Nobody is occupying the bottom floor but there are two occupants on the top floor,” said Terry Martin, Regional Fire Chief.

“They had left around 10 this morning. One of the occupants came back...

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 29 2014

An accident on Trail's main drag during yesterday's lunchtime rush hour saw one man sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

He said the call came in at 12:14 p.m., indicating a 10-ton truck had been navigating a right-hand turn onto Victoria Street by the Best Western downtown, when it struck a pedestrian.

“The pedestrian was on...

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