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Mining for Miracles Kicks off 2024 Fundraising Campaign

On January 22, the 2024 Mining for Miracles campaign was launched at the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup conference, with the Honourable David Eby, M.L.A. Premier of British Columbia, in support of the Precision Health Initiative (PHI) at BC Children’s Hospital. In 2023, the campaign had an exceptional year, raising over $2.1 million and […]

Personalized licence plate slogans rejected by ICBC in 2023

DNT HIT, IXLR8, and CRASH1 didn’t make the cut, nor did FRBALL, SO-HIGH, and UNSAFE. These are among approximately 2,600 other personalized licence plate slogans you won’t see on the road in B.C. according to the Insurance Corporation of BC. In 2023, ICBC received 9,500 slogan requests from B.C. drivers looking to add a personalized […]

Chronic Wasting Disease detected in B.C. deer for first time — BCWF

The B.C. Wildlife Branch reports that cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have been confirmed in two deer in the Kootenay region, south of Cranbrook. These are the first known cases of CWD in British Columbia. “We have been watching CWD spread province to province, state to state for at least 20 years, so this […]

Enhanced wildland firefighter recruitment underway

The Province is opening the door for more wildland firefighters with in-depth knowledge of local terrain to join the service. Aligned with feedback from the Premier’s expert task force on emergencies, the improvements to the BC Wildfire Service’s hiring process have resulted in more than 1,000 firefighter applicants, with another three months of hiring to […]

Minister’s statement on lives lost to poisoned drugs in 2023

Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement regarding the BC Coroners Service year-end report on illicit drug toxicity deaths: “Today, as we reflect on the year behind us, our hearts are heavy with the loss of 2,511 people in British Columbia to toxic drugs. Each of these lives was […]

BC Bat Study Requests Homeowners to Report Bats Using Exterior Window Shades and Power Awnings

Bats are getting injured or even squished by roll up blinds and power awnings that provide shade to homes in the summer. The BC Community Bat Program is actively seeking assistance to assess how common this is and address it accordingly. Bats are important wildlife that provide natural insect pest control. “Most people install exterior […]

Trail takes bold steps to end working poverty

The working poor make up a staggering 42 per cent of people living in poverty across Canada. Working poverty is defined as working part or full time yet struggling to meet basic needs such as adequate shelter and food. It’s a complex challenge, and it impacts people in every community. A group of organizations in […]

2024 Christmas Tree Pick-up

On Saturday, Jan. 20, students from J.L. Crowe will pick up Christmas trees at designated locations within each neighbourhood. See the locations listed below or shown on the map at www.trail.ca/TreePickUp/. Students will pass through your area only once, so please ensure your tree is placed at a designated location prior to Saturday, Jan. 20, […]

E-Comm releases list of top nuisance 9-1-1 calls in 2023

Whether you’re waiting on a traffic light, demanding directions home from the Drake concert, or concerned about your lost nose ring, general questions and complaints do not belong on 9-1-1. E-Comm, which handles 99 per cent of B.C.’s 9-1-1 call volume, has released its tenth annual list of nuisance calls. And with an increase of […]

Selkirk College nursing students tackle homelessness/toxic drug use while learning

With end of their formal post-secondary learning fast approaching, students in Selkirk College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program presented a myriad of leadership projects that paint a promising picture for future careers in health care. A mainstay of the Selkirk College academic calendar, 22 students in the second last semester of their four-year program […]