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 […]

Striving for Local Change Amid Global Climate Crisis

Taking action at the local level that contributes to knowledge and results through climate-focused projects is at the heart of the fourth annual TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that works to unite the planet in a proactive way. As part of a worldwide effort to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, this free event will […]

National Home Fire Safety Week

The holiday season is a time of joy, of family gatherings, and of celebrating. As we deck the halls light up our homes with decorations and fill it with the smells of the meals we’re sharing, it’s essential to be aware of the increased fire dangers that come with this time of year. National Home […]

Student Housing on Silver King Campus Nears Completion

The buzz of contractors working diligently on the finishing touches at the student housing project on the Silver King Campus is only matched by the buzz of anticipation for what the new units will be bring to Selkirk College learners. Scheduled to be complete and ready for move-in starting early 2024, the 35 units on […]

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