Sheri Regnier

Workers poured the foundation this week as construction rolls along on the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant coming soon to downtown Trail. Business owners at BJT Properties say the new build represents a $2.5M investment, 20 full time jobs, and 25 part-time jobs. Photo: Jim Bailey

Help wanted: Will the labour shortage impact Trail businesses?

For insight, the Trail Times went to job market experts at The Skills Centre

Workers poured the foundation this week as construction rolls along on the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant coming soon to downtown Trail. Business owners at BJT Properties say the new build represents a $2.5M investment, 20 full time jobs, and 25 part-time jobs. Photo: Jim Bailey
Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press

B.C. Seniors Advocate invites participation in residential care survey

British Columbians to participate in the second landmark survey of people in residential care

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Photo: Black Press
The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File

RCMP help rescue neglected pets in Fruitvale

Police says both animals continue to do well in care of shelter staff.

The BC SPCA is conducting a follow up investigation with the owners. Photo: File
West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted

Farm to Friends invests in Kootenay farmers and families

West Kootenay EcoSociety created Farms to Friends during the height of the pandemic in 2020.

West Kootenay EcoSocietys Farms to Friends program continues to support families through the Kootenays by providing local, farm-fresh produce. Photo: Submitted
There are four species of bats that are commonly found in B.C. buildings. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project

BC Annual Bat Count seeks bat roosts and volunteers

The count is easy, fun, and safe, not to mention vital for monitoring bat population.

There are four species of bats that are commonly found in B.C. buildings. Photo: Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project
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Police campaign aims to prevent B.C. seniors falling victim to scams

The Times often receives calls about locals, usually seniors, targeted by a scammer.

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Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB

Ambassador ready to help Kootenay Boundary water users

“WaterSmart Ambassadors have a huge impact on the ground,” says the RDKB’s Gabe Wiebe.

Abbe Teasdale is filling a seasonal role as the RDKB WaterSmart Ambassador. Photo: RDKB
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

Since 2019, WorkSafeBC has slapped Teck Metals with two work site penalties collectively totalling $701,362. Photo: Trail Times
The suspect tripped over his own feet and fell down; which promptly resulted in the Trail RCMP officer arresting him for criminal break, enter and theft. Photo: Max Bender/Unsplash

Trail RCMP arrest klutzy Castlegar thief after he trips up

The suspect attempted to flee but the officer followed him in a marked police vehicle

The suspect tripped over his own feet and fell down; which promptly resulted in the Trail RCMP officer arresting him for criminal break, enter and theft. Photo: Max Bender/Unsplash
Following a night of showcasing all they’ve learned over seven months, the Trail ambassadors’ pageant culminated in the crowning of new royalty; Miss Trail Rannde Wyatt (right) and Miss Trail Princess Esther Lawe. The Trail Times congratulates all the candidates for their remarkable accomplishments. Photo: Trail Ambassador Programme/Facebook

Trail ambassadors shine: Miss Trail and Miss Trail Princess crowned

“The pageant this year really showcased Trail youth at their finest.”

Following a night of showcasing all they’ve learned over seven months, the Trail ambassadors’ pageant culminated in the crowning of new royalty; Miss Trail Rannde Wyatt (right) and Miss Trail Princess Esther Lawe. The Trail Times congratulates all the candidates for their remarkable accomplishments. Photo: Trail Ambassador Programme/Facebook
The month of May marks the beginning of increased traffic on British Columbia roadways and, with more road users, BC Highway Patrol cautions commuters about the potential for an increase in collisions. Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash

Trail RCMP catch driver going 122 clicks in 60 km zone

BC Highway Patrol: May is High Risk Driving month

The month of May marks the beginning of increased traffic on British Columbia roadways and, with more road users, BC Highway Patrol cautions commuters about the potential for an increase in collisions. Photo: CHUTTERSNAP/Unsplash
From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times

Foot traffic changes coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The temporary changes to the hospital’s main corridor are part of ongoing renovations

From May 14 to May 30. all staff, physicians, patients and visitors to KBRH will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Photo: Trail Times
A 33-year old Kelowna man is behind bars after the Trail and Salmo RCMP joined forces to track down the alleged thief of a BMW. Photo: Bastian Pudill/Unsplash

Trail and Salmo RCMP team up to nab alleged car thief from Kelowna

Michael Shimaro-Campbell remains in custody charged with criminal offences in Trail and Salmo.

A 33-year old Kelowna man is behind bars after the Trail and Salmo RCMP joined forces to track down the alleged thief of a BMW. Photo: Bastian Pudill/Unsplash
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Trail senior hurt in alleged assault, woman suspect charged

The alleged assault occurred in downtown Trail Friday at 6 p.m.

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A very large black bear broke into a West Trail house in the early hours of May 8. By the time the bruin retreated, five windows were shattered. Conservation was called. Photo: Submitted

Bears are back: Bruin smashes 5 windows breaking into Trail home

Hungry bear has Trail police are warning locals to stay vigilant with bear smart practices

A very large black bear broke into a West Trail house in the early hours of May 8. By the time the bruin retreated, five windows were shattered. Conservation was called. Photo: Submitted
ICBC has done away licence plate validation decals. Photo: Unsplash

Trail RCMP: No more plate decals, no problem

B.C. motorists have the choice to leave their current decal on their licence plate or remove it.

ICBC has done away licence plate validation decals. Photo: Unsplash
On Saturday, a 12-metre section of retaining wall crumbled onto Daniel Street. Photo: City of Trail

Avoid West Trail street after section of historic rock wall fails

Residents asked to avoid lower Daniel Street after section of wall crumbled to the road on Saturday

On Saturday, a 12-metre section of retaining wall crumbled onto Daniel Street. Photo: City of Trail
Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose. Photo: Phil McLachlan

Trail RCMP officer administers naloxone, helps save a life

Const. Nickel discovered an unconscious man laying on the ground who had stopped breathing.

Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose. Photo: Phil McLachlan
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Heads up Trail commuters, traffic disruption expected Monday

Temporary lane closures on Victoria Street, Monday, May 9 starting at 9 a.m.

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Burnt out red Chevrolet HHR car in downtown Trail. Photo: Trail RCMP

Trail police suspect arson after car goes up in flames

Anyone with information about the arson is asked to call the Trail RCMP at 250.364.2566.

Burnt out red Chevrolet HHR car in downtown Trail. Photo: Trail RCMP